Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend Window Shopping: Winterizing your Athletic Wear

Ugh, it's cold and raining out and I am NOT INTO IT. But, I still gotta stay motivated to workout all winter so I thought I'd post some athletic wear - a few favorites I already own and a few I've got my eye on:



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale - What's In My Shopping Cart?

YOU GUYS. Every year when Sephora does their piddly VIB 20% off sale* I get super excited and then I get mad because when else am I excited about 20% off? Also, I hate that you can't stack codes so you can't get the discount and a bag of crappy samples you won't use. I WANT IT ALL. Anyway, it's still an opportunity to get a discount on things that aren't normally discounted, so here's what's been waiting in my cart:

Sunday Riley has gotten some bad press lately and I'm still mad but you will have to pry my Juno oil from my cold, dead hands because I love it until the end of time. ALSO, they have lowered the price which is weird but I'm not questioning it. 

If you tried the old Ceramic Slip and thought it was drying or smelled weird you might want to give the reformulated version a try. It's creamier, more hydrating and it smells really good. I loved the old formula and was worried about the change but the new version is really luxe. Also, they lowered the price and improved the packaging so yup, definitely buying it.

It takes me forever to go through a tube of Bye Bye Under Eye but my current tube is nearly done so I'm restocking. This is the only concealer I've repurchased more than twice. It's serious stuff and a little goes a long way but it STAYS PUT. 

Every year when this sale comes around I buy at least one frivolous item - something new I probably wouldn't pay full price for. This year I'm finally giving in to this fancy Givenchy powder. I heard about this on an episode of Forever35 and it's been moving in and out of my shopping cart ever since. It's stupid expensive but I have to know! For science. (Also, you can return anything to Sephora! If an overpriced lipstick is disappointing? RETURN IT.) 

I am not giving in to any of the good deals they have going on with gift sets but I do want to point out a few that I think are worthwhile:

This Bite Beauty lip stuff is so good and you get three mini tubes for under $20! 

I've been dying to try something from Charlotte Tilbury and this looks like a fun place to start.

I've only heard good things about Fenty beauty and this lip set looks tempting. 

This is a great way to try Ceramic Slip and get some two minis of really good products.

This set isn't cheap but you get a full-sized bottle of Good Genes! I am super tempted.

Now it's your turn- what's in your cart? Or, if you're Rouge and have already made a purchase, what did you get? 

*VIB status get's 20% off Nov 9 -12th with code VIBBONUS. Insiders get 15% off starting Nov 16-19 with code BIBONUS.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Outfit of the Day: This Looks Familiar.

Okay, so the outfit I'm wearing is basically the same thing I wore last week in my Rothy's review but you know what? That's pretty much how it goes - I wear the stuff I really like over and over again and ignore the other two thirds of my wardrobe. I've gotten better at thinning out the things I don't wear anymore but I still wear my tried-and-true favorites the most often. TLDR: here you go:

This Ann Taylor ponte top I'm wearing is something I've had for years. It's indestructible, fits well, and has cool zippers on the sides. This Rachel Roy sweater has a similar zip thing going on and this grey TOV tee is also pretty similar, but I'm all about this side zip sweatshirt from Ann Taylor. It's not black but you already have black tops, right?

Now, I'm going to talk about these Madewell Tencel jeans. Yes, again. Since I bought them they're the only pair I want to wear. They're just the right amount of streamlined and they just get more comfortable each time I wear them. They don't slide down, they don't bag out at the knees. Worth every penny. They also come in black (and in other styles too) and I will definitely be getting another pair down the road. On to details:

This is my Madewell Anchor Pendant which I'm sorry to say is sold out. I love how extra it is and I think it makes a simple outfit a bit more fancy. You can achieve the same kind of thing with the Treasure Pendant necklace or the Curvelink Pendant but really, I'm kinda bummed mine is gone so quickly. Hmph. On to bags and shoes:

So, listen. If there's a bag you love and it pops up on Poshmark or eBay or whatever? Just go for it. Especially if it's different than anything else you own. I have carried this Liberty of London tote nearly every day since I bought it. it's lightweight, holds a ton and, honestly? It just sparks joy for me. I am SO glad I bought it. In searching for something similar (and less spendy) I still think this Sam Edelman tote is really cute and hell, even Lands' End has a version that's not bad. All that said, if you're looking for a tote, this canvas and leather Signet tote from J.Crew is really beautiful and under $100 with the F&F code! Dammit. Oh! My boots. They're the Cole Haan Landsman and I bought them at Costco last year, which is ridiculous. Also from Costco...

This is my cheap-ass Kirkland rain trench that I got for $29. I absolutely love it because, um, it was $29. It has a good, deep hood and not-good shallow pockets. 

Still, I'm happy I bought it and eventually I might replace it with a grown version but for now it's fine. Oh, and PS. my green camo scarf is from Banana Republic and it's sold out. I am the worst. This one is pretty? I give up. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BUY THIS (Because I Can't Get Everything!)

Here's some cool stuff I found for you voting women who're biting your nails right now. I also want to point out that this dissent collar necklace is probably my favorite thing ever if anyone is looking to buy me a holiday gift. Just saying. I also very much love this "When There Are Nine" tee shirt.



Hey, Go Vote Today!

Me voting in 2016 vs. Me if we don't vote in 2018.

Twitter source: @loislane79

I am guessing nobody gives a shit about what I'm wearing today - we've got more important things to do. So, go vote and later this afternoon I'll post up some BUY THIS stuff with a fun feminist/left lean because we are real partisan around here. (Also, this is a style/shopping blog so I have to give you something to do with all that blue wave anxiety, right? Right.)

Monday, November 5, 2018

We Discuss: Our Usual Shopping Ennui.

M: I keep wanting a blazer but blazers don’t really work on my body. My friend Natalie has, and loves, this. I’m tempted:

A: I really love that. The best of both worlds!

A: Related, I am wearing my J.Crew Going Out blazer today and I don’t hate it.

M: You look great in blazers! I do not.

A: I look okay in them but I generally find structured things uncomfortable. This one has some stretch.

A: But! I think you can totally pull off a blazer, you just have to find the right one.

M: I think it would require tailoring to find one that fits in the shoulders and my hips. It’s too hard.

A: Boooo

M: Okay I know I said I can’t wear regular blazers but I love this:

A: I think its funny that you laughed at me over my 90s plaid pants but you want the oversized plaid blazer I wore in high school. 

M: Hahaha

M: I was thinking it was very Megan Markle.

A: I seriously had one just like that - thrifted from the men’s department of the Salvation Army.

M: Whoa Gap is 40% off.

A: Damn! I might need these:

M: They also have the blazer it in a solid black ponte.

A: I actually really like the plaid, I was just giving you shit.

M: Deserved!

M: The longer length might work better for me.

M: Berg my size is backordered until mid December. Thumbs down.


M: Ugh I had a whole order and just closed the window.

A: I’ve been doing that a lot lately. I really do need a few new pairs of cozy around-the-house sweatpants but don’t want to spend actual real money on them.

M: I have ennui.

A: I keep filling carts and abandoning them.

M: yup

(later that day...)

A: Ugh, just ordered two pairs of french terry joggers from the Gap.

M: Hahaha

Friday, November 2, 2018

Weekend Window Shopping: Leopard Print Is Having A Moment.

Leopard print is everywhere this fall and I am TOTALLY IN. It can definitely skew tacky but personally? I think it's just the coolest neutral pattern. I mean, come on: