Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend Window Shopping: Sephora Sale Picks.

Sephora is giving 15% off for VIB with code YAYVIB and 10% for Insiders with code YAYINSIDER. I was ready for it and mostly bought replenishment items. Mostly. A few of these picks are things I bought, a few are things I was considering. Did you make a Sephora sale order? Whadja get?



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stuff I Like: Wearing, Listening, Reading, Washing

This Lipgloss That's Quite Cheering.
I stopped by Sephora recently to pick up a sample of the new Sunday Riley foundation with no intention of buying anything. Not one thing was I going to buy. Except this damn adorable Marimekko x Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss because holy shit is it cute. The whole line is so cute! I got Fruity Pop (sheer red with just a little bit of shimmer) but most of the colors look wearable and I like it's chunky stature which makes it easy to root out of the bottom of my bag.

This Podcast Interview That's Worth A Listen.
I've grown a little weary of Pod Save America, partially because it's Just Too Much and partially because they get a little bro-y for my taste. But every now and then they have a really interesting guest and earlier this week they interviewed Adam Davidson who wrote, "Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency" for the New Yorker. This article has been making the rounds and it's a fascinating read so I was really into hearing what he had to say. Check it out!

This Body Wash That's Tingly.
I bought Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle body wash on a whim because it smells like peppermint and it was inexpensive. I'm easy that way. You guys, I have found A GEM. This stuff is so refreshing! It has good ingredients and it's amazing after a hard workout because it really does have a cooling, tingly effect. And, it's really inexpensive (if you get it at Trader Joe's.) It's also available for more on Amazon and I would honestly pay that.

That's all I've got this week! I almost included my awesome new striped whale shirt but I think I'll save that for an outfit next week. (Spoiler: I freaking love it.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Madewell Extra 30% Off Sale.

Nooooooooo. That's the noise my brain made when I got the email. Madewell is giving an extra 30% off all sale items with code YAY30. There is a LOT of good stuff in this sale. Like, remember yesterday when I said you didn't want to buy boots right now? GOD DO NOT LISTEN TO ME. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY. OR THESE. And here are some other things that I'm all grabby hands about:



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Outfit of the Day: It's a Departure.

Ah yes, my satin cargo pants. I bought these online at Loft a few months ago on a sale-goggles whim and was so surprised when I didn't hate them. They're definitely a departure but they're also basically pajama pants I can wear to work: 

Right? Not terrible at all! They still exist at Loft in a few petite sizes and they also have non-satin cargo pants that look pretty cute. They also have skinny satin cargo pants but they don't even look good on the model which is...not a good sign. A safer choice might be these Lou & Grey Fluid Cargo Pants that look like the most comfortable thing ever. 

My ponte top is very old Ann Taylor and it has zippers on the side which is a nice detail. This Rachel Roy top has a similar zippy flair and this shell top from Ann Taylor has side zips! I'm also partial to this drawstring ponte top.

I am pretty much wearing my Madewell leather jacket every chance I get since the weather has been so fickle. I mean, what kind of dummy buys a leather jacket in March? Just me, but the weather has certainly allowed me to wear it a ton and I'll have it to look forward to this fall. Also, there is such a thing as a spring leather jacket! Don't think I'm not tempted by this stone color moto jacket and this blush Cole Haan jacket, which isn't my style but I still think it's really cute. And! This ocean blue leather jacket is killing me. Stop it. Details:

Not much jewelry today, just my awesome Soko Paddle Pendant that Marianne gave me. I wear this alllll the time. It's just so striking and satisfying as an object. 

I'm back to carrying my big old Marc Jacobs Paradise Rio satchel. It's a good one. There's a nice grey one on the RealReal but I also really like this similar leather Hobo satchel and this inexpensive Max Studio option. My boots are Madewell Lucien from last year. They can definitely still be found on eBay and the like but you don't want to buy boots right now anyway - get these cute flats instead. (I know, I'm the worst enabler.)

Monday, April 16, 2018

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Oribe at TJ Maxx!

Whenever something that's both nice and expensive hits TJ Maxx I feel like it's my duty to inform the blog masses. So, if you've given in to the wonder that is Oribe hair products I thought you should know there's a bunch of it on the TJ Maxx site (page down below the Mason Pearson brushes) right now. I am guessing it'll go fast, so snap it up!

We Discuss: Braws and Pannies.

M: I’m at Soma getting fitted for a bra because I’m about to burn everything I have.

A: I hit a bra wall recently but can't afford to do anything about it yet.

M: I need just one goddamn bra that fits and does what it’s supposed to do.


M: I wish we had a Nordstrom but we don’t and I think Soma is better than Victoria’s Secret.

A: Soma is decent. I have some of the vanishing edge pannies and they are still going strong.


A: I would like one goddamn bra that will stay on my sad sloped shoulders.

M: I’m in a big ole granny braw at the moment.

M: I will say it’s comfortable but god it’s ugly.


M: She’s bringing me more.

A: The last bra I bought was a 32DDD.

A: What even the fuck.

M: Mine was a 34DD.

A: They are Natori bras and pretty much all I wear. I loved them when I bought them and now I hate them.

M: She has me in a 36D, if you go down a letter you go up a number basically.

A: Right

M: Got two new bras that aren’t too granny.

M: This one was by far the winner, I was surprised:

M: Superflattering and makes me look thinner.

M: And they don’t make my already big boobs look bigger or pointy or anything.

A: Oh, that's pretty!

M: I am pleased! Enough to plop down $$ for two.

M: I will say the salesgirl was super helpful.

A: So nice that the straps can be crossed.

M: Yes

A: Helps keep the thing on my dumb shoulders.

M: Going home to destroy my bra drawer like I did my underwear drawer.

A: Sweet. I might have to check that one out. It's cheaper than my Natori bra.

M: I was very pleased with the whole experience and $58 is not bad at all.

M: And now I know my size so I can watch for sales and coupons online.


M: Apparently I am going through some stuff regarding my drawers

A: Ooh, i just remembered there's a Soma really close to work

M: Do it!

A: I have 4-5 bras that don't fit anymore but I just keep them?

A: Like, why? For a rainy/skinny day?


M: Guess what I realized? If I get skinny I can buy new bras!

A: Yesssssssss

A: I am totally loving my Aerie underwear and having a drawer full of underwear that fits is really nice.

M: Me too!

A: And even though there were complaints that they don't hold up, I am happy. I mean, they're $3-4 each with the promotion.

M: Right!


M: Nor should they be!

A: Anyway, in non-unders news I got a 4 pack of that Trader Joe's sparkling wine in a can and it's as delightful as I remember.

M: Aw yay

Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Window Shopping: The J.Crew Sale Is Good Stuff.

Oh, J.Crew. When you get it right you really get it right. Here's the deal: And extra 40% off sale items with code TAKE2030 plus free shipping today only! (I also went through eBates for an extra 1.5% cash back and ooh, today they're giving 13% cash back at these stores.)

Anyway! I did not get out of the J.Crew sale unscathed and I doubt you will either. Here's what I really dig: