Sunday, December 13, 2015

LATELY - DECEMBER











Blanket Scarf || Chateau Parka || Boots (old, similar) || Leggings 

Wearing: I have a thing for cashmere scarves. There's just something so luxurious about them. I picked up this cashmere Club Monaco scarf (on sale!) and can't get enough. It's incredibly soft and a great size - big enough to use as a travel wrap - which I definitely intend on using it as. I've also been on a bit of a kick with heels lately, too.  Most recently, I picked up a pair (or two) of these Sam Eldelman Orella pumps. Obsessed. I had high expectations for these shoes and they did not disappoint. My only grievance is that they come to a point a little quickly, causing some toe discomfort. But they say beauty is pain, right? You can read more on my thoughts about the pumps here.

Watching: I've really been on a documentary binge lately. I find documentaries that revolve around social and political issues to be especially intriguing, so usually my curiosities gravitate me towards those types of films. I've watched quite a host recently - from Shenandoah, Into the Abyss, Jesus Camp, Tricked and The True Cost - to name a few. I'll admit, I didn't find any of them particularly riveting. I think my current favorite documentary has to be Cowspiracy - you can read my last post on that here.

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Listening: December is well underway, so you know what that means... Christmas music. I've been listening to Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé since Thanksgiving. Really, I listen to both year-round, but their holiday songs are truly the best. I use Spotify Premium and it's by far my favorite music streaming service. Also, Premium is well worth paying a monthly fee. If you have student email account, you can get the student discount, making Premium just $5/month... that's one latte. My only regret about Premium is that I didn't make the switch from the free version earlier! Also, public service announcement: Serial Season 2 is out! This season follows the story of Bowie Bergdahl, an American solider accused of deserting his post who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years. If you've never given Serial a shot, now is the perfect time! You can read more about my love for the podcast here.

Consuming: Indian cuisine. When I was younger, I used to be a super picky eater. I've definitely branched out since then, but still have a ways to go. I went out for lunch with some coworkers the other day to Masala Art, an Indian restaurant near the office. So. Good. How did I willingly survive the last 23 years without trying chicken makhani?!

Coveting: I've had my eye on a Canon Rebel-series DSLR camera for a while now. I've always been intrigued by how photographers can create aesthetic in a photograph. The Smithsonian Institute offers some relatively inexpensive photography classes and I'd love to take a few course. Also, Santa, if you're reading, you could totally drop off a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM this year.

On My Radar: This is a busy travel month for me. I'll be going home mid-December for a week to celebrate Christmas with my family and can't wait. I never though I'd say this, but I hope there's snow on the ground! The weather in D.C. has been balmy and I'm not expecting to see snow anytime soon here. I mean, it was 70 degrees this weekend! After Christmas, I'm heading to Mexico for New Year's. I'm pretty stoked about that, for obvious reasons. Finally, a week or so after that, I'll be flying into Chicago for a "girl's weekend" and to celebrate my best friends' birthday. It's safe to say if I'm not already an expert at traveling with carry-on luggage only, I sure will be after all of this!

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Thank you to Ormi Malul Photography for shooting this post



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