Welcome to the first edition of The Sunday Sum Up – a place to make you kinda sorta forget about the Sunday scaries as you enjoy your last few hours of your weekend. Here I’ll be sharing a little bit of everything in a slice of life format. Think of it as a smorgasbord of what I’ve been up to, new products I’m obsessed with, what I’m reading (books and articles), my latest movie obsessions, getaways I’ve been planning, meal prep, and more. Well, let’s jump right in.
I started out this week by landing a small part on The Deuce. I have no idea when it’s going to air or if my part is even going to make the final cut but it was just amazing to be on set of an HBO show. I was so surprised at how many extras, crew members, and hours were needed to prep and shoot about 30 seconds of film – it was all hands on deck (including mine) since 5 AM. Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’ll be looking like!
On Tuesday, I made my way over to Lively’s new, very Instagrammable, store in Soho to try on their new Seamless collection. I was gifted this beautiful, high-neck bodysuit that I’ve been living in since (new post coming soon). It was great mingling, meeting other NYC bloggers (crushing on @pineappleinthebigapple and @twentytwogrand), and chatting with Lively’s amazing team. The collection officially dropped on Friday, so be sure to check out these really affordable and really comfortable pieces online!
Wednesday came and went very fast, ending with a boat cruise around NYC with my friend, Keely, to listen to up-and-coming-can’t-believe-your-ears-they’re-so-good-omg band, Juice, play a set. Check out their site to see when they’re playing a gig near you this summer and, if you didn’t believe my over-hyphenated description about them, give Juice a listen on Spotify and see (hear?) for yourself. Also, never hire me to take pictures of your concert.
Environmental: A haunting long-form piece that is a complete history of our knowledge of global warming. Between 1979 and 1989, there was a window of hope as scientists had discovered concrete evidence that humans and the burning of fossil fuels were warming our atmosphere, affecting our resources, and bringing about a long-term destruction that most minds couldn’t fathom. Scientists’ efforts to stop this process of global warming over 30 years ago stumbled and stalled due to a myriad of obstacles and…well…here we are now. Read the full article here.
And for those who watched Plastic Ocean recently, here is another article to fuel your eco-friendly fire (and just another reason to stop consuming plastic).
Girls, Girls, Girls: Studies show that women are less likely to take vacation time than men. Apparently, due to societal pressures, women feel that they need to prove their dedication to their careers moreso than men and therefore use less of their paid vacation time to avoid the guilt of being away from their job and the fear of appearing lazy to their supervisor. Let’s change that and get the rest we need and deserve.
We’ve known that childbirth is an issue in the USA for a while now. An American woman is still three times more likely to die from childbirth than a woman in Canada and six times more likely than a woman in Scandinavia. However, California seems to be on the right track – they have reduced their death rates during childbirth by 50%! Read this to see why.
Other stuff (NOT The Bachelorette because I didn’t watch this season, sry not sry):
Hearst found a new CEO after Joanna Coles stepped down from her position!
Cher is releasing a mother-flipping ABBA cover album in September. She must know it’s my birthday and now I feel like I have to plan a disco-themed party.
Just when I forgot about Ruby Rose (and finished the new season of OITNB) she comes back as Batwoman.
Added to the library
I’d be lying if I said that I’m not re-reading the Harry Potter series for the 14th time at the moment.
Still tying in something fresh, though, by juggling Hogwarts with the prequel to Practical Magic, Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.
All of these retrogrades have witches on my mind…
This Week’s Wishlist: Mismatched
Feeling a whole bunch of things this week which is why this week’s theme is Mismatched. Check out my dream closet picks below!
I’ve been dying to try Glossier’s Invisible Shield Sunscreen – I’ve only heard the best things about this brand and this product in particular!
Because I love anything celestial themed…and the un-ordinary…this mismatched pair of Tourmaline and Turquoise earrings have been calling my name. I may just have to treat myself for my birthday…
Free People just gets me and I fell in love with this vintage-inspired, mixed print mini dress when browsing on Revolve. I can definitely see this dress transitioning from the late summer into early fall with ease.
PSA: Gucci is now on pre-sale on Nordstrom! If I was a shoe I think I’d be these mules from their new collection. The color? The over-chunky heel? The classic bit adornment? Yep. This pair is a need, not want.
I’m not Venus In Blue Jeans for nothing! My denim obsession is real and I have to rock this pair of mismatched high-waisted jeans by Alice + Olivia this fall. From the two-toned legs to the mismatched waistline, this pair will definitely be turning heads in the best way possible.
Urban Outfitters is having a summer sale and I think this simple piece is perfect for the relaxed, late-summer vibes (and easy on the wallet). Be sure to check out the rest of the sale in case this item goes fast!
Jams You Should Save
- FEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz) by 6ix9ine: Dare ya to find a sicker drop in
- Work This Out by Colin Egan: he’s amazing with harmonies and putting a pep in my step in the mornings
- Give A Little by Maggie Rogers: I fell in love with her voice when she released Alaska last year and I fell in love with her voice all over again with this upbeat track
- Ocean (feat. Khalid) by Martin Garrix: Living for the drop
- Cub by Roo Panes: Need some chill campfire vibes? This song’s gotcha
**I’ll be making shareable Spotify playlists as soon as I figure out how to code it to WP!**
Product Of The Week…
Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector with SPF 30
This mineral based sunscreen has been my saving grace throughout the summer. Along with a high SPF, this moisturizer also has an environmental shield thanks to a natural formulation called Echinacea GreenEnvy that helps protect against other environmental factors that take a toll on your skin…such as the air pollution that mucks up NYC! Plus, Farmacy does not test on animals. Get a tube for yourself here!
That’s all, folks! Keep an eye out for more content this week.