Dave and I just got back from a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had such a relaxing time- take me back!
Besides my dogs (duh) and my city's Tex-Mex food (double duh) the thing I most look forward to after a trip is a weekend! No matter how great a vacation may be, time to recharge at home is so needed for me. South by Southwest has started here and I usually go to the music part of it which is next week but there's been so many seemingly fun interactive events so far that have me feeling like I'm missing out.
I don't know about you, but I seriously love watching haul videos! Something about people taking products out of their packages just gets me every time. I don't usually buy so many things around the same time but at the start of the new year I told myself I'd make skincare a priority this year and beyond. Sooo, naturally most of the products I mention in this video are things to help my skin (hopefully) improve.
Also, REALLY trying to get better at video making- why do I say "um" so much!? Sorry!
Hope you enjoy!
Dr. Bronner's Lavender Shaving Soap
Murad Pore Rescue Daily Cleansing Foam
Lavanila the Healthy Underarm Detox Mask
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I never really thought I'd be a jumpsuit person because I thought they might be uncomfortable or finding the right fit would be too hard. I'm happy to report I was so wrong on both fronts. Yes, not EVERY jumpsuit is going to fit perfectly but isn't that the case with any other clothing? It's just about trial and error and you find which brands make your fave fitting ones in no time. I love this one from Ban.do because the pattern is so fun & bold but the colors are so neutral I feel like it's almost like wearing a basic- strange as that may seem!
Keep reading for links to everything I'm wearing!
Hi friends! My capsule wardrobe is complete (WOO!) and my closet is clear of all the non-seasonal clutter. It feels SO GOOD. I realized during this process of acquiring actual fall pieces that I've never had a proper fall wardrobe. I normally just re-use my summer pieces and add a light jacket or a hoodie. I've also never planned this much or gone shopping specifically for things that I felt would last me thru the years and would also excite me when it comes to mix and matching with my existing pieces. I feel like I did alright for my first try. More than half of this stuff are things I already owned, excited to give them new life! There's also a about 10 other things (jeans, basic T's) that aren't pictured because they're very old or have since sold out.
This asos jumpsuit has been making the instagram rounds and for good reason. It's a total cutie and super comfy! I'm mildly obsessed with jumpsuits at the moment. I never thought I'd feel more comfortable in a jumpsuit than in anything else. If I'm wearing a comfy jumpsuit I can walk around all day running errands, sight seeing or doing spontaneous dance breaks. I just bought my 6th jumpsuit since the summer and I see no end in sight.
Well, actually *pushes up thick glasses with index finger*, the end is near. This brings me to the discussion of capsule wardrobes. If you aren't familiar, check out these guides here and here. Basically, a capsule wardrobe is an effort to minimize your wardrobe to only 30-ish pieces of clothing that you love and that you wear for 3 months (or a season). During this time you mix and match your same 30 pieces and avoid any more shopping. TUN TUN TUNNNNN. Yep, NO SHOPPING.
Growing up, I used to give my mom so much sass for always buying black and neutral clothing for herself. She'd tell me, "I know it's boring but I love these colors!" I used to think she was nuts because anytime I shopped for myself I went for the more color- the better! In the last few years though, I've realized the method to her madness and realized she wasn't so crazy after all. Neutrals and blacks are so classic and flattering! Now, I immediately gravitate towards any neutral when I shop, it's a no brainer. My mom would laugh at my current closet (which is mostly blacks with only a few pops of color) and say something like "COMO LA MADRE!" which means "like your mother!" in Spanish.
I've been wanting to write more about health & wellness since I devote so much time and energy to it in real life. But there's been a recent shift I have to be honest about, I've been obsessing over the negatives. I know I've shared when I was working out daily, lifting weights and eating super clean and feeling overall like a rockstar but I want to share my struggles too.
I plateaued on my fitness goals a couple months back and I'll be honest it deflated me. I started looking at where my body was in terms of weight and strength and feeling hella disappointed that somehow no matter how hard I tried it seemed like the universe was saying "this is your best you, sorry about your luck!" and I took it real hard. I ate poorly and exercised less. I'd obsess over style bloggers and Instagram celebs with model bodies while sinking further and further into a pit - you know the one. Scrolling thru feeds while the jealously consumed me.
Hello Friends! I've been a little MIA on my blog recently but for good reason. For one, D & I have been prepping for our 2 week Europe trip that we are currently in the middle of. We're having the BEST time ever! Follow us along on my Instagram (@biancajasmon).
The other reason for the quiet on my blog is that I have been working on this post and I'm so excited to share it with you now! These are some of my favorite walls/murals here in town and I want to make sure you know how to find them so you can get your pics for the gram. My crazy talented and generous friend Elissa illustrated the downloadable map that shows you where all of these walls are located here in Austin, TX.