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). Continue reading “outfit: for re-arranging furniture”
TGIF of July! Anyone else desperately needed a day off?
Quick update: we didn’t end up moving to Brooklyn after all. Couldn’t quite swallow paying more for half of our current square footage. Rent is insane.
But, back to getting dressed:
My summer outfits have been a snap to put together this year. It’s the first time ever. I think the secret was making that initial investment in linen tops, shorts, and sandals in the spring time–all within a neutral color palette to make them easy to mix and match. Continue reading “outfit: a summer classic + sunscreen”
When it comes to beauty and self care regimens, minimalism doesn’t come natural to most women. We are bombarded with endless marketing that tells us we need a gazillion things to keep ourselves looking good. It’s maddening. Guys don’t even have to try. Continue reading “all my beauty and self care products in one drawer”
Here are some good reads on issues affecting my demographic: the older half of millennial women. You know who you are, if Y2K and puberty was a big thing in your life at approximately the same time… yes you! .. enjoy! Continue reading “good reads”
Deep down, I’m really (shamefully) domestic and sometimes I come up with good ideas that are my own worth sharing. So here are some quick tips for staying tidy that you probably haven’t heard of before:
1. Re-purpose excess ceramic bowls from the kitchen to organize your drawers. Continue reading “4 Surprising Tricks to Tidying”
A capsule beauty kit contains only essential cosmetics. Think of the products that you repurchase when empty; the ones you just have to squeeze into your carry-on bag when you travel. What if you only kept these products and got rid of the rest? … By the time I reached the big 3-0, I felt like I had a better sense of myself, and knew what products made sense for me and had done enough research to know what products were the very best. The end result is a hard working beauty kit with holy grail standards for every item. I’m lucky enough to no longer have many blemishes (one of the many benefits to becoming semi-old~!) and on most days go without make up entirely, so it makes sense that my beauty kit only contains 6 items. It was definitely worth the effort to ruthlessly edit my beauty kit down to a few products, for an easy morning routine, and a look that feels authentic. Continue reading “beauty: capsule”