Read with Red 6.18

Todays Read with Red is all about introducing to you a few bloggers that I read religiously through my feedly.  When I first started my career my first online stop after opening my email was or to catch up on all the latest celebrity gossip, maybe the older I get the more I matured as four years ago blogs started to a daily read for me and over the years I have added more and more to my list. Today I am featuring a new-to-me blogger (Kristyn), an inspirational blogger (Ali), and a fashion/style blogger (Megan), these girls have inspired me to keep on writing, to keep on running, and to keep up with my diet so I can fit into the cute clothes she features!


A great first impression, is EXACTLY how I would describe Kristyn’s DC lifestyle blog aptly named First Impressions. Kristyn started following me on Twitter last Friday after I posted my 101 in 1,001 list and I promptly returned the favor and then spent most of Monday binge-reading her blog, she’s celebrating her half-year bloggerversary this week – hope on over to her twitter page and congratulate her! She’s built quite the following in the last six months, I can only hope to be just as successful – maybe she’ll teach me a thing or two!

First Impressions


I am pretty sure I have all of the same perplexing thoughts that Ali does all the way down to wondering how some women don’t sweat. I have no idea how I stumbled open Ali’s blog last summer but I’ve been following ever since, Ali is a an avid runner suffering from Crohns Disease and shares with her readers the struggles she goes through on daily basis, the small victories (like bathroom-less runs!), fun facts, and adorable pictures of her nephew Tyler.  She recently left her job as an editor for a Dance Magazine to work with Jack Rabbit Sports (and her boyfriend!) as the Digital and Editorial manager. I love checking in on her blog to see how she is feeling, how her most recent run went and her random perplexing thoughts.

Ali on the Run


Seeing Megan of Style me Swanky’s post featuring the GiGi New York All in One Clutch just reaffirmed that I must have one for my 30th birthday. My roommate shared with me Megan’s blog probably two years ago and I love, love, love it. Megan is the epitome of a southern girl (does every northern girl want to be a southern girl from time to time, or is that just me? Megan blogs primarily about style and beauty products while sharing some of her personal life-like her wedding and her recent move and I love her recommendations, she’s the main reason I feel every outfit should feature a fancy necklace.  Now for more important things from Gigi’s summer collection I’m thinking Iris or Lime, what do you think?

Style Me Swanky

iris gigi all in one clutch Lime Gigi All in One Clutch



I created my summer reading list for the pool/beach and purchased a few of these during Barnes and Nobles’s by two get one free sale last week:


Summer Reading List 2014


Do you use feedly or bloglovin? 

Whats on your reading list this summer?

What bloggers do you follow? 



5 thoughts on “Read with Red 6.18

  1. Ali – I wish I knew how I stumbled upon your blog last year but I love reading it and I was happy for you that you were able to back to running this spring! I never realize what I stress-relief running is until I set my mind and go for it!

    Kristyn – Love your blog! Heading to DC in early October for a quick weekend trip and I’ll be sure to reach out to get some recommendations!

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