chic style in a sensible manner

Sunday, June 30, 2013

True Beauty

Thought of the Day:
True Beauty comes from within.  Look for the best in other people.

My Lazy Beauty Routine

It's a NO NO!!

Let's face it, after a big night out, or really any day of the week, it's easy to get lazy.  Sometimes I think it's a feat to have made it into my pajamas. But we all know that we should not go to bed with make-up on our faces.  Ideally, dermatologists recommend washing and moisturizing every night.  So here are my favorite budget-friendly products that save time on my bed-time routine:

When I had my first child I discovered a true love of baby wipes.  They are a delightful multitasker! I swear, I will never be without them in my life.  I use for everything from cleaning cars, children's faces, and wiping down baseboards.  But, I digress.  I have found the best wipes for faces.  No need for a wash cloth, soap, or running water!  It's all built right in there.  I have tried so many kinds.  Both of these brands  are hypo-allergenic, and have the perfect amount of moisture without leaving any residue. 

Boots No. 7
Quick Thinking Wipes
Target, $6.50
These are my everyday go-to item.  

Yes To Tomatoes
Blemish Clearing Towelettes
These handy wipes have salicytic acid.  They are great for adults with break-outs and wrinkles. Add these to your pre-teen's toiletry items.  It cannot hurt!

Sonia Kashuk REMOVE
$10., Target
This eye make-up remover is so useful and moisturizes as it goes on.  It feels the same and works as well as Clinique's Take the Day Off Make-Up Remover ($18.). 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Thought for the day.  This, of course, applies to life and clothes.  Be kind to yourselves.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Color Wonder

Meadham Kirshhoff SS 13

I am loving all the raucous color in the fashion world and in "street" looks right now.  It really feels like almost anything goes.  So go ahead, be bold.  Mix prints, vary tone on tone garments, layer on the accessories, and wear a little fluorescent everyday.  Why? Because you can!

Peter Som SS 13

Issa SS 13

Milly for Banana Republic

Designer collections for budget friendly stores are always a fabulous opportunity to get the look for less. Over the past few years some designer collaborations have been disappointing- but I think this one delivers. Banana Republic says the Milly collection by designer Michelle Smith, "blends effortless modernity with chic prints inspired by summertime."  I agree.  Milly is best known for classic looks with fantastic detail and fun prints.  The collaboration with Banana Republic features pretty prints as well as beading and colorful accessories.  Plus the price point is well below half of the price of original boutique Milly clothes. Let's check out some of the women's line highlights:

Striped Fit and Flare dress

If you buy nothing else, splurge on a bracelet.  You will feel so special the next time you go out.  With accessories, the colors do not need to perfectly match your outfit, just complement it. Two-tone stretch bracelet, $35..

This is a personal favorite.  Mostly, because of the accessibility of the price. Shorts and a tee are perfect for any summer day!
Beaded Necklace top, $45.
Shorts, $49.50 

Love the mix of prints here! Medallion Print Roll-Sleeve Top

 Colorblock Pleated Patio Dress

Market Tote, $130.. 

 Eden Rock Printed Dress