Jacket, Zara (old) | Pants (old)
This is an article about swapping your clothes. The boyfriend jeans, traded in. The fur, traded in. The shoes? Bought with the money I traded in (Dolce Vita Snakeskin Heels) The hooded sweater, Gap Body on sales a few years ago... But you get my point. You have great clothes which you are probably sick of. So do other stylish chickies... When these two things collide in your local thrift/consignment store fashion magic happens.
My skin hates cold weather. I may love it, and all the snuggly clothes that come with it, but my skin starts gasping for moisture like a traveler lost in the desert. It gets tight and then it stings when I try to moisturize it. Then it breaks out because it can't exfoliate all those dry layers and then it's like this vicious cycle of dry skin and acne in this awful feedback loop shame spiral.
Not this year though.
My friend Ally, who (full disclosure) just started working at Yes to Carrots, knows all about my skincare woes. She brought me a gift. The gift of baby soft, moisturized but not greasy, yummy smelling, all natural, blueberry face and neck oil.
At only $13 this potent little wonder is absolute pleasure. It smells delicious, like warm blueberries on pancakes. It glides onto my skin with all the quenching thickness of an oil, but when I massage it into my skin for a few seconds it leaves behind a dewy glow that is anything but greasy. I've taken to putting it on in the morning and leaving the house with nothing else because my skin likes it that much.
When I apply my beloved No Foundation Foundation Serum on top, it glides on like I've primed my face with one of those heavy primers that always makes me break out (I've been using this oil for about 2 weeks now and so far, knock on wood, nothing!) Did I mention it was $13?? What are you waiting for???
Looking for some amazing, personalized holiday gift ideas? You have to check out Shutterfly. I was lucky enough to be invited to a fun holiday wrapping party at the Brit + Co Makeshop.
Some great ideas for gifts:
|Acrylic Block & Custom Wrapping Paper|
|Glass Ornament & DIY Tassels for the ultimate #winning present under the tree|
|DIY Crepe Flowers are Wrapping Bow 2.0|
|Photocredit Sarah Deragon from Portraits to the People|
Leather? Check. Suede? Check. Cozy cable knit? Check. Subtle gold accents? Check, check and check. I feel like this outfit is basically just winning at fall dressing...
Zara Moto Jacket (also seen here)
I love a good wool hat. There's something so chic, so done about a chapeau. The floppy brimmed wool staple is a particular favorite of mine because it's just so Fall. Paired with cozy knits, plaid scarves and inky black it's as effortless as the Sunday I wore this to run errands on, while being miles chicer than just a ball cap and lulus....
Hat, local boutique (similar) | Plaid Scarf (Also seen here and ,here )Rebecca Minkoff Bowery Satchel