Currently... (Vol. 49)


Happy Sunday and welcome to another roundup of the things I've been enjoying lately!:

Reading: 

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman - I checked out this book from the library. I finished watching American Gods and I went into a bit of a Neil Gaiman withdrawal. Trigger Warning is a collection of short stories written by Gaiman. Some of them are longer than others but all of them have that classic Gaiman quality - a little weird, beautiful, and with a bittersweet ending. I recommend it!

Watching:

Big Brother season 19 - I got sucked into this show and I really can't stop watching! Brian and I have been on a bad reality show kick lately and this is one of our new obsessions. I am rooting for Alex but I think Kevin (who's been really quiet and not causing any drama) will go really far. I can't stand Cody, Paul, and Josh though. 

Listening: 

Atomic Blonde soundtrack - I have a bit of a girl crush on Charlize Theron and I am so excited to see this movie! I've been listening to the soundtrack when I go running and it's seriously the best! Very 80s-heavy and awesome for the gym!

Eating:

Eritrean food at Keren: I love that DC has a big Ethiopian and Eritrean population because it gives us opportunities to eat all the yummy Ethiopian and Eritrean foods! Keren on Florida Ave is seriously the best and extremely affordable! 

Wearing

J.O.A. midi skirt - I have been loving this midi skirt and it seems like you guys like it too! I can't wait to wear it with a moto jacket when the weather gets cooler and with boots!

Obsessed with

Yongnuo 35m f/2 lens for Canon - I recently got this lens because I wanted something a bit more versatile than my current 50mm f/1.8 lens. I got this Yongnuo one for less than $90! If you know anything about photography and lenses, you know how crazy affordable that is. We've shot a couple photos with it already (in fact my Summer BBQ post was exclusively shot on that lens) and while the sharpness isn't amazing, it works really well for what we want on this blog. 

Thanks for reading!

Photography and Blogging (Vol. 1): My Photography Equipment

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. 

I think I've come a long way since my very first OOTD post. When I first started this blog, I used a point-and-shoot camera on a tripod with a timer. Nowadays, my blogging photography equipment has gotten quite the upgrades and I've learned so much about photography along the way. I wanted to share some of the things I learned with you guys so I decided to start a mini series on blogging photography. Today's post will be all about the equipment I use and some of the things I recommend. 

Why I Bought a Kindle (Even Though I Have an iPad)


During the last Amazon Prime Day, I went out of my way to buy a glare-free Kindle. Admittedly this sounded a bit frivolous because I have a perfectly well-working iPad mini I sometimes read from and as someone working to clear my life of clutter, this could potentially be a waste of space and money. However, since I got it, I've been using it every day! I was even encouraged to (finally) get a DC library card so that I could check out e-books! For those of you thinking of getting a Kindle like mine, here are a few things I considered and why I ultimately decided I needed both a Kindle and an iPad mini: