I didn’t intend to only publish one post this week, but I had been feeling a bit morose and uninspired. When I get in these lulls, I’ve found that it’s best to just step away and do my own thing offline rather than force content. I can’t even pinpoint what has been bothering me, other than a general feeling of discontent. For one, I decided I hate how full my closet is with things I don’t wear anymore, so I’ve been forcing myself to wear old favorites again and pack away things that I’m lukewarm on. I’m not quite ready to sell or donate some of those unworn things, but I think I need a break from seeing all of those options that I skip over every morning to [hopefully] break any emotional ties to them.
Clothes aside, I’ve been throwing myself into house projects because I’ve been annoyed by the recent stalemate in home improvements. (It’s hard to stay in and paint when we can go for a bike ride and enjoy the weather!) I really want to do a “State of the House” post soon and show you where things are compared to when we bought the house. Don’t expect any awe-inspiring reveals, though. We don’t have the budget for that, but we are proud of how things are coming along. (We ran into our realtor at a neighborhood festival last weekend and she asked if we had installed the wallpaper I so badly wanted when we looked at houses. Unfortunately, I picked out the most expensive wallpaper to go in a place that we can’t DIY, so no, not yet. Haha.)
And in other life updates, Dave had a work trip to Washington D.C. I’m jealous that it coincided with a work event for me, otherwise I would have loved to go with him. (I’m now planning a late-fall trip to the city.) So, I was home alone for the better part of the week for the second time in as many months. I have to admit that it wasn’t quite as bad this time around. It helped that Bacon actually hung out with me instead of sitting by the front door anxiously awaiting Dave’s arrival and then getting mad at me later as if I had something to do with his disappearance. Plus, ZzzQuil. A 90-year-old house sure makes a racket when it settles.
And with that, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’m counting down the hours until Dave’s plane lands and we officially start date night with a fish fry. (Not familiar with Wisconsin’s most popular Friday tradition? Head here to learn more.)
- So, there’s a big sale this week that just opened to the public. 😉 I bought Chelsea-style rain boots. They’re not something I’d typically wear, but I like have an option other than tall wellies. I ordered this dress on a whim and it’s sexy AF. (Order a couple of sizes to try. My regular size was too snug in the midsection and made me feel self-conscious, so I’m waiting for the larger one to arrive.) I also placed an order last night for this dress in the striped pattern. The colors look beautiful online.
- Handbags and apparel prices are expected to rise thanks to the trade war.
- I came across Gardenuity the other day and it seems like the perfect way for wannabe-green-thumbs to get into gardening. They send everything you need to plant a one-square-foot vegetable and herb garden that’s suitable for your location and climate.
- A frozen margarita pie is the dessert your dinner party has been missing.
- My new favorite Instagram account.
- There’s a movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg that’s coming out this December and it looks incredible. Watch the trailer here.
- Artificial intelligence is being used to combat counterfeit luxury goods.
- The lowdown on intermittent fasting.
- Pairing mint with banana is unexpected, but sounds delicious.
- If you have a young daughter, please get her this backpack for school. It’s everything I wish I had as a kid.
Finds Under $50:
- A lightweight scarf is always a great piece to have on hand for travel.
- Does anyone else remember those Tiger Pop suckers we had as kids? For whatever reason, the colorful swirls of these earrings remind me of them!
- Target does it again with a cute woven bucket bag.
- This camisole is so feminine and understated, which is exactly what makes it perfect.
- I don’t need to spend more money, but this skirt in camel is perfect for the office.
Earlier This Week:
- Just one post. I ordered the wrap dress featured in the roundup. It’s really pretty, but you’ll want to size up. The one I received didn’t fully cover my chest, even though there was more than enough fabric on the bottom. I’ve exchanged it for a larger size to see if it’ll cover everything up top!
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(That dress ripped and I miss it!)