The perfect way to hold onto summer as long as you can!
Coco Chanel once said “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
Maybe Coco was right, and that’s what we have been doing wrong all these years! Taking her advice, a while ago, I went out on a search for the perfect signature perfume. Why? Because perfume is personal. It says something about you, and because our sense of smell is so closely linked to our memories, often time it is linked to the trinket memories people will have of us.
So how does one go about finding a signature scent?
So what was the scent I settled upon? Dolce & Gabanna The One. It has warm vanilla undertones and feels indulgent to wear. It’s the perfect scent for me!
If you read my post about my favorite drugstore products, you know I have very temperamental skin. It’s dry, acne prone, and just looking at it wrong can send it into a grumpy downward spiral that takes a month of tlc and sheet masks to coax it out of. So keep reading to find out a few of my tips to help keep your skin happy when flying.
I hope you find this helpful, and safe travels!
Xo – S
Normally, there is for though to these posts. Some outfit S wears and want to share with world. Today, I had that outfit ready, and then decided to be more spontaneous with that post. After all, the clothes in my closet will still be there next week. Today, I’m writing this post while on a plane, flying across the country to San Fransisco for a work conference. While traveling in general alludes to luxury and style, sitting cramped in an airplane seat does not. So exactly how can you dress to make the journey manageable, while still feeling like you could be featured on one of those airport style blog post that crop up everywhere.
If you have ever read a travel post on StylishTwo before, you know that we do not think that travel is any reason to leave the house disheveled, and till in last nights legging or yoga pants. Yes, they are comfortable. Yes, they are easy. Yes, I wear them often. They are not stylish though. They are made for exercise, a night in on the couch with a glass of wine and your favorite movie, or a lazy morning with a lingering cup of coffee. If you aren’t on the way to yoga class though, leave the yoga pants at home.
So what my answer after banishing what is considered the go to comfort clothing by many women? A jersey maxi dress.
This stretchy comfortable fabric will mold to your body, making you look (and feel) anything but frumpy without having to sacrifice your comfort. After all, you even get to forgo the waistband. It long length keeps your leg covered, and give you somewhere to tuck your leg up into if you manage a little space for a mid flight nap.
This grey maxi has been a long favorite of mine. I like it ankle length cut, and it minimal fabric, so I don’t feel like I have to control it while I am running across the airport to make a connecting flight. It’s short sleeves make it more appropriate for flying, where it normally chilly, and the neutral color make it easy to wear.
Throw a cardigan over it to give you a an extra layer, and opt for flat to make airport navigation easier. Ruffle are big this spring , so I chose this ruffled cardigan, and paired it with a pair of pointed toe lace up flats, another big trend!
Easy, comfortable, and you still look good!
I wear this mascara almost every day, it looks natural but better, and it’s nearly foolproof. I can’t even mess it up with my pre-work 5am, haven’t-had-my-coffee-yet makeup routine. They mean it when they call it clump crusher.
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner
I love how cat eye liner looks, but I am seriously eyeliner challenged. The game changer for me? This felt tipped liquid pen. It’s not perfect, but it has been the only one I can ever manage the look! It’s smooth application, and easy to control.
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
I use this when I need a quick makeup cleanup, and to remove my eye makeup regularly. My eyes especially become very irritated at almost everything, but this never seems to bother them. It doesn’t always work perfectly on waterproof mascara, but I’ll forgive it for well how easily it removes my shadow and liner. I love to use it on these cleansing cloths, because they are cotton, and don’t leave lint all over my eyelashes.
My hair is long, thick, and it seems always frizzy and dry. I combat this with a weekly hair mask. This mask has been my favorite lately. My hair always feels smooth and soft after, and it’s inexpensive enough that I don’t feel bad about using it frequently!
I have extremely dry lips. It seems they are always cracking and peeling, probably a combo of my love of matte lipstick and constant dehydration. Input this stuff on every night to try and balance it out.
Now that NYFW has come and on, and fashion week continues to move its way around the globe, we have an idea what is going to be big this fall. So what exactly should you make sure to be adding to your closet?
There isn’t anything old fashioned or boring about this suit trend. Its updated from previous years with interesting patterns, fabrics and cuts. Also the hem lines stay high, keeping the look ever so youthful (and who doesn’t want to look younger).
We are already starting to see this trend all over street fashion. The new denim look is to take your old denim and reinvent it. Raw hems. Patchwork. It all looks new, and eclectic, and we love it.
You can buy this skirt here!
Say Yes to Velvet
Be new, and reinvent your velvet, with a shift or slip dress, or velvet suit pieces. It adds texture, and a new dynamic to any outfit.
This muted orange color looks amazing on almost every skin tone, and with pretty much every accent color. Besides, it looks so warm, and reminds us of pumpkin spice latte’s.
Check out this great sweater from H&M.
So my post today has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with being thankful for our dads! We are both so fortunate to have been raised as strong independent women by these two men. I would say we get our work ethic from them (both farmers, who both work 15+ hours a day). I think you already know we both are work-a-holics. We come by it naturally!
It’s safe to say that S and I are both really close to our dads! If you’ve been following us for awhile you know we both love to travel and we do it as much as possible. We just spent 11 days together in Costa Rica traveling from one side of the country to the other. We hiked, rode horses, looked for frogs in the woods after dark with flashlights, went diving, zip lining, and 4-wheeling. It’s always an adventure!
It’s a little bit more then half way to fathers day, but after taking pictures of S with her dad while we were in Costa Rica it made me a little sentimental. We are both really lucky to have active dads that love to travel and like to do fun things like zipline and hike around in the woods!
Just a little share into the lives of Em and S!