Hi y'all! This is technically my 14th "In a Pinch" post, but I wanted to give you some life updates.
It's officially May, which is usually one of my favorite months. It's full of happy hours, the ending of the school year, and the beginning of spring weather in Chicago. However, this year is different in that I have to start studying for the Bar Exam. I'm not necessarily looking forward to it, but I want to get it over with, and pass, mainly so I never have to take it again [and I don't become unemployed!]. I've decided to take this time off of APS so I could devote all my time to studying. Don't fret, I'll be back in August!
In an effort to have a "leaner closet" this year, I decided to not only limit what I bought but also try out a company that allows you to rent clothing. In theory, it sounds too good to be true: rent high-end clothing, return the clothing without having to wash it, and order something else you've had your eye on. What could get better?
I've talked about my skincare routine here [and a quick editor's note to a recent change in it here] and my specific skin type. To recap, I am 24 and deal with the occasional hormonal breakout, lots of blackheads, and dry skin in the winter. I have a pretty normal skin type so if you deal with the same issues I think this post may be helpful
Whenever I think of springy outfits I think of bright scarves, big earrings, and fun wedges. [Revolutionary, right?!] However, now that I'm in my mid-twenties, I want to invest in classic pieces that are warm enough for cold, spring days and I can wear for years to come. This isn't to say that I don't invest in fun dresses or tops, but I am trying to spend less on trendy pieces and more on classic, statement pieces.
One day, I started calculating how much money I spent a year at nail salons. When I saw the total, I was mortified. As a result, I decided to find a simple, fast way to paint my nails at home. I hate chipped nail polish, so I really wanted a process that kept my nail polish on for at least a week. Girls, let me tell ya... I have found the BEST way! It heals your nails, only takes about 30 minutes, and doesn't chip.
So, let's chat about what to wear to work. I have to wear business professional and, in the dead of Chicago's winter, that is sometimes difficult. That's why I love wearing pencil skirts!
I recently finished my thirtieth day of meditating in a row! As some of you know, meditation is one of my goals for 2018. I want to make it to 180 days! However, 30 consecutive days feels like such an accomplishment. I highly recommend the app Headspace. Andy, the man who does that guided meditation through the Headspace app, has a voice that is so calming.