Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Hard to believe that August is in full swing already! In my last blog post I spoke about wanting to make the most out of the rest of Summer and last weekend was definitely a highlight of the season so far. My friend Mallori has a beautiful lake house in Connecticut and invited Cathal and I to go up for two nights! The Lake House actually kind of feels like a home away from home for me, when I was on a J1 about 5 years ago, Cathal and I along with 10 other Irish boys used to head up with Mallori every single Friday and stay until Sunday! Definitely one of the best Summers I’ve ever had, nobody really had any major responsibilities back then other than just to make the most of our time in New York!

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Happy Monday Everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! Recently I decided that I wanted to start sharing more off-the-cuff blog posts here on Life of a Lady Bear. Over the past few months I have to admit that I haven’t been feeling fully inspired by blogging and even considered shutting down this little blog of mine because I just felt like the whole industry has kind of morphed into this space where everyone is doing the same stuff day in day out, and I was just feeling over it. Then I took some time to remind myself why I started it to begin with. I don’t know about you but my favorite blogs to follow are people like The Londoner and Damsel in Dior, girls who share their real life adventures and not just outfits and sales roundups (which is totally fine every now and again by the way.) When I look back at some of my first posts on here I realize that they’re actually my favorite to read. Back at the beginning I was just a girl sharing pictures that I took on my crappy iphone while exploring a new city to share my adventures with people back home. Over time I think I lost my way and just started doing what everyone else is doing — working with a photographer to shoot 3/4 outfits in one go and then spread them out over time and recently I’ve come to realize that that type of content isn’t what I excel at. Don’t get me wrong I love getting creative with my photographer friends and shooting beautiful content, but let’s face it I’m not someone who’s constantly shopping online buying whatever I can afford from whatever random fast fashion site to shoot for my blog! So I’ve made a decision to get back to my roots here on the blog and just start sharing real life again. The pictures might not be as fancy, I might look sweaty and have imperfect hair but you know what? Who cares!

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! I won’t lie I’m very happy that it’s finally the weekend and I have the first week done after my trip home to Ireland! I have a pretty jam packed weekend of activities before heading to Ohio next week for a really exciting work trip with Victoria’s Secret. I’ve never been to Ohio before so excited to check another state off the list. In the meantime, here’s some of my favorite things from the internet this week!

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Happy Thursday Everyone! I’m settled back in NYC after a wonderful two weeks back home in Galway. Cathal’s sister was getting married so we went home for the wedding and of course I tagged on a couple of extra days for good measure. It’s no secret that I look forward to my trips home about twice a year and this particular one lived up to my highest expectations. I worked from home the first week so really didn’t get up to too much besides hanging out with family and a couple of beautiful sunset walks near my house. Once I finished up with work I tried to fit in as much as possible making a day trip to Kildare Village to do a little shopping, went on a road trip with all of my family to Achill Island, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my life and of course made plenty of time to catch up with as many friends as possible!

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