Weekend Reading.

Greetings from Koh Samui. Oh my goodness. This trip has been such an adventure. Koh Samui is the last leg of the trip and I fly home Monday/Tuesday. (Yep – it’s going to take me 36 hours to get home but we’re just not going to think aout that!!!) This trip has definitely been one for the books. I’ve been sharing to Instagram and can’t wait to share a bunch of travel guides and videos when I am home and settled (and have time to go through everything!) Whatever you’re up to I hope it’s great – happy weekend… enjoy this week’s links!

How to help with this scary immigration crisis. (Read this too.)

Love that Kate Spade is doing this.

How to get Meghan Markle’s glow.

Super into this casual linen blouse.

The best cry-proof mascaras.

Two of my most loved purchases from Spring are on sale! My favorite rainbow dress (seen here – it’s the BEST) and this awesome straw tote (seen here + here) are both 40% off!

A compelling argument for cutting out carbs after lunch.

My favorite rainbow stripe tee is on sale!

Smart advice – how to build a habit.

Loving this beautiful red skirt – would be so cute with an easy tee or a crop top!

Good advice on staying centered.

Loved reading Krystal’s summer bucket list.

These gorgeous pink flower earrings remind me of the flowers I’ve seen in Asia!

How to tackle self doubt.

Totally obsessed with this easy open weave sweater.

OMG very excited about this book to TV show news.

The prettiest dressy flats!

The best beauty tips (I learned some new stuff!).

The most gorgeous little red dress – at a great price.

A high tech approach to drinking more water.

V. v. into this striped jumpsuit.

Just discovered – and love – this podcast about friendship.

Loving this simple stripe camisole.

This might be why you overeat.

Lucy’s photography is always so stunning.

Love love love this simple navy dress.

Helena makes me want a denim skirt.

If you are dying for the Hermes sandals but don’t want to spend the money, try these!

Julia’s latest collection of dresses is so beautiful!

Man Repeller’s favorite face masks.

Obsessed with this microdermabrasion system – get it for 15% off!

The face serum I’m loving right now.

Jenn looks amazing in this floral maxi!

The cutest (and most affordable!) gingham dress.

Luxurious, yet affordable beauty products.

How fun is this simple caned clutch?

Unexpectedly awesome stripes.

Easy Spring Neutrals.

Jacket // Pants // Shoes // Bag

I know I know, a leather jacket in June!? Crazy. But that’s just the weather we’ve been having! It’s really, really strange. But on days where I need to be warm (but still want to feel somewhat summery), I love wearing all ivory or white… with a denim jacket or a neutral leather jacket. It’s easy and chic, and it always works!

I am in Koh Samui now… tonight’s my last night at the Ritz and tomorrow I will check into Le Meridien. And then it’s time to go home! What an amazing trip it’s been. I’ve pretty much just hung out at the resort here (it’s unbelievably pretty – but more to come on that) so am hoping to see more of the island when I check into my second hotel! I hope you guys are having a great week – happy Friday!!!

PS – This space dyed sweater is everything. I brought it to Asia with me as it’s the perfect layering piece. Light and airy – a perfect summer staple. Also, it’s worth noting that Tuckernuck brought back my favorite red earrings. I wear them all the time and always get questions, so finally here they are again!

Outfit Details: Talbots Sweater (c/o) // Vince Leather Jacket (similar, more options in the widget below) // Talbots Pants (c/o) // Tuckernuck Earrings // Wicker Clutch (c/o) // Manolo Blahnik Pumps

photography by Trent Bailey.

Beauty Chat: 7 Products I’m Obsessed With Right Now.

Hello hello! Popping in from Thailand to share a few of my favorite beauty discoveries from the month. As you know (and see from stories), I get sent a lot of stuff. I try my hardest to test everything that comes in. Some of it gets immediately ditched (people always ask – I donate my unused/gently used products to Dress for Success or give them to my friends), and a few things make the cut. Here are the best things I tried this month… products I’ve used and loved that made their way into my daily rotation!

Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser // This is a really amazing powder cleanser that exfoliates and leaves skin glowing (without irritating it). Just dump a bit of the powder into your hands and mix with water, and then apply the paste to your skin, letting it lather into a creamy foam. This brand is newer to me but I absolutely love everything I’ve tried – she also has a wonderful face cream. (As an added bonus, it’s great for travel as it doesn’t count as a liquid!)

Megababe Rosy Pits // YAY for another natural deodorant that actually works! This is a good one. On really sweaty days I had to apply it more than once but for the most part, I was totally fine. Bonus points for the cute packaging and rosy scent.

Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist // Okay yes maybe I have too many face mists but I LOVE this one. It’s super hydrating and makes skin GLOW. It really does deliver instant radiance, just as it claims.

Nucifera Balm // I ordered this because a friend told me to try it and I LOVE it. Smells so good – minty and palo santo-y… and perfect for dry spots (heels, elbows, etc etc). It’s super gentle and I’ll even apply to my face when my skin is super parched. For a real treat (gosh I really sound old) I will slather it onto my feet and put on soft cotton socks during movie night.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum // Okay HOORAY for this product! I’d heard rumors and had been waiting for this one. This based off of my most favorite treasured Tata Harper mask… it’s like a lower, daily dose of the mask! Leaves skin super glowy and soft… two thumbs up!

NARS Orgasm Lip Balm // I love all of the NARS Orgasm products (every single one is peachy and glow-inducing, with just the littlest bit of shimmer). This is just what you’d expect: a peachy pink lip balm with just a little bit of shimmer. It’s absolutely perfect for everyday wear… it’s become one of my daily go-to’s!

Kypris Glow Philtre // Oooh this smells so good AND leaves skin massively glowy and luminous. It’s kind of (in my opinion) like a gentler version of the aforementioned famous Tata Harper mask. It’s got that same jelly-like consistency and leaves skin smoother, softer, and more hydrated + luminous. I love it. If the Tata Harper one is too much for your skin, you’ll love this!

Disclosure: I was sent editorial samples for all of these products with the exception of the Nucifera balm and the Kypris Mask. I receive a lot (too many!) of beauty samples – sending product never guarantees coverage; I only write about the products I truly love and believe in.

Emoji Dress + New Podcast Episode!

dress // heels // bag

Okay, I fully realize that I have too many little red dresses but when I saw this one, I just fell a little bit in love and knew I needed it. The best. I just love a good little red dress and this one makes me feel like an actual emoji which is always, 100%, a great thing.

We shot these photos down at North Brooklyn Farms – I love this colorful stained glass house. The artist is Tom Fruin and he’s done all sorts of cool installations all over Brooklyn. You can see more of his stuff on his insta, it’s pretty cool. North Brooklyn Farms is one of my favorite places to sit and read when it’s nice out. It’s a really pretty community space. And it’s next to Domino Park which just opened up a couple weeks ago… my other favorite! When you live in a big city it’s so nice to have grassy places where you can go and be near the water.

Oh GUYS – we have a new podcast episode up! Head on over to Bad on Paper – this week we are tackling your advice questions… we talk about networking the right way, overcoming procrastination, our shopping habits, and how we plan for larger purchases. It’s a little sad to listen as Becca and I were so excited to go on this trip together – I’m presently sitting in the Bangkok airport listening and just feeling so sad that she’s not here.

Outfit Details: J.Crew Dress (also here) // BaubleBar Earrings // Steve Madden Sandals // Polaroid Sunglasses // Lindroth Design Mini Birkin

photography by Trent Bailey.

The Only Bra You Need For Summer.

Thank you to Wacoal for sponsoring today’s blog post – all opinions are my own!

I fancy myself a bit of a human guinea pig and pride myself on my recommendations. Even before I had a blog, I was always the go-to girl with my friends for recommendations. Need the perfect travel steamer? The best face cream? Eyeliner that won’t budge? I’m your girl. And when it comes to strapless bras (a question I get asked a lot), there is nothing better than the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra. And yes, this post is sponsored, but sponsored or not I have been evangelizing this bra for years. When I first tried this bra I became so obsessed that I actually threw out all of my other strapless bras. It’s the greatest. I have it in black and nude and have now bought each twice. I’m trying to be better about replacing my favorite bras at least every year. It stays up all day, it’s actually comfortable (yes seriously), and it’s very supportive.

Summer is the season of interesting necklines – halters, one shoulders, strapless dresses, and so on and so forth. You need a good strapless bra and this one (literally) won’t let you down. I constantly recommend this bra when I’m asked for a recommendation and just can’t say enough good things about it (it also comes in a wide range of sizes, up to an H cup!) You can wear it five different ways… as a traditional bra, as a halter, with the straps crossed in back, taking one strap off for one shoulder, or taking both straps off. Honestly, I just use it without the straps as it stays up so well on its own, but it’s nice to have options.

I really love that Wacoal is a brand that supports women of all shapes and sizes – many of their bras go up to an I cup!

Created in partnership with Wacoal; photography by Trent Bailey.