This an That: Feburary Favorites

I love reading monthly favorites blog posts and watch monthly favorite youtube videos. So I thought I’d try my hand at making one myself. There's nothing more personal than asking someone what’s been inspiring them lately. I remember the first time someone asked me what's been inspiring me and it stopped me dead in my tracks. I never really thought about where my inspiration comes from until that moment. I love sharing things I love on the internet, aka the reason I’m a blogger. So I’ve divided my current faves into five categories: music, art, fashion, beauty, and Instagrams. Anyways, let’s just jump right into it.

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Music: James Blake - Assume Form

UGH. Okay please listen to this. It’s really amazing.

I don’t even know how to begin to describe this album. It’s kind of a mix of R&B and Pop? But there's some rapping mixed in there? It’s just so haunting but also catchy and almost feels like it’s something that you’ve heard before. It’s the perfect album to listen to as the seasons change. My favorite tracks are Mile High, Power On and Where’s The Catch?. Oh and I’ll Come Too, basically, just all of them. Listen to this and then come back to me and discuss I need to talk more about it.

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Instagram: Paileaa

It’s hard to pinpoint why or when I started following anyone on Instagram but I’m pretty sure @paileaa was a happy accident brought to me by the explore page. I absolutely love her effortless style. The way she mixes vintage and modern pieces. and obviously, I’m obsessed with all her orange tones. I love following her for stunning OOTDs and some really beautiful editorial images. My favorite posts are her manicure updates. I just recently painted all my nails a different color and I’m in love.

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Art: Amber Vittoria

I first saw ambers art on @closetvomitfashion’s page. I love the graphic nature of her pieces, the way they highlight female form and ambiguity and most importantly her use of color is amazing. I’ve recently been trying to get outside my comfort zone with color. Its a skill that I don't have yet but Amber definitely does. We actually ended up purchasing this art print from her to hang in our dining room but have yet to find a frame for it (if you have any suggestions let me know!). Her work is amazing. I can’t wait to hang or piece and look at it every day!

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Fashion: Rowan Blanchard

Come one. Don’t you want to cut your hair off now?!? And I mean. The tulle. The beauty. Need I say more?

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Beauty: Rice and Clean

My favorite beauty product throughout college and high school was St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I would literally use it every day. It wasn’t until recently that I really started taking care of my skin in a more natural and healthy way. I also recently learned that St. Ives Apricot scrub is super bad for your skin and can tear your pores and cause scarring, especially if you’re using it every day. So I was left in a predicament because I love exfoliating, like a lot, and I love the way it feels to have freshly exfoliated skin. I stopped into Flower Power Skin studio in Lakewood the other day and chatted with Bee (the sweetest human alive) about all my skin care needs. She suggested that I try out this gentle exfoliant by )____ called Rice and Clean. I was a little skeptical at first so I didn't actually buy it she just sent me home with a sample. Okay, let me just tell you, this is the best fracking exfoliant I’ve ever used. When I first put it on my face it really didn't feel like it was scrubbing my face very much, I thought it was going to be too gentle. But when I went to put my moisturizer on after I was amazing at how soft my skin was and how well my skin absorbed my moisturizer. I highly recommend this product. I bought the full sized one as soon as possible and I’ve been using it two to three times a week.

Let me know if you liked this monthly round up! I can’t wait to hear what you guys thing!