It’s finally Fall! I wore out another pair of shoes this week, walking back and forth to teach is starting to wear down my shoe collection. Everything I’m wearing this week I’ve had for at least a year, so check the links for similar styles and/or colors.
This is my “it’s almost fall weather” wardrobe. Where the walk to class is hot, but the classroom is freezing. I’m running through shoes, I had to completely toss a pair that disintegrated while I was wearing them. I know it’s almost fall weather, when I give up my wedges for flats and then it’s finally boot season.Monday: Piperlime dress (similar), pink booties (similar), necklace (similar)
Victoria Beckham can really do no wrong in my fashion opinion, but there are some looks that are my absolute favorite. Her outfit at her most recent fashion show is in my absolute favorite category. Simple, structured, and a pop of bright cranberry color. Combined with an effortless bun and make-up that includes a brown smoky eye, light plum lip color, and a bright blush, it’s perfection. Check out how I recreated it below!
The Target Anniversary Collection dropped today! While a lot of it is selling out quickly there are still some items online and in store. I didn’t set an alarm for this collection, but I managed to pick up the few items that I had my eye on:
The Lilly Pulitzer clutch I found in store, and it would be great to carry on a date night, or to carry essentials in your purse.
The Altuzzara coat I ordered online, but also viewed in store. I like the weight and trench coat with a twist design. It was slightly wrinkled in store, so I’m hoping the one I ordered is less wrinkled, or easy to iron.
Finally, I grabbed this Philip Lim long sleeve shirt for B. A great basic and it comes in two colors. Perfect for fall!
The best part of the week was my sister and I showing up to school pick-up in coordinating outfits, down to our shoes:
Must be our sister brain!
It’s still blazingly hot here, so I’m trying my best to have work wear that looks both professional and isn’t stifling. Oh and that I can walk a half mile to class in.
I knew I wouldn’t have time to go to the store before a birthday party J is going to this weekend, so I found these fun items on Amazon:
It has good reviews on Target, and so I’m thinking about picking it up on my next Target run (or adding it to my next Target order).
We checked out a new coffee shop on Friday last week and I’m already thinking about when we will go back:
They had me at iced dirty chai latte. So good!
I also picked up a few Fall things at the Anthropologie sale:
My absolutely favorite wind down activity:
I’m currently watching Scandal as research for the Crisis Communication class I’m teaching and I am totally hooked. Don’t spoil it for me! I’m behind a couple of seasons. Also, as much as I use my iPad, I love a good print magazine. The current issue of InStyle, plus painting my nails (OPI Cajun Shrimp) is perfection.
And finally, how I recipe plan, screenshot from Destin Duchess for baked chicken dinner:
Unfortunately I’m not going out! Happy Thursday!
Whether I wear no make-up:
Or have fully done my make-up:
I always keep an ongoing list for must purchases when Sephora has a sale. Right now their summersave code gets you 15% off if you are VIB and 20% off if you are Rouge. This time around the big four I was out of was foundation, my Naked 2 eye shadow basics palette (finally back in stock), hydration serum, and styling cream:
As you can see, I’ve used these significantly (I threw the hydration serum away because it was completely gone). NARS is by far my favorite foundation of the year. I like that I can change the coverage if I use a beauty blender or a foundation brush. I love the neutrals of the NAKED 2 palette, I’ve probably had it longer than you should. B and I have used the styling creme for years. I like that it has hold and creates volume without being sticky or stiff. And finally, the hydration serum. This isn’t a moisturizer on its own, but helps to lock in your moisturizer better. I use it with the retinol cream I picked up at the last Sephora sale.
I picked up all four plus I’m testing out Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen. I’m hoping this will be a bit more mattifying than the current sunscreen I’m wearing to work under my make-up. It’s so hot right now here, that you only step outside and feel like your make-up is melting off. In addition, I grabbed two samples, one is a sleeping cream that has a really high rating on Sephora and the other is a sample refill of my Lancôme eyelash primer. I combine the primer with Covergirl exhibitionist mascara and my mascara doesn’t budge.
I’m all stocked up! Until the next sale!
I have a bit of a confession. I’m super lazy when it comes to accessories. I’ll spend time carefully planning my outfit the night before, and then when I go to put on accessories the next morning, I either a) forget, or b) feel overwhelmed trying to pick them out. In a move to combat that I’ve started stream lining my accessories, creating a capsule collection of them and then switching out outfits that coordinate. I’ve created three different looks to share, all using the same accessories, just switching out the outfits! Here is the line-up of accessories:
A fun essentials clutch for my purse.
An investment purse to wear with everything.
Cute peep-toe booties to transition to fall.
Hoops that add a bit of sparkle but aren’t overwhelming in size (I go with smaller hoops because when I teach larger hoops will swing around when I talk….my students would say I’m pretty animated, ha!).
My favorite lip gloss for when I remember after I get somewhere that I didn’t put on lipstick, which is often.
I invested in several pairs of sunglasses this year and this pair was one of them.
I love stretch bracelets because they tend to not slide up and down my arm and they don’t have to be sized.
First up, is an outfit for work:
Second up, is an outfit for work or going out:
We purchased a few things on “Prime Day”. I thought I’d share some of our best deals, and some of our favorites!
First up, these are the specific prime day deals…
The ring doorbell. This has been a long time coming in our house. Our front door has limited visibility, so this was something we’ve had on our list for awhile.
Sports thermoses for the boys. Another necessary item…all of ours are lost or broken.
Collagen peptides. A scoop of this goes in my coffee every day.
I’m starting on back to school shopping and copy paper is on the list (I bought the three reams 30% recycled for the best deal) .
This could be the best deal of the day for me, and I put it on my birthday list for B to purchase:
I also picked up this rarely on sale Stila liner:
Second, these aren’t prime day deals specifically, but were good prices:
Under Armour shoes for A:
Composition notebook packs for school supply list:
T-shirt sets for the boys:
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