Here’s a quick snap shot of the frumpy outfit I was wearing today while walking home from Whole Foods. It was like 45 degrees.
After I cleaned out my closet this weekend, I realized that there was nothing else I wanted to add to my wardrobe at the moment. It’ll probably last for another two or three months. In the foreseeable future the only thing that I think maybe I might want is the ES Clyde jacket, but even with that, I’m not that excited about it. I go back and forth. The sleeves are a bit too short, and maybe I’d prefer something more cozy. I’ve decided to shelf the idea and re-assess in May/June. Right now, I’m just going to sit back and enjoy the absence of wanting something new in my wardrobe.
I’m feeling better from the RSV infection and can breathe through my nose again. I’ve been lighting up scented candles at home since my nose regained functioning. Today I’m enjoying the Bob’s Flower Shop scented candle by Trapp (which has a soft scent, like fresh cut flower stems and other floral notes). We also invested in an essential oil diffuser that’s on its way. Hope to use it to humidify our very dry apartment and for aromatherapy. I’m tired of waking up every morning with an extremely parched mouth and throat.
To combat dry skin, I’ve been using the CeraVe moisturizing cream on my body and the PM moisturizing lotion on my face. I chose CeraVe because it contains ceramides and niacinamide (in the lotion only), but is otherwise no frills. In the past couple weeks I’ve been learning more about skin care and have changed the way I think about beauty products drastically. For one thing, I’ve swung away from “all natural” products and I’m no longer paranoid about preservatives. My skin has been much less prone to blemishes since I made the switch from Dr. Haushka (super expensive all natural product) to The Ordinary and CeraVe a couple weeks ago. And my theory is that the botanical ingredients and essential oils in Dr. Haushka were actually causing my skin to react, not in a drastic way but I did notice that I always had 2-3 blemishes when I was going all natural. Will write more on this at some point.
[outfit: pre-owned sas relax sandals, boot socks, black crane carpenter pants, elizabeth suzann harper tunic linen gauze, old everlane winter puffer]