I’m a woman of many loves — my husband, “Breaking Bad,” my son, day drinking, super soft t-shirts, karaoke… you get the drift. And I love finding new things to love and sharing my finds with others, so I started a new feature where I do just that. Keep reading for my five new loves this week and please feel free to share yours in the comments!
OK, so I’m only about 1/3 of the way through this book, and I’ve been reading it for like five weeks or something, which doesn’t sound like the strongest endorsement, I realize, but the book is good. If I’m reading it slowly, that’s more on me and my schedule and sheer exhaustion at the end of the day than anything else. And just because I only carve out a few hours each week for leisure reading, the reading has to be truly enjoyable or I’m moving on. And “The Interestings” is. It follows a group of privileged teenagers who meet at an artsy summer camp in the Northeast in 1974 as they come of age, grow into adulthood, and circle each other’s lives through the years.
2. Mother Jeans
Piperlime was having a 25% off denim sale recently and being in need of some new jeans, I ordered a few pairs to try. I’d heard good things about Mother jeans (not to be confused with Mom jeans), but had yet to give them a go myself. The second I tried on the pair I’d ordered from Piperlime, it was love. Pure love. These jeans are everything I look for (well, except the hefty price tag, but at 25% off, it wasn’t too bad for an item of clothing I’ll wear all the time): they’re super soft, stretchy without losing their shape, mid-rise for optimum butt-coverage, and they are really flattering. I think they probably shave about 8 pounds from my frame. So, yeah, basically, I’ll be wearing these every day for the next eight months.
3. Essie Nail Polish Resort Collection – Turquoise & Caicos
Favorite nail color polish ever. I wore this shade most of the summer and won’t stop just because it’s the end of beach season. You can’t make me.
A couple weeks ago, we went to Chicago and stayed at my friend Chad’s place while he crashed at his boyfriend’s for a few nights. That meant that Drew and I slept in his bed, which was decked in the best sheets we’ve ever had the privilege to sleep on. “WHAT are those sheets??” I asked Chad. “Restoration Hardware vintage-washed Belgian linen sheets,” he replied. Naturally. “Aren’t they amazing?” He said. Um, yeah. And one — one day! — they will be mine. Hi, do you want to buy me some sheets?
Finally, after running regularly since early June (2-4 times a week, 2-4 miles at a time), I got myself some real running shoes. I picked up these Saucony shoes after getting a proper fitting at a store in my neighborhood. I tried on four different pairs while the sales guy watched me run on a treadmill and showed me how my foot responded to each pair. I narrowed my choices down to two and since these were like 30 bucks cheaper than the other brand, they won. I’ve run in them three times since buying them on Friday and I love them. I’ve even shaved over a minute off my three-mile run since last week. It’s the shoes, I tell you!