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All hail the pail

11/6/17

Neon Blush, KARA patent leather bag, zipper bag, Realisation PAR lip handkerchief, simple style, black and white, Los Angeles, The Frilly trousers, H&M puff sleeve top, white button up top, Jacquemus inspired, RAEN unisex sunglasses, Rachel Comey slingback patent beige shoes, Amazon FashionH&M top, The Frilly trousers, KARA bag, Realisation PAR handkerchief, Rachel Comey heels (similar), RAEN sunglasses

Not sure how something could look so cute but so mature at the same time, but the oblong bucket bag balances that just perfectly. It's sophisticated and casual, fun and elegant, relaxed yet sleek all at once. Without a doubt, my favorite bag silhouette for the past year and the one to come. (Ps whoa how did the end of the year creep up so quickly?)

And lastly, if I could splurge, I would:


Neon Blush, KARA patent leather bag, zipper bag, Realisation PAR lip handkerchief, simple style, black and white, Los Angeles, The Frilly trousers, H&M puff sleeve top, white button up top, Jacquemus inspired, RAEN unisex sunglasses, Rachel Comey slingback patent beige shoes, Amazon Fashion

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Faint feline

10/30/17

Neon Blush, H&M, puffer coat, easy Halloween makeup, Halloween cat mask, kitty mask, feline Halloween costume, simple costumeH&M mask, puffer (similar) and jeans (similar), Rochas boots

I love an easy costume that doubles as normal-wear-- my last minute Halloween get-up resulted in getting a cheetah-print mask (similar here) and the perfect black puffer (which I will be sure to repeat a ton post-Halloween). Not quite a black cat (for that look, go with this feathery one here [which I love]), but it differentiates itself from a normal look just enough so that it passes for a costume. Procrastinators, rejoice: the best thing about this is that these items are still attainable in time for tomorrow night (thank you same-day Amazon Prime). With a swipe of a matted brick color on the lips (NARS 'Slow Ride'), a cat-eye (that's a no-brainer, huh) and swatches of rust and warm browns with the 'Scandalust' palette on the lids, you're good to go.

Neon Blush, H&M, puffer coat, easy Halloween makeup, Halloween cat mask, kitty mask, feline Halloween costume, simple costume

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Marant mornings

10/17/17

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglassesIsabel Marant hoodie, McGuire Denim pants, Rag & Bone bag and boots (similar), RAEN sunglasses, Adornmonde earrings

While I love seeing how new brands interpret "casual cool", I can't help but always return to some of the classics like Isabel Marant, the eponymous label renown for its refined embodiment of the term, and Rag & Bone, the New York brand also esteemed for epitomizing the laid-back blasé. These two, paired with my favorite oversized square sunglasses and some hoop earrings, make dazed morning runs for caffeine seem less cumbersome and a bit more au courant.

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglassesNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglasses

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Usual suspects

10/9/17

Neon Blush, makeup beauty skincare, earrings, Adornmonde, opal choker 2Bandits jewelry, Riverside, WhoWhatWear Target collection, tulle top, DIY crop top, oversized wideleg AGOLDE denim pants, velvet Prada pumps, Brixton fiddler cap, Glossier serum, NARS liquid blush, Chanel lipstick, Glossier highlighter topaz, J. Hannah form earrings silverGlossier serum and highlighter, Chanel lipstick, NARS liquid blush, 2Bandits choker, J. Hannah earrings, Adornmonde hoop earrings

No matter the time of the year, climate or destination, I have a handful of products and accessories I always bring with me on trips. Because I’d rather focus on discovering less-explored paths and the little moments that really define travel, I bring the skincare and makeup that work and actually last so that I don't have to worry about it after application. When traveling, my main beauty concerns are to merely de-puff and look awake, aka minimize the jet-lagged appearance and I swear, the Glossier super bounce serum (this doubles as a good primer) + Tarte creaseless concealer (not pictured, but I’ve used this for so many years, it’s never failed me and actually is creaseless all day long) + NARS liquid blush in “Torrid” (seriously the best color that gives you a natural looking flush and brightens and ‘wakes’ your face up) + Chanel lipstick (highly moisturizing and amazing color, of course) combo has really never steered me wrong during any of my trips.

Neon Blush, makeup beauty skincare, earrings, Adornmonde, opal choker 2Bandits jewelry, Riverside, WhoWhatWear Target collection, tulle top, DIY crop top, oversized wideleg AGOLDE denim pants, velvet Prada pumps, Brixton fiddler cap, Glossier serum, NARS liquid blush, Chanel lipstick, Glossier highlighter topaz, J. Hannah form earrings silverWho What Wear top (DIY from this), AGOLDE jeans (similar), Brixton cap, vintage belt, Prada heels, Barbela necklace

As for accessories, I like to mix it up with silver and gold so that I’m not limited to the kinds of clothing I can bring. Anything that is flashy in nature, but simple enough, is the kind of fuss-free jewelry I can always do. For dressier occasions, like fun dinners or brunch events, I like to wear these gold and silver hoop earrings and add on a couple rings and necklaces to my usual suspects: a two-toned double hoop earring sitting on the inner corners of my ears, next to my all-time favorite, these J. Hannah form I silver hoop earrings, and a layering of opal chokers with a pearl necklace I almost always drape over my neck.

Does anyone else stay faithful to only a handful of products everywhere they go? I’d love to learn about the tried-and-true travel favorites of others x