Monday, February 24, 2014

Knee High Boots

{Gap tee, DKNY jeans, Forever 21 boots, Coach purse, Liz Claiborne watch, Jones New York sunglasses}

Boots are one of the hardest things to shop for- taking into account heel height, calf size, material, color, etc the process is endlessly frustrating. Until recently, I hadn't owned a pair in nearly 5 years, but when I saw these Forever 21 babies on sale for an unbelievable $11 I knew they had to be mine. I bought them less than 3 weeks ago and have worn them every other day since. I'd say they have certainly paid for themselves.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Knit Cap

{H&M cap (love it in blush), American Living top, DKNY jeans, Dexter flats, vintage bag, Jones New York sunglasses}

I think this hat draws attention to my major ombre situation (read: disaster) right now. Thank goodness I am chopping it all off in less than 2 weeks! Anyway, Florida blessed us with beautiful weather all weekend so I spent all of Sunday scouring flea markets, and enjoying sweet tea and boiled peanuts. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Best Skin Care Product

Let me start things off by saying this thing is amazing. Seriously. I had heard about Clarisonic for years, but never really gave the brand much thought- I mean how could an expensive brush really make any difference? Oh boy was I wrong.

Last month I went to the dermatologist, as I do every 3 months, for an acne check up (the perils of barely being out of your teens). After going over my routine from top to bottom she asked me what I use to exfoliate.

"St. Ives," I replied, very self-assuredly.
"NO!" she literally screamed at me. "Give that to a friend you hate and forget about it."

After pressing her why and how this $3.99 OTC product could be so bad, she explained how beaded products, like St. Ives and similar brands, tear microscopic holes in your skin, do not clean deeply at all and are simply a waste of money. You're better off not exfoliating at all.

She said I needed to get a Clarisonic. If I had any hope of erasing my acne scars or living a happy life ever I needed to invest in one. After 2 weeks of wrestling with my bank account, prodding my best girlfriends for extensive reviews and reading this post from Gal Meets Glam, I decided to fork over the $99 for the Mia First.

I have been using the Mia for 3 weeks now and I have never been happier with my skin. My pores are shrinking, breakouts have subsided, scars are healing and overall my skin looks amazingly bright. I am in disbelief and so very excited. I could not recommend another skin product higher. If you suffer from any similar issues, it is definitely worth the investment.

Similar experiences? Questions? Ask away!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Reads

So I know everyone recommends articles to read around the web on weekends, but I feel like I found some especially good ones this week and just had to share!

First things first, I am sick. I hate feeling yucky (also: and cold and wet). Luckily, Man Repeller has a (naturally) humorous guide to not getting sick during fashion week...but it totally applies to those of us who are 3 weeks away from midterms too.

This Refinery 29 post on how to do anything alone makes me feel really good. It's just fate when the perfect article comes along at just the right moment.

I eat up Kate Middleton gossip like its the zombie apocalypse and I've stumbled upon the last stores of pumpkin spice. Anyway, apparently Kate's wardrobe is getting a couture kick and longer hemlines, per the queen's request. Oh my!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pops of Color

{Gap tee (similar), J.Crew skirt, Liz Claiborne bag, Sofft wedges (in patent leather), Jones New York sunglasses}

This is basically my weekend uniform. A skirt, a striped tee, and a great bag. I've been trying to incorporate more color into my wardrobe and I think it's working! M number one tip would be to choose two colors that really work well together and then add the neutrals. And viola!