March was a refresh month for me. I had my birthday, moved houses, and went on a trip across the globe. To top all of that off, it’s the start of a new astrological year and the start of spring. Now is the time to be in tune with your spiritual side, grab some crystals, learn more about yourself, and get connected with the world around you. Here are the things I have been loving this past month.
Love- The only thing you need to watch this month, a new show on Netflix where the awkward moments are so relatable you are cringing on your couch. It is filmed in the area that I live in so I’m always pointing at the screen screaming about how I have eaten at that cafe the characters are at. Hits so close to home that I confuse things that happened in this series with real events in my life- and can’t stop saying “Ohhh fuk ya” with a double chin (episode 1 after Gus gets high).
Messy Issue 1– The first print edition of The Messy Heads is out if you haven’t heard already! It is a collection of pieces all centered around the theme of you and is broken into three sections: Discovering yourself, loving yourself, and expressing yourself. There are some pieces from the blog tucked in but it’s mostly all new content! Hope you love it!
Return to Life- I have always been fascinated in memories recounted from past lives and this book really got me hooked into everything. The author, Jim Tucker, has spent his career tying children’s unexplainable knowledge and memories to people who have lived before. He takes a very scientific approach, fact checking, and linking things together that seem impossible. Your mind will be blown as you flip through pages and connect what the past to the present.
If You Have To Cry Go Outside– This book is one that changed my perspective on life and I recently went and reread it. Kelly Cutrone is full of spiritual wisdom and real world business knowledge, my role model in all aspects. Read to completely shake up your life goals and get motivated to go out and achieve your dreams.
Maya Angelou– Nicki Minaj’s reading of Maya Angelou’s “Still Rise” had me in tears, and I went out to a second hand book store down my street to try and find a collection of her work. It doesn’t matter if you pick up her novel or a book of her poetry, but you need to read the words from this wondrous inspiring woman. I have a book of poetry from her and can flip to a page and soak in the words and have it bring new light and meaning to my day. One of my favorite female authors with the way she describes hope, fear, and ultimately the power of women.
Overalls- I love how playful overalls are as a skirt, full pants, or shorts. You can wear with a loose flowy top for a more airy vibe or a band tee and converse for running around town. Some mornings I just wake up and am in an overall mood. You can find the best ones at vintage stores.
Auguste the Label– While in Byron I was invited to a morning picnic and concert out on the beach hosted by Auguste. I flipped through their racks to find something to wear for the event and was in love with the patterns, big sleeves, rompers, and quality of the fabric. Perfect for festival season!
Neck Scarves- Find a soft square scarf at pretty much every vintage store. It can be tied around your neck in a chic little scarf, tied around your ponytail, tied around a purse strap for an extra flare, or used as a keychain. There are so many bright patterns to choose from.
Lace Dresses- A dainty detailed lace dress looks amped up with high waisted black undies & black bra underneath, paired with some chunky black boots.
One Piece Swimmers- I’m talking exposed back and high rise sides- so sexy and my pick over a bikini any day. When a wave takes you down your tits don’t fly out of your top. Roam Vintage has the best selection of one of a kind one pieces.
Square Sunnies- I loved circle sunnies for a minute- but I’m loving the bigger rectangle shapes more. Google Jackie O to see what I mean. If you can’t find any at your local thrift shop, Free People has a cute pair.
Indian Food- Indian buffets are surprisingly vegan friendly. I usually slab a bed of rice down on a big plate and top with channa masala, dahl, aloo gobi, whatever other vegetable curries are available, and some papadon. Best for lunch to score a bunch of flavors- most indian food places will have a midday buffet. Or grab a group of friends and go for dinner splitting a bunch of dishes.
Acai- Always a favorite- bus especially as of lately. Something so satisfying about a sweet bowl of smoothie topped with a heap of hemp granola. You can craft your own at home too and top with whatever fruit your heart desires!
Chips & Dip– But not in the way that you think. Grab a sweet potato or regular potato and slice them up into 1/8 of an inch chip pieces. Lay on parchment paper and you are able to bake them completely oil free on 425 degrees for about 15-25 minutes. Then grab some hummus, bitchin sauce, tahini, homemade guacamole, ketchup, mustard, or whatever else you are feeling and dunk your chips into them. A really simple and healthy vegan snack that I love making.
Fresh Pasta- Such an easy dinner option- boil up some brown rice pasta and sautee a pan of veggies on the side- whatever is in season will work. You don’t even need a sauce or any olive oil, tomatoes will reduce down if you add them to the veggies making a homemade healthy yummy sauce.
Big Family Breakfasts– Invite all of your friends over for Sunday morning breakfast and go all out. I’m talking fruit salads, pancakes, potatoes, orange juice, coffee, fresh blueberry muffins, hash browns. Make it a table worthy to be in Gossip Girl. It’s fun to make you and your friends feel special and like a family, so much bonding happens over breakfast.
Brushed up Brows- If you are feeling daring, put on some eyebrow gel and brush the front of your brow straight upwards. It looks a little odd at first but brush on two coats of mascara and a little blush and you look like a straight up wild seventies goddess.
Glitter– A friend recently pulled a jar of glitter out of her purse and started patting her eyelids with it-midday. Totally inspired me to keep some glitter on hand. Never know when your cheeks or eyelids could use a little sparkle.
Watching- If you are by the ocean research whale watching in your area. Such a cool experience and way to see large marine mammals without supporting Sea World. I have been on boat rides where dolphins jump and leap and follow the boat for whiles, seen blue whales surface and dive back down, and seen a herd of orcas jumping in and out of the waves. It is really so magical to see animals out living where they are supposed to be.
Eyelash Extensions- If you are like me and are too lazy to do makeup most mornings, or if you want to transition into being comfortable with wearing less makeup, this would be a good route to go. They really bring your eyes out and make you look like a little angel.
Fresh Flowers- Fields are starting to bloom! Head down to your farmers market and treat yourself to a bouquet to stick in the center of your table or keep in your bedroom.
Road Trips- Hop in the car without a destination in mind and just drive even an hour outside your city. You will be surprised what sort of wacky cafes and fields of grass you will find. When you convince your girlfriends to take a random drive with you, take some photos and tag us in them @themessyheads! Also use the new music below for your driving playlist.
Crystals– You don’t have to know what healing properties the different types of stones possess, just go to a rock shop and grab whatever attracts you. I carry about 8 crystals with me at all times in a little decorative pouch. I feel like it attracts good energy and when I am stressed I just pull one out and turn it over in my hand for a little while, thinking postive thoughts. Even if you don’t believe in the healing powers of crystals, they are really pretty and can be a reminder for you to look at the world in a better light.
Lavender Oil- I swear by this stuff. More calming than a cup of tea and more awakening than a cup of coffee. Place one drop on each wrist, and tap a bit on your third eye and temples. Whenever I do it it gets me in tune with my thoughts and myself.
Stuck in the Middle With You- Stealers Wheel
Pale blue eyes- Velvet Underground
I Want You- the Beatles
Cecilia- Simon and Garfunkel
Gypsy- Fleetwood Mac
Down Under- Men at Work
Muddy Water- Ocean Alley
Glitter- Ocean Alley
Take a Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed
Big Jet Plane- Angus & Julia Stone
Into the Sun- Sons of the East
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Riptide- Vance Joy
Liar Girl- Romi
*Most of these tracks have been reblogged to our Soundcloud