Last weekend I was invited to play dress up with some Marist Fashion students to help them out with their senior project with Haven Boutique in Poughkeepsie. I had a great time and can’t wait to see the final pictures. It’s so nice to get asked to participate in something like this- such a good feeling and a confidence booster! I’m always down to try something that allows me to be creative (especially in ways that don’t just include glue and pompoms)! 😆
Here are five things I’ve been loving!
1.) This pimple spot treatment (it’s actually a mask, too, but I’m recommending it here for overnight pimple destruction). This stuff works. One night and that sucker is gone. It is super drying so beware- put it only on the pimple itself for best results.
2.) I consider myself somewhat a cozy-clothes connoiseur- I never shop without checking out the loungewear section of a store, and I know what I’m looking for. This sweatshirt I found at Target hit all the marks for me- lightweight, affordable, short but not tummy-exposing. I love that it’s such a neutral basic that you can throw it over gym clothes (which I did yesterday), lounge around the house in it (which I did the day before that), or dress it up with jeans and boots in cooler weather, or jean shorts and sneakers in the spring. If it came in other colors, I’d be buying them up.
3.) These key tags. In our lifelong quest to be more organized and on top of clutter, Mike and I were complaining the other day about all the keys we own that have a color tag but we had no idea what the color meant so it was essentially a worthless exercise to even put the tag on it in the first place. So we have piles of keys that we’ve been afraid to toss because what IF we end up remembering that that key was for after it was tossed and what IF it was the key to a secret treasure box? Anyway- we Primed these and now are on a key-testing phase of life where we immediately label and tag keys once we discover their function in our home.
4.) This hat, another Target find. I’ve been scouring Nordstrom and other higher-end sites for some not-hideous summer hats that are neutral enough to wear with anything from a sundress to a T-shirt with shorts, and I was coming up short. Then this week I found this cute one- enough coverage to help minimize sun exposure when I’m out and about, but not so much that it makes me look like “Old Macdonald”, as my kids sometimes refer to me in my bigger hats. Another lesson to never sleep on Target for great basics!
5.) Girl, Stop Apologizing. This book is really speaking to me right now! The sequel to Girl, Wash Your Face (a previous Friday Five choice) is a little more practical and tangible but also has plenty of the relatable anecdotes we’ve come to expect from Rachel. Her voice is conversational and she does a great job at showing the reader how we as women are so quick to give up on our dreams or not even allow ourselves to have dreams. She breaks down many reasons why this is the case, and actual hands-on advice stating how to make things start to happen and work towards your goal. I’ll tell you what- even if you don’t have some huge unfulfilled dream keeping you awake at night, this book will still resonate with you. It feels like your best friend is talking to you, except your best friend also happens to have a New York Times bestseller and three kids and a podcast and a documentary you can stream on Netflix.
Looks like we have a heat wave coming to the Hudson Valley later next week- that’s something to smile about! Hope you find many more reasons this weekend.