What to Buy from the Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

 

Shopbop – my go-to retailer for quality trend pieces and designer fashion – just kicked off a MAJOR site-wide sale!

Take 20% off your entire order (OR 25% off orders of $500 or more) with code EVENT17 now through Friday, April 14th.

This is a great time to stock up on staples (like denim!) or fun spring and summer pieces! I’ve already placed an order for these, these and this. Check out my other recommendations below or start shopping the sale here.

SPRING CLOTHES

(Prices shown before the discount – so take 20-25% off the listed prices. Click on any of the products below to shop.)


SPRING SHOES + ACCESSORIES

 


YEAR-ROUND STAPLES

 

There are a myriad of reasons why Shopbop is tied with Nordstrom as my favorite retailer right now. If you’re looking for something well-made and stylish, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find it at Shopbop. Free and fast shipping (and free returns), styling suggestions at the bottom of every product page, and their well-curated selection of affordable fashion and designer options are just a few of the many reasons Shopbop is killing it right now.

Unfortunately, all the things I just mentioned are poorly kept secrets. So whenever Shopbop runs a site-wide sale like this, the good stuff tends to sell out fast! So if you see something you can’t live without, be sure to jump on it asap!


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Stripes + Leather

Striped midi dress and leather jacket and sneakers outfit

The midi dress + leather jacket combination is one I always seem to fall back on. Anything that is easy, comfortable and makes me feel pulled-together with little-to-no effort is a winner in my book.

Of course, stripes never went out of style – but I’m loving all the fun (not nautical or preppy) options there are this year! It’s certainly one of my favorite spring trends and obviously super easy to wear. My dress has long sold out (from an Australian boutique) but I’ve linked to a few other great stripe options in the outfit details section below!

Aside from a casual double date on Friday night (that I wore this outfit to), I spent most of the weekend relaxing. Carter and I stayed home and watched the Duck game at our place Saturday night. Ugh. Such a sad loss! I’m not even a sports fan but it still tugged at my heart strings to see my alma mater make history this year, then lose in such a close game!

This coming Thursday I’m heading to Whistler for my friend Emily’s Bachelorette Party! It should be a blast – I’m throwing it so I should know :) Feel free to follow along on Instagram and Instagram stories to see what we’re up to while we’re there.

Have a great week!

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OUTFIT DETAILS
old Esther Boutique dress (sold out – other striped styles I love: here, here, here and here) | old Zara jacket (identical here or in faux-leather here) | old Gucci bag (discontinued style – buy it pre-owned here and here) | addidas Stan Smith ‘mid top’ shoes (also love the low-top version) | David Yurman ring


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Stripes and leather

Striped midi dress + leather biker jacket + Stan Smith sneakers

Striped midi dress + leather jacket + Stan Smith sneakers


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Talking Skincare + Makeup on ‘Afternoon Live’

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In case you blinked and you missed it, I did a short segment for KATU Channel 2 last week. I had the pleasure of sharing some of my favorite skincare and makeup tips with Tra’Renee on Afternoon Live. I go into some detail about my somewhat unusual method of cleansing and the three key steps I recommend for your skincare routine. Then I talk about the “no makeup makeup look” and make a few product suggestions for how to achieve it.

You can watch the segment and shop the products I talk about below.

FOR CLEANSING
Green Goo Oil Cleansing Face Wash
Khiels Facial Cleanser
FOR EXFOLIATING
Tony Moly Brightening Peeling Gel
FOR MOISTURIZING
Belief The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
FOR MAKEUP
MAC Strobe Cream
Chanel CC Cream
BareMinerals Liquid Lipcolor in ‘Swag’
MAC Lipstick in ‘Rebel’
FOR SPF
ColorScience Loose Mineral Sunscreen

Everybody at the station was so welcoming and lovely to work with (and helped ease my initial jitters about speaking on TV).

It was a brief (7-minute) segment, so on I had to gloss over a few things that I didn’t have time to expand on, and I’d like to clear those up.

About physical exfoliation… Watching this back, I realized that I imply in this segment that I don’t think physical exfoliation is good for you. That wasn’t really what I meant, but I realize that’s what it sounds like. So to clarify – I don’t think all physical exfoliation is bad (and in fact I actually do a lot of it myself), but I do have some reservations about exfoliating scrubs. There is a common misconception that the harder you scrub your face, the cleaner it gets – which is not true! In fact, aggressive scrubbing can leave your face irritated, or expose raw tissue to bacteria and infection. Not to mention the whole microbeads issue

So if you do use a scrub, make sure you’re using one that is gentle, biodegradable or dissolves in water. And for the love of god, don’t scrub hard!

Microdermabrasion, which does happen to be a type of physical exfoliation, is actually my personal favorite method of exfoliation and it’s something I’ve been getting done regularly by a professional for years now. I’ll talk in more detail about that in future post though, because I’m actually in the midst of working on a project with my esthetician for this blog.

I hope you enjoyed my segment, and I hope this long-winded explanation at the end cleared a few things up!


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4 Ways to Style a Suede Jacket

Suede burgundy moto jacket + Gucci belt

My suede moto jacket is hands down one the best purchases I’ve made in the last 12 months. For the under $200 price point, BlankNYC’s suede jacket is definitely the best option on the market right now. The fit is absolute perfection (for sizing reference: I’m generally an xs or small in most jackets and I’m wearing the xs here.) And the genuine suede feels soft and luxurious – while still maintaining its structure.

Since I purchased my jacket, BlankNYC has restocked it in about 10 different colors (including a super wearable tan). Nordstrom sells eight colors, and you can find additional colors that are exclusive to Bloomingdales and Revolve.

I thought it would be fun to show you four ways to style this jacket, in case you’re considering purchasing one or something similar for yourself.

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OUTFIT DETAILS
Blank NYC jacket in ‘Burgundy’ (comes in eight colors!) | Gucci belt (similar for much less here and here) | Levis jeans (also here) | OAAT/MYERS Collection bag | Forever 21 henley bodysuit (size up! Also love this striped version) | Manolo Blahanik pumps (identical for way less here) | Etsy necklace in 14″ | David Yurman ring and bracelets | Stila liquid lipstick in ‘Aria’

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Burgundy moto jacket

Burgundy suede moto jacket + Gucci belt

henley bodysuit outfit

burgundy moto

Burgundy suede moto jacket and burgundy lips

Here are three additional ways to style a suede moto jacket. In all of these outfits, I styled my burgundy jacket – but they would look just as beautiful with the tan version or even green or powder blue if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.

3 More Ways to Style a Suede Moto Jacket
Burgundy moto jacket spring outfit
 

Outfit above: BlankNYC jacket + Sincerely Jules tee (also sold at Nordstrom) + Rebecca Minkoff belt bag + Free People skirt (more sizes here) + Superga sneakers
Burgundy moto jacket winter outfit copy
Outfit above: BlankNYC jacket + French Connection sweater + Madewell bag (more colors at Nordstrom) + J Brand jeans + Marc Fisher LTD boots
Burgundy moto jacket summer outfit
Outfit above: BlankNYC jacket + Madewell dress + Halogen shoes + Madewell bag + Nordstrom choker


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