Crossbody Bags



It hasn’t escaped my attention that I’ve been posting quite a bit about clothing and accessories lately, which seems a bit incongruous considering I’m personally living a capsule wardrobe, no-purchasing lifestyle. But, hey, I know most of you aren’t doing the capsule thing, and, let’s face it, I was born to enable shoppers around the world. I can’t help it, y’all. It’s a gift. Maybe not the gift I had hoped for (global peacemaker, making discoveries worthy of a Nobel Prize), but my own teeny, tiny, precious gift. A style sourcing wunderkind, if you will.

Although I’m obviously not pulling the trigger on any of these bags, I simply must convey my love of the Crossbody bag to you. I wear a crossbody almost every single day – although my daily bag is a no-frills tote, the reason I bought it was the additional longer strap that I always use. Why? Well, for starters, it’s way more comfortable, it leaves me totally hands-free, doesn’t fall off my shoulder like many traditional totes, and I just like ’em, capiche? Let’s face it, if you’re walking around town with a heavy bag slipping off your shoulder, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Plus, spring is the perfect time to wear a crossbody, in my opinion. (It was a bit more difficult getting my bag on and off during the coldest part of winter, when I was bundled in 59 layers. Also, Crossbody Bag + Coat Hood = Frustrating. #themoreyouknow)

But I digress. Occasionally, when I feel like torturing myself, I peruse some of my favorite online retailers, and boy, I’ve noticed some cute bags o’crossbody. So, so many. Please to enjoy.

left to right:

tan :: yellow :: stone

blue embroidered (don’t look at the price, just admire and move on) :: nude

tan :: black :: red

black :: mint :: black



Odds and Ends



1. Everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, and scared. God, I love Anne Lamott so much, and every single thing she wrote in this piece is perfection.

2. A 5-year-old with autism painted these.

3. This family grows 6,000 pounds of food on just 1/10th of an acre. Gee, I was thinking of planting a few vegetables.

4. Great apps and such for managing life. (I just started using the Balanced app.)

5. Man, Gwyneth Paltrow CAN NOT catch a break.

6. Cool photos by Jeff Bridges on all of his movie sets.

7. This guy won a trip to Puerto Rico, and wanted to make sure his wife knew he wasn’t having ANY fun. Cute.

8. These moms are totally on fleek.  “Mmmm, I’d swipe right for that.” HA.

9. I love Jennifer Hudson so much. (James Corden too.)

10. 100 mascaras tested on one eye. THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.

Happy Friday!

image credit: clementine daily


Spring Capsule Shoe MVPs


whoorl spring capsule shoes

Okie dokie, artichokies. As you know, I altered the rules and excluded shoes from my spring capsule for reasons stated here, but mainly because I decided, hey, I would actually like to wear all the shoes that I already own. (I know! I’m SO DIFFICULT.)

I’ve been asked about the shoes I’ll be wearing over the next few months, so I spent a little time sitting on my closet floor and coming up with my Spring MVPs for you all. These aren’t the only shoes I’ll be wearing, but they will probably be on my tootsies the majority of the time. All of these shoes (besides the black platform sandals) were already in my closet before this season’s capsule started.

Leather Braided Sandal – I love that I can wear these day and night, and although I usually find tapered heels uncomfortable, these are easy to wear all day. Less expensive option here.

Black Perforated Slip On – These shoes are so awesome that all sorts of brands are knocking them off for up t0 5 times more moolah. Kind of ridiculous, if you ask me. Stick with the tried and true. Vans, man.

Birkenstock Gizeh in Black – I’ve already sung the praises of this shoe. They make my grandma back feel like a dream.

Leopard Flat – Classic. Go with everything. Done. Less expensive option here.

D’Orsay Flat – These go from day to night, and I love the simple design. Less expensive option here.

Black Platform Sandals – My current favorite. I feel like a Charlie’s Angel when I wear them around town. Less expensive option here.

Tan Booties – You know the drill…I own these booties in three colors because they are the most comfortable shoe ever. Like, I could run a mile in them. But I won’t because, um, stupid. Less expensive option here.

Rain Boots – It’s been raining cats and dogs here in Oklahoma, so these boots are getting plenty of wear. Less expensive option here.

Silver Oxfords – My all-time, forever-and-ever favorite. I wear these shoes all the livelong day. In fact, I could start another Instagram account solely for my adventures in these shoes because they are always on my feet. The ones I have aren’t available anymore, but I just found these and they look like a great substitute.

Open-Toe Woven Bootie – These are my out-on-the-town shoes. I love that the leather is heavy enough that I can wear them year-round. I also wear this pair, which is less expensive, and apparently, according to my friend, looks like something “I would wear to a sex show.” (???) Another less expensive option here.

There you have it! What shoes will be your MVPs this season?


3 Bright Lip Colors for Spring


I have recently fallen in deep, deep love with the Matte Créme Crayons by BITE Beauty. I have used the BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask every night for months (remember when I was on the search for something to hydrate my super dry lips this past winter? Yep, this lip mask was the winner by a landslide…), but for some reason never looked at the other products by the brand. Trés stupide, because the products are amazing, and get this, all food-grade. You know, just in case you wanted to ingest your lipstick…

bite beauty matte creme crayon

BITE products are free of polybutenes, sulfates, and petroleum byproducts, and the lips-only collection is certified gluten-free and made with food-grade ingredients, without sacrificing pigmentation or performance. Of course, this makes me happy since my lip color choices have been severely limited over the past year from Project Beauty Clean Up.

I still adore the Lip Sheers by Beautycounter, but I really wanted something punchier and more opaque for the warmer months. A fellow matte lip lover turned me onto these lip crayons, and I’ve seriously never looked back. (For real, someone has to stop me. I’m about to buy #4.)

Here are the three I own.

bite beauty matte creme crayon swatches

You guys, I looooooove these three colors, and I’ve become so used to wearing them daily that I kind of feel naked without them. Sucre is a warm coral pink, Fraise is a jewel red, and Framboise is a bright, vibrant fuchsia.

The best part about these crayons, in my opinion, is the way they feel on the lips. They aren’t drying at all, like many other matte lipsticks, yet they stay put on the lips for quite some time. And the color is SO RICH on the lips. I love them. I really love them. (Can you tell?)

Bite Beauty Matte Créme Lip Crayon in Sucre.

bite beauty matte lip crayon sucre swatch review

Bite Beauty Matte Créme Lip Crayon in Fraise.

bite beauty matte lip crayon fraise swatch review

Bite Beauty Matte Créme Crayon in Framboise.

bite beauty matte lip crayon framboise swatch review

Aren’t they the prettiest colors? I think you should get yourself to a Sephora STAT, ladies. See you there.