Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Things I Love: February

I kind of missed January, but I loved sharing my favorites with you in December, so I figured I'd give it another go-around.  These are the things I'm really into right now.

I'm Listening To: Flo Rida's How I Feel.  I seriously love every incarnation of "Feeling Good."  Right now this is on repeat on my ipod.

I'm Reading: This is the first of Michelle's suggestions for me.  The Rook by Daniel O'Malley.  Michelle recommended it because it is "a smarter, cleverer, more sophisticated British version of Men in Black."  Which sounded intriguing.  But honestly (and I'm not terribly far in) for me it is much more similar to A Wrinkle in Time.  It's got the same kind of sci-fi fantasy feel, and equally strange characters.  And an unwilling heroine.  Have I sold it to you yet?

I'm Eating: Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad.  This has been my go-to quick lunch lately for days when I need to grab something when I'm not in the office.  I love the crunch of the kale and slaw, the sweet cranberries and the slightly spicy dressing. 

I'm Wearing:  I'm channeling Ali McGraw right now with my current love of a simple cashmere black turtleneck.  It's classic.  It goes with everything.  And it's just the right amount of warmth for a Southern California February.  I'm also very into grey jeans.  They're lighter than blue, but don't make you feel like you're back in the acid-wash craze of the 90s.  And they're "warmer" than black, which is feeling a little harsh to me in the pants department.  (Is it weird that black on the top seems cuddly, but black bottoms seem cold?)  I ran out of foundation last week, and since Thatboy was out of town and I was limited on time to run errands, I grabbed some from the grocery store.  So far I'm a big fan of this L'Oreal True Match foundation.  It's got good coverage (important) and there's a really wide selection to match a variety of skin tones (also important).  With the winter weather, my skin's a little paler than in the summer, so I feel like I have to have a "summer" foundation and a "winter" foundation. 


  1. We just got our first trader joe's here in Colorado. Yay!

  2. Anything that is kind of like A Wrinkle in Time sounds good to me!