Loving: All of the photography collaborations and outfit posts with Kimmy! You’ve probably seen her pop up on this blog and on Instagram a bunch of times in the last few months and that’s because we’ve been spending a bunch of time together talking clothes and blogs. It’s been really awesome to spend every couple weekends together to brainstorm on new projects. The first collab on the Meta Ink summer look book proved that we have really similar fashion and work styles, so we’re going to try to keep this up! Plus, this now gives us an excuse to hang out more often. ;)
Reading: I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi. Real talk: I’ve had this book since 2011 and didn’t really start digging into it recently. This is partially because I lent the book to Ines back in 2012 and didn’t pick it up again until my most recent trip back to Toronto, but I never got further than the first chapter until recently. I’ve always been pretty strict about my budget, but as I get older, I’m becoming more aware of planning for the future and eager to learn about these options. This book was actually a recommendation from one of my coworkers who is the same age as I am, but he’s so much more of a real adult in terms of these types of decisions. This is, by far, the easiest-to-understand book I’ve ever read about finances. It’s funny too!
Listening to: Woman’s Hour – Conversations. This is such a sharp turn from the hip hop kick from last month, but my musical tastes have always been all over the map. Spending more time working at coffee shops on weekends means less time spent dancing at home in a party for one, so you know, more mellow music makes sense! :)
Working on: Getting comfortable in the new place. It’s been over a month since I moved into a new place and half of my belongings are still packed up in boxes. Why? Well, not having any storage space or closets built into the unit is proving to be a much bigger problem than originally thought. Only about 1/5 of my wardrobe (which really isn’t all that big to begin with) fits into the closet that I built. I’m really not sure what to do with the rest of my clothes at this point. I’m still in that awkward phase of living out of suitcases until I can figure out a more permanent solution. I’m running into the same problem with my kitchen stuff, as well. Half of my dishes and tupperware don’t seem to fit in the cupboards (the shelves are at such strange heights), so I don’t know what to do with my stuff. Ahhh!! why does moving have to be so hard?