Archive | July, 2013

Currently Loving: Milly for Banana Republic (and discount code!)

31 Jul

Okay so I don’t exactly need any more clothes, but the sweet Milly designs currently available at Banana Republic are seriously making me wish I were stateside right about now. I adore all of the colorful pencil skirts and preppy blouses. I’m dreaming of a new work wardrobe coming to my closet in September when I move to Los Angeles…

 

Have you purchased any pieces from the collection? Which is your favorite?

P.S. Today only take 40% off your entire Banana Republic online purchase by using code BRFORTY at checkout!

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Currently Loving: Pret-a-Surf for J.Crew

29 Jul

I’m in love with the chic simplicity of the recent Pret-a-Surf and J.Crew collaboration. I’ve certainly loved living 15 minutes away from the beach for the past 2 months and I’m excited to move to Los Angeles in September where I won’t be too far away either. I would love to get back in to surfing and these darling preppy boy shorts and rash guards would be the perfect accessory for a dip in the Pacific Ocean, no?

 

 

P.S. J.Crew is giving everyone an additional 40% off of final sale merchandise and free shipping on orders over $100 this week, just use code STYLE40 at checkout! Continue reading

FEED U.S.A. for Target

19 Jul

Okay Okay I know I’m a little late to the game on this one (being in the Middle East for 2 months will do that to you) but I am adoring the FEED U.S.A for Target line! FEED U.S.A. is an organization founded and chaired by Lauren Bush Lauren (Lauren Bush married Ralph Lauren’s son… yeah that’s a mouthful) which aims to end world hunger one meal at a time. Each item they sell equates to a certain number of meals provided to impoverished children around the world.  The clothing in my opinion is a little meh, but the housewares are great. I can’t wait until mid-September when I will be decorating my brand new apartment in Los Angeles. I would love to have a few of the pieces from this collection around :)

FEED for Target Scented Jar Candle, $10

FEED for Target Scented Jar Candle

FEED for Target Acrylic Water Bottle, $13

FEED for Target Acrylic Water Bottle

FEED for Target Pie Plate, $15

(I’ve convinced myself that owning this will automatically increase my pie-baking ability.)

FEED for Target Pie Plate

FEED for Target Bakeware – Small 47oz, $17

FEED for Target Bakeware - Small 47oz

FEED for Target Bakeware – Large 155oz, $25

FEED for Target Bakeware - Large 155oz

FEED for Target Throw Blanket 50×60″, $30

FEED for Target Throw Blanket 50x60"

FEED for Target Bike Helmet – Blue Paisley, $35

FEED for Target Bike Helmet - Blue Paisley

What do you think of the most recent Target collaboration? What is your favorite piece from the collection?

Spending Independence Day in the Middle East

18 Jul

Spending the 4th of July in the Middle East definitely left me feeling a bit homesick, especially since I had to go in to work for the entire day. To make things better, two of my friends and I decided to book a 3 day weekend in the resort town of Eilat, on the Red Sea, to celebrate America as best we could. We spent the days tanning by the Red Sea and wandering the gorgeous boardwalk, eating at Israeli staples Aroma, Kakao, Moses, and Mike’s Place. Here are a few snapshots from Independence weekend :)

Flying domestic within Israel on Israir was definitely an experience to say the least

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Eilat is beautiful, but only about 5 minutes away from Jordan and a stone’s throw away from Egypt (pun intended.)

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Wearing my stars and stripes to rep America’s birthday at a Blu4dance, a 2-day electronic dance music festival

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We were right up front for Alesso the first night and managed to catch Armin Van Buuren on night two!

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P.S. Here was my throwback Thursday #tbt for 4th of July. I loved bows since the beginning :)

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Lilly Pulitzer (and Rent the Runway) on Rue La La today!

17 Jul

Lilly Pulitzer gifts are back on Rue La La today, including a few items I haven’t seen included in the flash sale ever before! I’m especially loving…

Lilly Pulitzer “Give Me Some Leg” Set of 4 Koozies ($17.90, originally $24)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Give Me Some Leg' Set of 4 Koozies

Lilly Pulitzer “Chum Bucket” Pen & Notecard Set ($17.90, originally $28)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Chum Bucket' Pen & Notecard Set

Lilly Pulitzer “Nice To See You” Set of 4 9in Melamine Plates ($19.90, originally $30)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Nice To See You' Set of 4 9in Melamine Plates

Lilly Pulitzer “Chum Bucket” Umbrella ($19.90, originally $30)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Chum Bucket' Umbrella

Lilly Pulitzer “Dirty Shirley” Set of 4 Acrylic Wine Glasses ($24.90, originally $40)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Dirty Shirley' Set of 4 Acrylic Wine Glasses

Lilly Pulitzer “Fallin’ in Love” Pen & Notecard Set ($17.90, originally $28)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Fallin' in Love' Pen & Notecard Set

Lilly Pulitzer “Luscious” 19.5in Melamine Party Tray ($19.90, originally $36)

Lilly Pulitzer 'Luscious' 19.5in Melamine Party Tray

As an added bonus, Rent the Runway credits are also up on Rue La La today! For $85 you can get one dress and one accessory, which would be perfect for that upcoming wedding or charity event! For $165, you can get a credit for two dresses and two accessories, which would keep you outfitted in style for both Formal and Semi-Formal, or Christmas and New Year’s! What do you think about these flash sales? Which item is your favorite?

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Tel Aviv Living: Work Hard Play Hard

16 Jul

As June went on I continued loving my film internship as it got more intense and my responsibilities grew. I balanced a hard work week with lots of time dedicated to laying on the beach (only 10 minutes from my apartment) and spending a lot of quality time with new and old friends. Here are a few more of my June highlights:

Watching the Super Moon rise over the Mediterranean Sea

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Hanging out with a fellow Wildcat at a charity fundraiser at Penny’s on the Beach

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Meeting up with some ADPi sisters from across the country for a night out in Tel Aviv

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Celebrating Laila Lavan (White Night) with an all-night adventure through Rabin Square, Rothschild Boulevard, street-side music and dance parties, Polaroid club, and a 6am pizza detour.

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Throwing the diamond in historic Jaffa, the oldest port in the world, before chowing down at Dr.Shakshuka

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What have you been up to so far this summer? Any exciting travel plans coming up?

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First 2 Weeks in Tel Aviv

15 Jul

I spent the first 2 weeks of June settling in to my summer abroad in Tel Aviv. I caught up with old friends and family, spent a few days in Jerusalem, and started my internship at an international film financing company. Here are a few of the adventures I had early in the month:

Experiencing Tel Aviv PRIDE 2013 with thousands of people on Gordon Beach

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Going out to Par Derriere, an amazingly beautiful outdoor wine bar/patio, for my cousin’s birthday

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Learning to seek out the “all you can drink” wine bars with my new roommates

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Walking along Jaffa Port at night, outside Clara nightclub

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Enjoying the Jaffa Wine Festival with a fellow ADPi sister :)

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So far I have had such a fun summer working and getting the experience of living outside of the United States. Did you ever study abroad? Where are you traveling to this summer? Can’t wait to share more of my adventures with you!

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Preppy Monogram iPhone Cases for $9.99!

14 Jul

For 48 hours you can snag one of these adorable monogram cell phone cases from GroopDealz for only $9.99! I have seen a ton of these phone cases on websites recently and they are so adorable, plus you can’t beat the price. I’m not sure whether I would choose polka dots or chevron! Which would you pick?

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Which one is your favorite?

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