April Favorites: Lifestyle.
Welcome to my loves from the past month… and March. I skipped my favorites in March because I was kind of lacking on things I loved, but have a full list for you right here that I’m fully obsessed with. That’s right. I’m bringing back “obsessed.” Sorry.
Let me know what you’re loving on below in the comments!
EMBRACE THE NEON. The Nike Free Transform Flyknit have me wanting a pair in every single shade. I love them so so much and they are comfortable and super cute. But I don’t want to work out in them and actually destroy them. WAH.
Granola! And more specifically, the bear naked cacao cashew butter granola and the blissful eats no nutty chocolate chip granola. I keep eating both like they’re going out of style and putting them on everything. But most frequently: by the handful. So good.
This lariet necklace from luluka. Okay, so I have wanted the high end version of this necklace FOREVER (like over a year) – I even sent a picture of it to Eddie for a gift once before I knew the brand, but he couldn’t find it. Anyhoo, after discovering how much it cost, I just couldn’t bring myself to spent that on such a dainty necklace that I won’t wear everyday because Max will grab it and/or possibly rip it off my neck. So I found this version of etsy and it’s super cute, much more affordable, I get tons of compliments on it and I think it’s great quality. Obsessed.
My Samsung nx300. OMG, I realize that you are probably so sick of hearing about this. But I just took a bunch of video with it today and love it even more for that. I’ve been using it for all of my instagram photos (begrudgingly, but hey, that’s 2016 now) and for all my pictures of Max, because my DSLR is just too heavy to lug around. I also ended up getting another lens for it to make the camera more compact (this 30mm) and while I love it, I do miss the zoom that the kit lens has. I have heard amazing things about the Sony a5100 too. Does anyone have it?!
Grapefruit Shandy. It’s that time of year and this is all I want to drink. It’s so refreshing and super juice-like.
This Rebecca Minkoff mini mac in… wait for it… hologram. This purse has made me myself again. I’ve been a huge fan of the MAC clutch bags for years, in fact I think I talked about one in my first favorites ever. I was hesitant on buying this because I feel that I’m sort of “over” them (I carried one for two years straight and also have a neon one), however crossbody bags are all I’m comfortable using when I have Max with me – so I ordered it and FELL IN LOVE. The moment I saw this bag in person I just about died. It’s stunning. It’s so wacky and wild and everything I love rolled into one. The shine, the hologram, the pink, the purple – I don’t care if I’m 33. I love this.
Jess Lively’s podcast, The Lively Show, but especially the episode with Jasmine Star. Oh my gosh. This episode was so freaking inspiring, motivating and just all around awesome. Loved it. Listened to it twice already.
Trader Joe’s Pickle Popcorn. Does there need to be any explanation for this? Um hello lover. I can’t get enough.
On another snacky note, I’ve been loving these I Heart Keenwah quinoa puffs that I found at my grocery store! Bought them on a whim and these are super good. Sea salt truffle for the win.
Target cashew butter. It’s really flipping good, even though I can make my own. Seriously. Try it.
The Dolce Vita wedges at Target. They are cheap and pretty comfortable for how high they are. You know that every spring I’m in the market for nude wedges and while the tan shade is a bit darker, I’m loving these for casual occasions.
Justin’s white chocolate peanut butter cups. FAVES. I don’t even care for white chocolate and these are phenomenal. I wish they came with a warning label.
[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. tell me your faves! there may be a few amazon affiliate links above. love love.]
24 Comments on “April Favorites: Lifestyle.”
YES!!!!! Justin’s White Chocolate peanut butter cups = ridiculous how delicious they are.
Hey Jessica, just on the sony a5100 – I have this camera and I do love it to bits, but looking through the specs of the nx300 yours has two things that I sorely miss from mine: a real functioning touchscreen (the a5100’s is a bit ot a joke, unusable) and the fact that it has a hotshoe that you could fit a viewfinder on (I really miss not having a viewfinder on my non DSLRs, especially in sunny weather)… Other than these two gripes I do love it for running around with, and it takes great pics/video. The wifi feature is also a godsend. Hope this helps
thanks for the info!
How do you find the fit of the wedges from Target? I have been wanting to buy them, but I wear an 8 1/2 and I don’t know if I should order the 9 or 8.
true to size! i wear a 7 and that’s what i got, the fit perfectly! not sure if they will stretch yet though as i’ve only had them for a little over a month.
Omgomgomogm yes, re: quinoa puffs – I’m so into the cinnamon ones; they jive SO well in a bowl of almond milk as a sweet “cereal” treat! They’re not listed on the website which is weird (and now i regret clicking because um, CHOCOLATE covered ones?! oh my)
Hey girl love the post!
YES to Target cashew butter. I’m completely obsessed with it. It’s so, so creamy and I’m in love.
Those wedges from Target are super cute! I can’t believe how inexpensive they are!!
i know!! pretty comfortable too. i’ve worn them for 8+ hours.
I LOVE my Rebecca Minkoff MAC and wore it until the strap(s) started fraying – like where the chain hooks into the bag part? I took it into a leather shop & had it repaired. The guy there said it was a design flaw, the bag was too heavy for those little loops basically. I am thinking that this is why you can only get the Mini MAC now?
I treated myself to a Justin’s Dark Chocolate peanut butter cup break yesterday. Seriously, I eat those thing comically slow because they are just SO good it’s either that or cram them into my face hole all at once!
oh that’s crazy!! i do actually like the MAC size better (that’s the one I referenced that I carried for so long too) but didn’t have those issues!
Thanks so much for including our Sea Salt Truffle Puffs in your favorite things! We’re very flattered. :)
thank YOU guys! they are so freaking good.
I really enjoy reading your posts and usually dismiss the occasional spelling and grammar mistake, but this post was tough to get through. What’s a Grapefruit Shady? “I’m bring back “obsessed”?” I know it’s just a blog, and that we’re not in English class, but quality content goes beyond a good recipe and beautiful pictures.
thanks lola, i fixed it. when i write large blocks of text like this without pictures in between, it’s more difficult to catch those no matter how much i proofread my own work – it’s not something spellcheck flags. you should see cookbook edits, they are insane.
I think you mean Grapefruit ShaNdy. Grapefruit Shady just sounds suspicious :p
i DID! ;)
I’ve had that Lana necklace on my radar too, but was also not going to spend that. The dupe looks perfect.
Somebody told me that bright/flashy/neon gym clothes/shoes are going out of style and I’m DEVASTATED. I will not stop. I love ridiculous pants and bright shoes at the gym. Need those shoes in every color.
I thought I was over RM MACs too, but they’re just so comfy, and a great size, and sit right as a crossbody. I’m still into them. That one should be called “unicorn” or something. Love it.
So glad you like The Lively Show – I do too! It makes me so happy when people I like also like each other i.e. you and Jess Lively. Your work and inspiration are so wonderful and I always look forward to what you have to share!
The pickle popcorn, Yum overload! I considered buying it a few weeks ago but, I just was not sure. I read your post and I took a bag home from Trader yesterday. So good. I have to go to Target today and Im going to buy the cashew butter. I love that Rebecca Minkoff bag, so super cute. I live in Brooklyn, NY and the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is next week. I did some serious damage last year. If i go, Ill think of you Jessica!
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Do you like those Nike’s for lifting weights? Would you use them for squatting, etc?