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Wishing I was at Coachella in this Urban Outfitters number! It is comfy beyond belief! Last night Hallie and I hosted our Cynthia Rowley shopping party, and I can’t wait for you guys to see the photos! It was so much fun, and her spring collection is amazinggggg! I wore this dress, which is probably the most perfect LBD I have ever seen. If you’re in the city, her boutique is a really sweet stop to pop into!

I hope you all have awesome weekends!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Urban Outfitters (old, similar here)/Necklace: Yumi Kim/Bag: ASOS/Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by Richard Cline

Liz Earle for Birchbox

photo 1I’m sure you guys have head of Birchbox; (and if you haven’t, where have you been?) the fun and fabulous monthly beauty subscription service that sends you great products to try. These little packages have started many a beauty obsession for me, and getting a one in the mail every month is really fun. Recently, I became a Birchblogger, and have had the opportunity to attend private events and try the greatest new products to hit the market. Just last week I attended a Birchblogger breakfast (say that three times fast) where I got to try out Liz Earle skincare products, and I really fell in love.

Liz Earle is a well-established UK-based brand, that is moving state-side and I can’t wait! The product line was created on the idyllic little Isle of Wight off the coast of England, where miles of shimmering beaches and unique florals abound. The line’s commitment to fairly-sourced and fresh ingredients can be traced to the amazing ones found on the island it calls home. I was immediately struck by the fresh scents and creamy textures of Liz Earle face creams and masks, so I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself!

Birchbox’s sunny office warmly welcomed me and several other beauty bloggers with pastries and granola, but we all we way more excited about the products (duh)! Eden Grimaldi, PR maven at MediaCraft, as well as their founder and president, was there to teach us all about the miracle products that are Liz Earle. We began by passing around the Hot Cloth Cleanser, which is one of the products that the brand is most famous for. Super gentle and alcohol free, I was immediately drawn to the light texture. What I liked most about it, however was the pure muslin cloth that you use along with it. I have problem skin, and have been using the Clarisonic for a while. I have heard tons of girls swear by it, but I feel like it traps a lot of bacteria. Yeah, you change the brush heads out every three months, but that’s three months of gunk from your face stuck to one brush (ew).  The muslin is a gentle exfoliating cloth that you can throw in your washing machine. The textural fiber removes all the grime, but instead of it just sitting on the cloth (like it does on my Clarisonic) I can actually rinse that stuff off. After just a few days, they have totally converted me. Plus the Clarisonic is really expensive, so at $6 a cloth, you can’t really do better! All Liz Earle products were at a pretty reasonable price point, staying in the $20-$40 range, where similar products with organic ingredients can cost you into the $70′s!

As I said, it has barely been a week past the breakfast, so I haven’t used the products long enough to notice more than the amazing scents and awesome product experience. But the gentle ingredients and clean philosophies of the brand make me really drawn to try out more of their stuff. I really want to try the Brightening Treatment Mask! Not available in the U.S. yet, but we got to pass it around at the breakfast, and I am counting down the days. I am always looking for great masks; and this was light, plus I feel like the witch hazel in it will be great for my skin.

If you haven’t gotten Birchbox already, jump on the bandwagon! You may even get to try some Liz Earle in your first box! As far as Liz Earle is concerned, do yourself a favor and pick up some hot cloth cleanser and muslin cloths ASAP! Plus give their yummy moisturizers and fragrances a try! Your skin will thank you!

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Floral Flapper

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I’m so excited for sundress season you guys! Can you tell?? I traded these comfy booties for some nude heels and I was ready to go! sprong dress 011

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Walter (Similar)/Booties: Dolce Vita/Purse: Nine West/Earrings: Stella&Dot

Pretty in Paint

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It seems like every NYC blogger has been doing outfit posts in front of the Bowery Mural. It’s easy to see why; the bright colors are such a fun pop with a spring look! I got this Tibi splatter print jacket on sample sale and I am obsessed! It is a size too big because it was the last one in stock, but I think it works fine. Plus the price ($110) couldn’t be beat! I knew I had to shoot it in front of the mural. Nick is such a dork. While we were taking the photos he was like, “I think some of that wall got on you.”  You should check the mural out if you visit!

I love pairing a statement jacket with a simple tank and jeans. It is such an easy way to look chic in a pinch! I am going to a clothing swap party tonight! I can’t wait to share with you guys all the goodies I score! Happy Friday!

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Outfit Details:

Jacket: Tibi/Jeans: Target/Shoes: Zara/Bag: Francesca’s Collection/Top: Target

 

You’re Invited!

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I hope you will all come meet me next Thursday night for a fabulous evening of clothing and candy. My lovely friend Hallie of Sleepless in Sequins and myself will be hosting a private shopping event at Cynthia Rowley’s stunning Madison Avenue boutique. The boutique also happens to be the home of CuRious Candy by Cynthia Rowley, a dangerously delicious candy shop about the store. We will be sipping champagne and spinning cotton candy all night! I would love to meet you if I haven’t already! Plus there will be an exclusive in-store discount for all the attendees, and the new collection is to die for! Don’t forget to RSVP! See you there!