My New Cleanser Obsession

cleanserLiz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit

I have been using the same store brand cleansing scrub for years. Feeling fresh, and without many breakouts, I never felt the need to switch over. However with age, and the change of seasons, my skin has become more a bit more temperamental. Determined to target my newer problem areas of both dryness and clogged pores, I upgraded to Liz Earle’s award-winning cleansing kit, and wasn’t disappointed. With two cotton muslin cloths and a 3.3 oz cleanser in a sleek bag, it comes with everything you need to get started. Despite its promise to remove even the most stubborn of cosmetics, I preceded the routine with your average makeup removing cloth. Next, massage a pump of the cleanser onto your dry skin. Run the muslin cloth under hot water, and use to exfoliate one area at a time, continually running the cloth under water and ringing it out. Splash some cool water on your face afterward, and pat dry. You’re done! After a week of this, my face is radiant and smooth. The combination of coca butter and natural astringents eucalyptus oil and rosemary work to kick any grime out of pores and moisturize beautifully. Make sure you wash the cloths with your regular whites after every 2-3 uses. All in all, I’m addicted to this cleanser, and never looking back. $25.50, Birchbox.com

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Best of the Best: Iconic Fashion Picks

Happy Wednesday, all! I had an absolutely fabulous time co-hosting Poshmark’s Iconic Fashion party last night with my lovely Long Island poshers Shennen Eilleen and Alison Marie. Styles were shared, friends were made, drinks were had (at least on my part) … it was a magical evening. Read on for the host picks I simply cannot survive without, and be sure to check out our entire showroom here. Posh on!

1 Wayfarer Sunglasses, Ray-Ban @coegwinn

2 Cashmere Set, CHANEL @alexislovebee

3 Silver Knuckle Ring, Vivienne Westwood @vacat

4 Vara Heel, Salvatore Ferragamo @ninaville

5 Love and Guns Dress, WILDFOX @kelseyjaye

6 Altered Images Bag, Christopher Makos for PORTS 1961 @aliciahaney

7 Pastel Princess Dress, Terani Couture @alicatstrut

8 Mallory Heel, Dee Keller @beeuuteefull

9 Velvet Bodysuit, Oh My Love @l8dysophia

10 Custom Vest @klashstyles_

11 Square Scarf, Dior @bovidhaus

12 Patch Pocket Dress, Helmut Lang @schlieves

13 Silver Pencil Skirt, Michael Kors @casualglam

14 Swarovski Cat Eye Glasses, Miu Miu @artrip

15 High Rise Jeans, Urban Outfitters @ainesey1234

16 Polly Heel, SCHUTZ @carascliche

17 Laser Cut Top @shenneneilleen

18 Braided Capelet, Celapiu @gabywil

19 Patent Heels, Jeffrey Campbell @jessyoung

20 White Tulle Skirt, Boutique @phoenixfrances

21 Tokyo Clutch, Rebecca Minkoff @olgmanansala

 

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All Dressed Up In Sweats On Poshmark

When did athletic wear become so chic? If you had told me a few years ago that I’d be totally feeling heels with joggers, I would have responded, “No way. Not ever.” And perhaps in another several years, this look will have returned to faux pas status, but as for the present, I’m loving the swift juxtaposition this style delivers. Read on for a trend-focused mosaic and learn how to make it work for you.

SHOP THE LOOK

1 Denim Joggers @sincerelyalc

2 Sweatshirt Dress, French Connection @seray123

3 Bronze Sneaker, Zara @wowenypon

4 Sweatshirt Dress @hanrongr

5 Chambray Track Short, Robert Rodriguez @duovida

6 Mixed Media Jacket, Lululemon @michellelynn

7 Side Stripe Trousers, Zara @lslychvz

8 Sequin Chevron Tee, J. Crew @splittrends

9 Leather Backpack, Coach @missjj15

10 Clear Sneaker, BCBGeneration @skay

11 Floral Graphic Sweatshirt @wearinla

12 Printed Track Pants, Marabelle @smbrandon3

13 Cropped Sweatshirt, Urban Outfitters @daniellecryan

14 Ponte Pant, LOFT @splittrends

15 Athletic Dress, Alexander Wang for H&M @lovetasha

16 Faux Leather Jogger, TOV @tcgirl

17 Metallic Sneaker, SCHUTZ @inori

18 Athletic Pencil Skirt, Forever 21 @emilybee

19 Varsity Jacket, J. Crew @poshmishmosh

20 Leggings With Side Stripe, LOFT @fancypantsmcgee

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Spring 2015 Trends I Can’t Live Without, As Told Through Poshmark

These are the Spring trends that I react to, with excitement, with emotion, with envy. These are the looks that I can’t possibly wait any longer to curate. As told through the closets of Poshmark’s finest, these are the styles that I will not survive Spring 2015 without. Take advantage of raiding closets across the country, and round out your Spring looks with pieces from H&M to Alexander McQueen, and everything in between.

THE BUCKET BAG

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Drawstring Bucket, Calvin Klein @rdkram; Tasseled Mini Bucket Bag, Zara @thuyquach29; Bucket Bag With Zips, Zara @thuyquach29; Laney Bucket Bag, Urban Expressions @lunafemme; Ella Laser Cut Bucket Bag, Melie Bianco @alexsboutique; Jules Mini Crossbody Bucket, Michael Kors @albeewei

THE MIDI SKIRT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Blush Floral Midi, Forever 21 @gabrielagr_; Pleated Silk Skirt, Zara @gris14; Neon Flared Midi, Boutique Brand @bentleyclothing; Metallic Jacquard Skirt, Banana Republic @splittrends; Faux Leather Pleated Skirt, Zara @shoelover1015; Full Gray Midi, Express @nelly87

THE BLOCK HEEL SANDAL

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Calf Hair Heel, Dolce Vita @fancypantsmcgee; Gold Banded Heel, Zara @wowenypon; Studded Colorblock Sandal, Dune @fancypantsmcgee; Nude Colorblock Sandal @stephaniejoyner; Ankle Strap Heel, Zara @wowenypon

THE CLUTCH, RENEWED

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Vinyl Clutch, Handmade @jules2209; Paris Travel Pouch, Rebecca Minkoff @sweetlucylu; Üterque Toscana Clutch, Zara @verocasado; Squeeze It Clutch, Alexander McQueen @sunnyscloset; Lemon Clutch, Kate Spade @nella1969; Limited Edition Rio Clutch, Kate Spade @masfashion

THE MIXED PRINT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Neoprene Bomber Jacket, Zara @teetee18; Medallion Print Top, Forever 21 @gri12; Tea Dress, Topshop @adrive6a21

THE DESTROYED DENIM

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Shredded Shorts @secondthreads; Ripped Jean, Zara @loll45; Destroyed Shorts, Vintage @sokaal; White Boyfriend Jean, Urban Outfitters @tonyalove; Destroyed Jean, Vintage Levi’s @sokaal

THE FLORAL THROWBACK

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Floral Pumps, Schutz @cjtang; Jacket, Ark & Co @mmongelli; Sheer Kimono, Boutique @barbiesclose1; Layered Dress, Ark & Co @splittrends; Overlay Shorts, Boutique @angeleno; Smoking Slipper, Wild Diva @splittrends

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Home Fashions I Can’t Get Enough Of

HERRINGBONE FLOORS

A herringbone floor has been my dream addition for a while now–something about it is luxurious and rich, yet simultaneously cool and clean. From a soft parquet in the bedroom to bold marble in the bath, this option can add a daring bit of geometry to any space.

URBIO PODS

When it comes to organization, Urbio is all about working smarter. These magnetic pods are a sleek, clean solution to your mini-messes. Purchase in singles or packs to easily mix and match–try a starter kit and go back for more later when you know what pieces you need. I love the idea of an herbal growing wall in the kitchen, or placing it by the entryway as a grab-and-go spot for keys, mail, etc. Either way, it’s time to empty out the junk drawer.

WALLPAPER FEATURES

Using wallpaper to create a feature wall is an easy way to incorporate sometimes-hectic prints without producing a headache-inducing room. Choose a wall where you’ll feature a single piece of furniture–the object and wall should work together in a mutually beneficial relationship–think of your task as creating a dimensional and functional art installation. Either paper the entire wall, or center it with a frame. If you’re feeling ambitions, mix different paper samples into a tiled mosaic.

BOOKSHELF DIVIDERS

Showing you’re a smart use of space is a sure way to turn an average room into an incredible moment, and bookshelves are a simple solution to creating a deliberate area. Think: studio apartment nightmares. A shelf can easily be personalized, and establishes a lot of space to purposely use the decor you’ve collected over time (aka the Home Goods clearance section). Make sure each shelf is filled thoughtfully–try art books and vintage hardcovers–and leave enough room to peek through. The open space should speak as much as the decor.

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CREAMSICLE

Just like an orange creamsicle, this color story will be perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. My favorite pairing is the deepest blood orange (almost red) with a soft cream–the two hues will balance each other out for a look that’s both calming and volatile.

 

Orange and Cream

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SHOES RENEWED

DIY SHOESDIY SHOESDIY SHOESI dug these flats out of my closet today in order to follow through on a repair project I’d stored them away for. At one point these were my go-to shoes, but when their beaded embellishments began unraveling everywhere I went, they started to look more sad than fashionable. As a solution, I attached the flowers shown here. The black flats act as a canvas with which I can change the embellishment on a daily basis depending on my outfit. In this case, the rosettes were purchased at Forever 21 for only a few dollars and have a backing with two clasps: a safety pin for clothing and a clip for hair. Because the shoe material was tough to pierce, I opted to fasten the flowers with their clips. In the end, I love the versatility of this solution–the rosettes can be switched out for brooches, buttons, vintage pins, or anything else you can think of.

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