Polène Numero Sept Mini: Unsponsored Review

If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of some of the newer brands in the contemporary handbag space — specifically Polène. I own their Numero Un and Numero Un Mini bags, and at the start of the year added their Numero Sept Mini to my rotation. 

The Numero Sept line launch caught my eye last year with their clean lines and design. After several months, I decided to buy the Mini version in the Trio Camel leather — a color combination that I had highly considered when purchasing my Numero Un. After almost half a year of usage, here is my review. I hope you find it helpful!

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June Reflection

What a month. Though this blog is mainly focused around candid reviews and not my personal life, I would be remiss to gloss over the state of the world these past few weeks. 

As someone who has benefitted from light-skinned privilege and the oft-weaponized “model minority” myth, I realize that it is my duty to do better. Specifically, to actively fight against the systemic racism that has so thoroughly permeated our society. My goal is not to make this post about me – but to hopefully help others who may stumble upon this blog. 

Danielle Coke (@ohhappydani) has done an incredible job providing digestible frameworks for allyship and action. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure of what to do next – I highly recommend her posts and stories:

And to put the above in context – how have I personally used this framework to drive productive action?

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Everlane Easy Chino Short & Lunchbox Bag Review

Everlane Easy Short Lunchbox Bag

Above: Everlane Easy Chino Short (c/o), Everlane Silk Tank, Rothy’s Knot Sandal, Everlane Lunchbox Bag (c/o)

With summer and warmer temps officially upon us, it was time for a small wardrobe refresh. Though I haven’t been out of the house except for our weekly grocery run and a take-out run here and there, I still find myself “dressing up” for WFH each day. However, the hot weather, and our reluctance to use our AC, meant a pair of comfortable, WFH-appropriate shorts were in order. I received a pair of Everlane’s Easy Chino Shorts just in time for a review, along with their newest handbag addition, the Lunchbox Shoulder Bag.

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Memorial Day Sales Picks

It feels a little surreal to be celebrating Memorial Day – while March felt like an eternity, the past few weeks have flown by. For those who are in the fortunate position to take part in retail therapy, there are several great sales that have kicked off already! I’ll continue to update this post as the week progresses.

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Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns & Projects

Beginner Friendly Sewing Projects

In the spirit of #memademay2020, I wanted to share some sewing & knitting projects I have been working on, along with those queued up for the rest of the month. I know I’m a bit late to this as it’s mid-month (side note: I feel like time is flying by so quickly these days). I’ve worked on a few things already, so I’m technically not too behind!

All of these are beginner-friendly, so I hope this list is helpful for those who have picked up sewing as a new hobby during this time. For me, it was a little overwhelming to figure out where to start with what patterns, especially when some of them are so similar. There really is no right or wrong way to go about it, as it’s ultimately about practice – but I hope this project list is useful for anyone looking for entry level sewing projects.

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