As I wrap up On the Road, I'm excited to start in on One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul. Books of essays with catchy titles are something that I always devour and enjoy so I'm sure this one will be no exception. On the Road is just as much of a hazy fever dream of a novel as I expected it to be, so I'm ready for something with a little bit more structure and substance.
Although I spend a good portion of summer pining for fall, John Mayer's old-ish but wonderful song "Wildfire" makes me appreciate the season for what it is. My coworker and I recently spent a good thirty minutes talking about the merits of John Mayer and even delved back into the music that he released when I was in elementary school.
I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but Ryan and I are a few ten minute episodes into Steven Universe and I can't get enough. It's equally funny and sweet. Apparently, I also get to look forward to some more emotionally involved storylines in the near future. I'll always love my dramas, but there's something about finding a good cartoon that I find way more relaxing. Bonus points that this one has bite-sized episodes so I can watch a few in a row without spending hours watching TV. Oh, and it has a wickedly catchy soundtrack.
I'm taking part in an interesting challenge: I'm only eating dairy once a week. I'm not going full-on vegan considering I still eat things with eggs and definitely still eat honey. However, I did trace some stomach issues and breakouts back to dairy consumption. Ryan put together a few vegan pizzas last week, a meal I was worried I would miss without cheese. They turned out amazing! I recommend putting a sprinkle of nutritional yeast on top of a slice to get that savory flavor.
Although I haven't had a haircut in six months, I decided to mix it up by going for a middle part. I think the last time I wore my hair like this was in sixth grade, back when my go-to look was pulling back my middle parted hair into a low bun with a scrunchie. I'm getting a trim this Saturday to make the style more official, but I'm enjoying rocking a mid length style rather than a bob for the time being.
I happened upon this pair of step hem high rise Joe's Jeans at T.J. Maxx for $25 and couldn't pass them up. I wear my Levi's Wedgie jeans to death (read my full review here) and wanted something similar to throw in the rotation. I think I'll wear more traditional skinny jeans more often when the temperature drops again, but having a bit more leg room as well as more breathable cotton is important to me in the summer. I was hesitant about the step hem at first given how much of a trend that is, but in the end I loved how they looked with sandals and flat shoes.