Feel It Still — Portugal The Man
While I’ve never really been one to tote around a “Marry Poppins” bag filled with everything under the sun, I am very careful about never leaving the house without any one key item. Because everyone’s key items are different, and because it’s so fun to see what others keep in their bags, I thought I’d share what’s in mine!
On any given day, you won’t find me without the following in my purse:
- Cuyana wallet
- Day planner
- Céline sunglasses
- Eyebrow gel
- Kai roll-on perfume
Depending where I’m headed and how uncomfortable my shoes are that day, I may also stuff some bandaids in my bag. Oh, and a Lara bar, too!
What are the items you always have in your purse? Share in the comments!
Every year when fall rolls around, I get uncontrollably excited for all that it marks—pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, boots, knits, plaid, etc. So even though it’s not yet officially fall (the first day is this Friday!), I’m getting my favorite pieces ready to go. Keep scrolling to see what kinds of creams, clogs, and corduroys I’ll be donning this season.
Psst: My Bryr clogs are one of my most prized possessions. I custom designed them and couldn’t love them any more!
Magical early morning clouds during a quick trip to LA.
There’s no shortage of color—or playful activities—at The Color Factory.
My new favorite spot for wine in San Francisco: Bodega.
Taking in the views before a delicious lunch at Coqueta.
A lazy Sunday stroll made all the better by this scene in Esqueleto.
Any time there’s a long weekend, I try to get out of town and explore somewhere new. But when there’s a holiday weekend and our 8 year anniversary all in one, we definitely head out of town—and to a beautiful place at that.
I’m already looking at the calendar to see when we can spend another weekend in magic Mendocino. If you’re looking for more long weekend destinations, check out my travel guides for Big Sur and Seattle.
I’ve always appreciated the magic of makeup, but recently that appreciation has turned more into an obsession. Every night, I find myself watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, which inevitably have product endorsements in them, which inevitably winds up in me ordering said products and growing my makeup collection. Please tell me I’m not alone in this!
Because my collection has grown these past few months, I’ve been experimenting with different organizational techniques and have finally landed on a system that I’m excited to share.
Of course, if my bathroom were much larger, I’d definitely be stocking up on these clear makeup holders to do the job. But alas, I’m working with a few drawers in my second closet, as well as some vanity space. To maximize this limited space, I invested in some really pretty vases to store my brushes, eyebrow gels, and lip pencils. Some days, I’ll only apply some eyebrow gel and hint of lip color, so I love that these two staples are now super easy to reach.
As for the rest of my makeup products, I found these very practical cubes from IKEA that happen to fit perfectly in my vanity drawers. I use two for my makeup: One for My concealers, highlighters, and beauty blenders, and the other for bronzers, blushes, powders, eyeshadows, and foundations. Because they are quite small, I stack most things with the largest item on the bottom and the smallest on top. When I get ready in the morning, I simply empty out the bins and pull my selections for the day.
How do you organize your makeup? Please share in the comments!
Have you ever been asked what you’re doing over the weekend and feel the need to list off a myriad of activities in response? I know I have. With social media—particularly of the live variety—taking over, it’s hard to avoid the pressure to present yourself in an always-on, always-interesting light.
Amidst all of these social standards though, it’s so important to make the time for what you really want to do on your weekend. Whether that’s laying on the couch catching up on TV shows or going for a long hike and not bringing your phone along for the journey, it’s so necessary to carve out weekend time to do what we need to do to feel in tune with ourselves and caught up on life.
Personally, I often get really overwhelmed with my schedule and wonder when I’ll have time to do all that I need to. When these feelings come about, I know it’s time for a “me” Sunday. Just the other Sunday, I did what some might call “nothing.” While I don’t think I left the house all day, I crossed so many chores off of my list and felt infinitely more caught up with the fast-paced nature of my schedule at the end of it. From swapping my work bag, clearing out my wallet, treating myself to at-home facial, and changing the sheets, I was so incredibly happy that I took the time to do what I needed to do—even if it didn’t make for the best Instagram content.