Links + Loves

Here are some non-bookish articles I really liked this past month and my latest loves.

1 / It was the headline of this article on Self that made me click on it: "Whenever My Life Feels Out of Control, I Go to Ballet Class." But it's the sub-title that perfectly expresses why it resonated with me and that is, "Find something that re-centers you, and never let it go."

2 / One of my favorite areas of IKEA is the plant department! Apartment Therapy shared 6 things I certainly didn't know about it.

3 / I am ridiculously obsessed with leopard right now so when Crystalin Marie post a list of best leopard sweaters, I immediately check it out.

4 / I own a Himalayan Salt Lamp mostly because I like how it looks and vaguely because I know there are some actual benefits to it. Luckily The EveryGirl explains exactly why you should own one.

5 / Modern Love is one of my favorite podcasts even though I'm terrible at keeping up with it. But when I saw that Sandra Oh did one, I had to listen. In other words, you should too.

6 / I don't often post political pieces but this editorial Monica Lewinsky wrote for Vanity Fair is so well done.

7 / Refinery29 has a new "Money series" and their most recent one follows a woman who earns more than $300,00 a year. It's mind-boggling to think of a 22 year old earning that much. Also, what am I doing wrong?!

8 / Every once in a while, Twitter will do something great like reunite two childhood best friends.

9 / Dame Traveler's list of "12 Films That Will Inspire Any Woman to Travel" includes Roman Holiday, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Before Sunrise aka three of my favorite movies. There a few here that I haven't seen yet and now I'm planning to!

10 / I love creating holiday traditions and while I do have them with my family, I also have them with friends. The EveryGirl talks about why it's important to do so and I couldn't agree more.


1 / This fluffy fleece jacket from Uniqlo is so warm and cozy while still looking cute and feminine.

2 / During the summer I talked about how much I loved Fresh's rose face cream but shortly after I started experiencing stress-induced eczema for the first time and that wasn't cutting it anymore. The only moisturizer that has worked on my sensitive skin since (and especially with winter) is Avene's XeraCalm cream. Now I won't use anything else!

3 / I've been watching the price for the Instax Share Printer for over a year now. Even though I really wanted one, I also didn't want to pay close to $200 for it. Then during Black Friday the price dropped to $97.95 and I immediately bought it. If you're interested in getting one, the price hasn't gone back up yet.


Do you have any links or loves to share?
Would love to hear about them!


  1. I have that jacket from Uniqlo in black and it is the perfect amount of cozy!!!

  2. I love the plan section in IKEA too! And I also have a Himalayan salt lamp for the look of it lol!

  3. It's been a year since I bought mine, but I am still incredibly obsessed with my Uniqlo fleece! It's just so cozy.


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