What a WEEK. I really don’t have anything personal to add, other than to say that I watched the inauguration with tears of relief streaming down my face. I have had the hardest time focusing though between the days leading up to the inauguration, then I barely got anything done (whoops) on Wednesday, and now I feel like I’m playing catch up with zero motivation. (Anyone else…. just me!?)
ON MY RADAR 1.22.21
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // Amanda Gorman
If for some reason you didn’t get to watch the Inauguration live, you must watch Amanda Gorman recite the poem she wrote for the event. She is the youngest inaugural poet ever and, well, I couldn’t imagine finding someone more qualified. Her beautiful prose was exactly what our country needed to hear at this very moment.
Anyone feeling a little…. lost? I found this article after it was referenced in a book I just finished. I went searching for the post, emailed it to myself, and was not disappointed when I finally sat down to read it. Highly, highly recommend giving it a read if you feel lost life and/or career-wise. Some of the points are a bit cheeky, but when you dig into them they make COMPLETE sense.
THREE // Striped Shoulder Button Sweater
I just checked Loft’s new arrivals and there are so, so many cute things. I absolutely love this striped shoulder button sweater. It comes in two colorways: navy and pink (!!!) and navy and white. No surprise I’m a sucker for navy stripes, but you just can’t beat that price. 50% off right now with code “LOVE.”
FOUR // Healthy White Chicken Chili
Full disclosure: I have not tried this recipe yet, but it’s going to be one of the next things I make. I LOVE white chili. Maybe controversial, but I prefer it to regular chili, though I rarely have it and have never personally made it. (My mom used to make it all the time!) This one from Ambitious Kitchen looks simple enough and… it’s healthier because there’s no dairy involved!
FIVE // NikkiTutorials: Layers of Me
I am absolutely terrible when it comes to makeup application, but I still love watching makeup tutorials. NikkiTutorials is the best creator out there in the makeup space, in my opinion, and I was so excited to see that she launched a mini docuseries on her channel. It’s brilliantly done. Not only does it show some of the behind the scenes (good and bad) of what it’s like to be a huge Youtuber, it also shows a deeply personal side to Nikki that you don’t typically see from just her videos. Loved it.