Category: favoritethings

hands-down favorite hand cream

As a florist, the condition of my hands falls somewhere between landscaper and mechanic. A good hand cream is a necessary luxury; without it my paws would be a rough and battered disaster. When my favorite salon {Spectrum Studio, for the locals} started selling TokyoMilk Dark products late last year, I scooped up a tube of the shea butter handcreme and now I’m helplessly addicted. There are so many TokyoMilk Dark scents to choose from,…

a few of my favorite things

  It’s been over a month since my epic closet purge. Since weeding out and paring down, I’m beginning to appreciate the value of everyday basics. My favorite pieces are getting more mileage than ever, and I’m cozying up to the idea of a practical daily uniform. My new style is alarmingly casual for a girl who once lived in dresses and high heels, but comfort is my new M.O. Philip Lim for Target crossbody…

canine therapy

{I live for puppy yawns.} Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend had it all wrong. Her dog totally is. Chad snapped these shots of Doak and me last night when I got home from work. I was in a foul mood all day. Cantankerous. A grumpalous, as my dad would say. I don’t know who put a bee in my bonnet (in fact, I only had to work a half day) but let’s…

another week bites the dust.

Coach Swingpack (a pretty penny, available online) | DL1961 Angel ankle jeans (c/o) | a.n.a. safari vest (c/o jcpenney) | striped sweater (a pretty penny) No time to chat this evening. I’m off to grab drinks and an early dinner with The Mister, hopefully followed by a movie in. How are we already another week into 2012?! Happy Friday, friends!

product review: anastasia beverly hills “beauty express for brows and eyes”

Let’s sit down and have a little chat, girl-to-girl, about something seriously important: your eyebrows. I’m mildly obsessed with brows. They’re one of the most important — and under-appreciated — aspects of your face. They frame your features, and getting them right can make all the difference in opening up your face and highlighting your pretty peepers. Keep reading for the run-down…

layer cake

Mondays are good days for lots o’ layers. They help disguise weekend indiscretions {like the aforementioned seven layer dip in the last post}. Mondays that happen to be Halloween are especially good days for layers. Because you’ve already eaten about five fun-size Butterfingers and a cupcake. An there’s still a lot of sugary debauchery to be had. Here’s an easy no-bake recipe for a cute layered outfit: Start with a dash of sparkle — sequins,…