In My Ears
Playlists: I've curated some new playlists for fall that you can access via Spotify. Here are some of my favorites right now:
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Last Mile Home - Kings of Leon
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand
Drinkee- Sofi Tukker
Wake Up - Circa Waves
Everything Now- Arcade Fire
Green Light (Chromeo Remix) - Lorde
Whole Wide World (Unpeeled) - Cage the Elephant
The Man- The Killers
In My Wardrobe
Vintage Kimonos: I purchased a vintage kimono style jacket via Etsy after being struck with sartorial inspo from nothing other than... The Parent Trap. Does the yacht dinner scene ring a bell? Instead of going the full mile, I plan to wear my new jacket with denim, t-shirts, and boots.
Checkered vans: Speaking of funkier pieces, I finally jumped on the checkered vans wagon a decade too late. The ultra classic skater shoe received a modern update with a small platform. Safe to say, I have not worn any other shoes this past month.
In the Kitchen
Tumeric: I've been reading up on anti-inflammatory diets and gut health in order to get my skin back in balance. A few things I've been doing are: 1) cutting down my coffee intake (at least a little bit), 2) drinking kombucha regularly, 3) taking a probiotic, and 4) sneaking in tumeric here and there. Some of my favorite ways are a golden milk latte or as a seasoning for tofu and vegetables.
Waffles: Since it's starting to get cold again in the mornings, I have started to incorporate hot breakfast again, in lieu of smoothie bowls. A favorite of mine is protein waffles. All I do is mix my favorite (vegan) chocolate protein powder, buckwheat pancake mix, baking soda, maca powder, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and some almond milk together. Pour it into waffle maker and out comes pure magic.
Other & Other
Early rising: Getting back into a routine is always difficult. Add school into the equation and oof... One of the things I've been actively attempting to improve is my sleep habits. Truth be told, my sleep schedule is often out of whack, especially as school work piles on, so unless I make a conscious effort to sign off and get some shuteye, I'd be up till the sun rises. One of the biggest "hacks" that has helped me is having an Amazon Echo Dot. No joke. Having an alarm that you can't just switch off and roll back to bed makes a big difference in my morning. Once I hear that annoying sound, I am ~forced~ to get up and at it.