I don’t need anything, I know I keep saying that and I keep shopping. Sometimes I admit that I shop out of boredom, but most of the time everything is just too perfect to pass up. Like the little pots of Lid Luster by Victoria Beckham or the Emotion Proof Eye shadows by Tom Ford.
What I do need is a new eyelash curler, I can’t seem to find the replacement for my Surratt Beauty eyelash curler, looks like I’ll have to buy another one and who can resist the gold eyelash curler from Hourglass.
Then there is the Goop Lip Balm, I have way too many lip balms, but this is tempting.
The only way I can justify any of these items is if I refer to them as stocking stuffers, but Christmas is two months away and I know myself, I’ll just find more items to want.
I mean this is all affordable, to buy or not to buy?
I prefer to see women wearing everyday clothes, women going about their day, expressing themselves. True style is about being remembered, not standing out in flamboyant fashion. Street style for me is far better than the runway. Street Style is the runway of life.
I remember when I was in my early twenties and my family and I were still making our summer jaunts visiting family in Texas and Mexico. I was sitting with two of my 2nd cousins and I have no idea why we were discussing clothes but they both chimed in, oh, you’re always dressed nice, yes you dress well. Something to that effect, that was like 30 years ago.
Another friend mentioned that my style was defined as causally elegant, that pleased me to no end of course, vanity. I am still working on myself though, trying to stay modern for my niece and nephew, I do so want them to have a stylish aunt. These scenes from Milan I find captivating, it’s what I call real life, something we can all aspire to.
My sisters and I and our friend Lily usually visit New York the week before Christmas, it’s become a yearly tradition. We have afternoon tea at the Plaza, walk around Central Park, visit The Met, the Museum of Modern Art, hang out in SoHo and we always have brunch at Balthazar, you have to go to Balthazar at least once while in NYC, it’s an institution. Everyone who is anyone goes to Balthazar. There is also a bakery attached to the restaurant and that too is a must.
Another restaurant we love is Lupa Osteria. They make an amazing Spaghetti Carbonara and a mean negroni. While in New York because of the time difference we usually end up having 4 meals, with an individual stop at Shake Shack, my favorite location is the one inside Grand Central Station, it’s our favorite for Magnolia Bakery too.
And another restaurant I love is La Mercerie, the atmosphere is divine, I love the space, the décor and the fact that we can shop if we feel like it. It’s one of the first restaurants where you can dine and shop at the same time. My favorite area is the little bar nook, makes me want to order a fancy drink but I usually stick to champagne, like Drappier.
Some of us are dragging our feet during the transition from summer to fall, why? Because we have been cooped up inside the house for almost two years and didn’t get to really wear our summer clothes. Honestly, I have continued to update my wardrobe and have dresses I haven’t been able to wear.
I still plan on buying more summer items, as the weather here fluctuates from warmer to cold daily but right now the chill factor has started to descend and it’s time to start thinking about coats and boots and a sweater or two.
Can I just say that after using the Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum by Victoria Beckham I have been waking up with luminous skin. I mean I just glow, I splash cold water on my face in the mornings and depending on if there are any errands to run, I apply sunscreen. I know, I should apply sunscreen on a daily basis, but honestly I don’t really feel like myself, this hibernation threw me off and I haven’t fully recovered.
The Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum helps diminish fine lines, laugh lines, lifts, firms and smooths the skin while aiding in removing redness. I am in-love with this serum. You only need a few drops. This serum is so good it deserves it’s own post.
It’s a bit expensive, but it’s worth it and available in three different sizes. It’s liquid gold, you will experience better results if you exfoliate and mask on a regular basis. I used to exfoliate daily before the pandemic, I mean who really needed to keep up with grooming routines, we weren’t going anywhere. However this liquid gold is basically all you need to get your skin going, or as we say, getting ready to enter society.
This summer look is simple, yet chic. It proves that less is more. I’ve never been a big fan of summer and although I am not out every-night eating alfresco, I still don’t want summer to end. Perhaps having been in hibernation for close to two years, I’ve warmed up to the hotter weather. I still haven’t bought a straw summer bag, because I really want to buy it in another country, I have a longing for travel.
My sister, friends and I are still making plans for San Miguel De Allende next year, a two week vacation that starts in DF for 2-3 days before heading to San Miguel and taking day trips into Leon and Oaxaca.
This could very well one of my many pieces of clothing I’ll take with me. I did buy myself several shell bracelets and necklaces, ideal for summer vacations.
Fall will be here before we know it, the last bits of summer are almost gone. I’m a little sad about that, because I only took a 10 day vacation, and feel like I didn’t do enough to warrant wearing my summer kaftans. But I love fall, I prefer the cold to the heat and can’t wait to wear my black turtlenecks and cardigans. Lately I have been into costume jewelry made out of recycled materials, dipped in gold. Something about this photo just makes me so happy, I love finding ideas for my own existing wardrobe, and making my next move purchase-wise.
I love it, so many of us aren’t ready to let go of summer. Yet we are ready for fall too. It’s good to know that our fashion counter-parts in Paris are in the same frame of mind. I recently started wearing my dresses with sneakers, and I’m glad I’m not alone.
I must have acquired 10 pairs of sneakers in the past two years, and some I haven’t worn and others I’ve only worn once, I don’t really go anywhere and don’t have the energy to get creative with my wardrobe. Most especially don’t want a dry cleaning bill. I mean it costs like $15 dollars to dry clean a dress these days. Everyone is trying to stay in business, I don’t blame them.
I love Jennifer Aniston. I met her once, during the first season of Friends. My first initial impression, before I knew who she was, I thought wow, that lady has great hair and I was jealous. But then we interacted and I realized who she was and I just loved her, always have been on team Jenn. She was kind, gracious and friendly.
This is why when I learned yesterday that she has a haircare line, with it’s first launch I had to buy the LolaVieGlossing Detangler spray. Because her hair is still envy worthy, I mean just look at it, it’s healthy, shiny and bouncy. Who doesn’t want what she’s having? I know I do.
I’ll let you guys know how it works after it arrives and I get to try it.
I know that I’m not ready to let Summer go, but at the same time I am looking forward to refreshing my Fall/Winter wardrobe. I made a few purchases, that I am very pleased with. I can wear the COS wool dress with leggings, booties or sneakers and a long sleeved T-shirt underneath, I like sleeves.
I’ve been looking for a crossbody bag that would be big enough for essentials, and finally found the Isabel Marant, I ordered some Scotchgarde even though I am sure the crossbody has been waterproofed.
Several weekends ago my sister and I went downtown for the first time in almost two years. We chose to go to Neiman Marcus because it felt like a safe place, everyone was wearing a mask and following the CDC guidelines. I was looking for a concealer, one to match my N3 foundation by Chanel, but they were sold out and in transition, they were expecting the new improved version any day.
Of course I didn’t want to wait, it was my first time in an actual store and I ended up stopping at the Dior counter.
Now the only beauty products I plan on buying for myself for Christmas is the Oribe Gold Lust Conditioner, in the giant sized bottle and more R&Co Analog. Although I did miss the gorgeous Chanel makeup bag last year, I don’t plan on missing it again this year, I’m ready.
I’m just not ready to let go of Summer, yet. I had a nice vacation, falling asleep to the sound of the Pacific Ocean and waking-up organically. I went as far as to buy kaftans at Blue Ginger and now find myself a few days later, wearing kaftans around the house.
I also remembered that I am a hippie at heart, not a rocker chic hippie, but as my friend Elaine says, a Pacific Heights hippie. I’ve been eyeballing the Isabel Marant Birkenstocks and because I have narrow feet, I am contemplating buying the Anine Bing slides.
However I like the grummets on the sandals and contented myself with the FreePeople Nassau Wrap sandals (which I think have sold out).
There was a time when I traveled to Mexico once a year, as a child it was to Muzquiz, Coahuila and Acuna, Coahuila to visit family. As I matured, I visited other parts of Mexico, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, DF and Guadalajara. I love Mexico and I always brought back Mexican dresses and blouses, that I would wear in the summer. But then I discovered Denisse Kuri and finally bought a kaftan that I can’t wait to wear. I hesitated at first because of the sizing, wasn’t sure if anything would fit and now I have an idea on how the sizing works. Plus Denisse and I have become good Instagram pals, I can just text her to ask questions. She’s a genuine person, for all of her success, she responds to emails and instant messaging.
In-between designing her next collection, trunk shows she found time to answer a few questions and if you’re headed out to Puebla, keep reading Denisse shares her favorite restaurant with us.
Fashion icon: That would obviously be Frida Kahlo, I love how she made the traditional costumes her own. Wearing them proudly and making them transcend with her paintings.
Favorite restaurant in Mexico: I love Mexican food but the one from Puebla, from where I am is by far the best. We have the chalupas, the mole poblano, the chiles en Nogada, and the best is at El Mural de los Poblanos, they have the Cemita de chalupas, that is like a sandwich of chalupas, the most delicious.
Last book read: Saving the fire. (Salvando el fuego) from a Mexican writer very raw but really good.
Currently watching: The Good Fight. I loved The Good Wife and then got hooked.
Beauty routine: What I’m looking for lately are sustainable, clean, eco friendly products. I discovered Allumbre stone to use instead of normal deodorant, also, local products like toothpaste and soaps and moisture from local producers in glass packaging.
Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors of Mexico and how could we translate the feelings and sensation they produce in you in our different embroidery and weaving techniques. Its also a very sustainable collection, 90 percent of our fabrics are handmade to avoid waste. We want our pieces to be forever pieces that transcend, that you would want your children to inherit.
Working with artisans: We’re always expressing ourselves through our clothes, the indigenous textiles have this way to make you feel in love with them because of the great time they require, what they are capable of expressing, and what they mean for our culture. I fell in love and decided I wanted more people to feel the same, and take their art to many more places.
If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: Definitely a long huipil, its the most comfortable, delicious piece of clothing.
I love discovering new beauty brands that deliver both budget friendly and luxurious results. Basically I’m an advocate for beauty brands that deliver on their promise, beauty products that work.
Orbal is new on the scene, developed with the concept that you should have a quality product at a fair price. If you were to buy three eyeshadows, you would normally end up paying $75 dollars. With Orbal, you get 19 gorgeous hues for $45. I’m in-love with several of the colors, with this pallet you can create a day look and a glamorous evening look, house dinner parties here we come.
Another brand I love and not just because it’s pink. Caire is the first hormone defying skincare of it’s kind(That I am aware of). I literally saw a difference in my skin, it was plumper, firmer and happy. The recommendation is to use a dropper full both morning and evening to achieve results. My skin drinks it up and then I apply my other serums. The Theorem Serum Boost enhances anything that is placed on top of it. If your skin doesn’t absorb it quickly it’s because you need to exfoliate.
Caire also created a Triple Lift Molecule Mask that lifts, plumps and tightens your skin. The longer you leave it on the better the results, 15-30 minutes or longer. Caire *is developed with bionutritive ingredients that mimic your skin’s building blocks for immediate and longer-term hydrating, firming, brightening, and lifting results.