Summer Stripes I’ll be back in Chicago this afternoon (currently writing this from 30,000 ft!) and I was beyond thrilled when I took a little peek at the forecast this week! It’s felt like fall for the last two weeks in France and if there’s anything to ease the heartache of leaving Paris, it’s warm summer-like weather in Chicago. I wore this casual combo for dinner with a girlfriend when I was in town a few weeks ago.
It’s that weird in-between right now… It feels like fall in the morning, but in the afternoon you’re sweating profusely. You want to wear fall clothes, but it’s still in the 70’s and you’re just not sure what to do. Enter, the slightly-flared swing dress! I paired this swingy dress with a felt floppy hat and suede pointed-toe flats for a look that kind of feels like fall, but didn’t leave me sweating through my clothes.
What. A. Day. It was a bit of a frazzled Friday over here, my friends. Hallie and I were supposed to be flying back to the US this morning, but as we were en route to the airport, I realized my passport was not in the pouch it was supposed to be in in my bag. (And if you know me, you know I’m insanely organized with those types of things.) Cue me freaking the eff out!
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".