Happy Friday everyone! This is that awkward time of year where everyone in NY is like "Pleaseeee, I can't take the cold anymore!" Fingers crossed that the weather starts warming up soon because I'm so excited to break out my spring clothes and stop wearing heavy jackets. Check out my March favorite things below, and have a wonderful weekend!
Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
If you shop at Trader Joe's, do yourself a favor and pop this in your cart the next time you're there. I love it!! It's basically a bottle of the seasoning from everything bagels. I like sprinkling it on roasted veggies for some extra flavor (it's great on brussels sprouts!). I feel like it would also be yummy on roasted potatoes. You can even sprinkle it on top of your cream cheese on a bagel. Delicious!
Keep It! Podcast
I was never a podcast person and I never really understood why people always went on about them (I can be stubborn and avoid things that people keep telling me I "have to" do/see haha). But this year I've started listening to them on my commutes and I really do love it. The Keep It! podcast is one of my favorites. It's about the week in pop culture and it really catches me up on everything happening and cracks me up! I've definitely laughed out loud on the subway listening to this. Highly recommend it!
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salts
I've recently started taking baths for the first time in my adult life and it's become one of my favorite ways to relax and recharge. I probably do a bath about one night a week and I use Dr. Teal's Pure Epsom Salts. You can find them at Target and they come in a variety of scents. I've tried a bunch and I love them all for different reasons. Epsom salts help to ease sore muscles (which is great after a long week of hunching over a computer or during my period) and detox the stress hormones from your body. I love that Dr. Teal's are scented with essential oils. They smell so delicious! I also recently read that a hot bath burns as many calories as a 30-minute work-out. Sign me up!
Dating Around on Netflix
Adam and I had so much fun watching this reality show together! Each episode features a different New Yorker going on a bunch of blind dates, and then they surprise the viewer with who they decide to meet for date number two. We loved guessing who they would choose and laughing about the awkward moments, etc. I'm so curious if any of the couples will end up together long-term!
Target has really upped its fashion game lately and I'm always surprised by the adorable styles they have in store. I have already professed my love for their Universal Thread denim (so affordable and so cute!) but I wanted to try out some of their other collections. So over the weekend I had tons of fun doing my very first try-on session to share with all of you! I dug through the racks for cuteness and quality and tried a bunch on so you don't have to (FYI the Target fitting rooms have a 10 item limit haha I'm an expert now). My Brooklyn Target (which is located inside of a small mall) just redid its fitting rooms and they are gorgeous, and actually have great lighting for pictures. Check out my thoughts on what I tried on below and click the links to shop. If you like posts like this please let me know in the comments! I'm thinking I might make these Target try-ons a more regular thing. XOXO
We're almost to spring... but it's still 20 degrees out! So check out some of my recent cold-weather looks below. I'll link what I can at the end of the post. Stay warm out there! XOXO
CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW TO SHOP
It's getting to that point of winter where I'm getting sick of all of my clothes, missing the sunlight, and waiting for the weather to start getting warmer. To cheer me up, I've been loving checking out all of the amazing new spring styles starting to hit my favorite websites!! I am so excited to start wearing lighter fabrics and brighter colors. Bring on spring! Click the photos below to shop my favorite new arrivals. XOXO
Happy February everyone! We've made it to the shortest month of the year! I hope you've all warmed up after that crazy cold spell we had. If not, here are some of my current favorite things! I hope they warm your heart and bring joy to your life like they have to mine. XOXO
Thrive Causemetics Filtered Effects Soft Focus HD Setting Powder
This stuff is amazing!! I've tried a lot of powders over the years, never finding one that I was crazy about, but I've finally found my one true powdery love! I love the way this stuff feels on my skin (soft and light, not at all cakey) and it really does help to blur any pores or imperfections to give a nice even, soft-looking complexion. It even feels hydrating in a way. Plus I find it really fun the way the powder comes up through the mesh sifter - no mess on my bathroom counter! Seriously, give it a try (plus it's vegan and paraben free).
Available at www.thrivecausemetics.com, $35
Sex Education on Netflix
Adam and I just finished the first season of this new show on Netflix and we loved it! It's basically about a group of high school students coming-of-age in England and it's funny, smart, and relatable. If you're looking for something to binge-watch, give it a try!
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
My lips get so chapped this time of year, so I've been slathering this on every night before bed. It feels so good and hydrating and it smells nice too! You just rub on a layer before bed and then you wake up with softer lips. It has really worked for me this winter!
Available at Sephora, $20
S.W. Basics Original Cream
I have been rubbing this stuff all over my face before bed and I definitely feel like it's helping with dryness and giving me a nice glow. It only has three ingredients!! How amazing is that?! It really is clean beauty with ingredients you know and can pronounce: shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil. It goes on pretty thick (and my boyfriend jokes that I makes my face shiny), but putting it on before bed feels so good. I wake up with hydrated, soft skin!
Available at Target, $19.99
It's Friday!! I hope you all had great weeks! I've been falling asleep while watching t.v. at night all this week so I think I'm in need of some hibernation this weekend (haha). I've also been binge-listening to this podcast, "The Dream," that I highly recommend. It's all about MLMs/pyramid schemes and it is fascinating (and scary)!
Anyways, if you won't be hibernating this weekend, here is some outfit inspiration courtesy of what I've worn lately. I'll link what I can at the end of this post. Happy shopping!
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.