Tuesday, February 19, 2013

good stuff 2

as soon as i published my last post, i kept thinking about a whole bunch of other things i wanted to share with you guys. so here's part 2 ... more good stuff i've been using and reusing throughout my day that have been making me happy.

this is the only pen i will use these days. the retractable nib and
easy ink flow make scribbling quick notes nice and easy. i went
through about four of these last semester!

my taste in jewelry gravitates towards small, simple pieces that you can wear
every day. when it comes to rings, that means, thin bands without anything
protruding that can snag on clothes, hair, bags etc. this tiny ring rarely leaves my
left hand and looks great with a simple manicure.

let me tell you something about new york city: it stinks. i won't get into the
details but the city literally stinks of every foul scent you can imagine. and the
problem is, the bad smells mix right in there with the great smells, like delicious
food and roasting nuts and perfumed women. so one second, you might
be inhaling the sweet scent of nuts roasting in the cold winter air, when suddenly,
mid-inhale, you're struck with the scent of "something else." this little solid perfume was
gifted to me by a friend last December and i carry it with me everywhere. if ever i need
a little scent detox or recalibration after a particularly awful experience, this guy saves the day

my preferences in makeup follow my preferences in jewelry: simple, no fuss, everyday.
i picked up this cream eye shadow at THE BEST STORE IN NYC at the end of last
semester as a treat for surviving the most hellacious 5 months of my life! it is all natural and
beautifully pigmented and ridiculously easy to apply: just swirl your finger in the pot once
and swipe onto your eyelid. voila! you're ready to face your day.

i am always on the hunt for subway reading material and for the past few
weeks, it's been "My Life in France," by Julia Child. It's a really easy read and
immediately transports you from a stuffy subway car rattling through lower
manhattan to delicious, cheese and wine-filled Paris.

Monday, February 18, 2013

good stuff

the winter has been long this year and everyone seems to be suffering from the blahs. here's some good stuff i've been using/wearing lately that give me an extra little pick me up:

this stuff smells so delicious and it's very well priced
for a natural product. it will make your shower experience that
much more pleasant.

chris got me a chemex coffee maker for my birthday. at first i only
wanted it because it was so pretty, but it' actually makes a really delicious
cup of coffee. it takes a little while to learn how to use, but once you get
the hang of it, you'll never go back to plain old drip coffee again.

i randomly picked up this sweatshirt at gap on super duper sale
and am so pleased with its fit and quality. they have other colors
if this hot pink doesn't appeal to you. 

full disclosure, i haven't gotten this hat in the mail yet so can't fully
vouch for it, but it's been freezing cold in nyc these days and all i see
everywhere are chic women walking around in perfectly slouchy
beanies. i'll let you know how this one turns out.

speaking of freezing cold temperatures,  these fleece-lined leggings are
absolutely saving me as i roam the streets of brooklyn. 

what about you? got any good stuff to recommend? I'm a big believer in word of mouth. i trust my friends :)