Dave and I ended up staying up till 3:45am yesterday going down a YouTube rabbit hole. We watched a compilation of wedding videos and Einer Bankz covers over a generous helping of red wine and Chinese takeout. Needless to say, we’re moving a bit slowly today (but #noregrets).
I’ve spent the day so far in my blue sweats that I spent an inordinate amount of time researching before buying. While on Cape Cod last week, I fell in love with a matching pair of sweats at a boutique store, but then saw that I’d have to part with nearly $400 to buy it. So, undeterred, I went online to find a budget version that was equally stylish and comfy. It was oddly not as easy to find what I was looking for, because most budget sweatsuit sets are quite thin and unstructured. I wanted something that felt less like sleepwear and more like a Juicy Couture tracksuit ala the 90s.
Target saved the day, and for a grand total of $30, I snagged this oh-so-soft set of glorified pajamas. Couple that with the fact that I just washed my favorite white New Balance sneakers so I can wear them inside, and I’m feeling a little less like we consumed two bottles of wine last night.
I posted my everyday hair tutorial yesterday in both my Instagram stories and reels, so if you’re curious as to how I get my hair poofy like it’s the 80s, you can find the Sparknotes version here and check out my reel highlights for more details.
Also, taking the time to remind you all that even though I try my best to get my hair and makeup in check for Insta-worthy shots, most days, there’s a good chunk of time where this is how I feel:
If that’s not that epitome of an Instagram v. Reality series, I don’t know what is. Social media is awesome, and I love being able to connect with people that I wouldn’t have ordinarily connected with. However, it is a highlight reel of my life, and I think it’s important to note that it’s not my reality 24/7. I have a generalized anxiety disorder with obsessive compulsive tendencies and most days, it’s a struggle to not fixate and catastrophize a small problem into a massive one. It’s therapeutic for me to do my hair and makeup in the morning because even if I feel like a big ball of mess inside, it helps me feel just a little better when I don’t look like one on the outside. I hope you guys take some time to practice being kind to yourselves this weekend, in whatever way feels best to you (even if that means being over-served in a $30 blue tracksuit).
“If you look closely at a tree, you’ll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is the beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” – Matthew Fox