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Back to suede

8/29/15

Neon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, Coach leather suede jacket, camel suede jacket, The Kooples straw hat, Levis 501 jeans, vintage Levis, Dr. Marten leather sneakers, Rag & Bone leather clutchNeon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, Coach leather suede jacket, camel suede jacket, The Kooples straw hat, Levis 501 jeans, vintage Levis, Dr. Marten leather sneakers, Rag & Bone leather clutchCoach suede jacket, Zara top, Levi's boyfriend jeans, Dr. Marten sneakers (similar from Via Spiga), The Kooples hat, Rag & Bone clutch

With fall around the corner, I'm happy to get back into my favorite textures: suede, denim and leather. Not that I wasn't already wearing these all throughout summer, but something about camel-colored jackets, stiff boyfriend jeans and all-black (instead of white) sneakers cements the transition into cooler weather. My tip for transitioning from summer to fall with wardrobe staples? Go for light colored jackets (my preferred summer/fall color is camel or sand-like this one from Live A Little) and loose fitting denim, aka the boyfriend fit, and pair them with easy-going sneakers.

A bit of texture play here; to balance the softness of suede, I dug out my favorite boyfriend jeans, a pair of Levi's, that I believe were my first purchase from Nordstrom Rack, and has since been worn in and faded perfectly. I think the combo of suede and denim are easily categorized as "western" and "boho" - so as to not fall into a category, I accessorized with a black straw hat and casual Dr. Marten sneakers (Converse-look but with added zipper details), also from Nordstrom Rack, to modernize it a bit.

Forever a fan of fall, I can't wait until the weather really allows for some shearling, enveloping coats and insulating boots. For now I’ll stick with the light jackets, faded jeans, and flat sneakers.

Neon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, Coach leather suede jacket, camel suede jacket, The Kooples straw hat, Levis 501 jeans, vintage Levis, Dr. Marten leather sneakers, Rag & Bone leather clutch
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4

Travel and beauty

8/25/15

Neon Blush, Urban Outfitters beauty products, Ardency Inn waterproof liquid eyeliner, Modster Easy Ride Supercharger liquid eyeliner, Sigma makeup brushes, Fatboy hair putty, Hourglass Ambient lighting palette highlighterNeon Blush, Urban Outfitters beauty products, Ardency Inn waterproof liquid eyeliner, Modster Easy Ride Supercharger liquid eyeliner, Sigma makeup brushes, Fatboy hair putty, Hourglass Ambient lighting palette highlighterNeon Blush, Urban Outfitters beauty products, Ardency Inn waterproof liquid eyeliner, Modster Easy Ride Supercharger liquid eyeliner, Sigma makeup brushes, Fatboy hair putty, Hourglass Ambient lighting palette highlighterNeon Blush, Urban Outfitters beauty products, Ardency Inn waterproof liquid eyeliner, Modster Easy Ride Supercharger liquid eyeliner, Sigma makeup brushes, Fatboy hair putty, Hourglass Ambient lighting palette highlighterArdency Inn eyeliner, Sigma kabuki brush and eye shading brush, Fatboy putty

Despite having an arsenal of beauty products, I tend to pack really lightly when I travel. I choose carefully which ones I want to bring with me and tend to ask myself: does this serve at least two functions, will it last an entire day with one application, can I achieve two different looks with this palette, is it compact, etc. What I choose to pack always, is: my set of Sigma brushes, this long-lasting liquid liner from Ardency Inn, and some reliable Fatboy putty hair paste from Urban Outfitters.

My favorite of the Sigma brushes is their 3DHD kabuki brush. Normally kabuki brushes are associated with all-over face application, and while I do use it to apply face powder, I've found that this brush, angled a certain way, can also be used as an effective contour brush. And if you angle the brush more carefully, you might even have a third use for it and utilize it for highlighting. On short trips where I spend 1-2 nights away, I'll first use the brush for face powder (MakeUpForEver's is long-lasting and light), and then apply highlighter (here: Hourglass 'Ambient' lighting palette) on one side of the angled brush, and then bronzer (love Urban Decay's Naked Flush in 'Strip') on the other side.

I'm also in love with Ardency Inn's Modster Easy Ride Supercharged Liquid eyeliner - it really does stay on all day and probably has the best tip for smoothly applying a mean cat-eye. It's perfect for long-flights, festivals, and an on-the-go lifestyle in general. Another one of my favorite products is this Fatboy putty - a little bit of this goop will tousle up the hair for that undone look, and leave it with a matte finish. What I love most about it though, is that I can also use it to dab over my eyebrows and lock the brows and brow powder in place. At home, I use Eyeko's tinted eyebrow gel to keep it in place but when I travel, I take Fatboy's to save on space with its dual function.

Love that I can get most of my versatile beauty products for travel all from Urban Outfitters. Shop below for some of my other multi-use favorites:

9

Summer blues

8/23/15

Neon Blush, Storets wrap skirt, Balenciaga Classic bag, Balenciaga cut out boots, leather cut out boots, ZaraZara top, Storets skirt, Balenciaga bag and boots

A bit disheveled here in the summer heat, but what’s new. Just wanted to check in real quick to reiterate my patience in waiting for cooler days.

7

Simple renewal

8/13/15

Neon Blush, Simple Skincare Micellar wipes, makeup wet towel face wip, cleansing wipe, skincare and travelNeon Blush, Simple Skincare Micellar wipes, makeup wet towel face wip, cleansing wipe, skincare and travelSimple Skincare Micellar Make-up Remover Wipes and Micellar Cleansing Water

As mentioned in an earlier post, I like to bring Simple Skincare products with me when I travel. My skin is somewhat sensitive so it responds to dry air, unpredictable weather conditions, etc. and Simple Skincare's products help relieve that quite quickly. I've been using the Micellar Cleansing Water for some time now, and now I also bring their newest Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes with me when I'm on-the-go to instantly hydrate and cleanse my skin.

As you know, the Micellar Cleansing Water is made with triple-purified water (the purest possible kind of water, which removes all contaminants to make sure there is nothing to irritate the skin), and Pro-Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C. The Micellar Wipes, my new favorite skincare product, also consist of the same ingredients, along with "Micelle technology cleansing bubbles" which are engineered to attract and really lift makeup so that there are no impurities left. The Micellar Wipes contain no alcohol or oil but takes makeup off very effectively without drying the skin out or making it feel greasy- just pure, instantly hydrated skin. Yes, using the cleanser and the wipes together before climbing into bed is absolutely blissful after a long day of travel and being on-the-go.

Neon Blush, Simple Skincare Micellar wipes, makeup wet towel face wip, cleansing wipe, skincare and travelThis post was brought to you in partnership with Simple Skincare®