Morning Picks: Back To S C H O O L

August 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

back to school picks

True confession: I love back to school shopping.  Office supplies make me giddy because I’m kind of Type A and very into paper goods (and planners). A new school year is like a new year, so there’s a chance to catch your breath and shift your goals and buy new glasses or shoes or pencils for the sake of education. Huzzah!  « Read the rest of this entry »

Morning DIY: Pom Pom Sandals

July 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Good Things: Summer B E A U T Y

July 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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It’s hot outside and you’re glowing! Congrats. Here are several suggestions for keeping your morning shimmer game strong.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Good Things for The F O U R T H

June 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

The 4th of July is only one week away! Here are my red, white, and blue favorites:

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10 Good Things for S U M M E R

June 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Today officially marks the first day of summer! June has felt like the watermelon emoji brought to life. I’ve been living in my swimsuit and feeling bursts of inspiration and motivation brought on by sunshine and working remotely.  (Pool for coffee break= yes yes yes!)

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  1. A pair of good slides like these Carrie Forbes- mustard sandals. 2. Palomarie- Sombra Choker. 3. Muzungu Sisters – Fique Mochilla pompom bag. 4. Shaina Mote- Putty Flor Top. 5. everyday bobbies in rose gold. 6. Ann Mashburn- bluma project shiloh earrings. 7. Hornvarefabrikken- large horn handled comb. 8. Glossier- balm dotcom in coconut (& cherry, mint, rose!). 9. Merona- striped draped one piece. 10. Halex-  four player croquet set.


Spring Blues

April 11, 2016 § 2 Comments

Here is a Spring wishlist featuring my new affinity towards a dusty, pale blue.  There’s something so calming and classic about it.  Don’t you agree? Happy Spring!1.
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Morning Routine ft. Glossier

October 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

My morning routine is wake up, do face, drink coffee.

It’s not complicated. The face part is less complicated than the coffee part. Getting ready for the day is crazy easy because I use the Glossier trio which takes about twenty seconds.


Some time ago, I found a bizarre Chicago Tribune article from the ’50’s where Lillian Gish, silent film star extraordinare, described her beauty routine. It included ideas like a “Beer Cure” diet to gain weight that I completely disregarded. It also mentioned Gish uses almond oil regularly before bed– something she learned from her mother. The image stuck with me.

Flash forward to learning about Emily Weiss’s initiative to found Glossier (A year ago!) out of her beauty obsession. I met Weiss in L.A. during their Santa Monica pop-up shop. She was a joy and a pleasure and the coolest of the cool.  She told me moisturizing was the most important part of a skincare routine. I left with the entire line of products and, have since, never gone a day without them.

Whenever I use Glossier’s Moon Mask, I wonder What is in this Witchcraft? It’s like a cozy blanket for my face. What’s in it is a lot of goodness, but the first main ingredient is almond oil. My beauty destiny has come full circle! Kind of an irrational though as almond oil is in all sorts of skincare products… but still.. The Moon Mask makes me feel like I could, if I felt like it, conquer the silver screen.

And here is where I realize I’ve written an entire post about my morning routine on the face mask I use each night. What? Oops? But f’real, it is the product I’d recomend most from the list of my favorites below. They’re amazing. Buy them all so you can be just like me! Jk. But if you’re looking for change, this list is a good place to start.

Items I Don’t Want To Live Without

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