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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striped shirt/white dress/polka dot scarf/striped hat/red sunglasses/red lipstick/striped dress

Happy 4th of July!

Whether you are heading to a bbq, spending the day at the beach or partying it up with friends/family, these are all quick ways to take items you probably already own and turn them into fun and patriotic outfits to celebrate. The idea of buying an american flag dress for the 4th is really cute, but what are the odds that you’ll wear it again? Probably not. Thomas and I are heading down south to San Diego to spend some time with my best girlfriends and I’m brining about 5 striped shirts and just about every white dress I own. (yes, I always overpack) I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday!


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