Category Archives: Beauty Routine

Best of Etsy: French Girl Organics


Aside from French Girl’s super chic minimalist packaging, there’s also the thousands of rave reviews. I first spotted the Seattle-based organic skincare line on Anthropologie and was thrilled to later find their full collection on good old Etsy! From the facial scrub to the body oil, all their products would make for beautiful, unique gifts. Explore all of French Girl’s yummy collection here. READ POST

An Audrey Look-A-Like


I recently stumbled upon the charming instagram account of Annelies van Overbeek and had to share it with you. Using makeup and vintage clothes, the 17-year-old Belgian transforms herself to look like old Hollywood film stars like Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh. The results are uncanny! How great is her bold brow in the Roman Holiday photo below…? View Annelies’ instagram feed here. READ POST

Daily Wish List


Happy Monday, my dears! I hope you had a nice weekend. My mom was in town and I had such fun showing her around Chicago. To kick off the week, the pieces I’m longing for lately:

Striped Dress / Panama Hat / Retro Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Gold Palm Tree Stud EarringsLace BraletteBlack Quilted Leather Strap Watch / Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Telluride Eye Palette / Deborah Lippmann Shifting Sands Nail Polish / Skinny Knot CuffGold RingBlack Pointed Toe Flats (ordered these last week and will be living in them all summer!) / Cross Body Tassel Bag /


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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her


Being that Alfred is my Valentine this year the only gift I will be receiving is pug cuddles, but for those of you lucky ladies that have a special someone I thought we ought to brainstorm some ideas. Above are some fun things you may want to hint at (wink, wink, nudge, nudge…) or if you’re in my boat, treat yourself!

1. Kiss Kiss Leather Paperweight – for your bedside table… // 2. Kiss Me Stud Earrings – because why beat around the bush…? // 3. Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil – because you deserve a bubble bath… // 4. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda – they’ll make you melt… // 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch – classic and chic… // 6.Diptyque ‘Roses’ Scented Candle – I have one and it smells heavenly… // 7. Marysia Swim Bandeau Scallop Bikini – for your next tropical getaway… // 8. Pearl Sandals – because someday it will be spring again… // 9. Bunny Ears by Miyuki Ohashi – a flirtatious art print by my favorite Japanese fashion illustrator… //


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How to Grow Out a Pixie Cut


If you follow me on instagram, you may know I’ve been growing out my pixie cut for what feels like a lifetime (last November the left side was buzzed with a #1…that’s barber shop talk for really short). Well friends, I finally (!!!) have a bob and it has me feeling like Rapunzel. My natural hair has always been very thick and healthy but after going platinum blonde and back my locks were positively parched. Without further ado, the products I’ve been using to nourish my hair and make the growing out process (a bit) less painful:

1. Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements – forget basic biotin, these are a game changer. I take them 2x a day and my hair feels stronger, healthier, and is growing significantly faster // 2. Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner – my daily conditioner, a godsend for color-treated and heat-styled hair // 3. Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo – Can you tell I love their products? I use and love the coordinating shampoo // 4. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil – use before blow drying and straightening, it leaves my hair shiny, like magic // 5.Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment – Last month I began using this deep conditioning mask 2x week (let it soak in for 5+ minutes in the shower) and my hair is so thankful. I’m eager to try this Kiehl’s mask too // 6. Lastly, get regular trims! I know cutting your hair seems counterintuitive, but getting rid of my split ends and having my cut reshaped regularly (i.e. avoiding a mullet) has been crucial over the past 12 months. GOOD LUCK!

P.S. If you’re looking for hair and/or makeup inspiration, this Pinterest board is where I keep all my favorites…


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