Thursday, October 8, 2015

beauty edit {desert essentials}

As much as I love New York, I also love being on the move. Give me a week off, a large departure board at JFK and I'll figure out the rest while I'm en route to my final destination via some albeit quite slow on-board wifi.  

I guess my life lately has been a slew of flights, security lines, checked bags and noise canceling headphones. And I'm not complaining, it's been a lot of fun -- some for work and some for pleasure (more to come on our Utah road trip soon -- for now, these photos snapped at Horseshoe Bend will have to do!). Of course, this means, I've gotten some pretty decent practice at whittling down just the essentials -- which makes packing up on a whim relatively painless.

So what gets packed first? My beauty bag. There's nothing that scares me more than arriving at my final destination and having to hunt around for the nearest drugstore to pick up odds and ends I forgot. Since I like to streamline as much as possible, I keep my makeup pretty minimal (read: BB cream, some bronzer, mascara, eyeliner and an eyebrow pencil) with a few makeup removing tools that do some heavy lifting.

I was recently introduced to Simple Skincare by a girlfriend of mine (honestly, where would we be without our girlfriends?) and have been trying out their micellar wipes and cleansing water as part of my evening routine while on the road. As someone with pretty sensitive skin (especially when recycled airplane air seems to take a toll on me each time), I've been really impressed with how gentle and hydrating both have been -- while still doing the trick and getting all my makeup off.

The wipes especially have been my go-to for inflight pick me ups -- I'll usually throw them in my carry on and bust them out once we land so I can look somewhat alive (and human-like) at baggage claim. Or if you're on the road, like Lydia and I were for about a week, it's a great way to give your skin a much-needed-pick-me-up after being behind the wheel for several hours at a time (convertible air will take a toll on you!).

This post was in collaboration with Simple Skincare. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

london calling {thakoon for designation at kohl's}

First outfit: Vest and dress: Kohl's; Boots: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Celine; Bracelets: Vita Fede 
Second outfit: Sweater and dress: Kohl's; Shoes: Manolo Blahnik; Clutch: Kate Spade; Sunglasses: Celine
Third outfit: Top and skirt: Kohl's; Shoes: Manolo Blahnik; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses Celine; Bracelets: Vita Fede

I love when my favorite designers team up with a department store powerhouse -- the results usually end up in a fury of online stalking on multiple devices. And if the size gods smile down upon you, you can usually walk away with a decent update to you wardrobe, with lots of pieces to mix and match. 

You all know I'm a sucker for Thakoon (ahem, this post last week should prove it). So this collaboration is sartorial music to my ears. Each piece oozes with Thakoon's effortless cool factor at a fraction of the price. And with fall already in full swing here in New York, I'm excited to start layering all these new pieces (especially that plaid vest, which feels very Amal Clooney, no?).

Have you scooped anything from the Thakoon for DesigNation at Kohl's collection? Do share! 

This post was in collaboration with Kohl's. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 
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