Alas, it’s time to talk about sunscreen!Continue reading “Sunscreen, a daily habit.”
Shifting gears from my usual outfit posts today. This week, I had an unusual amount of empties all at once. I always like reading these types of posts, so thought I’d share some of mine too. There are a few things I’ll re-purchase and a few things I’m never going back to. Continue reading “Empties!”
This is what I wore to work today. Continue reading “outfit: puffer’s back (+ skincare updates)”
2017 flew by, didn’t it? Actually for me, I’m grateful to say that this year felt a little bit slower than previous years.
I keep a bookmarks folder in my google chrome with random links I stumble across that I want to share with you guys and whenever I reach at least 3 links, I’ll put out a post like this one.
This year I missed out on the MOMA Is Fashion Modern? show, but probably better is this video tour of the exhibit by MOMA’s curator Paola Antonelli here. You must also check out all the videos in MOMA’s series Fashion as Design, here. The video on Levi’s vintage denim and on the lifecycle of clothes were my favorites.
I’ve been interested in learning more about skincare ingredients lately and found a youtube channel by dermatologist Dr. Dray. I especially like this video where she kind of goes undercover into CVS and teaches you how to shop smart for skincare products. In addition to sunscreen, she’s a big proponent of niacinamide and ceramides, but feels topical vitamin C is probably not worth the hype.
And finally you all know how much I’ve been obsessing over the HOPP studio shoes ever since I heard about them a few months ago. After agonizing over if and what I should buy, I went with the super practical essential oxfords in black nubuck (pictured above). There’s an executive level professional at my job who wears a pair of HOPP shoes at work. When I look at her, I think “modern power woman”. This marketing video / testimonial about the essential oxfords sealed the deal for me:
I agree with what she says about the “sexy” look as feeling very cheesy. It’s so refreshing to hear this!
In addition to the HOPP shoes, I added a few more things to my wardrobe: the carpenter pants by Black Crane and a pair of Lemaire twisted pants. Right out of the box I fell in love with them but they are getting tailored right now so I won’t be able to post a proper review until after Wednesday. I also bought a lounge bra from ThirdLoveto wear around the house and for low impact work outs. My Patagonia heavy duty sports bra is a bit too constricting (great for running) but as my dermatologist friend Joy (hi Joy!) confirmed, it was making my chest break out with folliculitis from all the compression and sweat build up. A while back I ordered the Elizabeth Suzann Harper tunic but it’s taken ES a long time to make it, but that’s OK. According to ES, all the employees got 10 paid days off this week (and that’s good!), so the Harper will have to wait til 2018. Looking forward to it so much! I’d been stalking that piece for over a year already!
This New Year’s Eve we’ve decided to stay cozy at home. Going out for NYE in NYC is always such a hassle and disappointment. Today I’ve been busy making smoothies, cooking, and will probably split a bottle of wine with the BF later while we watch the ball drop. This year has been a good year for this blog. I’ve been able to post more because I try to stick to writing ‘organically’, in a non-fussy way, about my interests in getting dressed, clothes, design, and other random things. It’s a lot of fun. Please, if you don’t already have a blog, and share similar interests, please create one so I can follow you! 👩🏻💻
Happy New Year! 🥂
The winter has dried out my skin and lips a lot. While at work, I got so desperate for relief, I ended up taking a tube of moisturizer from the supply room at the hospital. Surprisingly, it was hands down one of the most effective moisturizers I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried a lot. The other night, I wondered out loud to the BF why there weren’t more highly effective beauty products without all the gimmicky marketing features that drive up costs but add no real value. Why aren’t there more products like the ones you can find at the hospital? Continue reading “A few links (The Ordinary skincare, Barre3, and a music video).”
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it: I think most beauty routines out in the blogosphere are stupid; most are unnecessarily complicated and offer marginal benefit over simply washing & moisturizing. I have fairly “good” skin, at least I’ve been told I do. Every once in a while, a few blemishes pop up, and you have to be very close in bright light to see any fine lines; it’s no big deal. I’ve tried a lot of beauty products in my life and quit almost all of them, now that I’m older and wiser. Continue reading “my bare bones beauty routine”