Latest Link Love

Hi guys! Long time no talk, once again.

I’m back at school now for my last semester, so things have been hectic around here as I juggle classes, job apps, and senior year shenanigans!

I’ll definitely need to write an update post one of these days, but today I’m popping in to say a quick hello and share some more of my favorite Internet finds from lately.

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As always, thanks to Amanda and Heather for hosting their awesome link-up parties!


Before I get to the links, I just wanted to share some news that I recently shared on Instagram

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Links I Love

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been?! Or, if you’re reading this on Monday, how was your weekend?

Mine has been filled with fun with friends and family, awesome food, some good workouts, and lots of holiday cheer!

Today I’m linking up with the fabulous Amanda to share some of my “Link Love.”

These are some things I’ve found across the web – from fitness articles, to recipes, clothes, career/ blogging/ life tips, and more!

Feel free to share some of your own links in the comments below!

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Friday Favorites (12/18/15)

Happy Friday you guys! Hope you’re all doing well on this fine December day.

I’m in a great mood because I’m finally done with finals and back at home for the holidays!

I can’t believe that fall semester of my senior year in college is already over, and that I only have one semester left… but let’s not talk about that.

I’ll put the sentimental senior-in-college thoughts aside for another day, because right now, it’s time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy Christmas break!

I still owe you a half marathon recap (if you want one?), but today I wanted to link up with Heather to show you some of the things I’ve been loving lately!

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In case you haven’t noticed…

Hello strangers!

Once again, it’s been way too long since my last post.

I’m swamped with papers, studying for midterms, applying to jobs, and enjoying senior year festivities, but this long weekend I came home to run a half marathon!

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I’m hoping to write a full race recap sooner rather than later, so be on the lookout for that!

I haven’t posted in ages, but I haven’t forgotten about blogging. In fact, I’ve been Instagramming daily for the last couple months, and I have tons of blog post ideas for the (hopefully near) future.

And in case you didn’t notice… I have done something for the little old blog recently…

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I’ll be living in Europe… Say what?!

Hey hey happy Thursday!

I hope you enjoyed reading about all the good food and fun I had while in the Cape! I’m really missing it and I’m not gonna lie, I’ve already gone back and read both the first and the second trip recaps… No shame!

Anywhoozles, as I said yesterday, I had written a ‘Thinking Out Loud’ post in the car on the way to Cape Cod last Thursday, but since we had zero internet all weekend, I couldn’t post it.

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Since I love linking up with Amanda on Thursdays to share a whole bunch of random thoughts (especially on things like being a crazy runner), of course I wanted to join the party even more this week since I couldn’t ‘attend’ last week! I didn’t want to trash last Thursday’s draft, so I edited it to make it more relevant (I had written a lot about the Cape Cod trip I was going on). So now I present to you my rambles…

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1) I am leaving for Europe in less than one month. 24 days to be exact. Just a little over three weeks and I’ll be en route to Italy. Like what??

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. <- That’s an excited and slightly terrified scream.

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I’m going to Italy for a semester abroad and right now I have a crazy mix of excitement, nerves, and disbelief. It honestly hasn’t hit me that I’ll be living in Europe for four months.

All I know is that it’ll be quite the learning experience, and hopefully one I will always be grateful for. Hopefully in ~1 month I’ll be doing well and adjusting to my ‘new’ life abroad! All I can do now is begin to think about packing… that’ll be brutal.

Jamming a semester’s worth of clothes/ toiletries/ all the things I need to survive in one large suitcase + a carry-on is going to be a job and a half…not looking forward to it one bit. Plus it doesn’t help that I already loathe packing and it’s almost impossible to know everything I’ll need while I’m in a country I’ve never been to. I just keep reminding myself that I can always buy the majority of the things I’ll need (minus most of my clothes/ certain toiletries, etc.). Knowing that makes the task of packing seem like a little less of a monster.

Besides packing I still have tons more prep to do (getting the visa/ bank stuff, etc. has been quite the task!), and all the planning/ figuring things out (phone, etc.) just never seems to end!

I really need to start doing more now while I’m still relatively relaxed. Doing all those things while also being nervous about leaving will not be pretty. I should get on that…

2) On another note…The tan lines I now have are just plain awkward. Running outside + lounging on the beach makes for some odd skin-tone differences.

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3) I finally did my nails… Thank goodness because they were not looking too hot.

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You probably can’t tell but I did a few little blue polka dots on my pale pink ring fingers. Ya know, just getting a little artsy fartsy.

4) Last week I wore a maxi skirt for the first time to work. I will now be wearing maxi skirts every other day (when I’m not in workout clothes).

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5) I know I said way way way back when that I’d be doing a “how to style a maxi skirt” post. I took tons of photos and wrote a bunch of stuff and it’s saved as one of many drafts, but I just never got around to taking pics in the different ensembles. The way I’m wearing it in the above picture was the main way I was planning on styling it, so since I’m not thinking I’ll finish that post any time soon, we’re just going with this one, mmkay?

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Terrible excuse but it now seems silly to take more pictures in this outfit plus a few other combos. However, I WILL definitely be doing more posts in the way I was going for with that “how to style” idea once I have things all figured out on my blog. I’m still experimenting/ exploring/ LEARNING! Thanks for being patient and sticking around 🙂

6) Speaking of clothes… On Thursday I literally felt like I was in pajamas (and simultaneously felt like a genie) at work. Not a bad feeling if you ask me!

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I am loving my Old Navy drapey tuxedo pants that I got back in May. If you like to be beyond comfortable while still looking chic, pants like these are the perfect style for you!

7) I think I chose my blog’s name for when I become self-hosted!

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Thank you @wthwhynot2011@faithfulaly, and @gabsessions for giving me some great input on Instagram!

I’ve thought a lot too much about the title and am currently leaning towards ‘Fueling Fab’. I think it works better for multiple reasons, but I won’t be self-hosted for a little while, so I’m still totally open to your input on the whole great debate (in fact, I’d love to hear it!). You can read about the current title here and here and about ‘Fueling Fab’ at the bottom of this post!

8) I really miss everything about Cape Cod. The beach, the pool, the time with family and friends, the food, oh and sipping some post-run coffee while looking out at this wasn’t a terrible way to start a day…

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Now don’t get me wrong, I love my hometown, but nothing can really compare to this view.

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9) I know I said it back in June, but seriously, the freckle face is out in full force these days.

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10) I’ve been Instagramming (is that a verb?) basically all my work OOTDs, so if you’re here for the fashion, be sure to check out all the outfits I’ve been wearing to work at J.Crew @fuelingfab!

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11) And just for kicks and giggles…#tbt!

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Have a great rest of your week!

xo’s

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Questions of the day:

  1. If you’ve been to Europe, what is your favorite country/place to visit?
  2. Fave memory from this summer so far?
  3. Any fun plans this weekend?

And in case you missed them, here are a few of my more recent posts…

Sweater Weather? (OOTD – Work Day 4)

Today was my 4th day at J.Crew! That means I’m coming at ya with another OOTD!

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I think I’m going to see The Fault in Our Stars tonight (!!!!) so I have to make this pretty brief. Here is a short update vlog (are these getting old? Seriously, let me know!) and all the deets on today’s outfit!



I was planning on wearing this white J.Crew blazer (featured here), but it was super hot out and I’ve worn a blazer the last couple times I worked, so I decided to look through my sweaters to see what I could wear over my dress.

Since it’s not exactly sweater weather (great song, though!), most of my sweaters were way too heavy for this hot summer day. I finally decided on this white J.Crew cardigan.

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Under the cardigan I wore this Old Navy dress in Absolute Blue (featured here).

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I wasn’t sure if I wanted to belt it or not, but when I put the cardigan on, I thought the waist could use a little definition. Plus, once I put on these American Eagle sandals, it all came together quite nicely!

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*My hair looks a little greasy ^, but actually it looked pretty shiny and frizz-free despite the fact that I let it air-dry. My secret weapon was coconut oil! I’ve read so much about it lately and actually purchased some a few years ago to use in my hair but completely forgot about it until yesterday! So far, so good!

I digress…

Apparently I’m really digging the statement necklaces lately! This one is also from J.Crew (I got it last July so it’s no longer available, but it’s somewhat similar to this one).

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Boom, there is it, another OOTD.

Hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for the week ahead!

xo’s

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In case you missed them, here are my other workday OOTDs –

OOTD – Jewel Tones in the Summer? (Work Day 3)

Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a fabulous week and are ready for a great weekend!

I worked this morning, so as always, here is my OOTD (and a quick update vlog!)

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Frizzy bun!

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Couldn’t decide if I should wear the blazer or not…

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Whatcha lookin’ at, weirdo?

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Now what are you looking at?

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That’s more like it. No makeup, workout clothes, frizzy natural hair, and glasses. Aka me ~80% of the time!

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Excuse the copious amount of selfies today, I couldn’t decide what to post on Instagram, so I had to do an awkward little photo-shoot. I just couldn’t resist making fun of myself when I looked back at all the pictures I didn’t use. I’m not very good at the ‘take serious selfies’ fashion blogger thing, but I’m trying haha!

Well there it is, folks! Another OOTD in the books.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more fashion, food, and fun photos!!

Also, be sure to have an amazing weekend 🙂


xo’s

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And in case you missed it, this week I…

OOTD – Dress Up a Sundress (Work Day 2)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Mine was great! Lots of fun with friends and fam, a couple awesome workouts, good food (hopefully a WIAW post soon!), and bright, sunshiny days 🙂


I worked on Sunday (I talk about it in the mini vlog below), and as I said I would try to do – here is an “OOTD” for my second day of work!

The reason I point to my glasses and shake my head in the video is because I filmed that part (and took the following pics) the night before when I planned the outfit (and had no make up and my glasses on). The part when I’m not wearing glasses is right before I left on Sunday, and obviously the car part is after work.

Oh, and the little clip at the very end is from a sunny Sunday walk through a farm in my town! So beautiful, right?

Anyway, I’ve already shown most of the parts of this outfit in this post, but here are the links you can check out if you’re interested!


  • Navy Old Navy blazer.
  • White Old Navy sundress (Not available online, but somewhat similar to this maxi dress version).
  • Nordstrom elastic belt sort of similar to this one (I think I got mine 2 years ago, so I couldn’t find a link to the exact one – mine is thinner and all brown, but this is the closest I could find).
  • St. Christopher necklace (My mom ordered mine online a few years ago).
  • Gap wedges. I ended up wearing flat American Eagle sandals. (Again, I got mine ~2 years ago, so I can’t find the exact link).

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Sarcastic snapchats (I didn’t actually mind working yesterday, just felt like being sassy – shocker)!

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Home from work selfie! My summer freckles are coming in…

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Still working on the maxi skirt fashion post, and I’m thinking I will do another WIAW this week if I have enough foodie pics! And an OOTD for the next time I work, as well 🙂

That’s it for today, but I will talk to ya soon!


xo’s

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