Bay Area fashion blogger inspiring [life] style

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What I Loved: January 2018

The Alienist: About a week ago, I finished reading the book The Alienist by Caleb Carr. It was actually written more than 20 years ago, but it popped up on my radar a month ago after seeing commercials for the TV limited series adaptation. The previews looked so good that I knew I had to read the book before watching. The book's premise: in 1896, someone is going around committing horrific child murders in New York City. Since the killer is unknown, a newspaper reporter, the first female employee at the NYPD and a psychologist -- aka an alienist -- come together to create a profile of the murderer. Their hope is that an accurate profile can help them catch the criminal before he kills again. But the closer they get to revealing his identity, the closer he gets to them. If you're into haunting historical fiction, then this book -- and it's accompanying TNT show -- is for you. Here's my Goodreads!

Also recently read: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Currently reading: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Face Lace: Back in December, Kizzy wore these pretty face stickers on Instagram and I fell in love with them. I thought these Face Lace designs would be so fun for New Year's Eve. These stickers give you a creative way to adorn your face, from simple stars and dots to more elaborate butterflies and flowers. I went with the Loops-a-Daisy design, which is inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The coolest thing is that these Face Lace designs can be used again and again -- for birthdays, bachelorette parties, a glam tea party, etc.
Instagram Stories Highlights: Yes, I totally have a love/hate relationship with Instagram. That's no secret. But every now and then they add something that I actually like. This time around it's the new addition of the Instagram Stories Highlights that have me intrigued (I'll probably get over this feature in a couple months). When you go to your Instagram stories, there is an icon for Highlights. You can then add a story -- a recent or old image or video -- to that highlight and give it a title. Your highlight shows up on your profile. Below is an example of Highlights.

Each of my highlights are categorized: blog posts, shoppable looks, entertainment and beauty. Whenever I share a blog post on my Instagram Stories, I add it to the On The Blog highlight. Same thing applies if I'm wearing a top and I share an IG Story of where you can shop the top, then I add it to the Shop Looks highlight. The benefit of Highlights is that these posts will stay on your profile and not disappear after 24 hours like they do in your Stories.

Normally, the photo that shows up in your categorized highlight is the last photo that you posted. But my girl Tanvi had the bright idea to add color and icons to her Highlights, so I did the same. I feel like this makes the Highlights look more cohesive, especially since the cover photos can be edited to your liking.
Pearl Embellishments: It's no secret that I loved pearl embellishments this month. You remember the pearl cardigan, the pearl two-piece set and the pearl sweater, right? It's safe to say that I now have enough pearl tops (maybe), but I still have a hankering for a pearl embellished pair of denim. Although the ones with pearls all around are cute, I do prefer the kind with pearl embellishments in one specified area. Are you into pearl denim?
Some faves: | Boohoo | Charlotte Russe | Shein
SHARE:

23 comments

  1. Ooooo...The Alienist sounds good. I'll try to find the TV adaptation. And really do love that pearl cardi:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahhh, thanks for adding me into this. Am happy you liked the face lace, I have so much with those. Gonna buy some more soon. The pearl embellishments has peaked my interest as well, I don't usually wear jeans, but with the pearls on them it reminds me of the ones I wore in highschool. Really lovely additive to jeans. Hope you have a fab day lovely. Oh, I did the same as you with my stories, haha. As I thought it looked really eye-catching!! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I didn't know face lace exist! I like the idea of it and I agree it would have been fun to wear during NYE!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've seen so many previews for the Alienist, I never knew that there was a book about it too! I need to definitely read the book. The pearl embellishments are so cute and it's a great touch for any top.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ok I'm officially reading this book! It is right my alley!! Thank you for the rec!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Always love seeing what others are loving each month! Definitely adore the pearl embellishments and Instagram story highlights!! happy Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  7. So many fun things! I love pearl embellishments. I have a pair of shoes with them and I would love a pair of jeans too! I like the Insta Story highlights but I haven't put much thought into mine yet. haha on my to-do list!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love to see you stylin' and profilin' on le blog. Yes, I did love the face lace when I saw them on Kizzy too but your Pearl outfits got me. I already have the jeans in my closet & your tops have peaked my interest. Enjoy!
    www.madamtoomuch.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. All the embellishments are soooo gorgeous! Love the cropped jeans

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've been seeing commercials the The Alienist on tv. It looks really intense and suspenseful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Omg I need to read this book and thank you for sharing some of what you love!!! This is so fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ooh, I love pearl embellishments too!! They are such a cute added detail!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm loving the IG story highlights as well!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Face Lace looks so cool- would be great for NYE or a masquerade party! And yessss to all the pearl-encrusted things.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    ReplyDelete
  15. The Alienist sounds really interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm LOVING insta story highlights! Making try-on hauls so much more accessible and worth while!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ooh I'm gonna have to check out those books!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love seeing everyone's instagram highlights! It makes it so easy to go back and find what I saw earlier :)

    xoxo, Hannah

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've never heard about this book but it sounds good to read! I love these pearl jeans too!

    http://violettedaily.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ohhhhkay...I'm buying that Alienist book. Straight up my alley! Loving your book suggestions! Have you read The Lying Game yet? Same author as The Woman In Cabin 10. Great reads!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love pearl embelished stuff too! Be it a denim pants, bag, sweater, jacket, blouse, etc. ha!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'll have to read that book! I'm looking for something good to read!
    xx
    Lauren

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yes I am on the pearl accent trend... this chunky sweater is a great example.

    ReplyDelete

♥ Thank you all for leaving your comments! ♥ Remember to find inspiration in everything! ♥

Blogger Template Created by pipdig