Lace Up!

tumblr_lva4mfPD7t1qbvm7do1_500Lately I’ve been all about lace. Being that I’m not a girlie girl, lace has never really called my name. But as of recently, and coming from a place of juxtaposition, I’m loving lace with old vintage levis, of course the standard leather pants and maybe even a pair of distressed cords. Lace has changed it’s stripes a bit. I’m not so sure it’s the “good girl” anymore. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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No Make-Up, Make-Up

096c242934c580060dc99e4c2b2b5ca5As we’re heading into summer there are many changes that take place. Our pace slows a bit, closets get a re-vamp and beauty regimens are tweaked to accommodate oilier skin and frizzy hair. With the higher temps, make up tends to melt and become cumbersome, so the no make up, make up not only is ideal but almost necessary to not end up looking like a pancake face.

Trying to keep our skin clear of blemishes and controlling the oil is usually the goal. Finding an oil free cleanser and exfoliating at least twice a week is key. Once we find a cleansing programing that works, we want to enhance our complexion with a minimal amount of product. BB creams are the best choice over any heavy foundation. They even out complexions and add a healthful glow that works well when we’re carrying around a bit more sun. Finishing the look with mascara, a creme blush, and lip balm will enhance our natural beauty and carry us through august. Have a great week! xoxo

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Fire it Up

balenciagaFor the last couple of seasons long, pointed, dragon like nails have been the shape of the moment. I personally cannot go there, not only because the safety of my child comes first, but being able to wipe my butt is important to me! Ridiculous trends come and go and I’m happy to see this one go. It looks like the more understated square/round shape is making it’s way back. Although I’m not sure it ever left, as you can never go wrong with a clean, classic line.

Whether you tend to keep your manicure neutral or like to add some color, my eye at the moment is loving a bright candy apple red. Polishes have gone under a big transformation in the last decade. Taking out formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals has been a priority.

RGB nail care has done just that in eliminating 5 toxins. No formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No camphor and No formaldehyde resin. They even go a step further by being vegan, cruelty free, gluten free and responsibly made in the U.S.A. Not only have they made their brand appealing to a thoughtful consumer, they also make a killer red. Check it out. Happy Hump Day! xoxo

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Bangin…

Freja-Beha-Erichsen-by-Terry-Richardson-05Every year spring marks a rebirth, new beginnings. I start getting a bit neurotic with cleaning, donating, looking for new must have items and an overall look change. I normally am not a drastic jump before I look kinda girl, but I do like to shake it up every once in a while.

Lately, hair bangs have been my newest obsession. Especially worn with loose curls and a choppy layer, bangs can add edge to a good girl look. I will forever be that 70’s hair, long and parted down the middle groupie, but I just may be looking for a little more fringe in my life. Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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New Year, New You

e385185d93523e547a3e6d46f3b0623eSo, here we are 2015.  The first page of a 365 page journey.  How will you make your year different/better!?  I personally look forward to living a life of more internal freedom and clarity, with my feet firmly grounded beneath me.  A conscious and daily practice to know and understand what’s truly important, and grateful for every moment life offers.

With that said, my love for fashion, style, interiors and beauty continues to grow, and where this journey takes me is still unclear.  I will continue to write my blog and enjoy every part of it’s creative process.  I look forward to pealing back layers and keep striving to live an authentic, complete life.  With my husband and my little boy by my side, my journey will be full of love and excitement.  And for that I am truly grateful.  I wish the best for you and yours in 2015.  I hope for all your dreams to come true, and that you may walk with love and peace in your heart.  xoxo

Monday Muse

caroline-de-maigret-4When it comes to style I definitely believe that less is more.  Too much of anything, for me, is gaudy, overdone and overall unattractive.  Parisienne women have this concept down to a science.  Make-up is natural, hair is effortlessly tousled and plastic surgery is almost non existent.

There’s no better example of this than model/music producer Caroline de Maigret.  Her beauty is unconventional but classically beautiful.  I read an article recently and something she said lit up my lightbulb.   “It’s fun when people go eccentric.”–Caroline de Maigret.  That was in regards to other cultures, as we age, wearing to much make up and to much plastic surgery to cover up our years lived.  I found that statement inspiring.  How much more fun is it going down the eccentric route rather than the Joan Rivers route.  No disrespect Joan Rivers, I think I’ll chose to look a bit corky and softly lived rather than perfect.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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Being Blunt

tousled-mid-length-haircut-one-season-hottest-looksA common trend of last nights Golden Globes has to be the blunt cut.  From Reese Witherspoon to Naomi Watts, quite a few celebrities sported their version of a bob.  Long hair has taken center stage for what seems like forever, but lately we’ve seen some daring “chopping” going on.  Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Lawrence and Karlie Kloss just to name a few.  I wouldn’t necessarily call a blunt cut daring, but it’s nice to finally see something other than long and straight.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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