Conference Clothes

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m preparing to head to Chicago for a conference next week, so my brain is currently consumed with packing and preparing for my presentations. I thought it might be fun to see what I’m bringing and get some inspiration for inexpensive work clothes. Since I don’t report to an office every day, I am not a fan of spending a lot of money on my work wardrobe. Here’s what’s going in my bag and my tips for easier packing!

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Office Hours: Summer Schedule

Hi! I’m so excited to kick of my new series “office hours” where I will share some info about my life as a PhDiva. Today, I’m starting with one of the questions I get asked the most: “so, do you even work in the summer?” Well, here’s the scoop for you.

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Instagram Round-Up

Hey y’all – Happy August!! It’s been a little while since I’ve done an Instagram Round-Up so I wanted to catch you up on life lately. You can follow me @thephdivablog

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Travel Diary: Lake Como, Italy

Hey friends! I’m back today with another travel diary for you and this is a good one! You may remember that earlier this summer I spent a month in Europe with half the time for work and the other half for play. During that time I went to Lausanne, Switzerland and then met my parents and husband in Zurich, Switzerland. After Zurich, we took the train to Lake Como, Italy (specifically Tremezzo) for three nights and it was incredible!

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Wedding Guest Etiquette

Hey friends! This time last year I was preparing to marry my husband and our life was a flurry of stress, friends and family, and fun moments. Now, looking back and after attending so many weddings, I wanted to share my 3 tips on how to be the best wedding guest ever!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Happy Friday! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale opened yesterday for early access (aka card-holders), ya know, in case you hadn’t heard on every blog. 😉 Today, I’m not only sharing my top picks but also, how you can shop the sale early even if you’re not a card-holder! 

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Prime Day, Recipes, and Wedding Fun

Hey friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to quickly pop-in today and just share a few random things and talk about Amazon Prime Day – which starts tonight and runs through tomorrow!! This is the Black Friday for Amazon, so you know I’ll be shopping! 🙂

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Travel Diary: Zurich, Switzerland

Hello! I hope you all had a relaxing long weekend. I’m struggling to feel normal the last few days of this week, so reliving some of my time in Switzerland seems like the perfect distraction. I spent one long weekend in Zurich with my parents and my husband. This trip came immediately after my teaching ended and at the beginning of my parent’s/husband’s Euro trip, so we tried to balance relaxation with our sightseeing.

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Bridesmaid Gift Guide

Hello! I’m back in the states and my FB feed is full of beautiful weddings, showers, and bachelorette parties! But, as we all know, being a bridesmaid isn’t always the easiest or most fun job, but it’s essential to the bride’s day. So, if brides are anything like me, they’ll want to spoil their ‘maids and avoid giving them another canvas tote or monogrammed robe. 😉 These are some other options for all the blushing brides to consider, several of which I gave my bridesmaids.

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Father’s Day Gift Guyde

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a father’s day gift guyde (see what I did there?) for you. Hope you can find the perfect gift for your dad!

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