Sunday, November 29, 2015


From reading my blog, you've probably already learned this, but I HATE the cold weather. I hate chapped lips, cold fingers and toes, and dry skin. So when my mom asked where I wanted to go for Thanksgiving my answer was simply, "anywhere warm." I was not made for the cold weather!

So, the end destination? The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami

Our little friend wanted to share the sunshine with us poolside. 

"Brother sister bonding or organized chaos? You decide." 

Beach cover-up: Francesca's
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Tanning lotion: Island Company
Bikini: +Victoria's Secret 

Ok, moment of full disclosure, the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is the source of 99% of my summer tan. The sun greets me in the form of a sunburn rather than a tan. This tanning oil from the +Island Company, however is a game changer. The Islander Dark Tanning Oil with spf 6 is a triple threat. Not only does it deliver results quickly, but it also smells like piƱa colada while simultaneously moisturizing your skin with beneficial ingredients like cocoa butter, aloe vera, vitamin a, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Not completely sold yet? Keep reading... I also get bad eczema due to the cold weather, and this product help soothe my irritated skin after the first use. 

What are your favorite tanning products? 

We joined friends for lunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio

Mom and I enjoying the beautiful water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. 

Tunic: J. Crew
White Jeans: HUE
Sandals: Steve Madden

We decided to soak up the last few hours of sunshine at Miami beach before heading to the airport. 

Until next time! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Beauty: Transform Your Skin

As the cold weather begins to roll in, its time to update your beauty routine. Here are the best products (in my opinion) to help "put your best face forward."

Frank Body is a new obsession of mine. Shop all their products here:
This is a product I hope to try in the future. I've heard and read great reviews. 
The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder honestly performs magic tricks. It's a must have beauty product.
 The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes make taking off my makeup after school, and before my workout, a cinch. 
This is the best mineral-rich water mist for softening and relieving sensitive skin on the market.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream is a "lightweight gel-cream that instantly quenches and continuously hydrates skin."
I've been using the LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub for about a year now. "It is a vodka infused cocktail for bright, fresh skin." This product not only removes unwanted dead skin cells, but also hydrates with avocado and coconut. 

What are your favorite beauty products for putting your best face forward? Comment below. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rachel Zoe + UGG

It's no secret, I HATE cold weather. I've never been a big fan of snow and would be perfectly happy living in 80 degree weather year round. However, to my dismay, we can't go straight from fall to spring. 

Fashion stylist turned designer, Rachel Zoe has a trick up her sleeve however to make me hate the cold a little less. She styled six looks for UGG to promote their new fall arrivals. Below are two of my favorite looks I would wear in a heartbeat. 

Featuring the KRISTIN WEDGE

Featuring the MICHELLE

Shop my favorite UGG footwear below: 


Monday, October 12, 2015

Sol Beauty Salon

I'm so excited to be writing this post today! This past weekend I had the opportunity to collaborate with my favorite hairstylist, Rachel from Sol Beauty Salon. Not only is Rachel a highly talented colorist, specializing in the Balayage technique, she is also an inspiring and fun person to work with. Our appointments often fly by without us realizing hours have passed. I'm so excited to share pictures of Rachel's process of coloring, cutting, and styling my hair. 


Choosing the perfect color combination for Fall. 


The end result is perfect for the Fall weather. 


For more of Rachel's work, be sure to follow her on Instagram: @solbeautysalon.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rainy Days

The weather is Charlottesville is supposed to be gross and rainy for the next week. I'm not looking forward to a week without sunshine at all! Although I'm not a big fan of continuous rainy days, it gives you the opportunity to whip out your rainy day apparel you don't always get to wear. Here is my shopping guide to taking on the rainy days like a Vogue model.

Tatjana Patitz Vogue 1989

Fun & Flirty:

All Work (some play):

What are your favorite rainy day outfits? 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Beauty: Desert Essence

When was the last time you looked at your beauty routine? Do your products work in harmony with your body naturally, or do they strip natural oils? Desert Essence products work in harmony with your body, and are naturally-effective products formulated with only the best ingredients. Whether you're shopping for the organic guru, or the pumpkin spice obsessed, Desert Essence has products for every consumer. I'm a big fan of the Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo, not only does it smell like lemonade, it also leaves my curly hair soft and silky.

Shop for a Change: Pure Oil Blend
"With each Pure Oil Blend purchase, Desert Essence will donate 1% of sales to Plan International USA’s Because I Am a Girl Initiative, which improves the lives of girls through educational opportunities and resources."

"Protects both color and non-color treated hair from harmful sun damage." 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Henri Bendel Sale

This weekend Henri Bendel is offering $20 off all full-priced bracelets. This is one heck of a deal, especially if combined with another coupon code. I purchased this Jetsetter Padlock Bracelet this morning, and can't wait until it arrives! Here are my top ten favorite bracelets from +Henri Bendel.