What’s up friends?! Whew, another month down in 2021! I didn’t spend as much time on social media in May which was so nice. That’s part of the reason I started writing these monthly roundup posts – so if you backed off of social media (mainly Instagram), you could always come here to find what I shared while you were logged off!
This month, I spent a lot of time cleaning my house and organizing/purging my closets, riding my new exercise bike (I shared more detail about the bike in last month’s roundup post) and watching old Sex and the City episodes (I’m currently on season 3!). I also started listening to several podcasts (it seems like so many good ones started up all at once!) including I Am All In with Scott Patterson (a Gilmore Girls podcast), Welcome to The OC, Bitches! with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke (an OC podcast) and Live in Love Podcast with Lauren Akins. I also watched Notting Hill on Netflix and I LOVED it! I can’t believe I had never seen that film – I thought it was so cute!
Favorite Look From May
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Favorite Things Shared in May
Coop Home Goods was kind enough to gift me one of their Original Pillows and we (Zaxby and I) love it! The pillow comes in a box and you fluff it when you take it out/before you use it. It also comes with extra fluff to add to it or you can remove fluff (like I did!) to customize the pillow to your comfort preference. Use code CRYSTALJUNE10 to get 10% off your Coop Home Goods order HERE! *Also linking my velvet pearl headband and my black and white pajama set from the above photos.
This month, I placed my first Shein order and got three dresses for under $50! Shein always has coupons/offers available on their site so I used one of those to get a discount on my order. I would compare Shein to the price/quality of Forever21 – think of it as a place you would buy trendy pieces that you may only wear a few times. I personally do not like to spend a lot of money on casual summer dresses, as I tend to like to find new/trendy dresses each summer. For me, Shein is the perfect place to snag some cute summer dresses at a great price point!
I also placed my first ThredUP order this month and I have since placed a couple more orders – I’m already addicted! If you are not familiar with ThredUP, it is an online consignment site where you can search/filter by brand, size, style, etc. They even have items that are listed “new with tags” like this white lace Chicwish top I purchased for a fraction of the retail price (for size reference, I’m wearing a Small/Medium in the Chichwish top)! You can use my link HERE to get $10 off of your first ThredUP order!
I have been loving my Def Leppard tee that I picked up this month! It is so easy to wear and can be styled multiple ways! I sized up to a Medium for a more loose fit. Fun fact: I saw Def Leppard in concert and yes, I can name more than three of their songs.
Rick and I made Blueberry Lime Margaritas this month and they were SO GOOD! I found the recipe HERE and they were so easy to make! The blueberry syrup lasted us through several rounds (days) of margs!
Coming soon on Crystal June…
I purchased several beauty products in May that I have been testing/wearing that I am excited to share with you next month so stay tuned! You can always find my current beauty favorites HERE, as well as my current skincare favorites HERE!