With the winter weather, it can be hard to look cute while staying warm. I’ve been back home in Maine for the past week and a half and I’ve worn nothing but cozy sweaters, thick socks, and scarves to keep warm. Not mad about it.
One thing I miss about living in Maine is bundling up for the cold weather. I like coming back home for the holidays because I can just get a taste of it before heading back to sunnier California skies and clearer roads. I had so much fun putting together this winter lookbook video, and I hope it sparks something in anyone looking for some cold-weather outfit inspiration!
Merry Christmas from Maine! I don’t know how the holiday crept up on us so fast, but it’s happening! We’re spending the holiday back home with our families. I’m finishing the last of the wrapping and listening to Christmas music on repeat. There are about 5 million Christmas-y things I want to do before it’s over, so I better get a move on and try to enjoy these last few days of December here in Maine!
We hope your Christmas is merry + bright, and thank you for reading along with me this year!
Whenever the holidays roll around, I always convince myself that I have more time to shop than I actually do. Since I’ll be hopping on a plane to Maine in 4 days and counting, I need to get all my last-minute shopping in this week (cue the panic!). If you’re a procrastinator like me, here’s a little holiday gift guide of my favorite gifts to give (… or receive. Hint hint.) this year!
Black satin cat eye mask by NaomiLingerie: This adorable satin and cotton kitty eye mask is something I’ve had my eye on for a long time. It would make the perfect gift for any friend who loves sleep!
Monday to Sunday Bamboo Muslin Face Cloths by Aurelia Probiotics: I’ve really been into hot cloth cleansing recently, and this little Monday-to-Sunday muslin face cloth set is perfection – each one is tied up in a little pink bow!
One-Step Camellia Cleansing Oil by Tatcha: Tatcha’s One-Step Camellia Cleansing Oil was made to go hand-in-hand with the muslin face cloth set. Once you start hot cloth cleansing, you’ll never go back!
Rosy Outlook 2016 Planner by ban.do: Start the new year off on the right foot with this cute little 17-month agenda from ban.do. It comes complete with fun stickers, an interior pocket, and is just the right size to slip into a purse. For the friend who is always forgetting her appointments!
Evening Rose Body Cream by AERIN: This body cream by AERIN (an offshoot brand of Esteé Lauder) smells just about good enough to eat! A luxurious treat for the woman who needs a little pampering!
Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit by Sunday Riley: I recently picked up this kit as a Christmas present to myself and I cannot stop singing its praises. Even after only a few uses, my skin is like glass. The price for both products is unbeatable, too!
Showstopper Clay Palette by Tarte: A gorgeous palette that includes six shadows, a full-size blush, and a highlighter/bronzer duo, encased in packaging so beautiful that it’s begging to sit on any makeup lover’s vanity.
Small Carryall Tote by Cuyana: An absolutely delicious, buttery leather tote that would look great on the arm of that special lady. Add a gold foil monogram for a sweet, personalized touch.
The Stowaway Kit by Stowaway Cosmetics: A cosmetics brand built for the modern woman on the move, Stowaway is makeup you love in sizes you can carry AND finish! The perfect gift for the girl-on-the-go!
P.S. See gift guides from 2014 + 2013 for more inspiration!
Little known fact about me: I am a #commuterbeauty. I wrote about it in this post a while back, and it’s still true. With a commute as long as mine, who has time for makeup? Since I can usually be seen running out the door bare-faced to catch my train, I need a makeup routine that is easy to apply on-the-go, foolproof, and that will last me from the office to drinks in the city after work. I’ve managed to streamline my look and I take you through the steps in my Everyday Makeup Tutorial below! Throw in some bold brows, neutral eyes, and some fresh-looking skin, and you’ve got an everyday makeup look that won’t let you down.