So, 99.9% of the time I am blogging over at with wanderlust. That’s all fine and dandy, but some of the going-ons don’t fit over there. So, hey! I guess I’m back!
I’m doing this 40 bags in 40 days challenge. These days, I find myself wanting less and less, or at least more thoughtful items. Since I live at home, I don’t have a ton of space to call my own, but I still feel like there’s a lot of crap that could be weeded out. I’m getting my family in on the thing, and hopefully we’ll be able to clean up this place a bit over the next ~40 days. My areas of focus are the office (textbooks, old notes, art supplies), the kitchen (appliances, baking supplies, organize the pantry), my bathroom (makeup, hair products), and my bedroom. Which brings me to…
Curating my wardrobe. I accumulated a lot of clothes throughout high school and a couple years following from working retail. Since then, I haven’t bought a lot of new clothes. My style was a lot more out there than it is now, so there isn’t a whole lot in my closet that really speaks to me. I feel like it’s been going on for months, but I have ever so slowly been weeding out what I don’t wear. I’ve been following along with this series, and have been accumulating style inspiration here. I have a pretty good idea of what I’m after. My uniform these days consists of a pullover sweater over a button up blouse, jeans and white converse or loafers. Add a menswear inspired jacket and a huge scarf and I’m good to go.
I’m obsessed with Zara’s spring/summer offerings this year. I worked for them for quite a few years, and I don’t think that they’d ever put out a line this good during my time there. While I’d love to invest in some higher quality pieces, I am still in the mind frame of “I can’t have nice things,” because I am HARD on my clothes and shoes. It’s hardly worth it for me to dish out $500 on a pair of Rachel Comey boots or $300 on an Acne blouse when I am inevitably going to end up with salt stains from the snow and food stains from, uh, my inability to feed myself without making a mess. So, until I can get my shit together and either get a car and/or start wearing a bib, I think my best bets will be at Zara, Anthropologie, and Aritzia.
In addition to clothing, I’ve been taking an interest in beauty and skincare products. Partly due to laziness and partly due to my inability to properly apply makeup, I have managed to wean my skin care and makeup regime down to a few short steps. Of course, then I found myself in Sephora purchasing what are now some of my *dream* products, and we’re back to complicating things. The extra additions include the three products shown above: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer, Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon, and Bumble & Bumble Hair (Un) Dressing Crème. Can we talk about that last for a second? I am so very guilty of washing my hair every day, which I KNOW is the cardinal beauty sin. I’ve tried the dry shampoo thing, and even after one day I just can’t hack it. I feel like a grease ball even when I’m really not, and I know that it sounds ridiculous, but that shit messes with my entire day. In comes the (Un) Dressing Crème, which is basically the anti-dry shampoo. Applied to clean hair, it gives the appearance of beautifully unkempt second-day hair without the grime. So ha, because now I can have lovely looking hair while also frying it from washing every day… WHO’S THE WINNER NOW?! I joke, of course, but for now it’s good enough for me.
I suppose that's it for now. What looks are you hoping to spot this season? Any beauty products that you're loving at the moment?