june covet.

june! suddenly summer. here are a list of things:

  1. crazy about these beautiful tina lima mules from about arianne.
  2. i’m in the midst of my annual swimsuit crisis but feel convinced that this green guy is the one.
  3. i just came across an old instagram post by drew barrymore about how this colgate whitening pen really works and i was like, “get me that!”
  4. i just finished conversations with friends by sally rooney and it killed me dead. it has elements of sweet valley high and ghost world and me without you and everything incredibly, achingly beautiful about first relationships and being in your early 20’s, written with such gorgeous style. now i want to read all the novels written by ladies and hope they might somehow compare to that masterpiece. next up is the mars room by rachel kushner.
  5. my eyes can not get enough of these rowena sartin organza pillows.
  6. i somehow missed this toit volant gingham outfit that was on sale at lisa says gah for a hot minute. it’s all i can think about now. those shorts are everything to me.
  7. i find it hard to express how much i want this vintage green plastic kenzo ring. ever ever so much.
  8. i’m always afraid of any kind of tanner near my face b/c i don’t want to look like lindsey lohan circa the early aughts, but i hear that this clarins golden glow booster is the jam.
  9. i’m currently so crazy about the makeup looks on season one of sex and the city. the metallic cream eyeshadow and lipgloss looks so good to me. i feel like this fenty beauty stuff might do the trick.
  10. last is this set of five elements candles from the wild unknown, which most assuredly smells like magic, on sale now at kitkitdizzi.

 

 

 

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20 dreams for sale.

well kids, it’s officially sale season. things that were once highly unaffordable are now slightly less unaffordable! here is a list of 20 things that are v v gorgeous and on sale this very weekend. from me to you. xx

  1. oh these orange ganni jeans are killing me dead and 30% off.
  2. despite the weather, memorial day means summer (how?). i thought we reached peak gingham like a year ago but the internets say nah, so here is a cutie pie high waist gingham bikini from j.crew.
  3. all the lime green clear plastic wedges please.
  4. the vampires wife makes real cool dresses and i like this blue one for 50%off.
  5. i want everything from raey but i think these socks are a good place to start.
  6. black satin dresses are my everything right now. this one from paskal is sew kewl.
  7. this semi sheer poppy tulipy turtleneck from ganni is on sale you guys.
  8. dang i want these black kiki boots from maryam nassir zadeh.
  9. how fresh is this crisp white radically sleeved top from rejina pyo?
  10. urban outfitters made these faux celine lime green cat eye sunnies and now they are even more extra cheap.
  11. isa arfen’s black satin dress is smart in that isa arfen kinda way and also 40% off.
  12. these black crane pants look hecka comfortable and are on sale + 20% off with code memorial20.
  13. this vintage beaded clutch is 100% amaze and also 20% off.
  14. i want this satin hair bow clip in every color.
  15. it’s my semi-annual i have a toddler and need a new rug for him to trash time. this green shag guy reminds me of my childhood.
  16. how gorgeous are these jade green hoops?
  17. i am wanting this make makeup pallet designed by maryam nassir zadeh. 15% off with code memorialday15.
  18. this ganni swimsuit is the sweetest thing.
  19. been eyeing some veja sneakers for days. these metallic guys are 40% off.
  20. these jacquemus petal pushers really have my heart.

the end.

these days.

  1. i am currently totally over the moon for spring 1996 fashion. particularly the entire collection from prada is everything i want right now, but also donna karan, gianni versace and calvin klein were really nailing it.
  2. really cool to see one of these on a mom with a child with autism. what she said about moming a child on the spectrum made me cry because it’s so true. she also happens to be an incredible artist!
  3. i feel like ronan farrow is a national treasure at this point. his latest new yorker piece on more power, corruption and lies is as unnerving as ever.
  4. i want ganni jeans so bad it hurts. holy coolness.
  5. i recently started taking the chinese herb he shou wu and holy crap- it honestly does reverse gray hair. my little wily gray roots started changing color after just a few days!
  6. very extra excited for the new father john misty record. can’t get enough of the 2 singles that were put out ahead of the record.
  7. yes, please tell me how to heal my poor fried hair.
  8. i love this article about keeping beauty spending in check. i maje relate to this.
  9. speaking of needing to keep my beauty spending in check- i’m adding milk makeup’s kush mascara to my waitlist. it’s actual magic- non-drying, non-clumpy, super extra long babydoll lashes gorgeous magic.
  10. should my husband and i suddenly come into 4 million bucks we would buy this house. and live in beachy barn/mid-century bliss, bitches.

the end.

a week of outfits.

i spent most of april in a 90’s craze, thrifting for all the killer items i could find and putting together outfits that paid tribute to the girls of the day- the ones with styles all their owns. more on that later. for now, here’s a few of the things i wore while waiting for the weather to make up its mind.

happpy may.

may covet.

May! I must be tripping because somehow it is May which means it is almost June which means summer. Summer of all things! What in the actual world?! I am so tired of feeling like I have nothing to wear whilst having an overflowing closet/dresser, which is the story of my actual life. In a fit of rage or clothing boredom I cleaned out my closet and now of course I want all the things (see above/below). May also means Mother’s Day so consider this a gift guide of sorts.

  1. If I see another girl on instagram wearing a Celine alphabet pendant I’m gonna spit! I wish for the H one for my H kid.
  2. The real top of my list is this jacket by Elizabeth Suzann. I am currently internet stalking it so hard. It’s perfect to my eyes.
  3. Eyeing this makeup set from Glossier. I love their boy brow & haloscope ew sew much.
  4. Red espadrilles!
  5. Love this pretty seagrass basket.
  6. I really thought my Jesse Kamm obsession was done, until I saw these dark denim guys. Obsession redux.
  7. Wishing for this Sun Potion gift box “for her” i.e. me.
  8. Still love this Madre t-shirt from Riley + Co.
  9. Need this Stevie Nicks mug from Lust Cult. I need it!
  10. The Serpentfire Tarot deck is always sold out, stoked to see it back in stock b/c it is gorgeous.
  11. These clear plastic vintage 90’s sunglasses are just the thing for the return of sunshine.
  12. Three favorite Sofia Coppola sparkling wines, because I love a sampler!
  13. Also have my eye on this ritzy glitzy travel kit from Biologique Recherche.
  14. Nothing I love more than a fashion coffee table book, next on my list is Margiela: the Hermes Years.
  15. How cool are these rattan chairs from Ikea?
  16. Last is this collection called Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by the poetess behind Beyonce’s Lemonade film Warsan Shire.

The end and Happy Mother’s Day. Rabbit, Rabbit.

a week of meals.

 

the connection between food & mood is something that i’ve been interested in for 20 years. i’ve struggled with slow metabolism (and some thyroid issues), along with some form of depression and terrible pms for most of my life, and i first got interested in how food affects these things when i befriended a nutritionist at the age of 18. she was kind enough to make a food plan for me that involved lots of protein and healthy fats (in the low-fat 90’s), and when i was in my late 20’s another nutritionist gave me the book the mood cure. this book is like my bible- and it prescribes a diet that is high in protein/healthy fats, cuts out processed foods & sugar, and includes amino acid supplements. here is a great roundup of the scientific evidence behind amino therapy, but my personal experience with aminos has been incredible. i think clearer, sleep better, handle stress better, have more energy and even have sharper vision when i take amino supplements. i recently started taking natural factors thyroid health formula, and l-glutamine (to help with sugar cravings) and 5htp to help with all the things. i’ve also been using ashwagandha for several months to help with anxiety and sleep.

supplements aside, foods play a big role. throughout my life i’ve tried pretty much every diet out there but what sticks out through all of them is that i don’t do well with diary (bloating, cloudy thinking/low energy & acne), gluten (same as dairy), or corn (foggy, bloated & jumpy heartbeat anxiousness) and i am allergic to soy (instant canker sores). i also find that i just don’t handle starch well. any starch. i’ve always felt leaner, lighter, brighter and less bloated when i eat a diet that focuses on protein and veggies and avoids starches and dairy. after a little over a year on a vegan/plant based diet, i felt sort of exhausted all the time and decided to change my diet to one that included meat (red meat for pms), lots of fish (for omegas) and cut out most of the starches that i was eating just to keep going (even though they were healthy ones). i also cut out the dried fruits (dates and “energy bars” made with dates) that i was super hooked on and found that my sugar cravings went down, my energy shot up, my bloating went wayyyy down and i lost some weight. i also re-introduced amino acid supplements and i feel so, so much better. while i like cooking, i’m hecka busy and not rolling in the dough (punny), so i try to keep my meals simple and easy to prepare. i thought i’d share what i eat in a week.

my morning routine is the same 6 days a week: i have a glass of water with lemon; 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar in water; and 2 cups of coffee with unsweetened almond milk. breakfast is a smoothie made with mixed greens, 1/2 avocado, sun potion ashwangandha, sun warrior warriormeal protein powder, and water. my mid-morning snack is always trader joe’s “just a handful” of dry roasted unsalted almonds. here is the rest for a typical week:

monday: lunch: leftover roast chicken with sauteed spinach. dinner: parchment packet salmon with zucchini, squash & onion. after dinner snack: 1/2 bag of raw cashews (really went for it).

tuesday: lunch: 4 eggs with 1/2 avocado. afternoon snack: raw cashews. dinner: crockpot chili.

wednesday: lunch: canned salmon with yellow mustard on bed of spinach. dinner: pressure cooker mexican chicken topped with avocado & black olives with oven roasted zucchini, red onion & bell pepper.

thursday: lunch: canned chicken with cilantro, green onion & coconut vegan mayo. dinner: oven roasted tilapia topped with trader joe’s zhoug sauce with curried cauliflower. after dinner snack: raw cashews.

friday: lunch: albacore tuna with trader joe’s tahini, pepita & apricot slaw (hold the apricots). dinner: out- salad with grilled chicken & veggies with 2 glasses of dry champagne.

saturday: lunch: 4 eggs with 1/2 avocado. afternoon snack: little cup of blackberries & raspberries with raw cashews. dinner: organic chicken sausage with mixed baby greens and trader joe’s turmeric almond butter dressing. dessert: choczero chocolate and a la croix water.

sunday: breakfast: 4 egg omelette with spinach & black olives. snack: handful dry roasted unsalted almonds. lunch: grilled chicken & raw veggies with cauliflower hummus. dinner: trader joe’s roasted chicken patties with zucchini noodles and trader joe’s turmeric almond butter dressing.

the end.

these days.

  1. zappos and pbs kids are launching a clothing line for kids on the autism spectrum. pretty neat-o.
  2. really loved this piece about the new age of fashion marketing via “influencers”- aptly titled the death of personal style.
  3. pretty stoked that the amazingly hilarious caroline hirons put her name on a product- a “double cleanser” by pixie by petra that you can buy at target.
  4. speaking of target- i want literally everything from their new home line opalhouse– but most especially this pillow, this pineapple lamp, this pretty serving bowl, this basket, this faux protea plant, this gold panther frame, this plant stand, and this velvet sofa.
  5. can’t stop listening to the new jack white record. i love it, start to finish. also this interview with lars ulrich is totally worth a watch.
  6. this excerpt from leslie jamison’s new book on addiction sold me. i can’t wait to read the book.
  7. really into this khaki linen short suit at urban outfitters. good look.
  8. dreaming of a trip to utah.
  9. want to get my hands on this out of print book by legendary photographer norman parkinson.
  10. we loved the andre the giant & gary shandling documentaries on hbo. can’t wait to watch the elvis one tonight.