Thursday, February 27, 2020

Things I Love Thursday // 2.27.20

I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By - This book of inspirational quotes --each supplemented with a brief backstory, reflection, or reaction by Today show co-host Hoda Kotb, was a recent birthday gift from a great friend. I'm not even a Today show watcher and I love this book! Kotb writes in the introduction, "There's a significant need for things that bring us together instead of pulling us apart. This book is for everybody... [These words are] meant to teach, inspire, entertain, and sooth us. Couldn't we all use a reminder that there are many more things we have in common than things that make us different?" The book contains 365 entries and would be an excellent addition to anyone's nightstand.

Dermot Kennedy - Finally! I first blogged about my appreciation for the music of Dermot Kennedy back in January after being introduced to him through a girlfriend. When I went to look him up, I discovered that he was touring the U.S. and would be performing in Charlotte soon. Well, the show was this week! I had an amazing time with some amazing friends as we danced and sang along with Dermot. If you haven't yet given him a listen, here's another chance: You're welcome! Even if Dermot isn't your thing, consider an outing for a live music soon.

"Tsundoku" - Tsundoku is a Japanese word that I found out about today and I immediately fell in LOVE with the concept! Tsundoku is the practice of buying more books than you can read. Did you read that?? It's a practice --like yoga --but maybe different... Anyhoo, I'm going to interpret the collection of small piles of books littered throughout my household as an aspirational achievement toward mastering the practice of Tsundoku. Any other Tsundoku senseis out there?

{via Gihad Mansour on Behance)
V-Neck Tunic Sweater - I found this sweater at Walmart several weeks ago and picked it up. At the time, it was on the clearance rack for $11. I've worn it at least 10 times since then and I love it. It's a great color (also available in other colors online), it's soft, it's perfect with leggings, the slightly bloused sleeves are a lovely touch, and it's now marked down even further online to just $9! I'm 5'6" and bought one in a medium. It completely covers my rear with the front hem landing a good 8 inches above my knee.

Purity - Well... not literal purity. I love Philosophy's Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser. I've tried a lot of facial cleansers and for your average gal, this one tops them all. I may stray from time to time as I get swept up in the fad of the moment but I always come back to Purity because nothing is as gentle and yet so exceptional at getting all the makeup and grime off my skin. You can find Purity (about $24/8 oz. bottle) at Ulta, Sephora, and NordstromWalmart and Amazon are selling twice as much (16 oz) for about the same price. This price difference brings up a good question: Do we trust Walmart and Amazon to be selling the same product at a fraction of the price? Or is that too good to be true?

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  1. Shocker - I love Purity! Honestly, I bought it off of Amazon once and it did not have the same smell so I buy it from Sephora now. It might have just been a bad batch? That sweater is adorable! Miss you! xo

  2. So far, I’ve also had decent luck with “name brand” items sold through Amazon —but I definitely feel more and more that each time is a gamble. :) Love the sweater!