Happy (long) Weekend! This weekend you'll likely find me lounging in the park with a good read. And having a little 20% off Memorial Day sale in The Atelier boutique (P.S. all orders $75+ qualify for free shipping)! Go ahead, treat yourself. ;) Even though I'll be city bound this year, I plan on soaking up lots of sunshine & dressing like I'm at the beach (think: easy shirt dresses, denim cut-offs, delicate jewelry & straw accessories.) Whatever your plans, I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Happiness is a good book, a glass of rosé and a beachfront view. Or at least that's my version of MDW weekend happiness. If you're looking for a good book for your upcoming weekend getaway (or staycation) look no further. A few of my recent favorites, below ...
If you're looking for a light, entertaining read based in France, and love a good "Rom Com" this is it. Serena, an editor at Vogue, heads over to Cannes for an assignment where she makes an unexpected friend, deals with relationship drama and plenty of family secrets.
Set in Rhode Island, this can't-put-it-down novel tells a story of the complicated relationships between ex-lovers and ex-best friends over a stormy Memorial Day weekend in 1938.
This is the book I'll be diving into this weekend. Kate's memoir follows her front row journey to finding herself in the world of Paris and French fashion in the 80s.
I've never been much of a makeup person. I don't really get into the crazy trends, colors or over-the-top looks. I prefer my look be be fresh faced and effortless, almost like I'm not wearing makeup. Don't get me wrong – I love makeup. I think it's wonderful for enhancing our already beautiful features and making us feel more confident. But I like to keep my routine pretty simple – under 5 minutes simple, to be exact...
I start by applying a layer of Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm (BB cream) to my entire face. I love that this BB cream is an all-in-one. It has SPF 45, moisturizer, buildable coverage and skin nourishing peptides. My skin has drastically improved since I started using this daily about a year or two ago. Sometimes I'll mix it with a moisturizer if my skin is dry or I want more of a dewy, sheer coverage. I let this set for about a minute and apply a swipe or two of Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Lifting mascara. I love long, bold eyelashes and this stuff does the trick without clumping. It's also super easy to remove at the end of the day.
Next, I apply NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (in Vanilla) under my eyes in an inverted triangle shape (dark circles be gone!) and on any blemishes on my face using a brush like this. It's hands down the best concealer I've ever used. It brightens and reflects light (perfect for my dark circles) and is full coverage without being cake-y. After concealer, I dust the apples of my cheeks, my nose, top of my forehead and chin/jaw line with a little bronzer. Lately I've been using Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess powder or Benefit's Hoola bronzer.
I finish everything off with a spritz or two of Mario Badescu's Rosewater & Aloe spray to instantly brighten, moisturize and set my makeup, and a dab of Korres lip butter (I use wild rose) or Benefit's Benetint lip & cheek stain.
That's it! What's your routine and what makeup items and brands can't you live without?
Happy Friday, loves! Hope it's warm and sunny where you are and that you enjoy one too many drinks al fresco and lots of time in the sunshine this weekend. A few inspiring things that caught my eye this week, below ...
Poppy Delevingne x The Coveteur
The always stylish Poppy shares a peek into her temporary Brooklyn abode & I can't get enough.
"My ultimate fashion icon is Jane Birkin for just being effortlessly chic."
"My go-to everyday uniform would be a really decent pair of jeans, a good staple t-shirt like a James Perse, a well-tailored blazer or a biker jacket and probably some Converse, or at the moment I’m really into my Tabitha Simons boots."
the gemma: an update & A Spring sale
Gemma has quickly become a best seller in the boutique, so I've added a few more options for customization. You can now order the monogram necklace in gold, rose gold, and silver, add multiple letter charms, and choose a delicate 18" or 24" chain. My Gemma, below, is the 24" gold necklace hand stamped with an "M". I've also added the first ever sale section to the boutique for our spring sale. I won't be restocking some of these items so be sure to get them before they're gone!
black & white swimwear
This season, I've found myself bookmarking bathing suits in my favorite classic color combination – black & white.
porter magazine summer issue
Fashion advice from Valentino, a look into Aerin Lauder's stylish life, a spread on one of my favorite models, Karlie Kloss ... you must pick up a copy of PORTER's summer issue if you haven't already. I'm never disappointed by this magazine's style, savvy & intelligence.