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Links You’ll Love

Happy Sunday!

I don’t know about you, but I had another amazing weekend. The perfect combination of relaxation, family time, and social events. Before we get to this Sunday’s Links You’ll Love post, I just wanted to say a quick congratulations to my childhood friend Sophie who got married in a beautiful, moving ceremony yesterday.

Fashion:

Let's go!

Are you going to start a new internship or job this Summer? Not sure how to prep your wardrobe? Refinery 29 has you covered! The No-Fail Guide To Dressing For A Summer Internship (On A Budget).
If you’re in the mood to mix up your style this season head over to Little Tin Soldier who has rounded up a handful of Do It Yourself clutches if you’re looking for a project or FabSugar has tres cute DIY: Thread-Wrapped Bracelets that would complement anyone’s jewelry collection.
Check out the Harper’s Bazaar piece on The Best Of What’s New– The best of pre-fall’s modern takes on timeless pieces. But I should warn you first. You’ll want ALL OF IT. All.
Health/Fitness:

Interesting news on the supplement front from Natural News – Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer.

Here’s this week’s healthy recipe round-up: Kale Salad with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado (the “detox” salad) from Eat, Live Run, 10 Flavor-Packed Tofu Recipes from Shape Magazine, Broccoli White Bean Soupfrom FitSugar, How to Make the Perfect Big-Ass Salad (and the Best Dressing Recipe—Ever) from Fit Bottomed Girls, Healthy Zucchini Breadrecipes from FitSugar readers, Sun-dried Tomato Cheezy Kale Chips from the brilliant OhSheGlows, and 15 Gluten-Free Recipes from Heath.com.

Video time! Check out these two motivation and instructional videos to get you in the mood for healthy eating and working out this Spring .

I think that this is a great idea! I’m always looking for something fun to do with friends that doesn’t revolve around eating or drinking. Yes, I love a cocktail as much as the next workaholic, but with my early mornings a booze-fueled “school night” is never a good idea. Barry’s Bootcamp – Party Fitness: 7 Workouts Better than Happy Hour. From a yoga rave to a Zombie Run, there are some great ideas here to try out.

How do you stay healthy and in shape when you have a hectic schedule and lots of traveling on the horizon? See what Miss Garance Dore has to say about her routines here.

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What’s Always On Hand

Sometimes I feel like I live at my office. Ok fine, most of the time I feel like I live at my office.

I frequently tell taxi drivers my work address instead of my apartment, I usually answer my cell phone with my company name, and I rely on my desk drawers to get me through the day.

Often this drawer feels like a veritable Mary Poppins’ bag of goodies…

 

There are plenty of things that you use on a daily basis without a second thought, things that you carry in your car, your purse, your pockets. From chapstick to Advil to water bottles, we’re used to being able to reach for certain things on a daily basis.

Well, I showed you my cupboards, why not show you the vital things that I always keep on hand when I’m at work?

Backup Supplies

“Just in case,” is pretty much my mantra. Just in case I forget my makeup bag I have enough basics in my desk drawer to get me through the day. Just in case I get called into a client meeting, I can freshen myself up. And just in case last-minute plans come up I’ve got enough backups to appropriately doll myself up for a night out.

It pays to be prepared!

Stationary

Keeping a box – or two or three – full of pretty notes & envelopes is a LIFESAVER. I cannot even count the number of times this has saved me. From forgotten birthdays to thank you notes to impromptu letters to the family, having these right there waiting for you is an absolute must. If you don’t have extras on hand, go get them, I promise this will make you a calmer, more productive person.

Sewing kit, safety pins & lint roller

I think it would make you sad if I confessed how many times I’ve tripped and fallen in my office, but when you combine klutz-induced wardrobe malfunctions and “I got dressed at 4am in the dark” mistakes it becomes clear that having the ability to fix my hems at the last minute is a must. Same goes for safety pins, you’d be amazed not only by how useful they are and by how many times I’ve had people ask to borrow one!

As for the lint roller – I have two black cats. Enough said.

Tea & natural sweeteners

My office has a great selection of teas, sodas, coffees, iced tea, sweeteners, and so on and so forth, but a girl always has her favorites that should be kept on hand at all time. I always have flavored green teas, decaffeinated teas, and speciality tea bags for immune support, stomach aches, detoxing etc. I also keep a supply of all-natural plant-based sweeteners so that I don’t have to resort to using the Splenda or Equal in the kitchen.

Note – In addition to these teas and sweeteners I keep tons and tons of food, snacks, spices, bars, and protein powders under my desk… This is just what fits in my top drawer, I’ll share the rest later.

Supplements

Since I’m an avid sunscreen wearer and spend my days indoors, Vitamin D is a must. Alnd vegans and vegetarians can have trouble getting enough Vitamin B so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your B levels. In the mornings I also take a gummy multi-vitamin and chewy calcium supplement so they’re not pictured here.

So what do you use on a daily basis during the day that you can’t live without?

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