I’ve been wearing Aerin Lauder’s latest scent Tangier Vanille since July and have gotten soooo many compliments on it. Seriously, people stop me in the middle of the street to ask me what I’m wearing. It’s soft and feminine without being overly sweet. It was inspired by the rich and evocative scents of Morocco – with notes of amber, bergamot and vanilla. I wear this scent every single day and can’t leave for a trip without packing it. I stayed at my girlfriend Tammi’s house in Palm Springs over the summer and brought her the gorgeous Tangier Vanille bath and body set as a little hostess gift. The packaging is this fun ikat pattern (so my style!) and I love the body cream included in it. Aerin’s entire beauty collection is just as classic, timeless, and chic as she is. I admire the lifestyle brand she’s built – her home decor pieces are to die for, her beauty products create that effortlessly put together look we all want, and her blog constantly inspires me. Everytime I wear the Tangier Vanille scent I’m instantly transported to Marrakech – a place that has been on my must-see list forever! You can shop the entire Tangier Vanille collection here. Have a wonderful weekend!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share a few chic gifts that would be perfect for the mom(s) in your life! For the past few years I’ve been giving my mom a beautiful perfume to add to her vanity. She loves switching up her scent when spring/summer rolls around and always gets excited when I pick out a new one for her to wear. When it comes to perfume shopping, Sephora is my go to spot because they have such a wide variety of fragrances. Tocca is one of my absolute favorite lines and their new scent Emelia does not disappoint. It’s got a bohemian feel with clementine, magnolia and fig tones. I can picture my mom wearing it with a colorful Calypso kaftan on the beach. A fairly new-to-me line; Atelier Cologne has a beautiful scent called Bergamote Soleil. This scent belongs in Capri or the South of France – it’s incredibly elegant. CLEAN’s Reserve Rain scent is for the woman who doesn’t like a super floraly, sweet perfume. It’s got a really natural, pure smell which is refreshing and light. Sephora’s Favorites Set is ideal because it comes with nine mini perfumes from Tory Burch, Gucci, Chloe, Burberry and more! Once your mom opens the set, she can choose her favorite scent and bring it to any US Sephora store where she will receive a full size bottle. It’s such a nice way to make the gift a bit more personal. Shop all of my Mother’s Day gifts below!
My secret weapon for a goodnight’s sleep is an eye mask. I’ve been using an eye mask for about 2 years now and can’t begin to tell you how much of a difference it has made. I sleep so much more deeply than before and wake up feeling refreshed and well rested. A few months ago, a girlfriend who works in the beauty industry sent me this iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask to try and I’ve been using it ever since. I love how much thicker it is than my old eye mask. It’s made of an incredibly satiny soft fabric that’s infused with copper. The copper technology is proven to reduce fine lines and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep – in just four weeks. Talk about a win-win! Cozy bedding is my other secret weapon to a goodnight’s sleep and this classic black and white sheet set with this down comforter is a dreamy combo. My throw pillows are Missoni and my headboard is Restoration Hardware (although I am loving this one from One Kings Lane!)
Fashion Week has officially begun! I’m excited to be partnering with Elizabeth Arden and giving you a little peek into my beauty routine. I like to keep my beauty routine low maintenance and easy during Fashion Week since I’m always running out the door/pressed for time. I try to focus on my skin (I mentioned my skin routine in Wednesday’s post) and my eyes (long lashes are a must!) I’ve tried my fair share of drugstore and luxury mascaras over the years – and after trying Elizabeth Arden’s new Grand Entrance Mascara I’m officially hooked! I loved that I was able to achieve long, thick lashes after only 2 coats and that it didn’t smudge or flake throughout the day. The unique push up tip not only created volume, but lifted and curled my lashes. Elizabeth Arden is running a month long sweepstakes with the chance to win $250 to shop their site. To enter, simply upload a photo of yourself on Instagram making an “unforgettable entrance” with #GrandEntranceSweeps. The picture could be you heading to date night, a fun cocktail party or an event…get creative!