Hi Hart Beat! Long time no talk! How’s your February going? Did you see the news about six more weeks of winter? Woof. Although, to be completely honest I’m not that surprised. It is only February after all. I’ve been writing away the last few weeks (TBH #NoPlanJan was a FAIL) but I still got just about the entire first draft of my book done. This month it’s all about the edits baby.
Aside from the book, there’s been something else distracting me on the internet. And I need your help Hart Beat! I’m so excited because this spring I have a few events (cough weddings) I’m going to and I need suggestions on where to get a dress. Last fall I went to a wedding in Vermont and wore a great dress from Reformation but it’s black and the weddings this year are in the spring so I’m not sure black is the best. Plus, isn’t it bad luck to wear black to a wedding? Halp meeeee.
Anyway, since last summer I started doing yoga every day my body has gone through #changes and I’m not sure it’s the best dress anyway for me right now. So, send me your recommendations! Where have you gotten dresses for weddings in the past? I’m not wanting to spend Ulla Johnson money but am looking for something a little more than Asos. I’ve been hitting all my staples like Madewell and Sézane but nada at the moment. Maybe it’s too early? Comment or message me your favorite brands and I will be forever grateful 🙏🏼.
P.S. Both these dresses here are said Ulla Johnson 💸😭.
Hi Hart Beat! Happy Tuesday! How was your weekend? Pedro and I hung out in Brooklyn and it was lovely. We took the afternoon to explore a Brooklyn neighborhood that I, sadly, rarely visit. DUMBO, or Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass as I learned in one of my first visits to New York, is one of the most visited parts of the borough. For good reason too. The East River runs right next to you with downtown Manhattan literally looming over you. Plus, both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge sit right by, giving some of the most iconic views of the city.
Early this Spring I got a wonderful pair of boots from the Wolverine 1883 collection and I have literally been wearing them everyday. I wore them down to the waterfront and Pedro got these amazing photos of them. This isn’t my first pair of Wolverine and I promise not my last. The pair that I have, the Ella, are part of the Wolverine 1883 spring collection just releasing now. Not only are the boots well made but they have the most amazing details. These bad boys have ZIPPERS ON BOTH SIDES. Game changer. They also have that exact heel size that you want for walking long distances. I love my super tall boots but honestly, I’m too old for that now. I was happy wondering around the cobble stone streets in the Ellas. What do you think, Hart Beat? You a fan of the spring boot?
Note: These Woverine 1883 boots were sent to me as a gift by the brand. As always, I honestly love this product and would recommend it to any friend. Thank you for supporting the brands behind Hart Beat.
Hi Hart Beat! Welcome to another week at work (😑) AND another week at Hart Beat(😀)! Today on the blog I want to tell you about something that I’ve been loving this summer. I don’t know about you, Hart Beat, but jeans shopping is one of the most torturous things known to man. Not only does every company adhere to it’s own sizing standards (wtf) but it also seems that each brand within its own line of jeans will switch up the sizes depending on the style. Not cool, companies. Brands that I love (looking at you Madewell) and who pride themselves on their jeans never really last longer than one season. And when you’re putting down solid money for a pair of pants, you want them to last. This is where my secret comes in…enter Levis, ladies.
I’m not sure when Levis came back on the scene but, like all things I love lately, they came into my life on a recommendation from Pedro. I had always thought of Levis of a brand that had it’s heyday in the 70’s/80’s and then stopped being relevant but, I guess not. I should have known I guess, two of the first posts here on Hart Beat four years ago were for Levi’s ads (see them here and here). Now though, I’ve bought four pairs of Levi’s in the past six months and I love ALL of them.
The best part of buying Levi’s is that once you find your size, you are that size. Forever, in every single style. Buying boyfriend jeans? Use your size. Buying skinny jeans? Yup, use that same size. Vintage Levi? SAME SIZE AGAIN. It’s like magic. I can even buy jeans online now. I never thought this day would come. In the spirit of Levi’s videos, here’s a new one that the brand has put out in honor of their new campaign “Live in Levis.” If this review and video don’t make you want to buy Levi’s then I don’t know what will. THIS IS A SPONSOR FREE POST FOR GOODNESS SAKE, HART BEAT.
Hi Hart Beat! Let’s talk smells… or a more eloquent way of saying it, let’s talk summer fragrances!
The other day my friend Marina emailed me saying that she had found her summer spirit animal in smell form. It made me think about how hard it is to sometimes find real recommendations for scents. The first time I tried to find one on my own I remember I went into a french perfume store and was overwhelmed by the options and smells. And this was in France, where you think it would be easy to find a nice scent.
The best way I know is through recommendations and so, I went straight to the source. I texted my beautiful best friends from high school to see what they like and pulled together of everyone’s favorites.