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10 Beautiful Things

Some days the Internet delivers.  Mesmerizing video of The House of Dior making a couture gown 18 Insta-Worthy Spots in Palm Springs Vintage Photos Of…

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I…

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A.…

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Makeup Favorites: January 2019

2019 is the year of my low-buy as I focus on using up products that I own before I buy new ones. My current makeup routine here includes a few things I purchased last year as well as some old favorites that I need to use up before they expire. e.l.f Beauty Shield Primer + SPF – I didn’t care for this primer at first but then I learned to

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Favorite Thrifted Decor: Art Edition

I’ve been decorating my living space with thrift store art since I moved into my first apartment many, many years ago. Since my entire home is decorated with 2nd hand, found objects, combing thrift stores and yard sales for art remains a favorite pastime. Although, I have officially run out of wall space so I endeavor less frequently nowadays. Choosing and buying art is a deeply personal decision. Art speaks

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Favorite Thifted Vintage Decor Part 1

Decorating with quasi-one of a kind vintage finds gives my space the sense of creative individuality that I strive for when decorating. Not only do I enjoy the experience and process of hunting for decorative treasures, but when I get something at a bargain price to boot, I’m over the moon. These are some of my favorite thrift stores and yard sale finds. Thrift stores and yard sales (and sometimes

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A New Orleans Vintage Gem

New Orleans has long been one of my favorite cities and I seize any opportunity to visit. Over the years, I’ve developed a kind of routine of favorite spots that I hit each time I blow into town. Bambi Deville Vintage is always on the list. Located on the 2nd floor of a house in the French Quarter, it’s easy to find. The storefront doesn’t give an accurate impression of

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10 Beautiful Things

Funny Tweets About New Year’s Resolutions 12 Architectural Gingerbread Houses The Best Breakfast in Every State Top 25 News Photos of 2018 Best Cookbooks of 2018 6 Ways to Dive Into Deeper Conversations How my house went a year without buying stuff we don’t need The 10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018 52 Lessons of 2018 11 Books That Will Help You Become a Better Version of Yourself in 2019

Happy New Year! 25 Things To Declutter Right Now!

A new year is upon us and there is no need to wait for spring to clear out clutter. I find it incredibly gratifying to begin the year with a deep clean, declutter, and purge. The positive impact it has on my state of mind is noticeable and allows me to focus clearly on starting off the new year just right by organizing my living space, setting goals, and making

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Haircare Graveyard

THE GRAVEYARD.  I probably spend more money resulting in the most disappointment on haircare than any other beauty product.  I update this post regularly.  To the rundown: THE WINNERS.Haircare products that I loved and will/have repurchase(d). The Caviar line is excellent, and I love the smell of Klorane dry shampoo. Few shampoos for color treated hair truly protect my color.  Color Proof is one as is this from Biolage.  Mane

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Vintage Blue

After years of wearing skinny jeans, low rise jeans, and mid-rise jeans, it feels great to get back into a pair of old-school denim jeans. I found these vintage Lee jeans last year at Brimfield Flea. I love the quality of the thick, heavy cotton denim, and the comfort of the high waist and full leg. I love my skinny jeans yet whenever I slip on this pair, I’m reminded

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