Welcome back to another favorites post. March was a weird and hectic month with lots of quick trips around the Northeast, concluding with DC last weekend. For the first time I think ever, I'm hoping to spend some time at home in order to catch up on my zzzzs. Alas, we'll see if I can *actually* relax. Without further ado, here is my list of favorites from March. It's on the shorter side but doesn't mean they aren't great.
Through My Eyes
Designated Survivor: I am OBSESSED with this show. I never caught the Scandal bug, thus Designated Survivor has satisfied my political-drama craving. The show portrays issues surrounding the political arena and the new era of journalism without being unrealistic. Plus, it throws a curveball every episode to keep things, ya know, juicy. Watch on ABC.
In My Ears
Britpop: All. I've. Been. Listening. To. Radiohead, Oasis, Pulp, you name it, I'm there. My favorite song of the moment is Disco 2000 by Pulp -- the video is also serious inspiration and looks like something straight out of Trainspotting.
Gipsy Kings: 'Nuff said. A little samba dance break at midnight is just what the doctor ordered.
In My Wardrobe
Color!: If you have been following my blog for quite some time, you know that I used to wear a lot color circa 2013 please don't go lurking into my archives). In the more recent years, neutrals have taken control of wardrobe as I fell victim to normcore. But, I came to a realization last month on how we should have fun with fashion and embrace colors, patterns, and design in whatever forms we desire. For me, you won't see me sporting bright orange from head-to-toe, but I have been incorporating bits and pieces of red, pink, and brighter jewel tones among the denim and whites.
Gingham: In continuation of my previous anecdote, I purchased this skirt from Asos. At first, this gingham-ed, ruffling, midi-skirt would seem completely out of my sartorial comfort zone, but something about its odd easiness drove me to click buy straight away. I can't wait to pair with a navy sweater and kicks during the day and a white off-the-shoulder top and wedges at night.... don't worry, you'll see it go down.
Dramatic Earrings: The last fashion decision that has brought flair to my life are dramatic earrings. You might have picked that up via my recent Insta-stories, but I'll be sharing more soon. Think tassels, gold, hoops... all the goodies.
Patagonia duffle bag: My last favorite is the less stylish of the sort, but is ace on practicality. Since I've been riding the trains up and down the Eastern seaboard, I have been using this Patagonia duffle bag almost every weekend.
In The Kitchen
Spinach: I'm fully aware of how random this favorite is, but spinach is a star. Either mixed in with kale and lettuce for salads or in smoothies for the added nutrition. Eat yo greens!
In The Media & Following
Pandora Sykes: Pandora's blog has been a go-to read of mine for two years and I'm a regular listening of her podcast "The High Low" with fellow journalist/friend, Dolly Alderton. Pandora's style is eccentric but completely owned by her. Whenever you hear the phrase, "wear the clothes, don't have the clothes wear you", Pandora is the epitome of that. Plus, her writing style is smart, witty, and relevant by touching on topics such as Gen Z and feminism, but also sharing light-hearted content that warms the soul. Follow Pandora's blog here.
Following these accounts... @zippyseven // @giorgiatordini // @julianasalazar // @bludetiger
Other & Other
Keap Candles: This Brooklyn-based candle company is the jackpot of natural and sustainable candles. I have both Waves and Green Market burning as we speak, so my endorsement is 100%.