When i moved to new york three years ago there were a couple of things on my bucket list that i really wanted to accomplish: a lot of personal growth stuff, work goals and of course some super touristy new york things.
Number one on that list was attending the taping of a tv show and as of monday, i can finally check that one off the list. I surprised my mom and my cousin with tickets to Jimmy Fallon and it was AMAZING.
First of all, if you’re interested in Fallon in particular, follow the account @FallonTix. They announce when the next month’s tickets will be released a couple of weeks in advance and after that it’s a race of the quickest fingers. They have tickets available for the pre-show monologue and the actual show and everything sells out in minutes. TIP — sign up for your iota account before the scheduled day so you have the best odds at getting tickets or getting on the waitlist.
the dreaded waitlist.
It is truly a gratifying moment when you reach the bottom of an item you’ve enjoyed using. ‘Empties’ celebrates the products that we’ve loved until the last drop.
Maybe this is a feeling that only overcomes people after in Manhattan, holding on to dirty subway poles and all of the filth in between. Every day when I get home from work, the first thing I do is wash my hands. Instead of the usual handsoap that’s on my sink, instead I reach Punk Bouquet Body Scrub from & Other Stories. I’m not even trying to be dramatic when I say that this product has changed my life as someone who has slightly compulsive habits when it comes to feeling clean.
Admittedly, it was a total impulse purchase. Normally, I am a total skeptic and generally believe that all worthwhile beauty products come from the drugstore or the likes of Sephora. I don’t exactly remember why I violated my own code of beauty purchases, but thank God I did. The product feels a little dry when you decant it from the tub, which is why I was hesitant to put it in my shower as a body wash, but once you lather it with a few drops of water, the formula starts to loosen and easily spreads. Not to mention, the smell is totally delicious. So much that you’ll need to exercise self-control so you don’t end up with chapped hands, minus one too many layers of skin.
Punk Bouquet Body Scrub, $15 from & Other Stories
i’m a huge fan of this athleisure (#buzzword) trend going on right now in the world of fashion. sneakers are just so much easier to maneuver the streets of new york city in and i’m not gonna lie i feel pretty fabulous in them — an effortlessly sexy vibe if you will.
And since today is the Super Bowl, the ultimate holiday for the athleisure loyalists, i wanted to share my favorite choices for different occasions.
Bruch in itself is an event. it’s the light at the end of the tunnel or the only thing that gets you through a stressful week at work. it’s also a verb. new yorkers BRUNCH. that means the mimosas are flowing and the calories don’t count. you don’t want to put any limit on the fun, so you wear an updated version of a classic, the Vintage Nike Blazer Mid-Top sneaker. it looks awesome and they’re flat, so no matter how many refills you have, you’ll stay vertical. BONUS POINTS – you can customize these on the Nike website so you can rock your team’s colors every day. my brother got me this deep burgandy pair for christmas last year <3 and i’ve had this gray pair in my shopping cart all week.
We’re partial to the US Open, but sneakers are good for any sporting event you choose to go (you’ll blend right in even if you have no idea what’s going on). I think this one is pretty obvious, the stan smith has been rocked by all of our girl crushes this year, Gigi Hadid, we’re looking at you, and instantly ups the chic factor of jeans and a sports jersey. the white base assures that it will work no matter what other colors you’re wearing. HINT – i normally wear a size 7.5 or an 8 and purchased a kids 6.5 and it fits perfectly! and a nicer price point.
If i don’t like my clothes, there’s a very high chance that i’m not going to feel motivated to work out that day. These Nike Roshe’s have changed my life and i’m not being my normally dramatic self when i say this. These shoes check all of the boxes:
Chuck Taylor’s are the cream of the crop. they look good with literally everything. and that’s really all i have to say about them. make these your first purchase and do it now, you’ll wonder how you lived so long without them.