A Few of My Favorite Things

1. Nail polish. See below for what I mean. And I can’t stop buying it!!! I need help -_-

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2. Shoes. A great shoe makes me feel like I’m on top of the world. Anyone wearing a pair of head-turnin’ shoes automatically wins my admiration. For women, I’m all about a cute flat, a sexy pump or a chic boot. For guys, it’s the GQ dress shoe or the fly sneaker *drools*. I easily have over 100 pair of shoes. Yet, I know there is far more to explore in the shoe world. Ya see, even the most simple of outfits can go from “blah” to “BOOM” with the right shoe. I actually prefer when an ensemble leaves room for the footwear to shine brightest. As I get older, comfort is becoming more of a priority (but not “the” priority). So, when I find a stunner than also makes my feet feel like I’m walking on churned butter? I squeal “THANK YOU SHOE GODS!” (Just kidding….maybe).

3. Jewelry. Especially earrings, rings and bangles. As you may have gathered from #2, I’m an accessory fanatic. My love of shoes is only rivaled by infatuation with jewelry. I love anything with an antique look, shimmer or a tribal/ethnic vibe. I like it cool, corny, classy, gaudy, trendy, classic, cheap and expensive. I love it all! Fun fact: If I accidentally walk out of the house without earrings on, I feel naked, vulnerable and incomplete all day long.

4. Food. I have never understood people who say they aren’t “big eaters.” What does that mean?!? Hopefully it means your stomach is too small to hold a large quantity of deliciousness at once…and you’re extremely sad about it. It can’t possibly mean you don’t get downright giddy when you know a great meal is on the horizon. I especially love dishes that contain rice and am a fanatic for Jamaican, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Mexican cuisine; and although I usually avoid it like the plague, a good plate of authentic pasta is necessary on occasion.

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Homemade pizza ready for the oven.
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A mouth-watering black bean burger
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My first time making sushi (w/ a side of saké)

5. Anything I can read. What can I say? I love to know shit. If the content is interesting, I will read it. I find that almost anything can be made interesting with the right style. Nowadays, though, I mostly read about food and nutrition, self-improvement, and thought-provoking/uplifting posts on social media and blogs. For great entertainment (and outrage), I also indulge in my favorite columnist, Prudence.

Author: ContraVerseSee

ContraVerseSee is designed to engage and appeal to folks in their 20s and 30s who are tackling life and the common joys, gripes, interests and intricacies these wondrous decades bring. The site’s primary contributor is a current educator and former journalist who is writing her way through life, love, mommy-hood and the organized chaos also known as her mind.

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