As 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 creamsare 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
As we’re getting ready to start the process of building/remodeling, my closeted interior design side starts going into overdrive. There’s a lot of excitement living inside me right now, but I’d be lying if I told you my anxiety hasn’t kicked up a bit. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a slow process, so with that, enjoying the journey is my goal. Many changes have taken place since the beginning of the year and it looks like I’ll be living in a state a flux for a time to come. In the meantime, studying interiors and architecture will be my obsession. Who knows…Show and Tell Me Design could be brewing for the future. 😉 Happy Hump Day! xoxo
Black accents with brass fixtures are everything to me right now.
For 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
It was once thought that you could spot an american tourist by their white sneakers. Today, that belief is obsolete. From Europe to the America’s, white sneakers are a full blown fashion statement. Stan Smith and shell toe Adidas have been seen on everyone from fashion editors to royalty, but now the big fashion houses Givenchy, Isabel Marantand even Alexander McQueen want in on the action. My suggestion, don’t run out and spend $800 on a white sneaker, you’re right in the mix with a $75 classic. xoxo
When you look in my closet there is very little color. Black, navy, grey and camel is pretty much it. Although color is important in the big scheme of things, I don’t see myself moving away from the neutral world. Different seasons bring on the “it” trends of the moment, but the neutrals keep on a keeping. Dressed up or down, they continue to be classic, chic and edgy all in one. I can write a whole thesis on what color does to our psyche, lol, but I think I’ll just continue living in my grey area. xoxo
When traveling to other countries I get so excited, not only to explore their history and culture, but also to scour their fashions and textiles. More often then not I leave disappointed in not being able to find different pieces that are not available to us here in the U.S. The reality is the world has become small thanks to the internet. There really isn’t a coat, a dress, a pair of shoes or handbag that can’t be located by a push of a button. So the question is, how do you find different and unique pieces that maybe aren’t seen in every blog, magazine or department store?
For me the answer is vintage. Sure fashion insiders have become savvy to vintage finds, and what used to be an untouched market, has become an over saturated, vendor heavy industry. But, as history has always proven…it does repeat itself. And with that, my newest obsession are vintage levis.
Their resurrection has been creeping steadily, just by looking on instagram there’s a plethora of cutoffs. But now the 90’s staple is making it’s way back in their full length with the latest Manolo’s. Come spring, denim houses will be clamoring to make their version of an old pair of levis. Happy Holidays! xoxo
I got into blogging as a “dare” from my husband. Looking for something different to do, he suggested that I start a blog and put to paper all the style advice and shopping do’s and don’ts I did for so many of my friends. I can’t say I thought “what a great idea” when he suggested it, but in the end I’m happy that I did and I’m looking forward to the changes my site will heed.
With that said Instagram has become such a huge venue to showcase fashion, style and living, that the lines become blurred with blogging about what I find beautiful and/or photographing my personal style and life as I see it. Sometimes it’s just so much more fun (and inspirational) to take a corky picture of my dog than it is to write again about another fashion trend that has been recycled. Either way the fact still remains that I love fashion and style, and more and more interior design, that’ll I’ll keep doing what I’m doing for the sheer love of it. So come with me on my journery, follow Show and Tell Me on Instagram and lets keep redefining our style. Have a great Sunday! xoxo