People are wearing hats and I’m loving it. A wide-brimmed hat is near the top of my “want” list right now. May not be the most practical item for my life, but summertime is coming up and I know I will find reasons to wear one. Here’s hoping I’m chic enough to pull it off. I have a straw fedora that has gotten a lot of wear so a wider brimmed hat is only the next practical step, right? Definitely making things up now, so see some of my hat inspiration below. I really like these photos. They’re great confirmation that hats can transition through the seasons.
So, are you on the hat train?
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Just your Sunday reminder that we all need silly stuff.
Oh yeah. You read that right. Banana. Bread. Granola.
Banana bread is a favorite of mine, as is granola. It as only a matter of time until they merged, right? Right.
There is really not much more to say, other than you need to make this so your home will smell like banana bread goodness, without making banana bread. Here’s how it’s done:
1 medium very ripe banana
2 cups oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
A dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine oats, walnuts, almonds, and salt in a large bowl. Mash banana well in a separate bowl. Add coconut butter and maple syrup and microwave for about 30 seconds, until coconut butter is melted. Evenly coat oats/nuts with banana mixture and spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until just golden, stirring every 5 minutes or so, so that the granola bakes evenly. Cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container. Adding dried banana chips to the baked granola would be great too.
Remember last week when it felt like spring just might be right around the corner? Not trying to wish life away, but it’s definitely the time of year where we all start griping and complaining that we’re “so over winter.” We make our spring wish lists and wear pastels to trick our minds. (Now’s the time when you shake your head yes and try to make me feel like I’m not alone in this.)
Either way, a little winter white, mint green, and a pink lip were just what I needed on this cold day.
I questioned whether this outfit was photo worthy and then a girl told me I looked like I stepped straight out of JCrew. Sold! Life tip: always tell someone (
even especially strangers!) when you like their outfit, actions, hair, etc. You never know what kind of day they are having and it could make a world of difference.
Tell me, how are you getting through the last days of winter?
Oh hey there March. You certainly snuck up on us. February’s Ipsy theme was “The look of love.” Very fitting, right?
I keep waiting for an Ipsy bag to disappoint, but it just isn’t happening. And I am all about it. This month had some great products!
If you like beauty products, at all, I cannot recommend Ipsy enough. Check it out here! (And earn me some referral points *wink*)
The bag is a bright neon pink with a great pink cheetah lining. I love surprise fun details. Again, the quality is nice and durable.
Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal a by POP Beauty (4 g)
This is more of a liquid lipstick than a gloss, giving it good staying power and a hint of staining. Thankfully, it is not sticky, which is a surefire way to leave me disliking a lip product right away. The color is perfect for spring and I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this.
Nail Polish in Odette by Zoya (0.5 fl oz)
Zoya nail polish is one of my absolute favorites so I was glad to see this full size polish! Color preferences are a bit subjective, but I happen to love this greyish purple color. I already keep wearing it over and over.
Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon by City Color (8.9 g)
This is a bit powdery, which means it doesn’t stay on all day, but it is highly pigmented and quite soft. The color works really well for my skin tone and I like the matte finish for a change.
RituOil by Uberliss (10 mL)
I’ve said it before, but I really like using oil on my hair. It can be expensive, though, so I am always pretty happy to see it in a subscription box (though now I have a handful stowed away – a little goes a long way). I have only used this when straightening my hair, but it leaves my hair soft and shiny. Pretty typical. No complaints. It is said to protect against damage, but who is really to know?
Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Ambrosia by Tini Beauty (0.14 oz)
I was never one to use cream eyeshadow much in the past, but I’ve been smitten with my Maybelline Color Tattoos and after receiving another in last month’s Julep Maven box, I have been trying them out more. This is so easy to swipe over your lid and the metallic finish looks great alone and layered.
Do you subscribe to Ipsy? Tell me what products you got! Do you have any other favorite subscriptions?
Okay, so today is less of an “Inspiration Monday” and more of an “In-Your-Dreams Monday.”
I know a lot of people are going to be posting their favorite Oscar looks today. I tried to avoid it, I really did, but of course I have my thoughts. Just can’t help it! First, I hate to admit, but there weren’t really any dresses that I was absolutely blown away with. There were a lot of “meh” looks for me but so many beautiful ones as well – even ones I loved (and would love to wear while I live my glamorous life. Dior to the grocery store? I think yes. Hah!).
Lupita does not wrong.
Jared looked great from bow tie to tuxedo stripe, and it’s official – I want his hair.
Really disliked the straps of Charlize’s dress, but adored the bottom detail.
Kate Blanchett. Stunning.
Last but certainly not least, Angelina’s dress. She makes a sequin chevron print look so pretty and understated.
What are your thoughts?