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I feel like so often my blog posts are about far-flung places, and I hardly write about just an average day in LA.

It’s how blogs used to be – an outfit post, and maybe a little bit of a description about what my day was like. Nothing mind-blowing, but more of a slice of life. I have to admit that nowadays it feels a little daunting to me to post something so simple; it seems like each post must be filled to the brim with tips, tricks, links to items, and reflective thoughts. But I love the idea of being able to still share the type of posts that made my blog what it is today, so here goes nothing.

Yesterday I attended two events, which basically means going to either a shop or to a restaurant on behalf of a brand. Bloggers tend to go to a lot of events as it can be a great way to meet the people behind a brand, get to see the products, and in turn share them with our followers. From the outside I’m sure it seems a bit odd, and when I really think about it, it is funny that we drive all over LA to be able to introduce you to these brands and visuals. But I like to think of it like I’m an old-school reporter, covering these events and choosing what parts of the day to shoot and share. So while it isn’t the norm for every single day, some of my days are spent like this.

My first stop of the day was a morning event for dRA clothing, to see their new Summer pieces. I wore a dress by them (the Luciano Dress), my Chloé purse that I saved up for, and had a chance to debut these green Reformation shoes I picked out at an event last week. It was such a lovely morning, and I loved getting to see the new pieces dRA has coming out.

I shared a few weeks ago that my trusty blue Benz finally bit the dust, so I’m very very slowly getting used to driving my ‘new’ car. It’s from the 60s, and while we got it for a great deal, Eric has put a lot of time and work into making it as safe and reliable as possible so that I can drive it regularly. I’m not completely used to driving it, so I have yet to drive it on the freeway or go too far in it. I’m a bit of a nervous driver, and not having power steering (or power anything really) is taking a little getting used to, especially with parallel parking. This is such an LA thing to write about, but our lives revolve around time spent in our cars, so forgive me for droning on a bit on the subject. But basically for the most part I have been driving a lot less lately and driving with Eric to events rather than going solo. This was my first time really venturing out on my own, so I’m glad it was a spot close to home.

After the morning event, I headed home to have lunch with Eric at home, and to work on a few blog posts I’m writing. I have to admit that since returning from our last trip, I’ve been on the slower side with just about everything. Slow to answer emails and texts, slow to edit photos, and generally much lazier than I usually am. I think there’s just such a rush of creativity that happens when I travel for blogging, and coming home after can feel a bit like a letdown. I love being home, and I love my home, so I’m not trying to say ‘woe is me, I want to jet off again’ – that’s not realistic or even possible. But it can feel a bit like the wind has been let out of your sails once you return home. Every day I’m getting back into more of a normal routine, and soon I’ll be my usual busybody self again.

After lunch and a shower, emails and editing, and changing outfits, Eric and I headed out for a few errands + an evening event. I’ve shared in the past, but I go to Iris+West for what is called a ‘lash lift’. I haven’t been in in a while, but since I have a birthday coming up and a few shoots, I decided to go in and have one done. Basically they tint and ‘perm’ your lashes so that they look curled and dark. It means that I can forgo mascara and curling for the weeks ahead, and for me it typically lasts about 6-8 weeks. I love how it looks, so I’m all about it.

The event in the evening was at the Dior Makeup pop-up in Beverly Hills (ooh la la), so we spent a little time over in West Hollywood prior to shoot some photos and grab a bite to eat prior. It’s at this point in this blog post where I’m wondering if I’ve bored you all to DEATH with just what my day-to-day looks like, so I’ll keep it brief moving forward. We shot some pictures out on Santa Monica Blvd in WeHo, had some drinks and cheese at Commissary and then drove over to Rodeo Drive to make it to the event at 7. We typically don’t go out to eat often in LA (it’s pricey) but as it was happy hour and I had sold some pieces at Crossroads next door, we decided to indulge a bit.

The night ended back at home after the last event with some homemade pad thai and watching the latest SNL and the final episode of Veep. Not every day is like this – in fact most of my days are completely different from the last – but I figured why not occasionally share what I’m up to at home? Let me know below if you’re into something so simple, and I’ll try to post a little bit more from my day-to-day.

9 Comments

  • Kailey
  • May 16, 2019

I love posts like these! As always, you look gorgeous and the visuals are top notch. I too miss the old days of blogging.

  • Sarah Morrison
  • May 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing. I loved it!
I would really enjoy reading more about your day to day life. I find it all very interesting. Can’t wait for the next one.

  • Emily Moertl
  • May 16, 2019

Iā€™d love to hear More about your Lash left! I have extensions and know that I will need to take a break someday in the near future. Iā€™m wondering how much you love the lift?!

  • Julia W
  • May 16, 2019

Hi Courtney, I love your blog posts and though I don’t know wether you’ll even see this, I just wanted to let you know that all types of blogs you publish are interesting (at least to me) and I adore your fashion sense. šŸ™‚

    • Courtney Halverson
    • May 16, 2019

    Thank you so so much! It makes me so happy to know that even though a post like this is simple, it’s still enjoyable!

  • Summer R
  • May 16, 2019

I’ve followed you on Instagram for quite some time but after seeing your post about blogging I realized I had never visited your blog! I still read them on a regular basis and I personally love posts like this. I agree that now the standard of blogging is so high, we feel like we should be posting essay-length posts every single time when actually it’s nice to read ‘lighter’ topics too x

Summer, http://www.thetwinswardrobe.com

  • Tieka, Selective Potential
  • May 16, 2019

I’m still the biggest blog reader! I tend to scroll through Bloglovin’ before I do IG some days! So keep these posts coming, girl! xo

  • Clementines Today
  • May 17, 2019

Hello Courtney,
I loved reading this, and I loved all the pictures. Gorgeous pieces, and stunning capture of the sunlight. That sweater looks like the softest in the whole world. Absolutely loved reading about your day-to-day. I have lately been feeling quite nostalgic for the old-school days of blogging. I really loved this.

  • Amy
  • May 17, 2019

Posts like these are my absolute favorite! Feels like catching up with a friend. Stay true to you, and write what you want. That’s how all this started anyway and I bet your followers/readers will respond well to it šŸ™‚

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