today was refreshingly simple and great. i decided that instead of bumming around all day in the house, i’d rather go downtown and browse the shops and grab a bite to eat by myself. i was feeling pretty easy going and decided to go with the flow today. plus, it didn’t hurt that my makeup looked exceedingly dewy and fresh for some reason and that’s a rarity i’m not willing to pass up.
i made my usual stop at zoë and found the coolest iosselliani ring (pictures don’t do it justice), but it wasn’t available in my size so i didn’t luck out. i finally decided it was about time i pick up a tube of nars oil-free primer at bluemercury because i used up my samples from way back in may, and then went for the ultimate splurge: a diptyque candle. i must have spent a good twenty minutes smelling all of them in the shop until i finally settled on the muguet one (french for lily of the valley, which also coincidentally is my mother’s favorite scent). i am definitely too excited that i will be able to use it as a way to store my pencils or makeup brushes once i finish burning it. my inner fake parisian girl got the best of me after that, and i decided that some new lingerie was in order. i am usually really good about not even bothering to browse lest temptation take over, but today was definitely an exception. there’s just something about wearing really great lingerie, even if it’s under jeans and a t-shirt. all in all, today made me realize that sometimes the best days are the ones where you get to treat yourself, even if it seems ridiculous and unwarranted. this mood board sums up how i’m feeling perfectly: a little moody, kind of feminine, and a hint of attitude you can only get from a black background and in-your-face typography. oh, and a sexy leather skirt.