6

A refinery

5/2/16

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Every year I try to get creative with Mother's Day gifts, but I don't get very far because like her daughter, my mom knows what she likes and prefers to stick to it. She doesn't care much about clothing or accessories; fragrances are my mom's favorite things to get and this year, I thought I'd shop around to introduce new scents and brands that aren't as popularly advertised to her. In doing some perusing in Sephora, a new line--CLEAN Reserve--caught my eye. True to their name, their scents smell great and *clean* (they're young and refreshing but mature), and the packaging is also neat and uncluttered. What I appreciated most, though, is how they responsibly cultivate and source ingredients, on top of teaching sustainable and innovative methods of harvesting to farmers whose lands they source from. I've never been more impressed with a brand's balance of quality product with its totally sustainable approach, from the ingredients, to philanthropy, to the packaging. Just thought I'd share this bit about CLEAN Reserve, but back to the matter at hand- below are some other new scents I came upon at Sephora. NEST's "Midnight Fleur" struck me with the heavy floral notes- love the inclusion of jasmine, and I might have found my mom her new favorites: Tocca's romantic "Florence" and Atelier Cologne's musky "Santal Carmin".


This post was done in collaboration with Sephora

15

Desert diary

4/28/16

Neon Blush, AS98 footwear, Coachella music festival, festival style, Palm SpringsRat & Boa dress, AS98 sandals, Adornmonde choker

Another year at one of my favorite music festivals. I kid you not- during the 362 days that follow the end of festival, I look forward to Coachella, and even during other music festivals I look forward to Coachella. It's where my energy really thrives and I forget my introverted tendencies and let go. The sheer euphoric feeling of being able to float between your favorite artists all day (Coach arguably has the best lineup of all, AND we were inundated by this year's long list of surprise guests) in almost-perfect weather, and put everything else on pause is the greatest.

This time around, I learned my lesson and packed just what I needed and made sure to bring chic footwear that was comfortable. Last year was a disaster and I ended up bandaging my entire feet and wearing sneakers (that a girl mistook for orthopedic shoes!) so this Coachella, I brought my boots and sandals from AS98. Seriously, the most comfortable leather shoes (pre-break in) fit for the arid festival life. Hope you enjoy the photos x

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Dared to go to the festival in all-white with black accessories. My AS98 boots got pretty dusty, but surprisingly I did good.

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Simple and easy for the last day of the festival: ribbed crop top and skirt and lace-up/zippered sandals.

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7

The new classic

4/19/16

Neon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinniesNeon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinniesNeon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinnies
Keeping up with brands is hard; there are so many emerging designers and then there are my all-time favorites that I've loved and lusted after over years. Those brands I'll keep tabs on through HauteLook (affiliated with Nordstrom Rack, which I also love), where you can find designer goods at more budget friendly prices. HauteLook hosts three-day flash sales that offer styles for up to 55% off (Frye is up now!). For a pair of classic black leather boots that I've long wanted, these Frye Lucinda short boots are a godsend. It's hugely convenient to sign up to HauteLook to shop quality pieces and your favorite designers (I've personalized my list) - it's free after all, I suggest you try it out here. x

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This post was done in collaboration with HauteLook