Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton jeans (size 4)
Organic by John Patrick 3/4 sleeve shirt | L available at Garmentory
(use my referral link for a $20 account credit when you create an account)
Rag & Bone Roman cardigan (small) | up to 25% off at Shopbop
Women by Common Projects Achilles sneakers
I paid for two-day shipping for my Shopbop order so I received everything on Wednesday. This Rag & Bone cardigan is a major hit; I love it, even though it is quite a bit of color (see the close up photo below for more detail!). It’s not super-lightweight, so it won’t be great for summer, but it’s a good spring layer, and will be nice for traveling.
The James Perse tee shirt I got from Shopbop is AMAZING. Seriously, you guys are probably so tired of my signing the praises of James Perse tees, but this one is so good. SO GOOD. It is sold out now at Shopbop, but available in quite a few colors at Nordstrom. I literally want to buy 5 of these white tees so I always have one, but I won’t. Ugh. Now I’m almost afraid to wear it for fear of ruining it. For my body type/size, James Perse tees are always the perfect fit; the right length, the right width, the right everything. I wear a size 1 in short sleeve tees and most of the time wear size 2 in long sleeve tees to fit my upper arms.
I sent back the James Perse leggings, they were just all wrong; a very weird fit and I didn’t like the material. I want a pair of leggings like the HELMUT by Helmut Lang leggings I had many years ago – they were substantial and thick, mostly cotton, and held everything in. I kept the Melissa X Baja East beach slides and sent back the black sandals because the straps didn’t hug the top of my feet well enough and I wasn’t crazy about them on.
Did anyone else get their Shopbop order this week? What did you get? FYI, the code ends tomorrow: GOBIG18 for 25% off orders over $800, 15% off orders over $200 and 20% off orders over $500.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I also bought the Alabama Chanin X Elizabeth Suzann Marlena midi in ochre, size medium, AND I used my Garmentory credits to buy this Ozma smock jacket in linen (size small), which should arrive next week. I went with the jacket (in white!) instead of the linen dress I had in my cart because I really wasn’t that excited about the linen dress, and I love anytime I can find a layer with an optional waist tie. I don’t have any more LSJ’s (light spring jackets) because they were too big for me, and not the right shapes overall. Lately I prefer straighter jacket styles, and love the option to tie them at the waist for some definition.
Yeah, so a very big week for purchases. Ugh. And that’s not all…
Kjaer Weis Foundation in Like Porcelain
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthly Calm (already owned this)
Kari Gran lip whip in Radiant (I already owned this)
She used Kjaer Weis Blush in Embrace but I didn’t buy that
Kypris Antioxidant Glow
Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer (didn’t buy this but got a sample)
If you saw my Instagram last night, you know that I visited the new Credo beauty store that opened up here recently. I went to look at things, and maybe get some samples, to see what I wanted to buy later, but left with the Kjaer Weis foundation and Kypris antioxidant glos. And lots of samples.
My skincare/makeup woes:
I am 45. Lately, my routine is super-simple; I just use rosehip oil day and night, a little RMS product for “color” on my face, and that’s pretty much it. In the past, I’ve used many more products, including Vitamin C serum and thought that really helped brighten my skin and balance out some of the redness, but haven’t used anything in months. I use Thayer’s Witch hazel with a cotton pad to “tone” and/or make sure any makeup I was wearing is completely gone.
Now, I’ve noticed lots more white raised dots on my face (they start with an M, but I forget what they’re called) that the aesthetician at Credo said were oil glands turned inside out? You can extract them, but she also suggested that I might not want to use so much rosehip oil and/or coconut oil products on my face. I’ve only noticed so many more of these pop up in the last month or so, during which I’ve been wearing my RMS un cover-up and living luminizer almost daily. It makes sense to me that those items might be contributing to those, but it could be other things: age, etc.
My skin is also rather dry and nothing much seems to help. And when I use the RMS uncover up, on my cheeks, it looks dry on my skin. Which is why I went to Credo in the first place, to look at the KW foundation, and anything else I might find to help with a little coverage, and dryness.
Since I know a lot of you know a lot about skincare/makeup, I have some questions.
I use witch hazel after cleansing, do I need a different/separate toner? She used the Tata Harper toner on me, and yeah, it smelled nice, but is it worth the price differential??
Do you guys get facials regularly? or semi-regularly? Do they make a difference? She didn’t suggest a facial, just a brightening peel add-on to start with, for those things-that-start-with-m on my face.
What about a mask? Do you mask? how often?
Exfoliate? How often? I do not exfoliate (beyond shaving my face), but of course, she suggested that I do that and gave me a sample of Tata Harper cleanser that is also exfoliating to try 2 or 3 times a week. I’m going to stop using all my products with coconut oil in them, and stop using my rosehip oil for a while and see what happens.
I am so wary of going into places and the people who work there telling me what I should do, because yeah, I know they’re also trying to sell me things. I’m not completely ignorant about green skincare, but it’s all so overwhelming that I’ve just stopped trying to figure out what I need for MY skin care needs and just use whatever seems to work.
Thanks for any suggestions/help you can provide 🙂
Started reading Sapiens and it is SO Good.
Enjoying the sunshine!!!!!