So, I’m really not a beauty blogger but this I have to share. When Maelove asked me to try their new product “The Sun Protector” I was excited and nervous. SPF on the face can be cruel. Breakouts, itchiness, etc. This product is a mineral based sunscreen (18% zinc) SPF 30 (non-nano) and is:
- Infused with antioxidants and doubles as a makeup primer
- Does not leave you greasy, flaky or with a white cast
- Made in America and developed in Silicon Valley
I have to tell you. It’s great. My skin didn’t break out, wasn’t itchy and surprise… my makeup stays so much better when I use it! Plus it’s very reasonably priced for a great skincare product. Use it all year long. I know we don’t think about SPF in the months other than summer but it’s so important!
Try it for yourself and let me know how you like it!
Slip dresses are a thing right now and I love it. They’re so silky and comfy. Like wearing your nightgown out on the town. The shimmery gold was just irresistible as was the strappy back. I’m still such a Free People fanatic! They technically call this a slip but I put a slip underneath so it wasn’t see through and voila — it’s a dress. I know the “naked dress” is all over right now but, um…. TMI. Add some cool shoes and accessories and there ya have it. Fun(ky) dinner outfit. And for someone I know who says cars are fashion, here you go. Enjoy!
Dress — Slip — Shoes — Necklace — Bracelet — Sunglasses
Anyone noticed how much I love kimonos? Or anything BOHO chic? When One Tribe Apparel sent me this kimono I was psyched! First of all, their story is great. Second of all — kimono! They also donate part of their proceeds to help the Elephant Nature Park. How cool is that? Besides all the above, the kimono is so pretty. The vibrant colours and peacock pattern on mine even dressed up jeans enough for me to wear them to work! I love peacocks! I would wear this over a bathing suit or to give a pop to a simple tee or slip dress too. I’m tellin’ ya, these things come in handy. Stop on over to One Tribe Apparel and check out all the amazing things they have besides kimonos too!
Kimono – One Tribe Apparel
Jeans – Hudson Kids
Top – Free People (Sold out. Try this.)
Sandals – Birkenstock
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Jeans and a tee. Basic right? But there are so many different iterations! Jeans — blue, white, black? Tee — the possibilities are endless. I always find myself trying to be that graphic tee person and I never think it looks right. I do love a good v-neck though. Finding a good t-shirt doesn’t mean spending a lot of money. Latest plain tee obsession? Target! Mossimo v-neck at 3 for $20 is a total no brainer. They wash well and they’re super soft. Can’t beat it. For evening it’s so easy to take something as easy as this, throw on a kimono, change from sneakers to shoes (or not) and off you go. Elevate basic! Oh… Lubi found a friend on our pre-supper walk. How cute are they?
T-shirt — Jeans — Kimono — Sunglasses
Hair by Sparks Hair Design
Lubi the Chihuahua with his new Labradoodle friend Pasha
So this top made me feel part ballerina, part Madonna circa 1980 something. Either way — so much fun! I styled it with uneven hem, ripped knee jeans. Both are trends that are very on point (pun kind of intended) and somehow work together perfectly. Mixing too many trends in one outfit can completely backfire. You never want to look like you’re trying too hard to accomplish it all at once and trends should only be considered if they actually work for you. Trying to pull off a trend that’s out of your comfort zone will just leave you with buyer’s remorse as you gaze at a closet full of “why did I buy this?” items. It’s better to leave the house feeling confident than in an outfit that makes you self-conscious and fidgety. For me it’s edgy BOHO. (Closet full of Free People anyone?) Skinny bottoms and oversized tops are basics in my world styled in different ways to fit the mood or occasion. People ask me why I don’t show off how small I am with form-fitting clothes. The answer? It’s just not me. What are your go to outfits?
Top – Free People On Sale!
Jeans – Free People
Flatform Sandals – Lockeed (Similar)
Sunglasses – MO Eyewear
Bracelet – Swarovski
Pyjama dressing has become a thing of late and I’m kinda loving it. What could be better than being able to wear pjs out of the house? Styling something silky or fancy with ripped jeans has always appealed and it’s much more interesting than going all one way or the other. It was hot so I used the pyjama shirt as my jacket for the evening in case it got chilly. In the restaurant, however, it was cami all the way! Camisoles are so versatile. Wear them with a shrunken tee under if you want to be less revealing, on their own for a night out, or with a cardigan, blazer or shirt over for warmth or style. You can dress them up or down for day or night. Everyone should own one! Oh… I can’t stop wearing these shoes! I swear I own more than one pair!
Shirt (Other Colour)
Sunglasses (Locals get them from me!)
Necklace & Bracelet
Sometimes it’s just too hot to wear clothes. Let the hibernation begin. See ya in October! OK. So I have to leave the house at some point but what to wear? Little dresses that don’t touch me. Being that I’m not a fan of summer heat, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m not into spending tons of money on my hot weather wardrobe. This dress is from Forever 21 and though I don’t shop there often, sometimes for an easy summer number it works. The trick to shopping at inexpensive places like that? No brights or pastels. Black and white and some other dark colours will always look more expensive. Pairing your budget friendly outfit with a nice pair of shoes, some cool jewellery and an awesome pair of sunglasses will elevate the look and make you feel like a million bucks. Give it a shot!
Double Layer Dress – Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes – Gucci
Sunglasses – Max Mara (Locals can buy them from Park Eye Center!)
Watch – Apple
Necklace and Bracelet – Gifts from Mum and Dad