I’m always on the hunt for something – I like to think this can explain my credit card bill; the delicate balance between ordering, returning, and purchasing. Lucky for you, I can do the leg-work for you! (And save you the cardiac arrest when your statement comes).
Flowy-Trench: For lack of a better descriptor, this jacket is a lighter, less-structured version of the trench. Trenches are classic and timeless. However, I want to wear this looser version casually, with the sleeves pushed-up, all throughout spring and summer (I do live in Seattle, after all). I have been on the search – finding just the right material (and price) has proved tricky. Some were too flimsy with a synthetic feel to the fabric. Others were too structured or thick, while others were out of my price range. Enter Topshop, my go-to for inexpensive, trend fashion. Perfectly slouchy trench found…on to the next search!
High-Waist Swim: This is a search that I personally have had to give up on…finally. But not for lack of trying to make this happen! I have literally tried at least 10 suits from high to low, searching for just the right one. I love the retro look, classic but simple design. Balance the proportion of the larger bottom with a smaller top like a bandeau. Avoid looking too 1950’s pinup by forgoing a classic underwire or push-up halter style. A mismatching top paired with differing bottoms also looks effortlessly cool.
Essential Oil: I have been using various oils to moisturize my skin for sometime now – trying argon, maracuja, and even coconut oils. In particular, I love this mixture of essential oils from a local Seattle skin care line. This all natural blend is completely preservative and chemical-free – only plant and essential oils blended with vitamin E. The oil has a great slippery feel, perfect for facial massage (another obsession), yet it absorbs into the skin without leaving any oily residue. I apply both morning and night. When getting ready for my day, I finish my skin care regime then move onto my hair, returning to do my makeup once the oil has had some time to soak into my skin.
Peep-Toe Bootie: Surprisingly difficult to find for someone with finger-toes (just in case there are others out there). In addition to being totally on-trend, these Paul Green booties are the ultimate in comfort. The shaft is cut flatteringly low to show off some ankle (perfect when paired with summer’s dresses and culouttes!). And, I love the sling back, making it more sandal than traditional bootie. All-in-all, this shoe is the perfect bootie hybrid for spring and summer (because what else pairs perfectly with your jeans and a tee?!)
Eyebrow Pencil: In a previous “obsessions” post, I shared my newfound love of Korean beauty products. This brow pencil is yet another k-beauty score! The “pencil” is more like a soft, waxy marker with a wide, angled tip. I start applying at the highest point of my brow arch, where I want the most color delivered. I then work my way out to where the hair is most sparse, towards the end of my brow. I then lightly fill in towards the center (the part towards my nose), where I have the most hair. Finish with an upward brush of the spooled end and your out the door with the perfectly filled-in, not-too penciled brow. Since using this pencil, I’ve received numerous unsolicited compliments.
What are your obsessions? What are you searching for?? I’m always curious and willing to help – it could be my next feature!
Thanks for reading and happy Friday! ~Jenn