Indulgences (Sun 1.21)
This week I tried to take pleasure in the little things and clear my brain of crap thoughts in exchange for pretty ones.
One of the most beautiful details is that my plant has started growing (pictured above). My sister got me a Paper White bulb in a recycled wine bottle for Christmas (her gifts were so spot on this year) and it's already getting so big! I've been dabbling in raising plants here and there because I'm a wannabe farmer/gardener/plant witch and there's something so primal about growing things.
Been using Glossier's Soothing Face Mist here and there. It's just a rose water spray, which I would never spend my own money on, but since I got it as a gift, I'm spritzing it guilt-free. I have no idea if it works but it makes me feel fancy and that's what's important.
Just started watching This Is Us with my mom. Every episode so far (we've only gotten through the first four) is so well done in terms of storytelling. I'm always amazed by how good TV writing is so economical in how they unfold important details. Just wow.
I dyed my hair back to its natural black color so I don't have to keep touching up my roots (too lazy to). It gives me one less thing to worry about beauty-wise so I can keep my head clear for more important things.
Omg I've actually finished a book. The first book I've completed in years. It's Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren. I learned about it through the Free + Native blog. It's about the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, which is "a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete." In other words, it's a foil to idealistic beauty and an appreciation of the rustic.
I finally got this super cute basket bag. Yet another way I'm ripping off Jeanne Damas, but whatever. I hesitated so long to buy one because of how trendy they are (but then I was like fuck it, love is love) and I didn't want to get the wrong size. They come all the way from Portugal and I'm not about to pay for returns. Plus, returns are bad for the environment.