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December 11, 2014
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Rawr

rw_1xI did a lot of damage over Black Friday weekend.  Online shopping is so dangerous.  No wonder so many people go into credit card debt.  Anyway here are two things I recently got.  I love this faux fur leopard print coat.  It’s really soft, warm, and feels surprisingly luxe.  It’s from F21′s premium line with a heftier price tag ($86), but the quality shows.  Luckily I was able to utilize their 20% off.  Animal print can be loud and tricky, but when worn right, it really does exude a confident and luxurious feel.  No one wears leopard print faux fur to blend in with the crowd, but I still wanted to incorporate into my everyday wardrobe without appearing too Housewives of Orange County.  So when worn with a very preppy, casual look, it instantly took it to another level.  My wine colored leather bag from Rebecca Minkoff was actually a wrong purchase.  I had initially wanted the much smaller bag for everyday use but when I was putting it in the shopping cart, I didn’t look at the dimensions and they sent me the much bigger bag.  Looking back, this bigger bag is much more practical since I can fit more stuff in there.  Plus I’ve been wanting a bag in this color for a long time.  Anything to justify not having to send it back.  How did you fare this Black Friday weekend?  Is it time to cut up some cards? rw_2xrw_3xrw_4xrw_5xrw_6xCoat: Forever 21, Shirt: H&M, Jeans: BDG, Shoes: dollhouse, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Hat: ASOS

December 1, 2014
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Winter Skin Care

larocheposayUgh, the dreaded winter.  When my skin gets so dry and my mantra becomes: hydrate or moisturize.  Unfortunately for me I have combination skin.  Problems with dry patches and an occasional break out or two.  I’ve tried several acne prevention lines but they seem to work to only a certain point.  I’m giving La Roche Posay’s Effclar K a try and it seems to be working.  And unlike so many medicated moisturizers, this one has a light and pleasant fragrance.  I also got myself the Athelios Sun screen for the face, but to be honest, I haven’t used it yet.  I will definitely do a review of it once I’ve tried it.  We’ve established that winter = dry skin.  What’s worse is when I’m trying to use medicated moisturizers with salicylic acid, they dry out my skin even further.  I’m a firm believer in rotating.  I think it’s good to change it up so your skin doesn’t get used to anything.  So every other day I use the Effaclar K to prevent break outs, but on the off days use the Skinfood moisturizers below.  If not anything else, both moisturizers smell heavenly.  They’re both light creams with light scents, so some of you might not like them for winter.  I personally don’t like anything heavy so although light, they’ve been great hydrators.  La Roche Posay is available on Amazon, drugstore.com, and even your lcoal CVS.  The Skinfood line is a Korean cosmetics brand and you can find them on Amazon.skinfood

November 28, 2014
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Rain Storm

ds_1xI hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving!  It feels surreal that a month ago, I was in Paris!  If I had to pick Davy’s favorite look during our travels, it would have to be this!  Doesn’t it scream Paris?  As simple as the outfit is, the navy and red just go so well together.  The striped sweater is from doublju, which is a mens brand from South Korea.  Clothes from S. Korea tend to be well made and the fits tend to be on the slimmer side.  Davy has liked all of the clothes from this brand since it’s well tailored and he’s appreciated the small details.  They’re available to purchase from Amazon, which makes it oh so easy and a bit dangerous!  On this day we had to wait out a rainstorm near the Louvre, but luckily we didn’t have to wait long.  You could tell Davy *loved* taking pictures.  Oh the things hubbies have to put up with.ds_2xSweater: doublju, Pants: Old Navy, Shoes: Converse