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Monday, April 29, 2019

Comfortable Investments: Designer Shoes


It's no secret that I have an appreciation for designer pieces. But over the years, I've learned how to become more thoughtful and mindful of my purchases, trying to make sure that it's something I'll actually wear, can go with a lot of things in my closet, and most importantly, is comfortable to wear. My younger self was convinced that being a woman, I should wear heels, learn how to walk in them, etc. I got pairs of Christian Louboutin's and as stunning as they were, I hated wearing them. I've sold the three pairs I owned and haven't looked back. 

I can't wear heels (with the exception of a decent-height block heel, the only way I can keep my balance and stand at my dream height of 5'9" lol.) So as I get older and my style gets a bit more polished over time, I'm all about making sure it's comfortable first. With a simpler wardrobe and style like mine, accessories such as bags, shoes, and jewelry are where I can throw in a little extra something something. This spring, I'm lining up my favorites that are perfect for casual days, events, and won't mind walking around in for a while. I'm all about sneakers, mules, slides, and espadrilles.




TOP PHOTO 
Dior D-Dior Technical Mule ($950) / Gucci Princetown Loafer ($695) / Chanel Espadrilles ($725)

BOTTOM PHOTO
Chanel Slingbacks ($875) / Gucci Princetown Loafer ($695) / Chanel Espadrilles - Lambskin ($725)

I have to admit that I do proceed with caution when it comes to the "Designer Shoe" category because when you're spending that much money on something on your feet, you don't want to wear them down. While they are comfortable enough to wear every day, my everyday shoes are still sneakers and if an outfit needs a little extra something-something, that's when I reach for one of these. Hopefully this post provides some insight/help with shopping for shoes that are closet investments. If you have any specific questions with sizing, leave them down below!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sephora Sale


It's that time of the year! I love getting that notification that the Sephora Beauty Insider Event is about to begin. My wallet, not so much. From April 26 until May 6, you can get up to 20% off depending on your tier at Sephora. 

ROUGE MEMBERS: 20% OFF (April 26-May 6)
VIB MEMBERS: 15% OFF (May 2-May 6)
INSIDER MEMBERS: 10% OFF (May 2-May 6)

I've rounded up my favorites and some of the best-sellers below. Even during the sale period, you have up to 60 days to bring back/return a product that doesn't work for you. Ranging from my favorite skincare products that are available at Sephora, to things that I want to try based on reviews and suggestions from friends, my go-to make-up products that I'm always restocking on, and some tools that are definitely worth taking advantage of during the sale, it's all here.

CLEAN BEAUTY (SKINCARE) AT SEPHORA
Kicking things off with the "CLEAN AT SEPHORA" products. I just recently started looking into "clean beauty" more because a lot more people have been talking about it, and to be honest, I'm interested in learning more. I've been checking out what gets that "clean beauty" badge at Sephora and I'm happy to see brands that I've recently gotten to know and incorporate into my routine in this list.

I'm listing some "clean" brands below (not all) and I rounded up what I would recommend checking out as well as a list of products I want to try in this category. I don't have much experience with clean make-up but I may browse the next time I wander into Sephora.

PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS / WHAT I HAVE AT HOME


WHAT I WANT TO TRY




Dr. Roebuck's | Drunk Elephant | Tatcha | Farmacy | Origins | SkinFix | Josie Maran | Glow Recipe
Boscia | Kopari | Ren Skincare | Elemis | Coola | Summer Fridays | Caudalie | Korres
Cover FX | Ilia | Lilah B. | Bite Beauty | Lashfood | RMS Beauty
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The following items don't all fall into the "CLEAN BEAUTY" category.

SKINCARE FAVORITES 


MAKE-UP ROUTINE GO-TO'S


TOOLS + OTHER PRODUCTS


Check out more on Sephora.com

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Zappos x Kenneth Cole

Sponsored by Zappos

Whenever I’m shopping for the new season, I like to keep in mind the classics so that I can wear it with a variety of pieces in my closet. One of my top shoe must haves are a crisp white sneaker, especially for the spring and summer. Whether you’re styling them with jeans, shorts, or even a dress, you can’t go wrong with a clean white leather pair of sneaks. I’ve been styling the Kam sneakers by Kenneth Cole for years and they never disappoint.
With Kenneth Cole available on Zappos, you can style your spring and summer wardrobe without breaking the bank. As NYC still eases into warmer weather, I’m styling my sneakers with black skinny jeans, a white tee, and my go-to trench coat. Be sure to check out the Kenneth Cole selection on Zappos as well as all the other amazing shoes Zappos carries. They’ve got an amazing selection of all your favorite brands, even a few designer names you’d be familiar with as well!

SHOP THE SHOES HERE

Friday, April 12, 2019 New York, NY, USA

Shopbop Sale Picks


Today's the last day! Take 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500 with the code "EVENT19" on Shopbop.com. I've rounded up my favorites on the site that are Spring staples. Happy shopping! (Applies to Full-Price and Sale Price Items but certain restrictions do apply!) This season, I'm all about pretty dresses and sneakers with leather jackets. Skinny jeans with trench coats and a plain white tee. Today's the last day of the sale so take advantage while you can!