Monday, September 29, 2014

i'll have what she's having {parisian fall}


When I was putting this collage together, all I could think of was this shirt. I mean, that really is the age old question for a lot of women, isn't it? While I don't own said shirt (yet) I am contemplating picking up this book by Caroline de Maigret so I can see what I've been doing wrong all these years. 

Fun fact: I am part French, but have never really felt French. Le sigh. In the meantime, any of the pieces above will hold me over, especially that hat and those boots. Merci beaucoup!

Friday, September 26, 2014

what's in my bag {weekender edition}


Ah, this week has been an intense one with lots of back to back photo shoots at work and some late night prep sessions. All the more reason to pack up my bags (again) for a quick little getaway to LA this weekend. Surprisingly, for how close LA really is to SF, I don't make it down quite as often as I'd like. I'm looking forward to some quality beach time with friends, my first ever surf lesson (wish me luck!) and a fun little project that's in the works -- more on that soon! 

In the meantime, I'm continuing the momentum from Wednesday's "What's in my work bag" post with a follow up. This time we're taking a peek inside my weekender bag. Here's how to skip town, when you've only just booked your flight a few hours before...

Beach reading material: I limit myself to two magazines for quick trips like this. One that's more dense in content (like Monocle, which I love) and one more fashion related for easy beach flipping.

COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara: For weekends that I just really want to getaway and unwind, I don't like to bog myself down with an excessive makeup routine (plus, it's great for your skin to just take a break every once in a while). Mascara always makes the cut though. If I go light on everything else, I love playing up my eyes and this one by COVERGIRL is quickly becoming an MVP in the rotation. The curved brush has very precise bristles that lets you load up on volume, minus the whole clump part. 

La Roche Posay Moisturizer + SPF: I was recently introduced to La Roche Possay and am hooked on their entire skin care line. This moisturizer + SPF is a daily go-to, especially for my beach time ahead. It's light and non-greasy, which is perfect for me since my skin is oil-prone.

Diptyque "Vetyverio": Most days, I like to rotate through several different scents, depending on my mood and the day's activities. For a beach getaway like this, "Vetyverio" fits the bill -- it's light, airy and slightly woody, which seems quite apropos for sunny, surf-filled days.

Dermalogica face mask: After spending a lot of time in the sun lately, I've been making more of a point to set aside dedicated facial mask time.

Aesop hand + body balm: Well, I never really leave the house without these. Plus, I love how they smell combined with my Diptyque scent.

Crest 3D Whitening Strips: Throwing a few of these in my beach bag so I can throw them on while I work on my tan. Multi-tasker over here!

Cuyana travel cases: My friend Heather recently picked up some Cuyana travel cases for our trip to Turkey and I have to admit, I was so envious of her set the entire time that the minute we touched back down in SF, I promptly picked up a set of my own.

Third Love separates: While most of my bag is pretty laid back (read: lots of bathing suits and cover ups), I love bringing along little luxuries like this lacy number from Third Love. It just elevates casual separates, especially a slouchy tank.

This post was in collaboration with Lucky Magazine, COVERGIRL and Crest. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep This Time Tomorrow's doors open!
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