Yes, I know I have a problem. Too many polka dots but I absolutely could not pass up these Kate Spade shoes. Black and white dots plus bright pink accents – who could resist? Working on my casual wardrobe is one of my goals for this year and these are a great place to start.
I spotted this House of Harlow necklace at Nordstrom quite a while back. Its $75 price tag scared me off but I never forgot its uniqueness. When I spotted it on Shopbop (other colors here and here) I knew I couldn’t pass it up a second time.
I was the lucky winner of a Brittany Fuson print from The Fashionable Wife. It was so hard to pick just one! After narrowing it down to my top three my final selection was Matching Stripes. Can’t wait to add this to my gallery wall.
I got a few new items from Shopbop! I can’t remember the last time I owned corduroy pants (see below for link) but the familiar *swish, swish* when you walk reminded me of my childhood. I wore this to join some friends for happy hour. Casual, trendy, comfortable and a small dose of orange. Perfection.
The majority of my wardrobe consists of pieces from The Limited. I find their styles mesh with my desired aesthetic, the fit works for my body type and man, oh, man when they have a sale, you can score some amazing pieces.
When I saw the invite for the Red Carpet event I knew it would take an incredible amount of discipline to not spend ridiculous sums of money. Overall, I behaved myself by bringing home 2 clearance shirts, a pair of pants (50% off) and a simple necklace (also 50% off)!
The event included a quick make-up session by the talented ladies from Shiseido who helped reduce my shine and make my eyes stand out.
And of course, no Red Carpet event would be complete without a fashion show. Models were decked out in professional styles for work or winning that new job.
I loved the Spring color palettes!
The Limited crew was fantastic and helpful as always and clearly having a good time themselves.
What are you waiting for? Go grab some new, stylish pieces to update your Spring wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites (click the image to purchase):
Do you ever have one of those days when logically you know how good you have it but in your heart you still yearn for more? That is how I’m feeling today. I know it is in part due to a lack of clear focus. I know I can fix it but just once, I’d like a fairy godmother to *poof* in and take care of everything for me. Damn you Disney for putting that into my head.
Can a pale person pull off all winter white? Sure, why not? I’ve seen several monochromatic looks that I’ve wanted to try but none more than the all white look. So I did it. Sorry to repeat the Banana Republic polka dot cardigan again this week but it was required for the look. I added a red lip for a little jolt of color (and a Valentine’s Day nod) and kept the accessories minimal.
I bought this cardigan a little while ago because it was on super sale at Francesca’s. The shear stripes and bias cut take it from boring to spectacular. It adds a little bit warmth but mostly just style. I hope you’re off to a great week!
Thanks to my friend, Cheryl, from The Skinny on Beauty, I was offered a trip to Pure Indulgence Skin Rejuvenation to try an IPL treatment done by the capable hands of the owner, Bridget “Gigi” Goddard. I have considered laser hair removal before but I was not familiar with laser treatment for your skin. I was both nervous (would it hurt, would I look like I had an allergic reaction to lobster for a week, would it make any difference in my skin) and excited.
Before: First, you must know that I never leave the house without any make-up. I’ve always been self conscious about my uneven skin. I have scaring on either side of my chin from adult acne that I experienced in my 30s. These make-up free (well I couldn’t skip the eye make-up), un-retouched images were taken at home right before I left for my appointment.
After: I walked out of the office and snapped these in the car. There is a little bit of redness but nothing too embarrassing. The “sunburn” sensation only lasted about an hour. The procedure itself was uncomfortable but not unbearable.
Next day: My skin was definitely smoother/more youthful looking. As Gigi stated, my age spots darkened* (even some that I had not previously noticed). No dryness, no discomfort but I did apply the Skinagain Rescue lotion regularly (check out all their great products). Over the next few days the age spots continued to break up and flake off. I’m a little weird but I found that just fascinating!
Overall, I found this to be a great procedure to improve your skin without having to go through any dramatic surgery. Since most of my sun damage happened in my youth, I’m hopeful that being diligent with the sunscreen will make the effects of this procedure last. So, if you’re looking for a little boost in the appearance and health of your skin, connect with Pure Indulgence Skin Rejuvenation and tell those signs of aging goodbye!
* This is only temporary and will diminish even further with future treatments.
I was provided this treatment at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
I wish I would’ve had some fun tights to go with this outfit but I haven’t figured out if I am a funky tights person or not. I envision funky tight people as either fashion runway model types heading to some creative job in NY or Zooey Deschanel. Or maybe Rhianna. None of which describe me. Where do you land on the tights wearing spectrum?
As far as the rest of the outfit, I played it safe with the cream cardigan so the cobalt shirt and skirt could be the stars.