J.Crew Factory has a 50% off everything sale going on today. There’s not a ton that caught my eye, but these double-serge cotton pencil skirts ($37.50 from $75) are perfect for summer work wardrobes. They’re also available in black and red.

P.S. This weekend tote with gold stripes is adorable too. It’s $34 from $68. 

I ordered the mint skirt above and the suit below after a whole afternoon of debate. For some reason I hate spending money lately. I’m worried about myself.

(Reblogged from jaclynday)

So I finally got up enough courage to end things with D last night. In all honesty, they’ve basically been over for awhile, I just didn’t want to admit it. I guess the conversation went as well as one of those things can go. I think there’s still feelings there on both sides, but sometimes things just don’t work out. 

I had agreed to go on a date with this guy from Tinder tonight (love/hate relationship with that app) a few days back. About 10 minutes after I said yes the thought of having to “date” again sent me into a slight panic attack. I hate awkward situations and knew the easiest way out of it was just to not reach out about time and place and go MIA. But, I decided that was lame and shallow so I told the guy the truth and apologized for being flaky. Turns out he was in a similar situation, totally understood and even gave me a little pep talk about how things will get easier. I guess being an adult pays off sometimes. 

So earlier the-enc-diaries and her Ja Rule “Best of Me” reference got me thinking about my favorite warm weather/windows down song and this was the obvious choice. I’m aware it makes me suuuuuper old to admit this came out the summer after I graduated high school, but I love it.

(Source: Spotify)



For any Southern Charm watchers - the true star of the show got married this weekend!
(via 'Southern Charm' Star Cameran Eubanks Gets Married: Friend and Co-Star Danni Baird Confirms on Twitter, PHOTO : The Eye : Fashion & Style)

In BIGGER NEWS: T-Rav & Kathryn had a baby on March 24th.

Embarrassed to admit I watched this show, but I loved every stinkin episode.

(Reblogged from yallhush)

Facebook seriously knows nothing about me.

At some point, I promise I’ll write some “life is great sunshine flowers rainbows” post, but not today…

I sent my boss an email yesterday asking if I could work from home. I’ve been dodging People’s Gas for the last 6 weeks and figured it was finally time to let them come check my meter or whatever they need to do. At 9 am this morning I still hadn’t heard back from her so I hop in a cab to dash into the office. Halfway there she finally responds and says it’s totally fine to work from home. I mean, this is why we have access to email outside the office, right? I guess the bright side is that I didn’t actually make it all the way to the office.

On the subject gas bills, I have my own account with People’s Gas which obviously has not been the most fun bill ever the last couple months. I also have a gas charge added on to my rent each month along with a water and trash charge that supposedly covers shared services for all the units in my building. This month my “extra gas charge” was $200. I was pissed to say the least. Apparently I’m paying for gas twice and the real crappy part is that no one in my building has control over how much heat our radiators put out (the glories of old buildings). Even during this miserable winter, it wasn’t uncommon for me and the other 4 units in my building to have our windows open. I called the leasing company that owns my building and, of course, the landlord is the nicest, sweetest lady ever so any hopes I had of being mean, firm about getting that charge dropped went out the window. 

Grrr….we’ll just blame this rant on it being a cold Monday in April 

Based on the noise outside, I could either live blog a break-up or give a comedian lottttts of great material on “drunk girl” mannerisms. Makes me glad I called it an early night.

While on the subject of dating (and how much it sucks), I guess I should mention that I’m trying the whole thing out again. Or, at least attempting to do so.

D and I had a little heart-to-heart about a month ago and both agreed that we rushed into things pretty quickly and needed to maybe back it up a bit. Honestly, I agreed to do so because I thought that was better than losing him altogether. I still have that gut feeling that there’s something different about him than any guy I’ve dated before and can’t quite let go of that yet, but I also know that just sitting around and waiting/hoping things will work themselves out is pretty pathetic. 

I’ve been avoiding friends/family/everyone for the past month because I just haven’t wanted to talk about it, but I guess it’s time to quit avoiding the subject. Plus, sitting around my apartment crying is getting old.

Annnnd I just realized how loser-ific this all sounds…

  • Guy I went out with twice last fall via FB last night: you know, if I had known I would never have seen you again, I would have tried to sleep with you that second night
  • just liked you and wasn't in a rush
  • Same guy this morning: Hey. Sorry for saying that last night. Had had a few cocktails. Hope you are doing well!
  • Mind you, this is a 35 year old man. I knew there was a reason I never spoke to him again after that second date...


"I worked at the same cafe for 28 years, but it just went out of business, so I had to find new work. Before it was like I had a family. I saw the same people every day. But now I just have a job. One day you lose something, and you say: ‘Oh my God. I was happy. And I didn’t even know it.’"

 ”One day you lose something, and you say: ‘Oh my God. I was happy. And I didn’t even know it.’”

(Reblogged from humansofnewyork)