Taking Stock | 0817

It’s been over a year since my last Taking Stock update, so I’m doing a grrreat job of keeping up with this “monthly” series. (*Palm to forehead*) I always enjoy looking back on these posts as little snapshots in time, so let’s bring it back! Making : a mess in the kitchen as I try to get back into making healthy, home-cooked meals. Sometimes I forget how much I love to cook, and after months of surviving on burritos and takeout, it feels good to get reacquainted with my oven. Drinking : iced tea by the bucketful because it is H-O-T down here,…

Friday’s Five

I think my brain short-fused when I turned the flower shop calendar over last week… I stared blankly at the new month’s page for a good 20 seconds before I could accept that it is, in fact, August. I saw a meme on Instagram that said, “June and July lasted 4 seconds,” and it gave me some comfort; maybe I’m not the only one who feels like we just celebrated the new year, yet somehow we’re halfway through the summer. I always make big plans at the start of the season, filled with barbecues, DIY home projects and weekend beach…

Embroidered Mules, 90s Fashion Trends, Women's Fashion, TJMaxx

Mad About Mules

Since my current casual/minimal style feels like I transported back to the 90s — high-rise jeans, lots of easy tees, every oversized button-down I can get my hands on, all the denim — it’s only fitting that I’m on totally on board the mule trend. The slide-on shoes made a big comeback this year, with iterations in every color, fabrication, and heel-style. I’ll take mine in a colorful suede or neutral leather with a little block heel, please and thank you.

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick Review, Luxury Makeup

Hourglass Confession Review

The new Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick is the most luxe thing in my handbag right now. Housed in a sleek gold applicator that feels like a tiny sculpture in my makeup pouch, this lipstick promises “creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish, without smudging or feathering.” Does this lippy live up to its claims, or is the launch all style and no substance? Influenster sent me a complimentary tube to review, and after a week of having it in regular rotation, I’m ready to share my thoughts.

Friday’s Five

TGIF! It’s shaping up to be a working weekend for me, but I hope to squeeze in some sunshine, reading, and quality time with my Netflix queue. (I want to dive into GLOW; anyone watched it yet?)