Fashion Friday: Pretty in Pastel (& How to Wear It)

Pastels are HOT HOT HOT right now and while they are the perfect palette for spring, they can be intimidating to wear.  Without the right style or mixing pastels can go VERY “I’m off to go see the Easter bunny”.  Which is cute when you are 4, not so much when you’re 40.  Darker complexions look radiant in these tones, but paler folks need to make sure they pick the right shades to compliment their coloring and avoid looking washed out.

That said, done right, pastels are uplifting and crisp and a totally beautiful palette to wear.

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Fashion Friday: Floral Frenzy

Florals are ALLLLLLLL the rage right now (I’d say this extends to interiors too, actually!) From Gucci to Gap, floral prints are an essential for spring. (I know, I know–“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.”) Here’s a roundup of some floral items I think are pretty fun and fab. I like my floral prints with a heavy dose of black usually, to keep them from feeling too 80’s Laura Ashley.

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Fashion Friday: Current Fave Beauty Buys

Many of you recently asked about my current favorite beauty products and so I thought I’d share those today. I tend to re-purchase only a few things because I love testing new stuff (especially when it comes to foundation, concealer, blush and mascara!) Here are the best of the best right now:

SHOP:


The deets:

  1. This lipgloss (in Red Currant) is a super sheer red/pink that just makes your lips look healthy and happy.
  2. My most fave concealer right now.
  3. I got a sample of this foundation and really like it- it’s super lightweight but covers a lot and has a matte finish.
  4. I also just finally tossed by drugstore hairdryer in the guest bath and treated myself to the Harry Josh hairdryer and it’s GREAT! Not to mention compact, light and pretty. And 20% off right now!
  5. Chanel makes such nice makeup, and this blush in Rosewood is a fantastic staple that looks fresh and natural.
  6. I’m on my second bottle of this daytime moisturizer– it feels great on my skin and has SPF 30.
  7. My FAAAAAAVE face wash. Also on my second huge bottle. Adore the smell, my skin feels clean but moisturized and it’s all natural.
  8. Another fave Tammy Fender product– this is like a mini-facial. You put it on like a mask and let it sit for 5 minutes and then wash your fact with it (it’s a fine grain scrub). Glowy skin in minutes!
  9. This handwash is luxe but smells so good….
  10. And the hand sanitizer version is insanely yummy. No alcohol smell or dryness. Awesome treat for this terrifying flu season.
  11. Such a great mascara. It keep selling out for a reason. Plus Wander is cruelty free which I love.
  12. I never use eyeliner pencils or markers- only a wet skinny angled brush and Laura Mercier cake liner (14.)  It creates the cleanest line in my opinion.
  13. This milky serum creates such a soft, glossy, frizz-free blowout.

Valentine Day Gifts

Valentines Day snuck up on me this year, and while I never make a big deal about it (much like New Years- #overrated) I do like grabbing some little gifts keeping in the theme my mom used when we were growing up– gifts must be red, pink or heart themed (This does not to apply to jewelry though, because we make the rules) :)  I’ve extended this include gifts of booze because that’s romantic right?

1. (an excuse to buy yet another striped tee) // 2. // 3. // 4. (these are SO good) // 5. // 6. // 7. (choose the heart charm to go inside!) // 8. // 9. (comes with the antiqued trophy vase!)// 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. (my fave pink champagne) // 18. // 19. // 20.

1. // 2. (Andrew wants this) // 3. // 4. (another Andrew fave- and he doesn’t have a sweet tooth!) // 5. (this is HILARIOUS)// 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. (maybe from his little lady?)// 13. (because pizza=love) // 14. // 15. 

Have a great weekend everyone!