Color Edit: Ultra Violet

Fashion & Beauty

Every December Pantone announces their choice for Color of the Year for the upcoming calendar year. For 2018, that color is Ultra Violet. It’s definitely on the blue side of the purple spectrum, and is described as “provocative and thoughtful” (Pantone.com). In their own words, here is how Pantone describes Ultra Violet: Does anyone else have Purple Rain now playing in their head? To me this shade of purple is…

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The Great Mask Debate

Fashion & Beauty

Okay, so maybe there isn’t actually a great debate going on, but there’s no question that skincare masks are more popular than ever. And there are so many to choose from! As if I needed another reason to go to Sephora. In my efforts to control my adult acne and erase old scars (and because it’s fun), I’ve started incorporating masks into my routine. I’ve tried all kinds of them…

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November Favorites

Fashion & Beauty

I don’t know about you all, but I had a great November! The weather was beautiful, Thanksgiving was perfect, and I had really good luck with some new beauty and fashion buys. The only pimple on the complexion of the month was the terrible run of books I read. I’d read so many amazing books in September and October that I suppose my luck was bound to run out, but…

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The Loss of My Life

Life

Birth. Death. Love. Pain. Illness. Joy. These are but a small sampling of experiences that all members of the human family can relate to, but which we all experience in unique and different ways. Grief is one such experience. Most, if not all of us, have experienced loss in some form and I have yet to see two people handle it the same way. Of course, it wasn’t something I…

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Nike via Net-a-Porter

Fashion & Beauty

As you may have read in previous posts, Net-a-Porter is my favorite online retailer. I can get lost for hours just browsing through their beautiful assortment, and I use my wishlist as motivation for my goals. When I achieved my fitness goals for October I treated myself to a new Nike workout shirt, and I absolutely love it. It’s long enough to not expose me no matter what my circuit…

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Statement Earrings

Life

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day full of loved ones and great food. My boys are with their dad this year, so it’s just my daughter and I. Rather than cook (which I can’t) and have dishes (which I hate), we went to a restaurant for our Thanksgiving feast. Some may eschew this decision as lazy or impersonal, but it was AWESOME! The food was incredible,…

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Meet Me at the Bar

Fashion & Beauty

Do you ever find that you’ve developed a serious loyalty to a brand, almost by accident? While cleaning out my bathroom cabinets the other day I realized that a disproportionate amount of my hair care products are from DryBar. It occurred to me that I have sought out these products as my preferred brand for some time now, so I thought I’d share with you all what it is I…

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Not All Blues Are Moody

Fashion & Beauty

Happy Tuesday, friends! It was a gorgeous day in Cincinnati today, with sunshine and comfortable temperatures. With no need for outerwear, I opted for this long, lacy shirt layered over comfortable leggings. I cannot for the life of me remember where I got it, and I cut the tag out long ago because you could see it through the shirt! I did find a very similar one on Looktastic, which…

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Cardigan For The Win

Fashion & Beauty

I think it’s been pretty well established that we all love fall fashion, but sometimes it can be so hard to just get dressed this time of year! With morning temperatures hovering near freezing and afternoons often soaring into the 60’s (or higher), how’s a girl to manage without changing multiple times a day? I, for one, am not willing to add more laundry to my life so I opt…

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