It’s SOOOOO hot today, and I can’t be bothered to wear a bra (this dress is perfect for that!!) 🙂
Things I bought this week…(too many things…and some things are still on the way. I’m going to be taking a break from buying all the things this summer. More later…)
AllBirds tree loungers – I bought those last week actually but didn’t start wearing them for real until this week. I don’t like them as much as the wool loungers; the style of the shoe is different in ways I don’t like. And they were much more snug, not stretching out as much as the wool version. They did become a little more comfortable as I wore them, so I decided to keep them. I wanted a summer-weight slip in shoe and these are sustainable so. I’m not sure I would recommend them though, which makes me sad.
Rag & Bone/JEAN boy jeans (with credit at Shopbop) – exchanged for size 27 (WTF was I thinking??). lesson learned: SIT DOWN IN THE JEANS before you decide to buy them.
Elizabeth Suzann Florence linen pants – medium, regular – I ordered these with the gift card I got for my AC collab return + a little extra. It’s time to get back to my 2018 wardrobe planning haha. I couldn’t stop thinking about these and wanting to try them, so, done.
(speaking of Elizabeth Suzann, who has thoughts on her “conversation/announcement” the other day that orders will open up on Wednesdays until they reach capacity for the week, and then close until the following Wednesday?)
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA skin perfecting liquid – I used this twice before I saw on the back a precaution: do not use if you’re allergic to aspirin. Uh. That isn’t anywhere on the product page online, or else I wouldn’t have bought it.
I am allergic to aspirin (salicylate allergy). My doctor told me this after I started having terrible, debilitating migraines in college and was taking regular doses of prescription motrin to try and survive. Well, after about a week of that I had a severe asthma attack (I already had asthma) that took a while to recover from.
Anyway, my doctor told me it was the motrin and that I should avoid aspirin/ibuprofen. Done. But I never looked into it, or asked what that meant besides that I should say I’m allergic. I am perfectly fine taking acetaminophen for pain, and even then, I don’t usually need to take pain meds.
Now that I investigated a little to see why that Paula’s Choice product says not to use if you’re allergic to aspirin, I’m a little concerned. If you look at the foods that contain salicylate it’s basically ALL THE THINGS I EAT. WHAT WOULD I EAT IF I COULDN’T EAT BLUEBERRIES?? Ugh. I’m not freaking out about it, I mean, I’ve been fine the last twenty plus years since that initial attack. I will make a note to ask my doctor about it and maybe see if I can be tested to determine how extreme my allergy is.
The Great Alone – this was such a wonderful book (the author wrote The Nightingale also, which was brilliant) and I keep thinking about the characters/story even after finishing it last weekend. It jumped the shark a little I thought towards the end, but overall I thought it was beautifully written. I was invested in the characters the whole book and sort of still am…
Killing Eve – so good. Just nicely made, vibrant, and so real.
Launching new arrivals for slowre in the morning, which is new for me, so I’ll be busy packing up orders to ship over the weekend. FYI, if you’re a small or extra small in Elizabeth Suzann, make sure you’re on the mailing list and check your email at 10 CST 🙂
Next week my sister is here for a few days, then I fly to Atlanta on Friday for my nephew’s high school graduation. I CANNOT BELIEVE he’s graduating high school, OR that my sister has an 18-yr old son. My step-son will be graduating in two years. WHOA.
Life is so beautiful, I just wish it didn’t fly by so fast !!