Belle’s Weekly Roundup: May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
1.) Buzzfeed has a list of the books you need to read in your 20s. I couldn’t agree more with #58.
2.) I spotted this amazing Phillip Lim crossbody bag/clutch in Muleh the other day, and I cannot get it out of my head. Some people get songs stuck in their heads, I have chic leather goods on repeat.
3.) Looking for a way to kill time on a lazy afternoon? Check out The Hairpin’s feature on the scandals of classic Hollywood. One peek into the skeleton-filled closets of a bygone era and you’ll be hooked.
4.) I wanted a jersey dress that was nice enough to wear to work on a Tuesday, so I picked up this Ann Taylor sheath. It has sleeves, a waist-defining detail and costs under-$100…what more could a girl want?
5.) A few years ago, I wrote a post about how I refuse to donate hair or money to Locks of Love because they make recipients pay for the wigs they receive. So this Forbes article detailing how the charity “misplaced” $6 million in donations and only turned 3% of the hair donations it received into wigs caught my eye.
Still want to donate your shorn hair? Try Pantene Beautiful Lengths instead. They have a higher success rate at turning donated hair into wigs, and best of all, the wigs are provided FREE of charge to people in need.
6.) The only thing I like more than clothes and makeup is television. I watch way too much, so the season ending episodes are always bittersweet for me. Luckily, Michael Ausiello has enough spoilers and inside info to keep me sated until fall.
7.) Have you seen the new collection from Kate Spade called Saturday? It’s supposed to incorporate everything you love about Kate into younger, hipper clothing. I’m not her target demographic, but I have found a few pieces to love. The bright mint sandals are really fun, and this slouchy dress is perfect for Saturdays.
8.) Eating healthy food is a challenge for me because all I want to eat are cheeseburgers, nachos and ice cream. But if I keep finding delicious and healthful recipes like this Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad, I might be able to stick to it.
9.) On reader recommendation I signed up for The Skimm, a daily e-mail that breaks down the top news stories of the day into digestible bites, and I love it. You should seriously sign up. I also love Jon Stewart’s take on the recent troubles at the IRS; I laughed until I cried.
10.) Given that my new apartment is much, much warmer in the summer than my old apartment, I need some warm weather pajamas. I was originally thinking about this set from Eberjey, but I’m a stomach sleeper so buttons are not the best choice. This Donna Karan shorts-set is the cutest.thing.ever, but my pjs shouldn’t cost as much as my work clothes (same goes for this Hanro set). So I think I’ll go for this pretty crochet set in ivory.
11.) Now that the weather is heating up, I’ve started carrying a perfume rollerball in my purse for touch ups. Sephora has a great selection of travel size fragrances that won’t spill in your purse. Citron de Vigne is a favorite, but I also like the mix of scents in this Vanilla Grapefruit rollerball.