It’s been a while since I’ve done a likes & favorites! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you probably saw that I attended the PHL Bloggers 2017 Blog Connect Conference over the weekend. It was so awesome to get together with fellow bloggers & finally “meet” people I’ve gotten to know through social media over the past year (shout out to Chrystina for putting the whole event together!) Plus the speakers were absolutely phenomenal, and I feel like I learned a ton about blogging (stay tuned for some exciting changes!) While I could go on and on about all the amazing stuff from the weekend (#1 being free coffee all day because it was at the Saxby’s headquarters, #blessed), I wanted to share just a few cool things things I discovered at the conference that I think you’ll enjoy too. (But if you do want a full recap of the conference, Audrey has a great one here on Brunch at Audrey’s). Here’s the likes & favorites, blog conference edition.
*Hi there. Just wanted to mention that this post contains a few spoilers. Additionally, ’13 Reasons Why’ and this post may be potentially triggering to some individuals–please watch & read at your own risk.
Wow. 13 Reasons Why. It’s pretty much the only thing I can say about it, having finished it a week ago: wow.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, based on the popular young-adult novel written by Jay Asher. In brief, 13 Reasons Why is about a girl, Hannah, who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 cassette tapes explaining the events that lead up to her death. Each tape is dedicated to a different person & each represents a reason why she decided to end her life.
To say this series is intense is an understatement. To say that it’s just another binge-worthy series on Netflix doesn’t do it fair justice. From the very first episode, I was sucked into the story, characters and the overall message of the show. I was tempted to watch the entire series in one sitting, but ended up having to stop after a few episodes because the whole story is extremely heavy. It stuck with me even when I wasn’t watching it; I often thought about in between viewing each episode.
Happy spring, everyone! Thank goodness spring has sprung because I was starting to get super sick of the winter (does anyone actually like the winter? LMK) Besides the sunshine, flowers blooming & general happiness that comes with this season, spring means warm weather…which means sundresses. With graduations & summer parties right around the corner, I wanted to share my favorite white dress (paired with some of my other spring staples). Keep scrolling to see more!