Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Reclaimed Readables #TuesdayShoesDay


Happy Tuesday readers and friends.

This week's #TuesdayShoesDay features 4 classic shoes for Autumn, shoes from the brand Meghan Markle loves, Chelsea boots with a twist, 20 Fall boots under $100, how to wear sneakers with formal wear, and fall sneaker releases.

Putting Me Together: 4 classic shoes for Autumn
WhoWhatWear: Shoes from the brand Meghan Markle loves, 20 Fall boots under $100
Refinery29: Chelsea boots with a twist
Man Repeller: How to wear sneakers with formal wear
Coveteur: Fall sneaker releases

Monday, October 22, 2018

I launched my podcast today (here's why I almost didn't)

You read that right!

I finally did it. I launched my podcast, aptly named The Reclaimed Podcast (because of branding) today.

But I almost didn't. I almost never pushed Publish. In fact, I almost deleted the 3 episodes I recorded prior to launch.

Why?

Because I'm over her psyching myself out. I am asking myself too many questions: who is going to take their time to click these links and listen to any of what I have to say? Who even cares? Aren't there better, more established sites out there? Why am I even trying this?

Ironically, these are the same questions I asked myself when starting this very blog. And here we are, over 5 years later.

We all get like this. When new opportunities pop up, we meet them with suspicion at best or fear at worst. We feel like we don't measure up or that we aren't good enough or that none of what we do will matter.

And we need to stop that. We need to go for it. Go for the job, the career change, the gig, the opportunity. We only get one of these lives and we need to live it.

Sure, there is a place of healthy skepticism. But when that skepticism is merely just that and we find it holding us back from the life we truly want, is it even worth it?

I say no. I saw we launch out onto unknown waters, praying for the best and working for the rest.

So that's why I launched the podcast.

You can listen to all of the episodes right here on the blog. Just click The Reclaimed Podcast tab and enjoy.

Reclaimed Readables #MindfulMonday

Happy Monday loves!

This week's #MindfulMonday Readables feature growing your own food without a backyard, the difference between anxiety attacks and a panic attack, the self-care lie and how to untangle it, 6 easy to care for plants, 5 accessible self-care activities you aren't too busy to enjoy, and 10 skincare tips from celebrities over 40.

The EveryGirl: Growing your own food without a backyard
Huff Post: The difference between anxiety attacks and a panic attack
Man Repeller: The self-care lie and how to untangle it
The Zoe Report: 6 easy to care for plants
My Domaine: 10 skincare tips from celebrities over 40
Well+Good: 5 accessible self-care activities you aren't too busy to enjoy

Friday, October 19, 2018

Reclaimed Readables

Happy Friday loves!

Today's weekend ready Readables feature blush 101 for Black Girls, danger white women are on black males, why to be hype over the Karl Lagerfeld x Puma collection, 20 doable ways to deep clean your home this weekend, and 5 floral DIY's for the weekend.

Refinery29: Blush 101 for Black Girls
Medium: The danger white women are on black males
Well+Good: Karl Lagerfeld x Puma collection is finally here
Apartment Therapy: 20 doable ways to deep clean your home
A Pair and A Spare: 5 floral DIY's for the weekend

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Nordstrom Beauty Event is BACK!

It's that time of year! The Nordstrom Beauty Event us upon us once again!

Following New York Fashion Week every year, Nordstrom goes backstage to find the biggest beauty trends to recreate at home.

For the upcoming Spring 2019 season, here's what Nordstrom Beauty will be highlighting:

Berry Good:
Matte berry hues instantly give lips a just kissed look. To achieve this look, start with a lip scrub, then play rich, juicy reds hues in velvety lipsticks, balms, and stains.

Totally 80's:
Tap into the 80's, a decade of decadent color. Bold, 80’s-inspired color is now made wearable for your everyday style. Choose one element, whether eyes or lips to electrify your day look.

Spa Style Skin Care:
Recreate that post-facial feeling with techie tools and nutritional supplements that address your individual skin concerns from the inside out. Build your own routine that gets your dream results and face the future with glowing skin.

Nordstrom Beauty Event participants (read: you) have the opportunity to tips, tricks, and techniques to achieve the latest runway-inspired looks.

You will also have the chance to receive free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).

You will also have the chance to receive one-on-one beauty advice from a Nordstrom beauty expert where you can learn tips, tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders — and it’s free to attend!

Want in?

All you have to do is RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom to get the VIP treatment during the beauty event. And tell'em Whitney sent you!