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Wednesday Wants - Spring Colors

Coral Blazer // Scallop Trim Top // Flared Denim // Drop Earrings // Nude Pumps (i have these in 2 colors and am obsessed!)

The Work Look:

This coral blazer is so gorgeous! I love finding work wear that still expresses the season and is bold. This blazer certainly does that. One of my go to styles for a casual friday or a causal business meeting is flared jeans with a blazer. I love the shape of these jeans and the shade of dark blue. Paired with comfortable nude heels and you've got an easy work look! I love the scalloped hem button down shirt as well and just know I would wear it all spring/summer long. This is the sort of 'updated basic' that I think every woman should have in her closet!

The Weekend Look:

I have been swooning over Eliza J dresses lately (did you catch this instagram post?) so I when I saw this dress it was an immediate want. The quality, the attention to detail, everything about Eliza J dresses is fantastic. I love the lace and flared sleeves of this white dress - perfect for a spring or summer weekend. I, like every blogger, have been wanting these Jeffery Campbell perforated wedges for months - and I love how well they go with this dress! The handbag is just too cute and one I definitely want to add to my collection and take to the beach all summer long! 

10 Quotes To Help You Slay Your Work Day

Off The Shoulder Blouse // Similar Pants (check in store for exact) // Laptop Bag // Choker c/o (20% off with the code LegalLee) // Heels 

10 Quotes to Help You Slay Your Work Day:

1) Hustle until your haters ask if you are hiring

2) Mirror mirror on the wall, I will get up after I fall. Whether I run, or walk, or crawl, I will set my goals and achieve them all. 

3) Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect and mirror what you admire.

4) Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will ~ Suzy Kassem
5) Goal: make an income while making an impact

6) Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap and handle it

7) Become the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry (then find someone you actually like) 

8) Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards ~ Tina Fey 

9) No one is you and that is your power

10) The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me ~ Ayn Rand

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World Book Day (My Favorite Books & What I'm Currently Reading)

Happy World Book Day!! (I bet you didn't know that was a day; did you? haha) I learned last week that today was in fact World Book Day and I wanted to celebrate that since I am huge reader / book nerd. To do so, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite books of all time as well as the books that I am currently reading / enjoying. 

My Favorite Books:

1. East of Eden - John Steinbeck 
  If you haven't read East of Eden, seriously drop everything and go read it right now. I definitely do not always like books that are considered classics (do not get me started on my hatred of The Great Gatsby) but East of Eden is an absolute masterpiece. It's a slow start setting the scene but stick with it. East of Eden is essentially a story about decisions - and how our lives end up the way they do. It's examination on free will told through a number of family relationships in two families over generations. One of my favorite passages is the following:

“I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”

2. An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty First Century - Dr. James Orbinski

Fair warning: Emotionally, this book is one of the hardest things i have ever read. It's heartbreaking, but so, so important. The author, Dr. Orbinski, is the former head of Doctors Without Borders. An Imperfect Offering is a memoir of Dr. Orbinski's work, primarily while working in Rwanda in the mid-nineties. I repeat, this book is really upsetting in a lot of ways, but it's also incredibly uplifting in his focus on the human spirit and the kindness in the midst of tragedy. It's also a great look read into the world of modern day humanitarian work and where we need to improve vs. what aspects are working. As someone who started out in international development (I actually got my Master's degree in International Relations and worked for a non-profit before going to law school) I found this book fascinating and inspirational. Dr. Orbinski is one of my personal heroes. 

3. Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
I first read this book in high school and was immediately hooked. I've always loved stories surrounding the French Revolution. A Tale of Two Cities is set in both London and Paris in the years preceding and during the French Revolution. It's a great read that deals with a number of big issues all while providing a fast-paced narrative (especially once we get to mid-revolution France).

4. Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
 This book was a game-changer for me. In 2008 I got out of an 8 year relationship, and was given this book. It helped me gain perspective and see the forest through the trees (so to speak). If you've seen the movie, but not read the book, it's definitely worth a read. The movie actually does quite a good job of covering her story (in my opinion) but you just get so much more depth with her written work. I think every woman should read this book at least once in their life.

5. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

 I had to include this haha. I'm convinced that every child who grew up in the 90's has this on their favorites list. I recently decided to buy the (below) box set just so I could have the whole collection together.

Currently Reading: 

1. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
My mom recommended this to me, and so far it's an incredible read. Author Paul Kalanithi was in his residency on the way to becoming a neurosurgeon when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The book serves as his memoir and a guide for not taking life for granted and appreciating all that life has to offer. 

2. American War - Omar El Akkad 
  I received this book last month and am only a few chapters in so far. So far though I would give it a 9/10. American War is a fictional futuristic story of, you guessed it, war in America. It's set in the 2070's in the American south - which is in the middle of a civil war with the North over, from what i can tell, a refusal to abide by federal government bans on the use of fossil fuels. I love fiction that is 'other worldly' and this is just the right amount of that with a scary amount of 'holy s**t, this could actually happen'. 

3. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI -David Grann
This is sitting on my desk, but I haven't had the chance to open it yet (I want to get through American War first). From the book jacket though, it looks really interesting and I am excited to start it. The book is based on the true story of a series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered. There deaths are wrapped up in issues of the American hunt for oil as well as the creation of the FBI. Interesting stuff.

 4. Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss & Tell - Rob Thomas 
 First things first; if you have never watched the show Veronica Mars you absolutely need to. This is my favorite show of all time. The heroine Veronica, is a bad ass teenage detective who is all kinds of dark and twisty and intelligent. I am obsessed with all things Veronica Mars (I even pledged in money to the Kickstarter that got the feature film made a few years back). I read the first V Mars book by Rob Thomas, but somehow didn't realize that there was a second one! I am trying to savor ever page. If you like strong female leads and mystery / crime solving, this is the book for you. 

Have you read any of these books?? I would love to hear your thoughts if you have! What are your favorite books?

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