This + That

Book wall display in shabby chic boutique, The Fancy Flea Cottage Downtown Bartow FL
The loveliest little corner at The Fancy Flea Cottage in Downtown Bartow. I bought a vintage window there to use for a hand-lettered flower menu at the shop.

Gothamista shared a roundup of amazing skin care products for $10 or less; watch how quick I can fill up my Amazon cart.

Speaking of beauty on a budget, this new drugstore long-wear stick foundation is in regular rotation in my morning makeup routine; Mariah Leonard called it a dupe for the Hourglass Vanish stick foundation, and that was all I needed to give it a go. It lasts all day with a satin medium coverage, but it looks undetectable on the skin. I blend it in with my fingers for a super-natural finish.

Man Repeller dives into what sets you off, according to your Myers Brigg personality type.

C keeps asking me what I want for my birthday next month, and I’m thinking this structured leather tote may be the perfect thing; it’s been on my wish list since last Christmas but it keeps selling out!

And while we’re on the subject of birthdays, this is a really refreshing perspective on aging. (via Whoorl)

My version of folding a fitted sheet involves rolling it up in frustration and shoving it in the dark corner of the linen closet; Lauren Conrad has a much better way.

Camille Styles posted helpful tips for how to make reading a priority, and why you should. My Kindle Paperwhite is always in my handbag, with the intention that if I have a few quiet moments, I can sneak in a page or two. I’m definitely guilty of reaching for my phone to fill that downtime more often, but I’m working on it.

I’d love to get into embroidery and cross-stitching as a creative evening hobby. How lovely are these floral + cactus designs?

Glass hair is the trend I didn’t know I needed in my life.

Guys, I think I may love Gwyneth Paltrow’s podcast. (I skip the Goop-y ‘wellness’ stuff and stick to the episodes featuring Gwynnie interviewing special guests.)

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  • Hey, girl! 👋🏻 We have a handful of these hand-painted face vases available at @lasaterflowers that are perfect for fresh flowers, succulents, or even a catch-all bowl for keys and hair ties. (We all have one of those somewhere in our home; it may as well be cute. 😉) #floraldesign #shopsmall #summerblooms #flashesofdelight
  • I jumped on board with @kendieveryday’s #30x30remix! For the next month, I’ll mix-and-match 30 pieces from my wardrobe into 30 weekday outfits and share them in weekly roundups on the blog.

My first week of remixed outfits + my thoughts on the challenge are in today’s post at 👖 
#capsulewardrobe #instastyle #ootd
  • Back to work after a relaxing weekend! But with *zero* tan to show for it; I’m never not fully-shaded and SPF’ed, wearing a giant sun hat and some kind of mumu situation on a beach.
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  • Found our new favorite beach getaway spot this weekend! 🌴 #lovefl
  • If anyone needs me I’ll be at the...🍹
  • Just when I thought I couldn’t love @rafanatural coconut oil bar soap more, I started using them with these natural fiber ‘soap sacks’ and leveled up. 
ICYMI, my latest blog post is a roundup of 10 random things I’m loving right now, inspired by all the great finds on @things.i.bought.and.liked. (And doing my best @mariahlleonard photography impression with this afternoon light.) ✨
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