The sustainable principal of wearing a lot more of what you own and buying less has been a hard one for me to learn. Shopping and hauling clothes has been a part of my life for so long. I still have fond memories of going back-to-school shopping each year. But those clothes just don’t last, and even now I get a little disappointed with the amount of clothes I’m willing to part with.
Since It’s still far too hot to wear anything stylish, and the excitement for fashion is rising as we get closer to fashion month, I figured it was about time to share my fashion book collection. I’ve certainly always loved fashion and books, but my love of these gorgeous books peeked when I was in college. Walking into independent bookstores and finding shelves upon shelves filled with books about every aspect on fashion had me in awe. My little suburban town Barnes and Noble couldn’t compete.
Lately I’ve been feeling a little lost when it comes to fashion. Some part of my brain just kept telling me I wasn’t in love with it like I used to be. So I challenged myself to find some things that I still love and find exciting about fashion and style today. It was far easier than expected. Maybe my brain wasn’t right this time around.
As I’m writing this the weather people say tomorrow will be sunny, but then it’s on to our third solid week of rain. *sigh.* I may be going a little stir-crazy. I’m all for getting cozy at home, but it’s hard when all I want to do is go out biking or to the beach. At least it’s still fun to dress like the sun is out.
Over the years my preference for foundation has crept down from mask-like high coverage to a more medium and sometimes sheer look. In the summer, especially when it feels like my skin is melting off, the last thing I want to do before going out is put on thick foundation. Of all makeup categories to search for within cruelty free brands, I thought foundation would be pretty simple, but that is not the case.
Picking one book to rec this month was a challenge. Anansi Boys had me sucked in from the beginning, Snot Girl had me laughing at the woes of bloggers, and The Sun and Her Flowers took me through a rainbow of emotions. But I had to talk about Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion because it gave me so many questions.
Summer hit me pretty hard this year. I’m sure there’s a small part of me that appreciates the heat after those long winter days and endless spring rain, but I was not prepared for heat rash and constantly feeling sticky from sunscreen and bug spray. Not the most glamorous image of summer days, but that’s been reality for the past week. It’s hard to get dress when you feel like you’re melting.
All of spring felt like a rush. There was about a week of true spring weather, lots of rain the rest of the time, and lots of me juggling birthdays, life changes, and family time. I feel like I need to nap through July, but sadly that wont be possible. Instead I’ll start thinking about all the things I must do before summer ends. Before the list making starts, lets take a look back at spring.
I find it difficult to write at the moment. Everything in my personal life is good but overwhelming, and everything I seem to find about this country and the world at the moment seems bad and overwhelming. It feels as if everything I attempt to create or do seems too little or misplaced.
Over the past few years, I’ve loved finding rare spots wherever I travel. You know, the hidden nook/ no tourists has ever been here culture cultivated by edgy travel shows and hipsters. It can be a way to make your experience in a new place unique, and have a moment to take a breath away from the crowds.