Odds and Ends

1. I am a Trader Joe’s parking lot and I’m here to destroy you. SO FUNNY AND TRUE.

2. Okay, I know it’s the day after Thanksgiving, but this is the best Thanksgiving dessert hack ever!

3. Speaking of the day after Thanksgiving, it’s Black Friday! This is probably news to you considering NO ONE has mentioned it lately. #eyeroll Well, if you’re the shopping type, I listed my top beauty and fashion sales here. (I added one today that you might really like.)

4. One sale I didn’t mention in the post is H&M! 30% off – I love the coats from H&M. So affordable and fun.

5. Divorced men over 40 on dating apps. This made me laugh – single ladies, can you confirm?

6. Seven tips to help you write anything.

7. Did you see Sacha Baron Cohen slam social media moguls? DAYUM.

8. Please tell me you saw this post about the elephants. Truly magical.

9. Whoa whoa whoa my favorite facial device is 25% off right now! I owe you a full post, but man, I love it so much.

10. Have you seen The Game Changers? The closest I’ve ever been to considering veganism after reading these facts.

11. My favorite eye shadow palette and night cream are 15% off. Friends, there’s a reason I can’t stop talking about them. (Eye shadow palette in action here.)

12. This week, I’ll leave you with some quotes on gratitude. Good ones, for sure.

Hoping you have the most lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Truly grateful for you all!

image credit: libby vanderploeg


My Black Friday Faves 2019

Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! We are headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico with friends for the holiday, but I wanted to share some great sales and promotions going on this week. I’m changing things up a bit this year – whereas last year I posted alllllll of the green beauty sales, this year I want to make things a bit more personal and focus on my favorite sales. This means I’ll be going a bit beyond green beauty this year to include my favorite style and wellness deals as well.

Some promotions have already begun and some not quite yet, but I will include dates for you, as well as my top picks from each shop!


Modern Citizen Review

Modern Citizen has been a new find for me this year and I seriously feel like the designers had me in mind when creating this line. Being a lover of solid colors, quality fabrics, and clean lines, I lust over just about every item in this high-quality (yet reasonably-priced!) collection.

Women are the foundation of Modern Citizen, both in the brand and community behind the scenes. The team is comprised of many diverse backgrounds, with unique experiences and ambitions, which I love love love. Plus, as a small business, the team is very cognizant of creating less waste and operating with a conscious mindset. Their philosophy is to strive for constant progress when it comes to responsibility towards people and the planet. #praisebe

Here are some of my current favorites:

Devi Tie-Front Knit Sweater

Gretchen Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

Tilda Pleated Maxi Skirt

Remy Tie-Front Billow Sleeve Dress

Seville Leather Tote

Isabel Cotton Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse

I love the quality and look of these pieces!

Right now, if you click through this link, you will receive 15% off your first order of 100+ plus an exclusive gift with purchase. I’m confident you will be as thrilled with this brand as I am!



Odds and Ends

1. Have you seen these embroidery-like tattoos? Wow.

2. Fun game. Who said it – a middle-aged woman or a teenage boy? LOLOLOLOLOL

3. Chick-fil-A is no longer funding anti-LGBTQ organizations. A good thing or too little too late?

4. “Eat alone. On a couch. Mostly carbs.” Moms of littles might relate to this.

5. 15% off sitewide at Beautycounter starts today! Full video on IGTV today highlighting my favorite picks, but seriously couldn’t live without this, this, this, and this.

6. I love these photos a father took of his autistic son. So moving.

7. Take the time to read this from start to finish. You won’t regret it.

8. 11 billion dollars in revenue and not a dime owed in taxes. No words.

9. I’ve definitely got a thing for Alison Roman lately. Love this piece on her Thanksgiving spread despite her tiny kitchen.

10. These boots are so good that I’m about to get them in another color. (I have the brown. And bonus, they fit over muscular calves! #praisebe)

11. Gen Z is calling Gen X “the Karen generation.” I kind of get it, sadly.

12. The most GORGEOUS holiday party skirt. Gold and black forever.

Happy Friday! Thanksgiving is next week! Someone explain to me how that happened! I MEAN, WHUT.

image credit: larssen & amaral