Monthly Archives: January 2018
From Loungewear to Happy Hour
| OUTFIT DETAILS
Bateau Neck Tunic Sweater | White Skinny Jeans | Nude Heels | Tory Burch Tote | Coin Pendant Necklace | White Earrings | Nails: Butter London Earl Gray
Hello Ladies and Happy Friday!! When you find a sweater that you can pull off as both loungewear and a cozy tunic to wear to happy hour or brunch, you have to buy it. Am I right?!?!
I ordered this tunic sweater in a small, and it runs a little big. The neckline should not be so open based on the picture, but I really liked the oversized look of it as a one shoulder top. If you want it to look less oversized, I would go down a size. For loungewear, I would pair this with my lace bralette and leggings. It makes for an easy change into your happy hour or brunch attire by adding skinny jeans and heels.
Also, the color I have is olive grove. It’s like an olive/gray mixture. The olive doesn’t really come across in these pics as much as it does in person.
Ya’ll have a great weekend!!
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Statement Sleeve Sweater & LINK UP
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Blouson Sleeve Sweater | Gray Jeans | Suede Boots | Black Crossbody Bag | c/o Tassel Earrings | Pendant Necklace | Silver Bangle | Nails: Butter London Earl Gray
Hello Ladies!! I’m so in love with the sleeves on this sweater. It’s a good subtle statement sleeve sweater, if you are not into the over the top version of this trend. It’s just enough poof in the sleeve to add a hint of drama. Plus, it’s still warm and cozy.
Also, I finally pulled the trigger on these tassel earrings. I have been admiring them for awhile and fell head over heels in love with this teal green shade. They are lightweight too. A little storage tip – wrap the tassel portion in tissue paper to help keep the fringe pretty and in place.
Ya’ll be sure to scroll down for today’s Style File Link Up! I can’t wait to see what outfits you will be sharing. Thanks for stopping by today!
Nighttime Skincare Routine
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c/o Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Balm | Kiehls Face Wash | c/o Cosmedix Glow Mask | Tula Resurfacing Gel | c/o It Cosmetics Bye Bye Underye | c/o It Cosmetics Secret Sauce | Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate | Rodan & Fields Lash Boost
Happy Friday!! It’s been a hot minute since I shared a beauty post with you. I tried out lots of new products the second half of the year, so get ready for a few more beauty posts over the next few months. I have been really proud of my current nighttime skincare routine. My skin looks amazing! Less breakouts and redness, fine lines reduced, and just a healthy glow. With our winter finally here, I’m getting ready to change out a few products to combat the dryness I always deal with during winter. But first, I wanted to share my current routine with you. This list is in order of how I use the products.
PRE-CLEANSE BALM – I am a big fan of double washing my face. The first time to remove makeup, and the second to really deep clean your skin. For a long time, I used face wipes which worked great but I always felt like it wasn’t the most environmentally friendly option throwing away a wipe everyday. I was sent this pre-cleanse balm and mitt and loved that I wasn’t throwing wipes out everyday. I apply a bit of the balm on the mitt, dab on my face, and swirl around to remove makeup. I use this on my face dry, then apply a little water to the mitt and swirl more. Once done, I rinse off.
FACE WASH – Second face cleansing step is a a basic wash with Kiehl’s cleanser. I have been using this face wash for over a year. I love that my face never feels dry after I use it.
FACE MASK – I don’t do a mask every night, usually a couple times a week. I’m obsessed with this brightening mask. It makes my skin feel baby smooth after I use it.
RESURFACING GEL – A new addition to my routine is a toner. I’m always playing with new beauty products which can sometimes cause extra breakouts. I did some research and decided to try out a toner to help balance my pH levels in my skin. This one has been perfect and I have seen a noticeable decrease in breakouts.
EYE CREAM – I apply this product next under my eyes. This eye cream is great for reducing dark circles and puffiness under your eyes, but I don’t think it does anything for fine lines. I still use it because I love how well it lightens my under eye circles.
FACE MOISTURIZER – The first It Cosmetics face moisturizer I used was not good. It did nothing for my skin at all. I stopped using it after a month or two. When this product arrived to test, I was a little hesitant because of how poorly my skin responded to the first one. BUT, this one had completely different results! It hydrates my skin and has helped reduce redness and wrinkles. A definite upgrade from the other one I tried out.
MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE – 2-3 nights a week, I forgo my face moisturizer for oil. I have bragged about this oil before. I originally thought it might be breaking me out, but I continued using it and the problem went away. My skin always looks fabulous the morning after I use this oil.
LASH BOOST – Before I hop into bed, I apply my lash boost to my top liner line of my eyelid. Ya’ll this stuff is legit! My lashes look AMAZING! The first few weeks I used it I gained length, and then about a month in I started noticing more volume. I try to use this product every night, but every now and again I forget. I have had the same tube for about 6 months.
Sounds long, but my routine typically takes less than 10 minutes, 20 if I do a mask. Thanks for sticking around for this longer post, and ya’ll have a great weekend!
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Instagram Roundup & Link Up
Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the end of 2017 and the start of a brand new year. I wanted to start the year sharing a few of my favorite Instagram outfits from November and December. I have lots of work outfit inspiration and a few casual outfits too.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Style File Link Up at the bottom of the post. I hope ya’ll have a great first week of 2018, and thanks for stopping by!
Olive Suede Skirt | Black Boots | Tory Burch Bag
Burgundy Cardigan | Navy Sweater | Corduroy Skirt | c/o Long Necklace
Black Sweater | Similar Skirt | Black Boots | Coin Pendant Necklace
Navy Lace Top | Similar Burgundy Pants | Nude Heels | Tory Burch Bag
Striped Turtleneck | Blue Skirt | Gray Flats | Tory Burch Bag | c/o Gold Earrings
Sweater | Similar Brown Pants | Tory Burch Bag | c/o Necklace | Similar Bangle
Navy Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | Similar Boots | Black Crossbody Bag | c/o Plum Earrings | Similar Bangle
Similar Black Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | Leopard Flats | c/o Necklace | c/o Pink Earrings
Green Pullover | Cuffed Jeans | Peep Toe Booties | c/o Necklace