Friday, May 30, 2014

Monthly Favorites // May

Photo via my Instagram...also, peonies are permanently on my favorites list always :)
So I know I sound like a broken record and I say this every month, but the time is seriously flying by this year. This was a particularly busy month for me (hence the lack of posts this month) with moving into our new house, having my family come visit Portland, taking a camping trip to Zion National Park, going to Michigan for 10 days (!! - I'll be sharing some photos next week), and it's hard to believe that tomorrow is already the last day of May! Because I've been so busy, I feel like I don't have a ton of favorites this month, but I thought I'd still share a few of the things I've been enjoying lately:

I'm a big fan of this brand, and they just opened up a store in downtown Portland! I'm loving all their summer stuff - lots of navy, white, and chambray, with lots of cute dresses and relaxed separates.

The 'Green Being' smoothie from Greenleaf Juicing Company
I'm really not a huge smoothie person and I don't particularly care for green juice, so I was surprised to find that I really like this green smoothie! It has pineapple, banana, spinach, ginger, lemon, and ice and it's super refreshing! Plus, Greenleaf has four locations around PDX, which is super convenient.

John Legend - All of Me
I'm pretty sure this is literally the most overplayed song on the radio right now...but somehow, I'm still not tired of it yet. The video is a little racy (warning...LOL) but I think it's such a beautiful song!

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush
I actually just got this earlier this week, but I can already tell it's going to be a summer favorite! It's pigmented but kind of sheer at the same time, and it seems pretty moisturizing. Thumbs up from me!

Podnah's Pit & La Taq
If you live in Portland and haven't been to these two restaurants up in Northeast yet, you need to put them on your list! They're right next door to each other (and owned by the same person) but they offer very different (yet equally delicious!) menus. We tried out Podnah's Pit while my parents were in town; they have fantastic barbeque (I loved their ribs!), and their menu is very Southern-inspired (as seen in the picture above). However, La Taq has a Tex-Mex menu with lots of amazing tacos, plus they have delicious queso! Both places are casual, reasonably priced, and worth checking out!

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
This month, I tried out some new skincare products from Mario Badescu, and while the jury is still out on a few things, I do really like this eye cream. It's so moisturizing, but doesn't sting your eyes like some products tend to do. Plus, it's very reasonably priced compared to many eye creams out there!

I've been wearing my gold Navajos a ton this month and I know I'll be wearing them all summer long. They're such a classic sandal that can be dressed up or down, definitely a perennial summer favorite! 

Maya Angelou Quotes
Sadly, Maya Angelou passed away this week and I feel like my Facebook/Instagram feed have been blowing up with people sharing all her amazing quotes. She truly led an inspiring life and didn't let her circumstances define who she was. I've really appreciated seeing all her wonderful words of wisdom shared across social media this week! (You can find links to these quotes here)

Have a great weekend everyone!

PS: None of the items in this post are sponsored, they're just things I felt like sharing :)


  1. Madewell opening has seriously made my month!!! I still sort of forget we have it :)

  2. Madewell is my everything. I wish I was made of money so I could shop there always! And that green juice looks super yummy. And Jack Rogers sandals are everything (I'm wearing my platinum pair today!).

  3. I haven't tried the smoothies at Green Leaf but I do like their juice!

  4. sooo i've seen that eye cream a bunch lately and debated getting it. now i will! i also took your recommendation for nyx glosses! love 'em!

  5. I planted peonies a few months ago. I can not wait until I have tons of beautiful pink flowers

  6. Oh so many good things here...especially the restaurants! I can't wait to hear how the house is coming along!!

  7. I went in Madewell last night before Erin's love that place! NOW COME HOME!

  8. I have been purposely avoiding the Madewell store as I think they are so classic and chic that I won't be able to walk back out without a bag or two... I hope you will be around more in June to enjoy all the stuff that's going on, it's going to be crazy busy awesome summer!

  9. I am definitely going to be picking up one of those Revlon moisture stains next time I'm at the drugstore. I just feel like Revlon is always spot on with the formula of their lip products.

  10. I have yet to check out the Madewell here in Portland had only been the one in Seattle. I must visit soon


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