December 5, 2013

Blues & Plaid

Zara Coat, Vince Sweater (similar here), Joes Jeans (old, similar style here), Zara Pumps, Reed Krakoff Bag (half off!), Zara Scarf, Ray Ban Aviators

The weather has been extra cold lately, so I’ve been bundling up in my coziest knits and coats. I love Zara’s scarves because they’re oversized- almost like a blanket- and keep you extra warm.  Also, a big thank you to Dry Bar for my fabulous blow out! They just opened in Union Square- perfect for those of you SF ladies who work downtown- and the space is gorgeous. I wish I could have my hair blown out everyday!

Pale blue might be my favorite color for outerwear- I love the icy look of it. Here are a few other favorites of mine…


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December 4, 2013

Faux Fur Jacket

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Faux Fur Jacket, Soft Joie Sweatshirt (also available here), 7FAM Jeans, Chanel Boots (similar here), Preston + Olivia Hat c/o, Saint Laurent Bag

Nothing makes me feel more glamorous than a faux fur jacket. Sometimes I can feel absolutely ridiculous wearing one, but when I put on this Cynthia Vincent one, I loved it. Dressed down in all black and a graphic sweatshirt makes me not feel quite so overdressed.  And I wasn’t joking when I said that all I’ve been wanting to wear is black, black and more black. You can see my other faux fur jacket love here and shop more of my other favorite picks here (I might have already picked up this pink one!)…


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December 3, 2013

Latisse vs. NeuLash

(This photo was taken while I was using Latisse)

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is about my eyelashes. I’ve shared that I have used Latisse in the past and currently use NeuLash, but I haven’t shared my experience with both and which one I prefer. To start off, I have had a wonderful experience with both. I have had no side effects- no my green eyes did not turn brown- and have had pretty much the same results from both serums. But overall, I prefer NeuLash and here’s why:

1. It’s easier to get. The reason I stopped using Latisse was because I was lazy and didn’t want to put in the effort to find a new licensed pharmacist once I moved to SF. For NeuLash, you can buy it online (Nordstrom, Neimans or Bloomingdales) or pick it up in either of those stores. Easy, simple, done.

2. It’s lasted longer. Both serums are approximately the same price (I paid $120 for Latisse and $150 for NeuLash) but NeuLash has lasted me 8 months vs. Latisse would last me about 4 months.

3. It’s a simpler process. I like the design and simplicity of the NeuLash- similar to a mascara tube- and it takes virtually no effort. With Latisse, you have to open a new brush for each eye every time you use it. This can be a hassle with traveling and in my case, I ran out of brushes before I used up all my serum.

I can’t speak for everyone, but my experience with both products was great and I saw amazing results. If you’re really concerned with side effects, I would speak to your doctor about it and maybe do some more research. Everyone reacts differently, so it’s important to get all the information you can.

(This photo was taken while using NeuLash)


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