Current Skincare Routine

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted something related to beauty. This is my current skincare routine. Hope you enjoy!

image4Cleanse: Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
I simply pump a little onto my fingertips and apply in a circular motion to my face. It definitely does a great job at deep cleaning the skin.

IMG_1162Tone: Simple Skincare Water Boost Micellar Water
Typically, I’ll soak a cotton pad and run it lightly over the skin on my face and neck. This micellar water does a decent job of removing any leftover makeup or debris that is sitting on the surface and is gentle enough so that my skin doesn’t feel stripped after I use it.

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Essence: Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence Concentrate Eclat
First off, this packaging! I love the silver detailing in the grapes and the bottle is so beautiful and sleek. The essence itself is a little tacky and because of that, I like to apply it with my fingertips and gently pat all over my face and neck. It smells nice; is moisturizing and brightening, but leave a little stickiness after application.

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Moisturize: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
Again, packaging! I bought this product in hopes of finding something that would support my skin as the seasons transitioned from brutal winters to a more tender springs. I love that this product is light but still carries deep moisture. It’s smooth in application and it doesn’t wear like a heavy cream. Definitely my favorite moisturizer in a long time.

image5Eye Cream: Lancome Genifique  Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream
A simple eye cream. It’s almost gel-like in texture and is very light on application. I don’t feel like it does too much for the small creases beginning to form around my eye, but hey, it was a sample, so who’s complaining?

image3Lip: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
This jelly lip mask will keep your lips hydrated throughout the night and leave them plump and soft in the morning. It smells and tastes almost like chapstick, which I’m neither for nor against, but does a great job at moisturizing. If I feel like my lips are excessively dry, I’ll sometimes use it as a gloss during the day as well. A little goes a long way and this mask will last you a long time.

What’s your skincare routine look like?

Three Ways to Style a Robe Wrap Dress

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Hi guys! Happy spring! In the spirit of change, I’m back with something a little different this time. Instead of featuring just one outfit and one way of styling, here are three different ways to style your robe wrap dress.

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The first way to wear your wrap dress is simply as the dress it was meant to be. I’ve chosen this vibrant yellow number and paired it with a black trench, classic pointed pumps, and dangling silver earrings.

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This is a look that works for a daytime meeting  and translates just as well into dinner with associates or even with a loved one. The black trench says business and sophistication but the fun dress underneath shows personality.

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Dress: Floral Flounced Wrap Dress, H&M
Coat: Lightweight Trenchcoat, H&M
Heels: Pointed Black Pumps, A.So
Earrings: Silver Rectangular Earrings, Canal Street Market


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Secondly, you can wear your dress as a form of outerwear. Here, I’ve used the dress as a layering element over a simple black romper. My hair is pulled back and I’ve paired the look with chunky sky-high platform boots for an edgier, street feel.

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Wrap: Floral Flounced Wrap Dress, H&M
Romper: Polka Dot Romper, H&M
Boots: Black Platform Boots, Aldo


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Lastly, an easy way to break down a dress is to make it into a skirt! I’ve paired this with a cropped burgundy tank and easy sandals. The top happens to be the exact same color as the flowers and brings a cohesive element to the look.

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Skirt: Floral Flounced Wrap Dress, H&M
Top: Burgundy Crop Tank, Brandy Melville
Boots: Strappy Sandals, H&M

Which look was your favorite?

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Bird of Paradise

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Hi friends! Here in NY, we’re still in the heat of summer but autumn is slowly making its appearance known with diminishing daylight and chillier mornings. My outfit is centered around this bright and colorful bird of paradise dress. Because the print is contrasted against a black background, it almost has a graphic and urban feel. The fit is loose and comfortable but with a structured neckline. I’ve styled it with chunky sandals and a black choker for an edgy look.

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 Dress: Bird of Paradise Print Dress, H&M
Sandals: DABBLE Two Part Sandals, Topshop
Choker: Black Chain Choker, H&M

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Workout

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Hi friends! Keeping with the athleisure trend, I’ve style a workout outfit for this week. It showcases a cropped long-sleeve top with mesh leggings and supportive sneakers.

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What do you normally exercise in?

 Top: Cropped Sweatshirt, H&M
Leggings: Mesh Leggings, Forever21
Sneakers: Black Sneakers, Asics

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Street Chill

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Hi friends!

As opposed to the ultra-feminine previous look, this next outfit definitely fits more in the athleisure category.

I just loved the color-blocked conservative front in contrast to the dramatically exposed back. Doc Martens and an all-black chain choker toughen up the look for a chill neighborhood rooftop hang.

Alternatively, the top would work really well as a beach coverup for a flirty and colorful bikini.

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Cheers! Happy July!

 Top: Unknown Backless Long Sleeve Top, Top Shop
Boots: Grey Ankle Boots , Doc Martens
Earrings: 3D Triangle Wire Earrings, Cyclical Industry
Choker: Black Chain Choker, H&M

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Summertime

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Hello friends!

No more hiatus! It’s been an insane year of transitions and experimentation but ultimately, I’m back and now more resolved than ever.

This is a daytime look inspired by summertime picnics spent chatting with close friends. It showcases a polka dot crop top, lace-up wedge sandals, a flowy skirt, and the ever-trendy choker.

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The top is a mint green color with white polka dot detailing. It is built well with straps and a second layer of fabric covering the breast area so that even without a bra, the bust is subtly supported. The print echoes the playfulness of an outdoor excursion.

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The forest green skirt features an elastic waist to accommodate a potential food baby and there are high slits on both sides to allow for mobility without exposure.

Strappy blue-grey wedges allow for comfortable, yet fashionable prancing.

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Summertime is all about shimmering, bronzed skin and I felt that a golden choker would do well as an accessory to highlight the collarbone.

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Do you have any go-to outfits for summertime activities?

 Top: Polka Dot Crop Top, Kimchi Blue at Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Forest Green Skirt , Zara
Shoes: Strappy Wedge, Aldo
Choker: Golden Star Choker, H&M

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Stripes

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Happy February!

I really like the shirt that I got from Zara! It has a pin stripe pattern and is cut asymmetrically. The high neck line, streamlined shape, and side slit remind me of the traditional Chinese Qipao. Lunar New Year has just passed and I wanted a modern look that celebrated the occasion. The shirt was the focus of the look so I completed the bottom half of my outfit with all black, pairing black tights with black shorts and black platform boots to add length.

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What do you think?

Shirt: Striped Top, Zara
Shorts: High Waisted Black Shorts, Forever 21
Tights: Black Tights
Boots: Black Platform Boots, Aldo