Happy Kentucky Derby weekend! I really don’t get into horse racing except for this weekend – my family has a group text, winner takes all, and it’s a lovely way to connect with family across the country for a day or two, even if we are all talking trash. I’m seeing a friend I haven’t seen in aaaaages this morning for coffee, and I hope to finally deep clean my apartment post-flu. (Please, please get your flu shot, and don’t be like me. I was down for the count for around a week!) What’s on your weekend to-do list?
I religiously wear sunscreen, mostly out of habit. I burn anywhere, any time. Winter. Summer. I can get a sunburn on the fifteen minute walk to work in the morning. It’s annoying. For me, sun care is just part of life, like washing your face in the morning or taking off makeup at night. I’ve also recently started using Differin, a low-grade OTC retinoid (eep!) which means I’m even more sensitive to sun damage. However, I wasn’t always so steadfast in my sunscreen love, so I’m sharing what I use to keep all those nice Vitamin-D filled rays at their best (and from wreaking havoc at their worst).
If you’ve entered my life recently, you know two things:
- I have a deep, deep love of skincare.
- I have a deep, deep distrust of makeup.
As someone who’s had spots since teenagerdom (I like to call them “spots” and not acne because “spots” is cuter???), makeup has been a necessary evil. Can’t go outside without it, but it’ll make your sad pores even sadder. Until recently, I thought this would be the cycle of my life. Fighting spots, covering them up, removing makeup, finding more spots.
Hey friends! This is late because it’s Easter and I spent the morning with lil’ munchkins snatchin’ eggs at the Navy Yard. I’m super lucky to have family in the area who invited me into their home for the morning. Now I’m back in Foggy Bottom looking for apartments and fighting off the Sunday scaries.
Good morning! Are you curled up with a cup of coffee and the Sunday paper? I used to love the Trib, but the Times will do. Today marks the beginning of Holy Week, and my sinuses feel like they’re going to be really upset with me if I keep going to bed late. What’s a girl gotta do to get on a normal sleeping schedule? (Answer: be responsible and actually go to bed.)
The last time I bought jewelry for myself just because was probably when I was frequenting Claire’s in a suburban Illinois mall. Since then, my style has drastically changed, and now that I’m taking home a regular chunk o’ change, I’d like to invest in some pieces I know I’ll get great wear out of in the future. (You can click on the photos to be taken to the product’s page!)
^EM Jewelry Design – Sula Studs – $44.00
easy like Sunday mooooornin’
Lately these suckers have been coming out later and later, so I’m making an effort to get this one to you bright and early on Sunday morning. Did you file your taxes yet? I did this past week and felt very grown-up about it. As you read this, I am clutching a cup of coffee at the annual Cherry Blossom 10 Miler cheering on some amazing coworkers who can run ten miles around the Tidal Basin. Being a friend is fun.
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with pattern and color as they interplay in interior design. I’ve never really cared too much about interior design until now, and I’m surprised at the strong reactions I have to certain pieces or color schemes.
Anthropologie recently released their spring home collection, and I’m in love. If you click the photos, you’ll be directed to Anthro’s website. Here are a few of my picks:
I love how the pom-poms and tassels add texture to this off-white duvet. I don’t trust myself with a typical white duvet, but somehow this feels more approachable and adult (I’m currently using my duvet from high school).