Mousse Exfoliante Pureté & Lotion Pureté


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. 

zip-front romper





jumper: Isabel Marant // shades: Céline // shoes: Zara // bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

A summer favorite of mine is a romper and sandals. It’s an ideal look that can easily transition from casual flats to strappy heels. I love this front-zip one from Isabel Marant.  It’s comfortable and the high collar and extra pockets add extra flare.

popover dress





dress: Vince // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // sandals: Schettino di Capri

I love this popover dress I picked up a few months ago at Nordstrom Rack. The cap sleeves, v-neckline and soft silk make this an easy go-to dress for warmer weather. Since this dress has a subtle pattern, I decided on minimal accessories and classic pieces for a polished look.

H&M launches beauty


H&M is planning to launch an entire beauty collection this fall! It will include makeup, body, haircare and beauty tools. There will be 700 products in two collections – premium and certified organic and with a nice price tag from $2.99 to $24.99. What a great way to try new colors and trends for a new season.


Image via NYLON

seersucker shorts





tee: Old Navy // shorts: Vince (similar here) // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // sandals: United Colors of Benetton // shades: Prada

With the temps getting warmer that can only mean sandals, sleeveless tees and shorts are a must! These seersucker shorts from Vince are lightweight and can easily be worn with sandals and a tee or dressed up a bit with some wedges.

weekend #37

Hagia Sophia-1

weekend inspiration #37: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. I took this picture last August when my husband and I traveled back to Istanbul to visit some friends. The Hagia Sophia was built in 537 as an Orthodox Basilica, then became a Roman Catholic Cathedral for a short time, later an Imperial mosque and is now a museum. The building is an architectural wonder, especially the construction of the dome. Learn more about Hagia Sophia here.