Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Musings

Hi and TGIF. I needed you here, Friday. Yes, needed. Some musings for your Friday morning. 

// Sleeping Positions //  
I sleep, most often, in the foetus/fetus position! How about you?

//  Milk & Honey Soap Bars //  
I definitely want to make these this season! Heidi has multiple soap bar "how to's" on her blog 
{Happiness is Homemade}, in addition to these bee and honeycomb ones.

//  Fall Celebrations //  
Beautiful traditions across the globe. {original photo via John Shedrick}.

 // Hair Styles for Fall // 
2014 versus is always fun to see how style changes, or stays the same. 

//  Etiquette Tips //  
To prepare for all of the upcoming holiday parties!

//  Perfume //  
Tips to make the scent last longer! I definitely needed these tips as my scent seems to disappear 
almost immediately.

Thank you for stopping by! xo

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall Nudes

Favorite Nudes for Fall

I do not wear makeup often (I would use the excuse of being in water sports as reason not to "dress up" and "put my face on" during high school and college) but it is something that I would like to learn and do more than once a month and/or just during the holidays. I am a serious case of #iwokeuplikethis (i.e. just chapstick) so any level of makeup application is a bit intimidating. The nude makeup trend, in particular, is extremely visually appealing to me and I would like to try it out this season. Any tips? I plan to watch some a lot of videos by Lisa Eldridge. I added the lip gloss because glosses are less intimidating then lipsticks (lol!). What are some of your favorite nudes?

These heels are feminine and pretty. Another component of "cultivating the person I want to become" is becoming more lady-like. I think these heels would do just that although I know I will need to practice walking in them. 

I love the versatility of blanket scarfs - so easy to add to a casual outfit (white tee and jeans), a work outfit (blouse and pencil skirt) and an evening outfit (dress, coat and heels). This piece will easily work for fall and winter. 

Large totes are an essential. I have a lengthy commute (that is LA for ya!) so I like to bring books, sparkling water, a phone charger, a magazine etc. with me on the road, to make the bus/train/subway trip a little more, productive. Yeah, productive.  

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Morning Blues + Wednesday Woes

It seems like weekends just fly by (even weekends where I have zero plans besides cleaning the apartment and doing laundry) and the weekdays go at a snail's pace. The blues + woes associated with the work week have gotten a little extreme for me; not only am I grumpy on Sunday evenings, I am really unproductive. Some close friends of mine even "wrote" a short blues-y song about Mondays {why does Sunday always have to lead into Monday}. What is even worse? I also experience Wednesday woes! This is not good and I know things have to change. I plan to implement a spa day on Sunday evenings (and throughout the week, as needed) to make the work week more pleasant. 

In addition to the above Sunday ritual, I also feel a little "window" shopping to start my week is a good idea. The items I discovered this morning are not only items I would love to incorporate into my wardrobe (the skirt would be great for holiday parties) and home (how gorgeous are these dream catchers?) but also a craft I would like to learn (I current follow Maryanne on instagram and am very eager to learn). So, here are some items I found while "window" shopping:

my favorites

1 // dream catchers
2 // Coach heels
3 // necklace
4 // purse
5 // weaving loom
6 // boots
7 // skirt
8 // throw

What are ways you beat the Monday morning blues and Wednesday woes? Please leave them in the comments below! 

Thank you for stopping by! xo