June 25, 2013
Filed Under: Style
I recently joined a book club. I know, I know. Ultimate nerdiness. Get your laughs out now because the geekiness aside, it’s been pretty freaking awesome. I’ve gotten to meet inspiring women while reading fantastic literature that I otherwise would have never known about. The first month, we read “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann. Because I didn’t actually purchase the book and couldn’t write in it, I filled pages in my journal with quotes from the book that I would want to remember. However, there is one quote that I didn’t need to write down. It’s been popping into my mind the past couple months and has definitely been a true reflection of my life lately.
“Good days, they come around the oddest corners.”
The day these pictures were taken wasn’t necessarily a good day (quite the opposite) but it’s important to remember that good days actually do come around the oddest corners. There will be bad days – but the good days will come. And when they do, it will be when you’re not expecting it.
When things aren’t quite going my way, I always find that it helps me to put myself together. I keep my nails painted. I wear dresses (this one from Jigsaw makes my silk-loving heart flutter). I style my hair. I wear perfume. Fortunately, this month Misoves came on board as a sponsor and sent me some of their moisturizing products. As silly as it sounds, their Organic Shea Butter and Olive Body Cream with Jojoba Oil and Whipped Shea Body Butter with Organic Rose Hip Oil have been a little light in my morning and evening routines. I’ve mentioned this before, but I have incredibly dry skin and this is the first product I’ve found that my skin readily accepts. I use the Whipped Body Butter in the evening, and the Shea and Olive Body Cream in the morning, and my skin stays hydrated all day. Even on days where I am running behind and forget to moisturize, my skin still feels soft. I truly believe these products are actually improving the quality of my skin, and not just masking the dryness. This product discovery has been such a minor victory, but ya know what? Sometimes it’s a little things in life, you guys.
Dress: c/o Jigsaw London (Same.)
Necklace: c/o RedEnvelope (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Belt: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shoes: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Curled with a 1″ curling iron and then swept back into a low ponytail.
I would sincerely like to thank my lovely friend and photographer, Mae, for knowing how to make me smile.