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a cute idea for halloween

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October 23rd, 2014 · Print Print

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A few days before Halloween, I wanted to put a really great product on your radar.  This trick-or-treating bag from FEED supports UNICEF by donating $1 from every purchase to UNICEF’s nutrition programs. 

If you want to buy it, it’s here.  It’s $18, which is only slightly more than those plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat bags you can buy at drugstores.  And what a great way to teach your kid about nutrition and giving back than to work it into one of their favorite holidays. 

I love my FEED bag — in the past six months, I’ve worn it in outfit posts here, here, here and here.  There are many more expensive options in my closet, but it’s bag that I reach for constantly.  I get more compliments on it than any other bag in my closet — it’s beautiful, people are familiar with the wonderful cause that it supports, and it’s an example of really lovely fashion that also helps the world. 

We’re not taking him trick-or-treating this year, but next year, Bear will be proudly sporting one of these on Halloween!  And I’ll be sharing his costume in the next few days, so keep an eye out! 

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Three Steps to the Most Luxurious Lashes Ever

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October 22nd, 2014 · Print Print

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With natural beauty all over the runways, one of the best ways to look natural yet put together is to rock luxe eyelashes.

Lashes are one of the most important pieces of your look. Taking care of your eyelashes so that they’re long, lush and healthy will save you a ton of time and effort when you’re getting ready.

Here are step-by-step instructions to ensure you’re making the most of your gorgeous lashes!

1. Start with a good base. If lashes are the focus of your look, skin has to look perfect. The best way to achieve this isn’t by adding a ton of foundation. It’s starting with healthy skin. Use a gentle cleanser, like the Simple Skincare Moisturizing Facial Cleanser, which doesn’t have any harsh chemicals and follow with a moisturizer that has SPF to protect your skin, like the Simple Skincare Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15.

2. Use a natural shadow. Just because you want va-va-voom lashes doesn’t mean you need to wear nighttime makeup during the day. Stick to your usual your daytime look, and pick an eye shadow that’s a few shades darker than your natural skin tone.

3. Coat your top and bottom eyelashes with primer and mascara. Make sure each lash is coated with mascara, even if you have to use two coats.  It’s crucial to give your makeup extra surface area to stick to!

4. Dust your face with translucent powder. When your whole look is complete, dust translucent powder all over your face. This gives your makeup extra staying power, which helps it last all day and night. 

When you need to remove your gorgeous lashes, remember to reach for Simple Skincare Eye Makeup Remover Pads – they’re a lifesaver when you’re ready for bed and done with your beautiful lashes!

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booties and breast cancer awareness

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October 20th, 2014 · Print Print

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So, I bought these shorts literally one day before finding out that I was pregnant — and not surprisingly, pretty shortly afterwards I tried to button them up and the answer was a resounding ‘not a chance, lady.’

In fact, big shock, I wore them exactly one time before tucking them away into a post-baby drawer, where they stayed for almost exactly a year, until this weekend.

And here they are: and oh my gosh, I sure do love them. 

And they paired perfectly with these boots from Nine West, who very kindly let me pick them out from the Galleria store as part of their breast cancer awareness efforts!  They’ve partnered with the CFDA to donate $25 of every $125 purchase to a breast cancer research fund, so if you’re looking for some boots this season, stop in before the 21st to take advantage of their pledge!  (And you’ll also get a free gift with purchase too!)

We have a good friend who is in treatment for breast cancer right now, and this month, I feel particularly grateful for the medical advances we’ve made in the last ten years.  Nearly everyone I know has been touched by this disease in some way, and I know it’s near and dear to many of your hearts, as well as mine. 

Nine West boots, LF shorts, Forever 21 tank and necklace, FEED x Rachel Roy purse, Soko and Tanya Lochridge bracelets.

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