March 31, 2014



March 28, 2014


I adore Slim Aaron's photography. Why didn't I grow up in the 60's as an ultra chic socialite?
Life could have been pretty grand.

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- I had 4 unpaid internships after college, and it was 4 too many. Here is a good read on the subject.
- I want.
-Orecchiette is the best type of pasta, and this recipe is fantastic.
-Beautiful. I can't stop scrolling.
-This story was out of left field. It sounds like a crime novel or movie, not real life.
-Fantastic hair tips.

March 27, 2014


I'm not really an app junkie. If you open up my phone, I've pretty much got the basics. A few cab apps, maps, and maybe one or two games. But what you can count on is a whole gang of fitness apps to help me stay on track. I have given a try to a wide variety, and these are my top three.

1. Runkeeper 
The best app for runners, by far. Besides tracking your distance and time, it tracks pace per mile so you can see where you sped up or slowed down. It's really easy to do paced runs with this app. Definitely download it if you are training for any races!

2. Pact
If you have trouble sticking to your fitness routine, Pact is for you. Basically, you are betting on yourself. When you set up a pact, you enter a number of days you will work out per week, and how much money you want to bet per day. If you fulfill your pact, you get paid, but if you don't, you pay up. It also connects to a Fitbit, Jawbone, or Nike Fuel band so you can track activity through them.

3. Songza
You really need Songza in your life period, but I mostly love it for working out. You can select what type of workout you are doing and what genre of music you like and it gives you a preset playlist. My personal favorite is 'Drop-a-Beat Workout'. 

March 25, 2014


I love that espadrilles are popping up everywhere. I wear ballet flats a lot in the winter, but espadrilles are so much more relaxed for the warm weather. I will definitely be adding a few pairs to my closet.

Left Column: J. Crew $70 - Kohl's $20 - Sperry $60 
Right Column: Loris Shoes $45 - Soludos $43 - Soludos $48

March 21, 2014


I had to seriously refrain from putting 1,000 photos of bright flowers on here today. HAPPY SPRING! Have some pastel donuts instead.

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-Woman Crush Wednesday? Fuck that. Emma Stone is my Woman Crush Everyday, and this is beautiful.
-I think dogs should be on the blog everyday. Particularly when they have been Coveteured.
-Holler, this guide is excellent to know. Bookmark stat.
-Pretty good Rockstud Flat dupes, if I do say so myself.
-Gimme Gimme
-On the menu for this weekend, Cheers!

March 20, 2014


My seventh grade yearbook photo is an embarrassing one. I have braces and couldn't quite figure out how to do my hair yet. To top it off, I was wearing a red, cotton sleeveless shirt that had a cartoon pineapple and said "delicious!" under it. It was my favorite shirt and I wore it all the time. I still look back and laugh, but I still adore those damn pineapples. 


Dress, Delias $15 - Shorts, Topshop $28 - Turban, See You Monday $11 - Bikini Bottoms, River Island $9
Socks, TopShop $6 - Slip-on Sneakers, DV8 by Dolce Vita, $35 - Statement Necklace, Topshop $30
Charm Necklace, Nasty Gal $18 - Earrings, Aeropostale $6 - Belt, Scotch and Soda $49
Phone Case, River Island $17 - Earbuds, Newlook $10 - Men's Button Down, Forever21 $20
Pillow, Etsy $38 - Print, Society6 $35 - Candle, Illume $34
Pineapple Corer, Sur La Table $15 - T Shirt, Dazzle and Jolt $30

March 17, 2014


This may sound strange, but I have been so into matching nails and lips lately. Nail polish and lipstick were both things I didn't get into until after college, but now I can't get enough of either. My makeup bag and medicine cabinet are literally exploding with polishes and lipsticks. In terms of both, I prefer bold. And for some reason, when they match, it just makes me a little happier. I find it oddly chic.


Essie 'Vermillionaire' $9
Viva La Diva 'Creamy Coral' $10

Bubblegum Pink:
TopShop 'Skip' $8
NYX 'Fizzies' $6

OPI 'Hey Baby' $9
Victoria's Secret 'Risk Taker' $14

theBalm 'Strawberry Fields Forevah'
Rimmel '#1', $5

Deborah Lippmann 'Single Ladies', $18
Smashbox 'Black Plum', $20

March 14, 2014


Phew, this week was a long one, and I am so happy to see Friday. I am in desperate need of some sleep, and at the perfect time. I made my first big girl purchase this week... a new bed! I can't wait for it to be delivered and then just lay in it all weekend long.

Until there are margaritas present. Or champagne. Then I will get up.


-This video had me completely enraptured for six minutes and forty one seconds.

-These are all useful to know, and would have come in handy if I knew them before (more than once!)

-Present please? I want one so badly!

-Malta is one of my favorite countries I have ever visited. I adore that Madewell shot their lookbook there.

-This look makes me want to wear overalls.

-How awesome is this house?

-Biggest AWWWWWW ever. I love doggies.

March 12, 2014


Hello pretty people!

I'm excited to continue improving PGIP for all my readers and I think the new layout is a great step in that direction. Please take a peek around and enjoy!

March 11, 2014


I am so excited for Spring that I can barely stand it.  Being able to wear dresses and sandals this past weekend was so glorious, and it makes me want to go to parks, and the farmers market, and the beach, and drink on patios! So pretty much all my favorite things. 

I purchased a denim jacket yesterday, and a vest is up next. And then a white denim jacket... and a white denim vest... Someone stop me, please!

Also I should note, two of my friends introduced me to the Clinique Chubby Stick and the Essie polish color below and I am beyond obsessed. Having pretty, stylish, hip friends pays off sometimes ;)!


Dress, Shop Ruche $39 - Vest, American Eagle $50 - Shoes, Spurr $46
Bag, Old Navy $33 - Water Bottle, BKR $30
Bangle, BCBG $38 - Triple Midi Ring, BaubleBar $24 - Pave Midi Ring, BaubleBar $20

March 10, 2014


I love talking affordable decor on the blog, especially because I've been updating my apartment bit by bit. But, a few weeks ago, my brother called me and asked to help him pick out some decor for his living room. I was beyond excited. Mostly because the only thing I like more than spending my own money is spending other people's money... kidding! But I am excited to take on another design aesthetic and have an expanded budget. I dove straight in to inspiration boards and came up with the two below that I think are really fun.

Whiskey Den

whiskey den

Couch, Gordon $919 - Bar Cabinet, Crate and Barrel $919 - Chair, Uttermost $992
Coffee Table, Jordan's Furniture $499 - Shelf, Lamps Plus $56 - Side Table, Currey & Company $450
Lamp, Dwell Studio $945 - Rug, Sheplers $332 - Bottle Opener, Etsy $7 
American Flag, Restoration Hardware $125 - Map, Z Gallerie $600
Currency Art, Z Gallerie $70 - Whiskey Glasses, Reed and Barton $60
New York Pillow, B. Smith $30 - Cream Pillow, Pier1 $25 - Ampersand, Dot and Bo $55 - Clock, Lamps Plus $170 - Books, Etsy $47 - Humidor, Meier & Dutch $50

Quirky and Cool
mens decor

Couch, CB2 $1,399 - Shelf, Pier1 $250 - Coffee Table, Mercer Trading Co. $55 - Lamp, Threshold $70 - Rug, CB2 $349 
Clock, Koziol $44 - Bison Skull, Magical Thinking $59 - Throw Pillows, Target $20 - Bulldog, Target $42
Blue Candle, Paddywax $19 - Skull Candle, Urban Outfitters $38 - Terrarium, Urban Outfitters $39
White Vase, Threshold $20 - Book, 'Illustrated Guide to Cocktails' $20
Black Book Stack, Etsy $30 - SF POster, Ork Posters $22 - Grey Bookstack, Houzz $16
Succulent, Distinctive Designs $29 - Sphere, Torre & Tagus $42 - Whiskey Tree Print, Bearings $30

March 9, 2014


I'm not very active on Twitter, but I think it's just about time for that to change. Starting tonight, I am going to post #sundaysteals on my Twitter account on Sunday evenings. A lot of items I have on my blog are fast-fashion, but the purpose of #sundaysteals is to point you in the direction of high quality items that are a good deal. 

Follow me at @postgradinpumps to see the steals every Sunday! And please feel free to share your own with the hashtag #sundaysteals. 

3/9 Steals


Heels $44
Tank $31
Popover $30
Colorblock Sweater $19
Cuff $29

Check out my Twitter for product links

March 7, 2014


I am back from vacation. It was wonderful and I miss it already.

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-Highlighting and contouring still confuses me, but this guide makes it seem pretty easy.

-I really want to try making these! Maple and bacon, yum...

-I have never come across a jewelry stand I like, but I'm obsessed with these!

-It's time to get to work on The Big Eat 2014.