I probably sound like a broken record but I can't believe that another month has come and gone! This year is absolutely flying by, but so far it's been a good one so I don't mind. Not only do I feel incredibly lucky to be a first-time homeowner but I also get to do so in a city that I love. Beyond that, all of those I care for are in great health both mentally and physically and I try to never forget just how lucky I am for that. On a more personal level I am feeling more inspired than ever which in turn has helped me move closer to achieving some of my biggest 2017 goals. All of these things combined have been lighting a fire in my heart and setting me down a path towards self improvement that I hope will continue well past June.
All that aside though, in honor of May coming to a close, today's post is all about the things I've been loving this past month. Like always it includes a mix of everything so let's hop right in.
1 | LIVING PROOF ANTI-HUMIDITY SHIELD | I've mentioned this product more than once but just had to include it in this month's favorites as well. Now that we're entering the time of year that feels like a swamp, I rely on this humidity shield to lock my style in place and block out frizz without ever feeling heavy or greasy. In short, I LOVE this stuff and highly recommend it.
2 | JURLIQUE ROSEWATER BALANCING MIST | This next favorite is one that I recently rediscovered and I couldn't be happier that I did. I used this lovely mist years ago as both a toner and refresher throughout the day and I am happy to report that it's as lovely as ever. This super fine mist smells like a true rose garden and does a beautiful job of refreshing my skin. I like to purchase the smaller size for the warmer months so that I can carry it around with me and spritz my face when the heat and humidity become just too much to bear. With one spritz I go from frazzled to fresh and I love it.
3 | JURLIQUE ROSE HAND CREAM | Next up is another Jurlique product I recently fell back in love with. This hand cream smells just as lovely as the mist and moisturizes my hands without leaving any sticky or oily residue. Plus, after applying it I like to take whatever is left on my hands and rub it over the ends of my hair to seal everything in.
4 | LEVI'S 501 SHORTS | When it comes to denim cut-offs I like mine sturdy but comfortable and loose rather than skin tight. To accomplish this I've yet to find anything better than the Levi's 501 shorts. I wear them constantly throughout the warmer months and they are undeniably a staple in my closet. Also, to keep them from feeling too sloppy or casual I like to work in the rule of 3's. In other words, if I'm wearing a t and denim shorts, I'll add a great necklace or bracelet to help elevate the whole look a little more.
5 | JULIE VOS BYZANTINE DROP EARRINGS | I first discovered Julie's beautiful jewelry about 6 years ago while perusing Kat Tanita's blog. Since then I've been a huge fan of the brand and wanted to share a pair of earrings that I have had for about 5 years now and wear constantly. Unfortunately, these semi precious stone/pearl earrings are currently sold out but these are very similar. Also, all of Julie's pieces are beautifully constructed and coated in gold so you can be sure that they'll last for years.
6 | EVENING WALKS | Next, is more of an intangible favorite. Since moving into our new home Jason and I have loved taking evening walks after work as a way to reconnect without distractions and help breathe some inspiration back into our lives. As we stroll the streets we take in all of the sights and sounds and revel in the fact that we're lucky enough to call this lovely city home. If you don't already take walks (morning, noon or night!) I highly recommend doing so. I truly believe that it's good for the body and the soul and I intend to keep doing it as long as I am physically able.
7 | STAR JASMINE | Last but not least is a plant that I've recently become smitten with. Star Jasmine is a beautifully fragrant plan that grows like wild flowers here in Charleston. Since discovering it a bit ago, we've been lucky enough to get our hands on a few plants and have planted them along our fence. Our hope is that they will grow all only the fence and fill the air with the most delicious aroma each spring and summer to come.
That's everything! Like always, I filmed a corresponding video for my YouTube channel that you can view either below or over on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.