Happy Friday, loves!
I hope everyone is taking care of their mental health just as much as their physical health! I have to admit, being FORCED to stay inside is a lot less fun than choosing to. It just hits slightly different.
One thing that has helped me stay somewhat sane is WORK. I’m sticking to a pretty normal content schedule, if not producing MORE content, to keep myself busy & feeling at least slightly productive during such a chaotic time.
I wanted to acknowledge that I know there are much more important crises going on in the world than what I’m talking about on the blog today, and I don’t want to seem like I’m overlooking or ignoring the larger issues we’re facing right now.
That being said, as a consumer of content & a lover of online shopping, for me, reading blog posts, watching YouTube videos, scrolling TikTok and shopping online has provided a distraction and some entertainment while I’m sitting at home, distancing from other humans. There’s my disclaimer.
It was brought to my attention that Nordstrom is having a rather large 25% off sale, so many of this week’s favorites are sourced from their website. From closet staples to luxe beauty devices, this sale is pretty epic. I’ll link a few items that are helping me feel good about life while I’m stuck inside, too.
cute journal set
Lists GALORE. I’ve taken entirely too much time to re-evaluate my life & my business and journaling has been a great way to get my thoughts straight. I’ve always been big on lists & journaling, but now, more than ever, it’s helped keep my mind level! A few lists I’ve made this week: things that make me happy ( from the big things to the little things ), places I want to travel when this is over, fresh content ideas for youtube + the blog, essential people in my life + how I can help improve their lives, etc.
This set of journals is on sale at Nordstrom, & we love an aesthetically-pleasing way to take care of your mental health!
A question I get asked the most is where I buy my jeans! I love stockpiling Levi’s, because they’re a classic. This isn’t a quarantine item, clearly, but this pair of denim had to be included. This wash is my favorite and everyone needs a trusty, casual pair of destroyed jeans in their closet to wear year-round.
These are on sale at Nordstrom! I wear a size 26 in Levi’s.
As a wannabe sneaker-guru, I had to include a small round-up of the best sneakers on sale at Nordstrom right now. I’m sure many of you live in activewear and athleisure, as do I, so an aesthetic-yet-versatile pair of sneakers is a must.
Here are a few of my favorites in new color-ways that I think you will love!
comfy bra top
I’m LIVING in True & Co. Their clothing is incredibly comfortable. These bra tops are good for lounging at home, or for doing things in public, lol. I like to keep a few basic, well-fit, comfy crop tops like this to wear with jeans, sweats, skirts, etc.
They’re versatile, making them a basic I HIGHLY recommend…. & they’re on sale.
extra-soft barefoot dreams blanket
Quarantine GOALS. I purchased one of these blankets for my mom as a Christmas present, and I proceeded to live in it over the course of my time visiting family over the holidays. This is… the most… COMFORTABLE fucking blanket of all time. I don’t know how they do it, but they DO IT.
Clearly, this blanket is an investment, but I included it in this round-up to point out its ON SALE just in case any of you have had your eye on it.
air force 1’s
Uh, hello? Air Forces? In-stock??? These sneakers aren’t on sale, but I found two different types of Air Force 1’s that are in-stock in basically all sizes, if you’ve been looking for them. I have the classic Air Forces, but I have my eye on one of these platform versions, because I prefer basically every sneaker with a platform.
Now that I think about it, the Levi’s linked above + the basic black crop + these sneakers = my everyday, casual outfit.
essential oil diffuser
Diffusing essential oils is such a simple way to make your home feel more luxe. I’ve been burning my diffuser morning & night because it adds a touch of zen to my day. This particular diffuser is on sale on Nordstrom right now. It’s probably good to switch out your diffuser a couple times a year, even if you do clean it often!
As far as oils to diffuse: my go-to is peppermint + eucalyptus!
dermaflash device + kit
I’ve been WAITING for this to go on sale. Don’t ask me why, but this device has always intrigued me. It’s supposed to easily remove peach-fuzz ( i.e. those baby hairs on your face ), exfoliating your skin & leaving is super-smooth for makeup application.
The regular Dermaflash isn’t on sale, but, for some reason, the kit that contains the Dermaflash + a number of other things IS. One of the easiest activities to partake in during quarantine is SKINCARE, so you’re welcome.
Because every VSCO girls needs her Hydroflask!!! lol. In all seriousness, I know many of y’all purchased Hydroflasks during UO’s sale around the holidays ( yes, mwuahhaha, I know what you’re out there buyin’ ), so I wanted to bring it to your attention that Nordstrom has these on sale right now!
It might be a good time to snag one if you’ve had your eye on it.
& that’s it for Friday favorites!
Hope y’all can use content like this as a distraction, at the very least.
Love you, & stay healthy out there! x