May Playlist

There was SO many new music releases this month (!!!), so I was incredibly eager to create May's playlist. I've been an avid Shazam user this month as well, it's sort of a joke between my roommates and I. For example, Tokyo Drift was playing in Urban Outfitters one day and I heard Gracie at my favorite brunch place. Other notable favorites include Carolina, Ordinary, and Malibu. Also Candy Paint by Post Malone is CONSTANTLY stuck in my head.

What are you listening to this month?

Pink + Pajamas

I've admired the pajamas-during-daytime trend since I first saw it on the one and only, Jenna Lyons. J.Crew recently started creating these 'daytime' sets, like their Collection sets. My take on it is this pajama top, which I elbowed my way through the J.Crew sample sale to get. I love that it's a bit oversized, making the sleeves longer, and only adding to the large sleeve trend I've been seeing. I also attempted the classic J.Crew 'half tuck' with my shirt (my manager taught me this but I can never do it as well as him!). 
I think people are so hesitant to try the pajama trend, but if styled the correct way I think it's a really fresh look. It gives you a polished look, since essentially this is just a button down.

Shirt on sale!
Pants similar

How To: Reuse Candle Jars

Hi friends. Today I wanted to share a little how to post regarding candle jars. If you're like me, you have at least one candle burning at all times and I'm constantly on the hunt for new ones. As of recently, my favorites come from Anthropologie and DW Homes (I buy mine at TJMaxx or Marshall's). Anthro has incredibly cute jars, and I always want to save them; they're also a great alternative to the overused Mason jar. I use my candle jars for little items on my desk and it gives me somewhere to put them rather than just clutter up my space.

After reading a ton of ways to reuse candles and get the remaining wax out, I developed some steps that I always take when I want to reuse a jar. I certainly did not come up with these steps on my own, but I've adjusted different 'techniques' to what I think works most. I've also had my failures with this system, aka when a jar cracks from freezing or I once literally cracked it just from holding it, BUT typically it always works.

Pink jar from Target candle, small clear jar from Glade candle


1. Put the finished candle in the freezer for a few hours, wax and all. (Inform roommates about the operation or jars may end up in the trash)
2. Take it out and completely coat the remaining wax in dish soap, then put hot water in it (I don't mix the soap with the water, but I guess you could), and let it sit for another half hour or so.
3. Depending on the type of candle, the wax will slide right out of the candle or one time the wax actually just floated to the top. If this doesnt happen, just keep repeating step 2, and carefully break up the wax with a butter knife.
4. Rinse and wipe away residue, then voila.