Monday, January 11, 2016

Currently Loving...

Off-the-shoulder tops: Structured Bardot Top
Oversized sunglasses: Calvi Ombre Angular Cateye Sunglasses 
Open-toed booties: Gayle Shootie 
T-Shirt dresses: Senga Cotton T-Shirt Dress 
Draped blouses: Draped Surplice Silk Blouse 

Happy 2016! It is crazy how fast 2015 seemed to fly by. I'm currently loving simple but sophisticated items for January. All these pieces are perfect for layering but equally as cute if worn on their own. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Guys, it is cold outside! I woke up to weather in the teens almost every morning this week. My lips are constantly chapped and my skin is so dehydrated. I'm counting down the hours to our next family vacation in a warm climate. For the next two months though however I'll have to make do with self tanner and intense moisturizer.

Picture via Gal Meets Glam  

A Blue Mercury store recently opened a couple miles from my house. Did you know Blue Mercury is a high-end skincare lovers paradise? Rows of Laura Mercier, La Mer, Clinique, Yves Saint Laurent and more... Other than Elemis products, they sell just about everything else you would ever need.

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Colors

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. It is even harder to believe that I will be graduating in 2016. (!!!)  Where has the time gone? 

For the first time ever Pantone has named two colors for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. 

Think Pink: 


Pictures via Pinterest 

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Créme / T3 SinglePass 2 Straightening & Styling Iron
Pink Ombré Long Tassel Earrings / Henri Bendel Olivia Round Sunglasses


Pictures via Pinterest 

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Holiday Travel Survival Guide

With the holidays in full swing, so are the travel plans. Whether you're traveling back home for the holidays, or family is traveling to you, I wish you a very merry Christmas and safe travels! With the chaos of traveling along side hundreds of people, here is my holiday travel survival guide.  

Up, up and away 

Scenario: A 6+ hour long flight home for the holidays. Possibly this is an overnight flight and wearing make-up is a big no-no. One options is removing makeup with a wipe mid-flight and then reapplying upon landing. However, that sounds like such a hassle and your skin will not reward you kindly.  

#1 Don't forget the mini bottles of hand sanitizer... Bath & Body Works

MoisturizeOlio Lusso Face Oil 
Product recommended by model Karmen Pedaru. 

Oversized Perfection: 50mm Retro Sunglasses 

Pack an empty water bottle, and fill it up after security before boarding your flight. 

The Road Trip

Scenario: All the suitcases are loaded up in the car ready to travel to your desired destination. You trade off driving with your husband/boyfriend/family member, whom ever, and take a well deserved cat nap. Upon waking up you realized you have a TERRIBLE case of car hair. (If you have curly hair like me, you definitely know what I'm talking about!) 


Destination cold weather: BP. Floppy Brim Fedora 

Sunday, November 29, 2015


From reading my blog, you've probably already learned this, but I HATE the cold weather. I hate chapped lips, cold fingers and toes, and dry skin. So when my mom asked where I wanted to go for Thanksgiving my answer was simply, "anywhere warm." I was not made for the cold weather!

So, the end destination? The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami

Our little friend wanted to share the sunshine with us poolside. 

"Brother sister bonding or organized chaos? You decide." 

Beach cover-up: Francesca's
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Tanning lotion: Island Company
Bikini: +Victoria's Secret 

Ok, moment of full disclosure, the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is the source of 99% of my summer tan. The sun greets me in the form of a sunburn rather than a tan. This tanning oil from the +Island Company, however is a game changer. The Islander Dark Tanning Oil with spf 6 is a triple threat. Not only does it deliver results quickly, but it also smells like piña colada while simultaneously moisturizing your skin with beneficial ingredients like cocoa butter, aloe vera, vitamin a, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Not completely sold yet? Keep reading... I also get bad eczema due to the cold weather, and this product help soothe my irritated skin after the first use. 

What are your favorite tanning products? 

We joined friends for lunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio

Mom and I enjoying the beautiful water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. 

Tunic: J. Crew
White Jeans: HUE
Sandals: Steve Madden

We decided to soak up the last few hours of sunshine at Miami beach before heading to the airport. 

Until next time! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Beauty: Transform Your Skin

As the cold weather begins to roll in, its time to update your beauty routine. Here are the best products (in my opinion) to help "put your best face forward."

Frank Body is a new obsession of mine. Shop all their products here:
This is a product I hope to try in the future. I've heard and read great reviews. 
The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder honestly performs magic tricks. It's a must have beauty product.
 The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes make taking off my makeup after school, and before my workout, a cinch. 
This is the best mineral-rich water mist for softening and relieving sensitive skin on the market.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream is a "lightweight gel-cream that instantly quenches and continuously hydrates skin."
I've been using the LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub for about a year now. "It is a vodka infused cocktail for bright, fresh skin." This product not only removes unwanted dead skin cells, but also hydrates with avocado and coconut. 

What are your favorite beauty products for putting your best face forward? Comment below. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rachel Zoe + UGG

It's no secret, I HATE cold weather. I've never been a big fan of snow and would be perfectly happy living in 80 degree weather year round. However, to my dismay, we can't go straight from fall to spring. 

Fashion stylist turned designer, Rachel Zoe has a trick up her sleeve however to make me hate the cold a little less. She styled six looks for UGG to promote their new fall arrivals. Below are two of my favorite looks I would wear in a heartbeat. 

Featuring the KRISTIN WEDGE

Featuring the MICHELLE

Shop my favorite UGG footwear below: