1. Studs. (Not studmuffins. I’m talking earrings.) My sister always has the coolest ones: chunky baubles that take up her ear lobe, or tiny, delicate ones you don’t notice until you’re up close. Studs are a subtle way to make a statement. This is a cool alternative to the shark tooth pair I’m wearing above. Love these and these too. Plus, the trendiest stud looks right now forwork and forfun (or both!).
2. This book, which almost made me cry several times (I read it on the subway, so, surrounded by oodles of people, that was a liiiittle awkward.) It holds countless pieces of golden advice on staying grounded and making the most of life.
3. This short film: a glimpse into the future of space travel, featuring recreations of places known to exist in our solar system. All in under four minutes. With Carl Sagan’s voiceover. Just stunning.
***And here’s a Christmas playlist, Sugar & Spice style, just for you. (Click the link to sign in to Spotify and listen, or just hit play below.) It’s got everything from Eartha Kitt to The Beach Boys to Hanson to Meghan Trainor. It will give you all the feels. Promise.
5. I never considered myself the come-home-and-get-into-sweatpants type, until these (I have them in black). They’re lightweight, super flattering and only cost $20! It’s a perfect night when I can slip these on after work and settle in with a glass of red wine and Felicity on Hulu!
Photograph by Thomas Schelling.