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It's starting to get chilly out there! We've had a few days with flurries lately, so a huge snowstorm can't be far behind. This sweater is one of my favorites, and it's from the men's department! Last year on a trip to Marshalls I wandered over to the men's section and saw a chunky purple sweater. Since purple is my favorite color I decided to pull it out, turns out it was MARC JACOBS and a size Small, I could totally wear that, although it would be over-sized. I am constantly wearing this sweater because it is so warm and cozy!

So, there you have it ladies, just because it's labeled "men" doesn't mean you can't wear it.  I also buy the men's tshirts from Everlane just because I like a longer sleeve and looser fit.

It was flurrying a bit while I was taking these pictures. Good thing these boots have a weather-appropriate bottom! I actually wore them last year after a huge snowstorm and they were almost better than my snow boots.

(psst...one week until Christmas!)


Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Marshalls), Turtleneck: thrifted, Jeans: Jolt (Marshalls), Boots: Cordani (Roundabout Resale), Necklace: Vanessa Mooney (giveaway win), Ring c/o Kendra Scott

Vogue and Simple Skincare provided the items featured in this post, but opinions are my own.

A couple weeks ago I was sent Simple Skincare's makeup removing collection. Sleeping in makeup can make skin irritated and sensitive. That’s why Simple Skincare, the sensitive skin experts, is encouraging women to remove makeup every night with products that are kind-to-skin. Simple Skincare products are made with no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh chemicals that can upset skin.

I'm a bit of a slacker when it comes to face care. I don't actually wash my face (apart from using St. Ives Apricot Scrub every other day in the shower.) I know, shocker and probably not very good for my skin.  I normally use Caudalie's Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water to remove my makeup each night. But for the past few weeks I've been using the products Simple Skincare sent (except the facial wash.)

Each night I started by removing my eye makeup with their remover pads. That was followed by the facial wipes to remove the remainder of my makeup. I finished up with their rich moisturizer. Each morning I applied the moisturizer again. My skin has been looking, and feeling, great!

How do you get glowing, healthy-looking skin in the morning?

Eye Makeup Remover Pads: Simple Skincare Eye Makeup Remover Pads are tough on mascara (even the waterproof kind), but gentle on lashes. Treat yourself to a #NoMakeupWakeup by removing your makeup with products free of harsh chemicals, artificial perfumes and dyes!
My Thoughts: These worked great at removing my eye makeup. The only problem I had was the texture on one side was a little rough, but I supposed it's worth the slight annoyance to get your mascara off, right? 

Cleansing Facial Wipes: Need to remove makeup in a pinch? Keep Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes on your nightstand for an easy cleanse before hitting the hay.
My Thoughts: The wipes are so soft and not irritating at all for my skin. And I really like the fresh clean scent, it's not overpowering.

Replenishing Rich Moisturizer: After cleansing, don’t forget to rehydrate skin with a rich moisturizer like Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, packed with skin-loving ingredients.
My Thoughts: A really great moisturizer that leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth.  It's not super thick which is great becasue I'm not clogging my pores with a ton of product.

And some information on the product I didn't use, which I am sure is just as great as the rest of the collection.

Moisturizing Facial Wash: Cleansing skin twice a day is the key to naturally healthy-looking skin. Try Simple Skincare Moisturizing Facial Wash for a gentle, yet thorough cleanse to give you a fresh & glowing #NoMakeupWakeup.
Make sure to enter Simple's #NoMakeupWakeup selfie contest for the chance to win free products!  (see the rules here) How To Enter The Simple Skincare #NoMakeupWakeup Sweepstakes:

1. Snap a photo of your freshly washed face.
2. Share to Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #NoMakeupWakeup - be sure to tag @SimpleSkincare on Twitter or @SimpleSkincare_US on Instagram
3. Don't forget to tag #Sweeps!
Back in October, Harpers Bazaar shared a bunch of 70s style icons and there was a photo of Farrah Fawcett (below) in wide-leg denim with an oversized blazer and color coordinated button down. Immediately I thought of this vintage blazer I got a couple years ago and had to recreate the look! I even left my shirt unbuttoned an extra button! It looks as though she had one more button un-done, but I'm not that brave.

P.S. Some sale updates:
SHOPBOP: Extra 20% off sale with code EXTRASALE
NET-A-PORTER: Now up to 70% off in sale!

Blazer: PBM Women's/vintage (Coco's $10 sale), Top c/o Oasis, Jeans: Free People (Marshalls), Boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim 'Peggy' (Barney's Warehouse), Necklace: BijouLimon (etsy)

The Inspiration:
Guess what: 10 days until Christmas!  I've been reaching for this sweater a lot lately, got to wear the heck out of it before Christmas is over.  This particular outfit is from a couple weekends ago. It was a rainy day so I decided to have my Dad take pictures for me inside.

Sweater: J.Crew (Factory), Jeans:  Rag & Bone (Shopbop), Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Necklace: BubuRuby



I also took a few pictures of my Mom's awesome decorating. Every December our house is a Christmas wonderland. I hope that one day I'll have a house that looks like this. Sadly right now I don't have enough items and am not as good at interior design. (I did hang up the stockings and put the ornaments in the vase though, go me!)

In stark contrast to yesterday's post, I love this outfit!  I have been wanting to wear these Tabitha Simmons boots since I bought them in July and was waiting for the perfect occasion. It seemed like that would never happen, so I made the occasion and just wore them on a plain old regular day!

They retailed for $1900 and I paid $74 after being very patient! I had seen them at Roundabout a few times before I actually bought them. Sadly, even though they were discounted, they were still expensive. When they had a 60% off sale, I scooped them up (along with a Burberry dress and cashmere sweater)! I featured them back in 2011 when Net-a-Porter debuted their "Runway to Green" collection where a portion of the sales went to leading environmental organizations. It's always funny when I end up buying something I shared on my blog years before.

Sweater: Inis Crafts (Marshalls), Jeans: J Brand c/o Marshalls, Boots: Tabitha Simmons (Roundabout Resale), Ring c/o Kendra Scott, Necklace: House of Harlow (South Moon Under)


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