Happy Mondays ladies. I hope your weekend was calm and that you were able to get out for some fresh air. It’s so therapeutic to get out of the house, even if all you do is sit on your front step.
It’s more important than ever that we keep in contact with friends and loved ones now. Social isolation needn’t be lonely when we can use the phone, chat with Facetime, or sit across the street. You can also make free video calls with messenger from Facebook or What’s App. Here’s how some of my neighbors are visiting these days.
This weekend I did some pruning, knitting, walking and a whole lot of Facetime with my girl.
Here’s what’s on my mind this week-
I wish I owned stock in Amazon. I always order from them but now I’m ordering tons more. The vitamins I used to toss in the basket on my grocery store run are now getting ordered. I’ve always ordered my favorite organic Darjeeling Tea from them because my supermarkets stopped carrying any kind of Darjeeling. What’s up with that? I like a lot of different tea but in the morning, it’s Darjeeling or nothing. No morning tea for Jennifer is not a pretty sight:) The books I want to read are being ordered and I’m no longer ordering used ones. It’s kind of amazing how reliant I am on them right now. I’m also grateful for the UPS delivery people who are working their tails off to bring us what we need.
I’ve been giving myself a mini massage after my shower each morning, in an effort to chill out. I’ve always slathered on lotion but now that I’m using this coconut oil moisturizer, I can rub my muscles a little longer which is very soothing. I’m also spritzing my face and neck way more often with this Neroli Toner. Neroli is known for it’s calming properties, the aloe helps hydrate my skin, plus I love the smell! They have their sample kit on sale for $10 so you can try a few things and see how your skin reacts. I love sampling things that way so I don’t invest a bunch in case I don’t like it. I did try this face wash and loved it…but it was sold out. It’s finally back in stock so I’m waiting for it to arrive. Thank goodness for UPS:)
With social isolation in full swing, women are beginning to wonder what they will do to maintain their gel, shellac, acrylic or artificial nails. Haircut and color are also on their minds. I don’t do that nail stuff and have the uber short nails to prove it. Here’s one way to remove them. My hair is also rather low maintenance and if push comes to shove, I will trim it myself. Would you? People are joking that their favorite, glamorous influencers will be showing their true colors very soon:)
As you know, my daughter lives in Vancouver. I hate that she lives so far away, but that’s where her career and life are. We facetime often, but it’s never enough. She’s had a bad cold for the last 10 days and stayed in social isolation to heal. We thought she was on the road to recovery when she suddenly developed a fever on Saturday. I was terrified but the border is closed between our two countries so I couldn’t fly up. She wouldn’t have let me into her apartment anyway…but I would have tried. Frustration and fear made for a scary night for all of us. Thank goodness the fever was gone in the morning but my heart hurts that I can’t put my arms around her. Distance doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. For me, it feels like a stake through my heart.
Bloggers everywhere are scrambling to create content their readers will love. During these stressful times, bloggers who only rely on fashion and shopping posts seem the most unnerved. But the truth is, we do need to get dressed. We will come out on the other side of this crisis and be stronger women for it. I’ve never focused solely on fashion because A Well Styled Life is not just about what you wear. It’s how you live your life. I do have a few sponsored posts for brands in the works and they will go out because I love and believe in the brand plus it helps pay the bills.
How are you filling your time?
Please be kind and remember to phone people that you know to live alone. No one should feel lonely and your call could make all the difference for someone.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.