Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Picks

Temps are dropping, and I'm thrilled! As much as I love summer, fall is my jam fashion wise. Here's what my closet is missing for this coming fall. Super cozy boucle sweater jacket, Camel tie up coat, this one for H&M is a good option if I don't find my perfect vintage version... and last but not least, it's time for me to invest in a black leather jacket, Whats on your fall shopping list?

Friday, September 11, 2015

farmacie fran├žaise

A friend of mine is planning a trip to la france, and asked about the sacred french pharmacy.  My bestie and former Dijon resident compiled a list over on her blog with some really excellent suggestions (she also got me hooked on most of the above) and if you google french pharmacy products there are tons and tons of lists, this buzzfeed one is pretty great. BUT everyone is different, and everyone's skin is different, so I thought I'd put my own list out there. The next time I find myself walking under that big green cross into la farmacie this is what I'm picking up.
1. I still have half a pot of this sanoflore lip balm, and it's awesome. Totally on par with the much more expensive NUXE lip balm. Super hydrating and with a matte finish which makes it a rare find, and I love the floral scent.
2. I think just about everyone is hip to the huile prodigieuse crazy, and I'm on board for sure. Sure you can get it at target and amazon, but it's WAY WAY cheaper in france, even with the exchange rate. So stock up!
3. Roger et Gallet is like the french Bath & Body Works, (if Bath & Body Works didn't suck) their perfumes, body washes, and soaps are affordable, and the scents come out seasonally, on the next trip I'll stock up on cedrat, amande, and bois d'orange, my faves
4. Love this hand cream. so so much.
5. I've actually never tried  La Roche-Posay's Redermic, as the last time I was in france I didn't yet have wrinkles...but now I do, and it has a cult imma try it out.
6. I'm also going to buy the biggest bottle of their Toleraine Ultra moisturizer, this stuff feels like pure luxury, and is SUPER soothing for my red blotchy skin.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


I'm re-thinking the kitchen back splash and I'm loving all of these intricate Moroccan mosaic tiles. top 2 are probably more affordable from Cement Tile Shop, the bottom 2 are by  New Ravenna, hmm can't seem to find any distributors or pricing...I'm sure that's a bad sign $$$

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Diamond slice jewelry is popping up everywhere! I love the organic shapes, and how low profile they are, plus it's a great way to get a larger sized ring without the cost of a giant diamond. 1 / 2 / 3

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vintage Coach

Remember way back when I was thrifting out the the super western burbs and found this? I happened to be out there again a few weekends ago and vintage coach luck has struck again. I found the above perfectly distressed willis bag, as well as a small black turnlock cross body bag., for $4 no less. If you love this style but don't have the patience to thrift and dig, here's a great one on Etsy right now.

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Denim

While I love skinny jeans as much as the next gal, I'm excited that other cuts and styles are cropping back up.
Here's a round up of my faves  70's flares / Carpenter Jeans / Cropped / High-waisted 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sail Away

I used to have a pair of real wool sailor pants from the army navy surplus. I even tailored them to fit myself (and it actually worked out) man I miss those make matters worse sailor pants hit the Chloe Pre Fall runway and now they're everywhere! I ordered a pair of the Zara knockoffs last week. We'll see if they do the trick.