An eyelash curler is one of the unsung heroes of your beauty bag. If you’re using a sub par version, you may not even really see a difference. Everything changes though when you come across one that actually works.
The Shiseido curler lifts the whole lash with determination that my last Revlon model could not; it also captures all of my eyelashes from corner to corner which noticeably ups the game. This baby is perfect for a weekend look sans mascara. Or for a regular daily look, I finish things off with Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.
You can shop it here.
What topics would you like me to cover on the next Beauty counter spotlight?
[Outfit Details: Hat: Banana Republic (Sold out online); Sweater: Zara; Coat: Thrifted; Jeans: Madewell; Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: Cuyana]
This weekend I journeyed up to the Hudson Valley in New York. Sometimes you just need to smell some good old country air and listen to some solid Spotify playlists to clear your head.
With the holiday’s fast approaching (sidenote, they’re like here) this felt like one of the last low-key weekends I’d be having for a while. I chose to stick with a pretty dark and rich palate, which I tend to strongly favor in the fall. The turtleneck, skinny jean, and flat ankle boot feels frills free and warm, perfect for an outfit I don’t really want to use any brain power for.
Enter my new favorite hat (by the way, this is a L/XL large for my fellow large headed ladies) and coat and the rest of the day felt entirely before me.
Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving – hug your loved ones tight and tell each and every one how thankful you are.
[Outfit Details: Jacket: J.Crew, Sweater: Banana Republic; Shirt: F21 (old); Jeans: Madewell; Boots: LL Bean]
This fall I made a list. Have a dinner party, check. Pick apples and make glorious things with them, check. Make a shopping list and stick to it, CHECK. At the top of my list was a lightweight jacket that was utilitarian and weather saavy (guys, this jacket is waterproof with a hood).
As always, I fell in love on the J.Crew website. I’ve found that sticking to a plan for my purchases this season has expanded the versatility of my closet even though I’m adding a smaller amount of items. I’m abiding by the mantra of “fewer, better things.”
Are you all sticking to a list this season? Having any luck? Of course there are always a few finds the come your way that are too good to pass up on, but I’m really digging this more intentional approach to building my closet.
[Image via Pinterest]
It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of interesting posts from around the web, but I’ve been quietly collecting some gems which I’m excited to share with you all below!
Churro bites. if anyone knows me they know that this is one of my FAVORITE street desserts, that is surprisingly hard to find.
Lovely LC’s home photos. She may be taking a bit of heat for having “basic” style but I’m loving the mood of her new home.
Lena finally has a book out and everyone is grabbing one. Her ideas on being proud of your own life and yourself are obviously making me want to join suit and get myself a copy.
A man’s take on boyfriend jeans.
Career tips from real women.
Jenna (we LOVE you!) shares how to roll the perfect sleeve.
Dear Denim Lovers (yes it deserves an upper case “D”),
Wanted to share a quick note on a super thoughtful and beneficial program that Madewell is offering through October 6th. Right now if you bring in a pair of old jeans (they don’t even have to be Madewell brand), you’ll receive $20 off your purchase of a new pair on the spot.
This clearly accomplishes two things that you should care about:
1. If you haven’t cleaned out your closet yet (for shame) this gives you a valid reason to retire an old pair and rebuild your wardrobe with something fresh and fitting, mostly because Madewell jeans are awesome.
2. More importantly your old denim will be donated to Blue Jeans Go Green, which creates insulation for new homes being built for those in need.
Please participate if you’ve been wanting to rebulk up your denim wardrobe. I bought this pair earlier, and it feels so good to make some good with a simple pair of jeans. Find out more about the Madewell offer, and Blue Jeans Go Green, and let me know what pair you end up with.
[Outfit Details: Dress: Zara; Necklace: BaubleBar; Shoes: J.Crew]
I would never claim to be a print lover, but there is a small section of my closet completely dedicated to animal prints. I’m not sure what it is that draws me to the leopard, but sometimes you just go with your gut no?
This little dress from Zara is proving to be super functional – wearing it now with bare legs and flats or sandals, but in a few months (dear Jesus, let it be not weeks) I can see this with black tights and booties. Anything that works with both black and brown accessories is a winner in my book. Also shout out to J.Crew for the amazing Kiki flat, I have somehow acquired two pairs in the last month and am super impressed with the heel support and great leather. There are a ton of styles on J.Crew now over on sale as well.
What prints are a staple in your closet? Let me know in the comment box below.