Life’s Little Happenstance: I Developed a Work Uniform Schedule, Despite Myself

In a few very short weeks I will be returning to the classroom, and will be leaving my jeans and t-shirt behind in favor of more polished looks. Excluding workout gear, accessories, and my lounge t-shirts, I only have 30 items of clothing for summer and fall, so I wasn’t surprised when I noticed that my closet seemed a little skinny once I unpacked it all upon returning from Italy.

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Travel Purchases & Thoughts About Being Spontaneous


There are many things I focus on when I decide to buy something. I think about the fabric, leather, manufacturer, the color, how it will fit in with the rest of my collection, the price, likelihood I’ll wear or use the item… Really, it can take me a really long time to make a purchase*. Yet, when traveling all of these considerations are easy to ignore due to being rushed, being excited, or simply choosing not to think too much. Over the years I’ve learned that I tend to regret it when I totally throw caution to the wind and purchase items without much thought, and my bank account wasn’t pleased either. I was pretty determined to avoid these shopping mistakes, and here’s how things worked out.

Hermes Accessories 4

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Before We Catch Up & Glow Recipe

Just a quick post to let you know that I have now returned from my vacation and will be resuming my usual posting schedule (Tue. and Fri.) as soon as I catch up 🙂

In the meantime, I figured I’d give my readers something back. I’ve been fortunate to have some readers use my referral code to shop at Glow Recipe (giving me a $5 coupon every time they did), but I haven’t been shopping there myself as of late. I think these codes should be transferrable, so why not share these codes?

All I ask is that you let me know by leaving a comment whether a coupon code worked, and I’ll update the list to reflect that it’s been used. Here they are:


Hope these work, and thank you again for reading my blog.

Tel Aviv beach, July 2016

Skincare Pivoting: High Quality All Natural Skincare

This one is going to be a somewhat longer rambling post, dear readers. I’ll be covering some changes I am currently making to my skincare routine, and some thoughts about my goals for simplifying this whole process. Join me if you’d like to know more about it, or skip it until next time.

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The Packing List: Packing for a Two Weeks Summer Vacation

Whether you are planning a short staycation in your own town, visiting relatives, or going exploring, packing for a vacation always presents some challenges. Personally, I’ve strived to pack exactly what I need in one carry-on, no matter how long I go touring around the world. My challenge, therefore, has always consisted of knowing when enough clothes are packed, and unsurprisingly, what skincare products should come with me. The latter I will leave for another blog post as I still haven’t exactly nailed that part down. In this post, I’d like to discuss my packing list.

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June Purchases: Tradlands The Charlie Button Up

When I started compiling my yearly shopping list I started out by looking for gaps in my wardrobe. Having identified some gaps and some basic wants, I decided what to buy each month. Funny enough, I was actually done shopping this month but then certain possibilities presented themselves. Let’s discuss the first one, and the idea of identical uniforms.

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