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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Olive Dress

Moorea Seal plaid scarf
Madewell booties (on sale!)

Been really into this olive, navy, and burnt orange color palette for fall, especially paired with amber-toned makeup. This slouchy dress is so easy to throw on and layer with an oversized cardigan and scarf.

I'm currently in the thick of a 3-week flu with no end in sight, so I wish you all health as we enter this busy holiday season! If you're interested, here are my skincare and home decor gift guides (under $100).

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gift Guide: Skincare & Home [under $100!]

Skincare is one of my favorite things to gift the women in my life. It's practical yet luxurious, and there's a really personal touch because you have to know the recipient well in terms of skin needs, preferences, etc.

This post isn't sponsored, but these are truly items I personally love and own and are gifting my family and friends this year!

skincare beauty holiday gift guide

1. Peach & Lily Face Sheet Masks Set ($15) - Peach & Lily is my favorite online retailer for Asian skincare, and now have their own line of sheet masks! Finally, sheet masks with no alcohol or artificial fragrance.

2. Fresh Lip Treatment Set ($30) - I have multiple Fresh lip treatments by my bed, in my bag, at my work desk, etc. because chapped lips are the worst. The "Advanced Therapy" one is so hydrating (that alone is $26, so the set is such a good deal), and "Poppy" and "Rosé" have a light touch of color for everyday wear.

3. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Coconut Face Mist ($32) - I've gifted this to my sister-in-law and friend before. Herbivore Botanicals is local, and in addition to supporting small businesses, I love that their products are all natural.

4. Belif Moisturizer Set ($38) - Belif is one of my favorite Korean skincare brands. Their face cream "Moisture Bomb" is so appropriately named. I own that, as well as the eye cream and essence, but you can save $20 by getting the entire set!

5. Drunk Elephant Serum Set ($96) - This is a splurge item, but it's my favorite! I've raved about the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum before (May Beauty Favorites). I'm on my second bottle and still obsessed. I stocked up with a set for myself and also bought one for my sister.

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Here is my gift guide featuring home items. Again, none of these products are sponsored, but I own most of them and truly believe they're great gifts for loved ones!

1. Juniper Ridge "Douglas Fir Campfire" Incense ($12) - I gifted this to myself haha - no shame. I looove the smell of campfire and there is something so cozy about it. This incense is perfect for the holidays to fill my house with a Douglas Fir-infused scent.

2. Anthropologie Rose Quartz Coaster ($14) - These coasters are so gorgeous! I use a coaster to display some of my jewelry. As a set, they also make a lovely gift for a hostess.

3. TOMS Plaid Slippers ($49) - I own these UGG slippers, and I look forward to fall every year so I can wear them around the house. A good pair of slippers make winters much more bearable!

4. Antica Farmacista "Champagne Black" Diffusers ($64) - I have Antica Farmacista diffusers in my room, kitchen, and living room. This holiday set looks luxurious, offering three sophisticated scents: Manhattan & Vanilla, Champagne, and Bourbon & Mandarin all nestled in a satin-lined box, yet the price is reasonable to treat a loved one (or your own home!).

5. Slip Silk Pillowcase ($79) - I bought this Slip silk pillowcase for myself months ago and it's been life-changing! Apparently silk pillowcases are better for your skin and hair, but in addition, it just feels so heavenly. I look forward to sleeping even more so now!

6. UGG Fleece Robe ($88) - Last winter, I bought this UGG fleece robe (are you seeing my "treat yoself" trend here? lol) and it's been totally worth it. I put it on every morning after I get out of bed and while I'm washing up and getting ready, and I'm frequently lounging in this robe.

7. Diptyque Holiday Candle Trio ($100) - Diptyque is a splurge, but the limited edition holiday set is so festive and special... that justifies the splurge a little? :)

8. Tom Dixon Copper Shot Glasses Set ($100) - Upgrade your significant other or friend's drinking game with these classy copper shot glasses. Patrón and a good time not included. ;)

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Hunter Boots (+ Weekend Sales)

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving! I always love this time of year -- being around loved ones, stuffing myself silly with good food, and prepping for Christmas. We decorated our house for the holidays and did most of our Christmas gift shopping because of all the weekend sales! (I also treated myself to quite a few presents... hehe.)

ACNE Studios cardigan (on sale!)
Marc Jacobs shirt (similar - on sale!)
Forever 21 belted skirt (on sale!)
Hunter tall rainboots (on sale!)
Moorea Seal hat & necklace (on sale!)
CÉLINE eyeglasses (on sale!)

As you can see in the outfit tags above, almost everything I'm wearing is on sale! Love this time of the year to shop for presents.

Did you guys treat yourself this weekend?? I did some damage... :) The ones I'm most excited about: I got a Saint Laurent bag from Barneys that I can't wait to get in the mail! I've been wanting to try Artis brushes and they're 30% off on Anthropologie so I got a couple -- will report back how well they work. I also stocked up on the Glossier "Milky Jelly Cleanser" and "Boy Brow" since everything is 20% off. Everything is 40% off at J.Crew so I got myself this cute pom-pom beanie.

Check out my Home Gift Guide here -- I'll be adding a Skincare Gift Guide this week!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sale Picks [UPDATED!]

I've been doing lots of holiday shopping for gifts during these amazing sales. Here is a round up of the sales I'm shopping:

Nordstrom - extra 25% off sale

BaubleBar - 35% off with code: VIP35

J.Crew - 40% off with code: HOLIDAY

Bluefly - up to 85% off + extra 20% off

SHOPBOP - up to 25% off with code: GOBIG16

ASOS - 30% off with code: THANKFUL30

SSENSE - up to 50% off

See my home gift guide here (everything is under $100!). I'll be updating sales and gift guides all weekend so check back!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Faux Fur Vest

I can't believe we're headed into Thanksgiving weekend! I'm looking forward to time off with family, friends, food, and football (quite the alliteration haha). I am also rounding up sales for the upcoming weekend, so check back to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!

I wore this outfit to visit the "Yves Saint Laurent" exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, and of course, I had to sport one of my favorite Saint Laurent bags for the occasion. If you're in Seattle, definitely check out the exhibit as it runs until January 8! I posted an Instagram photo of gorgeous YSL statement jewelry that I wish I could get my hands on...

Forever 21 faux fur vest
Free People bodysuit (on sale!)
A.P.C. wool scarf
Saint Laurent "Sac De Jour" bag

Not only can a faux fur vest add warmth, but it gives a texture and a fun Chewbacca vibe to the look haha. I layered a trusty wool scarf over it and ventured into the windy day.

As for my makeup in this post, I've been wearing the Kat Von D "Lolita" liquid lipstick all the time. On my lids, I dabbed Giorgio Armani "Fur Smoke" eye tint on the outer corners and crease for a brown shadow, and I actually used my NARS "Dolce Vita" blush in the middle for that deep dusty rose red tone that is so autumnal. I posted a selfie of this makeup look on Instagram here.

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