Putting on My Face

Everyday makeup
The first time that I ever had my makeup professionally done was in college. I made an appointment with the Bobbi Brown Rep and haven’t looked back since. Often when makeup is professionally done (this was from later experiences) you come out looking like a different person. In my opinion, makeup is intended to enhance your best features, not mask the ones you don’t love. The campaigns that the brand runs really show this and embrace women as different and unique individuals!
With the exception of my mascara (I used BB in the past and love it, but recently tried the L’oreal and thought it was a less expensive alternative), I use all Bobbi Brown products because I feel like they protect my skin. I can say that I’ve tried a lot of other foundations, but they all make me breakout and my skin feels like it is suffocating. In addition to makeup, Bobbi Brown has an awesome skin care line which I can also speak for!
I haven’t tried it yet, but there is a new Skin Serum that has SPF 40 and all sorts of skin benefitting ingredients. It’s in my shopping bag for the summer! Looking forward to giving you feedback on it in the coming months!
*Check out this and other sets on my Polyvore account!

Blooms, Baby, a Blouse and Buckled Shoes

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This shoot was probably my favorite that I’ve posted so far for several reasons. It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for never getting rid of things that are in good condition; the blouse is a perfect example. My mom gave this to me probably seven years ago after she wore it and I have never put it on. Every time I tried to purge, I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it. I love the feminine details of the ruffles and lace; while you can’t see them, the button closure is so unique that it was one more detail that kept me from tossing the shirt. I found the neck line bit revealing for everyday wear, so on the day I planned to wear it to meet Minh for lunch, I sewed an extra button on and what always felt a little over-exposed for everyday became a functional flowing top that was perfect for a warm spring day.

The shoes are another example. I honestly have no clue what decade they are from, based on the Gap label and knowing when they re-branded, they are probably from the early 90’s, but I’m obsessed. They are another item that I snatched from my mom, and boy am I glad.

The last reason I loved this shoot so much is my daughter. As she’s getting older, seeing her discover the world has been so incredible. It’s truly a reminder of appreciating the simple blessings in life, like breeze on your face. Seeing the wonder in her face makes me appreciate the things that so often I take for granted. I think Minh did an incredible job of capturing her amusement as well as the beautiful day that we got to share together.

Here’s to a happy Tuesday, and taking a minute to feel the warm sun on your face.

Knobby Knees on Rainy Days

     

Another rainy day, calls for another way to style your wellies. I always like to wear mine with either shorts or a dress, especially when it’s eighty and raining. 

Pink and green are a classic “preppy” color combination (see the 250 items of Lilly Pulitzer for Target sold out within hours), but I like things a little off. This peachy dress isn’t your typical pink in the watermelon-esque trend, but it’s a new spin on the classic. Finish it off with a hunter or mossy green rather than kelly green and you’ve got a subtle interpretation.

Dress (Piperlime: sadly going out of business at the end of April but everything is on super sale), wellies (Hunter).

Happy Monday