Currently... (Vol. 48)

Another week down and we are inching ever so closely to autumn. We actually had the hottest week ever, here in DC with temperatures in the upper 90s to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit! I gotta say, it's hard to be a fashion blogger when you want to just stay at home in an air-conditioned room in minimal amount of clothing. In any case, I managed to get all my photoshoots for the next week up on the blog (I had to coax Brian to step out in the hot sun with me), and enjoy a couple things along the way.

Reading: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - I found this book randomly on the Kindle reading section of Amazon. It was free and I downloaded it on a whim and it has now become one of my favorite books I've read (up there with Ove and Britt-Marie). It's an easy and relatively short read - I read it all in one weekend because I couldn't put it down! I also read it on my new 8th Generation Kindle that I got on Prime Day (it was $40!) and I will say that reading on a glare-free kindle is so much more productive than reading on my iPad! I'll do a post on that later. 
Watching: Second City at the Kennedy Center - my friend invited me to come and see Second City as they're doing shows in DC. Second City, in case you didn't know, is an improv-comedy troupe that has boasted very successful alumni including (but not limited to) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and Bill Murray! They were hilarious, as expected, but also incredibly poignant and smart. If you can catch a show near where you live, you should totally check it out.
Wearing: BootayBag underwear: I received a BootayBag recently for an Instagram collaboration. For those of you who don't know, BootayBag is a monthly underwear subscription service. Every month they send you two undies. The ones I received are so pretty and super comfy as well!
Eating: Shake Shack - My mom's good friend was visiting DC from South Korea! She heard a lot about Shake Shack so of course, I had to take her (and my mom) there for a girls date. So yummy!

Thanks for reading!

Currently...(Vol. 47)

Wowwee, since getting back home from my Hawaiian vacay, it's taken a bit of time to adjust back to normal life. I had a mountain of work waiting for me when I got home and trying to get my internal clock back on time took some time which was why I hadn't been posting consistently the past two weeks. I've used this time to get caught up and write a few posts for next week - I'm so excited for what I have planned for the blog!
Now, onto some of my favorite things:

  • Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - I managed to read this book while beachside in Kauai. This was really eye-opening and inspiring! I had Brian reading it too and we both agreed to work on keeping things tidy. We're pretty clean and clutter-free people to begin with but the KonMari method seems like a new way to view the home and surround ourselves with things that bring us joy. Brian even used this method recently to reorganize the apps on his phone and he says he's been using his phone more productively! 
  • Watching: American Gods - I raved about my love of Neil Gaiman books and I especially enjoyed reading American Gods. I was thrilled when I first found out it would be adapted into a TV series and was super giddy when I read the final cast list. I waited until the show's first season was all out to just binge it all at once and my word it's done better than I ever thought it could have been! I'm so glad Gaiman is involved in all of this because otherwise I would have probably hated it. If you haven't seen the show yet, I highly recommend it! 
  • Wearing: Scalloped swimsuit from Zaful - I wore this swimsuit to the beach and while it's super cute and very comfy, the tan lines I got from it has been... odd to say the least. I'll talk about it in a post tomorrow though.
  • Eating: Locomoco from the Kalapaki Beach Hut - I think locomoco is officially my favorite dish from Hawaii! For those of you who are unfamiliar, locomoco is a rice and hamburger patty dish that's served with an egg on top with gravy. The gravy they used at the Kalapaki Beach Hut was especially delicious and I went back multiple times!
  • Drinking: Mai tais - I had my first taste of mai tais on this trip and I think I will forever chase that feeling that I had when I first tried it.