Drugstore Beauty: Home Spa Night.

One of the biggest reader requests I get via your emails is for more affordable natural beauty products.  And I get it… some of the products I feature in these parts can get a bit expensive. Taking great care of my skin is very important to me and over the past year I’ve gotten a bit obsessive over what I put in my body… and on it. Luckily for us, the drugstores are catching on and are starting to carry a pretty great selection of natural beauty products…

Little Fringe Dress.

When I saw this fringe tunic at TopShop, I needed to have it. I loved the way the fringe moves as you walk, and the price tag wasn’t bad either (only $60!) It’s definitely a little short, so you need to wear tights or leggings (I covered up further by wearing my flat over the knee boots.) I never thought of myself as a fringe girl, but this just makes me want to dance!

Valentine’s Gifts That Aren’t Lame.

Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away. In the spirit of the much beloved (and hated!) holiday, I have rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas. So… treat yourself, or send this post to your guy! Valentine’s Day gifts can admittedly be a little cheesy – I’ve combed my favorite sites to find some gifts that are 100% not-tacky… things you’ll actually really want!

 

Caught in the Snow.

I always say that a navy pea coat is one of the best things you can invest in for the winter. It goes with everything and never goes out of style. I bought this one from J.Crew three years ago and love it (I really love how it has built in sweater/arm warmers. This one, from Lands End is a great option (at a great price!) and at the other end of the spectrum, this Miu Miu one is worth saving for…

Great Style, Under $100.

Great style doesn’t have to cost a fortune, you just need to know where to look (and how to mix and match a little.) Today I’ve rounded up twenty one of my favorite style essentials… all under $100… some well under. Just be prepared to want one of everything. I still can’t believe the price on these sleek loafers, or this blazer. Also, these are the coolest ear jackets I’ve ever seen. If you love evil eyes (or lashes, haha) as much as I do… they’re a must! And… the best striped dress + faux leather jacket.

 

The Stripe Launch Party.

To celebrate the launch of The Stripe (as well as my fifth anniversary of blogging), I wanted to do something special, and so I decided to throw a party last Thursday. A few days later, I’m still pinching myself looking through the photos and seeing how well everything came together (and how many people came out!) I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of my friend Alex (she does this for a living) or our amazing venue, Sweethaus (they went over and above… hello, DIY macaron station!)