Why Using a Facial Mask is So Important

facial maskA facial mask is a step that is so often over looked and forgotten.  But it is a step that we all should be regularly doing.  A facial mask is a powerful step that delivers to the skin exactly what it needs.  I like to think of it as the hidden gem to great skin.

There are sooooo many different types of masks, all for different purposes.  I look at my skin and determine what it needs.  Does it look dry?  dull?  tired?  clogged or congested?  Then I use a mask according to my skins needs.

I like to use a mask 1-2 times a week.  This keeps my skin looking fresh and glowing.  A couple months back I was very busy and I forgot to mask for several weeks.  My skin looked so dry, dull and blah I hardly recognized it.  This is when I really realized just how important it is to regularly use a facial mask.
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Classic With a Twist

white button down shirt

Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Peplum Shirt | Joe’s Jeans | Pumps | Dior Bag, similar from Fendi, similar from Kate Spade | Belt | Prada Sunglasses | Kendra Scott Earrings | Necklace (from a boutique) similar HereBite Beauty ‘Bellini’ Lipstick

A white collared shirt is one of the most classic and timeless pieces.  It can be worn in unlimited ways; jeans, pencil skirts, full skirts, wide leg pants, skinny pants… dressed up or dressed down.  And it is appropriate for most occasions.

I love the fun twist on this classic shirt.  All the pleats and skirt like details makes it so fun and feminine.  I wanted to put a belt with it to add an extra fun detail.  This belt is meant to be tied in the front, I pulled it around to the back to create a more seamless look in the front.
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Bomber Jacket

bomber jacket green

Topshop Jacket | Current Elliott Jeans | Stuart Weitzman Pumps (sold out) similar Here, love these | Rebecca Minkoff Bag (same color, different style) | Kendra Scott Necklace | MAC ‘Chatterbox’ Lipstick

Happy Friday!!!  I’m so excited the weekend is here!  It is sunny and 60’s this weekend and I can’t wait to get outside!!  Have a great weekend!!

Thanks for reading!!  xo, Rachel
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Ready for Spring Break

spring break

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I am leaving for Florida for spring break in 8 days and I can’t wait!!!  I’m so excited to get out of this cooler weather and get into some sunshine!  I have been shopping for a few new pieces for our vacation.  I wanted to put together some of my favorites and share them with you.

I just got this top in yesterday and it is amazing!  The color, the fit and the feel.  It is so feminine and beautiful, so light and airy for warm weather.  And it just went on sale!!  I ordered these shorts, they come in tomorrow.  I’m really hoping they look good.   I’ve always had a difficult time with denim shorts.  But I love Joe’s jeans and they always fit me well.  I ordered 1 size up because I don’t want them tight.

I purchased this cover up in white, I also love the black.  I love the relaxed, breezy fit with the crochet details.  Topshop makes one very similar in white for about half the price.  This bikini top is awesome and fits great!  It’s very flattering on and has good support for the ladies.  I’m obsessed with the fringe!  And, it’s only $40… get it now before it’s gone!  You won’t find a swim suit top this great at this price!  I took the sizing advice and ordered 1 size up.  I’m glad I did because it fits perfect.

This bracelet set from Baublebar is so beautiful in person.  I love stacked bracelets, but I don’t have the patience to shop around and find 4-5 individual bracelets that all look good together.  Baublebar also has many other bracelet sets in different colors.  I’m loving them all!  I’m trying to narrow it down to which sets I’m going to order.

And let’s never forget sun protection.  Supergoop has been my go to favorite sunscreen.  Fresh just came out with one and it looks very interesting.  I definitely want to try it.  Never forget a big hat and sunglasses to protect your face.  And the cutest bag to carry everything!

Cool Tones at Sunset

white leather jacket, grey jeans

Blank NYC Faux Leather Jacket | Top (old), similar Here, Here, Here | Frame Denim | Pumps | Kate Spade Bag (old), similar Here, Here, Here | Baublebar Earrings | Baublebar Ring | Sunglasses (similar) | MAC ‘Snob’ Lipstick + NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

I am completely in love with this white leather jacket!  I have already worn it so many times!  I can’t wait to pair it with dresses and skirts when it gets a little warmer outside.

I got these grey jeans in the fall, and as you can see they are transitioning perfectly into spring.  They work with all of the spring colors coming out, all the blush, blue and neutral tones.  I would definitely recommend getting a pair of grey jeans.  I also love this pair from Paige.  And this Topshop pair and these are amazing, both under $80.
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