My board exam is in 9 days (*gulp*). It’s been crazy busy for me. On my study break today, I decided to move some furniture around (this is what I consider fun). We didn’t have a sofa for a while after the bedbug nightmare and it was actually kinda nice having an almost empty living room. I enjoyed the echo and the ease of cleaning the floors, but eventually I felt we needed to get back to being “normal people” again and bought a much smaller midcentury modern sofa and Herman Miller style lounge chair with a matching coffee table. It’s insane how cheap Herman Miller knock offs are online. We got a new sofa, lounge chair, coffee table, and small dining table for under $600! (I’m sure the manufacturing process is majorly unethical in some way, but there really aren’t that many affordable options).
I snapped this outfit picture after moving our full length mirror so that it faces our brick wall and catches some natural light. Here I am with the SAS relax sandals again. I thought they were so comfortable, I ended up getting a pair in black too (pre-owned). I figure in the fall and winter, it will be easier to pull off socks and sandals if they were in black.
I’m a bit worried about my fall wardrobe. A lot of my old work tunics that I pair with winter leggings are no longer wearable. And lately, I’ve been so tired of the tunic over leggings style and want to stick with pants, but the problem is with NYC winters, your ankles cannot be exposed at all, lest you want them to freeze off. It is so hard to find tapered trousers that cover the ankles just enough without swallowing up your feet.
I went to the Everlane showroom in NYC last week and tried on the slouchy chino trousers in black and was really surprised at how good they looked. I actually think it looks better on a normal person than on the models. But of course they are sold out in black and so are the black boyfriend cut jeans that I wanted as well. I was really unimpressed with the other denim styles/colors. Why so many damn skinny jeans!? Everlane’s inventory situation is so frustrating.
In other news, I dyed my hair back to its natural dark brown color and chopped off about 2 inches straight across (no layers). It looks very average, which is exactly what I was going for, lol. When it gets cold, I want to go even shorter since I won’t need it long in order to tie up. And before I go, I have a beauty rec to share! All summer I’ve been wearing Glossier’s generation G lipstick in color “like”. It’s the perfect no make up lipstick that gives your lips just a hint of color. It has a dry light texture that literally seems to disappear on your lips. No smell and no residue. Haven’t found a formula quite like it anywhere else.
[outfit: pre-owned Madewell bodysuit, APC shorts, SAS relax sandal, cluse watch]