Of the moment // 9.25.15

September 25, 2015 in Of the Moment

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend! Fall flowers In San Francisco  It’s officially fall! Growing up in California, fall was less of a season and more of a mere moment between a long, hot, dry summer and a rainy winter. But I’ve fallen in love with fall in New York City: the dramatic changing colors of the leaves, the crisp blue skies, a reason for wool sweaters, skinny jeans and leather boots. It’s perfect biking weather and perfect Central Park strolling weather and perfect sit in a sunny cafe and drink a latte weather every single day. It’s the most wonderful interlude between the crushing humidity of summer and the will-it-ever-stop-snowing depression of winter. And I am so happy it’s here!

Aloha Collection bags Aloha Collection bags Knick-knacks

One thing that constantly annoys me is wanting to spend all of my last day on a trip on the beach–and then having to deal with a wet bathing suit in my suitcase, or scrambling to find a plastic bag to squeeze it in. So! I recently discovered the Aloha Collection–invented to solve this very problem–and tried the small pouch out on my trip back to California, and I am SOLD. It’s super multi-functional–you could use it as a makeup bag, or even a casual clutch, and it packs totally flat–and it’s super cute!Christine Amorose in Kookai bike print dress  Christine Amorose in Kookai bike print dress

Looks

I bought this dress when I was 18, on my first trip to Italy after my freshman year of college. It’s a classic wrap covered in tiny bicycles in the most flattering shade of slate blue: at 120 Euros in 2008, it was a big splurge, but it was my go-to “nice” dress throughout college. When I moved to France after graduation, I sold or gave away basically all of my clothes–and my friend Kate called dibs on the bike dress. When she got sick of it a few years later, it went to my friend Jenna (who was actually in Italy with me when I bought it!). And this summer, Jenna said she was ready to pass it on again. Almost 10 years later: it’s still in great shape, still stylish, still incredibly flattering–I get compliments on it every time I wear it! Perhaps the best 120 Euros I’ve ever spent?Amazon Kindle and Bensimon sneakers

Reads

Remember back when I was completely obsessed with The Pillars of the Earth trilogy? Well, I’ve moved onto the next of Ken Follet’s historical eras: Fall of Giants follows a variety of love stories, class struggles, moral dilemmas and feminist issues during World War 1. IT IS SO GOOD. I have nothing else to say other than everyone should read it immediately.Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, California

Words

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin

This weekend, I’m packing up my apartment–we move next week! I’m actually excited to try out Bin-It instead of buying a million cardboard boxes. I’m also squeezing in a Saturday morning yoga and coffee date with one friend, and Sunday night yoga and wine with another. 

  • Happy moving weekend! Moving in with a bf is actually really fun, despite all of the serious convos about adulthood. Also, yes, that bike dress is adorable!

  • Have a fabulous weekend!! Love the dress!

  • jennaebert

    Long live the bike dress :) also Fall of Giants is on hold for me at the library! I’m midway through the nightingale, and will run to pick up Fall of Giants. Cant wait for good reads this fall!! xx

  • I love that quote! Happy Friday!

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  • Anđela Ćenan

    I love the dress story!!! :) aaaa, fall in NYC, now that’s something I’d definitely want to experience one day. Fall anywhere, actually! :) Also, I’m so excited about your move! I hope we get to see some decoration tips/photos, I’m a huge fan of interior design. I hope it doesn’t get too stressful, have a great week!

  • camorose

    Thank you! The bike dress is totes my favorite. And we are officially moving tomorrow, all packed up!

  • camorose

    Thank you! It’s one of my faves!

  • camorose

    Hooray hooray! Such good reads!

  • camorose

    Thanks! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • camorose

    Haha yes! I hope so although I’m already feeling like not much of an interior designer–there are just so many choices! And September/October is the BEST time to visit NYC–keep that in mind :)

  • jennaebert

    somehow i didnt know till i got it that it is GIANT!!

  • Anđela Ćenan

    will do! :) haha, yes – too many choices! Good luck!!

  • camorose

    Haha yes it is HUGE! Def a reason why I prefer all of Ken Follet’s on Kindle!

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