streamline your wardrobe
today’s been a pretty slow day for me, so i decided to finally go through all the things in my room at home. it’s been such a long time that i have forgotten what’s been left behind. i took some time to organize my closet and it’s incredible how many things i still have floating around that i refuse to let go of. i think one of the big things i want to accomplish in the...
not sure what’s gotten into me, but i can’t stop obsessing over these masculine-yet-feminine spaces filled with blacks, browns and metals. something about them is just so striking. is it just me, or are my tastes changing? who cares, i’m in love!
since thanksgiving is around the corner, i think it’s finally safe to say i’ve switched over to some of my winter beauty arsenal. if you’re in the market for some winter-friendly products to help combat dryness, these are my favorites. i use them religiously (including the warmer months) and they are especially helpful when the weather cools down.[[MORE]] 1. philosophy’s...
since i only just started this blog a few months ago, i realize that i don’t have much of a personal connection with my readers. admittedly, i am still a bit unsure of the direction i want to go in with the empty apartment, but i do wish i could start showing you some more glimpses of my personal tastes (beauty products, outfits, etc). i think once my workload lightens and i get around to...
ladies (and gents!) listen up: if you haven’t signed up to receive your monthly birchbox yet, you are seriously missing out. i wanted to pass this along to all of you because i think you guys would all really enjoy it. birchbox works a lot like a monthly magazine subscription. however, instead of getting a magazine you get four to five luxury beauty products each month for a flat rate of...
after some discouraging news today, my best friend and i decided to deal with our problems by eating away our feelings over a great dinner at a local restaurant. we started talking and both realized that we never wake up feeling refreshed these days and it really affects our productivity and general mood. therefore, in an effort to be better rested i’ve decided to stick to a strict sleeping...
sorry for the lack of posts lately. i’ve been dealing with a cold and sinus infection all week and can’t seem to recover (but that’s probably because i keep making it worse by not taking any time off to rest). here are some links worth checking out while i’m working on getting better and thinking of interesting things to post about. enjoy![[MORE]] 1. if you’re...
one of my favorite stores has always been and always will be zoë. i dream of the day where i will be rolling in endless amounts of money so i can spend it at their store. they have so many great designers (alexander wang, theory, alice + olivia, yves saint laurent) and have a great selection of shoes, bags and clothes. easy access to such great apparel takes the guess work out of splurging...
good morning, i hope you all had a great weekend! lots of relaxing and studying on my end with a few fun activities (impromptu after-dinner coffee/dessert date and a movie) thrown in the mix. since i spent most of my time at home, i had some free time to experiment with hairstyles and came across this easy tip i wanted to pass along:[[MORE]] buns are an easy way to hide day-old hair, or even...
clear skin obsessed?
as much as i love makeup and discovering the latest and greatest products, my true obsession is skin care. my interest grew right around the time my skin started to break out unexpectedly. while achieving flawless skin feels impossible most days, i do think that a great complexion is fundamental when it comes to great makeup, as well as feeling confident. my daily breakouts were a kick right to...
giles & brother
i’ve been coveting this bracelet for months now, but have not had the guts to purchase it because i had never actually seen it in person. i was unsure if it was going to work on my petite frame, but when the package came in the mail, i was in for a really nice surprise. it’s an extremely elegant and flattering bracelet more so than a cuff, but it is adjustable to fit your wrist. it...
i don’t typically rave about a lot of beauty products, although i have tried plenty and am rarely impressed. but this product comes highly recommended by not only me, but also the beauty editor of lucky magazine apparently. i had no prior knowledge about this product, and happened to stumble upon it while i was in one of my “sephora holes” as my boyfriend likes to call it. does...
i’ve come to realize that some of the most fashionable women have a uniform. i think if i could live in one outfit for the rest of my life it would be this one - simple, sexy and down to earth but still very chic. although i’d love to tote around my very own celine bag, that’s not a reality at the moment so my j.crew skinny jeans, polo button downs and j.crew canvas bag will...
be still, my heart
i’ve got my eye on this 3.1 phillip lim phyll attache clutch that is currently retailing for $395. isn’t it the coolest?
have any of you lucky ladies had a chance to visit a drybar yet? they’ve opened up in nyc and sf and i’ve been dying to try one out here on the east coast for the longest time. every time i see photos, i get insanely jealous of the quality of blowouts they give. i also love the concept and don’t see why more traditional salons don’t already offer it. amazing blowouts...
rag & bone
this weekend i was fortunate enough to head to georgetown and get some shopping done. my new philosophy is to go into stores without any expectations, and that way all the good deals can find me. i went into the new rag & bone shop and worked my way to the sale rack and found a gorgeous military jacket on sale from $415 to $125 in my size. did i need another jacket? no. was i looking for...
talk about the perfect outfit! now that my summer classes have let out i am beyond excited to get some much needed TLC and shopping into my schedule. there’s something to be said about a great patterned dress and a pair of glamorous sunglasses, and kelly framel of the glamourai got it right. i also love how effortless her hair looks here. envy, much? i think so!
i’ll be moving into my new apartment in less than two weeks and cannot be any more excited! while i’ve been waiting for the big move, i’ve been browsing the internet as much as i can for inspiration for my new space. these are some of my favorite interiors and i can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my own place. they all feel so fresh and clean and i love the...
new york getaway
this weekend i was lucky enough to visit a good friend of mine who is living in new york. it’s been awhile since i’ve visited and the great weather made me anxious to get on a train and go into the city. her super cute apartment was located near soho, so we decided to spend the day shopping. i was incredibly inspired by all the lovely ladies on the streets and the new aritzia...
the statement bag
one of my favorite accessories is a statement bag or clutch. i personally tend to favor structured pieces in neutrals that go with pretty much anything. this time i can’t get my eyes off of colorful bags for the summer (isn’t the color blocking on this oversized clutch gorgeous?). if there’s one thing that is worth the investment, it’s a great handbag. it’s hard to...