It's finally spring in the city and I'm feeling brand new!! Here's some stuff I loved this week.
An extremely helpful article from the Washington Post about self-compassion. It's been a crazy month or two, with a lot of sleepless nights and max-stress days. I'm generally positive to a fault, but lately I've been catching myself in some very negative self-talk. When I noticed it, I'd get frustrated with myself, which only fueled the negative-thinking cycle. This article was an excellent reminder that self-compassion is the only way to break that cycle, and that it is crucial to forgive yourself for not being perfect.
The Everlane Underwear launch. I finally got to check out the new Everlane store on Valencia on the day they launched their underwear. From the body-inclusive marketing images, to the no-bullshit mantra of simplicity and comfort, to the fact that this underwear is made in a factory so committed to sustainability and ethics that they went after Everlane's founder to grill him on his beliefs, I am so into this whole campaign. I bought the Tank Bra and am floored at how comfortable and cute it is. I planned my entire outfit today around this bra. The one bummer: no sizes past XL. I figure if you're using full bodied women in marketing to sell your product, you should be able to make a size they can actually wear, right?
An amazing article from the New York Public Library about what women's wardrobes looked like in 1941. I might do a whole separate post on how fascinating this gem is, but I loved seeing an early infographic break down what the average American collegiate woman had in her closet in 1941. Interesting nugget: the average woman surveyed in this story spent $240.33 a year on clothes, or the equivalent of about $4,000 a year in 2018 dollars.
From compostable fabrics to clothes made from algae, here are a few incredible innovations happening within the fashion industry to move toward sustainability. These developments are massively inspiring to me as I'm trying to be more conscious about the stuff I buy and wear, and the things I give away.
Dining In, by Alison Roman. This cookbook is PERFECTION. I ordered it on Amazon months ago and it finally restocked & shipped last week, and everything I've made from it so far is a home run. Yes, #THECOOKIES are actually as mouth-watering as you've heard, but that's not all folks. The anchovy-butter chicken with chicken fat croutons was a showstopper. My sister also made me the paprika-rubbed chicken a while back and it floored me. She writes recipes in such a real voice - I've never heard her speak, but I can totally imagine her speaking all of these recipes out loud. She's also hilarious, which makes the book even more fun to read.