three one piece bathing suits

Confession: I hate bikinis. Any time I've managed to work up the courage to wear one, I live in constant fear of it flying off every time I cannonball into the pool (because, you know, that's all I do at the pool.) 
I've always loved a one piece, and I'm really glad it's not as hard to find ones that look less like your Grandma's swimsuit, and more hip. This summer I've made it a personal goal to get a tan, and thus began my search for the perfect swimsuit. Here are three I really love.




2. V-Neck Swimsuit

ZARA - $23



i'm officially a nyc dog walker

Recently I've been walking dogs here in NYC - and I'm seriously in love. Although I also am in love with my "big girl" job here, I can't stop daydreaming about becoming a full time dog walker. It pays well, and I honestly could see myself looking like this with no problem at all. Here are the past two cuties who stole my heart:

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This guy was 15 years old and literally the biggest cuddler.

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This is Ray Charles (seriously!) who was found blind with his ears cropped too short. While he's completely blind, he was insanely smart and well behaved.


PS - since becoming a dog walker, I have spend no less than a million hours online looking for my own pup. I'm officially on two waiting lists for one! Eeeeeek! 

a trip to rva

Last week Patrick and I boarded a very tiny plane and headed down to ole' Richmond Va. This was his first trip home in almost a year, so we were pretty excited to see friends and be in one of our favorite cities. 

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We had an amazing Best Cafe reunion for the VMFA Happy Hour. I can't tell you how many hours I've spend in this museum, how much I love it, yet how glad I am to NOT work there anymore. 

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Richmond really does hold such a special place in my heart. It's home to me (although I didn't grow up there, I only lived there for five years actually) but I can't describe how much I love that city or the people who are in it. I moved there the day after I graduated high school and never looked back.

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We spent time doing the following things: eating, drinking and that's it. I honestly don't think I've ever had so much food in that amount of time, or drank as much. I just crave the food in RVA - it's crazy. I know NYC supposedly has the best food in the world, but it's seriously either 1. too expensive or 2. hard to find. In Richmond, almost everything around you is incredible. 

Oh, and I bleached my hair. My friend Megan is a hairstylist and I literally walked in and said, "I want the exact cut and color as yours." So, we're #twinning again.


It felt so good to be in a beautiful, clean, cheap (!) and familiar city again. Going home was instant comfort - everywhere we went, we'd see our friends. It's funny how the first few days we were home, we were thinking "life is so easy here, everything is so nice!" but by the time our trip ended, we were so excited to get home to NYC. It felt really strange to call NYC home, but at the same time so good. We officially have a new normal.