Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fall Staples





When it comes to seasonal wardrobe staples, I am always at least one step ahead of the game. I like to scout my splurges months in advance and carefully plan their placement in my closet. I very rarely make impulse purchases, with the exception of vintage. You really cannot linger over one-of-a-kind.

True to form, I have scouted my favorite pieces that would make the perfect canvas for this year's fall wardrobe.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SUMMER BEAUTY ROUTINE


i think it is clear i have come into my 30's. last summer, you may have heard me rattling on about a proper faux tan or a false lash as fundamentals to my summer beauty regime (in my defense, these were to protect from the sun and not have to deal with putting on make-up), and while i am not completely opposed to these things now (for the right occasion only), i have taken a much more au natural approach  to my overall aesthetic. i am into minimal makeup, just eyes (mascara and liner or a touch of creamy shadow) and lips. for my skin, i am slowly trying to work over to all natural, organic products. and for my hair...well that is a never ending story. what i really want is super blonde, middle part, soft wave kate bosworth-ish hair that is effortless and cool. unfortunately (and fortunately, i guess) i have super thick hair that is a total mixture of inconsistent curls. i am actually considering a brazilian blowout, not even for vanity reasons but more so for efficiency and lifestyle purposes. i mean honestly, who wants to spend an entire hour just blow drying their hair? 

in my ongoing process of perfecting this routine, i have come across a handful of products that i am keeping on heavy rotation (clockwise from the top):

~Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil to keep my frizz under control until i take the blowout plunge.
~Oribe Conditioner for Brilliance and Shine - seriously does wonders and smells divine.
~La Roche-Posay Sunscreen - the only sunscreen that magically does not cause me to break out.
~Oribe Shampoo for Brilliance and Shine
~Klorane eye make-up remover with cornflower oil - absolutely incredible. 
~Organic Olive Oil and Beeswax eye and lip cream. i got this from my facialist who is truly a magician. she gives a two hour facial using all natural organic products that she makes (and sells) herself. her identity is staying in the vault in fear that i will never be able to get an appointment, but if you really want to know - email me. 

have any of you ever had a blow out or keratin treatment? results? 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DESERTED

 
 ASOS dress // Givenchy shoes

wearing a mini dress and stilettos in the desert because, you know, that's normal. in addition to ambient sunsets and the perfect dose of dry heat before the sweltering sets in here in Houston, Santa Fe offers incredible food, spa treatments and resort hikes. if you are ever there, order the crab cakes at Geronimo and dine on the patio at The Compound

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ALBERTINA



it's been a while since i have had a shoe crush this hard. maybe not since the Isabel Marant Blackson boots? hard to say. but these babies have been on my mind and just won't quit. but 3K for a shoe? for a handbag, yes, but i have never paid that much for a pair of shoes, have you? 

Givenchy Albertina, you make me want to break my own rules. available here

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cayman





a few more shots from Grand Cayman Island. such a fun and relaxing vacay. if you ever make it to the island, here is a list of must-do's:

~stay at the Ritz. it sits on the prettiest part of 7 mile beach and has everything you need from restaurants to water sports.  the restaurants (Seven and Taikun) are among some of the best on the island. it's a great place to bring kids. 
~definitely order a pina colada and a mahi mahi sandwich at Bar Jack. i'm not usually one for frozen drinks but this one it just. too. good. 
~dine at Calypso outside at a table by the water. order the famous sticky toffee pudding. the service is incredible and the fish is fresh and delicious. this is a must
~have dinner at Eduardo's and order the mussels. delish! the restaurant sits in the back behind a bar that turns into a nightclub. it's a little misleading but once you tuck around back into the restaurant it opens to a fabulous stone hideaway that resembles an Italian osteria. 
~head to Havana club for local live music (call before to make sure there is a band lined up). be sure to note the colorful artwork on the walls by a local artist. i couldn't leave without one. 
~have Sunday brunch at Luca
~rent a catamaran for the day and head to Sting Ray City with a stop over at Rum Point. 

enjoy! 


Thursday, May 16, 2013

STYLESTALKER



one of my all time favorite island outfits, by Australian based brand Stylestalker. hard to stare at a computer screen after 5 days in paradise, and confused as to why i am not being served pina coladas at 11am. 

paired with Dolce Vita Archer sandals

more photos soon! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MAXFOWLES







i have a major collective crush on power couple Parisa and Max Fowles-Pazdro and their super chic and modern design aesthetic. from their sleek abode in the Hollywood Hills to their well constructed and impeccably tailored line of womenswear, i am feeling very inspired by their lifestyle in it's entirety.

tuxedo shirts as dresses, tucked into leather skirts and paired with leather skinnies all. day. long. 

head over to Refinery 29 to read their interview and find out more about what makes this duo so alluring. 

shop it here and on Moda Operandi.