Current Mood


Listening...  to Years and Years. I've been a little obsessed since seeing them perform live at the Erdem x H&M event. I can't wait for the song Hypnotised that's featured in "The Secret Life of Flowers” campaign film by Baz Luhrmann to be released. It's so hauntingly beautiful as is the film!


Watching... The Good Doctor. This ABC drama is based on the Korean drama of the same name and we thought it might be fun to watch both at the same time. The K-drama which has already aired is only 20 episodes long while the network drama has done so well that it has already scored a full season. The American drama followed the Korean one closely for the first few episodes and then kind of veered into it's own direction which is cool.

Eating... steel cut oats with kale, mushrooms and egg. I've been doing savory oatmeal for awhile and this is currently my favorite because it's so hearty and wholesome at the same time not to mention delicious.

Using...  this Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask every other night. Check out my mini review!

Obsessed...  with using this TriggerPoint Foam Roller after my workouts. It's great for recovery and working out any muscle issues. My husband swears by it for his tight IT bands.

Hoping...  that the forecasts about winter arriving late and leaving early this year will turn out to be true.

Wearing... these Frame Denim Le Garcon jeans non-stop. They're just so comfortable and flattering and easy to dress up or down.

Ordered... my first pair of Hunter boots. As much as I love my Loeffler Randall rain boots, the knee high length can be a little restrictive. It's nice that Hunter is doing shorter lengths in more refined silhouettes now.

Putting... my shopping list together for the Sephora VIB Sale. It's mostly restocks including this mask which I can't live without. Can you believe that I've spent so little at Sephora this year that I haven't even made the qualification for VIB for next year yet?

Happy... that I managed to score a dress from the Erdem x H&M collaboration. I purchased this dress and top at the preview party and then I shopped again when the collection went on sale on 11/2. Used the app and it was breeze. I really wanted this pajama style top to wear as a jacket but the 4 was too big. I also got this dress  which my husband really liked. I liked it as well but I ended up keeping the first one because it's more versatile so I took this photo of the other one for him. I also returned the lace top because it didn't feel special enough. The quality of this collection is really good.


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21 comments

Shireen L. Platt said...

I love my Hunter boots and even though I flinched at the price when I first bought it, it turned out to be a great investment! And thank you for the note on how you make your oats! I might just give that a try!

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Ah, I just need those Hunter boots right now in this rainy day lol! They are super cool and stylish! And well done on your Erdem x H&M purchases, they are gorgeous and you look so very adorable! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

The top of your dress its so pretty awesome to share how much you enjoy a band. I never ate oats like this sounds delicious.

Emmy said...

Aaaaaah! You got that awesome dress! So jealous, chingu:) You're so gonna rock that! And this is the first time I've heard of Years and Years. The Worship song is pretty kick ass. And also have been wanting Hunter boots for awhile now. I'm waiting for the black one to go on Off Saks 5th here. It's always the green ones I see!

Linda Libra Loca said...

Is this the forecast? Here it looks as if winter is going to come early this year, but you never know.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

Maggie Dallospedale said...

Your dress looks amazing! I am happy you enjoyed the band!
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Maggie D.
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little luxury list said...

I am so, so bummed I got the date wrong for Erdem x H&M. The top looks great on you and I love the vibe of the collection.
Oh and why haven't I made savory oats for my family yet? It sounds like a great combination!

Jenny @ Geeky Posh said...

I love savory oatmeal and often use it instead of rice to make a congee-like dish. Kale + mushrooms + egg sounds yummy, I need to try that next time! I usually make a braised minced pork sauce with eggs that I'll mix into my oatmeal and microwave (I'm too lazy to use a rice cooker), and it makes such a fast meal!

Jenny | Geeky Posh

Eleine Pereira said...

Great post dear!

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Pilar said...

I hear the good doctor is a great show! I love oatmeal! It's such a great food to eat during the colder months!

Gabrielle said...

Totally agree - Hunter have brought out some really nice and much more flattering designs lately! You look so pretty in that selfie, by the way :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

Dusana Bozenkova said...

Hi Rowena, lovely post. I am also a huge fun of sephora and their winter products packaging is so cute.
Have a great weekend, hugs!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh that foam roller sounds quite interesting...hmmm. And I would love to get a pair of those jeans.

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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh love the pix btw!

Mica T said...

Oh I've never tried savory oatmeal before!

It's great that you had so much lucky getting pieces from the H&M collection, I've read a lot of people were disappointed that they couldn't get what they wanted. It does look like a nice collection :)


Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We are getting our family Santa photo done tomorrow, gotta get a move on with my Christmas cards, haha! :)

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Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute selfie darling~ I like the oatmeal too. Great giveaway by the way
xx

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oatmeal is so comforting!

Regine Karpel said...

I want that oatmeal.

sonia // daring coco said...

That dress looks so lovely. I love the faint lace detailing. I tried watching Good Doctor but the lead just reminds me too much of Norman Bates and I can't take him seriously! BTW I did see a K Drama version of this (have it on my list to watch) and thought they had similar story lines. Good to see I was right!

Sxx
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Kim Alston said...

That Erdem x HM Collection was absolutely beautiful Rowena! You look so gorgeous! Love everything you purchased. I skipped both VIB Rouge sales! LOL I'm trying to use up all the skincare that I have right now. But DE's TLC Sukari Babyfacial is on my list for next year to try. I've heard great things. I've never tried those things in my oatmeal. Will have to do so.
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