1. My new Danskos.
I’ve been coveting this exact pair of Danskos for years. Finally, last week, I was getting ready for work and I said to Babyface that I really needed some winter shoes and the budget-master himself told me I should just go ahead and order my Danskos. I’ve talked about how sometimes I can be mega-frugal (overcompensation for a financially irresponsible youth), but I immediately pulled the trigger on these babies. Woohoo! They are comfy and cute and I love them. The only issue? Stack the 3″ heel onto my 5′ 9″ frame, and I definitely need some longer pants. I see some jean shopping in my future.
2. Glitter nail polish.
It’s a bugger to take off, but I’m not sure there is better way to inject some fun in your manicure than to cover your nails in sparkles. I’m particularly digging this polish from Wet n’ Wild. The sparkles are a little sporadic, but after a couple of coats, they thicken up in density and look so festive.
3. Apple Cider.
There is really nothing like good, fresh apple cider. I like it cold. I like it warm with mulling spices. It is definitely one of my favorite parts of fall.
Okay, this one sounds really depressing and sad, but it isn’t, I promise! I’m a
somewhat extremely sensitive person and end up in tears pretty frequently (sappy commercials, sad news reports, weddings, etc.). As a professional, independent woman, I’m not “supposed” to cry. It’s a sign of weakness. It means my emotions have gotten the best of me. It means I’m irrational and hormonal. But the truth is, crying makes me feel like my body is in touch with my emotions (if that makes any sense). It’s just an outward sign of inner emotion (like smiling or laughing or yelling). Just yesterday, I totally burst into tears at work thanks to the day from hell (which actually didn’t have much to do with work at all). I cried a little to myself in my office, wiped off my smeared mascara and immediately felt a million times better. Crying can sometimes be a really efficient coping mechanism. And that, I’m digging.
When the colder weather comes in and the heat gets cranked, I start to have some serious dry skin issues. Previously, all the moisturizers I’ve ever used made me breakout or made my skin feel really oily or were packed with terrible chemicals. I started using this one from Burt’s Bees a few weeks ago and love, love, love it. It goes on smoothly, feels light, and absorbs in a few minutes. The acne medication in it is really light, so even though I don’t have acne issues, I can still use it daily without issue. The one negative? It doesn’t have an awesome scent. Babyface said it smells like the dentist’s office…whatever that means.