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the Beauty Corner.

Finally, my beauty regimen! Many of you constantly ask about the products I use everyday to wash + moisturize my face as well as my ‘everyday’ make-up products. So here they are!

It’s fairly easy to have great skin to be honest, but I must admit, I wasn’t always good about being consistent with my face routine. I would always have those days when I would get home so late that the last thing I wanted to do was take off my make-up and wash my face, I was lazy. Those little things can really hurt your skin! Of course working out, drinking water and eating healthy make it that much easier to see a difference in your skin.

After a few of those nights where I wouldn’t remove my make-up, I noticed I would break out with a couple of blemishes here and there. My skin is really sensitive therefore not washing my face, eating junk food, or even being stressed out really shows up on my skin. So I made a pledge to myself to always remove my make-up and wash my face no matter how tired I am, every single day – twice a day.

It took me a while to get a really good routine going, but now that I have one, I’m sticking to it and have noticed a major difference. I used to get facials once in a while but was never consistent (again, here we go with consistency, see?), but decided to really make that a top priority now. There should be no if’s, and’s or but’s when it comes to your skin. We splurge on material things we really don’t need, so saving that extra money every month for a facial is far more important. I now get one hour facials every 3 weeks and my skin loves me for it. I also try to stick to the same products as much as I can so that my skin doesn’t react in a negative way to something new.

Another big part of having great skin for me is working out. I’ve never been much of a fitness girl to be honest, but as I’m getting older I’ve realized how important it is to be healthy with working out + eating healthy. This year I’ve teamed up with one of my friends to train me. We work out 3-4 times a week and focus on upper body, abs and legs the most. This is probably one of the most obvious things that I’ve noticed has helped my skin dramatically. My skin looks so great, blemish free when I work out 3-4 a week, it’s crazy. It feels pure and makes my skin have an amazing glow too. When I don’t workout, I start breaking out so I try to be consistent with the gym but it’s hard when I travel a lot, my routine gets all messed up.

So, get into a groove and work out, not only will you feel and look great (hello abs!) but your skin will be radiant!

Drinking water is the number ONE thing we should be consistent with. Your skin and body will thank you later. It really makes all the difference.

My routine is fairly simple in this order:

TWICE A WEEK:

So there you have it, my top products I use on a daily basis. I don’t have perfect skin, but the more consistent I am with drinking water, working out and (trying!) to stay away from sweet pastries, the prettier my skin will look. Stick to a routine and pledge to yourself that your skin will come first. Your skin is definitely YOUR BEST ACCESSORY so take care of it. Splurge on the right products and facials instead of heels you really don’t need.

Stay tuned for more of the Beauty Corner editions! Any specific products you want to know about? Leave a comment…. I have my ‘everyday’ make-up products coming up and a hair product edition too! xo

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Falling for Fall.

KOOBA crossbody bag  /  FOSSIL ‘Nate’ watch  /  ABS by ALLEN SCHWARTZ star earrings  /  JANESSA LEONE hat  /  T by ALEXANDER WANG wool coat  /  ACQUA di PARMA parfum /  CHELSEY silk scarf  / J CREW striped turtleneck  /  ISABEL MARANT ‘Crisi’ boots  / NARS liptstick  /  BOYY satchel  /  J CREW boyfriend jeans 

Totally fallin’ for fall more than ever right now since LA’s heatwave was brutal this summer. Now it’s all about those cozy knit sweaters, broken-in boots, that perfect scarf and slouchy jeans to make you feel great head to toe. I’m all about about soft neutrals like browns + greys during this season- makes everything look so good, plus it’s easier to mix n’ match things with.

These are my fall picks that’s i’ve been craving/eyeing… totally loving that big watch for fall! A hat is a definite MUST for this season… you know those bad hair days? Yep, my go-to accessory for the season! I love this grey wool one and this floppy one.

 Shopping Reminder: Shopbop is having their Family & Friends sale that will go on until tomorrow, Oct. 16th, with 25% off your entire purchase (YAY! Fall shopping here we come!) using the code FAMILY25.

Here’s some of my picks for fall to take advantage of with the sale!:

COATS:

BOOTS:

BAGS:

SWEATERS & VESTS:

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Currently/Craving : Office Accessories

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KATE MOSS BOOK BYREDO PARFUMS CANDLE  /  DIPTYQUE CANDLE  /  BOWL CANDLE  /  SIDE TABLE  (similar here) /  AREA RUG  /  FAUX FUR THROW BLANKET  /  PLANT  /  FAUX FUR PILLOW  /  ROSENTHAL FACED VASE  /  TERRARIUM  /  EIFFEL CHAIR  / COFFEE TABLE  /  ACCENT BASKETS  /  TABLE LAMP (similar here)  / SKULL WALL art 

BIG News!! The SJ team and I are packing up and moving to a new office!! I can’t even get my thoughts together without getting a little teary.

It’s such a bittersweet feeling to be honest. When we first moved into our last office last year, I couldn’t believe it. I was over the moon with excitement. The thought of having a real office to work from was a dream come true. Going from working and packaging hundreds of orders in my kitchen from our online store to finally finding “the perfect” studio/office space was definitely one of my favorite accomplishment highlights. We couldn’t keep packaging orders from my kitchen, the orders were getting bigger and bigger. We needed a space to ship our orders from, to be creative in, to blog from, to have meetings in, to have a photo studio in, to just expand really but most importantly to hire people to be a part of our team.

We moved into this super cool, loft-feel space with high ceilings and white brick walls that we made into our second home. We didn’t think we would ever fill it up with furniture or other necessities because we thought it was a huge space. It came together rather slowly but organically over time. It had a very “lived-in” feel with comfy chairs, a bunch of candles everywhere, succulents, art work, stacks of magazines, polaroid photos of everyone who came to visit us and just an overall fun vibe. As our shop grew with orders and product, our team grew too.

We made room and adjusted rapidly but knew we were quickly outgrowing it.

When we first got the keys to our first office, I swore we would NEVER move offices. The space was perfect and so private from everything and everyone which I loved. It was a true hidden gem. A gem I saw working from for many years to come, it just really felt like home. A year later, we are now moving offices. Tear, smile, Tear. It’s crazy how things happen, and how fast.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy, excited, proud, and ecstatic to be able to grow and move into a bigger space to better fulfill our needs. I just didn’t think it was going to come this quick, you know? moving offices and all. I thought we were going to be in our old place for 3-4 years minimum, but 1 year? Whoa. We definitely outgrow it and not that that’s a bad thing, but it makes me sad a bit because we built so many memories in our last office. It was a space that helped us pave way for wants to come next. That office was our first move to prove to ourselves we can do this and take this to the next level. Now, here we are. A new space, a new area and a new attitude.

Although it’s been a hectic couple of days trying to move everything into the new office and getting settled in, all I could think about now is the future. It’s a fresh new beginning and I feel so revamped now to bring you guys cooler product, better content and just be more creative. It’s a move that made me sad at first, but now I see the bigger picture!

I decided to leave most of our furniture behind and do a brand new look coming into this new space. I’m pulling inspiration and making wish lists of things I want to get. I have a lot of work to do- trying to design the look & feel of the new office is not an easy task. Thinking about it  gives me anxiety but I’m up for the challenge.  I can’t wait to share the space with you guys once it’s all completed… and cheers to a new beginning! Thank you guys for being so sweet and supportive of me and SJ. I love you guys and we can’t wait to share our growth with you when we bring you new stuff!

* Above I made a collage full of things I’m hoping to pick up; the look and feel will be completely different from the last office. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Stay tuned!