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Blush Tones
Ribbed crop top- Forever 21 | culottes- Topshop (old; more options) |  bag- A.P.C. | sunnies- Celine | sandals- Loeffler Randall c/o Shopbop | necklace c/o Maria Black | 'Boy Bye' ID bracelet- Goldeen
Blush Tones
Blush Tones
A.P.C. Paris Half Moon Bag
Blush Tones
Evidently I'm feeling blush tones these days... I blame Anton and that Kenzo bag he gave me. Ever since that fateful day, it's been all pretty pinks and warm, salmon shades up in here (just wait til you see the bomber jacket I have lined up for you next week!). But as with the case of Baxter and that fateful wheel of cheese, I'm not even mad. Turns out I like pink, and I'm as shocked by the realization as you are... even more shocked, if you can believe it, than by the fact that I just dropped an Anchorman reference in 2016— it's been quite a day. xx 


Photos by Anton Atienza

Blush Tones

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Anti-Aging Habits to Start Now
Like mama always said, it's never too soon to start taking care of your skin (thanks mom, I owe you one), which for me meant an eye cream addiction that started at the age of 18 and the eventual incorporation of daily sunscreen a few years later. But no matter what age you happen to be, there are a few simple things we can all do to help us look and feel our best. Many of these are pretty obvious, but I figure a gentle reminder never hurt anyone... which is exactly how mama-bear eventually got me onto the sunscreen. #Persistence

1. MOISTURIZE, WELL, EVERYTHING.

I've grown up believing that the foundation of good skincare is a good moisturizer, which I've since expanded to include eye cream and serums. Basically anything you can do to keep your skin hydrated and elastic will go a long way towards preventing fine lines (which, when you're young, are basically just dehydration lines) and eventually wrinkles. But when I say slather on the moisturizer, I don't mean stopping at your face— if you want to avoid looking older than you are, be sure to include your neck, chest, hands, elbows and knees in your moisturizing routine. Those areas always give away a person's age (not-so-fun fact: the neck loses elasticity faster than any other part of the body) and can be hard to correct if neglected for too long.

2. COVER UP. 

The sun is great and all, but if you want to keep that skin of yours looking as fresh as possible, you're going to want to protect it by wearing sunscreen every day, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, and wearing sunglasses on the regular. Repetitive squinting in sunlight can lead to crows feet, while we all know the effects of sun-damaged skin. So slather on that sunscreen (don't forget your hands!), wear a hat, and seek out shade where possible— your skin will thank you.

3. HYDRATE, BUT AVOID STRAWS.

Drinking plenty of water will help keep your skin hydrated from the inside-out, just try to avoid drinking from straws if possible. The way your mouth puckers when drinking from them can create permanent vertical lines around your lips over time, so ditch the straw and drink straight from the cup  instead. And in case you're a straw addict who needs more incentive for this one, it's also way more environmentally-friendly to avoid straws in general... so there.

4. GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP (JUST NOT ON YOUR FACE)

Getting a solid six-to-eight hours of sleep each night can go a long way towards helping you look your best, but if you make a habit of sleeping face-down, you could be prematurely aging yourself. I'm definitely guilty of doing this from time to time, which inevitably leads to waking up with pillow creases on my face— not good. Over time, said pillow creases can turn into permanent wrinkles, so do yourself a favour and try to sleep on your back as much as possible.

5. FEED YOUR SKIN. 

 And last but not least, a healthy diet filled with fruits, veggies and omega-rich proteins like salmon and nuts can go a long way towards keeping your complexion radiant and plump, so try to load up on the good stuff while avoiding refined sugars and processed foods. Sugar damages the collagen and elastin found in the skin, which are the very things that keep it looking youthful in the first place, so it's generally a good idea to avoid sugar as much as possible. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, this will probably be the hardest adjustment to make (have mercy!), but as long as you're eating more of the good stuff than the bad, that's a step in the right direction... xx


Photo by Adventures in Fashion

Anti-Aging Habits to Start Now

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Kenzo Paris bag
Tank + bralette c/o Express | boyfriend jeans- Topshop | booties- Sigerson Morrison c/o Shopbop | sunnies- Ily Couture | bag- Kenzo | 'Boy Bye' ID bracelet- Goldeen | necklace c/o Maria Black
Kenzo Paris bag
Casual summer look
Sigerson Morrison
Kenzo Paris bag
Casual summer look
Casual summer look
It's no secret that I've been a bit of a Kenzo fan over the past few years (tiger sweatshirts, eye t-shirts, the works), which is why I was so excited when my bestie Anton gave me this circle bag for my birthday this year... what a guy. He just gets me, you know? And as luck would have it, today marks his (oh, let's go with "22nd") birthday, so be sure to give him some love over on social— @antonatienza, if you please. Happy Friday! xx


Photos by Anton Atienza

Kenzo Paris

Friday, July 15, 2016
Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go
As if this were even possible, but Pixi's gone and done it again, this time with a genius innovation to their cult-favourite product, the Glow Tonic... that's right friends, everyone's favourite affordable chemical exfoliant (say that five times fast) is now available in pad form, perfect for times of travel and running out of cotton pads alike. I know, I was excited too. But can I be real with you guys for a second? Despite the fact that it makes no rational sense, I honestly think these work better than the original formula. I'm not sure if it's psychological because I'm a magpie who likes things that are all shiny and new, but I'm way more impressed with this version of the product. It's probably the exact same in every way (it's 5% glycolic, after all), but for some reason my skin seems to respond way better to the Glow Tonic in pad form over the traditional liquid... Perhaps it's because I haven't used GT for a while and my skin's missed it and its exfoliating ways, or maybe it's because I've been taking my time to really buff it into my skin (hey man, gotta use up both sides of those pads!), but it's really been working for me lately... oh Pixi, you get all the gold stars. xx
Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go
Photos by Adventures in Fashion

Beauty On The Go

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Weekend style
Blouse- Theory c/o Revolve | distressed jeans c/o Topshop | velcro sneakers c/o DKNY (more options) | 'Caty' sunnies- Celine | bag- Alexander Wang | necklace c/o Maria Black
Theory blouse
Theory blouse
Alexander Wang
Theory blouse
Hey friends, happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend... mine was spent going out with friends, watching 90s movies (are there any other kind?) and braving the crowds at Ikea, which ultimately led to some very unhealthy food choices. But what's a trip to Ikea without some ridiculously cheap fried food, ammiright? So if you need me, I'll be here, still digesting last night's fish 'n chips... #MistakesWereMade


Photos by Anton Atienza

The Weekend Recap

Monday, July 11, 2016