tv life

it’s summer and while most people are out having fun, trying new things and probably swimming til their fingers pucker. the andersons are stockpiling tv shows. we’ve watched fleabag (amazing), dead to me (loved it. christina applegate is really such a bright star in it), wine country (honestly pretty fucking embarrassed for them), easy (i watched one season but could stop there. LOTS of improvised dialog. would watch if nothing else on), chernobyl (1 episode and that’s enough for me. though i would go back if you tell me it gets less bleak but i’d be willing to bet it gets decidedly more bleak), and black mirror (current season. 1st episode- lol. dumb but enjoyable. 2nd episode - honestly best hour of tv i’ve seen in a long long time. andrew scott is an obsession. he is mind blowing-ly good in it. 3rd episode - WORST hour of television i’ve seen in maybe ever. i mean. BAD. bad everything. it’s not even good enough to be campy.)

things i’m curious about:

what if. renee zellweger. a friend saw it and said i’d love it but also said it was not that good…but maybe like campy bad? i dunno i was drunk when we were talking about it.

deadwood. never seen an episode. same friend as above swears it’s the best show on tv.

sherlock. i’ve seen a few episodes but now that i know andrew scott is in it i obviously want to watch it all. he wasn’t in the episodes i watched. is it ok enough for me to watch it based solely on the fact that andrew scott is in it?

pose. i honestly have no idea what it even is. reality show? a show about drag queens? a show about dancing? isn’t billy porter in it? i see him everywhere lately. i know he wears fabulous outfits IRL but have no clue who he actually is or what he actually does. maybe he’s just in pose?

happy valley. i just genuinely and generally love any and all british shows.

honestly i can’t wait for peaky blinders. great show but it’s really just me gazing into cillian murphy’s eyes for an hour and i’m ok with that.

ok. thoughts? what do you love?

this is (23 &) me now

23 & me tells me i’m 7.3% swedish. specifically some place called dalarna county. i’m going to embrace it for a minute….

do i belong here? should i decorate like my people? i have to tell you i’m not a huge fan of that scandi lewk.

here’s my version of my swedish life:

vintage yellow floral wallpaper - 1 roll only. i wish there were more! a teeny (really teeny) bathroom? closet?

gilt mirror - 3k though??! come through craigslist.

swedish landscape painting - not a bad price for an original, signed, framed oil painting of this size.

farrow and ball breakfast room green - i prefer color to the washed out scandi look. pale floors though. i’m into that.

gustavian style sofa - again with color. and i would absolutely pair this with some vintage modern leather something. or mohair velvet. or both.

tribal turkish rug - not swedish but giving me swedish vibes. i usually don’t connect to the typical swedish kilims - ikea basically ruined that for me.

alllllll the pressed botanicals.

a big ol beautiful sparkly chandelier is a must.

painted swedish drop leaf table - you’d be hard pressed to find a prettier table. but i could GO to sweden and find something similar and paint it myself for less than the cost of this one. jesus people! my swedish life is expensive.

a little wicker never hurt nobody.

swedish corner cabinet

the cutest cheeky delft tiles. look closely at them. there’s a modern twist. i’d use these in a kitchen for real.


9 swim suits

net-a-porter is having an up to 70% off sale. i always need a new swimming costume as my body seems to grow every year. despite my best efforts. thanks menopause. there are loads of fantastic one piece-ers to choose from. bikinis too if that’s your vibe. my boobs look terrible in bikinis because of their enormity. i have yet to find one that lifts and separates the girls in a pleasing way. i prefer to smash them down with a one piece. here are my picks- but do look around as there are some really great deals. sizes go quick so get on it. also i read recently (cannot remember where) that some 20 something influencer had over 100 bathing suits. so take that as permission to add to your collection.

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les girls les boys red straight edge suit - this color is wow. also i really love this straight neckline. it’s most flattering.

petra tiger print bandeaux suit - i’ve had my eye on this for a while. it’s 40% off. i’m just not sure the weight of my boobs could handle it. it’s just so great tho.

lavender ruched suit - i think this is fantastic. the color, obv. my fave. but the ruching is a tummy’s bff. also the butt cut is my favorite. i like a lot of cheek out there. comes in red and black too. it’s 50% off!

metallic wonderwoman suit - go ahead girl go ahead get down. i’ll bet this sucks you in just right. so shiny. so yes.

solid and striped red checked suit - LOOOOOVE. this is the edgier gingham, yes? perfect butt cut. just enough cheek. it’s also 50% off.

solid and striped belted suit - this looks soft and comfy. probably not a lot of suckage but real cute. cute with jeans too. in fact quite a few of these could do double time as a bodysuit with jeans moment.

loveshackfancy floral suit - SO pretty. the print, the shoulder ribbons. would look extra pretty on a dark skinned someone. or just a nice tan. i’d look like the underside of a dead fish.

delfina striped sequin suit - if you’re going somewhere fancy….ibiza maybe? club lohan? but i fully support you if you wear it to the country club. take a pic for me.

dvf green leopard suit - such a pretty green. leopard without being too leopard, know what i mean? you’re not lisa rinna.