Happy March! Where did the time go? I was with my sister on Sunday and she remarked that one of the only good parts of getting older is that time seems to pass so much more quickly than it did when we were younger (the good part being that this winter has gone by pretty quickly, all things considered.) I am looking forward to the month ahead. I am going to Charleston (#happyplace) for a week in the middle of the month but am otherwise here, in a happy + comfy little routine. As much as I love traveling, I love the comforts of home: homemade coffee, working in my PJs, consistent workouts, reading the newspaper on my couch… and so on and so forth.
I love love love this jacket. I bought it the second I spotted it on J.Crew’s website. I love Liberty’s prints but I feel a little silly wearing them (unless they’re pajamas). Trimming a classic navy jacket with the fabric is the perfect solution – it’s elegant and age-appropriate but still a little bit whimsical. I’m wearing it with jeans today but I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it once things warm up a bit. It would be so cute with a little white dress or even cut-offs! And if you are looking for a pair of heels that are stylish but comfortable and well-priced, look no further than these wedges. They are the best. I wear them so often.
Outfit Details: J.Crew x Liberty Jacket // Tibi Silk Racerback Camisole // Sanctuary Jeans (my FAV and under $100!) // J.Crew Factory Wedges // Vintage Chanel Earrings (can’t find exact but love these, these, these, and these!)
After my post a couple weeks ago about staying informed, I thought I would talk a little bit about my favorite ways to get the news (ways that are not twitter). So many of you suggested The Skimm, and while I like it (and their mission to help keep us all a bit more informed in a way that is easy to digest + understand), I do think that there are better options. I don’t have cable TV so watching the actual news is hard… here are my three favorite ways to stay informed. I’d love to hear your favorite ways in the comments… spill!
ONE // I am old-fashioned but I personally love reading the paper newspaper. It’s become my favorite morning ritual and I swear I get up earlier as I look forward to making my cup of coffee and then curling up on the couch for a good half hour reading it before I start my day. I had some annoying issues where someone in my building was stealing my paper (!!!), but I’ve since resolved that and (fingers crossed) have received it every morning for the past two weeks. Progress!
TWO // I love, love, love The Washington Posts’ 5 Minute Fix. They only email you three times a week, and it’s always with the good stuff (broken down in a really accessible way that is easy to understand). I personally prefer this to The Skimm.
THREE // Quartz has a fun app, which makes me think of texting a well informed friend. It tells you something, then you “text” it to say whether you want to learn more. It’s become one of my favorite apps… I’m always on it, and I always learn something new (not just about politics – it’s also how I found out that Netflix had started allowing downloads this past December!!)
While I have you, I highly encourage you to consider a paid subscription to your favorite newspaper (no matter what your political preferences are, it’s important to support our journalists). I subscribe to the New York Times (print + digital) and the Washington Post (digital). It is easy to forget to do this as so much of the news we consume is available at the ready (and for free) but it’s an easy way to support the journalists who break stories daily. Most newspapers these days are covering more news with fewer journalists. Other things you can do are to pay for an NPR subscription or donate to journalism organizations.
photography by Lydia Hudgens.