Weekend Reading 1.24.2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Weekend Reading 1.24.2020

Happy FriYay! Can you believe we're almost already through January and the first month of the new decade?! It's been a pretty dreary and rainy week here in Seattle and the forecast for the distant future is calling for same same, which is honestly getting a little hard to deal with.

As such, I've been in search of all things that slightly resemble "sunshine." That has included a walk through Target (seriously the lighting in this store has a magical pick me up), buying a giant slice of Funfetti cake and requesting all the library books for sunny places such as Ibiza and the Caribbean. I am now about to purchase some SPF in the form of Glossier Invisible Shield. Please send sunshine!

This weekend I'm going to do my best to get outside, even if it means donning a raincoat, grabbing my rain boots and splashing through puddles. I'm loving these Everlane Rain Boots and they're only $75!

Could the future of sustainable materials be milkweed floss? It grows like a weed, is six times warmer than wool and offers a plant based alternative to down. The plant was once valuable to the United States during WWII because it's silk fiber floated in water and was used to fill life vests. It fell out of fashion after the war, regaining popularity as "just a weed." But this weed plays a crucial role in the monarch butterfly life cycle and has untapped potential as a material for fashion. Sustainable, vegan, and with amazing thermoregulatory properties, is The Future of Sustainable Materials: Milkweed Floss?

Speaking of sustainability, my friend Joanna (and fellow Seattle Blogger) shared this week a round-up of 6 Eco-Friendly Activewear Brands to Shop Right Now. I can personally attest that PACT, Outdoor Voices and Patagonia offer amazing active wear options and I look forward to checking out the the other brands. I am particularly loving this Patagonia Fleece Vest this winter!

The newest Nordstrom Pop-In is an ungendered capsule collection by Eileen Fisher that marries the sustainable ethos of Eileen Fisher with the future forward vision of Nordstom's Olivia Kim. With a focus on organic and recycled materials, this is a future where what you wear is whatever you want and collections aren't for him or her, they're for us! The organic cotton nylon fishtail anorak and this tote are both on my wish list.

Is your skin like mine and go absolutely nuts in the winter? This Skin Regimen Moisturizer is absolutely saving my skin this winter season. Other winter skin warriors I am loving include the Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream, Thayers Rose Petal Toner and Skin Regimen Microalgae Essence.

The Cuyana Spring Preview is just so lovely! Such a beautiful color palette with such lovely silhouettes.

I've got my eye on this cropped alpaca cardigan sweater for $100. I can't decide between the almond and pomona green. Isn't it perfect?!

The Creator of American Sportswear Who Time Forgot. Her legacy still dictates how women dress.

The Best Boots for Winter Under $200

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Best Boots for Winter Under $200

17. EMU Australia Roadside Boots c/o | Sezane Sweater (sold out, similar) | Floral Maxi Dress (sold out, similar) | Moorea Seal Hat c/o (sold out, similar) | Longchamp Le Pliage Club Tote

Snow, freezing temperatures and apr├Ęs ski call for all the winter boots please!

We are experiencing our first snow of the season in Seattle right now and it's beginning to look a lot like a winter wonderland in our City. But with that winter wonderland comes slippery sidewalks and snow to trudge through, requiring the perfect pair of winter boots to beat the winter elements.

This year I am all about winter boots that will keep my feet warm and dry and my toes nice and toasty for the winter season, but are also oh-so-stylish. I'm also looking for boots that will last for years to come and not need replacing next season, as I continue on my quest for fewer, better things and a more sustainable closet.

Perfect for ski towns, city strolling and/or cabin getaways, I've rounded up my favorite boots for winter all for under $200! Winter days call for winter boots!

The Best Boots for Winter Under $200

Delight Beauty Skincare Brings Delight To My Daily Routine

Monday, December 30, 2019

This post is sponsored by Delight Beauty.

Delight Beauty Skincare Brings Delight To My Daily Routine

Delight Beauty Skincare Brings Delight To My Daily Routine

I am a big fan of an uncomplicated skincare routine. Seriously, life is busy! With often just a few precious moments a day to myself before heading out the door or at night when things quiet down, it's so important to take those moments for some self care, pampering and practical indulgence to start and end my day with delight. Which is why I'm super obsessed with new skincare line Delight Beauty!

Delight Beauty, available on Amazon, believes that everyday skincare should be a pleasure and that caring for your skin, while essential, can also be truly enjoyable. Yes, please! As uncomplicated as it is unexpected, the world of Delight Beauty offers a skincare routine and beauty solution that is simple, effective and delightful. Exactly what I want to start and end my day and what I need to bring delight into my daily routine.

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Delight Beauty Skincare Brings Delight To My Daily Routine