To be honest, I think about this space often but have no idea how to approach it. Over the past 10.5 years, I’ve written about everything from weight loss to running to grief to mental health. I have no idea what lane I’m in any more. (JK it’s the slow one on the freeway; I drive like a grandma.)
But I miss the light posts, it just feels weird to write them when I’ve also written about being hospitalized for depression.
In an effort to get back to some of that, here’s just some materialistic things that have brought me bits of joy lately.
The Amazon Nightgown: If you follow Grace on Instagram, you know all about this dress, and I’m just a sheep. But it’s a light, breezy dress that’s perfect for running errands and chilly mornings at the beach.
Speaking of my laptop, I got this case last year, and I get so many compliments on it! Everyone’s always shocked when I tell them it’s a $15 case from Amazon.
Birkenstock Gizehs: I’m late to so many parties here, huh? I definitely dress more casual here than I did in NYC, so it was finally time to get on board, and I wear them to walk all over the place and they are SO COMFY.
Beautycounter Dew Skin: Truth in advertising, this really does make your skin look dewy. It honestly smells a little funny? But I like it anyway.
Olaplex Hair Perfector #3: OK, OK, I’ll buy almost anything Grace posts about. But since I have been highlighting my hair for 20 years and also enjoy heat styling…my hair could use a little more TLC. I tried this yesterday, putting it on damp hair and putting a baseball cap over it for my run, and BABY SOFT hair.
Trader Joe’s Hair Serum: A $4 hair serum? Why the hell not? As I said, I’m not the nicest to my hair, so sometimes it gets a little frizzy. I put on the tiniest bit of this and it smoothed things down. AND, it’s coconut-scented, so it smells like sunscreen, and I’m not mad.
Ice Roller: It’s like a foam roller for your face! Now that I don’t drink much any more, my face is much less puffy than it used to be, but I still love carbs, so my face is still puffier than I’d like sometimes. I put this baby in the freezer, and roll out some of the puffiness. 10/10 would roll again.
Illesteva Sunglasses: I love picking up cheap sunnies (and I LOVE my Goodrs), but when I moved here, I decided I needed a nice pair of sunnies to make it official. The brand is made in Italy, based in NYC, but I bought them on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The arms are really delicate, and I’m afraid every day that I’m going to break them, but so far so good.
#therapyiscool bag: As you know, I’m therapy’s biggest fan. Dr. Christina Iglesia is a therapist in San Francisco who created these bags to encourage conversations about mental health. So far no conversations, though.
What are some things you’re loving lately?