new love

It's a very rare item in my closet that makes me wish for fall. I typically cling to my favorite sundresses for as long as possible. I often find myself standing in front of my closet in October wondering if I can either (a) stretch my white skirts this far past Labor Day or (b) begin working winter white this early.

However, in New York I bought the Small Gold Lion on Leather Bracelet, in brown, by Alexandra Beth. It's heavier than most of the other bracelets I own and doesn't fit easily in to my jewelry repetoire, especially considering I wear the same two bracelets every day, but I absolutely can't get enough of it. 
I find myself constantly trying to build entire outfits around it, which is challenging since I'm also simultaneously trying to fully embrace the last of my light yellows, seersuckers, and white linens. 

My love for the bracelet is enhanced because the creator, Alexandra Beth, is a recent Emory graduate who is friends with Katie and Emily.  Honestly, what's better than supporting a young artist and busting out of your typical style rutt?

first timer

Last weekend, I was so lucky to venture to New York City with Katie to visit Emily. It was my first trip there and we could not have had a better hostess.

I knew when Emily emailed us beforehand asking us what we like for breakfast, what we like to drink, the itinerary, and a weather update, we were in for a weekend of major Emily-love.

And she certainly exceeded my expecations. She was a wonderful hostess and Katie and I couldn't be more grateful for her hospitality.

We had an amazing weekend of sight seeing (I loved Rockefeller Center the most), walking everywhere (my favorite was Central Park), and enjoying the city to its fullest capacity (particularly via food).

I also loved being in Bryant Park, the past home of fashion week, and I really wish I could try the free Bryant Park yoga sponsored by Lululemon. However, because we weren't there for the free yoga, we enjoyed Happy Hour, which was not free, and didn't provide the same end result, but was equally as fun.

After spending a full weekend with Katie and Emily, I was reminded that they are one of my very favorite best friend pairs and I am so happy they've accepted me into their lives.

They say the next reunion is going to be in Indiana and I can't wait to show them everything Hoosiers have to offer. It will certainly be different than our time in Atlanta and NYC, but I think they're going to love it here too. I'm thinking happy hour at The Friendly might put Bryant Park to shame...