Clean beauty faves


I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this uncertain and difficult time. On one hand, practicing social distancing/isolation/quarantine can be a challenge to our mental health and emotional well-being, but with all this “extra” time on our hands, it can also be an opportunity to self-reflect and even take part in some much needed self-care.

Personally, in the first few days I’ve stared out the window feeling grateful that I am fortunate to be able to work from home, and being thankful to those who are on the front lines risking their own lives for those in need, as well continuing to provide us with our daily essentials. I have also done quite a bit of early spring cleaning. I was looking through my skincare stash, and I thought I would just quickly share with you a few of my most loved “clean” skincare items. When I say “clean”, I use the Sephora definition, i.e., without Sulfates—SLS + SLES, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing agents, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban, Undisclosed synthetic fragrances.

Read on for a few of my faves.



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Pinstripes

Ever since I was ten years old, I’ve had a thing for blazers. I blame my my mom. I still remember that first blazer. It was just a basic black one with two buttons. And it was the best thing in the world. And now, 30 years later, nothing has changed. 

This Babaton Trent blazer surprised me. I decided to give it a try after it went on sale for a mere $70 from $279. And it did not disappoint. I was expecting a much stiffer/structured fabric. But to my delight, it is light and somewhat flowy. Oh, and it has pinstripes. WIN.

Babaton Trent Blazer (Pure Indigo/Espace) / Babaton Murphy Blouse (Espace) / J.Crew French Girl Pant in 365 Crepe (old, similar)(black) / Ivanka Trump Loafers (old, similar) (black)



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Leopard

Admittedly, prints in my closet are few and far between. If I am going to consider adding a print, it has be neutral, classic, and not too in your face. I enjoy a little leopard print however, depending on the pattern and color, it can be a little much for me. However, when I saw this Banana Republic version, I knew it had to be mine! A soft, but not too subtle leopard print had my name all over it. 

Zara Menswear Coat (Olive) / Banana Republic Leopard Print Blouse / Babaton Quentin Pant (Camel) / Ann Taylor Azra Pumps / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (Black)



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