Category: Fashion & Beauty

Banana Republic Blazer

Blacking Out

Fashion & Beauty

As deeply as I love fashion, I am rarely one to jump on trends and experiment too far out of my comfort zone. One of the advantages of age is that I know what I like, and I know what I won’t like no matter how “in” it is. Still, some days I get stuck in a rut or am just not feeling particularly inspired by the contents of my…

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Amazon Echo Look

Echo Look Review

Fashion & Beauty

I’m sure all of you are familiar with the Amazon Echo line of products, and many of you probably have Alexa already in your life in one way or another. I hadn’t joined the club myself, as I just didn’t see anything I really needed from the products. That is, until I heard about the Echo Look. One of the biggest challenges of being a blogger with no adults in…

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Sephora Haul

Fashion & Beauty

I am a Sephora addict. I admit it. I’m in there nearly every week, and can spend hours just browsing all of the amazing products and brands that are available. My shiny red VIB Rouge card is honestly my favorite card in my wallet. I usually avoid the mall in the month of December because I simply cannot abide the crowds, so when I finally went back this week I…

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Shrimp Tempura sushi

Turquoise and Tempura

Fashion & Beauty

It’s a gloomy Sunday in Cincinnati, but the 37-degree weather feels downright balmy after two weeks of single-digit temperatures! I’ve been needing mascara, but it’s been too cold to trek to the mall (and I wasn’t willing to deal with the post-Christmas shopping traffic) so today the kids and I ventured out to do some shopping. Sunday’s are kind of our lazy days, so I dressed for comfort. These Ann…

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Ann Taylor booties

A Lovely Day in Loveland

Fashion & Beauty

When I lived in Colorado I always thought it was so charming that there was a city called Loveland. Imagine my delight when we relocated to Cincinnati and I found there was a Loveland here too! Tucked in a tiny corner just outside of downtown is this little gazebo with an old-fashioned water fountain nearby. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to shoot a post here!…

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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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face mask

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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Nike, Bobbi Brown, LXMI, Saint London XVI

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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Nike Dri-Fit Net-a-Porter

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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Dry Bar, hair care, beauty, styling, products, product reviews

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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