Happy Friday and happy December! I'm currently about a 93 out of 10 on the holiday cheer scale and I am super excited to embark on my first full day of vlogging! If you caught one of my Instagram stories earlier this week then you know that I am currently upgrading my equipment so that I can make better content for you. In order to spend the necessary time studying and fiddling with my new camera I didn't post on Wednesday but am excited to post a new video with a fresher feel on Sunday.
Also, I'm excited to share that I'm doing Vlogmas this year and will be posting a holiday themed weekly vlog each Sunday leading up to Christmas. I personally LOVE watching holiday vlogs and I'm excited to share them with you this year. Before I head out for a day of filming and holiday prep, here are some of the things I've been loving this week.
MIMI THORISSON'S IRELAND | You know how much I love Mimi so as you can imagine I've been going through serious withdrawal with no new blog posts lately. All was forgiven though when she shared her recent trip to Ireland. I have been dying to visit Ireland for years now and Mimi's exquisite pictures have fueled my wanderlust for the emerald isle even more. You can see her entire post here.
DANISH FARMHOUSE REMODEL | As a lover of simple design and clean, clutter-free spaces, this Danish farmhouse remodel is right up my street. The neutral but chic color palette and carefully curated shelves have been craving a major declutter ASAP. I mean, just look at those beams!
MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY'S ENGAGEMENT | Like everyone else, I was watching with giddy delight as this new couple shared their engagement this week. After watching their interview I was struck by not only how in love they seem to be, but also by how well-spoken Meghan Markle is. As a constant champion for women and the never ending desire for us all to be educated and poised, I was thrilled to see her step graciously into her new role. I would be lying if I didn't also mention that I can't wait to see more of her impeccable fashion sense and gorgeous, natural makeup looks - I'm so ready for the "Meghan effect" to take place.
TINTED LIP BALM FIT FOR A FRENCH GIRL | I really don't like lipstick. Despite my best efforts, I've never been able to find a formulation that I found comfortable enough to wear so I typically stick to tinted lip balm. I have a few that I rely on for a perfect hint of color but I've been wanting to branch out a bit and try something new. While on the hunt for that effortless, French chic stain, Jamie Beck of AnnStreetStudio.com (who I LOVE!) shared one of her faves. These French Girl Organics Lip Tints are absolutely beautiful and natural looking. I've got my eye on Ambre Rose, Cerise and Veronique and I'll definitely let you know what I think of them.
THE CLASSIC BLACK BERET | To go with my French girl lip, I'm loving the idea of berets. I wore them constantly when I was much younger and I am so happy that they are coming back into fashion - though truth be told, I don't think they ever went out of fashion. In addition to keeping your head warm, I love that these toppers are minimal and easy to wear. I think they look perfect with everything from a camel coat to a sweater and jeans and I can't wait to incorporate one into my daily looks. I'm currently working on a post all about why I'm planning to add this piece to my wardrobe so be on the lookout for that in the next few days. I currently have my eye on this affordable option.