Fun in Flatiron

2.08.2016

{outfit details // coat: J.Crew, tunic: Boden, bag: Chloe, hat: TopShop (similar), boots: Zara (similar)}
{outfit details // coat: J.Crew, tunic: Boden, bag: Chloe, hat: TopShop (similar), boots: Zara (similar)}
Now that I live and work in Brooklyn I sometimes go several days without going into the city. On Friday I ventured into Manhattan with my blogger bae Noelle of Noelle's Favorite Things. We did a little photo shoot in Flatiron before heading to the Manhattan Vintage Show. It was mighty chilly so I bundled up with a turtleneck tunic from Boden, my new cocoon coat from J.Crew and an oversized white beanie. Noelle and I showed up wearing the same knit hat, #twinning! The vintage fair was a blast - I ended up buying two 50's style dresses, a navy blazer from WWII and a pin-up print. Can't wait to show you all my vintage finds. 

Healthy Bare Skin in 2016

2.03.2016

Finding the right skincare has been a life-long struggle for me. As many of you know I went on accutane during college to fight my persistent acne which made groundbreaking changes in my skin. Since then I've still struggled with skin issues from acne relapses to dry patches and this year I made a resolution to find a skincare regime that felt right for me. I was really excited when BareMinerals reached out to me to try their 3-step skincare regimen which focuses heavily on natural ingredients with a variety of textures. I'm going to tell you guys about my revamped routine and the changes I've noticed in my skin since starting a few weeks back. 
My routine: cleanse with Oil Obsessed, replenish with Skinlongevity & hydrate with True Oasis, all c/o BareMinerals. 
Step 1: Oil Cleansing
I first started trying out cleansing oils when I worked at a cosmetics store back in college. At first the idea of putting oil onto my combination skin seemed really scary. But, over the years, I've come to love cleaning oils because they really breakdown makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of it's natural oils. The Oil Obsessed by bareMinerals is my new favorite. It feels so luxurious on my face in the evenings and I can really feel it take off every stitch of makeup. It smells like you're at a spa with the scent of lavender and tangerine. 
Step 2: Serum
After I've gotten all the makeup and dirt off of my skin using the Oil Obsessed, I add a few pumps of the SkinLongevity from bareMinerals. The super lightweight serum helps empower the skin to maintain a vibrancy we all crave. I've noticed a visible change in my skin - it looks more awake and healthy. I highly recommend trying out this serum - it's unlike any I've ever tried. 
Step 3: Hydrate
Once the serum has fully absorbed into my skin I apply a dollop of the bareMinerals True Oasis Gel Cream. I have combination skin that still craves a lot of moisture, especially in the winter so this moisturizer has been amazing. The texture is super lightweight and oil-free. It slides on so easily and really absorbs quickly into my skin. My skin feels soft but not greasy or overpowered by a heavy lotion. 



I honestly feel like my skin hasn't looked this good in quite some time. I can't believe I'm sharing a totally makeup-free photo! This year I've really kept true to creating a healthier lifestyle by eating better, working out three times a week and giving my skin the care it needs. How have you been keeping up your 2016 resolutions?

Scout's Honor

2.01.2016






I always have such mixed feelings about winter but this year I'm embracing it with my whole heart! Last weekend's snowstorm was such a thrill albeit slightly scary at times. I loved playing in the snow with childlike glee. I think the photos say it all! It's warmed up dramatically since these photos were taken but I'm still praying for another snowy Saturday. 

{outfit details: coat: J.Crew, sweater: Boden, skirt: American Apparel, boots: Hunter, hat: J.Crew Factory (similar)}

Valentine's Day Retro

1.28.2016

It's almost that time of year again - Valentine's Day! As someone who loves all things red, polka dot & heart-shaped it's one of my favorite holidays to dress for. This year I partnered with one of my favorite brands, ModCloth, to show you a few of my favorite dresses and homewares for the romantic occasion. I wanted to create a look that was very retro and sweet so I started with an elegant sweeping dress. It's currently sold out, but here are a few of my vintage inspired favorites {1, 2, 3}. To add it the perfect throwback effect I also picked up this adorable rotary-style phone (and yes -it actually works!) For more cute and festive home items, I scooped up this ampersand figurine & set of measuring spoons {currently unavailable but equally as darling spoon here}. I had so much fun shooting this retro look at my friend Noelle's apartment which is part Mad Men part Grandma's cabin and I just love her styling. Shop a few of my Valentine's Day favorites from ModCloth below & see the entire Sweetheart Shop on ModCloth.com


Special thanks to ModCloth & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post and supporting this blog! 

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