While I can’t deny I love a quirky statement shoe or a spontaneous weekend adventure, I think we all have a set of trusty “go tos” for everything from our makeup essentials to date nights. Today I’ve rounded up all of my go-tos and am curious to learn about your trusted essentials as well.
Go To Basic Tee: Club Monaco makes the softest tees, they’re so comfortable and I swear the fit is really flattering.
Go To Hairstyle: Down & Curled. I’m super boring in the hair department but every time I try a new style it’s a Pinterest Fail.
Go To Starbucks Order: Grande almond milk vanilla latte (recently switched from soy because I’m trying not to drink so much of it).
Go To Denim: I’ve always loved Seven Bl(air) but over the summer acquired two pairs of Rag & Bone jeans for fall. I know all three pairs will be on constant rotation when the weather cools down.
Go To Workout: When I can’t get myself to do anything else I run 25 minutes on the treadmill. Ideally I try to spend time of the treadmill, stair machine and doing weights/toning exercises.
Go To Television Binge: I am loving the new show “The Bold Type” about three friends working at “Scarlet Magazine” (based on Cosmo). The first bit of the season is on Hulu and I can’t stop watching!
Go To Weekend Activity: I love getting together with friends for a hike or grabbing brunch with Jord and taking Pierre to the dog park.
Go To Store for Gifts: Anthropologie, I’m pretty sure each of my friends has received gifts from the home or jewelry section of the store from me.
Go To Cocktail: I’m such a buzzkill when it comes to drinks and parties. I played drinking games recently and was the only person who drank water instead of alcohol. Wine is my cocktail of choice, does that count?
Go To Lipstick: I think Bite makes a great product and my favorite color is a deep burgundy .
Go To Podcast: The Brain Candy Podcast has become my favorite, it’s the perfect mix of intriguing, informative and light hearted.
Go To Indulgence: A massage or a pedicure.
Go To Bra: Natori, in fact, it’s the only bra I wear.
Go To Snack: Chocolate covered almonds or mango kombucha.
Go To Date Night: This Summer Jordan and I have loved heading to Alki Beach for fish & chips. In the winter we like to go to Gameworks, it sounds nerdy but the arcade games bring out our playful sides!
Go To Relaxation Technique: A hot bath, a face mask & a magazine (I love Glamour).
Go To Feel Good Song: “Positive” from the Legally Blonde the Musical soundtrack or “Rap God” by Eminem. Polar opposites!
Go To Comfort Food: Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream when I want something sweet, Tortellini with spinach and alfredo sauce when I’m craving something hearty and savory.
Go To Night Out Look: I still love a crop top and high waisted skirt, it feels flirty and current without trying too hard, plus it encourages me to work out my abs consistently.
Speaking of go-tos…the Madewell bodysuit paired with high waisted jeans and booties has become a go-to outfit for class or even for a casual dinner date with Jord.
A big shoutout to Madeleine Wilson for taking these photos. If you are in the Seattle area you should DEFINITELY work with her!