Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Top: Brandy Melville; Jeans: H&M; Heels: Zara; Bag: Forever21
Last Thursday I was able to wander the streets of Soho for Fashion's Night Out. After a few cocktails and with no real plan, I managed to find myself in H&M. Shopping while under the influence is usually not a good idea, but I have to say these patterned jeans I picked up might be one of my favorite purchases this fall. They were 30% off that night, but I would gladly pay full price for these. 
These are the most comfortable pair of denim that I own - they almost feel like jeggings. I love the pattern, it's different yet subtle enough to wear regularly. I will be wearing these a lot this season. 
Also loving this white top from Brandy Melville. Super flowy like most of their stuff is and it's got a great open back, which I didn't manage to photograph =/ 
My new babies! After seeing these Zara heels on almost every fashion blogger, I caved and snagged up a pair while waiting at the airport in Hong Kong. 

I'm really glad I went to FNO; it was so much fun and I scored these awesome jeans. H&M are doing a whole bunch of other patterned jeans now, so if you haven't already, go check them out!


Saturday, September 1, 2012


Ever since trying their shea butter hand cream, L'Occitane has been a brand that I associate with luxury and indulgence, and with getting the job done. I decided to pamper myself with some of their skin care products, namely the Almond Supple Skin Oil, and the Ultra Rich Face Cream

Words cannot express how much I love this body oil. The first time I used the skin oil I was shocked. I had been expecting it to be at least somewhat greasy (which is something I was willing to put up with), but this goes on with the most beautiful consistency. It's not greasy at all. It glides on kind of thick but is easily massaged into the skin and sinks in almost immediately to a dry-ish finish. I have never seen or felt my legs so silky smooth and the oil gives them a little bit of an extra sheen. It is so good, I don't think I will ever go back to another body cream. 

The ultra rich face cream, to some people, may sound like the scariest thing to put on your face, but to me it sounded like the perfect nighttime hydration. This is basically the shea butter hand cream, for your face. I love it - it's thick, moisturizing, and smells divine. It's great for the dry patches I've been getting and I am so looking forward to using it this winter. 

And lastly, I found the best lip balm ever - for only 5 dollars! 
It's the Yu-Be Lip Therapy, and my search for the perfect lip balm may be over (although that probably won't stop me from buying more). This goes on completely matte - no stickiness, no shine - but still has a good slip to it. It has a slight tingle to it, and smells medicated and herbal, which I LOVE. It keeps my lips moisturized and half the time I don't even notice that it's on. This is definitely my favorite lip balm to date, and for 5 dollars, I won't feel bad repurchasing it over and over again. 

Lesson learned: if you are ever in need of a good pamper sesh, turn to L'Occitane. 
Hope you are all well, and thanks for reading!