How to Maintain a Long-Distance Friendship

J.O.A. Ribbon Tie Flare Dress in Nude, How to Maintain a Long-Distance Friendship

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this post over the years. Most of y’all know that I went to undergrad in Upstate New York. As a result of my days as a big red bear, the majority of my friends from undergrad are far, far away.

But how do I keep those friendships strong from afar? At most, we see each other 2-3 times a year. So, over the past 6 years, I’ve figured out how to maintain a long-distance friendship – a few tips and tricks to ensure that my friendships stay strong no matter what.

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What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Event this Fall

What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Event this Fall, Tobi Midi Dress

This fall is surprisingly void of weddings for me. Typically, I have at least 2-3 weddings a season… but, somehow, this fall, I have 0 (thank you to all of my friends who are doing long engagements!). However, I do still have a few semi-formal events coming up (i.e. galas and the opera) which require me to know how to ace that in-between-cocktail-attire-and-black-tie look aka figure out what to wear to a semi-formal event.

What I love about semi-formal events is that just about anything goes. Semi-formal is basically the dressier side of cocktail attire until you hit the more casual side of black tie. Long or short, it doesn’t matter. So you can have a lot more fun with your looks.

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Tropical Print Dress + Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Tropical Print Dress

Happy Friday! In case you haven’t looked at the calendar yet, this weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. But more on that later.

I wore this tropical print dress to my MBA prom at the beginning of the month. It’s tight as all hell (it’s basically a scuba suit) but it is so foxy AF in person – aka perfect for a party or wedding this summer! And yet somehow it’s still slightly conservative? Kind of? I don’t know. I just dig it.

Also, it makes your badonkadonk look excellent. (Or at least it would’ve if I had worked out even once in the week prior to taking these photos.)

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Orange Party Dress

BP Lula Block Heel Slingback Sandal

I am constantly on the lookout for a good party dress. And finding one is much more difficult than one might expect. A proper party dress needs to fit properly in the bust without showing too much cleavage (I have a big bust so things can rapidly go from super cute to absolutely-terrifying-oh-my-god-your-boobs-are-about-to-invade-a-foreign-country). I like for mine to be fitted in the waist but loose through the hips.

Oh, and preferably / ideally, it has pockets.

This orange party dress hit all of those nails right on the head, y’all.

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Valentine’s Day-Ready Pink Mini Dress

Valentine's Day-Ready Pink Mini Dress

Happy Monday, y’all! It’s T-8 days until Valentine’s Day: do you know what you’re wearing yet?

I recently picked up this pale pink mini dress (it’s under $100!) to wear for a slew of upcoming parties, weddings, and other events coming this spring. It has the cutest back and I just love the ruffle details!

And – added bonus – it’d be ever-so perfect for Valentine’s Day next week!

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