Astros Game Recap

So last weekend, Jake and I finally made it to the Astros game, a day we had been talking about all summer but hadn't quite pulled the trigger on making the plans.

Summer Favorites

I've been working in Texas for the last eight weeks at a small law firm specializing mostly in personal injury cases and commercial litigation. It's been a little adjustment, but I've had a lot of fun and I'm learning so much! I thought it would be a fun post to share some of the items I've been loving this summer.

Just a few of the items mentioned below

This is the only crossbody bag I packed when I moved this summer. I bought mine through this Etsy shop, but since they are based in Bali, it took over a month to arrive and shipping was the same price as the bag itself (still cheaper than some of the others I've seen online, though!). I linked a similar one above through Amazon.

This is one trend I am loving! I'm rarely adventurous with outfits and I hate to play with patterns, so I usually tie one on a ponytail or bun when I'm wearing solid black or white shirts and dresses. It's such a fun way to add a pop of color; the set I linked above on Amazon includes six different patterns for only $10.

Even though we should be exfoliating all year, I find myself thinking about it more during the summer. I always use this body polish before giving myself a "tan" (aka Rodan + Fields Foaming Self Tanner). The best part is, it smells SO good, almost like a wedding cake flavored snowball. 

I decided to switch to natural deodorant after one of my classmates in Toxic Torts gave a presentation on all of the harmful ingredients we get micro-exposures to daily in our beauty products. Even if aluminum deodorants are actually safe, I feel a little better knowing that the products I'm using mostly likely won't ever make me sick. I've been using this Native deodorant (the sensitive kind without baking soda) and was so surprised that there was no "detox period." I did notice that I was sweating more (duh), but I don't stink! I use it in the mornings then reapply before workouts and after I shower, and haven't noticed myself smelling bad yet! The coconut scent is perfect, even for this hot and humid Texas summer. If you'd like to try it out, use this link to get a free mini deodorant with your purchase + free shipping. 

I got the silver bracelet, the book charm, and the Texas charm to commemorate my summer working here in Houston. Both of the charms I picked are "give-back" charms so 50% of the proceeds for the book go to First Book, a nonprofit that supports childhood literacy and 50% from the Texas charm goes to MD Anderson. You can get 20% off if you shop using this link and their awesome refer a friend program!

I've been using this sunscreen every single day. Its formula is the best; it goes on like a liquid and absorbs quickly into your skin so that you can hurry along with the rest of your makeup. Although I've been trying to slowly switch to "cleaner" products, but I keep coming back to this face sunscreen. It's best for every-day, so not necessarily my go-to for days when I'm swimming or sweating.  

My favorite summer toenail polish! I try to mix it up with other colors but I always go back to this one. It is the best orangey-red out there!

I have been living in these running shorts when I'm not at work. They are the most comfortable athletic shorts I've ever worn (dramatic, yet true). I think they may be a dupe for these Lululemon shorts, but I've tried both and actually prefer the Target version. I love them so much that I bought them in two colors and will probably buy more before the end of the summer!


*Disclosure: Some of the items above use affiliate links. This means I will earn a tiny percent of any purchase you make from clicking through the links. Opinions are always honest and my own.*

Summer Reading Update (Part 1)

It's pretty obvious that I love reading (you really have to if you're in law school), so getting to read for fun is always a highlight of summer. Since I'm working in the Woodlands this summer, I had to get a new library card, which delayed some of my progress a bit.

What I Read: Spring 2019

Reading for fun during the school semester has always been a challenge for me. When I'm trying to balance studying, reading for daily classes, working out, and small attempts at a social life, books tend to hit the backburner.

What I Read: Winter 2018

If you know me or follow me on Instagram, you probably know how much I enjoy reading on my breaks from school. I usually document my progress via the "Books" highlight on my Instagram page along with little blurbs of "reviews".