Checkered Blazer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jacket: H&M//Tank: August Silk//Belt: Merona//Jeans: Old Navy//Loafers: Nine West//Watch: Michael Kors//Earrings: Banana Republic

I was recently on the hunt for new work clothes and I came across this blazer from H&M. I'm no stranger to a good blazer and I've really been into the checkered print I've been seeing everywhere. 

When I look at this print it comes across a bit masculine for me, but I knew I could make it work. So here you are! Easy peasy! I've already worn it to work, church, and out on the weekend with the girls. 

XX, 
Courtney 



Fall Skincare Favs

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Now that we are smack dab in the middle of fall I wanted to take a moment to tell you about some of my favorite skincare products for of the fall season. You are probably thinking, “Why would I change my skincare regimen for the fall?" Well, your skin goes through seasons just like the weather. As a matter of fact, the weather can have a dramatic effect on your skin. Also, your skin can build a tolerance to certain products so it's important to try new products or switch around your favorites.

Here are a few items I just re-stocked at the Sephora 20% sale!

  • Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
  • Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling
  • Clinique : Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
  • Murad: Environmental Shield Advanced Active Radiance Serum
  • Murad: Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel Pads
  • Estee Lauder: Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum
  • Clinique: Liquid facial Soap 
  • Estee Lauder: Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme

Off the Shoulder Weather

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

When you live in southern California you don't often get cooler temperatures. We wait all year long for the 3-4 weeks when it's 60 degrees and everyone brings out their sweaters and coats and uses the hashtag 'sweater weather'. As a native to southern California, I can freely admit that I am guilty of using the hashtag and pulling out all my sweaters.

SweaterExpress//JeansOld Navy//Booties: Franco Sarto//EarringsLoren Hope
Handbag: Justfab//NecklaceChanel

This season sweater weather came later than expected. It was literally 100 degrees until the last week of October! The rest of the country has been pulling out jackets and sweaters since late September and early October. Since 60 degrees is not truly what the rest of the country refers to as 'sweater weather', I figured I would at least meet in the middle with this Off The Shoulder sweater from Express.

There is something about anything off the shoulder that is sweet and sexy but always so chic. So, for this season of cooler temps I will definitely have my sweater off the shoulder for the fall-ish weather.

XX,
Courtney
 





New Suit...Who Dis?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

JacketExpress//Purple Mid Rise Columnist Ankle PantExpress
T-ShirtForever21// Pumps: Banana Republic//Watch: Michael Kors

I've never been one to wear a suit to work. I've worked in corporate offices for years and I've always slid under the radar by wearing a great blazer (which I will continue to wear) and a dress or slacks. I recently started a new job with a different company and I was inspired to switch up my look! I figured that if I  was changing jobs I should also make some changes to my wardrobe. I thought of this as a full re-invention. So I was on a mission to look for new suits for the new corporate me.

Since I'm already an on-line shopper I took to my computer for my mission. Here is what I love about on-line shopping: Most retailers carry extended sizes in their on-line stores. When I know I'm going to need a longer inseam, it is much easier to look on-line than to deal with the crowds and dressing rooms when you're at the mall. Now, the downside of shopping on-line is that I have to wait for my packages to arrive and sometimes the sizing is not right. But, since I have most pieces tailored I see no issues!

JacketExpress// Red Ruffle Pocket Columnist Ankle PantExpress
SandalsSam Edelman//BodysuitForever21//Watch: Michael Kors 

I found these suits at ExpressExpress recently extended their sizes so I was curious to see what they had to offer. I not only was surprised that the sizing went all the way up to an 18, but also was surprised to see long inseams! WOO HOO! That meant the ankle pants I ordered would actually go to my ankle and not my shin.

From now on I will most likely be in a suit when I am in my office. Wearing a suit makes me feel like the lady boss I know I already am. I will now be dressing for the role I already own.

XX
Courtney


 
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