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Friday Favorites // 044 :: girldust.com

  1. Hello, new dream dress.
  2. Rituel de Fille tugs my heart strings in a big way. Have a I found a new signature lip color in Rue? That feels like a big step into adulthood, for me. I’ve discovered that I am definitely more of a pinky-purple girl than a red girl. I know how everyone is apparently supposed to have their “perfect” red, but I have yet to find mine. I am also feeling so very tempted by their Ash & Ember Eye Soot in Sigil (no. 7).
  3. I love this tropical bathing suit. It’s colorful, but makes use of black detailing so it’s a good compromise. I could easily tone it down by pairing it with black solids. These are things I think about. The  top and bottom are sold separately, yay!
  4. Many years ago, at the suggestion of a stylist, I bought a wooden comb. It was the nicest thing I ever did for my hair. Now that I am more or less committed to length, I’d like to once again add one to my beauty arsenal. Wood cuts back on static and breakage, and helps redistribute oils down the follicle.
  5. I’ve had my eye on this his simplistic moon phase calendar for a while.
  6. Rosewater shea butter soap sounds divine. I love Formulary 55’s package design!

Winter is back with a vengeance, fellow northeastern friends. Stay cozy this weekend! Maybe that’s why this Friday Favorites has a somewhat soft, warm weather vibe? Could be. I’m so cold.

 

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February Goals :: girldust.com

February is a tough month, right? It’s still winter, but I have already become anxious for spring. The fluctuating weather is not helping, but I realize I shouldn’t complain about temperatures in the 50s. I’m trying hard to live in the now, or whatever, but you know. I want sunshine and bike rides and the ocean. I do have a more steady schedule than just a month ago; the semester started last week, and I just began a internship of sorts at a local museum. Being busy helps a lot. Here are my goals for the month:

Eat somewhere new. There are a few places in Portland that are on our list. It would be a nice treat, for sure, and something fun to look forward to.

Finish two books. I’ve got one on hold that I’m looking forward to picking up again. I also have a lot of reading to do for class, but I’ll make it happen. It’s a matter of using my time a little better (like, not binge watching shows I’ve already seen three times).

Purchase some professional (ish) clothing. Not much of what’s in my closet right now fits appropriately. That being said, I’m not actually willing to get rid of anything because 1. it’s all really nice, and 2. I literally just need to lose like eight pounds and I’ll be comfortable (and feel more like myself) again. I need pieces I can wear to work at the museum in the interim.  There’s not really a dress code, especially because the site is closed for the season, but I feel like something beyond jeans and a cardigan would be appropriate come spring. Professional attire has always sort of alluded me, because I’ve never really had to develop this part of my wardrobe. When I try to shop for these things, I either can’t find anything that fits properly (dress pants are not made for short girls with butts), or I end up looking like a completely different person. Not cool. I’m not sure what the solution is, here. Skirts and dresses, I suppose.

Make time for friends. I haven’t seen my lady friends since before Christmas. Thankfully, we have some stuff coming up this month. I’m also thankful that they understand how terrible I am at socializing. I’d like to be better, though. I’d like to be able to go out for coffee like a normal person without it being an event. I will get there.

Get my hair cut. It’s time. I’ve waited far too long and I am a mess. Just …ugh. This needs to happen ASAP.

I think that’s probably it. Keeping it simple and (hopefully) attainable. How about you?

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