Falling For Floral Skirts

Who says floral skirts are just for spring and summer?

xox, Elle

Coast Harper Skirt from House of Fraser

Kiranda Jacquard Midi Skirt at Topshop

Emma Winter Floral Full Midi Skirt at boohoo.com

Hot Pink Floral Tulle Print Midi Skirt at Chicwish

Uttam Boutique City Floral Print Skirt from House of Fraser

Mint Velvet Ami Print Midi Skirt from House of Fraser

Black Floral Print Midi Skater Skirt at New Look

Gwen Midi Skirt from Abercrombie & Fitch

Erika Cavallini Semi Couture Floral Jacquard Full Skirt at FARFETCHED

Toast Nora Floral A-Line Skirt, Multi from John Lewis

All Seasons Skin Care

Cold weather can equate to dry skin but with dedication and diligence it doesn’t have to. Follow the tips for year round radiance. 

Sunscreen, Just Use It!

We all know sunscreen is not just for the tropics. While the warm of the sun, feels feels fantastic it is still damaging. Even if your moisturizer, canceler, powder, etc. contains sunscreen, WebMD recommends applying a separate sunscreen for added protection.  (And remember, the sun causes damage even on cloudy days.)

Hydrate

Water is your best friend. Click below to assist you in determining your H2O requirements. Your doctor can provide information you as well.

Wash & Dry

Oily? Dry? Combination? Sensitive? Know your skin type to determine the right cleansers to use. Keep in mind, your skin type can change seasonally and when switching climates. 
Wash with warm water and pat dry. Be gentle. Love your face; it will love you back. 

Moisturize

You are never to young to moisturize and it’s never to late to start. Apply immediately after washing to lock in water. 
Don’t be wooed. There are many brag-worthy high end products on the market and equally fabulous reasonably priced options. Find what’s right for your skin and your wallet. The choices are endless. 

Sweet Dreams

Before closing your eyelids, remove your make-up. This is non-negotiable if you want glowing clear skin and who doesn’t! Read my earlier post on how to best remove your eye make-up.

Change your sheets often. Dirt, grease and product from your hair is absorbed into your linens and in turn, clogs your pores. 
Get a good night’s rest. Overtired? Stressed? It shows.
Happy skincare!
xox, Elle

Spring into Autumn

There’s no denying winter is coming on this brisk Monday morning. However, I’m not quite ready to let go of sunny lazy beach days, fresh-cut flowers and soft hues. For a few more days I am going to obsess in keeping the spring in my step.

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Pictured above

  • Pink Studded Club Monaco Pumps
  • Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Perfume
  • Paper Pinwheels

xox, Elle

Beauty Products to Love

There are the products you like and then there are those you love so much you will spend a day of your tropical vacation trying to locate because they are just that necessary. These are some of my tried and true beauty basic survival requirements. A bit melodramatic? Maybe. But give them a try and you will see why I am such a loyalist.

Eyes

 

Face

Skin & Hair

  • Olive oil/ coconut oil. Best friends to my over dyed hair. 

Style Quotes Worth Quoting

Good Morning Lovelies,

Should you need a bit of inspiration to kick-start your morning…

xox, Elle

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” Miuccia Prada

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.”  Alexander Wang

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Harry Winston

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” Kate Spade

“The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.” 

Mary Quant

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.'” Gianni Versace

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.”

 Alexander McQueen

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” Audrey Hepburn

“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” — Christian Louboutin

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” — Karl Lagerfeld

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” — Ralph Lauren

“Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.”  Simon Doonan

“Buy less, choose well.” -Vivienne Westwood 

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” -Edith Head

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” -Jean Cocteau

“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.”–Caitlin Moran