Thursday, June 7, 2018



FEELING: I'm still trying to process that THE Kate Spade is gone for good. Though I never had the honor of meeting her as I wished I would (it was on my bucket list and I really believed it might happen some day!), her tragic death this week feels very personal. She was a source of inspiration for so many of us and played an integral role in helping me define my own personal aesthetic. Kate brought a world of whimsy and life to fashion and she had this effortless way of encouraging us to find what it is that brings us joy in the form of simple objects and color. She was a light that went out too early, and my heart aches for her family. 

THANKFUL FOR: I wasn't sure if I really wanted to divulge this online yet, but after news broke of Kate Spade, and several friends had the courage to be open about their own mental health recently, I thought I'd share that I have my first appointment with a therapist later this month. I'd be remiss if I didn't say that I've thought about canceling it MANY times because the ego gets involved and my issues/fears/internal struggles seem minute compared to others, but when I learned that going to therapy is covered by our insurance and we're finally living in an area with options, I figured it was worth a shot. We all have room for improvement, but I think something happens when you have a child and you want to be able to give them the BEST version of yourself. I still haven't figured out what I want to accomplish by going, but I hope they can offer me some tools to let go of some of my fears along with this innate need to people please and Dorinda the hell out of life by making it nice. I suppose this Steinbeck quote has always hit close to home: "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." There's no better time than now to put that plan into action.   

LISTENING TO: Adam Levine does it again with his latest catchy hit Girl Like You. Are you as obsessed as I am? My sister messaged me last week and begged that I watch the star-studded video immediately and I'm so glad I did. It's brimming with powerful female role models from all walks of life making the single THAT much sweeter.  

WATCHING: If my mom is feeling up for it this weekend, I have every intention of taking her to see the RBG documentary. Have you seen it yet? I've heard that it's a touching and riveting tribute to the controversial and beloved supreme court justice.

EATING: If Summer is grass eating season, then look no further than Pinch of Yum's delightful Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing. Wowzers! I've never been one to get "full" from a salad per se, but this was flavorful and oddly filling. 

READING: Does anyone know if the latest edition of Domino (featuring the wondrous Cleo Wade and that stellar striped wallpaper!!) has hit newsstands yet? I thought it was supposed to be available this week, but I've checked a few stores and can't seem to find it.

THINKING ABOUT: Y'all, Southern Charm is BONKERS! It's trashy and chock-full of drama, but that's what makes it so good. Can I get an amen? That Ashley chick is bananas. Never in a million years would I have predicted that Kathryn would be the poised or sane one in the bunch, but here we are in Hilton Head. Just please don't make me watch T-Rav get a pedicure EVER again. Ew.

LOVING: I got a striped version of Rivet & Thread's Vintage Shrunken Tee at Madewell recently and something tells me I'll be returning for another very soon (preferably the classic white). The cut and fit make it well worth the price tag. I'm impressed! 

Enough about me. How are you feeling today? What are you up to? Thanks for stopping by!! 

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