Last week Jen had a really fun post up about her guilty pleasures… things she loves but shouldn’t. I loved the post so much – and there were a lot of things on her list I could definitely relate to. (Going to bed with wet hair is one of mine too, I didn’t put it on my list, but why!? I know I’ll wake up looking like a mess, and maybe even get a cold, but I do it anyway.) Today I’m playing copycat and sharing ten things that I love (but probably shouldn’t!) This was fun. I would love for you to share your guilty pleasures in the comments below!
Before I tell you about the things I shouldn’t like, here are some good things I don’t feel at all bad about loving!
- Good American Jeans: My favorite denim brand right now – it has been for a while. Who knew I’d ever love Khloe Kardashian’s denim line (no offense to her but I’m pretty sure I literally have nothing in common with her) so much but here we are. The jeans fit so well, are so flattering… and I love that the sizing is so inclusive.
- Cami NYC: The best camisoles around. I have tried ’em all and have yet to find one that’s better made or prettier. Love.
- This necklace. The fact that the front is a pegasus and the back says “Cosmic Cowgirl?” Love at first sight.
- Bags by Sofia Fima – she sent me this one and it has quickly become my go-to work bag. I love the insert (which is removable) – it has places for all of my things (laptop, water bottle, etc.) but is incredibly chic and I like that it’s nondescript. I get compliments on it wherever I go.
Outfit Details: Helmut Lang Blazer (Really old, but this one is a better price and pretty much identical) // Good American Jeans // Cami NYC Camisole // Hart Hagerty Necklace // M Gemi Heels (c/o, also love the classic nude leather ones -Take $40 at M. Gemi with code GRACEA40 – ends 10/31!) // Sofia Fima Bag (c/o) // Lipstick is L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte in Rose Lancôme.
one // taking a day off from watching / reading the news.
I feel horribly guilty whenever I do this, but sometimes you just need a break.
two // when plans get cancelled.
Jen had this on her list too and I wholeheartedly agree. Of course there are exceptions, but in an overly scheduled world there really is nothing better than suddenly finding yourself with a free night to read, see a movie, or just peruse whatever’s just been added to Netflix.
three // really bad YA books…
Like The Selection and The Paper Princess. So bad but so good. I lost myself in both of these (terrible but addicting) trilogies this summer and am on the hunt for my next guilty pleasure book. (Any suggestions? I’ve heard good things about the Luxe books but haven’t started them yet.)
four // making a meal out of bread and cheese.
I’ll pick up a baguette and go to Bedford Cheese shop and get a piece of truffle tremor cheese. It’s the best/most non nutritious meal ever.
five // ordering the same thing off the menu, over and over again.
I’m actually a pretty adventurous eater. If there’s something I’ve never heard of, I have to try it. But every time I go to Sweetgreen, it’s the Guacamole Greens. And I do this at a few other favorite places. There’s something comforting about ordering your old standby, even if you know you really should branch out and try something else!
six // candy crush.
It’s my secret shame. I’m addicted.
seven // deli sandwiches.
I’ve gotten a lot more conscientious about what I eat this year. I don’t eat a lot of meat and try to eat mostly organic produce + fish. If I do eat meat I’m really careful about where I get it from. (It’s not about calories, it’s about what’s in the food we eat which can be quite scary once you start to pay attention.) I generally avoid cold cuts as they are loaded with bad stuff. BUT sometimes I just desperately need a deli sandwich. So I’ll let myself have one every now and again. Turkey, American Cheese (yes also so bad but since we’re doing the cold cuts c’est la vie), lettuce, tomato and mustard on a roll. The whole thing gets toasted and it is divine.
eight // diet coke at the movies.
It’s up there with deli sandwiches. I know it’s terrible for me and don’t drink soda (or diet soda!) otherwise; but there’s nothing better than diet coke (or diet root beer if they have that machine with all the flavors) when you’re at the movies.
nine // a rotating list of lowbrow but amazing romcoms…
For when I’m PMSing, burnt out, or sad. This includes How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Clueless, Mean Girls, The Devil Wears Prada, and I know there are others but can’t be bothered to go and look at my iTunes account.
ten // The Bachelor.
Enough said. I was late to the game here (I didn’t watch until the Nick Viall season), but I love it – and snarking on it. So I simultaneously feel guilty about both watching it and snarking on it!
These M.Gemi slingbacks make me feel cooler than I actually am. We talked about them a little bit in my Fall Shoe Guide. I love that they are comfy but slightly edgy. They also come in silver and tan. (Take $40 off at M.Gemi with my code: GRACEA40 – ends 10/31/18!)
photography by Carter Fish.