How I Organize My Skincare & Makeup

Monday, January 8, 2018

I live in a duplex with multiple roommates, so while it's beautiful and in a super convenient part of town, I don't have a ton of space to spread out my belongings. Since we are renting, I also can't install shelves or ... really do anything useful to the space whatsoever.

To avoid allowing my plethora of products to take over every square inch of counter space, I've invested in a lot of acrylic organizers. Just this week I bought the vertical rotating tower you see in the pictures! You can place each shelf exactly where you want it, so there's room for tall bottles and squat little jars. The top also has dividers, which I mostly use for samples I am currently trying to use up.

Saturday Reading List

Saturday, January 6, 2018


If you need even more Best Of Beauty 2017 content to get your new year off to a good start, check out Priya's here.

I loved this post from Into the Gloss about an actual French woman's beauty regimen.

The Rise & Fall of the Basic Bitch: "In a lot of ways, it’s internalized misogyny given a name. It is the phrase 'I’m not like other girls,' packaged as an insult."

The No-Win Conundrum Of The Golden Globes’ #MeToo Red Carpet

I'm absolutely in love with Greta Garbo's bedroom. It appeals to my current obsession with rose-hued everything.

If you've got some time over the weekend, take a peek at goop's Detox Shopping Guide. There are some admittedly wonderful products on here, but unfortunately I'm not sure I can say the same about the session with a "kitchen healer", the colon hydrotherapy, or the coffee enema.

January + New Year, New Me

Thursday, January 4, 2018

I mean, I had to say it didn't I? I actually love January. Sure, it was 7° this week while I was standing outside trying to buy a shuttle pass, and yes my electricity bill is exorbitant after trying to keep my house at a measly 64°, and yes I'm not entirely sure when we will see sunlight again; however, there is a genuine rejuvenation and fresh start after the holiday season ends and I live for it.

4 days into the year and I'm actually keeping up with my resolutions so far (yes, 4 days is pretty good for me). I even resisted Madewell's 40% off sale-sale this morning, so I guess nothing can stop me now!!

I wanted to share some of my favorite purchases from the past few months - all of them have been serving me extremely well, and though some are pricier than I'd typically go for, I've been wearing them heavily so they've been earning their keep.


1) Rose Gold Nikes: I love the monochrome and the metallic finish on a casual shoe. Similar pairs here, here, and here.
2) Free People Drapey Thermal Top: I bought two of these, in cream and burgundy, and I would wear them daily if I could. They're soft & slouchy and long enough to wear with leggings. Similar top here, here, and here (but really the FP Laguna is the best).
3) Free People Teddy Peacoat: THIS IS CURRENTLY MY FAVORITE THING I OWN. It has been freezing in Nashville (seriously, my weather app says it feels like -5° outside) and my teddy coat has been so cozy and warm. I've worn it every day since I bought it just before the holidays. They're a hot commodity right now, but you can still find somewhat similar here, here, and here.
4) Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: I get it. Spending almost $100 on leggings is stupid. I would never have done it if I hadn't tried the stupid things on on a whim. Unfortunately, they're so worth the price tag - I have never felt better in a pair of leggings, and especially in a pair of pleather-finish leggings. They suck me in and smooth out every tiny smidgen of cellulite. I'm obsessed and wish I had the funds to own fifty pairs. If you're just looking for some faux leather leggings (without the ridiculous price tag) check out these, these, or these!
5) Sam Edelman Statement Loafers: My beautiful sparkly embroidered babies. They felt like butter the first time I put them on and I love when they catch the light. Other fun & more affordable options are here, here, and here.
6) Free People Chunky Cardigan: This cardigan was on my wishlist for months before I pulled the plug, and during a Nordstrom sale I finally went for it. I wear it constantly, around the house over pajamas and out and about when it's above freezing temps. It's a cozy cocoon. Other oversized cardis with a similar vibe can be found here, here, and here.

I'm currently on a no-buy for January when it comes to clothes (and makeup) but considering the fact that my uniform has been the sneakers, leggings, thermal, and slouchy cardigan for a month straight, I think I'll manage.

xoxo

2017 Wrap Up - So Long, Farewell

Monday, January 1, 2018

When I was regularly using my bullet journal (I have since returned to my ultimate favorite, the Passion Planner), I would end each month with a page of my "Currentlies" - what had I been reading and listening to and eating and watching, where had I visited and what was I hoping to do next, etc. In 2018, I'd like to get back into that routine, but for now I'm going to try to look back on my year in a similar way.

Best in Beauty 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Long time, no see! Before the year wraps up - and isn't it absolutely wild that it's wrapping up ?? - I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products of the year! They won't necessarily be new releases, but rather what I enjoyed using the most throughout the year.

Pumpkin Paradise

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Why, oh why, can I not motivate myself to sit still and write a blog post? Je ne sais pas. I need to get up my October Boxycharm post, my Fall FabFitFun post - heck, I haven't even posted about my trip to montreal that was in August. I cannot seem to sit still anymore, and any time I do I feel like I'm wasting time. It's hard to sit back and take a minute to myself these days - days are so short and getting even shorter. 

Just before Halloween, I went with my little sister Emily and her roommate, K8, to Cheekwood. I've lived in Nashville for close to a decade now, but I've never visited the estate, so what better time to visit than during their Harvest, when everything is covered in pumpkins and chrysanthemum blooms? 

cheekwood harvest

FabFitFun Fall 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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