I’ve been a naughty blogger, but it’s been for good reason – promise. There hasn’t been an evening this week where I’ve been home – I’ve pretty much been on the go since last Friday! Over the weekend, I participated in a shoot for Fashion Weekly’s September issue cover – you can see a sneak peek of my “lifestyle blogger” segment below – with four fabulous blogger ladies and then went to stuff my face at Ribfest. It’s all about balance, friends. Two of this week’s picks are c/o preparing for that segment and I have a feeling you’ll love them as much as I do.
Pink Tartan Boucle Skirt
When tasked with styling an outfit that’s very “me”, I knew I’d need something from Pink Tartan. Pink Tartan is home to a vast array of feminine, flattering and timeless pieces, so it should come as no surprise that so much of my closet is comprised of the line! I found the perfect “Steph” piece in the form of this blush pink boucle A-line skirt. The weighty fabric makes it perfect for fall but the blush shade is a promise I’ll wear it during the clammy days of spring. The only thing that makes me sad about this skirt is that it doesn’t have a matching jaunty little jacket to go with it $295, Pink Tartan stores, online, & Holt Renfrew.
Lush Mask of Magnaminty
I’ve rekindled my love for this deliciously minty mask from Lush in the last few weeks. Perfect for cooling your skin after a day in the heat or when you need a bit of a pick-me up, Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty is your ticket to tingly-clean skin. No matter you skin type, this mask helps to pull debris from your pores and exfoliates as you wash it off. China clay & fresh peppermint clean your pores while aduki beans exfoliate and vanilla absolute & honey sooth & calm. I use it at minimum weekly but sometimes more since my skin gets oily and sometimes a bit angry in the summer. Suggested pairing: any song from Wicked – this mask gives you that Elphaba look! $25 for 315g in stores & online.
Nine West Martina Pump
Would you believe I didn’t have a pair of leopard print pumps until last week? Near blasphemy, I know. I’ve bought leopard print pumps in the past but have always returned them – I love heels but I love being comfortable more. I’m always on the hunt and after scouring the latest fall offerings online I settled on this pair. These Martina pumps from Nine West are affordable and comfortable thanks to their modest-but-still-sexy heel height and padded insole. $120, Nine West stores & online.
My dry cuticles are well chronicled on this blog, but I always feel pangs of shame when someone new points them out. I was gently chastised by Me & T Studio‘s Dylan when he performed his magic on my nails for my birthday and left with a prescription from him to buy some CND SolarOil, stat! I dutifully complied and have found myself addicted to this mix of jojoba & sweet almond oil. Not only do my cutlcles look WAY better than before – they also smell divine. Seriously – if I could slather my body in SolarOil I would. As an aside, how fab are my nails? It’s been a few weeks and I’m still obsessed with the gorgeous blush pink with gold glitter fade and a full-on glitter accent nail with chevron Dylan crafted on my tips. Visit him! $9, salons & online.
Oh Joy for Target
I seriously considered not including this news in this round-up purely out of selfishness. Oh Joy!’s third installment for Target launches on Sunday and, as per usual, I’ll be making a pilgrimage to my local Target(s) to pick it up. This latest collection includes ceramic items (!) like the adorable gold striped pitcher above and a pie plate, plus a spate of party paper including napkins, plates, cups & decor items. If you see me on Sunday, don’t get in my way 😉
Which of these items are you craving?