I spent the afternoon running around in my current favourite sneakers and this soft suede skirt. Right now the weather in Louisiana has finally warmed up and it's hot enough for bare legs and arms but not so hot that it rules out suede. I added my biker jacket as the temperature cooled off towards the end of the day.
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent.
When I think 'boho' I think fussy fringing and way too much paisley which is why I usually steer clear of it. But something about the fit of this dress made me love it. I felt like I could style it in a way that was 'boho' but still true to my look... I might have to rethink my 'no boho' stance!
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Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: I have now been using this for 10 years and it's literally THE best thing I do for my face. In the evening I like to double cleanse so I use this first on dry skin (it removes eyeliner and red lipstick like nothing else) and then I follow up with another cleanser. Don't let the price of this put you off, it lasts forever... 9-10 months at least.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I use this once or twice a week in the evening before I go to sleep or whenever I feel like I need extra hydration. I used to worry about having oily skin but now I like to add oil. I'll take 'dewy' over 'dry' any day of the week!
Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser: I had to buy this as a 'make do' product when I forgot my regular fancy smancy face wash on a trip but now I actually prefer this. It's really gentle and seems to work great with my oil cleanser.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan: I like to look a little glowy and this product is perfect for that. I add a few drops to my evening moisturiser so the effect is super subtle but it's designed to be used by itself if you prefer. Like I said it's subtle so if you like more of an obvious tan then this might not be for you- this is for a gentle sun kissed look.
Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer: My hair goes through a lot when I'm filming so a good primer/protector is key. I like this one because it's got a lot of oils in it, smells great and doesn't leave my hair with that sticky crispy feeling that I've gotten with other heat protectors.
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue: This is something that I buy time and time again. It's helps to condition my hair, stop it looking dry, tame frizz and it does't make it look greasy at all.
Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion: I've tried many expensive, sweet smelling body lotions in my time but for value and getting the job done this one works just fine. I like that it's unscented because then it doesn't interfere with my perfume.
Avène Hydrance Optimale: My face breaks out when I use anything with SPF in it but not with this cream. It's really lightweight and doesn't have that greasy feeling that so many SPF creams often have.
**These are all products that I've purchased myself. Absolutely nothing was gifted to me. These are my honest opinions. I'll try to answer any questions in the comment section. I finally added a reply feature to the comments!
Giving myself 70's realness in these denim flares!
As I'm sure you've all heard the 70's are making a comeback for this spring & summer and a good pair of denim flares is a quick way to instantly key into that trend. I love the high waisted fit and the little pocket detail of this pair.
I've picked out a few other pairs of flares that are also giving me 70's realness below :)
Belt: Isabel Marant. Choker: Maison Martin Margiela.
I always found the military trend too 'costumey'. Gaudy gold buttons and epaulets are a big no no for me. But this season the trend is paired back and very wearable so I'm on board. Of course I just had to wear my favourite red lipstick in shade 'military red' (from Burberry). Military jacket and military lipstick!
Bag: Céline. Socks: Topshop.
I wanted the Prada version of these shoes but missed out so I was very pleased when Nasty Gal came up with these. Good enough for me!
The lovely Marissa Webb picked out this Banana Republic coat for me. She recommended going up a size for that extra slouchy boyfriend feel and I'm so pleased that I took her advice. The bigger size means it's great for layering. On colder days I have enough room to wear a sweater and my biker jacket underneath it.