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Weekend Update

1. Today I want to share with you all a pair of boots that I love, love so much. I’ve seen these on two other women, and they look so beautiful on them. They’re called the Rhumba, and are made by Aquatalia, a brand for boots that I absolutely adore. I bought my first pair in 2009 and have loved them ever since. They are the most comfortable, beautiful and water resistant boot brand I have ever found.

The sad thing for me? These boots for some reason just don’t fit my particular legs right…they sag a lot at the ankle too much.Β So disappointing for me as I’ve seen this boot look great on so many others. I usually don’t recommend items on this site that haven’t worked out for myself…but I still think that these boots are worth a try for most. Gorgeous, not too long of a shaft, and so comfortable. Even Kate Middleton likes them, come on!

Kate

2. Were any of you in the Greek system (fraternities/sororities) in college? I never joined one, and enough time has passed in my sad old life that the whole system is a distant memory for me. So I found this NY Times article very interesting – the cost of joining the Greek system (sororities in particular), in college. Continue Reading

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Recent Finds: Nordstrom and Target

I recently picked up a few items at both Nordstrom and Target which I’ve really been enjoying – I wanted to share these items before they’re no longer in stores/go back to full price.

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I posted earlier about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going public about a week ago. Since then I’ve both gone to the store and placed a shameful amount of orders. Unfortunately most of the items I tried didn’t end up working out for me and/or were disappointing – apart from my yearly stock up of Zella pants, I only found two items that I thought were really great. Here they are!

First up: Diptyque candles.Β These candles are one of my favorite home indulgences but the prices scare me so I only buy a few a year. Luckily, they last a really long time.

As part of the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom is offering a Diptyque set which includes a wick trimmer and lid with any two candles. The two normally retail for $38 and $22 respectively separately, so it’s a nice value if you’re a Diptyque fan.

Diptyque Candle Trimmer

Diptyque collection

Diptyque “Baies and Figuier” candle set, $120

Note that I actually bought mine in store, so was able to pick out any two candle scents I wanted (the Eucalyptus might get exchanged though – a little too strong, I can smell the camphor through the box). The online set comes with Figuier and Baies, which are two of my favorites. Continue Reading