Monthly Favs: May
Alice + Olivia Sicily Halter Neck Romper in White To me, nothing is more summery than a cute white dress. And this little number looks like a short white dress, but thanks to some sneaky built-in shorts, it actually qualifies as a romper, which is great because you have the comfort (and security) of shorts, but the appearance of a dress - genius! I wore this to a Derby Party and to dinner for my 30th and got lots of compliments both times.
LUV AJ Full Bloom Hoop Earring Set I recently got a second piercing in my ears and not gonna lie, all of the amazing earrings on the LUV AJ instagram page were basically the reason I did. This set is great for everyday wear and I love that not only is it a set - so I have matching earrings for the double piercings in each of my ears - but all four earrings are actually different so it’s a really cute, kinda vintage look. I love ‘em and have literally not taken ‘em out since putting them in.
Paige Jimmy Jimmy Shorts in Strat I live in cut-offs in the summer, but I haven’t bought a new pair in several years. It’s just so hard to find ones that fit right. I love that these are short, but not too short, they’re a light wash and they are fitted, but don’t squeeze my legs in a weird way. Not sure if that was a good description, but basically I’m trying to say these are a great, super flattering, classic pair of shorts.
Gucci Leather Double G Belt This was a birthday gift and to say that I am absolutely head-over-heels, obsessed, in love and totally smitten with this belt would probably be an understatement. It’s such a classic, beautiful belt and is simple and elegant, but also a true statement piece. It upgrades a pair of jeans and a tee and also looks great worn over a blazer or a high-waisted dress or skirt.
Fujifilm Instax MINI 7s White Instant Film Camera This was also a birthday present and one that I have been wanting for several years now. Instant cameras are totally retro and fun, and just make me feel nostalgic. It’s awesome to be able to take high-quality pics on a phone (and be able to add a cute filter and post them), but there is something really sweet about taking a pic, waiting to see it develop in front of you and then having a physical image to hold onto. I love it and the pics I’ve taken so far have all been super cute.
Rebecca Minkoff Blythe Leather Belt Bag in White (now 40% off!!) This was actually also a birthday present (I’m a lucky lady). I love a good fanny pack (or belt bag, if you prefer) and I also love white purses, especially for spring in summer. I already own two other fanny packs, but I love that this one is smaller and can actually be worn as a belt (also looks super cute worn across your body). I was not a fan of the tassels hanging off the zippers, so I did remove those, but other than that it’s perfect!
Free People We The Free Clarity Ringer T-Shirt in Brightest Orchid Neons are hot right now and I love that this neon pink shirt is on-trend, but also totally wearable and not like over-the-top-neon but more subtly neon. I was actually surprised I liked the pink, too because I’m not usually a pink person, but apparently I’m a changed woman because I’m all about this pink shirt (if you don’t like pink though I get that… this shirt comes in 7 colors and at $38 I’d say it’s a steal).
Angie's Boomchickapop Light Kettle Corn I am a total popcorn junkie… it’s kind of a problem. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m randomly finding popcorn kernels in my bed and scattered around my house. While the mess is annoying (and slightly embarrassing) the snack is delightful and this is my current fav brand/flavor. It’s light, airy, crunchy, a little sweet, a little salty… I’m drooling thinking about it. Plus, it’s made with good ingredients and is only 120 calories per serving.
Tom's of Maine Charcoal Fluoride Free Toothpaste I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and not gonna lie, it definitely took a minute for me to get used to it (it’s a little funky putting black paste on your toothbrush and spitting out black), but now I’m kinda into it. I’m an avid tooth whitener (Crest White strips work for real), but since I’m currently on my Invisalign journey (half way done!!) I can’t use any strips or other whitening products at the moment (sad). But I think the activated charcoal in this toothpaste is definitely keeping my teeth white. I’ve even had a few people mention to me that my teeth look white and I drink lots of coffee and black tea so that says a lot This toothpaste is also fluoride and SLS-free and doesn’t contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. And the peppermint flavor is nice and refreshing.
Sneaky Pete Season 3 If you haven’t watched Sneaky Pete and you are looking for a new show to watch, I definitely recommend. It’s an Amazon Prime Original starring Giovanni Ribisi as a recently released convict and con artist who begins impersonating his cell mate, Pete. I’d categorize it as a fast-paced, crime drama/comedy. Giovanni Ribisi is AWESOME in it and his character is super smart, witty and charismatic (I kinda have a crush on him). I’ve watched all three seasons and all three are definitely worth watching.