Wednesday, October 22, 2014

rain gear

^^^ black on black on black ^^^
jacket: north face, leggings: american apparel, rain boots: hunter

the toddlers in my class dress up in "rain gear" 
each day before going outside (when appropriate). 
they toddle and waddle out in the puddles, 
trying ever so hard to balance in their boots.
above is my version of the rain gear.

because the seattle rain has returned, 
i dug out my favorite jacket and trusty boots. 
this outfit has seemingly become my uniform 
until the rain lets up - 
which will likely be may of 2015. 
this girl is trying to stay warm and dry! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

revised: skin care routine

^^^ my newly revised skin care routine ^^^

step one: wash face with cerave hydrating cleanser, found here
step two: apply make a difference plus+ rejuvenating cream, available here
step three: apply makeup

previously, i would also use toner, the occasional face mask,
spot treatment, etc.

step one: remove makeup with simple cleansing wipes, found here
step two: wash face with cerave hydrating cleanser, found here
step three: apply cerave pm facial lotion, available here

i am a skin care addict. 
i love to wash and care for my skin, 
and strive to use products that are healthy, natural,
and will enhance my complexion. 
for the past few weeks, my skin has been horrible - 
itchy, red, inflamed, dry and painful.
i had to eliminate my toner, masks and other 
treatments i previously enjoyed using on my skin.
my doctor said "only the basics" when it comes to caring 
for my skin right now - at least until the inflammation subsides. 
do you have any products, treatments, or overall tricks
that are good for particularly sensitive skin?
if so, i am all ears!

a quick trip

chambray: cotton on, jeans: urban outfitters, belt and bag: thrifted, 
moccasins: minnetonka, t-shirt: madewell

this past weekend, i took a quick trip to portland. 
i wore the above outfit for an afternoon of walking and site seeing,
testing various treats by different food trucks, 
and some vintage shopping, of course. 
i could not believe how warm the weather was - 
73 degrees in the middle of october? oregon, i'll take it.
it was nice to get out of town
and explore a new environment.
i think i am still full from all of the delicious food i devoured.
portland, i will definitely be back soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

crushin' on target

dress and bracelet: target, bag: urban outfitters, boots: nordstrom

i have been frequenting target as of late due to my recent move.
every time i turn around, i am needing 
cleaning supplies, paper towels, nails, plates, a knife, etc.
target is my go-to for household essentials.
and i simply cannot ignore the clothing section, right?
so this dress came home with me, 
in addition to the aforementioned items. 
target, i love you.

bella fiore fall soiree

seattle bloggers and friends:

tonight, wednesday, october 15th,
you should attend the bella fiore fall soiree, 
featuring kari gran skin care!

the event will be held at 1629 queen anne avenue north,
suite number 103,
seattle, 98109.

join us for treats, wine, and to learn about elegant, natural, and organic skin care 
this evening from 5:30-8:30pm.

street parking is available, but space for the event is limited.
rsvp here at your earliest convenience.
hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

work wear

t-shirt: target, leggings: american apparel, chambray: american eagle,
shoes: converse

american apparel leggings might be my favorite thing.
i last wore them on the blog here.
they are comfortable, thick, and don't slip like most
leggings i find. 
i love wearing these leggings under dresses, tunics,
or just for lounging while at home.
i wore this fun, floral pair for teacher-work-day on friday;
i felt like i was in pajamas!
do you have a favorite pair of leggings?
i am always looking to try new things!

Friday, October 10, 2014

floral shorts for fall

shorts and cardigan: thrifted, top: cotton on, necklace and flats: target,
purse: urban outfitters

i recently thrifted these shorts (which are comparable to skort),
and wanted to wear them this fall.
layered with stripes and a cozy sweater,
they were perfect!