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Women I Admire

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I was chatting with a girlfriend last night and we got on the topic of women we admire and why. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. We spend so much time as young women (hopefully not just me!) thinking if we were only thinner or more successful or more “fill in the blank” we’d be happier, but our energy seems misplaced. When I think of the women I most admire it’s never for surface reasons — it’s because they’re kind, they’re intelligent, they make me laugh till my cheeks hurt, or they inspire me creatively. I think of my Aunt Shaun and her sparkling sense of humor. My grandmother Rita and her countless years of volunteer work. I think of Joan Didion’s powerful prose, Maira Kalman’s witty paintings, Jackie Kennedy’s poise under devastating circumstances, Diana Vreeland’s spectacular imagination, Maya Angelou’s awe-inspiring strength… I’ve never once given thought to the size of their waists or their numerical successes — why do I so often focus on my own?

I thought it might be interesting to do a group brainstorm — I’d love to hear, who are women you admire and why? If your responses are anything like your book recommendations, we are all in for a treat.

(pictured: Frida Kahlo)

 

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Amen, sister.

katie-armour-the-neo-tradThe cute t-shirt above made me smile. I’m currently in California hanging with my fam and I think I’ll order one for hitting the tennis court with my pops. Just the motivation I needed!

1. Beyonce T-shirt (truth.) // 2. Sports Bra (stock up on them in bright colors at Target) // 3. Gold Ear Buds (it’s the little things…) // 4. Nike Sneaks (just ordered these — excited is an understatement) // 5. Nike Running Shorts (classic) // 6. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (sorry to get all self-help on you, but her books are the best — just started this one yesterday!) //

 

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Target Fall Home Makeover

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Fall is my favorite season — knit sweaters, cashmere throws, changing leaves… It doesn’t hurt that autumn’s arrival coincides with the debut of tons of cozy, new designs for your closet and home. These handsome pieces from Target caught my eye this morning…that furry ottoman!

1. Threshold Bar Cart // 2. Nate Berkus Faux Fur Stool // 3. Threshold Woven Bench // 4. Nate Berkus Jute Storage Bin // 5. Threshold Tufted Back Slipper Chair // 6. Wood and Gold Accent Table //

 

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Speaking of Jenna Lyons…

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This is the last Jenna Lyons post of the week, promise! It’s just that one of my awesome readers (thanks Kim!) shared the link to Jenna’s ‘Into The Gloss’ feature and the photos are bananas. Can we talk about that chair collection? And the art…? And the books…? Don’t even get me started on the sneakers. Love her whole high fashion tomboy vibe.

 

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