OOTD: BOOM Phillip Lim 3.1

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PL SCARF

Now that I have had my pieces from the Phillip Lim for Target collection for a few weeks now I can honestly say that the two items I got may be my favorite pieces for this fall. I have worn the BOOM scarf so many times since I got it and have found it to be such a versatile piece. Since the scarf has so many colors and details depending on how it is tied a new look can be achieved each time.  I made the scarf be the focal point of this look by pairing it with a variety of neutrals, including my favorite navy and black combo!

Top: Loft

Scarf: Phillip Lim 3.1 for Target

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Leggings: Victoria Secret Pink

Boots: Frye

Bag: Phillip Lim 3.1 for Target

OOTD: Plaid & Military & Phillip

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Today was a beautiful fall day that called for some plaid! This plaid button up from Madewell with most likely be my most worn plaid top this season. The fabric is SO soft. I paired it with my military vest that I wore recently in my Graphic Tee & Military Vest look . I added a girly touch with the statement necklace and shiny cap toe flats. And can’t forget my new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag!

Top: Madewell
Vest: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Seven for All Mankind
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Necklace: J. Crew
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

OOTD: Graphic Tee & Military Vest

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I wore this look for a casual Saturday filled with lunch and shopping! I am a big fan of hats so when I started seeing the felt and wool hats I had to pick one up! This one is from H&M and was super inexpensive. I wore this shirt in my Edgy Eyelet look, it is by far my favorite graphic tee that I have at the moment. I added the military vest for a bit of warmth and color, it was a great find at Urban Outfitters on SUPER SALE for only $13! I finished off the look with some Converse to complete this comfortable casual look.

Hat: H&M

Vest: Urban Outfitters

Top: Zara

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Bracelet: Piperlime

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Leggings: Victoria Secret

Shoes: Converse

 

OOTD: Mixed Up Plaid

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I decided on this multi plaid print look for a relaxing brunch with family. I am a huge fan of plaid prints and now that fall is here it is time to break out the flannels and scarves! The current trend of mixing prints is one I am really loving  right now, so I figured I would give it a try with some of my favorite plaid pieces. To finish off the look and make it a bit more girly I added an elegant statement necklace and some shiny cap toe flats.

Top: Zara

Scarf: Gap

Jeans: Seven for All Mankind

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Necklace: J. Crew

Bag: Coach

Shoes: Sam Edelman

 

OOTD: Edgy Eyelet

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Today I decided to take my white eyelet skirt out for one last spin before it is officially out of season. I am not one to follow the no white after Labor Day rule. However, I do think the best way to bring white into fall is by pairing it with darker or more toned done items. This is why I decided to pair my white eyelet skirt with all black. I wore this look to work so I wanted to dress it up a bit. To make this office appropriate (for my office at least) I added the statement necklace and structured jacket and finished the look off with a fall ankle bootie.

Skirt: J. Crew

Graphic Tee: Zara

Jacket: Aritzia

Necklace: J. Crew

Shoes: Diba

OOTD: Neon Pink & Denim

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I am still in a bit of denial that the summer weather is leaving us and that fall is pretty much at our doorstep. Today I decided to work with some of my favorite summer pieces by creating a layered look for this crisp fall feeling day. September is the perfect time to play around with mixing and matching summer and fall!

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Top: J Crew

Vest: Forever 21

Jeans: Seven for All Mankind

Shoes: Sperry

Necklace: Aqua

Bracelet: Lia Sophia

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

My Evening Skincare Routine

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Now that summer is coming to a close and the weather is beginning to change my skin is starting to freak out a bit. This seems to happen to me whenever we have a change in season. Because of this I decided it was time to get back on track and have made it a priority to meticulously follow my skincare routine. And YAY it has been working! Below is my five step routine for my normal to dry skin.

1. Remove Make-up

The first and one of the most important steps is to remove all of the make-up that is on my face and eyes. I do this before bed each night or if I know I will not being leaving the house again. My favorite make-up removing wipes are the Pond’s Evening Sooth with chamomile and white tea.They smell soooo good and are gentle on the skin.

Pond’s Evening Sooth Wet Cleansing Towelettes – $4.69

2. Wash Face

Currently I am using Clean and Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser. I have used this in the past and keep going back to it. It is a gentle wash and doesn’t leave my skin dry or irritated. However, I haven’t noticed a difference in the brightness of my skin as the product name claims. If I want to go the extra set for a deep clean I use this cleanser with my DDF Cleansing Brush. I do this about once every other day to provide that extra deep clean.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser – $5.47

DDF Revolve 400x Micro Polishing-System – $99

3. Toner

Next, I use a toner. Toner is something new I have recently within the past 6 months added to my skincare routine. I feel like it has made a world of a difference! Since I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to a toner I just picked up L’Oreal HydraFresh Alcohol-Free Toner, an inexpensive drugstore toner. The purpose of a toner is to remove excess dirt and oil from the skin that may be left behind after washing your face. I put some on a cotton pad and wipe across my face, making sure to cover all of my skin. One look at the cotton pad after and you will see just how much dirt and makeup is left of your skin on even after washing your face!

L’Oreal HydraFresh Alcohol-Free Toner – $6.49

4. Spot Treatment

On the occasion that a blemish pops up (EEEKK!) I use an over the counter spot treatment. Lately I have a been using the Clean and Clear Advantage Spot Treatment. It seems to work pretty well but it unfortunately doesn’t provide instant gratification. I find that applying twice a day for a couple of days usually does the trick.

Clean and Clear Advantage Spot Treatment - $6.27

5. Moisturizer & Eye Cream

With the weather starting to get cooler it brings along dry patchy skin with it. I have normal to dry skin so it is very important for me to moisturize. Clinique moisturizers have always worked best for me. I am usually a fan of most drugstore products but moisturizer is not one of them. It is the one drugstore product that I have found to always break me out. Because of this I always use a Clinique moisturizer because they are very gentle and fragrance free. Using a separate eye cream is also key! The skin under and around the eyes is different than the skin on the rest of the face so it important to always use a cream meant for this area. I like to use Clinique All About Eyes. Although it is a bit pricey I love the way it makes my under eyes feel. A little goes goes a long way with this product to so a small jar can last about a year!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion – $26

Clinique All About Eyes 1 oz – $50

This full five step process is what I do every night before bed. For my morning routine I do steps 2 – wash face and 5 – moisturizer and eye cream. If I have a blemish I will also add step 4 – spot treatment. This routine has been working pretty well so I am going to stick with it. I would like to add some type of anti-aging serum or cream to my routine as well. Even though I am not old enough to be getting wrinkles it is suggested that people start using anti-aging products in their twenties as a preventative measure.

Do you have skincare products you swear by? Any recommendations for a anti-aging product? Let me know!