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happy monday!! xo lo + melis
Happy Friday, lolo readers. We are so excited for the weekend. Lo and I are both looking forward to relatively chill and low-key weekends in both LA and Annapolis. Here are links to our Instagrams (Lo’s IG + mine) to follow along for any updates.
Every other Friday (or so) Lo and I are going to do a currently loving post here on the mag. We will share things that we are currently loving at the moment, plus a playlist of songs that are currently on repeat.We have the soundtrack playlist on Spotify, that we continuously edit and update, so be sure to check it out and enjoy our favorite tunes with us.
Here are a list of things that we have & love–
My favorite small candle – lo
Loving this mud mask from volition – melis (c/o)
My everyday handbag – lo (c/o)
My favorite concealer – melis
This bath oil is the best – lo
Can’t live without my silk pillowcase – melis
My favorite daytime undies – lo
My go-to leather backpack – melis
This hair protein spray is a lifesaver – lo
My favorite at-home sweats – melis (c/o)
My favorite diffuser – lo
New fall shoes that I just bought – melis
Three words that I have been gravitating to lately are ease, comfort, and simplicity- in outfits, in plans, in decisions, in recipes, and so on. A lifestyle of ease is so appealing to me. Sometimes I feel that ease gets confused with lazy and they are definitely not the same. To me, ease and simplicity mean that I am resisting the urge to rush, stress, push push push, and ultimately burn out. No, thanks! I am seeking and praying for ease, comfort, and simplicity in order to be fully charged and ready to roll when life brings a moment that is hard and requires serious energy and endurance. If I rest enough and seek simple, then I will be more ready to take on challenges that will arise.
What do you guys think? Comment section is below!
Last week I was so inspired by an interview on the Today Show with Alicia Keys. Here is a link to one segment with Tamryn Hall, but she also had a conversation with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. In both conversations, Alicia Keys spoke about her love for going make-up free and embracing her true self. I was immediately captivated, as I have recently started wearing less makeup and really digging deep, turning my focus inwards and deciding to truly love and celebrate what makes me, me, instead of trying to conform to the standards that are out there. Now of course if wearing makeup brings you joy and makes you feel like the best version of yourself, then go for it, girl! As Alicia Keys mentioned, the main point is just discovering what makes you feel like your “most true, authentic self” and owning that, loving that, and conveying that through your life and to the world. Amen to that! What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.
Since my full-time job is marketing for a leather handbag company, it is no secret that I definitely have a major love for leather. The smell of leather is one of my favorite things and I 100% have a hobo something with me at all times. There is something about a leather bag that when you have it on your shoulder or in the crook of your arm, you just feel like your look has been instantly elevated to a seriously chic, cool level. Leather has become part of my lifestyle and because of that I have developed a major passion and appreciation for the craft of designing a bag, clothing item, or shoe in the fashionable material. A leather jacket is a closet must-have and leather shoes are truly irreplaceable. 100% leather boots are a bit more expensive of course than faux-leather ones, but they are really worth the investment. Not only do they have a better appearance since they are genuine and not faux, but they are typically much more comfortable (and more durable) due to the high quality material. Below are a few fall, leather favorites from a leather bag to a leather skirt and everything in between.
TOP 10 LEATHER PICKS
main image via topshop @ nordstrom