Summer Sandals

posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014



When it comes to transitioning my winter wardrobe to lighter summertime wear, there's nothing I love more than ditching the heavy boots and slipping on a pair of pretty sandals. Each year, it's fun to browse new styles in anticipation of summer outings... picnics, festivals, concerts, dining al fresco, etc. These pairs are both stylish and comfortable for summer activities – plus, they're on sale at 25% off during the Shopbop Friends and Family event. Happy shopping!

Which pair is your favorite? (I'm loving the Tory Burch 'Savannah' and Antik Batik Embellished pairs.)

Thankful

posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014


Wishing you a great weekend ahead, wherever it finds you! I also want to express a big "thank you" for reading this blog of mine. I really appreciate you stopping by, and your comments via Instagram, Facebook, email and so on. Your support means the world to me! I feel pretty blessed to have this space and be a part of a positive, creative community. So to my readers who keep this blog alive and running, thank you!

In case you may have missed them, here's a round-up of this week's posts:

        
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Calypso St. Barth Sale

posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2014



One of my favorite brands, Calypso St. Barth, is currently hosting a Friends & Family Sale at all boutique locations and online! It's a great chance to score a few quality pieces at 25% off, now through April 15. Here are a few of my island-inspired favorites:


        
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Wanderlust: Paris

posted on: Wednesday, April 9, 2014


bike with basket   chanel store in paris
eiffel tower   paris terrace
l'arc de triomphe   eiffel tower
paris   paris light posts
It's been a few years since I've visited Paris... and believe me, I would return in a heartbeat! I love all things French – the culture, language, architecture... the list goes on. When I came across this new collection of Paris photographs by Anna, I had to share. Aren't these photos beautiful? Be sure to click over to her site to see more!

        

Spring Beauty with Clarins

posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014


roses and gold scissors
clarins cosmetics
clarins glow booster
testing beauty products  clarins complection base
clarins illuminating base
Last week, I had the opportunity to preview the latest collection from Clarins – and I have to say, I'm impressed! After trying a bunch of the products for myself at home, I have a few favorites I'd recommend checking out. First up, this Golden Glow Booster. With just 3 drops added to any moisturizer, the formula gives your complexion a nice sun-kissed glow. I use the product on my face twice a week to build a natural looking tan. What's great is that it gives my skin just the right amount of color, so I actually end up using less foundation and bronzer in my routine. I know it'll become a beauty staple of mine, especially in the summer months when I try to keep things streamlined and low-maintenance! I also loved Clarins Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and Face Palette, both which create a balanced and bright skin tone. Lastly, this Cream Blush comes in a variety of colors, and can be used both on your cheeks and lips. Packaged in a chic mirrored gold compact, it's a great little product I keep in my purse on the go.

Have you tried the Clarins line recently? I'd love to hear your beauty favorites this season!


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Special thanks to Clarins for providing product; opinions are my own.