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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beauty: Favorite Natural & Organic Skincare

For my skincare, I try to use as many natural products as possible without certain preservatives or fragrances. However, I don't use straight up coconut oil or shea butter because I also like a blend of added beneficial ingredients. So it's like the goop Pop-In at Nordstrom read my mind and curated all the natural beauty and wellness products in one spot. Nordstrom graciously gifted me a box of goodies from the Pop-In (open through June 25!), and here are 5 of my favorites:

goop Replenishing Night Cream - This is my new favorite night face cream. It has a mix of sandalwood nut oil (increases elasticity), linseed extract (reduces inflammation), and hyaluronic acid (prevents moisture loss). Plus, this night cream is made up of 79% organic ingredients. The texture is heavenly! It's thick and creamy, yet somehow light and whipped. The product soaks in and I wake up with hydrated, bouncy skin. I also love the simple and sophisticated matte packaging. It's an investment, but a little product goes a long way!

Lavido Alert Eye Cream - I have a few different eye creams for various purposes. I wear this one during the day because it sits well under makeup. It's super lightweight and my skin drinks it up. I like that it's almost slippery, which makes it easy to tap into my eye area.

Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Cream - Amazing body creams are actually so hard to come by. I have tried soo many, and either it's too thick and just sits on the skin or it's so watery and barely moisturizing. This body cream is perfect -- the texture is liquidy so it's easy to spread around, yet the product is really hydrating.

goop Enriching Face Oil - I have combination skin, and I never thought I'd love face oil because I always thought it'd make me greasier. However, I've been using one for years (only at night) and it's helped my skin retain moisture while I sleep. This face oil is made with 99% organic ingredients! I put on face oil at the end of my skincare routine, and I press the oil into my skin, neck, and décolleté.

French Girl Organics Sea Soak - There is something so satisfying about a short ingredient list. This bath soak mix is made up of organic Himalayan pink salt, French + Dead + Pacific sea salts, and peppermint + French lavender + rosemary oils. The smell of this alone is so soothing - add hot water and steam and the bath has just become therapy.

The goop Pop-In at Nordstrom is open through this weekend (June 25)!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Joie Striped Cotton Blouse

Now that the weather is warming up, I am just wanting to wear natural, breathable fabrics. That's why I'm styling this flowy striped Joie cotton blouse with everything in my wardrobe, starting with these linen culottes.

Moorea Seal linen culottes (similar)
Moorea Seal fringe earrings (similar)

A few weeks ago, we went "glamping" on Herron Island in Washington and were graced with gorgeous weather. I threw this look on during our morning stroll along the beach right by the cabin where we stayed. I love how light and airy this cotton blouse is, and I'm planning to style it with a white maxi skirt next time.

I'll definitely be packing these pieces to Bali next month -- we just booked our summer trip to Hong Kong, Bali, and Australia! It'll be our first time visiting Bali (we're staying in Uluwatu and Ubud). We'll also be going to Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia to snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef. From there, we'll be going to Sydney because my best friend just moved there for grad school. I'm excited to see her, and it's been almost a decade since I've been to Sydney. If you have any recommendations for those places, please leave them in the comments!

Also, if you haven't entered already, there are a few days left on my $100 Macy's gift card giveaway!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

CR by Cynthia Rowley @ Macy's

It's around that time of the year when there are lots of graduation parties, summer dinner dates, weddings, and events that require a special dress. I love this CR by Cynthia Rowley embroidered halter dress (exclusively at Macy's). It's a "little black dress" but the details -- halter neckline, crisscross back detail, subtle peplum, and elaborate embroidery -- make it appropriate for many occasions.

CR by Cynthia Rowley embroidered dress (c/o)
Christian Louboutin "Iriza" d'orsay heels
CÉLINE clutch (similar here and here)
Moorea Seal tassel earrings and hair clip

In celebration of CR by Cynthia Rowley's summer collection, I've partnered with Macy's to giveaway a $100 gift card to the store! To enter, just follow my blog on Bloglovin' (or RSS feed) and leave a comment below with your email! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED] For additional entries, see below:

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Monday, June 12, 2017

White Maxi Dress & Kendra Scott

A white off-the-shoulder dress is like the "little black dress" of summer -- I love that this one is flirty and fun with the layers of lace. We just booked a trip to Bali next month, and  I'll definitely be packing this dress with me!

ASTR the Label white maxi dress
Kendra Scott earrings & bracelet (c/o)
Steve Madden "Stecy" heels

I'm so excited to be co-hosting a shopping event at Kendra Scott in Bellevue Square this coming Wednesday 6/14 6-9pm! 20% of all sales will benefit the Greater Seattle Business Association's Scholarship Fund for LGBTQA students. If you're in Seattle/Bellevue, come hangout, sip champagne, snack on cupcakes, and shop for a good cause!

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Boho Maxi Dress for the Beach

I'm super into the burnt orange color of this boho maxi dress. It's a beautifully bright color for spring but just slightly muted.

Chicwish maxi dress (c/o)
Dolce Vita booties
Moorea Seal tassel earrings

I've been wearing this maxi dress nonstop. Another way I've styled it is with a belt and sandals (which I wore while chaperoning prom this weekend haha). This photos were shot a couple weekends ago, when we visited Herron Island. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful weather, white(ish) beach, and blue waters. Those natural traits aren't typically notable in Washington (though this beach was lined with pebbles instead of sand, which is very PNW).

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