Crystal’s Smitten List: Creature Comforts, Hot Rollers, Leggings

This week, I’m positively smitten with…

1. Creature comforts: It’s officially been two weeks since I’ve been driven out of my home. (Long story short: my apartment flooded, so now I’m staying with family. Don’t worry: we’re fine, the dog’s fine, and at least one-half of our belongings are fine.) Bill and I are lucky enough that 1) we had insurance to cover all of our ruined belongings and 2) that we had family kind enough to let us stay with them while we search for a new place and get back on our feet. While I agree that everything that was ruined was just “stuff,” being violently ripped apart from all that “stuff” made me appreciate how much those things helped make my daily life easier. Remember when my hair straightener had its own spot on the side of the sink? Remember when I had a bed? Losing nearly everything has made me appreciate when I had all of those things, so I can’t help but be smitten with creature comforts.

bed

2. Hot rollers: I am not a morning person. I wish I was, but alas, I am not, and therefore getting ready in the morning can be a struggle. This is especially true of my hair, which can be a pain to tame in the mornings. Cue: hot rollers. I use Remington H-1015 Ceramic Compact rollers, which come in large and medium. I get to plug them in in the morning while I’m still bleary-eyed and shuffling around; 15 minutes later, they are warm, so I pop them in my hair and go about the rest of my morning getting ready, doing make-up, getting dressed, brushing my teeth, etc. Then another 15 minutes later and my hair looks amazing, like I spent hours doing it. Hot rollers make me feel like I have my life together (even when I don’t).

hotrollers

3. Leggings: Lately, I’ve been living in leggings — as pajamas, as hanging-around-the-house clothes, as pants. They’re so comfy and easy to wear. Previously, I only wore them to work out or under my dresses when it was cold out, but screw it. Leggings are an all-the-time piece of clothing. I get most of my plain leggings from Old Navy or Target, but to switch it up with floral or galaxy print leggings, I opt for Forever 21. (Below, Polka Dot leggings; Mickey Mouse leggings; Floral print leggings.) 

Leggings

What are you positively smitten with this week?

3 Comments

  1. I love leggings! Hope you have a place to put your toothbrush that is all your own soon.

  2. Yes!!! Huge fan of hot rollers!!!!

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