A Month in the Life

April 6, 2017

What I'm loving this month: Big Little Lies soundtrack, a handbag to make heads turn, #girlboss-es and more. 

Spring is in full swing here in Florida, and although I'm not thrilled about the noticeable rise in temperature, there's been a nice lingering breeze that reminds me we're still months away from the sauna that is a Florida summer. Whether you plan to spend the majority of your time outdoors or indoors, there's plenty to do in April.

Here are some of the things I'm loving and looking forward to this month. 

Before the Nasty Woman, there was the Nasty Gal

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I was introduced to NastyGal early in my college years, and although the fashion line's daring pieces aren't for everyone, the true-life story behind the brand's founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso, is sure to make people from all walks of life cheer (note: I'm referring to her initial climb to the top ... this excludes her current financial battle). Unfamiliar with her former rags to riches story? Pick up her memoir, #GIRLBOSS, and join me in watching the premier of the Netflix series adaptation, starring Britt Robertson as Amoruso, on April 21. 

The Bag That's Garnered a "Cult" Following

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Not many brands leave a lasting impression quite like Cult Gaia. Its structured, almost architectural handbags are guaranteed to make people look twice. After seeing the Gaia's Ark - Natural clutch pop up on my Instagram feed numerous times (Sazan Hendrix, above, and Cupcakes and Cashmere seem to be big fans) I realized I need to get my hands on one. I plan to pair this with a breezy dress and mules, and hope to eventually add more of the brand's bags to my collection. 

How to Fill The Big [Little Lies] Gap in Your Life

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I was one of the many people who looked forward to HBO's miniseries Big Little Lies every Sunday night for the past couple months, and now that it's over, I'm left shaken (that finale!) and desperately wanting more. Perhaps the thing I missed most after the show ended was simply hearing the theme song at the beginning of each episode and the perfectly curated soundtrack as a whole (seriously, I've never heard a better mix of folk, rock and soul). Luckily, there are already plenty of playlists on Spotify to fill the void. Here's one I'm currently playing on repeat. I'm hooked on the theme, "Cold Little Heart" by Michael Kiwanuka, "River" by Leon Bridges and "Victim of Love" by Charles Bradley.    

Career Advice from Fashion's Top Media Maven? Yes, Please. 

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The second after one of my colleagues suggested I read this book, I was ordering it and eagerly awaiting its arrival. I work in public relations, so fashion PR pro Aliza Licht's name is one I was already fairly familiar with ... but the internship, career and social media advice in her book, Leave Your Mark, is incredibly useful for college students and young professionals in all industries. Read it and get. that. promotion.

 Easter Treats, Baskets and Brunch, Oh My

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I've said it once, and I'll probably say it a million times more: I live for holidays. With Easter coming up in just over a week, I'm looking forward to making some "grown-up" Easter Baskets for my sister and best friends, whipping up a delicious Easter brunch, and making sweet treats, like the beautiful Spring Cupcakes with Sugar Flowers, above, for the kids in the family ... and myself, of course. Sugar has no age.  

Give Your Morning a Makeover 

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I recently read an article on the Huffington Post listing 6 ways to finally become a morning person. I've read several articles along these lines in the past, but this one was my favorite, mainly because it included the brilliant idea of writing a morning "To-Do" list the night before and setting a morning goal. I've been struggling to get out of bed with enough time to enjoy my mornings, and I'm hoping this method helps change that.

What are you loving and looking forward to this month?

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