I cannot tell you much I am enjoying the cooler mornings we are having! I feel like I’ve run out of cute outfit ideas for 98 degree weather. I’m so over my sundresses at this point. I leaped at the opportunity to wear my first sweater in months.

These jeans I’m wearing are one of my favorite denim purchases of all time. They are Chimala and I bought mine from Madewell about five years ago. I really want to buy another pair but they are an investment! I also really love Moussy denim, another Japanese brand that does 100% cotton jeans in really good shapes and vintage washes. They have a couple of pairs I am thinking about as an alternative. So much quality denim out there right now, it makes me happy after so many years of stretchy skinnies.

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My skin regimen has never been more important to me than it is right at this moment. It is crazy how much your body can change, and my skin has become quite problematic as I’ve gotten older. I curse myself for not appreciating blemish-less skin when I had it. I unfortunately have the adult acne gene, and it has been a tremendously difficult to get it under control. Over the last few months my skin has been subjected to some incredibly harsh treatments and medications that have left it parched and flaky. They were worth it to beat the acne, but what my skin needs right now is some serious TLC.

When SK-II approached me to try their cult-favorite SKII Facial Treatment Essence, I was thrilled because I’ve heard so many rave reviews of this product from makeup artists and friends. I’ve been using it for a month and the difference is quite astounding. My skin no longer feels taut and flaky. I see a glow within my skin that had been gone for so many months. I started to feel like myself again. I attribute the fading of some of my blemish marks and sun spots to Facial Treatment Essence. It really has helped me get my confidence back after having a bout of really bad skin. Having struggled with problematic skin over the last few years, I really wanted to get to a point where I felt happy with my face before our wedding day. To feel my best on the day I’m going to remember forever is so important to me. The magic of the Facial Treatment Essence has brought a light back to my face that has been completely gone for so many months. Even my dermatologist asked what I was using at home! I can see a huge difference myself in the photos we take every day for this blog.

If you haven’t used an essence before, youn might be wondering how to incorporate it into your routine. I use the Facial Treatment Essence after cleansing and patting my face dry. I pour a few splashes of the essence into my palms or cotton pad and pat it gently all over my face and neck. It might surprise you at first that the essence feels just like water. It absorbs quickly into the skin and you’ll feel the difference instantly. If you are looking for a miracle product to add into your skin regimen, I highly recommend this essence. It’s a cult favorite for a reason, the Facial Treatment Essence lives up to its hype. I am definitely going to continue using it as I believe it is the secret ticket to get my skin ready for our wedding day!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SK-II. The opinions and text are all mine.


I’ve been on the hunt for some new cropped flares for a while but I just couldn’t find any that were exactly what I wanted. I was looking around Urban Outfitters one day and saw these cropped corduroy flares and thought I’d try them on to see what the fit was like. It was perfect! I was so pleased, they were on the cheaper end of others I had been looking at for sure. So glad I snapped up a pair. The cropped length is really good for showing off cute shoes, like these boots. I’m sure these boots are familiar to long time readers. They are my beloved Rochas boots I got four (?) years ago and I wear them to death. The kind of shoe I wish I could have bought two of at the time, because eventually they will be worn to shreds and I will be devastated.

Wearing a vintage Culture Club tee with vintage 90s Ungaro cashmere herringbone blazer, cropped corduroy pants from Urban Outfitters, Simon Miller bag, and Rochas boots from several years ago.