Fashion, Travel, Poetry

Landon Lacey – Handmade Jewelry in Chicago

Season: Fall/Winter
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NECKLACE – Landon Lacey (c/o — use code JOULES15 for 15% off your order)
DRESS – asos (similar)
LEGGINGS – Lululemon
BOOTS – Earth (similar)
EARRINGS – old (v similar)
LIP – W3ll People (Nude)

In my forays into beauty, I’ve always kept my distance from skincare products. In general I think that they’re mostly the cosmetic equivalent of snake oil. In fact, The Beauty Myth, which I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog has an entire chapter on how dangerous and insidious the anti-aging industry is with their product’s unsubstantiated… View Article

Three Skincare Upgrades

Season: Fall
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In general my skincare routine looks something like this: when my skin is dry, I slap whatever lotion happens to be around on it. When I go to bed a put vasaline on my lips. That's about it. Now, having said that, there have been three skincare products that have made their way into my life that I thought were worth mentioning.

When I decided to switch from a partial balayage to a full head of foil blond highlights, I knew I had to update my haircare routine. My hair was already in a mediocre spot. Years of drugstore purchases and heat styling with mediocre protectant (or none at all) had left my hair seriously frizzing out… View Article

My Major Haircare Update

When I decided to switch from a partial balayage to a full head of foil blond highlights, I knew I had to update my haircare routine. My hair was already in a mediocre spot. Years of drugstore purchases and heat styling with mediocre protectant (or none at all) had left my hair seriously frizzing out in this summer's humidity. It was time for a change.

SHAMPOO – Redken
CONDITIONER – Redken
DEEP CONDITIONER – Kérastase
HAIR OIL – Moroccan Oil
HEAT PROTECTANT – Moroccan Oil
FINISHING SPRAY – Moroccan Oil

I have always hated pants, a fact that is likely apparent in how infrequently I post outfits including them. Ever since I hit puberty and developed hips I found pants to be a constant frustration. I submitted to the trend of all jeans all the time that seems to be a hallmark of high school… View Article

These Pants Will Change Your Life

I have always hated pants, a fact that is likely apparent in how infrequently I post outfits including them. Ever since I hit puberty and developed hips I found pants to be a constant frustration. I submitted to the trend of all jeans all the time that seems to be a hallmark of high school life, and I constantly found myself in discomfort. The tightness of jeans on my legs caused them to fit oddly, to require constant adjustment--either pulling them up or down. Sitting down, the front of my jeans consistently cut into my stomach. No matter how much weight I gained or lost throughout my life this was always problem. The real issue is that women's pants are so ridiculously tight.

pants Betabrand
top Lands’ End
loafers Vionic
ring Gorjana
earrings Kenneth Jay Lane
necklace The Limited (similar)
sunglasses Charming Charlie (similar)
wristlet Mywalit