To All the Boys is still my favorite Netflix rom-com series, but fine, we’ll give into this. After The Kissing Booth premiered and was incredibly successful, I decided months later that it was time for me to see what it was about. It wasn’t exactly what I had predicted, but in a good way. The characters were likable and I really did feel like I was rooting for them. In the sequel, it was thrilling to see Elle struggle in a different way. Noah is kind of a bad boyfriend? And we like the dynamics of the new characters that join the film. What you don’t see from the trailer is that they spend a significant amount of time in another location and the film revolves a lot around this plot. We’re a fan when trailers don’t reveal the entire movie.
What We’re Listening To: Taylor Swift – Folklore
While I consider myself a fan now, I can’t say that I haven’t wavered in the past. We aren’t big enough fans to listen to her album the night it premieres though. I actually don’t know if there’s anyone that I would do that for. When new albums come out that I am generally excited about, I like to set aside time for it. It’s not the kind of album that I’d have in the background because I want to pay attention to the lyrics. Plus, sometimes we write reviews on here and I need to be able to construct my thoughts. From the poll that I did on my stories, many people seem to lean positively on it. I think we’ll save it for tomorrow!
What We’re Wearing: A White Blouse
Already labeled the closet staple of quarantine, the white blouse is one of my favorite versatile pieces. It has saved me for work days when I want to look put together on top, but comfy while wearing it with plain black leggings or cozy shorts. It’s funny to think that I almost left this behind in Seattle on my last visit because it has been the piece I run to regularly these days.
I’ve been doing a good job of cooking at home when I can and only reserving take out for special occasions or once a week. Tomorrow, Kevin and I are exploring another neighborhood in the city and one place I’ve been excited to try is Queen’s which serves hot meals that you can take away, but also doubles as a market. We’re likely going to be doing some shopping while we’re there and I’m excited to try a few of their dishes!
It’s a funny thing to observe one’s taste while in quarantine. I watched myself not want to wear anything, but leggings for a whole week and then change my mind completely. The next week was a different dress for every day. For many still, it doesn’t quite make sense to fully dress up to go nowhere. However, I’ve discovered that getting dressed and sometimes getting really dressed up helps contribute to my happiness. That’s why when I discovered that Sandy Liang was releasing a new capsule collection of jewelry, I didn’t question it.
In Sandy Liang’s first release, we get a glimpse of jewelry paying homage to the 90’s. Necklaces, rings, and earrings will all range from $95 – $375 USD.
If you told me the college version of me that IKEA would one day excel beyond affordable furniture, I wouldn’t believe you. But they proved that point almost immediately when I tried their meatballs during my first visit. Now, IKEA is getting into the fashion game, and honestly, we don’t hate it. The above photo is a glimpse into what we can expect from the line and I have to admit that the plain white tee with a bar code across it is calling out to me.
The capsule collection titled, “EFTERTRADA” will include both separates and accessories and will first launch in IKEA’s Tokyo store. Available merch will include hoodies, tees, umbrellas, water bottles, towels, and tote bags. Items are available for pre-sale beginning July 31st from [IKEA’s Japan website].
Princess Beatrice may not have gotten the media treatment Meghan Markle did for her wedding day, but she showed us why she deserves just as much attention. Over the weekend, Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an intimate ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. Wearing a vintage dress that once belonged to the Queen, Princess Beatrice was radiant. The tiara, beaded detailing and puff sleeves prove that vintage is, and always will be, timeless. The gown, made by Norman Hartnell, was worn by the queen on two occasions. Making its first appearance in 1961, the Queen chose this piece for a state dinner in Rome. The gown made its second showing at the premiere of “Lawrence of Arabia” the following year in 1962.
Similar to Meghan Markle, Princess Beatrice also “borrowed” her tiara from the Queen as well. Here’s a photo of the Queen wearing that same exact dress back in 1962. Princess Beatrice clearly made some alterations to the dress, but we can tell that it’s still the same foundation. We love the modern enhancements she took with it!
I’m predicting by the end of the year we’ll have another pair of UltraBOOSTS in our possession, but the real question remains. Which pair is it going to be? In this latest eco-friendly sneaker, adidas uses yarn that was created in a collaboration with [Parley for the Oceans] – a non-profit bringing awareness to the fragility of the ocean. This UltraBoost is now available on the adidas website and retailing for $180 in “Pink Tint/Cloud White.” While we’ve been looking for a very classic and clean white, I love this off white. The pink is subtle, but it does add something and is the perfect every day sneaker.