5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately


1. All the purses at Clare V

Last June, I bought the black Gosee Clutch as a birthday present for myself and I love it!

It’s super soft and big enough to fit the necessities, but it’s not so big that I’m tempted to throw ALL THE THINGS into it. Anywho, I’m now thinking I “need” (air quotes) one of their smaller purses for fall adventures. I like this one and this one!

2. Matte claw clips

“Why are all my claw clips so shiny?”

I found myself wondering this terribly deep thought (ha ha) when I was wandering around Ulta yesterday and ran into a display of matte claw clips.

Anywho, I ended up buying a pair of the matte black ones! Sure, they’re standard issue claw clips, but I feel like the matte finish updates them a little.

3. Kimbap from Trader Joe’s

I feel like everyone and their mama has been talking it up!

TJ’s kimbap is a veggie Korean dish you can find in the frozen section. Think tofu, veggies and rice rolled up in seaweed and cut into pieces — kinda like sushi!

I bought a couple rolls and found that if I’m not in the mood to cook and want something filling but not too heavy, kimbap hits the spot!

Side note, if you’re like me and forever trying to eat enough protein, eat some cottage cheese on the side. It fills out the meal nicely.

Apparently the TJ’s kimbap is sold out in a lot of stores, so if you’re lucky enough to have it in stock at your store, grab a few.

4. Planning stuff way with friends far ahead

For the last few years I haven’t been great about planning timely outings with my friends. Last-minute stuff rarely seems to work out, so I’m actively planning fall excursions with my people far in advance so I have lots to look forward to!

5. The scent of tomato vines

Our deck tomatoes are in full swing right meow!

I love smelling the vines and leaves when I go out there to pick tomatoes. It’s such a small thing, but it brings me so much joy.

What’ve you been loving lately?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. TGIF. Thank you for sweet comments on the “First Day” post from yesterday. Sending you a warm hug on this fabulous Friday!