Friday, August 18, 2017

Off Duty Days










Hooray for Friday, the day that means no matter where you're going or what you're doing come the weekend, there's bound to be some downtime to be had.   Loungewear has really taken over the fashion landscape with nearly every designer deciding to get in on the game.  Some of my favorites have always been Make + Model, Honeydew and Wildfox (and definitely still are).  I'm also loving a few new brands.  This ultra-cozy travel shaw by Barefoot Dreams is one reason why.  I fell in love with this brand a few years ago when I actually saw them on QVC.  Since then it seems that nearly everyone has and they've been expanding their line to suit our needs.  This ombre cardi, cozy robe and super soft socks are some of my must-haves for fall.  I love the way they both look and feel and reach for them whenever I want to wrapped up in cozy.  Other brands I'm loving?  Well, they just might include Brunette, Chaser and The Laundry Room (how cute is that name?!). What's your favorite lounge look that you can't live without?  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading today!





xx,

~K



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The New Season









August is known for so many things...the last days of summer, the noticeably shorter days, back to school shopping, the first glimpse of autumn foliage and the transition into fall.  And while I absolutely adore everything there is to love about summer, fall is by far my favorite season.  I'd guess that's why I've gotten (more than a bit of) a buzz once late summer rolls around.  Well, that time is now transitional looks are on my mind.  Although it may still be a bit warm for fall fabrics, it's definitely not too soon to break out those autumn hues.  Like I mention in this post earlier this week, olive and mauve tones are hot on the horizon and I'm definitely loving that.  Another favorite color family for me come this time is rust, cream and rose complemented by shades of denim and gray.  To me these colors embrace the wonderful warmth and spice that the season so perfectly juxtaposes with   shades of clouds and gray.  Madewell currently featuring everything you see here with this dress and these sandals currently on sale.  Also...be sure to know that if you are a student or a teacher you'll receive 15%of your purchase when you flash them you ID.  Now those are some excellent reasons for getting giddy about the new season.  Hope you're having a beautiful Wednesday everyone!

xx,

~K








Monday, August 14, 2017

Pink Dreams









What better way to begin the week than with some oh so sweet pink dreams?  Sharing a few of mine here with you today as these would be perfect for right now before we give our complete attention and focus to the gorgeous shades of mauve, rose and olive that await this autumn.  So, you know my love for ladylike and lace and nothing pairs with that more perfectly than pink.  This cute little smocked dress is a fun way to be brunch ready or the just right pick for after work drinks or dinner date with him.  Jazz it up a bit with an eye catching clutch or these darling sandals.  I'm also absolutely adoring this high collar lace top, this makeup bag and this blush leather bag.  How about you? Any favorite ways to start a Monday?  






Friday, August 11, 2017

Casual Friday












Hello, Friday!  It's always so blissful when the weekend rolls around.  And whether your plans are for staying or going, there's bound to be a casual element to some part of these two days.  Today I've put together some of my current faves when it comes to laid-back looks that are perfect for unwinding.  Denim shorts are one piece I love to build a look around.  Dark wash is especially fun because while it says low-key and easy going, they  also give just a little bit more effort than your everyday light wash cutoffs.  This fun floral print top works perfectly with them and can be playfully paired with blush toned accessories like this watch and oh this wallet.  I'm also thinking these espadrilles would fit the bill for some weekend fun as well.  They'd make the just right pair to wear with a black tee and oversized soft cardi or kimono.  I don't know about you but I'm feeling relaxed and ready for some fun.  Hope everyone has a great weekend...thanks for stopping by!





xx,

~K



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Get the Glow







Have you ever just looked at someone with the most gorgeous complexion and thought to yourself, "Oh, that glow."?  Even if you're not as skin obsessed as me you've likely noticed that certain girls just get that glow.  Maybe you've even wondered if there are any tricks to it.  In a word, yes, there most definitely are.  Today I'm sharing my secrets for that lit from within look.  The very thing that makes that look attainable for us all is also what makes it so mystifying to some (but so intriguing to us skin care junkies), that being....the ever changing world of skincare.  While it's true that the basics of chemistry, the core elements of skin's composure and its reaction to ingredients do not necessarily change, skin care companies and their product's approach to skin's needs is constantly evolving.  Because of that,  so must the skin care regime we faithfully employ.  

So with that said I want to tell you that I am in love with the brands featured above and their current approaches to preserving and protecting your skin.  From the original Japanese beauty brand to my current favorite, Tatcha, the movement widely known as K-Beauty is quickly taking over the beauty industry.  Honestly, I cannot say I'm surprised.  Their part holistic, part science-based approach to elegant and effective skin care dates back to the days of the Geisha and provides results worthy of these ancient beauties.  I love how their multistep approach allows for your skincare regime to become an ultra-effective pampering ritual that both you and your skin look forward to.  The results proudly speak for themselves.  I also have a few other favorite items outside of this line that compliment the routine beautifully.  One would be using an acid your skin can tolerate while still allowing it to get its job done (that being to effectively exfoliate old, rough, dead skin cells).  I love both this one by Sunday Riley and this retinol option from The Ordinary.  They are a somewhat less well-known brand that delivers high dollar results for well under the $20 mark.  Incredible and a definite must-try.  

A few other favorites include a truly great vitamin c product to brighten (using and loving this one), a skin hydrating mask and lush skin quencher that both hydrates and nourishes while it plumps.  What about you? What are some of your current skin care routine loves?  I always love reading your messages and hearing about your must-haves too!  You can shop the post in the links below...Have a great Wednesday everyone!






xx,

~K















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