Casual Day Out…

We had such a great time visiting with my mom when she was here even though we had the craziest weather from snow to 65 and sunny!  We are so lucky that we get to spend more time with our family since we live a little closer to home!  We can’t wait to see everyone again and are counting the days!!  Here we were headed out to run some errands and grab some lunch and enjoy the beautiful weather!
IMG_5509IMG_5511 IMG_5504 IMG_5505 IMG_5526Sweater |GAP|  Pants |J.Crew|  Bag |Longchamp|  Boots |Aldo Similar| Sunnies |Michael Kors|  Watch |Guess|  Necklace |T.J.Maxx| Nails |China Glaze| Lashes |Ardell|

Winter essentials…

Tis the season for holiday makeup! These are some of my favorite go-to products especially for the colder winter months.  How gorgeous is this issue of Harper’s Bazaar?! I seriously couldn’t get over it when it came in the mail Kate Hudson looks stunning and its so festive for December!  Most of my beauty products I cycle through year round and get stuck using certain products because its easy or I forget to look and see what else I have.  For me I like a moisturizing foundation because I get much dryer in the winter, and I love a good dark nail polish for the colder months.  It’s so important especially in the winter to keep your skin hydrated, not only will it look and feel better, but it will help your makeup go on much smoother and prevent that dry skin flakey look!

Something else that I think is great to have would be a self tanner that works well with your skin tone.  Personally I love the St. Tropez because you can use a little or really build it up.  In the winter its nice to put a thin layer on so that I don’t look like Casper’s twin sister.  Just remember that less is more in the winter with sunless tanners, I always want to keep layering it on but I have to restrain myself so that I don’t look like tan mom next to my family!

One of my favorite fragrances would have to be Versace Crystal Nior, if you have never smelled this you have to!  It is like no other fragrance I have ever tried, most give me a headache but this is so beautiful.  It’s absolutely perfect for winter because it’s a little darker but just smells so good and you only need a tiny spray to last you all day long.

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YSL matt pressed powder is great for the winter
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MAC Studio Sculpt foundation
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Lately I have been really into gold, these are some of my fave pieces, watch is Guess from my hubby for our anniversary, and the bangle which im obsessed with is House of Harlow from my sisters for my b-day.  I love a statement necklace with a simple sweater, this one is J.Crew from my bestie Alex!
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These are some of my must-haves year round, a good dry shampoo, root booster, sunless tanner, spot treatment, a hair doughnut for the perfect huge bun, base and top coats, and a good under eye cream from origins!

There is nothing better than curling up with a good magazine and a cup of tea on a chilly day!

xo Meg