Happy weekend! My birthday is on Monday, so Mike is taking me to NYC for the weekend…without kids. I typically hate traveling without my little guys in tow…but…I’m getting better at leaving them.
Two nights, I can do.
I am excited, though. We’re staying at Public Hotel, and seeing the NYC Ballet on Saturday night. Besides that…..any recommendations? Not gonna lie….sleeping in and never leaving the room sounds pretty good to me, too. Maybe I’ll bring a pretty dress for that rooftop bar.
Now, The Usual Nonsense….
What’s in YOUR closet? All the TME editors just updated our shops with the pieces we currently have in our closets. Mine was giving me a headache, so I broke it out into categories (tops/bottoms/shoes/etc), and included a separate list for what I pack on ski weekends, as well as home (since I’ve been getting a few questions) and a random category of STUFF I MIGHT BUY.
Speaking of random STUFF I MIGHT BUY….Rainbow North Face beanie. Bam.
If I were to pick out my own Valentine’s Day gift…it would be this. SWOON.
Giveaway winner!! If you follow us on IG (@themomedit), you may have seen our giveaway with Voloshin. The winner is…..@shopps on IG! (Congrats girl – and check your IG DMs.) For the rest of us non-winners (haha) Voloshin is having a sale – one week only. Take another 10% off already reduced items with the code THEMOMEDIT, good until 2/2. A post with all of our favorites will come out on Sunday, if you want to see some pics. (There are a few on our IG, too.)
Fly Eagles, Fly. We’re so stinkin‘ excited for the Superbowl this year. SO excited, in fact, that we rounded up a bunch of fun Superbowl party favors, recipes, and game-day gear. (Like this cute sweatshirt.) You’ll find our favs in this week’s newsletter, under Editor Picks. (Subscribe here, if you haven’t already.)
Well, that explains it. I didn’t realize the difference between Retinol (found in over-the-counter products) and Retin-A (prescription only), until I read this article. Because your skin has to break the Retinol down, it could take months before you see your skincare products working (unlike Retin-A, which is already broken down, so will only take weeks to see results). Hunh.
Don’t date Aziz. Mike wanted to know if I thought the series of events that went down between Aziz Ansari and “Grace” constituted sexual assault. My first thought was probs not. I mean…dear God he sounds like a total and complete asshole, but is he a criminal? And then I read The Fake Feminism of the #MeToo Backlash and wanted to give the author a high-freaking-five. This is such a murky issue (the girl was so uncomfortable – how could he not notice??), and these words brought me some clarity: “Many writers….have responded to the overwrought, strawman attacks on #MeToo with nuanced, thoughtful essays on how to take this opportunity not to imprison Ansari or banish him from the public realm, but to have a frank conversation about improving our damaging societal scripts around sex.” YES. If you click through to read the article, that snippet comes at the end, and she actually links to several other well-written pieces.
I, Tonya. I’ve been wanting to see I, Tonya, the movie about Tonya Harding’s life. The Daily podcast just did an interview with her, and it’s both fascinating and heartbreaking.
Lastly….we’re gearing up for some February Style Challenges! They’re meant to be light-hearted and fun (NOT serious) but we thought we’d let you guys weigh in. Vote below….
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Enjoy your weekend, Gang. By the time you read this, I’ll hopefully be ordering room service….