On My Radar

These are so so so my favorite posts. I love sharing the weird corners of the internet that I discover throughout the week. And updating you on the things that are going on over here. Sometimes they’re not enough to make up a full post or I forget to Instagram it!

On Monday, I was planning on meeting my friends Marissa and Katie in the afternoon… they work at Ivanka Trump. Teddy was invited and while I wasn’t planning on bringing him, he’s been experiencing some separation anxiety. I legitimately couldn’t leave him behind when I started to hear him howl and cry. So he came along too and had a blast. (Although we got very much stuck in a Columbus Day parade.) 

Oh my gosh that office space is perfect.  Lots of white, inspiration everywhere, and gorgeous touches of blush pink. It was really just a beautiful space filled with some amazingly talented women! Rumor has it that a “selfie wall” is being installed…
After shooting a couple of outfits way early in the morning, I caught up on a bit of work and then made the trek up to Manhattan College. I was asked to come speak to the Entrepreneurship and Marketing clubs… The group was so great; everyone asked me amazing questions that I really had to think hard about. It was fun! Reminded me a lot of my entrepreneurship class from college only two years ago… weird, but cool, to be in the front of the class! (I even got some followup questions via email! Everyone was on their a-game!)
A major highlight of the week was swinging by a preview for Dooney and Bourke and…. designing my own bag! It was fun picking out the different colors for each section, the leather, the little nameplate thing. Can’t wait to show you the finished product. (Who knew they made the bags right down the street in Connecticut?!)

I took a break yesterday afternoon to get a gel manicure. I love painting my own nails, but when I’m traveling gel makes more sense. It’s one less thing to think about while I’m out and about. The one issue? Picking a color! It’s a commitment knowing I’ll have the same polish for two weeks when I normally pick a new color every three or four days! I had heard that Essie had their own line of gel polishes and they set me up with an appointment to try it out at Samuel Shriqui Salon, their flagship salon. I loved that they had a handy chart so you could reference your favorite Essie color into the gel equivalent. I picked “Puffer Up,” which is similar to “Chinchilly.” Love!
Now, what’s on my radar this week:

ONE // Chanel No┬║: The One That I Want
Everything about this Chanel video is perfect. The music gives me goosebumps (or chills ha) every time I listen to it. Gisele is stunning, as always. Baz Luhrmann, who directed The Great Gatsby, directed it. I have been playing it on repeat and now want to basically bathe in Chanel No. 5. (They have all sorts of behind the scenes videos which are also worth checking out!)
I love Frances McDormand. Really. I think she’s a great actor and I love seeing her face pop up in films. This NY Times article about her makes me LOVE her even more. I find myself thinking that the actors are their characters, so reading character pieces on who they really are always interest me. (Although, she may very well always be Miss Clavel in my mind!) 
THREE // Shine Theory
A friend sent me this article from The Cut about why powerful women make the greatest friends. I wish the article had been written in a more straightforward way instead of leading with celebrities… but I think there’s real truth to befriending the best of the best. I 100% believe in the fact that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Instead of resenting someone for seemingly “having it all together,” gravitate towards her!
This. Is. So. Cute. I saw this first on Twitter and then no fewer than six of my friends forwarded it to me because they knew I’d love it. The video is hilarious and these kids are downright adorable. Love watching them try all the foods and their completely uncensored reactions.

FIVE // Taking Flight by Michaela and Elaine DePrince
Michaela was my favorite in First Position. I’m so happy to hear that she co-wrote a book with her mom. Her story is incredibly inspiring and her book is officially next on my list!
I’m heading off to Charleston this weekend and can’t wait! Any fun weekend plans for you?


PS One more for good measure… get ready for your heart to melt!

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Zoe Hoover

The post this week so was great! I loved it all! I am a dancer and look up to Michaela because she shows that anyone who wants to dance can. I am so excited to read her book!

Audrey Lin

I decided to go to a women's college so that I'd be surrounded by empowered women, be empowered by them, and hopefully one day to empower other women too! Anyways, the video of the second graders was ADORABLE!!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


Carly, I love reading your blog because it gives such beautiful snapshots about what it's like to live in your world in NYC! I know that things may not always be as perfect as the pictures seem, but I really think that you are living such a beautiful life!

Delaney Ferguson

Love this piece, Carly. That is way too exciting that you got to design for Dooney and Burke! They have great handbags. I totally agree about Frances McDormand – she has played so many characters in an array of films so it's nice to get to know her as a person a little. I loved one of her more recents, Moonrise Kingdom!