June was a change of pace. I started my new job at the beginning of the month and ever since then I have been adjusting. At first, waking up early every morning seemed like a nightmare. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure if it would ever get easier. A month later, I can definitely say that it has gotten way easier. To the point where I find myself waking up before 8 am on the weekends. Maybe my body knows that there’s only so much weekend to enjoy and I better savor every minute. Or, it’s the puppy across the hall that won’t stop wailing every time their owner leaves for the day that wakes me up. Either way, I’m finally a morning person…sort of.
Besides switching up my routine for the better, adjusting to work has kept me away from the blog. And you might have even noticed that posts have been kind of slim around here. But now that I’ve had some time to adjust, I’ve decided that my new goal is to write at least one blog post a week. I still hope to write about the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle things that make my life better. Now without further rambling, let’s get into my June favorites.
Reformation Cardigan (size small)
Remember when I said I probably wouldn’t need another cardigan? Yea, I lied. I needed a summer appropriate cardigan I could wear and carry with me when the air conditioning is just a tad too breezy for my liking. I love the oatmeal color and how lightweight it is (made of linen). I have worn this almost everyday this month. I’m not exaggerating. I even wore it to the beach yesterday. The downside is that the threads are easy to snag so you do have to be careful with it. But with any knit, snags are inevitable so it doesn’t really bother me. I’m not going to lie, I am very tempted to pick up the lilac one as well.
Reformation linen pants (size 0)
On my first day of work, I realized I didn’t have enough pants to wear for the rest of the work week. This led to an impromptu trip to Reformation. I found these pants and they seemed like my best bet. I didn’t think they were too long until I posted this photo (above). I got them tailored and now they’re the perfect ankle length (will include an updated picture once they air dry). And, they’re made of this lightweight linen that will save me this summer.
I wrote in my first ever shopping diaries post here that I finally got a work bag. Well, it wasn’t this one at first. It was Cuyana’s leather tote. A few days in, I realized the unstructured tote wasn’t the best option as a work bag. I returned it and got this backpack instead. I didn’t plan on spending so much on a work bag but I really wanted something classic, stylish, and functional. And this backpack checks off all those boxes. I got the original size which is roomy enough for my work tablet, my lunch, and all my other necessities. Should I do a what’s in my work bag post? Let me know!
I use this in the morning after cleansing my face with micellar water. It’s a super gentle exfoliator that somehow leaves my skin feeling hydrated and bouncy afterwards. I think it has everything to do with the aloe in the formula. Toners can be pretty boring to use but this one is something I look forward to every morning.
I’ve used this in the past and stopped because I didn’t want to spend money on what’s essentially water. But, it really is so refreshing. I picked this up while sweating my face off last week during my lunch break and it made me feel so much better. It doesn’t mess with makeup so it’s perfect for a midday refresh. I’m pretty sure I could just DIY a face spray but I’m just too lazy.
Coffee alternative: Teeccino in Vanilla Nut
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m officially over coffee. Funnily enough, I decided to quit drinking coffee at the same time that I started my new job. And, I lived to tell the tale! Anyway, I researched coffee alternatives and found this brand. I picked it up at Whole Foods solely because I knew I might miss the taste of coffee and didn’t want to fall back into drinking it. And so far, so good. This doesn’t leave you with coffee breath, has no caffeine, is made with herbs, and is not acidic at all so your stomach won’t hate you. It also provides a natural burst of energy. I definitely look forward to drinking this in the mornings.
Miyoko’s Vegan Butter (found at Trader Joe’s)
As a kid, I loved toasted bagels with a generous amount of butter on top. Who am I kidding? I still do. But then somewhere in adulthood, I realized that dairy didn’t love me back so I had to say goodbye. Until now. I found this at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and my life has not been the same since. I don’t know how they make this but it’s so good. If you’re looking to go dairy free but don’t want to say goodbye to buttery things, pick this up. And maybe some fresh bagels to go with it 😋.
(posted this on my Instagram story about three months ago)
I mentioned this in my recent weekend money diary post but I have to mention it again because it really is so good. Kombucha is my favorite way to get probiotics without having to take it in supplement form or yogurt (I’m lactose intolerant). It helps that it’s also delicious. My favorite flavors are lavender peach and blueberry lemongrass. They sell them at Whole Foods and the Park Slope farmers market on Sundays 😉.
If you’re looking for a lighthearted and funny movie to watch, give this one a go. I would describe it as, if Hangover and Bridesmaids had a baby and had a killer dance soundtrack.
Queer Eye season 2
Need I say more? The first episode is hands down my favorite, in case you’re wondering. And now that we’re at the end of this post, go on, click play 😉.
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What are your June favorites?
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