Friday, January 27, 2017

Spring Shoes Edit

In my last post, I wrote about all of the trends I'm looking to try this Spring. I touched on shoes, light-colored booties in particular, but my shoe inspiration this spring goes far beyond that. I have always been more of a "bag girl." While I appreciate a beautiful shoe, I don't love wearing heels. I know, the horror! That being said, I've definitely found ways around that predicament with mules, wedges. platforms, booties and flats, while still mixing in the occasional high-heel stiletto. Below are some shoes I have my eye on this spring. It's all about interesting sandals, colorful mules, textured wedges and fresh colors in old classics (still have my eye on some light-colored booties!).  







Saturday, January 21, 2017

Spring Must-Haves

Happy Saturday everyone! The weather has been pretty crummy around here, well okay, comparatively, not bad, but still. It does have my thinking about sunnier skies. Below are a few things that I'm excited about on the Spring fashion front.

Light-colored booties: My sister has been looking for the perfect white booties, and I think she's going to go for the white leather Rag and Bone ones. Me on the other hand, I have my eye on the metallic IRO ones. And, if I happen to win the lottery this week, I will go for the white Chloe ones. 




Petal, light pink and lavender sweaters: Loving this color palette for Spring. Pinks and purples will be my jam in the upcoming months. 


A great jumpsuit: You can wear them year-round and I always feel CHIC wearing my low cut Reformation one. I wish they still made petite sizes because it fits so well with no tailoring needed. 


A voluminous statement top: Crop tops were big last year but I think this year will be all about more is more. I love big puffy sleeves and interesting textures and cuts. 


Camel/blush suede: love these colors year round, whether for shoes or a jacket.


Rose-colored anything: Color of the season. Calling it. 


A great day dress: I'm always on the hunt


Luxe bombers: These made a huge resurgence this fall and they are getting the spring treatment with luxe fabric and patterns. 


What pieces are on your spring wishlist?? Anything I absolutely need?! LMK

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Beauty Must-Haves

January is a good time to reassess your beauty routine and come to turns with which products you can't live without and which need to go in the trash because you haven't used them in 9 months. It feels really good to do a January purge so that's exactly what I'm going to do (more space in the cabinet for you, Tory!). Below are the products I can't live without and are staples in my routine.




Hair:

  • I use Shu Uemura cleansing oil shampoo and it has changed my hair for the better. I have a super dry scalp but it does get greasy with some traditional shampoos. This took all of the grease out and leaves my scalp nourished and not stripped. It's gentle on color-treated hair too.
  • Oribe makes some great conditioners but my favorite has to be the conditioner for brilliance and shine. It's light and makes my hair super shiny.
  • Before I blow dry, I put a dab of Loreal Professional Mythic Oil Creme Universal. I discovered this at my hair salon and it's got a great smell and really helps protect my hair from the heat. So much so that I don't always have to run the straightener through my hair after blowdrying because it helps calm my tresses. 
  • I'm obsessed with my Harry Josh blow dryer. It dries my hair in half the time.
Skin:

  • Cetaphil baby! This drugstore cult favorite does the trick so there is no need for a fancy face wash (although I've tried many...). It doesn't dry my skin and it gets all of my makeup off. 
  • For when my face is feeling really dry and in need of extra love or cleansing, I use Eve Lom cleanser, which is actually more like a thick lotion potion that you wash off. It leaves your skin feeling super moisturized. If you have really dry skin, I recommend this cleanser. 
  • When I need a little extra clean, I use Arcona's toner pads. They leave my skin feeling slightly tingling. I love to use these right after a workout or to make sure that absolutely every bit of makeup is off my face. They're all natural and don't irritate you skin like some drugstore toner pads. Absolutely love these. 
  • I have been using Clinique's eye makeup remover since I started wearing makeup (as does my mom and sisters) and I can't imagine ever switching. I hate the feel of traditional oil based eye makeup removers and this one really works. 
  • Before putting on my moisturizer, I use Eve Lom's White Advanced Brightening Serum. I often switch around my serum's but I really like this one. 
  • Young women sometimes forgo eye cream but I am all about it. Caudalie's Premier Cru eye cream is great. I do like to switch these around every once in a while, but this one is a keeper. 
  • While expensive, Revive's moisturizing renewal cream supreme is pretty fab, especially for people with dry skin. I use this as a night cream before I go to bed. It's a little heavy for daytime wear. 
  • For daytime, I love Beauty Counter's Rejuvenating Day Cream. It's super light and looks and feels great under tinted moisturizer or foundation. It's an awesome consistency. 
  • After I go through my cleanse and moisture routine, I like to spritz with Beauty Counter's Nourishing Rosewater Mist. It just feels great on the skin and helps set your makeup.
  • For when I want to get rid of the top layer of dead skin, I use Arcona's Gentle Solution Treatment. After you wash your face, you apply this in a thin layer and then leave it on while you sleep. In the morning, use the Arcona Grain Grommage Scrub to get the dead skin off. It makes my skin feel AMAZING so I do this about once a week. It's gentle enough for my sensitive skin and natural and lacking those harsh chemicals in a lot of traditional peels. 

Makeup:

  • Most weekdays I don't wear makeup (on weekends I am an eye shadow monster!) but when I do, it's a quick routine. I start with Bare Minerals complexion rescue tinted moisturizer. It has just the right amount of no makeup makeup and has SPF. 
  • For those undereye bags, I like Beauty Counter's touchup concealing pen. It's all natural and has great coverage. 
  • Speaking of Bare Minerals, they also have a killer bronzer. Just a dusting will do. 
  • I have always switched around mascara's but this Trish McEvoy one is here to stay in my makeup bag. It coils around your lashes and there is no residue under your eyes ever. The smaller, thinner brush allows your to really get every last lash too. I LOVE this mascara. 
  • Top it off with my favorite aquaphor and I am out the door. Anyone with dry skin/lips should hoard this in their purse. 

Body:

  • I recently bought Sachajuan Ginger Flower body wash because, quite frankly, I like the look of the bottle/color, but I actually really like the smell and how it leaves my skin feeling. 
  • I love everything from Kayo Better Body Care, especially the body beautiful creme. They have been touted as a natural body line that has potent and concentrated ingredients usually reserved for face creams and serums. 
Any products you guys love that you think I should try?? Let me know!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January Mood Board

2017! Wow, crazy. Starting the year off with a Whole30 (if you don't know about it, google, it's awesome!) I also have resolutions to work out more (seems to be in there every year...), meditate and take more time for myself and my mental health, and get rid of clutter and only buy classic pieces I'll have forever (easier said than done!). What are your resolutions?


 

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