Monday Must-Have: Highlighter

Happy Monday and official first day of Daylight Savings! If you're anything like me, the time change has caused your Monday to take off on a slow foot. To fight those sleepy vibes and fake a full night's rest I'm loading up on espresso and highlighter, so I thought that would make the perfect topic for today's "Monday Must-Have." 

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Of all the makeup products I use, highlighter is hands down my favorite. Not only does it instantly make me look rested, healthy and radiant, it is also practically fail proof and takes almost no time to apply. If you're weary of highlighter for fear of looking too overdone, I recommend starting with a subtle highlighter that isn't overly frosty or glittering. Look for one with just a subtle sheen that is almost undetectable on the skin while still giving your complexion a little extra oompf like my favorite from RMSI have also linked some others that I love below in case you're interested in checking them out. Next, perfect your application by practicing with tips from the makeup maestro herself, Lisa Eldridge. I have linked my favorite highlighter tutorial from Lisa below and I promise that her tips will leave you glowing effortlessly in no time. 

Until next time, happy highlighting!


Word On The Street: March 11, 2016

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Happy Friday!! I'm currently in Arizona on vacation enjoying the gorgeous scenery and incredible weather. Whether you're on Spring Break too or just prepping for a great weekend, the word on the street is....

1. Daylight Savings Time is this weekend so I will definitely be trying some of these tips to avoid losing sleep.

2. This new J.Crew gingham blazer is what spring dreams are made of. 

3. I love decluttering and can't wait to try these tips to get a better sleep by decluttering. 

4. Yesterday I had the pleasure of partnering with Robin of The Dress Decoded for tips on transitional dressing. If you haven't checked out Robin's blog and Instagram yet I highly recommend it - she's fantastic!  

Until next time, have a great weekend!


Transitional Spring Dressing Tips & Collab With Robin Of The Dress Decoded

Today is March 10th which means that the first day of spring is only 10 days away! While it's difficult to contain my excitement for warmer weather, strategic transitional dressing has saved me from jumping straight out of my snow boots and into sandals. To help you do the same, I have put together one of my favorite transitional looks and rounded up my top tips for transitional dressing that I hope will help you welcome warmer weather effortlessly. 

Tip 1: Start With A Classic Foundation & Add Springy Accessories

One of my top tips for transitioning my look from winter to spring is to rely on a foundation of classic pieces in neutral colors that can be layered and accessorized with springy touches. For a warm day in the city I recently paired basic stripes with a classic pair of skinny jeans and topped it off with a bright, fun scarf. The top and jeans created a foundation that can worn across all seasons by changing the shoes and outer layers but when paired with no jacket, classic brogues and a bright scarf it instantly takes on the air of lighter fair. 

Tip 2: Carefully Incorporate Floral Prints in Light Colors

Nothing says spring like floral prints which is why they are my favorite way to transition my go-to winter looks into spring. Two of my favorite ways to do this are by wearing floral scarves and floral blazers. By starting with standard knits in neutral colors, a simple silk scarf in a bright floral print can instantly upgrade your look from the fireside to the flower-filled countryside. Likewise for the use of a floral blazer. Simply by trading my boots for flats and throwing on a floral jacket, one of my go-to winter looks instantly feels spring appropriate. 

Tip 3: Trade Your Snow Boots For Rain Boots and ankle Boots For Ballet Flats and Loafers

My final tip for transitioning your look from winter to spring is to trade your heavy footwear for lighter options. While I may not be able to jump directly from snow boots into sandals, rain boots, loafers and ballet flats help make knitwear and light outerwear feel less winter and more spring. 


To share additional insight on this topic I am collaborating with the beautiful Robin of The Dress Decoded who not only has impeccable style but also phenomenal advice for achieving classic looks. Robin is without question my go-to account and blog for endless outfit inspiration and tips and tricks. You can read Robin's take on this topic here and if you do not already follow her on Instagram you can do so here - I promise you will love it!

Until next time, happy transitioning!