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Treat Yo’Self! ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale


It’s that time of year again you guys–ShopBop’s famous Friends & Family Sale is here!

ShopBop is known for having an amazing selection of luxury clothing and accessories from both exciting new designers and covetable classics. It’s my absolute favorite site to window shop and during the Friends & Family Sale I actually feel comfortable to treat myself to a little something… I may have just upgraded my old-ass, button-less Target peacoat to this beauty from Madewell. No regrets! Tom and Donna would be proud.


I have so little regret that I feel no shame in using lovable Parks and Rec GIFs to convince you to join my indulgent shopping spree. Come on, you know that Rebecca Minkoff bag has been on your wish list for too long…

All gushing and gross consumerism aside, there is a catch. Number one: this sale is SUPER fast. You have until October 15 at 11:59 PM PT to make your discounted purchase. Number two: some brands are excluded from the this sale, including Kate Spade New York, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Tory Burch BUT it includes tons of my faves like the aforementioned Rebecca Minkoff, Madewell, Free People, Wildfox, Michael Kors, Mara Hoffman, and tons more! See this page for all the specifics.


I already treated myself to one of my wish list items, but here’s a little collection of other super cute goodies I love and wish I could take home from the ShopBop Friends & Family Sale.


BLK DNM Leather Jacket
House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Pendant Necklace
Paul & Joe Sister Ella Rose Richards Fifi Dress
Jeffrey Campbell Ferguson Booties
Elizabeth and James Cynnie Belt Bag
Mason by Michelle Mason Pleated Iridescent Skirt
Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote
endless rose Polka Dot Combo Sweater

Use the code INTHEFAM25 to get your 25% off! Happy shopping! xo

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FF46: Fall Favorites from ShopBop



Ganni Angela Leather Biker Jacket
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Free People Sophie’s Midi Tee Dress
Michael Kors Jet Set Cross Body Bag
Jill Stuart Zoe Suede Skirt
Jeffrey Campbell Nuestra Suede Booties
Free People With Love From India Dress
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Low Pumps
Madewell City Grid Coat

When the seasons change, shopping for fun, new clothing and accessories is an irresistible pastime of mine. Let’s be real–there’s no place more fun for window shopping than ShopBop. I love to peruse their new arrivals just to see what’s trending and discover new designers.

This is like a little collection of my favorite things to wear right now. Leather jackets, textured grays, flowy little dresses, shades of pink and cream, cross body bags, boots… I could sing Julie Andrews style about my favorite things!

Disclaimer: This post uses affiliate links to some specifically pictured items that I own and love. Clicking on or purchasing via an affiliate link may result in commissions for this site.

FF45: 6 Favorite Podcasts

friday-favorites-header Happy Friday! Podcasts and audiobooks are perfect to listen to while I work, so over the past few years I’ve become an enthusiastic subscriber. I’m an avid NPR listener and love radio classics like This American Life and Radiolab. I was thrilled when TAL announced Serial and even more thrilled when it blew up like it did. We’re experiencing this amazing surge of quality radio/podcast content and I can’t get enough! Here’s six of my current faves. Make sure to share your favorites in the comments! xo julie-klausner-podcast

1. How Was Your Week? with Julie Klausner
Julie Klausner is a comedy writer who’s starring in Difficult People, a comedy series debuting on Hulu in August. She wrote the show and is starring with Billy Eichner. Amy Poehler is producing a la Broad City and I am STOKED. Her sense of humor almost perfectly mirrors my own and I devour every word of every pop culture focused rant she shares on her formerly weekly comedy podcast, How Was Your Week? She’s a proud cat lady, Real Housewives enthusiast, music nerd, and feminist. Listening to her show feels like hanging out with the BFF I always wish I had!

In addition to her hilarious monologues, Julie interviews celebs and her friends in the comedy/entertainment world. She brings out the fun in whoever she speaks with and I learn something new about each person.

Some favorite episodes: Ep. 182: Joan Rivers | Ep. 188: The Cast of Advanced Style | Ep.140: Camille Paglia


2. StartUp
Last year, Alex Blumberg saw a need for producing more high quality podcasts. He left his job at NPR’s Planet Money to start his own media company, Gimlet. He decided to chronicle the ins-and-outs of starting his own business in real time. He shares the details that no one talks about like money, investors, the strain on your friends and family, and finding business partners. I love the honesty, candid exchanges, and surprising details that Alex and his team share.

The second season that’s currently airing follows another start up company–Dating Ring, an online matchmaking service. I love this season even more than the first because it shares the additional struggles that an all-women team face. Plus, matchmaking, online dating and the sociology behind it is fascinating to me. I can’t wait to hear the latest juicy news every week!

Some favorite episodes: Ep. 1.1: How Not to Pitch a Billionaire | Ep. 1.2: Is Podcasting the Future or the Past? | Ep 2.1: Origin Story | Ep. 2.5: Playing With Matches


3. Reply All
Reply All was the first podcast produced by the aforementioned Gimlet Media. You’ll think I’m being paid by them after this post because I’m raving about their shows so much but they’re doing such great work! Reply All is a show about the internet. Stories of weird new apps, public shaming, Craigslist, relationships in the internet age, fandom craziness, and even instagram famous dogs. Hearing smart, funny people discuss these topics in a way that doesn’t make me want to slam my head into my keyboard is so refreshing.

Some favorite episodes: Ep. 2: The Secret, Gruesome Internet for Doctors | Ep. 5: Jennicam|
Ep. 6: This Proves Everything | Ep. 15: I’ve Killed People and I Have Hostages | Ep. 18: Silence and Respect


4. RuPaul: What’s the Tee? with Michelle Visage
If you know me at all, you know that RuPaul is my personal diety. Not only is he a fabulous performer, but he’s just so wise and full of motivational advice–seriously! If you haven’t heard him talk about spirituality and conquering your inner saboteur, you need to get on that shit.

What’s The Tee? is basically my dream. Every two weeks I get to spend an hour hanging out with RuPaul and his BFF Michelle Visage. They discuss everything from Drag Race, hair and make-up tips, and pop music to finding your tribe and living your best life. Trust me, you need this in your life.

Some favorite episodes: Ep. 15: Bareback Betty | Ep. 16: Uncle Tom with Leah Remini | Ep. 18: Blame It on the Lupus with Kristen Johnston | Ep. 27: The Traffic Dummy with Wendi McLendon-Covey


5. Your Dreams My Nightmares
Your Dreams My Nightmares is my favorite illustration/design podcast. Illustrator Sam Weber does long, personal one-on-one interviews with some of the most exciting contemporary commercial artists working today. I love the honest discussions on art schools, freelance life, and the politics of commercial art. He hasn’t been updating much lately, but if you’re interested in these topics, this show is a must-listen.

Some favorite episdoes: Ep. 95: Internet Famous with Leah Goren, Walter Green and Josh Cochran | Ep. 34: Kali Ciesemier and Sam Bosma | Ep. 14: SooJin Buzelli


6. Mystery Show
Gimlet’s newest podcast is Mystery Show, hosted by the adorable Starlee Kine who you may recognize from This American Life–always a good sign. Listen along as Starlee solves people’s tiny mysteries. The only requirement is that they can’t be solved just by googling. What ever happened to the video store that closed mysteriously the day after I rented a movie? What was possibly the motivation for getting a vanity license plate that says “I LUV 911”? Who’s the owner of this personalized belt buckle I found in the gutter when I was a kid? This show is human interest as its best and I’m hooked already.

Some favorite episodes: Case #2: Britney | Case #3: Belt Buckle

FF44: Ban.Do’s Party House











Photos courtesy Emily Henderson, Kelsey TuckerRefinery29 photographer Tessa Neustadt.

One of my favorite interior designers/bloggers, Emily Henderson, shared a recent project this week: the grand and glittery remodel of Ban.Do‘s studio house in L.A. I’ve been able to think about little else this week!

I’m obsessed with every tiny detail of this place–the glitter wallpaper, neon signs, bright pops of color around every corner, custom plexi-glass inspiration boards, and the surprising flea market rug in Jen’s office that somehow works just right. White peg boards are my favorite part of my own craft show display and’s use of them for product display is super inspiring! I can only hope to channel half the girl-focused fun that these ladies do in both my work and home space. Goals!

FF43: Lazy Oaf




Lazy Oaf is a graphic, print-focused label and storefront from London that just makes me yell “YES!” every time they add a new design to their online shop. Every piece is playful, silly, and edgy. I love the over-sized, cropped shapes in their styles.





Lazy Oaf frequently collaborates with illustrators and designers, making the quirkiest prints that just melt my heart. I’m instantly won over by any use of goofy animals and swear words. :)




I own one Lazy Oaf dress and it’s one of my closet favorites. It’s casual, happy, and SUPER comfortable. I’d own that oversized baby-doll dress in every print possible if I could! I just snagged another on ebay this week (Lazy Oaf is the only brand whose ebay alert hasn’t been canceled to stop me from over-shopping lol) and I’ve been rushing to my doorstep every day in vain, anxiously awaiting its arrival. Happy birthday to me, from me! ;)


Don’t forget that I’ll be at Macy’s at West County Center tomorrow at 2pm for a fun spring fashion event! Join me and host Courtney Kerr for a runway show celebrating spring fashion and vacation style, mini makeovers, music, and personalized Macy’s garment bags if you spend $75 or more (while supplies last).

FF42: Samantha Pleet & UO


The Park Romper

I’m always excited to see what Samantha Pleet is up to each season. I’ve been an admirer of her dreamy, minimal, feminine designs for years. She makes dresses and separates that feel just cute and quirky enough to give me heart eyes, but always channel this too-cool woodland boho fairy vibe that makes me question if I’m cool enough to pull them off.


samantha-pleet-urban-outfitters-dress-mermaidensThe Scout Dress modeled by Rebecca of The Clothes Horse and Kailey of Mermaidens

Pieces from Samantha’s latest collaboration with Urban Outfitters have been popping up on some of my favorite style blogs and I’m loving how quintessentially Samantha Pleet they feel! The signature twists around the waists, scallops, and matching sets are adorable and immediately recognizable. I’ll definitely be camping out near the racks at my local store to try and snag a piece!

samantha-pleet-urban-outfitters-dressThe Tabernacle Dress

samantha-pleet-urban-outfitters-denim-cropDenim Shell Tank and Peach Shorts

samantha-pleet-urban-outfitters-swimsuitTabernacle One-Piece Swimsuit

samantha-pleet-urban-outfitters-scallopsPetal Tank Top and Shorts

Disclaimer: This post uses affiliate links to some specifically pictured items that I love. Clicking on or purchasing via an affiliate link may result in commissions for this site.

FF41: Aidy Bryant x Dusen Dusen Home










This week Design*Sponge announced a collaboration between perfect angel baby, Aidy Bryant and Dusen Dusen for their first home collection, debuting Fall 2015. I had hearts in my eyes immediately and want to share this news with the world!

I’m obsessed with Aidy. Not only is she hilarious and charming on SNL every week (I legitimately listened to Back Home Baller at least once daily for two weeks after it came out) but she has adorable personal style. Her instagram is my happy place.

Dusen Dusen is also a big crush of mine. I love their fun color palettes, simple shapes, and whimsical patterns. Everything they make feels so fresh and fun. I often feel such serious, melancholy vibes with high end brands, but Dusen Dusen girls look so carefree. They definitely have an easy-going attitude and a sense of humor. Like, “I care about looking cute, but don’t take fashion so seriously, man!” No pretension.

I’ve mentioned that I’m so into interior design inspiration lately so this pairing is my dream come true. They suit each other so perfectly! Now if only I could afford any of it! Haha.

Photographs by Brian W. Ferry, via Design*Sponge

FF40: Wish I Was Wearing



1. Jeffrey Campbell Cut-Out Booties // 2. Ashlyn Fluffy Knit Skirt + Shirt
3. Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel // 4. Denim Pencil Skirt // 5. Madewell Bucket Bag
6. Lazy Oaf Oversized Shirt // 7. Miu Miu Patent Leather Slippers
8. Wildfox Oversized Sweatshirt // 9. Lazy Oaf Oversized Cropped Sweatshirt
10. Hue Fleece Lined Leggings // 11. Nishe Skater Dress // 12. Plastic Cat Eye Sunglasses

I’ve been trying to utilize my Pinterest more lately. It’s a fun tool, but I often just forget about it. There’s a lot of content to wade through! Since I’ve been so into interior design inspiration, Pinterest has become more practical. I started a “Wish I Was Wearing” board last week and enjoy pinning new favorites every few days. Seeing them all laid out together looks so pretty and gives me a clearer image of where my tastes are, too!

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FF39: Vogue Footwear



1. Geared Up Boot
2. Lady Is A Vamp Flats in Light Pink
3. Looking Sharp Flats
4. Black Magic Lady Boots
5. Gone Fishin’ Sandals
6. Clever Edge Heels
7. Lady Is A Vamp Flats in Black

I was introduced to the fine folks of Vogue Footwear at one of ALIVE’s blogger events. They really made an impression on me with their interesting silhouettes and edgy materials. I’m proud that such a cool brand is headquartered locally! You can really tell that they’re interested in making fresh and interesting styles. Those Geared Up Boots and pink sparkly flats are incredible!

Disclaimer: This is the first of two blog posts in collaboration with Vogue Footwear. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience.




1. Kate Spade Amara/S Jaz Sunglasses $199.00
2. Geek V.O. 2 Red Glasses $80.00
3. Kate Spade Demi/F FB1 Havana/Teal Glasses $199.00
4. U.S. Eyewear Scholar Series Boston Green Glasses $30.00 $15.00!
5. Geek 201 Black/Silver Glasses $80.00
6. Heart-Shaped Sunglasses with Mirror Coated Lenses $15.00
7. Leopard Cateye Glasses $19.99
8. Suzanne Midnight Tortoise Sunglasses $30.00
9. Modern Optical Harper Blue/Purple Glasses $40.00
10. Academic P2031 Leopard Glasses $28.99

I was recently contacted by to see if I’d be interested in sharing their products with you. We all know I have a serious thing for discount glasses and I’m obsessed with hunting for the perfect pairs online. After checking them out, I said yes pretty immediately!

Eyeglass Discounter has been operating as a family owned and operated business since 1982. They have a fantastic inventory of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses including frames from Kate Spade, Ray-Ban, and Tiffany & Co. I love how easy it is to use their drop-down menus to select your prescription, anti-reflective options, lens materials, and more–it makes it easy to track how expensive your glasses will end up being. That’s sometimes a nasty surprise for me after entering my strong prescription!

It was easy for me to pick 10 of my favorite designs! I looove all the colors that are available. They have a great sampling of basically any shade you might want.

They’ve been a great brand to interact and work with! If that’s any indication of their level of customer service, I expect nothing but friendly helpfulness when ordering your frames or sunglasses.

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