friday’s five

why do 4 day weeks always somehow feel longer??! guys…it’s been A WEEK… maybe because i spent the past weekend with some of my besties and that made the return to reality that much more difficult. but i digress, in honor of making it to FRIDAY….onto my top 5 picks of the week…

1– chanel rouge duo. my absolute new favorite lipstick/gloss (discovered by SMO, i can’t take credit), this is the grown up version of covergirl outlast. first you put the color on, wait 15-20 seconds for it to dry, then apply the glossy end of the stick. i took the ‘milky blueberry’ shade for a spin sunday night and was shocked when my wine glass didn’t show a single smudge– all night! it’s perfect for gals who want to wear a dark lip color out but are scared of having it end up all over their teeth (aka me most weekends). technology these days!

2– sharp objects. most people close to me know what a bad tv watcher i am. i’m usually operating 2-3 screens at once and easily getting distracted with cleaning, snacking, organizing or various other activities halfway through the show (what can i say, i get this from my mother). but my love of True Detective led me to Sharp Objects, and I’m currently knee deep. even after moving on to a stint of true detective season three (spoiler alert- it’s essentially the same plot as season one), SO pulled me back in to finish the season. the female protagonist in Sharp Objects spices up the story line of your typical ‘who done it’ enough to be different. yes, the subject matter is equally, if not more, dark and depressing, but at this point I’m still 100% invested in finding out the outcome. so, from one ADD viewer to another, take a peek.

3– puff sleeve top. there was a similar sea ny top I wanted last fall and didn’t pull the trigger on (#closetregrets). thankfully my bffs at asos put out this <$50 dupe, which arrived last week. i’ll settle for tucking it into high waisted jeans for now, but come spring, will also be wearing with a flowy floral skirt.

4– coconut milk ice cream. post holiday gluttony, i am very much back on my no-dairy kick (and thankfully my skin is starting to show the results). but events of this week required ice cream, and lots of it. lucky for me, this dairy free alternative is, in my humble opinion, even more delicious than the real deal. i buy it at whole foods but you can probably find it in most large grocery stores.

5– tortoise clutch. as if ice cream wasn’t enough, i decided i deserved a longer lasting present this week. i snapped up this acrylic christian lacroix clutch on the real real for $76!! i am a big fan of the real real, mostly because i live for the thrill of the hunt…. but used or vintage clutches are one of my most favorite things to collect. i typically buy them as a souvenir from my travels (they’re small to pack, typically inexpensive, and the perfect thing to stash in your closet until the right occasion arises). while mine was a one off, the site has tons of awesome eclectic evening bags for <$100– others i debated were a baby bottega, a quilted marc jacobs and this striped clare v.

have a wonderful weekend!! Xx


  1. Shannon O'Donnell says:

    Chanel Rouge Duo = best lip color ever!!!

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