Summer Staples

Summer Staples
Summertime in the South is a force to be reckoned with- it’s humid, incredibly hot, and often times doesn’t offer a cool summer breeze that I long for on a daily basis. In which, often times leaves me wanting to hide away in my apartment with the AC blasting and pretend I live somewhere where humidity doesn’t exist (i.e. Hello, California.) However, that isn’t what my schedule allows, so I have searched high and low for outfits that are fun, comfortable, and yet polished all at once- with the weather my main thought behind any outfit. So, I am now for the first time ever (woo!), going to be disclosing a lot more of the versatile pieces I seem to find myself living in these days.  The above was what I chose to wear for my job interview yesterday (still waiting to hear back), along with some of my absolute favorite products. I’m legit obsessed with Josie Maran’s cheek gelees- they double (as least, for me) as pretty lipcolors, too.  And Leith’s track pants have the perfect edginess to vibe with ‘polished’, but secretly are the most comfortable pants I own. I’m in love with them. Anyhow, hope you enjoy! Hope your Wednesday was darling! xoxo.

Madewell
madewell.com

Leith track pants
nordstrom.com

Steve madden shoes
piperlime.gap.com

Josie maran
sephora.com

Tarte
tartecosmetics.com

Essie nail polish
beauty.com
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In My Cup: Pre-Weekend Ponders.

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I’m in love with finding cool reads, especially ones that plenty of us (20somethings) can relate to- like this and this-awesome articles.  I’m pretty much addicted.

With all the rain and dreariness, somehow I have found myself looking through fall-ish inspired looks, in a few months everything about her/outfit aura will need to be in my life.

‘Mapple Bacon Cookies.’ while flipping through the always amazing Garden &Gun. p.s…they’re maple-baked apples with sort-of-bacon. Heavenly. vegan & gluten free made with this wonderfulness. Recipe soon? Yes.

‘Chic’ Flicks (yes. I did spell it that way to be awesome.): A new go-to amongst ‘The Notebook’, ‘P.S. I Love You’, and ‘When Harry Met Sally’- for rainy days in, of course.

Best pink for summer: ‘Pin Up Pink’ Pop Beauty. + cozy blankets.

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I’m going to the beach next week, and this little beauty is wonderful to help with UV recovery. It is full of skin brightening and healing goodies- like peptides that help with anti-aging and any dark spots, while also using Apple Stem Cells known to keep skin bright and healthy. Plus it smells like Apple Whiskey…for your face! I’m sorry, but who can beat that? I’m already a week in, and I braved up and took a kind-of clear sans-makeup picture to show some results. Love.

Rainy days and little French bistros are a delicious combination. If you’re ever around Charlotte, NC, this is a pretty cute place to try out.

Have a lovely, and hopefully sun-filled, weekend. xoxo, Laura.