Thursday, July 06, 2017

Miggy's Favorite Things Lately II

Hi! I started a new series called Miggy's Favorite Things Lately where I share some things I'm loving as of late. Namely, something to wear, something to read, something to watch and something to eat. You can see the first one here. Enjoy! I'd love to hear some of your favorites in the comments. 

wear: Bodysuits. I know I mentioned these in my Paris post, but they deserve a second mention. I sorta can't believe I've come around to bodysuits since I didn't love them that much the first time around in the 90's, but I'm really loving them these days. I can't recommend this one from J Crew enough. It's the perfect black t-shirt, in a nicer fabric with a just the right amount of scoop in the back. Also loving this one and interested in trying a button up version. (*tip--the long sleeve one from J Crew runs large. They didn't have a small online so I called and they found one in store and shipped it. Always worth a check since there are not many sizes in stock.) 

read: Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life by Emily Nagoski. I've been in a bit of a self-help book cycle lately and this book has really stuck with me. I was/am super surprised by how much I learned about female sexuality after reading this book as a woman who is in her 40's! Part of me is shocked that a lot of this book isn't general knowledge, but the other part of me isn't since the reason a lot of this book isn't general knowledge is because a lot of this hasn't even been studied until recently. (Hello patriarchy.) It's nice to know it's not just me! Phew. I actually listened to the audio book and now I want to order it so I can re-read and refer back to it from time to time. Knowledge is power ladies.

watch: Big Little Lies. Wow. I loved this show. I remember when it first came out and there was a lot of hype, but it didn't look like something I would like. First, the storyline looked like a bunch of catty women in a wealthy town causing trouble. Second, since it was HBO I knew there was nudity and violence (including sexual violence). For various reasons, these are all things I usually steer clear of in my media. Then I saw that my favorite filtering service, VidAngel, which lets you filter/edit movies and shows was now working with Netflix and Amazon, and so I decided to give it a go. I admit that screening a show like this definitely makes it less impactful in certain ways, but I know myself well enough to know that I internalize violence and the like more than I should, so I just prefer to skip it if I can. I still thought this show was going to be more of a guilty pleasure, but I was wrong. I loved this show so much I made my husband watch it with me just so I could watch it again. I love that this show was made by women (Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon not only star in it, but also produce the show), about women and for women. I have been unraveling this show in my mind for days trying to think what struck me about it so much and why it resonated with me. I might write a separate post, so in the meantime catch up and watch it! Of course, it's based on a popular book by the same name--did you read it? Bonus--the soundtrack is killer as well.

eat: Mango Brie Quesadillas. I posted this recipe last year but I've been making them for years and they're still a hit. I love a good healthy lunch that feels a little decadent as well, and this easy quesadilla always hits the spot for me.

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