On My Radar.

Happy Friday from Chicago! I flew back to my beloved Windy City on a redeye last night (oooof) to soak up some Summertime Chi and spend a weekend with some of my best friends. I haven’t been back since the holidays and it’s so great to be back downtown – I plan on spending the next few days exploring some new spots that have opened in the city since we moved while also hitting up a few of my all-time favorites. Anyone have any suggestions for me?!

On My Radar.

In case you’re planning on soaking up some sun poolside or lounging in bed, I wanted to share a few things that have been on my radar lately:

How Man Repeller makes money (transparency is always refreshing!)

I just grabbed these sandals from M. Gemi and they’re perfect

Everything you need to know about tipping in the modern age

Putting love to the stress test

This off-the-shoulder top is perfect for summer

Steps to turning off the nagging self-doubt in your head

This scalloped Marysia bikini is definitely worth the splurge

I love my neighborhood so much -SFist’s Hayes Valley favorites

How fun is this giant balloon number?! 

BaubleBar’s tassel bracelet set is the ultimate summer arm candy

This rose hair tutorial is SO pretty – I’m tempted!

11 best ideas for hostess gifts

 

And in case you missed ’em, some of my favorite blog posts that have been on the site recently:

I just finished reading Sunday’s On The Phone to Monday and it was so good!

Beach ready beauty for an easy no makeup makeup look & messy bun

30 affordable art options to refresh your space

Still obsessed with this embroidered babydoll dress

5 tips for styling your bookshelves

You can officially consider me a crazy plant lady

Have a great weekend! 

New Beauty Faves // June.

Since I’m always testing new products and experimenting with my skincare, beauty, hair & nails routine (I’m a bit of a product junkie!), New Beauty Faves is my way of letting you know what’s been tried & tested and has landed on my radar as a new favorite.

A few products I’ve tried recently and loved:New Beauty Faves // June 2016.

Patchology SmartMud Mask c/o // Alba Botanica Cream Shave // Burt’s Bees BB Cream c/o
// Junetics Pure Energy Eye Cream c/o // Burt’s Bees After Sun Soother //
Cosmedix Benefit Clean Cleanser c/o // Living Proof Nourishing Oil // Marc Jacobs Glow Stick c/o // Florapothecarie Rose + Tea Facial Toner c/o // Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee c/o

Did you find any new beauty faves this month? What are some of your go to products? Any recommendations for me?

PS. You can check out past New Beauty Faves here!

White on White.

White on White. White on White.* Photos by Tory Putnam

Now that we’ve officially kicked off summer, I’m all about all white everything. During a recent I have nothing to wear day I paired my beloved white skinny jeans with a white eyelet top for an easy look that feels summery while still being realistic for SF’s cool June temperatures.

White on White.

Madewell Top // Madewell Jeans // Steve Madden Wedges // BaubleBar Tassel Earrings
// Ray-Ban Aviators // J. Crew Clutch // BaubleBar Tortoise Cuff //
Clinique ‘Cherry Pop’ Lipstick c/o // Benefit Eyeliner
// Beachwaver Curling Wand c/o // BareMinerals Complexion Rescue c/o //
NARS ‘Orgasm’ Blush // Covergirl Mascara // Essie ‘Berry Naughty’ Nail Polish //
Living Proof Nourishing Oil // DryBar Hairspray

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After grabbing coffee with Tory (a morning photoshoot ritual!) we stumbled upon the most adorable parklet near my apartment full of lush greenery and flowers. During the early morning hours we were able to snag the entire park for ourselves for our shoot and I’m obsessed with how the all white look pops against the leafy greens.

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