WAYF lydia lace ruffle trim blouse // Mother cheeky jeans // Marc Fisher ragina heels // Rebecca Minkoff bag
Boohoo beth wide leg jumpsuit // Dolce Vita faux fur jacket // Steve Madden stecy heels
December is hands down my favorite month of the year. Not only is my birthday this month (double the presents!) but the weekends are filled with holiday parties and get togethers. My company holiday party is this week, of course I've already got my outfit all planned out. Instead of going the usual dress route, I'll be wearing this amazing jumpsuit from Boohoo. The sparkly fabric gives it some glamour while the wide leg pants scream boss lady - so office appropriate, ha! Also, for once my legs won't be frozen icicles by the end of the night.
Tobi moto jacket // Loeil lowell velvet dress // Nasty Gal mock me over bodysuit // Public Desire elva mirrored heel ankle boots
It's been a while since I've done an outfit post, eh? I was so excited to wear this velvet slip dress that I had to break my outfit post silence. This season's velvet trend is such a good one! Velvet is such a fun, soft, and luxe fabric. You can tell I'm really getting into it with not only a velvet dress but velvet boots to boot - ha. Both of these pieces will definitely be well worn this fall.
Morihata binchotan facial soap //Be the Skin botanical toner // May Coop raw sauce // Mizon hyaluronic acid // Clinique moisturizing lotion // Lagom moisture cream
When it comes to my skin only one thing matters - MOISTURE! My skin is dry, I'm talking dry like a mummy. So when fall shows up bringing its cold windy weather, I have to heavy up on my skin care to avoid looking like some creature that crawled out of a tomb.
My skin care routine starts with squeaky clean skin. This charcoal soap works wonders to cleanse my skin. It is seriously the only soap I've found that can remove all the mascara off my eyelashes while still being very gentle on my skin.
The second my skin is patted dry I can already start to feel it tighten. I have to jump right into my toners and serums - yes, I use a few. I use a botanical toner to balance and prep my skin. Then I add a few drops of Raw Sauce, its a toner/emulsifier/essence. I don't even know what the hell that means, I just know it makes my skin feel so hydrated, soft, and dewy. It also smells really good. The last serum I use is a Hyaluronic Acid, which sounds like something really scary to put on your face. However, everyone is raving about the benefits of this stuff. It helps your skin retain moisture so it is soft and supple like the day you were born.
My last step is to seal everything in with moisturizer. During the day I use Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I've been using this since I was a tween. It was the first facial moisturizer I've ever used and I've never felt the need to change it. At night I use something a little bit richer and creamier, Lagom's deep moisture cream, because my skin can never be too moisturized. It literally soaks product up like a sponge.
And there you have it - my favorite skin care products for fall! If you're looking to switch up your skin care routine I highly suggest checking out Peach and Lily, it is hands down my favorite place to shop for beauty and skin products.
Hello again friends! I can't believe how busy this summer has been and now it's almost over! An easy dress, like this one, is a life saver for busy summer days. I'm going to leave it at that! I'm having some serious FOMO right now since I've basically been spending my whole summer in an office. I need to go out and do something!
A few weekends ago I attended my first wedding of the season. It was an outdoor/indoor wedding so I wanted to wear something that would transition from the garden setting to the ballroom setting well. This off the shoulder dress from MLM the label was so perfect - elegant, colorful, and safe to wear in front of the older folks.
This was also my first wedding as a soon to be bride, which put things in a totally different perspective! I found myself getting overly emotional during the ceremony. I'll be honest, I cried a little more than I usually do. I was just imagining myself walking down the aisle and got all sappy! Oh, and you know I was taking notes on all the decor, food, drinks, etc. We're getting so close to booking our venue and date, I cannot wait to start all the planning!
Last a few weekends ago my fiance and I went to Palm Spring to check out wedding venues. My mom also came along because she always wants to be very involved in everything. My sister came as well because my mom wanted it to be a "girls trip." The more the merrier, right?
Day 1 in Palm Spring was an absolute shock to the system! I have never experienced temps over 100 degrees until this trip and let me tell you, it literally feels like baking in an oven. There is no escaping the heat! It's hot in the shade, it's hot when the wind blows, its hot at night. Hell, even the pool felt like swimming in warm bath water.
We spent our first day in Palm Springs seeking refuge in our air conditioned hotel rooms. My mom on the other hand, was determined to play golf since she lugged her golf clubs all the way from Maryland. We dropped her off at the golf course, in the middle of the afternoon, and less than an hour later she called me to say she was on the verge of having a heat stroke and needed to be picked up right now!
In the evening, we mustered up the courage to walk across the street to the infamous Birba. On all my past trips to Palm Springs the restaurant was booked. Thankfully since no one wants to be in Palm Springs in June, the restaurant was pretty open. The drinks were fantastic and the vibe was perfect.