Here’s a little peek into my closet! I’ll be doing a full tour soon but wanted to share my pre-going out routine. During the week, I wear a simple nude bra. It’s basic, easy, offers full coverage and doesn’t show through whatever I’m wearing. On the weekends, if I have fun dinner or drinks planned I typically wear something that’s black, strapless and/or sheer. For those pieces, I like to wear a black bra underneath. I have three on rotation that I reach for: this black strapless bra, this wireless bra and this gorgeous lace balconette bra. Over the years, I’ve tried my fair share of black lace bras. The majority of them have turned out to be made of itchy/scratchy material, dig into my sides, or don’t offer enough coverage! This black lace bra from ThirdLove is hands down my favorite. It’s super supportive and made of the softest lace. ThirdLove carries such a wide variety of bras – from strapless, to wireless, push up, to lace, and racerback. I think of them as the modern day bra shop – to get started you can try on any one of their best selling styles before you buy them. Shop more of my favorite black bras from their collection below and enjoy your weekend!
My favorite time of day is at golden hour – when the sun starts to set and the light outside is a hazy yellow/orange color. I’m not a morning person (never have been!) and feel most creative/awake towards the end of the day. Over the years, I’ve gotten a ton of questions about the time of day I shoot my photos and it’s either around sunrise or sunset. The glow you get is just incredible. I was so excited when L’Occitane reached out and sent me their latest fragrance; Terre de Lumiére which was inspired by the Golden Hour. I love that the fragrance is zesty for summer with hints of lavender and honey, and has a white musk base that gives it that warm, intoxicating scent. The collection comes with this beautiful perfume, shower gel, and body lotion. You can read more about it here! Shop the new collection plus my favorites from the line (like this eye cream and this day cream) below.
Up until a few months ago, I didn’t really have a set skincare routine. I would sometimes use night cream, maybe dab a bit of eye cream on (if I remembered,) and rarely used SPF (eek I know!) One of my girlfriends who is a few years older than me, is religious about her skincare routine. She takes SUCH amazing care of her skin and it shows – she literally glows without makeup on. She thankfully taught me the importance of skin maintenance and introduced me to Nu Skin ageLOC Me; a device that is basically a “one stop shop” for all of your skincare needs. I don’t like to take hours to get ready and don’t want a million products laying all over my counter so this sleek device is perfect for me. I love how it comes with 3 serums that weave into one easy dose, a day moisturizer (with SPF woo!) and a night moisturizer. Each product is customized based on a simple skin assessment I took before ordering that measures my skin’s sun exposure, hydration, etc. The products are automatically refilled and delivered to my door each month. In the morning I simply click a button and my serum + day moisturizer gets dispensed into my hand, then I rub both on, serum first, then moisturizer, and then dash out the door – a simple, two-step process. In the evening, I click the same button and my serum + night moisturizer gets dispensed. Easy as that! When you think about the cost and counter space of all of those different serums, SPF and moisturizer combined – the initial upfront cost of the ageLOC Me is 100% worth it. You can learn more about ageLOC Me here and take your own custom skin assessment here.
I live in neutrals so a neutral bra that matches my skin tone – and doesn’t show through my clothes is 100% necessary! When the new, up and coming bra company ThirdLove, reached out to me about their New Nakeds Collection (which they spent two years developing!), I was excited to test them out. The collection includes five shades of neutrals (the one that matched my skin tone was Naked 2 but I also loved Naked 5 – such a pretty color.) What impresses me the most about Third Love is that you can try out their bras, to find the perfect fit and shade that complements your skin tone, for free for 30 days! For a limited time, head here to try the New Nakeds completely free of charge for an entire month. If you hate bra shopping in stores as much as I do – and just want a simple, well made, quality bra then this is the company for you! Shop more of my favorite styles from Third Love below (how pretty is this black lace style?!)
Whether you’re single or in a relationship this Valentine’s Day, I say listen to Elizabeth Taylor and “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” Oh, and buy a box truffles (ahem, these!) while you’re at it. Like I’ve mentioned in past posts, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourself to luxuries like a new shade of lipstick, a pretty bracelet, a yummy smelling candle, or even a dozen roses… I’m personally not much of a lipstick girl (I prefer this lipgloss in C-Thru) but I am LOVING this nude lipstick kit from MAC. This bubble bath is heavenly, this almond coconut body cream is my favorite, and this body polish leaves my skin feeling ultra soft. This dainty gold choker would be gorgeous with a black off the shoulder blouse – plus it’s under $40 – and this bracelet is splurge worthy. If you’re in NYC and in need of dinner reservations – I recommend Palma (for a charming, neighborhood Italian vibe), Vandal (for a more lively scene), or Rubirosa (if you’re over Valentine’s day and just want the best pizza in town.) I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day in my hometown this year and am working on a super special post that will be up this week – stay tuned!