To Buy // New Underwear
Y’all, I may have started this series just so I could share my love of buying new underwear. It became a self-care strategy back in my hotline days, but has become one of my favorite things to do. Buy a pretty pair, replace your ratty or too-tight old pairs, buy 10 pairs at once so you have literally more than a week’s worth. I am a huge fan of these from Gap, but also love buying a pack or two of Calvins to mix things up. My favorite shapewear undies are by Yummie, and I like them because they’re not at all constricting, don’t show lines, and are super soft. Lastly, since Valentine’s is just around the corner, you can’t go wrong with something pretty and lacy from Natori.
To Listen // Process by Sampha
Sampha is an artist I’ve been following through his features on other artists albums, like Solange’s latest. He finally just dropped his first album, Process, last week, and I’ve been listening to it non-stop since. Some of the album feels like meditation, while other songs make me cry, so fair warning that his beautiful voice may bring you the therapeutic tears you didn’t know you needed. My favorite tracks so far are Blood On Me and No One Knows Me.
To Follow // Motivational Tattoos
My latest illustrator crush on Instagram is an account called Motivational Tattoos, which is exactly what it sounds like. Their claim to fame are definitely the band-aid-shaped temporary tattoos, stickers, and even enamel pins, but the account is full of encouraging illustrations to help combat the yucky feels scrolling through Instagram can sometimes give us.
To Read // A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Palms
To Watch // Cupcake Icing Gifs
What self-care practices did you do this week or have planned for the weekend?