I think I have the opposite of seasonal affect disorder sometime. While the warmer weather and brighter makeup shades have me slightly giddy, I do mourn the end of holiday season and layered, cozy outfits. We had a cold snap on Monday (and even some snow) and I relished every minute of it. But ya know… spring is here to stay so I took the opportunity of Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale to stock up on some warm weather dresses and sandals (see my picks below).
As my 35th birthday approaches this summer, I realize that I can’t fight my own personal style. You won’t find me in floral prints or loads of pastels. I will always love Jill Sander, All Saints and Alexander Wang. Architectural basics and soft fabrics win me over every single time. And while I’ll play around with makeup, I also have found personal style there too – soft bronzer, black eyeliner and a nude lip. While I have finally mastered the self-blowout, I still can’t resist an up-do just like the one above.
I never dread a birthday (at least not yet), and there is something new to appreciate every single year. So while we continue to reinvent ourselves, I am reminded to celebrate landmarks and each of our unique choices. Please don’t miss Leandra’s post about why she doesn’t wear makeup – it really struck a cord (A thoughtful discussion about why women don’t always wear makeup). And at the same time, seize the day and pick up a new treat during Friends and Family season! Lots of sales to be found here:
Shopbop‘s Friends & Family SALE offers 25% off the entire site with code INTHEFAMILY14 through 4/17. My picks:
Nordstrom has 10% off some select beauty products through 4/21 along with an online gift with purchase with any $125 purchase. My picks:
Love these beauty professional’s list of tips and tricks
Fascinating: British and Irish Accents
Tips on Spring Cleaning your skin
This post has me feeling good about my largely black wardrobe
Love this round up of problems only the beauty obsessed would understand
Infatuation is my favorite new thing – hope they expand beyond NYC soon – and their list of “banned” words is hilarious
40% off at Gap on select items ends today – no code needed