My boo and I recently had some film developed that included our trip to France last summer as well as some more local shots from this past summer.
I thought I’d give you a little look into our more recent summer’s adventures. Enjoy!
Feeling: excited to watch the Family Friendly episode of Tosh.0 tonight
Seeing: Miss Congeniality on TV
Hearing: the hum of my air purifier
Cooking: banana bread (tomorrow)
Wanting: this bag of Açai & Blueberry Dark Chocolates to never end
Drinking: my last glass of water for the day
Reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Making: a list of things to tidy & clean in my apartment (fun!)
Loving: the new Halloween products from LUSH
I can’t believe September has come & gone. Here are some things I’ve been loving this past month.
Fresh Face Masks from LUSH
I’ve been going low-makeup this summer, and these masks have helped make that possible. I find my skin looks so much healthier & vibrant when I regularly use these masks. My two faves this month: BB Seaweed & Cupcake.
Complete Salon Manicure in the nail color 315 Camelflage from Sally Hansen
I wore this polish pretty much all month. In fact, the only time I wasn’t wearing this perfect nude shade was when I didn’t have any polish on at all. It’s such a lovely nude for olive toned skin.
Hyperlapse from Instagram
Hyperlapse is an app developed by Instagram that lets you record video and then speeds up the footage by 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 times to create a stunning time-lapse video. I can’t even tell you how many Hyperlapse videos I have of my cat.
Diplo Radio on Pandora
I like to listen to music when I work on design projects. The upbeat tempo of this station is so motivating.
Skort from H&M
Because I spent a good deal of September under the warm California sun, I needed a cooler bottom option. I found myself reaching for this skort constantly. It’s a great piece to dress up or down and the fact that it’s really shorts makes it a comfy pick.
Tapered Leggings from Forever 21
These leggings are my favorite bottom in my wardrobe. The pair I own are from H&M. Unfortunately, they are currently unavailable on their site, so I linked a pair from Forever 21 that look just as swell.
This may seem like an odd favorite, but I never really liked fresh blueberries until this month. It’s an exciting taste change that I’m fully embracing!
Everything I ate while in California
One of the things I miss most about California is the food. In-N-Out, authentic Italian & Argentinian food, and poolside ice cream are a few treats I indulged in on my visit. I’ll write a food post with all the mouth-watering photos.
Literature- Hawaii by James Michener
Next on my reading list, Michener’s Hawaii paints a captivating portrait of the creation and colonization of the 50th state. It’s a hefty read, so I’m still at the beginning, but it’s a great read so far.
TV/Film- Season 8 of Trailer Park Boys on Netflix
My boo got me into this series when I first moved to Anchorage and I am so grateful. Trailer Park Boys is a hysterical mockumentary about the residents of a Canadian trailer park. The shit these boys get into never ends and it is so fabulous. The 8th season is viewable exclusively on Netflix and I highly suggest you give it a chance.
Never wear black with navy. Your shoes & bag must match. Don’t mix prints/patterns. You can’t wear gold and silver together. Don’t wear horizontal stripes because they’ll make you look fat. Sequins & rhinestones are only for evening wear. Never wear red with pink. And of course, you can’t wear white after Labor Day.
Yes, Walter, you are the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules. These are outdated rules that at some time, I suppose, helped guide women to dress “appropriately”. I think the above fashion rules are rather silly, so I’d like to share with you my own fashion rules.
Rules to Dressing Like a Babe:
01. If you like it, wear it.
It’s as simple as that people. In fact, you can apply this rule to any aspect of your life. Do you like that corn dog? Ya. Eat it! If it makes you happy, go for it. It’s your life, live it how you please. [insert any other YOLO-esque cliché here].
But seriously, if you love that fuchsia maxi skirt and that red cropped halter, wear them together! If you’re feeling good about what you’re wearing, you’ll also look good. Your confidence will radiate out of your precious little face, and everyone will know what a babe you are.
So in the spirit of not giving a shit about the rules, I give you 20 whites to wear after Labor Day.
01. Tank Top | 02. Bag | 03. Beanie | 04. Watch | 05. Socks | 06. Necklace | 07. Open-Toe Bootie | 08. Knit Sweater | 09. Skinny Jeans | 10. Dress | 11. Wedge Sneaker | 12. Clutch | 13. Sunglasses | 14. Bikini | 15. Nail Polish | 16. Jacket | 17. Oxford Shirt | 18. Cropped Tank Top | 19. Jumper| 20. Mini Skirt
Feeling: tired (I woke up extra early for a meeting)
Seeing: the ominous gloom of potential rain outside
Hearing: Gone with the Wind on audiobook
Cooking: nothing tonight, but I am enjoying a late night Pop Tart
Wanting: to watch the new season of Tosh.0 tonight
Drinking: cool water
Reading: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Making: new card designs for my Etsy shop (check out this new notecards set)
Loving: this Asymmetrical Stripped Dress from Necessary Clothing
Babe Warning: There is only one month of summer left! Appropriately, Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness is playing as I write this. So, let’s kick it into overdrive and squeeze all we can out of this season. Starting with our nails!
I am by no means saying you can’t wear these shades through the rest of the year. Personally, I get excited to wear more vibrant, colorful polish when its hot & sunny out, so I tend to lean toward these colors in the summer.
Here are my summer polish picks: