I'm not sure if people want to read anything other than reviews here, but since I've had several things mulling around in my head, I thought I might as well share some with you. I hope you find this interesting, and if not let me know (I can handle it).
I was reading one of my favorite blogs and found the story of Debi Thomas fascinating. It sucked me right in. She was before my time so I had never heard of her before (my figure skater crush always was/is Michelle Kwan), but what an interesting life story for the first black athlete to win a medal at a Winter Olympics.
Currently I'm trying to cutback on my Netflix watching. TV always has been (and probably always will be) my unhealthiest addiction. I'm a champion binge watcher and with Netflix (and Amazon Prime video, Hulu and HBO), I never run out of things to watch. So it's really up to me to cut back and make sure I'm not wasting my life by just watching TV. I knew it was a bit of a problem when I went to Europe and finished 2 TV series and a couple movies in 9 days (but they have different content over there and it's good). I got hooked on a German TV series called Ku'damm 56 (not available here in the states). But I did come back and watch Babylon Berlin, which I thought was also really fun to watch (as long as you don't mind subtitles). Anyway it's been several weeks since cutting my TV viewing hours and it's been great (I've been writing so much more), though I do notice I now spend a lot more time on Instagram (especially stories).
Oh and I loved this post from Garance Dore about the magic of fashion, authentic fashion, and the evolution of our goals/dreams. Even though her blog is quite commercial now and she doesn't write as much of it, I really love Garance's voice and attitude. I loved her book and recommend it to those interested in style.
Speaking of authentic fashion, I think this year I'm going to decline any and all sponsored posts/gifted items. I've been looking back at the stuff that I got last year and honestly, I never wear any of the stuff I got for free. I think it's because when it's something I buy myself, I've been wanting it for awhile and I take the time to envision how it'll fit in my closet. When it's an unexpected gift, it doesn't always fit into my style and I never love it as much as the stuff I paid money for. And since I'm moving toward minimal waste, I don't think free things that I don't wear are a wise choice for me.
Anyway how was that? Good, bad, boring? I rather enjoyed it, so this might become a thing (unless a lot of people say it was boring, lol).