We’re heading into my favorite reading season: deep winter. Every January I try to read one huge 800+ page novel to enjoy winter by hunkering down with a difficult book. In the past I’ve read Les Miserables, The Crimson Petal and the White, and London. All excellent books! Here are some recent reads I’ve loved, just in case you want to be like me and hibernate until spring arrives.
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It’s only a week until the official beginning of the holiday season, and if you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, that means presents. Now, of course, gifting and getting presents are only a teeny part of this beautiful season, but if you’re like me, you actually enjoy giving gifts and you’re eager to get the perfect gifts for a good price. For me, that means saving early and making really good, budget-friendly choices. Here are some tips to save money and scale back on spending this season.Read More »
Allow me to introduce you to my first pair of heeled over-the-knee boots! I’ve worn this classic trend in more subtle ways in the past and when I saw these babies for half off at Nasty Gal, I knew they were destined for my closet. They’re velvet and gorgeous! Lately I’ve been pushing myself to wear things I don’t normally wear, and these thigh-high heeled boots definitely fall under that category. Why wear the same ol’ things all the time?
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my comfort zone, what it is, and what it means for my life. We all have these little spheres of comfort where we feel safe and happy, and we all tend to get stuck in these comfortable bubbles and forget to break out. It’s never easy to be uncomfortable, but it does pay off. It doesn’t have to be large scale either. We can step out of our comfort zones in small ways that have big results—here are some ideas.
There are certain trends I hop on the bandwagon for, and bell sleeves is one of them. In my quest to find the girliest, most feminine dresses, I always gravitate toward embellishments and design details like those. This year, I leaned hard into the bell-sleeve trend and haven’t looked back!
Oh boy, if life has been stressful and getting you down lately, like it has for me, then odds are you need a pamper night. You need to de-stress, regroup, and do something nice for yourself. I’m always a little bit hard on myself, eager to get my to-do list finished completely by the end of the week and giving myself no excuses when I miss something. It can be a lot to handle, and it can pile up in small ways you don’t notice until you crack. Here are three simple ways to take care of yourself this week.
1. Take the morning off work to do nothing.
Okay, so since it’s been like ~70 degrees here in New York, it hasn’t really felt like fall. That’s all changing now because I am READY for fall dressing and fall colors. Love, love, love wearing jewel tones in reds, oranges, and yellows, and I’m so excited to start dressing like the leaves. 🙂
Here’s a simple outfit I put together with paperbag pants, an utterly soft cotton striped top, and a mustard yellow cape coat. This outfit is SO comfy, SO fun, and pretty simple. Hope you like it!Read More »
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Since I was in first grade, I’ve needed corrective lenses. I was the first student in my grade to need glasses and I can still see my classmates’ heads whipping around to catch a glimpse of me when I first showed up to first grade with bright red, confetti-pattern glasses. It made me feel conspicuous at first, and then as I got older it was just a drag, and for a tween with glasses as well as acne and braces, a huge blow to my self-esteem. Luckily, in eighth grade, I made the switch to contacts and have never had issues.
It’s been a great year for books so far. I’ve had so much commute time to read my staggering to-be-read pile and it’s been such a relaxing way to start and end my days! Last year I drove to work, and attempted to get into the world of audiobooks, but obviously, they don’t hold a candle to real, paper books.
Here’s a short list of some of the more interesting books I read this summer and early fall. My favorite is the last one, Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. Atwood has long been a favorite author of mine, and now that so many of her novels are being adapted into shows, the world gets to revisit what makes her such a relevant, powerful, and ultra-talented writer! Check out my mini-reviews:Read More »