July 10, 2013

A Touch Of Sparkle

Shoshanna Dress c/o, Fendi Bag and Scarf, Miu Miu Flats, Michael Kors Watch, Sarah Chloe Bangle via BaubleBar

A tailored sheath dress and flats is always my go-to for a long day of meetings. It always looks polished and professional, but I add small touches (like the sparkle on these flats) for personality. These flats were pretty much my dream shoe: mary-jane stye (love!), flats (practical for SF) and an unexpected sparkle on the heel (done right, too!) My girlfriend said to me “those shoes were made for you” and I had to agree.

Photography by Kim A. Thomas

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July 9, 2013

Barely There Makeup

I think every girl searches for that perfect, barely there makeup look, especially in the summer when we spend most of our time outside. I often go sans makeup throughout the week, but it’s always nice to have a go-to, minimal look that you can throw on in minutes. In order to achieve this dewy-skin appearance, I use three things: Olay Total Effects CC Cream, a swipe of mascara, and a sheer lip gloss. First, I start off with Olay Total Effects CC Cream, which I love because it has so many uses—it’s like a tinted moisturizer, a sunscreen, and a color corrector that leaves your skin feeling fresh and light. I then do one swipe of mascara and add a slightly pigmented lip gloss (pink preferred) to finish it off. This is my husband’s favorite look of mine—honestly, he gives me more compliments when I have little to no makeup on than when I’m completely done up. So instead of trying to cover every blemish, dark circle, and flaw, my resolution this summer is to embrace my natural skin and wear less makeup!

 

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July 8, 2013

Kitty Flats

Pixie Market Shirt, Maje Skirt (old, similar here), Free People Hat (old, similar here), Charlotte Olympia Flats, Coach Bag, Michael Kors Watch

I’m never one to shy away from a little playfulness with my wardrobe. I’ve always been a huge fan of Charlotte Olympia and her over-the-top feminine shoes. Each one is like a piece of art! While I have yet to invest in a pair of her heels, I couldn’t help but fall for the adorableness of the kitty flats. They add the perfect whimsical touch to even the most basic outfits, like jean on jean.

Photography by Kim A. Thomas

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