ONE: Joie silk top TWO: Violet Lake striped bikini top (on sale!) THREE: Violet Lake striped bikini bottoms (on sale!) FOUR: Club Monaco scalloped shorts FIVE: KORS Michael Kors sandals (on sale!)
I’m sure your inboxes have been exploding with sale notifications like mine have… from Nordstrom‘s half-yearly sale to Bloomingdales brown bag sale to J. Crew‘s new + now event… I could go on forever, but here are a few sales that I’m personally shopping!
Take an extra 30% off sale items at DVF with code WKEND30 – why not pick up a classic wrap dress or wear-with-everything gold wedges.
Save 25% at Yumi Kim with code MEMORIAL25 – the good stuff is selling out fast, but I highly recommend the Liz Romper and Jayne Dress – I have them both in multiple patterns and they are so perfect for easy summer dressing!
And don’t forget about the Memorial Day Weekend Event at Rebecca Minkoff – specials include my favorite blazer EVER, the Becky Jacket (40% off in hibiscus, 55% off in black/white)!
Are you doing anything fun for the holiday?! We’re just sticking around DC, relaxing and crossing our fingers that the weather is nice for the first days of pool season! Happy long weekend!
The first few years out of college all of my vacations were either with my family or to visit friends that had moved to other cities after graduation. Then in my mid-twenties began the vacations planned around friends’ weddings, my own wedding/related planning trips and honeymoon. Now that my husband and I are in our late twenties, have more discretionary income and can be more selfish with our (relatively speaking) newlywed time, vacation planning is a bit different…
There are so many different options and so many resources easily available that the process can be overwhelming. And not everyone wants to pay for for a travel agent to make all the arrangements – but they don’t want to spend hours doing the research either. Luckily, I really enjoy doing travel research – whether it’s looking for the best hotels or restaurants or figuring out when is the best time to visit a particular destination. So I thought I’d put together a mini-series on How To Plan A Grown-up Vacation and break it down into a couple parts: Part I: Setting a Budget, Part II: Choosing a Location and Booking Flights, Part III: Making Hotel Reservations and Part IV: Planning An Itinerary.
By sharing travel tips, helpful resources and things I’ve learned while planning my own travels, my goal is to help others plan the most luxurious vacation possible within their budget, so they can actually enjoy their trip! Continue reading
I’ve been trying to transition to a more natural skincare routine over the past several months so when I was running low on my old serum of choice, I ordered the essentials sample pack of One Love Organics products along with samples of the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics collection (thanks to Grace for the heads up – more brands should offer sample packs like this)! The samples came in the cutest little packaging with instructions on how to use everything, and after trying them out, I loved a few products so much that I purchased full sizes! The serums and balms were definitely my favorites:
ONE: Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics active moisture vitamin C serum TWO: Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics active moisture vitamin E eye balm THREE: One Love Organics skin savior (smaller size) FOUR: One Love Organics morning glory (smaller size) FIVE: One Love Organics love springs eternal
I love the Elizabeth Dehn for OLO active moisture vitamin C serum so much I wish there were a gigantic size so I could slather it everywhere. Per OLO, “this 100% active face serum uses a potent mix of antioxidants to naturally brighten and replenish skin for a more radiant, even-toned complexion… helps to restore moisture levels and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” It’s a thicker serum but absorbs into my skin really well and is moisturizing enough that I can usually skip additional moisturizer. Since I started using this I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin – so much so that I’m even more comfortable going make-up free on the weekends! Oh, and it smells ah-mazing! Continue reading