writing in red lipstick.

22 before 23


Hi Friends! Yesterday was my birthday (which is also Kevin Spacey Day), and I had a laid back day hanging out with my parents. I've got a lot planned over the next few days, and I can't wait to celebrate with some of my very best friends next week!

So many fun things came along with 21! I went to Nashville, I saw some great friends get married, met a ton of amazing people, and I hope 22 is even better! Here are some things I'd like to accomplish in the next year:

1. Graduate!
2. Visit at least one Virginia winery.
3. Read a classic novel (any suggestions?)
4. Climb a mountain.
5. Learn some new photography tricks.
6. Take a trip to NYC.
7. Get a tattoo.
8. Splurge a little.
9. Double my savings.
10. Debut some cool new products over at Red Lip Collective.
11. Spend some quality time with my girls.
12. Take a trip to Philadelphia.
13. Up my outfit post game.
14. Discover a foolproof skincare routine (any cruelty-free faves?)
15. Finish the KonMari method once and for all.
16. Go on at least 5 hiking trips. Bonus points if there's a waterfall.
17. Visit at least one Virginia, DC, or Maryland brewery.
18. Spend some time in Richmond, VA.
19. Go to the beach.
20. Find a signature perfume.
21. Take a trip to California.
22. Take some time to unplug, unwind, and enjoy!

Photo by Elisa Prato.


What are you hoping to accomplish by your next birthday?

Seven Things


1. My birthday is next week, and I'm planning to throw a roaring twenties themed dinner party for my friends. I can't wait to see everyone, dress up all fancy, and eat some delicious food! What are your favorite dinner party dishes?

2. Here's a helpful list of 11 houseplants that are hard to kill. One of each please! I've been wanting a snake plant forever.

3. I've been looking for a subscription box that sells ethical, handmade items, and I think I've found one with GlobeIn! I'm loving the beautiful handwoven baskets, and each month there's a new theme. I'm definitely considering signing up!

4. On my honor, I will try, this delicious looking Samoas Cookie Pie! I'm sure I could find a way to make it dairy free. Definitely on my to-make list! My inner Girl Scout is so excited.

5. I'm loving this necklace, and I heard that Kendra Scott offers a piece of jewelry at 50% in store during your birthday month. I might have to take them up on that offer!

6. This color quiz is more in-depth than other quizzes I've found! I'm Medium Red-Violet, which sounds pretty dang accurate to me!

7. These 14 psychology tricks are cool, but also pretty weird! I wonder how many I'd fall for!

What are you loving lately?

#BloggerScene Cocktail Party at The Embassy Row

Last night I headed to Dupont with Kate from Lucky Bandit to meet up with a bunch of other bloggers at the Blogger Scene summer cocktail party at The Embassy Row Hotel.

The party took place up on the rooftop pool deck, where we enjoyed cocktails (I got a delicious coconut mojito) chatted with some lovely ladies, took tons of photos, and heard from some seasoned bloggers on the panel.

The roof area was awesome, with views overlooking the entire downtown area. It was really stunning around sunset, and I think the photos turned out pretty great! Outfit details: top | jeans | wedges

A super special bonus, we each got to take home a piece from the Kendra Scott Fall 2016 collection! I got the Kenny Ring with granite and gold hardware, which I think is so pretty!

Have you ever been to a blogger meetup?

Lust List // July

Ever have that moment when you forget what season it is? That's basically me every day. I was born in the summer, but I have no idea how to deal with the heat. I own almost no summer clothes, so I'm melting practically every day of my life. It would only be natural for me to put a pleather jacket on my July wishlist. Don't judge, I'm an autumn soul, okay?!

Here are a few things on my list at the moment:


What are you wishing for lately?