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Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

The World Cup starts this month, and while many (myself included) are looking forward to the soccer matches, the social impact — which is summed up in this one image — should not be ignored.

I don’t watch Girls, but I do love what one of the actresses had to say about how women define success.

Recently discovered: how to be a grown-up in 10 easy steps. Too many of these ring true! (Thanks for the link, Darci!)

I’m actually really liking the kimono jacket trend (not to be confused with those from Japan) and Gurl has 20 kimono  styling tips if you’re looking for inspiration!

Love this: what one blogger learned from posting outfit pictures for a decade.

Statigram recently rebranded itself as Iconosquare, but still includes lots of nifty ways to track your Instagram stats.

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

Link Love

Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

College Fashion (one of the first blogs I started reading years ago!) has been killing it lately:

Starbucks fan? Well they’re totally seducing you with these design tricks.

If you’re a woman, and I’ll wager especially in a city, you’ll relate to this video on what it’s like to be a woman walking alone at night. (Somehow I haven’t developed any of these automatic defense mechanisms, and I wonder if that will change when I get older…)

Curious about why Cosmo is featuring more stories about reproductive rights? The answers may surprise you.

The World Cup is approaching, but Brazilians are less than pleased on how the host nation is being portrayed in this year’s theme song. (I think we can all agree it can’t get better than “Waka Waka.”)

Will make you cry: 75 photos capturing the 21st century so far.

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

O’ Sailor

Shirt – Target; Skirt – Target; Headband – street vendor; Clock Necklace – H&M; Ring – hand me down; Watch – Fossil; Skinny Belt – borrowed; Sandals – Claire’s.

Who knew taking outfit photos could be so much … effort? But hey, it only took me until mid-July (a whole two months after my finals ended) for me to figure out how to take outfit pictures without a tripod (it’s on my wishlist). Now if only I could make myself take them in the morning — every photographer knows natural light is your best friend. And hey, check out that exposed brick. Who said the Bronx couldn’t be classy? You pay big bucks for that in Chelsea.

This outfit kind of came to me last night. It’s been nothing short of sweltering here in New York, so I’ve been thinking of ways to re-work my few skirts for work, because you can only wear a dress so many times, especially when avoiding layers. I bought both the skirt and anchor headband last summer, but I don’t get much wear out of either.

Then I had the, may I say, brilliant idea to wear my skirt closer to my natural waist (as opposed to my hips) and belt it (skinny belts really do work wonders). I wanted to wear a simple top, because I’d just feel wearing a printed shirt and my headband together. I went for silver accessories to match my belt and sandals — a watch, a cocktail ring, the necklace I bought with Elle. I like to think it has a subtle nautical vibe, with the anchors and bright white.For a Monday, today was a pretty good one. I went to the Lovelyish office for a few hours, then I met an old friend from high school for coffee iced tea. I hadn’t seen him since he graduated, four years ago, so it was pretty awesome to catch up. Then I made the trip back home, and went a bit crazy on my layout (ok, not too crazy, but I’m really indecisive!). I also updated my blogroll yesterday, so check some of them out and do a bit exploring. Oh, and I went grocery shopping, which I always find relaxing, and Tropicana orange juice was on sale. That’s nothing short of great.

Hope you all had a lovely day as well!

☀ Sarah

P.S. We will not be discussing what happened … yesterday … but if you want a snippet of my depressed thoughts, you can read this article I was quoted in. That’s right, I was emotional enough in Times Square yesterday that I got interviewed. Softens the blow a bit.

P.P.S. Happy, happy birthday to my friend Juliane!