BLACK AND WHITE

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DETAILS:

BLACK CASHMERE CARDIGAN  (40% off- on sale!) || WHITE DISTRESSED DENIM || TASSEL SCARF (ALSO ORDERED THIS ONE) || BLACK LACE-UP SANDALS ||TORTOISE SUNGLASSES ||  CHANEL BAG (NOT SOLD ONLINE – SIMILAR HERE) || ALEX AND ANI BRACELETS || PEARL AND PAVE EARRINGS

Quick post today, it’s Mara’s birthday! We are doing some last minute errands getting ready for her party this weekend. Today’s look is one of my favorite classic combos: black and white. I picked up this scarf on our Cali trip and I’ve been wearing it on repeat. I love the tassel detail.  You guys know I am sucker for distressed denim and they have so many cute pairs out right now. Loving these super distressed ones and these under a $100. Congrats to Erin D. who won the Lulu’s giveaway! Have a great day everyone!

XOX,
Christine

* Photos by JessaKae

The Secret to Softer Skin & Lips

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Nothing can make your skin softer than ridding it of dead cells. You can achieve this with a great exfoliator and cleansing system. I like to exfoliate once or twice a week and use my Clarisonic the days I’m not exfoliating. I recently started using this exfoliating treatment and it absolutely lives up to its hype – I instantly noticed a difference. Here are the best tips I have found for using facial exfoliators:

  • After cleansing, apply an exfoliator in circular motions – keep pressure light to avoid wreaking havoc on your delicate skin.
  • You’ve probably heard a dozen different opinions on when to exfoliate and there is a simple explanation – it depends! Once a week is a safe place to start.

After exfoliating I use a soft toner to cleanse my face. I use this toner every night after I wash my face before I apply a nightly serum and moisturize (just started using this I love!). Moisturizing is a crucial step in your nightly routine. This is what allows your skin to rejuvenate at night.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so make sure to include a lip exfoliator in your skin care routine for a perfectly soft pout. Face scrubs and other abrasive exfoliators can do more harm than good on the thin layers of skin on your lips so you’ll definitely want to invest in one specifically designed for lips. I have forever loved this lip polish. It uses natural ingredients to exfoliate (sugar crystals) and condition and always leaves my lips feeling baby soft. I’ve also heard great things about this one. Don’t forget to put a moisturizing lip treatment on after. I love this one.

Too often our skincare routines focus only on our face, but we will be living with our bodies just as long. Give some extra TLC to the rest of you with a body exfoliator.

Of course exfoliation is only part of my skincare routine. Here are a few other favroite products in my skin care routine:

Clarisonic – this is a skin care essential! It does a deep clean on your skin and you can feel an instant difference between washing your face with this verse a wash cloth.

Epionce Renewal Face Cream – lightweight cream leaves your skin soft without feeling oily or heavy.

Clinique toner – used this for years, great basic cleanser.

Shiseido cotton pads – 100% cotton and my absolute favorite. I use this to apply my toner and remove my eye makeup.

XOX,
Christine

* Special thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. Image source: Beautystylish

Snow Days

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DETAILS: BLACK FUR-TRIMMED PARKA (SIZE SMALL) || HOODIE (MEN’S SIZE SMALL) || BLACK LEGGINGS|| SNOW BOOTS || WHITE BEANIE || NEON BACKPACK || MITTENS || SUNGLASSES

CODY: BLACK COAT || GREY SWEATER || DENIM || SNOW BOOTS || GREAY BEANIE || AVIATORS || GLOVES

B: SNOWSUIT

Happy Monday everyone! A couple weeks ago we went to shoot an outfit post by the snowy trees and got super distracted. The kids and I ended up hiking through waist deep snow exploring. Holy cow it is a work out. I never realized how tiring it could actually be. I’ve never tried snow shoeing but after this I’ve put it on the top of my list of things to try. There is something so beautiful and serene about the peaceful outdoors freshly covered in a blanket of snow.

I got these snow boots this year and they have worked so well. They lace up tight so the snow doesn’t sneak in and they keep your feet super warm. I’m also in love with this black fur parka. Faux fur is a always a great way to add a sleek accent to your snow ensemble.

XOX,
Christine