23 October 2014

Waking Up With Perlier

 Perlier Honey Miel Body Tightening Gel Scrub // Perlier Honey Miel Anti-Aging Body Balm // 
Perlier Honey Miel After-Bath Body Water Spray 

As the weather gets colder, our skin needs some extra love, care, and attention. But in early fall, it's not always easy to determine just when to transition to those heavier moisturizers, body oils, and even butters. The smart answer is to make switch from summer products to more robust products before you think you need to. The second you wake up with scaly, flaking, or itchy skin means that you are primed for breakouts, and already needing to work backwards to regain hydration. 

So what can and should you be doing right now to prep you skin for these beautiful, but sometimes brisk, fall days? 
It's simple. Get to know Perlier...

Italian "naturalness" skincare brand Perlier is steeped in an 80 year old tradition of creating therapeutic products from natural ingredients. Among their many beauty, bath, and body products is the Honey Miel line, a collection of 100% Organic Honey based skin products. Perlier's Miel collection works to instantly soften, brighten, tighten, and moisturize the skin leaving you with a silky skin texture as well as more toned skin. Within the organic honey collection, I have found 3 favorite products that create a quick and easy morning regime that will make you feel like you've stepped out of a 5-star spa treatment each and every morning. Otherwise known as the Holy Honey-Treatment Trinity!

Begin in the shower with a luffa and a healthy dollop of the Body Tightening Gel scrub. Working in circular motions, standing away from the direct stream of the shower, let the gel scrub work into the skin and sit for a few minutes as the natural enzymes of the honey based formula work to eradicate dead skin cells and tighten surface skin. Once out of the shower indulge your newly smooth skin with Perlier's rich Honey Miel Body Balm. Trust me, the texture and smell will intoxicate your senses, so much so that you may have to throw the tub in your purse for midday (or all day) reapplication. I carry it every day now, using it as my go to hand moisturizer. Lastly, you can take a final fragrant spritz of this honey skincare trifecta with you by spraying on the luscious After-Bath Body Water Spray. The  body spray will leave your legs and limbs looking especially shinny and dewy while feeling completely dry, without that messy and annoying oily feeling that tinted gels leave behind. This is a truly special trio of organic skin caring products that I call my skin-savior secret. I couldn't be more excited to share my love of Perlier's products with you all.

Check out all the other amazing collections from Perlier on their site here and thanks so much for reading!

22 October 2014

Concert Break with Peace Love Shea x Steve Madden

Over the Knee 'Ocean' Boots, Peace Love Shea x Steve Madden // Vegan Leather Fringe Tote, Urban Originals, similar from Crazyheart for Free People // YSL Logo T Shirt, La Notte via Aritziasimilar // Leather Shorts, Mono Bsimilar  // Collarless Blazer, Zara, & similar // Shades, Tom Ford // Bracelets, Hermes & Roberto Cavalli

It was all about fun casual concert and country wear this past weekend. My husband and I were able to escape the city Saturday and Sunday to take in a concert, pick pumpkins, and sample some great wines all in the sultry smokey sunshine on Long Island. And when autumn arrives on the North and South shores, I am all about sporting some serious Urban Cowboy Chic! A graphic T, leather short shorts, fringed leather bag, and my favorite statement shoe of the fall, my Ocean Over the Knee boots from Peace Love Shea's brilliant collection for Steve Madden, tells the true style story of who I really am: a girl caught daydreaming somewhere in a Southern California 70s rock ballad, long legs, long locks, and nothing but the heart I wear on my sleeve. Shea Marie of the wonderful fashion blog, Peace Love Shea has created such a shoe collection for Steve Madden that I feel captures this very smart, sultry, savvy yet soulful woman's style, and I couldn't rave about her capsule collection more. And yes, I have admittedly bought up almost every style! Because no matter how far you take the girl out of the city, you can never truly take the city-spirit from the girl... Always keep listening, keep dreaming, keep reaching. May your weekends bring you far off travels, and may your weekdays bring you home to reflect on all those places you'll go...

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21 October 2014

School Days: The Thoroughly Modern Mini with Piperlime

Leather Mini Skirt, BCBG, similar // Embellished Collar Blouse & Crystal Necklace, Ann Taylor // Denim Vest, Levi's via Piperlime // Suede Healed Sandals, Steve Madden via Piperlime // Bangles, Hermes and Elizabeth Cole via Piperlime

Spotted. Today I'm cutting class, rolling up my sleeves, and hitting the streets to bring you this school-girl-gone-rogue fall look. I love leather skirts this fall, and a kilt-inspired leather mini combines the flirtiness of fringed pleat details, while maintaining the tailored structure of a leather skirt that I so love. An embellished collar gives the classic white shirt some intrigue, crystal accessories and classic bangles give this look an Upper East Side Blair Waldorf stamp of approval, while a distressed denim vest adds some edge that is oh so Serena van der Woodsen . I love these suede Steve Madden heals I snatched from the Piperlime 20% off sale which has excitingly been extended through October 22nd! Use code 'ACTFAST' at checkout AND if you share the sale with 5 friends here (as any good Gossip Girl would) you'll receive 25% off your purchase! So share, shop, and save but hurry this offer expires quickly. Check out some of my favorite School Days inspired items bellow, all available for 20% for a limited time on Piperlime:

"Because You Know You Love Me. XOXO"

20 October 2014

Cowl Neck Camel

Camel Cowl Neck Knit Sweater, Zara, similar // Camel Drawstring Trousers, Zara // Necklace, Nicole Romano (Rent this one from RentTheRunway here), similar // Cuffs, ASOS // Skin Pumps, InStyle for NineWest, fall version // Shades, Chilli Beans // Bag, Celine // Lips, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Berry Couture'

Yesterday was a blustery and brrrrr-worthy wakeup call that fall is indeed here! Despite the shocking temps, the cold drop is a welcomed reason to pull out all the comfy cozy cowl neck sweaters I've been buying this season. Oversized knits are truly the best part of the fall/winter wardrobe and here's why: you can of course throw them on with your favorite skinny jeans and shades for automatic go-to weekend wear, but they are surprisingly just as versatile when it comes to work wear as well. For a chilly Monday morning like today, pair glam statement accessories, trousers, pumps and a bright purple lip for a comfort focused yet trend-setting day at the office outfit. But remember that when choosing oversized, chunky, or menswear inspired knits, be sure to balance your top with a slimming and structured pant, ballet flats, or sexy pumps, to avoid appearing larger than you actually are. Because why spend all that time at the barre, on the bike, feeling the burn, if you're not going to show it off a little?

Happy Monday, happy layering, and finally finally happy FALL! Thanks for reading.

18 October 2014

Warm Spells

Dress, Double Zero // Shoes, Stuart Weitzman // Pony Print Purse, Carlos Falchi, similar // Bracelets, John Hardy & Rachel Roy // Shades, Tom Ford // Earrings, Aldo // Lips, Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in "Rosewood Shimmer"

Despite the wild and wet weather this week here in NYC, we were blessed with an single Indian Summer evening for which I couldn't help make the most of for a date night with my husband. I have a large collection of cream white and ivory resort dresses in my wardrobe that make for easy packing for a weekend away, and no-brainer go to's for warm weather lunches or dinner. I spend a lot of time in Florida throughout the year, and always spend the holidays there with family where the off white dress is season after season my must have go to. I found this particular one on Double Zero, a great little site for fun an fabulous pieces, that I highly recommend you check out! With an off-white silhouette, I can accessorize to my hearts content- around Thanksgiving and into the holidays I'll play with shimmering silver pieces, metallic flats, a sequined jacket, black patent pumps a black textured blazer, a beaded belt, a suede bolero, or even a light fur capulet for Christmas Eve. To keep it light, bright, soft, and romantic I tend to opt for metallic silver toes, sparkling earrings, and my favorite every-season party shoe by Stuart Weitzman. The pop of a printed clutch seems to add just enough fall-focused-fashion, allowing me to narrowly get away with sporting a summer look before this brief warm spell is broken...


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