Friday, April 3, 2020

beauty: early 2020 favorites.

I realized it's been a loooong time since I've done a roundup of my favorite beauty products, so here 'tis! All of these are cruelty-free and reasonably priced.

I absolutely love this serum—it smells great, it's not fussy, and I think it's actually made a difference on my skin. I apply it every morning after I wash my face and before I put on moisturizer. 

This has a great combination of ingredients and is a good evening application, pre-moisturizer.

I received this as part of a gift set from my cousin, and having never tried anything from Farmacy before, I was blown away. This is now the only makeup remover I use—I stopped buying Burt's Bees remover wipes (for a few reasons: not super effective, creates waste, and Burt's Bees is now in a cruelty-free gray area) and moved completely to this. It's effective, easy to use, and you don't need to use a ton of it.

On the days I remember/have time to put on highlighter, this is my go-to. It's not overkill and it goes with any look (even if it's just black eyeliner and foundation!). Just a quick swipe with a brush on both cheekbones and you're good to go.

What are your favorite beauty products lately?

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Monday, March 30, 2020

fox skirt.

Hello friends—everyone still hanging in there?

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What I'm wearing:
Sweater: Madewell
Skirt: ModCloth [link]
Tights: Target
Shoes: Dr. Scholl's via DSW
Necklace: Kate Koel

This outfit has become one of my favorites of my recent work outfits. This sweater was a bit of an impulse purchase and I'm so glad I got it because everything about it is perfect for me—the color, the sleeves, the fabric. 

This skirt was the first thing I'd ordered from ModCloth in a while (I still have iffy feelings about them being owned by Walmart), and it was a bit of a splurge, but this is such a fun skirt to wear. 

I've had this Kate Koel necklace in heavy rotation since I bought it last summer at Unique Markets, but it's the perfect amount of sparkle for an outfit like this. Kate has some amazing designs—this one is from her galaxy collection, and it's made of crushed Swarovski crystals, how cool is that?!

Stay safe & healthy, everyone. And let me know if you spotted this post's special guest 👀

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

little details.

So, how's everyone doing? I hope everyone's doing okay with social distancing/quaratine/isolation/staying at home!

Here's an outfit I wore to work back when things were normal.

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: Loft, thrifted
Blouse: H&M
Sweater: Old Navy
Tights: Nordstrom (I think)
Shoes: Dr. Scholl's via DSW
Collar pins: Dapper & Swag
Belt: Ebay, old

One thing I do like about the cooler temperatures is being able to play with layering. And yes, I have fixed the Porg illustration in the background since taking these—I didn't notice how crooked it was, haha!

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Friday, March 20, 2020

attempting normalcy.

Well, things have changed a lot since my last post. COVID-19 is officially a pandemic, and thankfully I'm fortunate enough to be able to work from home, so I'm doing my part and staying home (except for brief, infrequent trips to the grocery store). Since I'm working from home, I'm going to endeavor to get dressed every day, and blog about those outfits. I even finally did a little makeup tutorial and review that I'll be posting soon!

I still have a bit of a backlog of old outfits to get through on here, but even the outfits I don't blog about usually end up on my Instagram.

Photos by my husband.

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What I'm wearing:
Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Loft outlet
Tights: Target
Boots: Amazon
Bag: Madewell [link, currently on sale]
Necklace: Diament Jewelry

If you have a friend or relative you'd like to send a hand-picked care package to, Diament Jewelry is doing themed and custom Coronavirus care packages (scroll down on their homepage)! This is such a cute idea, and a great way to brighten someone's day from afar.

Stay home, stay safe, stay sane.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

hello stranger.

Well, I think six months of radio silence is a new record for this blog. My excuses are the same as always, but so far in 2020 I've been focused on settling into my new job! Thankfully my new commute is much easier and allows me time to take outfit photos, so I actually have some new material to post (and some oldies from September 2019 that I never even edited until about a week ago).

Let's get back on schedule, shall we?

Photos by my husband.

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: J. Crew Factory
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory
Shoes: Rifle Paper Co x Keds
Necklace: gift
Earrings: Kate Spade, gift
Ring: vintage

This was just a comfy weekend outfit for errands—both of these J. Crew Factory items are very comfy, and this chambray dress is just what I had been looking for for months. 

I've bought a fair amount of new things since my last posts, so I may need to do a roundup! I may have gotten #1 from this list, though, and I'm quite happy with my purchase!

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