Soundtrack: Cheap Thrills, Sia w/Sean Paul

The other day my husband and I were looking up Sean Paul facts while listening to Sia's Cheap Thrills, which was (and still is) a huge hit this summer. I started laughing when he was like, Hey! A summer hit made by two 40-year-olds!  It's true, Sean Paul is 43 and Sia is 40 (and Olympic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina is 41!).

I've been feeling pretty insecure about getting older, not gonna lie. Superficial stuff aside, it's hard not to feel like your best years are uselessly slipping away. The old What am I doing with my life? question takes on greater urgency. And the superficial stuff does weigh more heavily (no pun intended). My daily beauty routine has probably quadrupled in time and cost.

But as my dear husband always reminds me, Today is the youngest you'll ever be. I've really embraced this point of view. Today IS the youngest you'll ever be, so enjoy the day. Fly fast and hard, like a bat out of hell.

(Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell, old. Similar, uh, nowhere)

(Dress, The Kooples, old, somewhat similar here; sunnies, Charming Charlie. We live in the Ohio countryside and there are definitely bats including the one that flew into our house late at night and my husband chased around like a maniac for three hours and the next morning I casually walked down and was like What's up, bro? because I slept through the entire thing).

(Here I am casually contemplating why on earth I thought bat shoes would add value to my wardrobe).

A word on the shoes; I've mentioned before that I have a shopping rule: always choose the most outlandish item in your consideration set because once you bring it home and style it with stuff you already own, it will probably look pretty tame.  Following this rule is how you end up with bat shoes. 

I never really went through a goth phase, but hey all things 90's are coming back. Perhaps these shoes will find their way into my fall rotation (but probably not because WTF bat shoes).  

Have the most incredible week!


  1. Always adore your posts. This one right up there!

  2. Always adore your posts. This one right up there!


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