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Loving Lately: Skin to Coat

I want to start by saying mea culpa for not posting sooner!  My sister is visiting from Jakarta, so I’ve been busy with family, and we just got back from a trip to Mexico.  Now let’s get down to business. New year, fresh start.  I want to share what I’ve been loving lately as part of my “loving lately” blog series launched in Nov (which you can read here).  No surprise that the series is being continued with skincare products.  But, in case you haven’t noticed from my Instagram stories — I’ve been on a coat buying binge so sharing that too. I’m a self-proclaimed skincare product junkie.  Perhaps it’s the byproduct of age.  I hear turning 30 makes you do crazy things… like seeing fine lines where there aren’t any… #guilty.  Anyhow, you know…

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Me at 30

Today is my 30th birthday.  Thirty… wtf.  I’m actually having trouble starting this Post and I rarely have trouble finding my words.  Ask my husband… or anyone that knows me.  I thought about writing a reflection piece on 30 things I have learned by age 30… but realized no one wants to fcking read all that.  So let’s keep it short-ish and sweet. Not sure if this is a Capricorn thing, but my birthday feels like the most important holiday of the year.  Christmas what?  I like to think I’m not alone and all Capricorns want everyone to know it’s our birthday and how they can help us celebrate.  Right? So let’s get started.  I have obviously discovered, realized and learned a lot for the last 30 years of my life as basic as…

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Super Wide Leg Trousers

Statement Trousers Holiday dresses are all the buzz, lately.  But, how about we pause for a moment and admire these statement pants.  Better yet, why not kick the holiday dress to the curb for a pair of super wide leg pants.  I suspect it’ll be a crowd pleaser.  The best part is this is a silhouette you can wear to just about anywhere.  They are also that power piece that every woman should own in their wardrobe.  Wear them to the office with a blazer and heels, casually with a tee or crop hoodie and sneakers — the options are endless. If you haven’t snagged a pair, it’s not too late. These H&M ones are sold out, but you can find similar ones here and here (and more affordable here; and one almost identical to…

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Teddy Bear Coat

THE PERFECT TEDDY Starting off here with an ode to this teddy bear coat.  It is a trend that I hope repeats itself every fall/winter because it is the perfect baby-its-cold-outside piece.  I could cuddle with it.  I could sleep in it.  I could live in it.  Kinda am.  This particular one is from Topshop.com but apparently sold out everywhere.  Fret not, I have linked some comparable options.  Hope you are able to find love below.  Just a heads up, I plan on wearing this with everything this season which means you’ll be seeing it frequently on le blog and l’Instagram… and wherever else.  Now that that’s settled. SEEING RED We’ve been seeing red lately, no?  I haven’t gone as far as a full-on monochrome red look yet, but could in the future.  In…

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Blaze-r It

There isn’t a science to wearing a blazer.  But, there is some math to it.  Today, I am sharing my favorite ways to wear a blazer.  1 blazer + 6/+ ways = endless possibilities. White tee.  My ultimate favorite is to throw on a blazer over a basic white tee, paired with boyfriend jeans.  If I am with my kids, I will opt for white sneakers.  If I am not, I may still choose sneakers (can you blame me?!) or go with a small heel.  The days of high heels, unless it’s a night out, are over for moi. She-E-O status.  Office outfits don’t have to be boring!    A blazer instantly spruces up any old office ensemble.  Full disclosure, blazers in the office are only my preference on a seasonal basis.  Usually during…

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Skin Secrets

Something happens when you are getting close to the big 3-0 (gulp…).  Well something is happening to me.  I have been obsessing about my skincare regimen increasingly over the last couple years.  So, when I learned about this skin tip, I may have done a couple back flips. First thing’s first.  Credit on this one goes to my sister. (If I don’t give her public credit, you better believe I will get a text from her that will read something like:  “I told you about that!  That was my find!!!” So, now that that’s taken care of… ha ha love you, Z.) Anyhow, I get a random Snapchat message from my sis one day that she’s been using hyaluronic acid serum for the last year and as a result, she believes her skin looks younger and…

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Pink

My love affair with the color pink started when I had my twin girls.  For some reason, blush pink looked really adorbs in a little girl’s room.  Before I realized it, blush hues had made an appearance in my home décor.  And, now, pink has permeated the fashion scene in a major way and clearly found its way into my closet! This little pink number is from HM—which by the way has been knocking it out of the park lately.  Am I right or am I right? Do you remember the Balmain collaboration?  I was five months pregnant when the collection dropped, and it led me to do something I had never done before…  I shamelessly camped out for it. Totally a spontaneous decision, for which you can blame my sister.  She called me at…

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Pearls Are Back

Pearls are back, and not just for ladies who lunch.  All year long we have seen jeans, blouses, sandals, hats — you name it — encrusted with pearls.  Not complaining about this trend at all because pearls do have a way of instantly turning a basic item to wow.  What’s even better about this trend is pearls are timeless.  They’ll always be in, and Chanel has made sure of that.  Now this jumpsuit, pearl embellished and all, is the mother of all jumpsuits.  And, since it made its premiere on my Instagram, I have been getting one inquiry after another about it.  Rachel Zoe, you should totally sponsor me. Wink wink. I fell in love with it as much as you did when I saw it last year.  Yep, I bought this baby in…