Hey guys! Thank you so much for the comments on last week’s post. I feel so lucky to have such a supportive group of readers. You guys are the best! I’m settling into NYC (made it! yay!) but in the meantime wanted to play a little catch up. Starting with…
One Minute Lunch Hacks
Did you know Trader Joe’s has precooked lentils in the salad section? If you mix their lentils with some feta and a container of their fresh Bruschetta, you have a delicious and filling lunch in 1 minute. Once I start my new job I plan on living on this easy lunch, which goes well with crackers, pita bread or some avocado. What do you pack for easy weeknight lunches?
Third Love Bras
The bra company has been getting buzz for their well-fitted bras and excellent customer service. Also, their marketing is POWERFUL. I’m never one to really splurge on bras, but after seeing their ad pop up for the one billionth time on my Facebook page and Instagram feed (you too, right?), I decided to try it out. They have you fill out an in-depth, kind of funny questionnaire about your boobs and the fit of your current bras, and then they send you a bra with the size they think you are (the whole premise being, you’ve been wearing the wrong bra size your whole life). I’ve always been a trusty 34b, but Third Love was convinced I was a 36A 1/2. The bra came in the mail, I tried it on and…it was a little too small (half a cup size too small, to be exact). The quality was nice, but I kept returning to the same thought: if I tried this bra on at a store, without their convincing marketing attached, would I be compelled to buy it? Probably not. So, I shipped the bra back. By the way, the whole experience, in the end, cost me $2.99. But it should be clearer: you pay up front for shipping, plus they put a temporary charge on your credit card for the amount of the bra, ($68). If you decide to keep it, they go forward with the entire charge. If you send it back like I did, the charge disappears in a week. This all being said, maybe I would have loved it if I had gotten the right size and a sexier style (I opted for the simple t shirt bra). But I’ve also had a lot of luck with Aerie bras, which are affordable, never dig or poke and are practical for day to day use; I wear this one nearly every day. Where do you buy your bras?
While I was on Nantucket for a bachelorette weekend this summer, one of the girls shared a tip: she shaves her legs with shampoo. She said you can get a closer shave that way because it’s not as a thick as shaving cream. I’ve been shaving with shampoo ever since and I swear by it; I think it even makes my legs softer!
Speaking of weddings, my friend Zia had us all wear black jumpsuits. We could pick out our own, plus shoes and accessories. I loved how it looked — I felt like we were all powerful, bad ass business women. Here’s a pic if you want to see 🙂
Reading and Watching
Lastly, I love when you guys share what books you’re reading and what shows/movies you’re watching. I’m currently reading Roxane Gay’s memoir, Hunger, which is as intense as it is luminous, touching, and real. Next on my list is How to Fall in Love with Anyone. In terms of shows, I enjoyed The Sinner (although I had super mixed feelings about the final unraveling of events — anyone watch?), the first two seasons of The Fall, the newest season of Transparent (SO good), and movies I’ve enjoyed include Moonlight and Kubo and the Two Strings (cute movie for a sick day!). Next on my queue is Love and Friendship and Sing Street. Your turn!
Big hug, and hope you have a great week. XO
Top photo by me; middle via Trader Joe’s, legs by Dara Muscat.