The Song: "If She Wants Me" - Belle and Sebastian
My summertime jam and escape mechanism at the moment is Dear Catastrophe Waitress on repeat. July, here I come.
The Inspiration: Dead Forest, 2012 by Ryan McGinley
Proving there's an upside to winter is Ryan McGinley's haunting photograph, Dead Winter, 2012. If you can't already tell, I'm really, truly, desperately ready for spring, but I'm taking this photograph as a note to not complain too much about the cold because it can still be beautiful.
photo by ryan mcginley
The Face: Jergens Skin Firming Lotion
It's snowing outside my window as a write this, and while the snow is not so bad, the chapped skin that comes with it is terrible: The solution: Jergens Skin Firming Lotion. The skin-firming formula is more intense than the regular cream, so it keeps winter skin extra-moisturized. It's pretty much the only salvation at this point.
The Look: Marques Almeida fall '14
I think this furry denim look from the Marques Almeida fall '14 fashion show in London this morning would do a lot to get rid of my February blues. Because despite today being the (seemingly) one millionth day of winter, that's nothing a little fur and denim can't fix. Though I might have to trade the stilettos for all-weather boots.
photo by getty images