January Recap + Best Buys of January

Maybe it was the excitement over a new year, but it seemed like January was over in the blink of an eye. Last month, I tried to focus on my goals – especially those I was timid about. That meant stepping out of my comfort zone, celebrating small wins, and making decisions that will move me forward. Read on for more about the month, my 5 best buys, and what’s to come in February on the blog!


These are the things I’ll always remember when I look back on January.

  1. I nearly lost my golden retriever, Huck. I shared more of the story on Instagram, but the highlight here is my friendly neighbors and the NextDoor app that made finding him possible.
  2. I spent more time with girlfriends, which is harder to do with varying schedules, etc. It’s one of my goals this year to have more recreational time, so it was a successful start to the year in this area!
  3. I saw my aesthetician for the first time in 2019. I love getting an appointment with her from time to time to keep my skin in check and ask her questions about all my skincare curiosities.
  4. I attended a baby shower for my cousin. We grew up together like sisters. I still can’t believe I’m at the age where my peers are starting and expanding their families.

5 Best Buys

My favorite purchases & most-used items from the month.

5 Best Buys of January 2019

1 / Stoneware Pitcher & Vase

An order from last year that finally arrived! Perfect for our weekly hydrangeas in the kitchen. It is beautiful, sturdy, and looks authentically vintage.

2 / NeuBrow Growth Serum

I started my second tube and am loving the results. See my full review of the product, with before and after photos, here.

3 / Free People Too Good Pullover

This chunky knit mock-neck can be worn into spring and is only $79! It comes in a variety of pretty colors. I shared my look with this pullover and similar sweaters under $100 here.

4 / Himalayan Sea Salt Popcorn

I discovered this in an airport and recently found it at Whole Foods. Pink salt, crunchy, coconut oil. Yes and yes!

5 / Nike Benassi Slides

My second pair, these slides are my #1 choice for to and from the gym, pedicures, around the house, errands, and casual outings.

On the Blog

Readers’ Favorite / Hair Growth Tips & Tricks: 7 Rules I Follow for Long, Healthy Hair

My Favorite / This Neutral Sweater is a New Favorite

Don’t Miss / The Brow Growth Serum that Actually Works

February Sneak Peek…

This month on the blog, I’ll be sharing Valentine’s Day outfit and gift inspiration, a trip to California, sale finds, ideas for transitional spring outfits, and more!

I’ll be heading back to Menlo Park, California, where I used to live, and hope to make time to visit some of my favorite spots throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow along with my adventures on Instagram.

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