Latest Obsession: A Cane Bag from Zara

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a big work event on Friday night and didn’t get home until nearly 10 pm, and then I was busy working at the gym Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend was full of food (Jeni’s ice cream being one of the things I consumed–yum! If you haven’t tried the salted peanut butter flavor with chocolate flecks, you need to RUN over there now!), a workout class, and taking some pictures of my apartment to share on here! Today is also my first day of school–something I was pretty sure I wouldn’t say ever again when I completed my masters program a few years ago! I’m doing a certificate program in nonprofit management while I work full time and will just be taking one class per semester, but I still need to ease back in to the writing papers/reading not for pleasure life, haha.

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If you know me, you know that I love anything cane/rattan. And by anything, I truly mean ANYTHING. Yes, I have tons of cane furniture throughout my apartment, but I also love how the design looks on things like bags and shoes. So of course I couldn’t resist when I spotted a cane Zara bag online a few months ago–well, actually I did try to resist at first–I kept my eye on it for weeks as it went in and out of stock, but eventually I knew I had to add it to my collection. (I’m not seeing it available at the moment, sorry!).

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I was able to get some outfit pictures with it over the weekend (yes, I finally did an outfit shoot!). The black pants I’m wearing are my fave pair–they’re from LOFT and are great for work and weekends alike. The black lace top was a lunch break Nordstrom Rack find (there’s a store conveniently close to my office!) that will be perfect for going out, date nights, and the like as the weather gets a bit cooler (not gonna lie, I wasn’t the most comfortable while taking these pictures in the 80-degree heat!).

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I also am thrilled with my new pairs of Jack Rogers and like how these sandals are a little dressier than the usual style. I’ve worn them to work a couple of times and love how versatile the platinum color has been. I’ve definitely been a little more casual with my summer workwear, although I think this style of Jacks is definitely more office appropriate.

Hope everyone has a great start to the week! I finally had time to sit down and queue up a few posts for the coming days, so check back here later this week for lots of new content!

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