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Black & Gold in NYC

Happy Friday, Babes! I got back from Fashion Week on Tuesday and I’ve been trying to get settled back into our routine ever since. Fashion Week was *amazing* and I had an incredible first time experience! I can’t wait to share a more in depth post about my trip with you guys! I’m currently running out the door to get Brynleigh to preschool but I’m planning on posting a full review of all of my looks and what I did while I was in NYC this weekend! For now, I’m sharing this look I wore for our second day of shows and meetings! I’m obsessed with this gold dress for Fall, this marigold color was EVERYWHERE at Fashion Week. This faux leather jacket is my obsession and instantly makes any outfit look more chic.  I love the idea of draping it over the shoulders for a touch of glam ;).  These leopard flats were a must for walking around town and so dang comfy. I also got a ton of questions about my dark lipstick I wore this day in NYC so I’m linking it below!  The shade is “Sin” and it’s one of my favorite Fall shades! XO

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

NSale Beauty Faves!


  1. PMD Microdermabrasion Pro– This was something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now so when I saw it was part of the Nordstrom Sale I was so excited!  I’ve always been a huge advocate for taking care of your skin.  I always wash my face at night, wear sunscreen, and I love quality skincare products.  This was just one more step to add to my skincare routine and I’m loving it!  Your skin feels like a baby’s butt after using this and I’m not joking lol.  It makes a huge difference as far as skin texture and smoothing.  My Nordstrom only had it in this grey color but it’s also available in an adorable pink color!
  2. T3 Blow dryer – Ok, so this isn’t part of the sale BUT I’ve owned it for about 6 months and I’m always getting questions about my hair.  I’ve talked about how much I love my T3 curling wand but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this blow dryer!  I’m OBSESSED with this blow dryer for a few reasons. 1. it’s so pretty, I love the white color! 2. It cuts my drying time IN HALF.  With the girls I don’t have a ton of time to spend drying my hair and this baby is worth every penny!  I have a lot of hair and when I use this blow dryer it dries so quickly with minimal effort.
  3. NuFace Toning Kit– When I took this picture this kit was still in stock but I just checked the Nordstrom site and it’s sold out (bummer)!  However, they do still have a few different full-price versions online at Nordstrom!  This toning kit was actually something that was sent to me a while ago and I’ve *loved* it for tightening my jawline and toning my face.  I was a little nervous to use it at first LOL but it’s actually super easy!
  4. Philosophy Purity Face Wash Cleanse Trio– The Purity face wash is one of my HOLY GRAIL products, you guys.  It’s the only face wash I’ve used for 2 years now and I’m obsessed.  I love it because it gets off ALL of my makeup (eye-makeup included) and it’s so gentle on my skin and doesn’t make me breakout.  The Anniversary kit actually comes with a HUGE 32 oz and an 8 oz size of the face wash. It also comes with the Philosophy microderm scrub that I love for exfoliating my face! Trust me, you have to try this!
  5. Makeup Eraser– Honestly this wasn’t something I had planned on buying from the sale but the sales associate showed it to me and I was intrigued and thought it was cool.  It gets off all of your makeup with just a little water!  I still use my Purity face wash afterwards to deep clean but it’s definitely a cool product and I’ll definitely use it when I travel.  It lasts up to 1,000 uses.
  6. Stila Liner & Lip Duo– I have used this Stila liquid liner as a part of my daily makeup routine for years.  It lasts all day and the felt tip of the liner is super thin but firm enough to easily make a thin line if that makes sense.  I hate when liquid liners have really flimsy applicators!
  7. Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Eye and Cheek Palette– This is probably my favorite beauty purchase from the NSale!  The eyeshadows are amazing quality and the blushes are GORGE, full size, and super pigmented.  I’ve always been a fan of Bobbi Brown products.    It’s perfect to throw in your beauty bag when I travel.  I just took it with me to Chicago and it was so nice to have all my eyeshadows, blushes, and bronzer in one palette.  The palette has 12 eyeshadows, two full-size blushes and two full-size bronzers!
  8. Mac Look-in-a-Box Lip Kit– I’ve always been a HUGE Mac lipstick lover (I probably own over 30 different Mac lipstick shades) The nude/pink shades in this kit are the colors I love to wear most.  I’ve been wearing the shade “Love me Lots” from the kit a lot lately and love it for a natural everyday color!

NSale Outfit: Plaid Top and Black Skinnies

Fall is coming up soon and one of my go-to effortless Fall outfits is a button down top, ripped jeans, and a cute pair of booties. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with that combo! It’s cute, comfy, and perfect for lunch with girlfriends or living that mom life. Random/funny fact about me: I have always loved plaid shirts. My sister used to make fun of me all the time in middle school because she said I would literally wear a different plaid shirt from Abercrombie or American Eagle (do you guys remember when those were cool? Ha!) every single day to school. Apparently my love for them has continued into my adult life. I was so happy when I was shopping the Nordstrom Sale and found this adorable button down for only $31!  I love the black and white print but it also comes in several other cute color combos. I paired it with these black skinnies ($38) but it would also be so cute with some cut-off shorts. These peep-toe booties are probably my favorite shoe-find from the NSale so far! Definitely check them out if you’re looking for a new pair of neutral booties!

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

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