I’ve seen a lot of people bad-mouthing or even boycotting Black Friday on the basis of conscious consumerism. While I don’t have a problem with Black Friday per se (Black Friday is how most brands make enough money to get them through the year), it’s this impulsive attitude towards overspending and mass consumerism that needs to be re-examined. I do think it’s possible to spend mindfully during the holidays and an awesome way to do so is to shop small. There are a few brands holding week-long BFCM sales so you don’t feel the pressure to spend money on the spot. @drifterorganics (my mom and my natural company!) is one of them. @mejuri is also doing 10% off 1 item, 15% off 2, and 20% off 3+. I’ve rounded up a few more of my favorite sustainable brands in my Stories if you need ideas of where to shop this season!
Spending a cozy rainy day WFH editing a short film for @drifterorganics that we’ll release next week. I’m really over the moon excited at how it’s coming along. I may or may not share a sneak peek later today on @drifterorganics Instagram, so keep your eyes peeled. 👀😏
Having an ankle boot moment in these fallish-below-65-degree temps with these camel colored @dansko boots I copped from @zappos. 🍂 #ad #danskostyle #justyourfavorites
What an eventful past week it’s been. I did @renegadecraft for @drifterorganics on a blown out knee that wasn’t 100% blown out until Monday when it completely went off its track. Went to the chiropractor and got adjusted on Monday, but then had my knee go out again (as well as my neck) on Tuesday. Went to the chiropractor on Wednesday and got adjusted again. I’ve been resting a lot which makes me feel lazy but sometimes, you gotta have your body break to force you to rest and heal. I’ve been dealing with my regular gut issues (bloating, constipation, all the cute stuff) and am still eagerly waiting to hear the results from my Gastric Emptying Study (details about that in my Stomach Diaries highlight if you don’t know what I’m talking about). I finished my 26th book of the year (The Girl on the Train, highly recommend). I also signed up for my last class ever (!!!) at @scaddotedu (I’m an online BFA Graphic Design student which a lot of people don’t know about me). Oh and I shot a short video for a brand (maybe I’ll share that video after it gets brand approval). Today, I’m shooting a short film for @drifterorganics and praying that my knee behaves itself. So it’s been both a good and bad week, but you gotta take the bad with the good and I’m actually not mad about this week at all.
Location remix. (Like wardrobe remix but not.)
Getting used to short hair. 💚
What a strange week it’s been. I just finished a 4-day long invasive medical procedure and tomorrow begins the holiday craft fair madness with @drifterorganics (we’ll be at @renegadecraft in SF this weekend if you’re local and want to stop by!). There is so much packed into the next month, it makes me overwhelmed to think about and I’m trying to stay sane through it all. But back to my digestive issues, I think I’m finally getting closer to finding more answers than questions and I am truly on the cusp of something life-changing. 🙏🏻
Yesterday, my mom and I launched a new @drifterorganics product: Gold Mine Face Oil. . We love using face oils and it was a goal of ours to make our own to add to the Drifter line. We've been working on formulating a face oil over the past few months, and after many tests, trials, and iterations, we landed on the one. . From pomegranate seed oil to cranberry seed oil to prickly pear seed oil to geranium, carrot seed, and vanilla, we didn't skimp on any of the ingredients and I am so soooo happy with the final result. The oil is sweet, smooth, and luscious and I can tell you firsthand, it's worked wonders for me. . The link is in my bio and it would make my day if you would check it out and share it with a natural skincare-loving friend. ❤️ #naturelooksgoodonyou
Doctor’s appointment, but make it fashion? 💁🏻♀️ . I’ve been getting tests done at @stanford.healthcare to figure out the root cause of my gut issues. The test I started yesterday and am going for right now is called a gastric emptying study. . For the test, the nurse has me eat 2 scrambled eggs and 2 pieces of toast which contain a censor tracking dye that syncs up with their imaging devices so they can take pictures of my insides as I digest the meal. . The objective of the test is to figure out where the food gets stuck/trapped because I have a huge issue with bloating. Since I don’t go into anaphylactic shock when I eat foods, we’ve kind of ruled out an allergy... . So the next theory is there is something not working right with my motility cells pushing food through my intestines. Yesterday, I ate the meal and had a full day of pictures. They took a picture every hour for 6 consecutive hours. Today, tomorrow, and Thursday, I have to come in for 5 minute pictures as follow-ups as the food continues to move through me. . I’ve been feeling bloated with raw, crampy insides and a perpetual metallic taste in my mouth. I get tired easily, but it’s not enough for me to have to lie down during the day. I’m still functioning, but it feels like when you have a bad head cold and can still perform your daily routine, you just feel yucky. I do, however, feel like this gastric emptying test will be extremely instrumental with figuring out what’s going on in there once the food goes down the hatch. ❤️