Now that the winter months are here, it’s time for me to start doubling up on moisturizing. I’ve talked about it before on the blog, but I have really sensitive and dry skin and have had times where my skin is so itchy it’s unbearable. I try all sorts of products, but in the end I usually go back to tried and true brands that I grew up with. I use Vaseline products at home for my lips and hands, but when the brand contacted me to talk about how I stay moisturized this winter, and if I would give their body lotion a try, I was all for it.
A couple weekends ago, I was up near Leavenworth for a wedding and the cabins were super warm and toasty, while the weather outside was cold, damp and rainy. The combination and back and forth change in temperature can really do a number on your skin, but luckily I brought my Vaseline® Intensive CareTM Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion with me and used it everyday, in the morning and evening. I’ll say that it was my saving grace, because I don’t think my skin would have looked half as good for the wedding without it! The lotion has been designed to combat dry skin with a special blend of humectants (to draw water into the skin), and healing micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly (to lock moisture in).
P.S. Have you guys had GODIVA Hot Chocolate? I brought some with me (I like to add it to my morning coffee) and made in my personalized My Style Pill mug, which made it taste even better. :) xo
Hey guys! Sorry for not posting yesterday – I left my camera in my friend’s car and on top of that, my iPhoto was on the fritz (thank goodness, it seems like it’s back to normal now), so I was worried about not being able to post, but I finally gathered all my photos together from this past weekend and am so excited to share them with you.
But first, let’s discuss my dress. (Excuse the raindrops all over us- it was drippy and wet all weekend.) I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on Saturday and got to spend the past couple days with some of my closest friends from college. The bride (my dear friend Julia) decided to have us wear dresses from a company called Little Borrowed Dress where you can either rent or buy your dress. I decided to buy mine because I loved the style and color so much. If you are looking for bridesmaids dresses that are beautiful, practical (the fabric doesn’t wrinkle!) and affordable, I would definitely recommend this company. They have a showroom in New York or you can just check out their dresses online.
Lacy, Nicole and me. I’ve known these girls over ten years!
Thanks to Lacy and Nate for taking these photos!
Necklace: Nordstrom (Love this one too, which Nicole who is in the middle, is wearing.) / Dress: Little Borrowed Dress (in Slate) / Scarf: Street Vendor (in Soho) / Shoes: / Lipstick: Milani in Best Red / Nails: OPI in Thrill of Brazil
See more photos from the weekend by clicking below!
(Photos are a mix from my iPhone and Nikon)
A couple weeks ago, Casey and I took a trip up to Warwick (thanks to Ford, who helped us get there by loaning us a sweet ride) where we visited Applewood Orchards for an afternoon. The next day we drove down to meet up with the crew from Hudson Jeans for another fun fall day full of apple picking, cider drinking and picture taking. We also left with two mighty fine looking pumpkins to carve because apparently Casey is a master carver, so we shall see.
I can’t seem to get enough of the fall foliage this year and so yet again, I give you a post that is very photo heavy. But I hope you love looking at these pretty autumn leaves and colors as much as I do. The season is so fleeting, I want to make sure I soak it in as much as I can.
Thank you, Hudson Jeans for a fun filled day! xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Hat: Rag & Bone / Shirt: J.Crew (mine is from an older season, but you can shop more current options here) / Sweater: H&M / Jeans: Hudson (gift) / Boots: Clarks (gift) / Bag: FashionABLE (gift)
(This is not a sponsored post. All photos and opnions are my own.)
The past couple weekends I have been lucky enough to experience New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts in the fall and see beautiful foliage, stay in quaint homes and pick apples from adorable orchards. I look at my photos afterward and am so blown away at the scenery I get to experience and love being able to share it with you guys on the blog. Needless to say, I don’t take it for granted!
So seeing that it’s now mid-October, I’ve slowly been breaking out my sweaters and boots, but was finally able to rock an actual coat not to long ago. The one above happens to be by Lands’ End, who I have worked with in the past, if you remember this post, and am now styling up their black wool, basket-weave toggle coat for fall. In the case of this outfit, I loved mixing brown and black together and thought the black leather pants and the preppy printed sweater and black wool jacket created a nice juxtaposition all together. What do you think of this coat? Would you wear it, and if so, how would you style it? xo
P.S. You can shop the rest of their outerwear here!
Hat: Rag & Bone / Coat: Lands’ End (gift) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Sweater: J.Crew Mens (borrowed from Casey) /
Leather Pants: J Brand / Boots: Pour La Victoire (gift) / Bag: FashionABLE (gift)
Happy Tuesday! We spent a long weekend in Massachusetts by the water with our friends Kristen and Ray, at their new home in Marblehead, where we just relaxed and soaked up quiet time in their idyllic town. It was so wonderful to sit outside in the sun, walk through the little town and play Cards Against Humanity and drink wine at night. We were so lucky with the weather as well. It was sunny and crisp all weekend and the fall foliage in full effect.
I’ll let the photos do the talking now…
Ray’s quaint little office shed in the backyard.
Truman, the cuddly kitty.
The little bar to the left is called The Barnacle, where we ate one night and had the most amazing lobster rolls. Above is what the area looks like during the day and below shows how pretty it looked at night.
We were lucky to snag a seat outside. The view was incredible.
(I took these two photos on my iPhone, which is why they are a little grainy.)
On Sunday, we walked by an open house that Ray and Kristen insisted we walk through and this was the view we saw from the backyard.
How incredible, right?!
So fun taking photos of someone else for a change!
We introduced them to Cards Against Humanity, which luckily they loved. I think it’s such a fun and hilarious game.
Our lovely hosts, Kristen and Ray. Thank you for such an amazing weekend. xo
Hope you all had a great weekend! xo
(Outfit credits: Scarf: Zara / Jacket: Forever 21 / Jeans: Armani Exchange (gift) / Boots: Pour La Victoire (gift) / Bag: Celine)
Last week, Casey and I went apple picking up at Applewood Orchards and stayed overnight at my favorite B&B, the Inn at Stony Creek. We also met up with a fun crew of friends the following day at a different orchard for more apple and pumpkin picking, but more on that soon. For now, here are some cute photos from our time in Warwick!
Outfit credits available at the very bottom.
Pumpkin cider with a side of pumpkins!
My dapper man, Bow Tie Casey. :)
The orchard pup, Cuddles!
We picked all the apples! Meaning, we left with one bag.
Hat: Rag & Bone (The white version is so gorgeous! It’s available for purchase here.) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: F21 (old – but now I want to own this one!) / Sweater: Calypso St. Barth (gift) / Jeans: Zara / Socks: J.Crew / Boots: Zara / Bag: FashionABLE (gift) / Gloves: UGG (gift – these are super nice too.)
It’s finally getting to be cozy-weather season again and that means big scarves, soft knits
and best of all, comfy boots! Case in point, these brown leather mid-calf boots by Clarks
are perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or paired with a cute dress and tights. I like how this style is loose around my ankle, which I feel is flattering, plus the two-tone leather is super chic and versatile.
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
They have tons of cute options available on their site, including ankle, moto and knee boots, so take a look. I would love to know what style of boots you guy opt for when the weather gets chillier – is it riding boots or moto? Brown or black? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. You can save 15 percent off your entire online purchase right now with the code, GOODIES. Here are a few of my current faves: 1, 2, 3, plus so many more, so start shopping! xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Zara / Sweater: Margaret O’Leary (gift – this particular sweater has sold out at the moment, but they are getting more in November. For now shop their other cozy sweater options!) / Shirt: Here is a similar one via Nordstrom (mine is from TJ Maxx) / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Boots: Clarks
Growing up, my Mom was constantly slathering me and my Dad with sunscreen. Whether it was when we went hiking, swimming, skiing or camping, she taught me that the affects of the sun can be very damaging when your skin is not properly protected, no matter if it’s sunny or overcast outside.
Because of her, I’ve become a huge advocate of sunscreen and the positive affects it has by wearing it on a daily basis. So with that said, my recent partnership with Hawaiian Tropic has made me really excited to share their sunscreen products with you, which include Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance and Silk Hydration Face Lotion. I’ve been using both nonstop and compiled three outfits for fun autumn activities (above) that I will be doing this fall while staying protected with this easy to apply, yummy smelling sunscreen. :) To see more from Hawaiian Tropic, follow them on Instagram. xo