Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends 8.21.20

Odds and Ends 8.21.20

1. Cattle auctioneers dropping some rap beats. LOL #howdoifindthisstuff

2. Yes, it’s still hot outside, but can we talk about these affordable sweaters for Fall? I want several.

3. Can’t put your finger on how you feel? Let’s consult The Feelings Wheel.

4. Sound the bells! I have a new favorite dry shampoo and deodorant!

5. Hilarious yearbook quotes from high school seniors.

6. Nothing has more accurately described how the pandemic has made me feel than this.

7. 20% off for Sephora Insiders right now! They are really stepping it up in clean beauty!

8. David Sedaris has always been a favorite and he makes things plain as day here.

9. Just finished this book and it was really, really, lovely. Highly recommend.

10. Speaking of books, have you picked this one up? I’m plowing through it. Kendra has such incredible tips on living well by your own definition and I AM HERE FOR IT.

11. This is The Fall Jacket for me.

12. Nordstrom sale is now open to all! Here are my favorite picks.

13. Anxiety is contagious – here’s how to contain it.

14. What? This ambidextrous artist is fascinating!

15. Y’all. I’m officially embracing my hair’s natural texture. Is this too good to be true?

16. Dunkin now has oat milk (Planet Oat!) and now my life is complete. This could become a real problem.

Happy Friday! We have two weeks of virtual school under our belts and things are going better than expected. Hope you have a great weekend!

image credit: ashleigh holmes

  1. Kim

    August 22, 2020 at 7:17 am

    #6 – thank you! It’s so helpful to read this, both for the naming and acknowledgment of how the pandemic affects us and the suggested coping mechanisms. Sharing it with friends and family.

  2. Elizabeth

    August 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I’m a huge, long-term fan of Whoorl, especially your round ups!

    I’m wondering about your tag “affordable” for the Amazon sweater and the Amazon links in general. I’m a fan of green beauty for the health of me, but also, and more importantly, the health of the planet. I’ve seen the doc The True Cost as I imagine you have. I know the facts around the fashion industry’s contribution to the climate crisis. Also, why not link to indiebound.org or bookshop.org when your recommending books? A sweater maybe not fast fashion? I feel like clean beauty intersects with keeping independent bookstores, intersects with screw fast fashion. I know running a blog is complicated and your blog can’t be all things to all people, but I feel like we are in a climate change tipping point.

  3. whoorl

    August 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks! I think you nailed it with your last sentence. My blog can’t be all things to all people – just last week I was chastized for promoting more sustainable items that cost *too much* money. All in all, I am running a business, not just a blog, and that involves decision-making on partnerships and affiliate relationships that are inclusive of a wide range of readers. Ultimately, some of those decisions are going to be off-putting to some and I’m okay with that. Hope you’ll stick around, but understand if you need to move on!