May 10, 2013

Floral Jacket

J. Crew Jacket (currently having extra 30% off all sale), Ralph Lauren Shirt via T.J. Maxx, Current/Elliott Jeans, ShoeMint Wedges, Tory Burch Bag c/o

We ended (well, almost) this week with a Giants game last night and have some fun plans with family this weekend. I’m also heading off to San Diego on Sunday morning to spend some time with my best girlfriends. In the meantime, here are some links to my favorite items around the web…

I stopped by Madewell and got this dress (currently on sale) since I love a good drop waist. Club Monaco has the perfect shorts with a scalloped hem- the white will be great for summer. Saw this polka dot blazer at J.Crew, which I didn’t end up getting but I’m still thinking about! The sweetest floral midi skirt from ASOS and a great price! I haven’t bought anything yet, but I’m really loving Kate Spade’s new Saturday line. How cute is this pouch?

Photography by Kim A. Thomas

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May 9, 2013

Swim Suit Sale

I don’t know about you, but I have yet to get a new swim suit this season. I actually don’t remember the last time I bought a new swim suit. Thomas and I are currently planning our 1 year anniversary trip somewhere tropical, so I really need to freshen up my collection. Shopbop is currently having 20% all swimwear today only (with code: SWIM20), so I figured now is the best time to invest in a few. Although I usually wear a bikini, I love the look of one pieces, so I’m thinking of getting one as well. I love the tiny flamingo print on the Tory Burch one or the flattering belt on this one.

Bikini: 1/2/3/4

One Piece: 1/2/3/4

Cover Up: 1/2/3/4/5

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May 9, 2013

Beauty Update

I absolutely love this Decléor moisturizer. I had been using it for months and my skin never looked better. I ran out and was using something I found at the drugstore, but I could see a drastic difference (not in a good way), so I went back to Nordstrom and bought more of the Decléor. I also just started using NeuLash and I love it! Call me crazy, but I feel like I already see results after a few days. I used Latisse about a year ago and heard great things about NeuLash, so decided to give it a go. It’s definitely pricey, but lasts for months.

In the warmer months, I like to add blush instead of bronzer as my skin is naturally a few shades darker. I’m really loving this liquid Estée Lauder blush (in X-Pose Rose)- I use it with minimal makeup, just moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. For date night, I always use Bare Minerals “Golden Gate”.

I always have to have something on my lips, whether it’s chapstick, lipgloss or lipstick. I’ve been hooked on these Estée Lauder lipglosses in “Poppy Shock” and “Plexi Pink”ever since I got them. They look super pigmented, but they come out very subtle!

Possibly some of my favorite lipsticks to date? Bare Minerals just launched their Moxie line and I love, love, love it! I’ve been wearing “Get Ready” a lot because it’s a great everyday neutral lip color. “Live It Up” is a gorgeous red/orange shade and perfect for summer (I always put some on when I’m heading out for drinks at night) and “Never Say Never” is such a fun pink!

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