Howdy ya’all. It was my birthday this past Thursday which meant an extended weekend celebration. I spent it with friends doing coffees, brunches, ocean side dinners, lots of shopping, walking, board games and a sleepover night watching old episodes of Entourage.
It was PERFECTION!
A year ago I felt anxious about the world shutting down and now I feel a little anxious about the world opening back up.
I’ve managed to make so many positive change while in this quiet little cocoon that it’s a little overwhelming to think about what things will look like moving forward but for now I just feel so incredibly grateful for the people in my life and for being sober. Thank you Jesus!
MY CURRENT FAVES FOR 4.12.21
ONE// This Sexy Birthday Dress
This is my current favorite dress and I’m so happy I got it delivered in time to wear for my birthday dinner. It’s by one of my other favorite labels at Nordstrom called Wayf. I’m loving their pieces lately. Very feminine but not overly revealing. This dress will get a lot of wear over spring and summer and I can’t wait!
TWO// North Italia’s Low Carb Pasta
If they have a North Italia in your area you must try their pasta subbed with veggie noodles if you’re living that low carb lifestyle. It will make you wan to slap yourself it’s so good. I’ve been once before and the food was phenomenal both times. Everyone loved what they ordered. I had the Strozzapreti and it was truly chef’s kiss!
THREE// Anti-Chafing Shorts
I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses lately and with all the walking I do had been on the search for something to wear underneath my spring dresses. I finally found the perfect stretchy short. I wanted something not too tight like shapewear but not the wrong material like what you would work out in. These Mele shorts are it. Just super soft, stretchy, breathable, comfy material you can walk miles in while wearing a dress or skirt.
FOUR// Supergoop Glowscreen
I’ve already raved about this product in my how to get glowing skin post but it deserves another mention with warmer months and summer days on the horizon. I’ve been using it daily and not only does this sunscreen protect with SPF 40, it gives your skin a natural dewy radiance. I also like that it doesn’t look zincy and it doesn’t have that sunscreen smell I loathe. Sephora is having their bi-annual sale right now so I plan on stocking up and you should too!
FIVE// Skinny Jeans + Nine Other Styles That Date You
I know I just turned a year older but when did I get old! Apparently skinny jeans are way out and a bunch of other clothing items I still love, lol. I enoy reading about trends and this WSJ post reminds me that classic pieces never go out of style. I still have about another 20 pounds to lose before I start investing in my timeless capsule wardrobe but I don’t know if I’m ready just yet to give up my skinny jeans and over the top statement earrings (also out, ha!) who decides this stuff? Either way it’s a fun read to see how many items you can spot in your own wardrobe.
Hello Carla! This is the first opportunity I’ve come across write out some thoughts to you. I’ve just discovered your YouTube videos on organizing and LOVE them! Will go back to see If I’ve missed any. I love your presentation, your attitude, your honesty, your humor, your voice, and how very down-to-Earth you are. Your videos speak to me and inspire me, and I want to thank you for putting yourself out there and speaking to all of us who relate to them. I’m subscribed and look forward to your next video, and also plan to replay those you’ve posted.
Best wishes and gratitude,
Joan THANK YOU SO MUCH!! What a lovely message to receive. I am really grateful to be connecting with so many amazing women just by sharing what I’m working on improving in my own life. You inspire me to keep going and keep sharing. Lots of love from Los Angeles!! Carla xo