Cool Sh*t to Share, Vol. 30 - Among Other Things

Cool Sh*t to Share, Vol. 30

Travel tips, words of wisdom and the navy gingham heels you need this spring… Among Other Things.

Fri-yay, at last! This week has kinda felt like whiplash, if that makes sense…

Or rather, the beginning of the week seemed to drag, but all of a sudden here we are with our weekend on the horizon. Can’t complain, there. Let’s get to it… (Oh and happy St. Patrick’s Day to my fellow Irish friends!)

Peaks & Pits:

Pit: This week’s Pit is rather specific, but I’m still laughing about it. Let me set the scene: It’s Tuesday morning, snowing sideways in Chicago. Like, crazy blizzard conditions! I’d just finished teaching up north (pretty far from my apartment) when I realized that I’d forgot my wallet at home… Due to the weather, Uber was more than $60 per ride — and $40 for Uber Pool. Hell no!

Thankfully, I ended up running into an acquaintance who gave me a $20 bill (for which I Venmo’d her). I was ready to walk, you guys… F*ck that surcharge nonsense!

Note to self: Stop changing handbags.

Peak: A shift in my schedule has enabled me to re-commit to my cross-training routine over the last few weeks, so I’ve been able to get back into my yoga groove. (I had to stop for awhile because I was teaching 15+ classes weekly — which caused me to develop a little sports injury.) It feels so good to spend a few mornings on my mat!

(On that note, here’s a compelling case for becoming a morning workout person — and how to get over any fitness-related hurdles you’re facing. Two posts I wrote earlier this year but are definitely worth the reminder.)

How was your week? Leave your peaks and pits in the comments below — I wanna know!

This Week’s Links:

Here’s what we’ve got this week:

Sales & Such

  • I’m in the market for a cute pair of perfectly distressed denim shorts, and I bought these (Blank NYC) and these (One Teaspoon) to compare/try on at home. (I love both brands — and as an FYI, One Teaspoon tends to run slightly large.)
  • Swoon. These two-tone Nike’s are awesome — and perfect timing, since I ruined a pair of sneakers in the snow this week. Oops. (That’s what I get for not looking at the forecast before leaving the apartment.)
  • Every time I wear these two-tone workout leggings (even if I’m not exercising), someone asks me where they’re from. If you don’t (yet) own any pieces from Outdoor Voices, these will be your gateway drug… Promise. I have two pairs (and counting).


Around the web:

  • … And on that note, this is the year I’m taking a solo trip. This article makes a compelling case for traveling alone, even though I’m already sold on the idea… I’m that girl that loves to go to the movies or out to eat by herself — but I want to do it across the globe!)
  • Don’t you love getting lost in Barnes & Noble? Or any bookstore, at that? Add a few of these page-turners from Grace’s March reading list to your bedside table.
  • If you’ve ever had those days where you just don’t feel pretty — and haven’t we all — read this Ask-and-Answer Piece. I tell my SoulCycle students this often — you can look good, but it’s more important to feel this way. And like the article states, “The best way to feel “pretty” (confident, calm, sure of who you are) is by resisting the urge to ask questions.” Bam. Yes! Just be.


Trending on Among Other Things:

Zara sweater (old), One Teaspoon jeans, Alexander Wang bag


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  • Dana Mannarino

    Great links this week, Hallie! Your snowstorm story was hilarious, good thing you ran into a friend! My peak was definitely when I randomly sent Nordstrom a screenshot from a video of a pair of Schutz shoes that I didn’t really even think existed (no photos to be found ANYWHERE online and Schutz told me they didn’t sell them in the US), and THEY FOUND THEM. The shoe was coincidentally named D’Ana…currently in transit to me right now 😉 Pit: Not getting to the gym this week -_-

    Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! xx

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Pit: I dropped the ball not once, not twice, but three times this week. I hate letting people down and it’s so unlike me to forget things. Hoping to clear my mind and get my shit together over the weekend!

    Peak: Class with you on Wednesday! Never knew what bawling on a bike felt like, but it felt GOOD. Really good.

    Thank you for sharing my story here, and for everything else 🙂

  • That sweatshirt! <3

    But this week totally felt like whiplash – 100 percent blame the start of week snowstorm (ugh the uber surge pricing struggle is so real). Yesterday I left the house clinging to the railing because I hadn't shoveled the stairs (pit) and when I came home the sun was shining and there wasn't a lick of snow ANYWHERE (peak!) – it was like the snow had never happened, so weird!

    Happy Fri-yay!

  • This week was ROUGH.
    Peak: I hosted my first book club with my favorite ladies and it was AMAZING.
    Pit: The snowstorm really brought down my vibe. I’m desperate for Spring and it was a major setback.

  • Do you have any favorite yoga studios or teachers around Chicago? I’m always looking for recos on new places to try!

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