thought it provided a great example of a short list of items you should own as you
build a complete & versatile closet. Quite a few of you have
commented recently about wanting to create a capsule wardrobe and I personally
think all of these pieces would be great to include. There are a few
items I would add to this list like a printed flowy dress for spring & summer, a classic leather watch and one or two solid camisoles for layering. (one of my favorite essentials pictured
above: J. Crew Striped Sweater)
of my job is getting to test makeup & skincare samples that are sent to me.
It’s pretty rare that I love the products enough to
include them permanently in my regular routine…but this CC
cream & under-eye
concealer completely blew me away. After one
day of wearing them, I instantly switched from the foundation I was previously using & I’ve been exclusively wearing these ever since. I would
say it’s more of a medium coverage, but it goes on so smooth and keeps my skin dewy
throughout the day. I can’t say enough good things about this concealer,
which was a game-changer for my dark circles. It comes out of the tube a
little tacky, but the warmth of your fingers will soften it up and make it
easier to apply. To set the concealer, I use this
brightening powder, which I can’t live without! Note: I wear Light in both the CC Cream & concealer.
this trend at first because it reminded me too much of an awkward phase I went
through in the 90’s. But, after seeing the modern interpretation of
chokers, I’m starting to come around and am now thinking about embracing this
trend for spring. I particularly love the idea of these tied string
versions, which is a super-simple DIY that I plan on recreating. But I
also just ordered this dainty one, which will be an easy everyday option
& will also work well layered with some of my longer necklaces.
indulging in a few too many paleo baked goods over the last few months because
when I pulled my spring clothes out of storage, everything was a little bit
snug on me. So, to get back on track, I’m starting Whole30 today and I
also plan on being more dedicated to hitting the gym every day. This
recipe for Mango Chicken with Coconut Cauliflower
Rice is at the top of my list for this week’s menu – the mix of
flavors is so delicious and it makes enough to have for leftovers the next day.
If any of you have done Whole30 before & have recipes that you swear
by, I’d love to hear about them, so please share in the comments below!
make a trip to the mall to pick up a few spring clothes for my kids, who are
both suddenly growing like weeds! As I was leaving, I decided to pop
into Banana Republic to check out their new arrivals.
Even though I was on my spending freeze at the time & just browsing,
I knew that the Friends & Family sale was coming up so I wanted to scope
out a few pieces ahead of time. This suede bag instantly caught my eye &
it’s even more gorgeous in person, plus it’s the ideal smaller size that
I’ve been favoring lately. I’m also loving this striped sweater & this scalloped dress. For those who are interested, the Friends & Family sale
runs March 10th-13th and you can get 50% off 5 regular-priced items in stores
& online (some exclusions apply).