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Currently Loving: My Favorite Activewear Tops

I haven’t been working out very much lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll totally complain about my muffin top, but I haven’t been doing too much about it. Despite that sad fact, I lived in activewear and what I call “bum around” clothes all the time. I’d like to say that I just wear it during the summer and on weekends, but as soon as I get home from work, bring on that athleisure!

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London – Day 7

Thank you all so much for joining me on my recap of our London trip! I hope some of what I’ve shared has been helpful and interesting to you! Continue reading

Stylin’ It Up at Work


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English professors have a pretty bad reputation for being on the opposite end of the style spectrum. I’ll never forget taking one of my best friends to a conference and her first comment being, “I’ve never seen so many clogs in one place.”

Joke’s on her because mules are in now 😜

But seriously, she wasn’t wrong. I try really hard to combat the frumpy, “out-there” English professor stereotype, and I think a lot of students are often surprised when I walk in on the first day (one student recently admitted that when I walked up to the podium on the first day of class she was thinking, “who is this girl who thinks she’s about to lead the class?” I love it and dread the day that people stop mistaking me for a student).

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London – Day 6


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I’m back with another London post! This was our second to last day in London, and we still had so many places and attractions to check off our list. Everyone says you can’t do everything in London on your first visit, and I totally took that as a challenge, but as much as I hate to admit it, they’re totally right. London is one of those cities that it probably doesn’t matter how many times you visit, you’ll never be able to see everything there is to see. But that’s also what makes it such a fun place to visit!

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London – Day 5

A day trip to Bath was a really hard journey to follow, but we still had three days left in London to explore, sight see, and eat, of course!

My husband’s parents contributed to a 3-day London Pass as part of his birthday present, so we saved that for our last three days. I’ll make a separate post that gives details and all my thoughts on the London Pass.

As I noted in earlier posts about our London journey, there were several things that didn’t quite go as I had planned, so I was determined to make our last three days flawless (dumb mistake, y’all).

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A Day in Bath (London – Day 4)

Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents, because today I’m taking you through a whirwind day in Bath! I’m so excited to share today’s post because visiting Bath was number one on my request list when we visited England, and it was definitely everything I imagined England to be!

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London – Day 3 (post-Harry Potter)

Happy Friday, y’all! It’s already been over a month since we came back from London, and watching Wimbledon is giving me major FOMO that we weren’t able to make it there for a tour of the grounds. I’ve had several people comment on early London posts that they couldn’t believe how hard we hustle on our vacations, so considering how much we were able to do, I’m glad we were able to fit in so much!

And missing things just means that we have to go back, right?? 🙂

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