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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →