Hi friends, happy Wednesday. You know it’s sad when you wake up and are excited to see the temperature at 40 degrees (like I did today.) The past few days in New York City have been excruciatingly cold (aggravated further by the fact that I’ve been foolishly underdressing.) Add to that some mounting stress at work and I’ve been longing for a warm weather getaway and the chance to wear anything other than pants and snow boots.
Today’s fashion illustration isn’t 100% out of my closet; rather a mix of my pieces with some things I wish I had. But, I think it’s easily duplicated with pieces you probably have in your own closet.
What do you think, ready to wear this look at the oceanside? Where are you dreaming of being right now?
Have you heard of Class Pass? For less than $100 (price varies regionally) take unlimited classes all over the country. The one drawback: studios only allow three visits monthly. I didn’t join at first because I love Physique57 (which is available) but I need it more than three times a month.
I had a vacation and a renewal coming up, but I didn’t want to pay for P57 since I’d be away. Since CP – membership includes other cities – I decided to support a friend (actually, my “cousin-in-law”) and give Class Pass a much needed try. (Which led to a gym bag update.)
What can’t you live without at the gym? And, have you tried Class Pass, yet? If so, PLEASE share any tips or recommendations. (:
I can’t believe we’re already into February 2015; but, we are! And, that means V-day is right around the corner. Whether you’re coupled up or fabulously single, I have a few favorites that can help the weekend feel fun and flirty.
Hi, everyone! If you’re on the East Coast, I hope you safely survived winter storm Juno. As for me, it was relatively tame in Jersey City and I was able to enjoy a productive and relaxing day home (including working on this post!)
After sharing my skin care routine, a friend requested I post about my make-up. Fortunately, my skin is good enough that I can keep a pretty low-maintenance system with few steps.
After washing my face, I apply a few of the steps from my skin routine. Then, I pat a light covering from my cc cushion. (Another great product from Korea; it evens skin-tone and helps with blemishes.) Next I put a bit of eyeshadow. I usually do a bright color across my arch and in the corner of my eye. Then, I put a natural pink or brown in the crease. Since I’ve been going to Physique57 most mornings, I like a compact palette. This one has great colors and is tiny and light. I like it because it has all the necessary basics for my skin-tone, but also has some fun sparkly choices (which I use when the mood strikes.)
I love a good satchel and the Emile is an oldie but goodie. I love the cute shape and the tiny handles. The leather has a nice texture and seems pretty sturdy. I also love the version with gold hardware.
Sadly, I don’t own this bag. But, if you do – I would love to hear more about your likes and dislikes. My favorite mini satchel is the Pashli which I wrote about last week.
Today’s Fashion Illustration:
3.1 Phillip Lim $$$ Pashli Mini
This is one of my favorite bags. It’s nothing new, but it is tried and true. I love everything about it: the durability and texture of the leather, the gold hardware, the straps, the size, the styling… I could go on and on. Continue reading →
I’m so excited about today’s post because I recently replenished my skin care stock and I’ve been sticking to my regimen pretty religiously (so far.)
It’s no secret that Koreans make some pretty good beauty and skin products. (Refinery29 / Allure) And, while there is one Japanese item on my list – I mainly stick to my motherland’s offerings for “the 10 steps.” (For more details on the routine, I like this write-up from Into the Gloss.)
Those of you who know me in real life had to know a Physique post was coming up! I am obsessed and I have to tell the world.
There are a lot of reasons I wanted to “get in shape:” to be stronger, have more energy, look great in my wedding dress, etc.
After failing to find programs that made a difference – a colleague’s recommendation influenced me to give (pricey) Physique57 a try. A little less than thirty days before my wedding, I booked my first class.
As you may know, my feet are ridiculously small. I read a lot of petiteblogs, but so far none of them rival the child-size-ness of my feet. I own these shoes in size 4.5!
Sometimes, when purchasing sneakers at the less expensive kids’ price, this is awesome. Other times, when I can’t find a grown-up-lady shoe to save my life, it is so frustrating and depressing I want to crawl into a shoe-less-land and give up. (So sad!)
Seriously, here is a typical example of me shoe shopping: