abstract shift dress

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dress: Armani Exchange // shades: Céline // earrings: Tiffany & Co. // shoes: Zara

I’ve been wearing dresses almost every single day this summer. When I saw this fun abstract print shift dress, I knew it was meant to be. I love the bold print, clean lines and back keyhole detail. This will be easy to dress down with a pair of flats and simple cross body bag!

hair: short & curly

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I’ve worn my hair short for about 10 years, and love it! Since it’s naturally curly and I don’t color it, I have a rather simple styling routine. Here are a few of my go-to staples that I swear by and use daily.

Davines LOVE Shampoo – great for curly hair and it smells delicious
Aveda Black Malva Conditioner – enhances my cool, dark tones
Aveda Invati Conditioner – ayurvedic herbs help thicken hair
Davines Curl Moisturizing Mousse – adds moisture and a workable hold
Aveda Be Curly Enhancer – intensifies curly and tames frizz
Aveda Grooming Clay – pliable and matte finish
Aveda Air Control Hairspray – hands down the best hairspray. it’s a dry, workable hold

summer fun

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dress: Zara (similar here) // shades: Prada // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // sandals: Stuart Weitzman

This summer has been extra busy with events and days at the beach! The temps these past few weeks in Chicago have been in the upper 8os with full sunshine – my ideal weather! So, I’ve been wearing dresses and lightweight fabrics on repeat, like this linen dress. Summer, please last forever!

Mousse Exfoliante Pureté & Lotion Pureté

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The humidity in Chicago over the past month is comparable to the tropics, but without the heat or sunshine! So, what this means for anyone with oily skin, is a big change in your daily skincare routine. As I mentioned here, I’ve been using the Hydra Beauty Gel Créme from Chanel, and love it. I’ve recently added the Mousse Exfoliante Pureté and Lotion Pureté from Chanel into my daily skincare routine. The Mousse Exfoliante Pureté helps to eliminate excess sebum and control surface oils, leaving my skin feeling fresh and matte. The Lotion Pureté is depolluting with tulip tree extract and also has meadowsweet extract to help control excess sebum. These two additions have helped to keep my skin looking less shinny and more balanced in this sticky summer weather.