Currently: feeling the pull of Fall into the cooler weather, leather jackets, and pumpkin fields, even though summer hasn’t quite let go either. Standing in this tug-o-war battle between my longing for warm summer nights spent in off-the-shoulder tops and the desire to throw on my biggest, coziest sweater to grab coffee in the mornings. Trying to balance it all with this layered look from VETTA - A timeless vest layered over their soft chambray tunic, paired with M.Gemi sandals that feel like boots without making my feet freak out over claustrophobia typically felt at the beginning of Fall. So for now, I’ll stay somewhere in between.
Guys, I love summer so so much, but I'll admit, the sun has done a NUMBER on my hair this year. When we went camping, I was in the sun ALL day, so when we got back, I was anxious to do some major hair repair.
Hands down - the best $28 I've ever spent. My hair felt SO soft and refreshed. I loved the Cibu Shine Oil that Hair Cuttery sent over for me prior to the appointment, so I brought it with me to my appointment. My hair is usually full of dry shampoo, so it was extremely nice for a change to have silky smooth locks.
Not to play favorites, but this has been my favorite service that Hair Cuttery offers. It's so important that we condition our hair often, especially once the temps cool down. Because, friends, that's when the frizzes start.
I'd love to hear all about how you keep your hair healthy once the seasons change. Have you tried any of the new Cibu products yet? If so, which ones are your favorite? Share with me!
And don't forget - Mosaic Fashion Week starts today! Hope to see you there!
Wearing Lucky Brand jeans, Velvet by Graham and Spencer top from Refine Boutique, Take 5 Boutique cardigan, FOSSIL Q WANDER TOUCHSCREEN LIGHT BROWN LEATHER SMARTWATCH c/o, Cuero + Mor handbag, Urban Outfitters belt and sunglasses.
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Finally there’s a sense of reprieve from the absolute madness that has been this summer’s weather. Finally the feeling of ‘hey, maybe I won’t melt on my way to work today.’ Or even better, knowing that maybe, just maybe, your makeup will last you through the summer commute.
So what’s the first thing I do to celebrate (ever-so-slightly) cooler temps? I wear a sweater, of course. But not like AN INSANE SWEATER, but like, a casual lightweight one. This one from Banana Republic is maybe the softest sweater of all time. Come Fall, I’ll be layering it with my oversized blazer and more denim jackets. But for now, expect to see it worn on repeat on cooler summer evenings with my favorite boyfriend shorts or these lightweight trousers.
A little behind-the-scenes secret: I actually wore this to work with a longline black blazer, but switched it out for a denim jacket for a lunch with a few friends at Malmaison, one of my favorite little spots in DC. I love how one item can totally change the look and feel of an outfit. This one from the J.Crew outlet is a great price and has a slightly oversized fit, which makes it work perfectly with sweaters.
And then there’s the bag. YOU GUYS. I’ve been in love with Cuero & Mor since their inception a few years ago. Their founders are the most wonderful people of all time and their bags are minimal perfection. I had my eye on this bag a few years ago, but kept putting off the purchase until it was sold out. I was devastated. So I scoured eBay for months and FINALLY someone listed this bag, the exact style and color I wanted. So I snatched it up and have been wearing it ever since.
Banana Republic sent me this outfit for me to try out, and I loved it! It was fun trying a bright color for once - and I got a ton of compliments on it! All opinions are my own.
Over the past month, I’ve embarked on a clean eating journey. I haven’t talked about it much because I wasn’t sure if I’d see results or if it was felt like just another diet. So now that I’ve been doing it a month, I’m ready to share!
I just finished the 28 Day Challenge with the Fit Girls Guide. I started it because I know I needed to change the way I was eating. My coworker was trying Fit Girls, and I didn’t want to fork out the money for DVDs, shakes and food containers for other programs. I wanted something that made my life better and more convenient even. It was only $20 for the Fit Girls Guide PDF, which included meal plans (with adjustments), a workout plan and over 2 million girls encouraging each other on instagram. So I gave it a try.
YOU GUYS. This is going to sound immensely cheesy, but I feel like I’m finally becoming the best version of myself again. I’ve been following the workouts (most days oops!) and clean eating every day. And the food is so stinking good. Literally doesn’t even feel like I’m eating healthy. There’s pita pizzas, roasted veggies with brown rice bowls, pumpkin lasagna, I MEAN, SO MUCH YUMMY FOOD.
Ok, this was totally not supposed to turn into a promo for this clean eating thing, but I had to let you in on the reason I’m wearing this dress. BECAUSE IT FINALLY FITS AGAIN! It’s been two years since I’ve fit comfortably into it. Shawn got it for my birthday yearsssss ago, and it’s been sitting in my closet after a few rough winters of eating crockpot mac and cheese on repeat.
So today, let’s celebrate little victories. Like dresses fitting once more and sunshine finally making its way back into our lives. Cheers!
On Julien: Dress, Anthropologie (old, but literally need every dress on their website!) Blazer, H&M (similar.) Shoes, Schutz via Lyst c/o. Bag, Cuero + Mor (sold out, but more gorgeous bags here!) c/o. Bracelet’s, Trina Turk, Hanuel c/o and Love Juliet c/o. Necklace, Rachelle Celine c/o. Knot ring, Hanuel c/o.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. From turtleneck dresses to my favorite black jeans, it’s all I seem to wear. But I decided to mix things up for a date night out with the hubby this past weekend. I dug out my trusty white jeans and threw on one of my favorite winter sweaters from Banana Republic for a cozy look. These blush studded heels and glitzy necklace add a bit of glam necessary for a night out.
On Julien: Sweater, Banana Republic (use code BRYOU for an extra 40% off today only.) Jeans, Lucky Brand. Pumps, J.Crew. Bag, Cuero & Mor c/o. Necklace, Hanuel c/o (get $10 off using code CELEBRATE until 1/31.) Earrings, Love Juliet c/o. Bracelets, J.Crew, Loren Hope via Rockbox, and Love Juliet c/o.