Sharon has this necklace in yellow. She brought it over to my house and I told her we should timeshare the necklace. This blue one is goooooooooorgeous in person and may need to be my next statement piece.
I want Botox. Not Real Housewives of _________ City Botox, but baby Botox. Small, tiny injections of Botox that will help me age gracefully and slowly. But, I won’t get Botox. Why? One: I am deathly afraid of needles. Two: I can’t get over the thought of poison being shot into my forehead. So, I guess I should say that I like the idea of Botox. I like the idea of something softening my fine lines and helping my sun-ravaged skin look a few years younger than it really is. I never want to look frozen or like I am trying be decades younger than I am, but I want to wake up when I am 45 and have people say, “No. Really? I would have thought you were 38.” Am I the only one?
Preventative care is imperative to my future face. Right? I am hoping that by doing small things now, I can avoid having to do drastic things later. So, in an effort to avoid the ‘tox, I have been doing several things.
I have already spoken about my love of at-home peels. They are fantastic. My skin feels smooth, firm, and clear after a peel. I do them weekly.
I slather my skin morning and night with multiple creams. I have yet to find something I am 100% committed to, so I change every year or so. Have one you love? I’d love to know about it.
My newest obsession is the Nu Skin ageLOC Galvanic Spa. Yes, it was pricey, but worth every penny. Every single one.
There are tons of very science-y facts about why this is great. All I know is I love it. My skin feels clean and bright after I use it and the lines on my forehead are much less pronounced. My mom bought one too and I can’t tell you how much firmer, smoother, and brighter her skin is. Seriously. The difference in my skin wasn’t as drastic as hers, but I am still beyond pleased. I am hoping that this little device, my peels, and my creams will help stay looking youthful.
What kind of anti-aging products do you use?
If this jacket wouldn’t eat up the bulk of my fall budget, it would be sitting in my closet right now.
Yesterday morning was dedicated to photographing pieces for our hunt.gather.style online shop. Our motto is affordable vintage for the modern woman, but we did add a few pieces perfect for the true vintage lover this time around. We only picked a few pieces to start with and hope to add more soon. Locally we have a summer sale coming up, our big fall shop, and a special holiday shop that will be filled with cocktail dresses, sparkly jewelry, and evening clutches. Happy Friday!
I popped into Ann Taylor a couple of weeks ago and tried on this top. I absolutely loved it. The fit is great and the high neckline is perfect for showing off a statement necklace. Its only downside? It is polyester. And they wanted 68 dollars for it. I am not willing to pay almost 70 dollars for polyester. While poly is great because it doesn’t wrinkle, it doesn’t breathe. In Texas, you need clothes that breathe. Now it is on sale for 40 dollars. 40 seems reasonable for a poly top. What do you think?
Why, hello there. I took a little unexpected blog break the past two weeks. I certainly didn’t mean to do that. Whoops. I finally got my Gap ankle zip legging jeans in. They are pretty fantastic except for the fact that they don’t fit. My usual size does not fit and I will not be sizing up. Why? Well, they don’t fit because I have put on about 5 pounds or so over the summer. This happens every summer. One would think that wearing a bathing suit and short shorts most of the time would cause a weight loss, but for me, summer always means a weight gain. I blame it on the endless BBQs, margaritas, and the lack of pants, which unlike my comfy summer dresses, keep my waistline in check. So it is operation calorie counting, or simply not eating tons of queso and margaritas. Then I will shop for pants. If you have not gained weight this summer and are looking for a great pair of black jeans, then I highly recommend the Gap ones. They are pretty great. Don’t order this studio sweater though. It is itchy.
So, that is another piece off my list. I still am hunting for dresses, and as already stated, holding off on pants for now. What have you been up to?
My fall list (so far) contains the following items:
Two pairs of jeans: one in black and one in dark denim
A pair of pants, preferably navy
Three dresses that can I can wear both day and night
A new lightweight blazer or jacket
A pair of comfortable wedges or booties
Two silk button downs
This past weekend I was able to check the first item off my list. I found the perfect lightweight blazer. My Gap purchase hasn’t come in, so I am not sure if I can check the jeans off yet.
This J. Crew jacket is fantastic. The fit is lovely and since I live in a warm climate , I love that it isn’t lined. If you live in a cooler climate, you might not appreciate that it is unlined. While the grey color is pretty, this navy is stunning. I foresee myself wearing this all season long.
Have you made your first fall purchase?