The first day temperatures reach 60, my winter coat is retired to the back of the closet. Never mind that it might be 30 the next, that coat is not seeing the light of day until next November. Bundling and layering can be so restricting, it’s refreshing to be able to let my skin breathe in lighter, airier pieces.
Admittedly, I’ve been throwing on athletic wear lately because I’ve grown bored of my winter sweaters and jeans. Last week, I decided it necessary to get out of my winter funk by purchasing a few new items that would get me back into the habit of dressing like a put-together human. I’ve listed off several items that have been renewing my love for getting dressed each morning.
My favorite in-between seasons pieces are light blouses that can be paired with pants or shorts for those warmer days. They can be layered with a cardigan or jacket, a pair of slides or boots. There are so many beautiful, feminine pieces out there right now! I found this blouse last week, have already work it twice and received several compliments on it.
Spring weather in Kansas City is especially fickle: warm and sunny one day, snowing the next. It helps to have a few lighter options that you can throw on when the days/night are a bit cooler. Some of my favorites spring styles are bomber jackets, biker jackets, and the classic trench.
I like to rotate my denim the same as the rest of my closet. I live in dark washes during the colder months, so lighters washes and cropped jeans are such a welcomed change of pace.
You can shop my look below. Hope you’re having a good week! xx
The Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale started yesterday, it’s the perfect time to collect a few new pieces for spring! With the code GOBIG17 you can save up to 25% off your purchase. My birthday is next week and I plan on using this as an opportunity to gift myself something nice. 😉
I already bought a handful of pieces yesterday that I’m really excited to receive. I got these mules in the prettiest shade of pink and this tee because you can never have enough white t-shirts, in my opinion. Can we talk about how fast Shopbop’s shipping is? It brings me a lot of joy. It’s the little things, guys.
I live in my Ray-Bans and a bunch of them are on sale, including the classic aviators and wayfarers.
The Club Monaco trench coat that I own in nude has already sold out, but this one looks really similar. If it’s anything like the one I have, it’s the softest coat EVER and is the most beautiful color.
My Madewell transport tote is well-made and well-used. I take it to work with me almost every day and it travels well, too! Such a good bag for the money and comes in 100 colors, you can find them all here.
A few items I still have my eye on…
The ruffle trend is something I didn’t think I would get behind, but my closet is slowly filling up with these light and feminine pieces. This top would be so cute with white denim and slides.
I’m seeing a lot of cropped denim and I’m in need of a different length than my typical skinny jean this season. I’ll forever be a Levi’s girl and love this pair. I’m also a huge fan of these skinnies, but I need another pair of jeans with giant holes in the knees like I need a hole in my head. *Adds to cart anyway*
I’ve been pinning a lot of dresses lately. This one is currently in my cart – would be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, or my trip to Paris this spring! I wore this dress to a wedding recently and got so many compliments.
The raffia platform on these oxfords make them the perfect mix of classic and casual.
The trend pages are brilliantly curated collections that I love browsing, my current favorite being the Everyday Essentials because comfy tees and denim forever and ever, yes please.
Have you snagged any good deals at the Shopbop sale so far? Share your favorites below!
For the majority of my life, I haven’t had many issues with my skin outside of the occasional blemish – lucky, I know! So when regular breakouts started out-welcoming their stay, I had no idea what to do to combat the problem.
I’d used the same skincare and makeup products for years and was so out of touch with what else was out there. So I started doing lots of research. I knew I wanted to stick with mostly natural products and I’ve tried many brands over the past 6 months. I also knew I wanted the most minimal amount of products I could get away with – because quality over quantity! I’m finally at a point where I can say I’ve found a collection of brands and products that I am proud to use and that make my skin feel like it’s supposed to again.
It seems so trivial, but having skin problems made me self conscious when out in public. I found myself not wanting to make plans, not wanting to be around people because I was embarrassed of what I was unsuccessfully trying to cover up. The fact that it was consuming my thoughts was silly and frustrating.
Sharing the products I found that worked for me is important because I’ve talked to so many others that have had/still have skin problems that effect their self esteem, so I hope that this list is helpful to some of you.
True Botanicals: Not only are the products like liquid gold, but their customer service and user experience is just as wonderful. You can create an account, customize the products to your needs, and set up a subscription so that your products are shipped to you without you having to remember to place another order when you run out (and you’ll save 10% by doing so). The face oil and body oil are two products I never want to live without again!
French Girl Organics: I use both skincare and beauty products from this line. The packaging is beautiful, and the ingredients and scents in their products are light and soothing.
Bare Minerals: The hardest part for me throughout this whole journey was finding a foundation that was moisturizing and light. I didn’t want something that looked caked on and flaky by the end of the day. I’ve been really happy with the BareMinerals tinted gel cream. I also use the eye brightener when I’m looking a little tired.
I am by NO MEANS a doctor, dermatologist, or skincare expert, but I’ve found these few things to be helpful in my own experience.
Drink water: Around 60% of our skin is made of water, so it’s no surprise that the more you drink, the better your skin will look. Water has the effect of brightening, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable, and flushing toxins from the body.
Eat well: You’ve heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat’, right? Our skin forms from the inside out, so what you put in your mouth has a direct effect on what your skin looks like. High dairy and sugar intake can cause inflammation. By nourishing your body with dark leafy greens, fruits and veggies and other nutrient and vitamin-rich foods will be doing your skin a huge favor!
Sweat: Sweating out the toxins in your body is great for your skin. Just make sure you’re jumping in the shower and washing the sweat off directly after your workout so that the sweat isn’t sitting on your skin causing breakouts.
Buy a humidifier: Dry winter air tends to leave my skin feeling like the desert. A humidifier can help put moisture back into the air and back into your skin when you turn it on at night while you’re sleeping.
I’d love to know if you have any brands or products you think I should check out. You can shop my favorites by clicking the images in the slider below: