Happy Valentine’s Day babes! John and I have a dodgeball game tonight and then the plan is to pick up some fried chicken, make a fire and probably binge Game of Thrones. We started the fried chicken dinner thing last year and it was really the perfect way to spend the evening. I know its easy to buy into the whole “treat everyday like it’s Valentine’s Day” thing but it’s fun to have traditions, no matter how low-key and silly they might seem.
On the same note, (aka love) I have started to implement a few practices this year (well, really starting this month) to treat myself, take better care of myself and become more aware of loving myself in the everyday. I can pretty much dedicate a full blog post to each of these things, but let’s start with the good stuff first.
As a blogger, there is always that inevitable feeling of having to keep up with the latest trends, not be guilty of outfit repeating etc etc…. For the most part I am pretty transparent about loving to wear favorite pieces over and over again (this sweater dress for example has been featured in multiple instas), so I like to try and forget about the pressure that comes with the job. On the other hand, of course from time to time I like to treat myself to some new things. This usually revolves around celebrating myself for one reason or another – a successful collaboration completed or various other personal and professional accomplishments. So, when the time comes that my bank account will allow me to treat myself, I like to make it good. In the past month or so I have made 3 big purchases and am 100% content with each one.
- Cle de Peau Clarifying Cleansing Foam — this may sound silly for a few reasons. Face wash for $70?! Treating yourself to face wash? I am notoriously bad at taking care of my skin, so when I find something I like I cling on for dear life. When I got a sample of this precious product, I found that you only need a TINYYYY bit with each wash. The sample tube lasted me a month, so I know that this full size should keep my face so fresh and so clean, clean for quite a while. If you’re looking for a luxury product that is worth the price, this is the one! I have horribly dry skin and eczema and this is the answer to my skincare problems.
2. Gucci Loafers — Two years ago for Christmas I got the black loafers and they are WORN IN. They have been some places. From Fashion Week to The Homestead to work on the daily. So when I got a little cash for Christmas I decided to put it towards the white pair! My mom knew I wanted the loafers but also wanted to give me the chance to spend the money another way if I wanted to. I didn’t LOL. I kept on saving and after a nice little bonus, I treated myself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about luxury items, it’s that they last and are definitely worth the investment.
3. New site theme — This one’s less of a financial treat, and more of an emotional treat. I mean it cost money, but, you know.
Finding my own little space on the internet, aside from The Crystal Press, has been a journey of discovery. At first I just copied all of my personal content from TCP onto here, but it has evolved over the years into more of John + my travel journeys and beyond. I was looking at my site the other day and I just wasn’t feeling it. I asked Cath for some advice and she pointed me to pipdig and I am so glad that she did. The transfer from blogger to wordpress was SO easy with their help. If you’re looking for a face lift for your your own corner of the internet, I highly recommend.
How do you treat yourself?
photos: Tayten Kenzie Photography
I love this! I love treating myself to a new dress or to a massage.
YES! Definitely needing the massage part ASAP. xx
all of these things are fabulous, def the perfect treat yourself items! XO
You are so chic! I love the tones.
I live every day like its Treat Yo Self day, haha! This is such a cute post and I love your cozy sweater dress!
that’s the right attitude to have GF!! Thank youuuuuu xx
I love luxe things too, now i’m thinking about those loafers!
they are such a great investment piece!! xx
This is SUCH a great reminder, especially on days like today!
Love that youre having a fun low key night in. Enjoy!
it was the best!
These are such wonderful ideas! I love Valentine’s Day for that purpose.. I get to treat myself!
AMEN to that sister!
I think taking time for yourself is extremely important! Self care is a must!
it really is so important!
The white loafers are SO chic! Treating and spoiling yourself is definitely worth it– not silly at all!
totally agree, sometimes you need to treat yoursefl
Yes girl you definitely deserve to treat yourself once in a while 🙌🏼 I have pipdig as well and I’m planning to treat myself to another one of their themes soon 🙈
Love this so much! Those Gucci loafers are SO Cute!