(via Unsplash. Organic blueberries give me life in the summer months…)
Sometimes I feel like a bad blogger. A boring blogger. Not even a blogger, really (please don’t call me a fashion blogger*). I’m just a person, gratefully doing what she loves to do. But as much as I wanted to work, and get some posts up the last couple of days, I had to give in to life, and just let it be for a bit.
Specifically, and I won’t harp on this again…any more than I already have, I have a very hard time being so far away from family during “holidays.” FOMO, and the idea that literally EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON in the United States is spending time with family, doing fun Fourth of July things overtakes me, and I have a bad day or two. I think the full moon might have something to do with it also.
Anyway, all is well, and then of course, when I’m out of my funk, I feel ridiculous. And more than a little ashamed to feel like I do, when I have such a beautiful life, and am lucky to have both of my parents still living. So chin up, and let’s move on.
I was also quite annoyed with my hair after the most recent cut. And since I talk about my hair A LOT here, I didn’t want to be all “poor me,” here’s how much I hate my expensive hair cut. As things do though, the new haircut just needed some getting used to, and now that I’m through the adjustment period, and using some better products on it, I am absolutely, 100% completely in love. My husband likes it too, which shocked me. And made me feel a lot better about it in the beginning.
So, once more, moving on. A few shopping-related things of note:
James Perse sale
Today is the last day for free shipping during the James Perse summer sale with code GRCHNSUMMER16 – You can use it on sale items and regular-priced items. I posted a quick review of the items I ordered in the forums since I don’t have any pictures (I won’t be taking any in the shorts and sports bra!), and honestly, I found the linen top to be quite underwhelming. I wanted to try it for my comprehensive linen post, and the linen is good quality overall, but I just felt like the top was NOT worth the price. Please add your review of what you received in the forums for right now. In a few days, I’ll do a post featuring more comprehensive reviews of what I got which you can add to as well.
Everlane recently (out of the blue, totally unexpected) sent me the new cotton poplin cutaway tank to try (size 6), and I will post pictures later this week, but it is really wonderful. I am a huge fan of the new cotton poplin, and this cut/style/size is really perfect on me (something not easy for Everlane to achieve lately!). If you’ve been thinking about it, I’d urge you to try it. I won’t be keeping it, because while I love it, in theory, it doesn’t fit into my wardrobe very well. I REALLY REALLY wish it was black. or white. I still wouldn’t keep it though, because I don’t need it.
Things were rather quiet at SLOWRE for a while without many new consignment items, but I’ve recently received a few shipments, and will be getting MANY more in soon (you’ll want to sign up for the newsletter to get on the list when THOSE arrive – so good!!). There are some new smaller size Everlane tees & sweaters up, a great pair of Nisolo shoes, and two pieces by Grana just up today, AND I’m offering free shipping on all orders this week with code SUMMER (US-shipping only though! sorry) – PLUS, I took some markdowns on a few items. If you are not in the US and want to order something I will still ship to you, but you’ll have to contact me about it first, and shipping will not be free. Sorry 🙁
I’m getting back into the swing of things now, only to leave for our big family vacation next weekend to Arkansas. I plan on getting some posts queued up for that week, and of course, in the middle of it all is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (preview starts on 7/14), so I’ll cover that also. I don’t get really excited about that sale, because it’s mostly out-of-season items, but I do need a few new bras, and that’s a great sale for bras/underwear/activewear, so I’ll be shopping it early this year.
What about you, how was your weekend? Any exciting plans for the summer ahead?
*I’ve been getting a lot of traffic lately from a link in a forum entitled “worst fashion blogging pictures.” haha.