I have chronic insomnia - it's nuts! Some nights, I toss and turn till the sun comes up. It's definitely stress related - my brain sorts out all of life's problems while I'm trying to sleep! I do not recommend over the counter drugs or prescriptions (I'm not a doctor), but Benadryl does help and sleeping pills work wonders.
Albeit, I'd prefer to take a natural path to a good nights sleep. Vitamins are outta the question - beyond Advil, I just cant swallow the giant capsules and pills. When I saw the Klova Sleep Patch on Instagram, I was intrigued. Maybe it was the color scheme? If you wanna attract customers and followers on social media - color is everything. Klova - great job with the pale blue and purple patches - the pretty shades are soothing, inviting and Instagram friendly (everyone's obsessed with a color scheme). I truly feel that some products are more successful (than they should be), because of their color scheme.
I've read mixed reviews about these patches, AND, mine is leaning towards - they don't work! These patches are infused with Melatonin and naturally occurring ingredients and claim to promote a better sleep. There's is nothing natural about me, so this was bound to fail.
These patches attach to your skin nicely and don't irritate. They do however smell awful! The scent is potent, but after application to hairless skin, it dissipates. Other than that, they have a cute print, but did not meet my expectations.
The Hangover Patch is just what I need. I'm getting older and recovery is a long process these days. Last time I was in Vegas, I found myself at a club, in the 'mosh pit' (I'm old and don't know what you youngin's call this danger zone) and felt like I was under attack - while jumping up and down to DJ Marshmallow. Who knew there was a marshmallow head wearing DJ?
Needless to say, I could barely walk the next day, YES, I was sick (in the worse sense of the word) AND my Fendi boots were destroyed! Why do I submit myself to this madness - cause in the moment, after way too many glasses of wine, it seems like a good idea to keep going. Vegas has this effect on me.
I've considered the hangover drip many times! The thought of a swift recovery is intriguing, but a little scary. In comes The Hangover Patch. This 100% organic formula has 12 vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. Apply before you start drinking and let this little patch replenish your body WHILE YOU DRINK! Alcohol has a terrible effect on the body - good for the mind and I'm sure dancing all night is great for the figure, but the dehydration and loss of essential nutrients can have a terrible effect shortly there after the party and for days..
I'm not sure if this patch is replenishing my body and don't feel any different the following day (then I typically would), but continue to use them - it's psychological! The Bytox Patch claims to aid in a rapid recovery, while replenishing essential vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to the body. My thoughts - why not?!
I have chronic insomnia - it's nuts! Some nights, I toss and turn till the sun comes up. It's definitely stress related - my brain sorts out all of life's problems while I'm trying to sleep! I do...
Maybe it's the insanely cold weather, and I'm in a boot mood - Nah, I'm just obsessed with shoes! I'm browsing the web and drooling over these boots - and a pair of sneakers.
Stretch boots by Rick Owens are my dream boot. These cotton and lambskin stretch boots are my two favorite shoe designs in-one - a flat shoe and sock-like fit. I'm old'ish' and appreciate flats. I used to prounce around in five-inch heels, through the snow, on ice.. these days, I'm opting for practical, but trendy shoes. These stretch boots are perfect. Too bad I blew the shoe budget on Fendi Rockoko boots (insert sad face).
I'm a Yeezy 'clothing' fan. AND love these Yeezy (season 5) ankle boots. The black jersey fabric and fitted sock style look great with fitted pants and my favorite - sweatpants. Yeah, I wear high-heeled boots with my sweatpants. These boots are also available in beige. Beware though, I have a few pair of Yeezy boots and they're anything but comfy!
Each season Fendi reinvents the Rockoko boot. The style remains 'perfect', but the new colors and embellishments carry this boot season to season. I'm obsessed with Fendi Rockoko boots. They are super comfy and look great with everything. This season, the pearl bow design is my favorite. The black stretch yarn is embellished with a row of pearls that create a double bow on the vamp. LOVE! Admittedly, I'm not coveting these Fendi boots - I already purchased them and am waiting for the snow to melt, so I can show them off!
I'm a huge sneaker fan (flats are friends). Saint Laurent classic canvas sneakers are easy-going with a little hmm.. 'Saint Laurent'. I like the combination of white canvas with off-white laces and eye stay. I typically don't wear clothing and accessories with designer names printed on them, but I'll make an exception for these sneakers. The muted shades and messy Saint Laurent print is subtle and giving me a Golden Goose vibe.
Maybe it's the insanely cold weather, and I'm in a boot mood - Nah, I'm just obsessed with shoes! I'm browsing the web and drooling over these boots - and a pair of sneakers. Stretch boots by Rick...
My 'I'm Coveting' post this month is my favorite so far. Typically, I'd include unattainable items that make me drool - This month, I chose clothing and accessories from my Christmas wishlist and a few things I recently purchased. I'm still in awe of the Fendi boots and Prada bag (a girls gotta dream).
I purchased this Fenty X Puma rose pink front lace hoodie (was available at Farfetch) for a night out in Vegas. It's called a hoodie, but the oversized style puts this soft, cotton sweater in the sweater dress category. I paired this hoodie with an oversized, pink MIU MIU faux shearling clutch and beige, Rockoko Fendi boots. I looked good! This hoodie is super cozy, and the front lace detail adds to an otherwise basic style. Your accessories will take this from day to dinner to the club.
I love the 'clear lense' trend. These Chloé gold-tone aviator optical glasses are my favorite. I did purchase them, but the frames were warped, so I sent them back. Unfortunately, they're super hard to get now, so I opted for a different Chloé style. Fashion frames with clear, non-prescription lenses are modern and enhance your face. I like the retro style frames, but each person is different - opt for a frame that suits you. The 'geek, hipster' style looks great on everyone. The oversized frames make you look cute and well, 'geeky'.
These boots are AMAZING! I'm a little obsessed with Fendi Rockoko fabric boots (available at Fendi). Each season this style is available in new colors and embellishments. These gray stretch fabric boots are embellished with pink and burgundy tone daisy flowers, have a striped heel, and two 'sock-style' stripes around the shaft. These boots are a statement. Surprisingly, Rockoko boots are super comfy - I can wear them for hours. I'm hoping for a new pair this season (hint hint).
This Off-White down the shoulder shirt (available at Revolve) is grungy, sexy and unique - the sleeves are super-long, with an oversized cuff embellished with round metal-tone buttons. The checkered plaid, slouchy look and tie waist bring the grunge, while the off-the-shoulder style brings the glam. I have this top and LOVE it! This Off-White top is also available in white.
The latest Fenty Puma by Rihanna is inspired by classic school uniforms. The collection is fun, sexy and rich in color. This Fenty Puma by Rihanna trapper hat is on my Christmas wishlist. The elongated flaps look warm and cozy - I'm sure this hat will keep me toasty this winter season.
I mentioned this Prada fur shopper (available at mytheresa.com) a few weeks ago. It's available in white with blue and green pompoms and rose with red pompoms. This shopper is huge and isn't structured, so you can stuff a lot of everything here. I realize white fur is not ideal, but I want it!
My 'I'm Coveting' post this month is my favorite so far. Typically, I'd include unattainable items that make me drool - This month, I chose clothing and accessories from my Christmas wishlist and a...
This Prada knitted crochet bralette (available at Farfetch) would look great over a fitted t-shit, or by itself and paired with a super-high waist bottom. The contrasting red stitching over the gray virgin wool is a nice Fall look (even though it's a wool bralette). I couldn't wear this, cause I'm a bit top-heavy, but I encourage crop-top worthy bodies to don this amazing Prada bralette.
The sock-style boot is super-trending this season. Many brands have one or more versions of this boot. The Fendi sandal-shaped boots (available at Farfetch) are unique, in that it literally looks like your wearing socks inside your sandals. I really like these. I've only seen this style in black and red - I'd prefer a different color - maybe gray over beige.
I HAVE TO HAVE this Prada fur shopper (available at mytheresa.com). I've been searching for a large tote for a long time. I need something big to travel with, so I can carry all my little handbags and maybe a pair of shoes with me on the plane. I can never fit into a carry-on alone. This bag was meant for me. It's furry, pastel-pink and has a hook for pompoms, so you can accessorize your bag. LOVE.
I'm addicted to Chloé sunglasses. The vintage style of these Chloé aviator glasses (available at mytheresa.com) is all me. The peach-tinted frame will bring warmth to your complexion, and the pale lens will show off your eyes. These are not your typical aviator-style, but more of a retro look. HAVE TO HAVE..
I have a pair of these sock-like Fendi boots in beige and absolutely love them. They are surprisingly comfortable and look great with dresses, rolled-up denim, and 'nice' sweatpants. This season I want these Fendi Rockoko boots in black-metallic stretch fabric (available at Fendi). The color is great for winter - I don't have to worry about them getting dirty during the cold season. The metallic will stand out and add to my otherwise muted outfits. AND I like the little pink stripes (I love pink).
These Saint Laurent boot-inspired stirrup denim leg warmers (available at mytheresa.com) are essentially waist-free jeans. I doubt my stems will fit into these retro leg warmers (I'm no model), but a girl can dream. The muted-gray shade is versatile and the stirrups are SO retro. I remember having stirrup leggings when I was a little girl. The structured denim and way-high, over-the-knee style may not be suited for my body type, but stirrups are on my must-have list this season.
This Prada knitted crochet bralette (available at Farfetch) would look great over a fitted t-shit, or by itself and paired with a super-high waist bottom. The contrasting red stitching over the gray...
Chloé sunglasses, Chloé Nile handbag, Lovers + Friends sweatshirt dress, Fendi boots
Chloé sunglasses, Chloé Nile handbag, Lovers + Friends sweatshirt dress, Fendi