6 Skincare Splurges & 1 Steal

It’s almost (almost!) Spring, and that’s always a good time to rethink and refresh your skincare routine. When it comes to beauty, I am an ingredient and information junkie. I love researching new products and brands and am not afraid to turn myself into a human guinea pig. Sometimes the result is smooth, glowing skin that gets me a day full of compliments and other times it’s an expensive failure that ends up in the trash. You win some, you lose some. So in an effort to cut through the confusion and needless spending, here are a few of my newest and tried-and-true faves. And…this is NOT a sponsored post.

Show Your Stripes

For the first time after three days of snow, it feels a bit like Spring out there. But there’s a reason they say March is the cruelest month. As sunny and warm-ish as today is, there’s surely some bitter cold ahead. All this changeability in the weather means your wardrobe has to work even harder to transition from winter to the warmer weeks ahead. Treating yourself to a new piece like this freshly striped sweater is just the ticket. In fact, this sweater inspired me to shop my closet and come up with an outfit I’d never considered before.

Sweater Goals

When we head up to our cabin in the Adirondacks, we’re headed to a more peaceful place, a more peaceful pace. Pretty much the opposite of our city lifestyle. Instead, like everyone who loves it up in the North Country, we’re focused on being outdoors and appreciating the outdoors. The crisp, fresh air, the breathtaking mountains, acres of forest, pristine lakes and streams, night skies filled with stars. No need to dress up, just dress for the weather!

Sequin Season


‘Tis the season to sparkle, right? While I’m not one to say no to some shimmer and shine any time, it does feel most appropriate for the days ahead. Especially for New Year’s Eve! With a scene-stealing faux fur jacket like this one, it might be hard to take in just how stunning this skirt is. But trust me, it’s one for the books. And your wardrobe.

And To All…A Good Night!


So seriously, are we all maintaining our sanity in the run up to Christmas? I surely hope so! I consider myself lucky in that I have 3 full-blown millennials who are not obsessed with wanting some particular “thing.” (Remember Furbies…XGames…Lego…phew.) So now I have fun searching out cool stocking stuffers (skull ice cube trays, beer’d wash, can’t disclose more!), and then we write them a check to help them on their way however they need and choose. We trust that they’ll make good decisions, maybe even put some away in a savings account. So…in the name of last minute Christmas suggestions, here’s a post with some millennial vetted gift suggestions!

Holiday Sweets

Pretty pink faux fur vest, plush sherpa sweatshirt, the perfect white booties, denim finished with pearl and gem sprinkles, and a pom pom beanie on top…this look is as sweet as it is simple. It’s also an outfit made up of five great gift ideas that you can pick and choose from — for those on your list or maybe even yourself.

Stripe it Bright

‘Tis the season for sparkly brights, and while I didn’t specifically buy this metallic striped sweater for the weeks ahead, it has such a fun holiday vibe. I’ve styled it on the more casual side for this post, but I’ve got big plans for dressing it up in the days (and months) ahead. We’ll be spending the holidays in Los Angeles, and I think it’s going to look amazing with a pair of white jeans and black patent sandals. That might even be my Christmas Day outfit!

Think Warm Thoughts

Thirty one days of holiday hoopla kick off tomorrow, and the true meaning behind what we’re celebrating can easily get lost amidst the shopping, working, wrapping, partying, traveling, stressing. But before that happens, or hopefully doesn’t, let’s take a moment to talk about the fashion phenomenon of faux fur. It’s EVERYWHERE. And for good reason. It’s the best of cozy…without the cruelty. I have to say I truly didn’t want to take this coat off once I had it on. Call me weird, but I’d sleep in it if I could. Or at least sneak a nap!

Layer on the Leopard!

Ah yes, our favorite feline continues to stalk the fashion scene. Call me a super fan, but I just can’t quit my love for leopard. Whether you want to layer it on as I’ve done in this look or just spice up your wardrobe with one purr-fect piece, there’s no better time than now to take the leap. I promise you’ll be glad you did.