Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lately 8/3/2017

Can you believe we're into August now? Part of me is super excited that fall is right around the corner, but I also am sad to see summer passing by so quickly! I mentioned this in yesterday's post, but this week has been crazy. Trying to get back on track has been harder than I thought, I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water, so I am hoping I'll be able to regroup today and tomorrow so I'm able to have a relaxing weekend. We'll see! 

Wearing: I have been LOVING everything from Abercrombie lately. I would say in the past year, the brand has really caught my attention. I would not have been caught dead in anything from the brand even just a few years ago. They have done a complete 180 and I just love it. The pieces are youthful but I find many, like this white dress I am wearing above, so be simple and dare I say, timeless and classic. Not to mention all of their pieces are super affordable! This dress is just around $30 on sale!

I wore it on Monday night. I had ordered Hello Fresh to arrive that Monday and it didn't show up until around 8pm. I thought it wasn't coming, though, so we grabbed a bottle of wine an headed to Noodlehead, one of my favorite places in all of Pittsburgh. It's cash only, they don't take reservations and you can't call to order take out, you have to actually go in, order it and wait for it. It really is that good. It's inexpensive, delicious and you can BYOB. They have cute little outdoor seating, too, and it's right next door to ice cream. Major win. This is one of those dresses that I just feel good in. It's so easy to throw on and it looks put together but is still very comfortable.

Drinking: I am SO excited about this one. Nespresso just launched 14oz. capsules. I love their espresso and coffee, but have always longed for a big cup. I typically drink 2 capsules when I make a cup, so it's awesome that they have realized their consumers want bigger cups! This makes it really great for mornings on the go, when I want to have a full coffee to-go! 

Reading: Have you heard that Amazon is going to start offering prepared meal kits like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron? I'm convinced Amazon is taking over the world! I seriously use Amazon almost daily now!

Wanting: These insanely comfortable blue and white pants, these blush velvet heels, this $15 basic tank, and this gorgeous blue and white flowy dress. Scroll through the above widget to see some more things that I have been loving lately!

Upon everyone's recommendation, I started Ozark, a new series on Netflix. I'm only on episode two but it's already got me hooked! Have you watched a great series lately?! 

Listening: I have started August's playlist, but it doesn't have much yet.... but I'm working on it. Stay tuned for next week where I will embed it so those who do not have Spotify can listen, too! 

Loving: I've always been a big fan of Cetaphil's moisturizer. I always have one of the big pump bottles on hand. It's light and all around just a good, solid moisturizer that you can use daily. I received a press package from them recently and I had no idea how many products Cetaphil offers! I took the Daily Facial Moisturizer with me on vacation and used it every morning after washing my face. It claims to help with redness prone skin and has the lightest tint and provides a nice lightweight moisture. It also has SPF 20. I couldn't recommend this more and will continue to use it often. I find a lot of face sunscreens to run very pricey and this is a really top notch affordable option! 

 I was just recently sent some skincare products by Skinceuticals. I have never tried any of the products from the brand but have always heard rave reviews. I'm anxious to see how these work. I just started using them yesterday, so I'll be sure to report back after a few weeks!

Speaking of trying new things. I finally used the Me Sleek Hair Reduction device! It was SO insanely easy, if this works, it's going to be the most brilliant product ever. I literally just held the little 'remote' over my skin, it took all of 2 minutes to do my underarms and about 10 minutes to do my legs. I am going to continue to do it for the full 7 weeks that it suggests. But, it says after two weeks, you'll notice a reduction of up to 46%... I'll continue to report back on the progress. Right now, the machine (it's super compact), is $100 in the Nordstrom sale

Pittsburgh-ing: OMG you guys. If you are in Pittsburgh, do not walk, RUN to Smallman Galley in the Strip District. They just got 4 new chefs and I had the 'white pizza' from Iron Born by Chef Pete Tolman. It was probably one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten in my entire life. the pizza is made in a skillet and it had garlic cream, carmelized onions, marinated cherry tomatoes, arugula and rictotta. Definitely not your average pizza. I'm dying to go back. 

Traveling: I have nothing big planned this month and I am SO excited to enjoy my apartment, get back on a great schedule, spend time with friends and family and just enjoy Pittsburgh. September, October, November and December are all big travel months for me, so this will be a great little rest!

Quoting: 'Think about all that you are instead of all that you're not.'


Laura Baker said...

You need that blue and white Club Monaco dress, so you!

Anonymous said...

Who is your photographer?


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