Spring sale alert

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As a fairly avid online shopper, I’d like to think I keep my eyes peeled for killer online sales. Well, somehow this one almost slipped under my radar. Shopbop’s annual Spring sale ends tomorrow 4/9 so make sure you make the most of the 25% discount!

I personally love shopping on this site. They ship things fast and there are free returns, two of the most pivotal parts of a pleasant online shopping experience in my opinion.

Here are some of my current favorites:

BB Dakota leather jacket

BB Dakota Tyne Leather Jacket

I love the color and style of this leather jacket. Easy to throw over any outfit and the color is light enough for spring but can also transition into the cooler months. I’ll take one please!

 

 

 

 

Soft Joie Dress

Soft Joie Dayle Dress

Soft and flowy are two of my favorite things when it comes to dresses. I don’t wear them much but when I do I try to opt for comfort and this one definitely fits the bill.

 

 

 

 

Dolce Vita Wedge Sandals

Dolce Vita Jodie Wedge Sandals

A neutral-colored wedge is a good staple to have in one’s closet. These babies can be worn multiple ways and the wedge heel won’t kill your feet. A win in my book!

 

 

 

James Jeans Twiggy in White

James Jeans Twiggy Ultra Flex Legging Jeans

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice pair of white, distressed jeans and these might be the perfect pair. James Jeans are a quality brand and these have just the right amount of distressing without looking too unpolished.

 

 

Shopbop definitely has plenty to offer and with this kind of discount, make sure you snag up all your favorites. Happy shopping everyone!

 

 

 

Luxury vs Reality | leather skirt

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I’m back with another edition of Luxury vs. Reality. Given that it’s the holiday season a.k.a peak shopping time, I figured I’d enlighten all the leather-loving gals with my latest discount find. In the past few years, I’ve definitely developed a love for leather. It’s cool, it’s edgy, it make any outfit instantly pop. Unfortunately, it also comes with a hefty price tag.

But have no fear, the faux leather market has been getting better and better and this Zara pencil skirt is no exception. While I love the look of the Helmut Lang one (and all Helmut Lang stuff if we’re being honest) I simply can’t afford to spend that much. The Zara one is a perfect substitute for the real deal. You’ll get a similar look for a fraction of the price.

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion FindsHello friends! Long time no see! Life has been crazy busy for me lately, with a new job, some traveling and just the overall ins and outs of daily life. My goal is to get back to a regular blogging schedule so fingers crossed I can make it happen :)

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite things as of late. Though Fall is technically here the weather in NorCal has been far from it. Regardless, I’ve got my eye on a few pieces that I’d love to add to my wardrobe. These would probably be categorized as more West Coast Fall pieces because they’re a bit lighter but with some layering even the colder climates can enjoy them. And the best part? Almost all of these items are on sale! Check them out:

1. Lambswool Zip Sweater in Colorblock – J.Crew
2. Joie Mariner Pant – 6pm
3. Leather Biker Jacket – Zara
4. Jeffrey Campbell Boone Bootie in Silver Snake – Nasty Gal
5. Balfour Jacket- Aritzia
6. Jeffrey Campbell Lorah Heel in Nude – Nasty Gal

Beauty Product Favorites

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Last year, I shared my daily beauty routine. Well, more than a year later my beauty and skincare favorites seem to have taken a complete 180. In my ongoing quest to incorporate more natural products into my beauty routine, I’ve started using a variety of different items that I’m extremely happy with (and yes I do heavily favor Josie Maran, what can I say girlfriend has some good stuff!) Though I’m definitely not 100 percent there when it comes to using only natural products, I’m doing my best to blend some old favorites with new ones. The products that I’m using on rotation are listed below:

1) Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer
2) Josie Maran Argan Oil
3) Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation
4) Lavanila- The Healthy Deodorant
5) Eau Thermale Eluage Eye Contour Care
6) Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Mascara
7) Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon
8) Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex
9) Flower Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

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Summer Salad

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Hello there! Long time no see. I’ve taken quite a long break from blogging, mostly due to my grad school schedule but since graduation in June it’s just been well, I guess I can chalk it up to it being summer.

Speaking of summer time, I recently made this salad which yes isn’t exactly revolutionary but so damn good I felt compelled to share. And since cooking is still not exactly something I love to do, a quick, easy meal is a win in my book. All you’ll need is some arugula, cubed watermelon and feta cheese, white balsamic vinegar and voila! A delicious summer salad is born. Enjoy!

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I drizzled some white balsamic vinegar as my dressing but you can make a fancier version of this salad, courtesy of Ina Garten, with this recipe.