It’s already the end of January. How are you all doing on those resolutions? You probably cringe at the word because your friend’s sister has already lost fifteen pounds and she just loooves her New Year’s Resolution, but that’s okay because you’ve discovered that Ben + Jerry’s doesn’t succumb to poor ethical productions, thus, you’re really helping the world. High five for philanthropic efforts.
Latest + Greatest Obsessions
Book: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”
Also known as the power of extremely long book titles. All kidding aside, this book is refreshing for someone who is very introverted. (Yes, I can entertain myself for hours. It’s a superpower.) Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of nonfictional books, but I plan to remedy that because I have a handy list of murder mysteries that I plan to comb through.
Fashion: Oversized Sweaters + Medium-Length Hair
I’m a firm believer that oversized sweaters and sweatshirts are the most comfortable things on this planet. Yes, my boyfriend’s wardrobe is diminishing quite fast.
Long hair has been a signature of mine for many, many years. However, I’m in a desperate need of a hair cut and some new layers. There comes a point where long hair is just too much hair. Also, I’m eagerly awaiting my eSalon (read my review here!) package so I can touch up my color.
Home Decor: Wall Art
My walls are looking plain and sad, which is ironic because I do paint regularly. However, I hope to add photos of loved ones and friends. I have so many great ones that are just begging to be blown up and framed. Maybe I’ll throw in a contemporary painting or two.
Accents: Ivory Marble + Maroon Leather
Okay, maybe not together. Ivory marble is a timeless addition to any space. Add in some stainless steel to harmonize it all.
Maroon leather, when done right and not saturated in color, is a beautiful leather. I may be biased, but I think the best leather is Florentine leather. Once upon a time, I went to Florence and bought a leather jacket off the rack. To this day, every one is still baffled that I bought it off the rack and that it was not professionally tailored to me. It has held it’s shape for 4 years and counting. The Italians know leather. Trust the Italians.
People: Amal Alamuddin Clooney + Emma Watson
Talk about an inspirational humanitarian. Amal Clooney is a great role model of mine. She speaks 3 languages, works on several cases per year dealing with international liberties and justice, and dedicates herself to human rights. She has easily become one of the most important people in international diplomacy and law in well under 15 years.
As most people have probably heard, Emma Watson was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and is considered the face for the UN’s HeforShe campaign. Since her first speech in September 2014, Emma Watson has delivered speeches on the need for women’s political participation and gender equality. Though the HeforShe campaign received a lot of initial criticisms, I think it has done something important: extended a formal invitation for men to join the fight and understand why the fight is being fought. I’ve spoken to many men before this point that were confused and, frankly, timid to join the ranks because they saw it as a mostly female cause. Hat off to Emma Watson.
Well, that does it for January! Here’s to February and lots of love because I know we can all use some lovin’.