Loving: This brand new jumpsuit from Loft. Y’all it is the comfiest piece of clothing. I wore it for our flight from St. Pete to Knoxville, and I don’t think I could have made a better outfit choice. For as long as our insane flight delay was, I’m glad I was comfortable for it. Watch my Instagram story here and check out my live tweets to see what all the flight fuss was about. It’s laughable. Also, I’m probably never flying Allegiant again.
Feeling: Busy, inspired, relieved, happy. All of the above. I’ve had a bottling up of feelings for a while now that I finally let out with some friends and family (I’m not quite ready to post about it yet). I think letting out all of those feelings has been such a relieving process. It’s hard to remember that we all go through our own challenges at some point or another, and talking about it HELPS even if you think what you’re feeling could just all be in your head. It feels like a real weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
Thinking about: The future. A lot lately. I’m not one of those “five-year-plan” people, but at the ripe age of 26 I wonder if I should start becoming one. Where are Ben and I headed? Career-wise? House-wise? Location-wise? Puppy-wise? Just kidding, I know we’re getting an adorable, fluffy, Pomeranian once we finally have a house.
Listening to: Lots of Aubrey Wollett! I’m excited to tell you here first that she’ll be my next Headphone Highlights feature, accompanied by a quick interview. SO COOL. And she’s super sweet in person. My sister and I met her while we were at the Wyndham Grand to try out their Asian fusion restaurant Ocean Hai. It was the first time I had heard of her, and she put on a great mini concert out by the hotel’s pool. Can’t wait to share her with you all. If there’s ever an artist that you think I should feature or want to share with me, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I thoroughly enjoy getting to listen to and discover new artists.
Blog: Some cool collaborations are heading your way on KUWK that I’m excited about. It seems like in just a year and a half KUWK has come so far, yet not far enough for me. We’re all our own worst critic, and the comparison game in my head has been quite strong lately. Social media does that to a person. Luckily, Ben has been doing a good job of keeping me grounded and realistic. It’s hard to remember that blogging is a different journey for everyone that does it. Any time I don’t think I’m doing a good enough job, someone will randomly tell me they love reading my blog/or that they think the success KUWK has seen is amazing. It’s an uplifter for sure and a good reminder to me to not be so hard on myself. Striving for perfection over here, when I really need to strive for progress.
Eating: Cloud eggs. Did you see that epic fail on my Instagram story? In case you don’t know what cloud eggs are, let me be the first to tell you that they’re the most insta-worthy eggs ever (right next to poached ones on top of a delicious eggs benedict). When done correctly the yolks look like they are sitting on perfect little clouds of egg whites. I attempted to make them and brought Instagram along on the journey. The end result was anything but gram-worthy (half expected LOL). The yolks fell out and I think I overcooked the egg whites, although I will say they tasted delicious.
Recommending: This liquid foundation. I was a Benefit girl, but I received this Smashbox foundation from Influenster and it is a game changer. The coverage and lasting power is actually amazing even through sweaty blog shoots. Full disclosure – I received it for free for testing/review purposes, but I’m happy to say I’ll be purchasing it once I run out for sure. Thanks Influenster!
What are y’all up to this weekend? Heading anywhere for the holiday? We flew into Knoxville this morning and then drove to Pigeon Forge. We’ll be hiking and enjoying time with Ben’s family while we’re here. Can’t wait to get in touch with some nature. Any hiking recommendations/tips/tricks would be SO appreciated in the comments below. I literally have no idea what I’m doing other than making sure I get some pretty content for my Instagram feed.