First piece of news: My insta has even more style, beauty, general antics, and pictures of my pomeranian. What’s not to love?! ❤️ If you’re in the neighborhood, check me out @thechampagnechic
If you’re in the Northeast U.S. right now you are probably getting buried under inches of snow. Stay safe and warm out there! I took the redeye to Chicago last night and it’s freezing here so I feel your pain (but no snow yet, whew). This cold weather inspired me to post about the pure joy that is finding a really warm, but also chic, coat. Like this patterned knit from H&M. And it’s on sale right now for only $50! Continue reading “Stay Warm In A Bold Knit Coat”
A girl can’t be expected to settle down with just one foundation! I personally need a different formula based on season, event, temperature, day of the week… why limit yourself? It’s your FACE. If my skin is super dry, the last thing I want to do is shellac a heavy layer of makeup over it. And if it’s broken out, I need more coverage. Each foundation in my repertoire is a little bit different and has a different beauty perk. No matter your skin type, coverage preference, or whether you prefer matte or dewy, I’ve got you “covered” with my favorites, reviewed here.
Before we go on: Remember to get a winter foundation and a summer foundation. You don’t want a pale foundation covering your sun-kissed skin, and the reverse is true in the winter. Nobody likes a dark foundation line on your chin.
Best for “No Makeup” Look: Chanel // Offers light coverage, but even-toned, glowing skin (almost dewy if it’s weren’t matte). The formula is velvety and soft to the touch, and feels as light on your skin. A great option for those “I just look like this” days or those who prefer low maintenance makeup but still need some coverage. My go-to in summer. Continue reading “Best Foundations for All Skin Types”
Shirt: Old // Jacket: Azalea // Skirt: Vince, and Similar Here // Bag: Cambridge Satchel // Necklace: Old, Similar Here // Booties: Alexander Wang
Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! It’s been so rainy in San Francisco so we did a lot of early spring cleaning the last few days: I was able to pull out two full bags of clothes to donate. Feel like I have more room in the closet for some new clothes… not like I need to shop any more every again. On Sunday we went on a walk through the Mission and I wore this navy midi from Vince with my favorite East Coast reppin’ tee. Continue reading “Sunday Strollin’: Pleated Midi Skirt + T-Shirt”
Jeans: Madewell // Blazer: Mural // Earrings: Elizabeth and James // Shoes: Old, Similar Here // T-Shirt: Korrupt Label // Lips: Nars
We had such a busy weekend! Have you seen Book of Mormon yet? We saw it on Saturday again and it never gets old – literally the funniest broadway show I’ve ever seen. A good one to bring the boy if you usually have to drag them to shows – my husband LOVED it. After such a fun weekend with musicals and the Museum of Ice Cream it’s hard to go back to work. Lately when I’m lacking inspiration, I’ve been borrowing from the boys! Can’t get enough of menswear-inspired blazers with a tee shirt. The best thing about this look: it’s professional but you can still show a little personality. You can dress it up or down with different blazer/tee combos, so it’s appropriate for the formality level of your office.
Play with prints and colors! There are unlimited combos: Mixed prints, black and navy, stripes and polka dots, it all works. A plaid blazer and a striped t-shirt, or a solid blazer and a funky graphic tee? Done. My husband gave me this t-shirt because he thinks it makes me more “rock n’ roll”. Ha! What do you think? Paired with high-waisted pants and a red lip, it’s a me that’s fun, but ready to WERK. Did I mention it’s comfortable? I love the look of a loafer to complete the menswear vibe, but when I have client meetings, I go with pumps.
Continue reading “Menswear-Inspired Blazer + Tee For Work”
We spent our Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Ice Cream! Yes, that’s a thing and it was as delicious as it sounds. I can’t believe someone dreamed this sweet, sweet heaven up. The Museum of Ice Cream, #MOIC, is currently open in LA, Miami and San Francisco. If you live in SF, you can get tickets here. They sell out months in advance but you can sign up for a notification when they release more, so you’ll know first. Want a sneak peek? Follow me…
Outfit Details: Jeans: Frame // Shirt: Topshop, similar here // Earrings: Vanessa Mooney, ON SALE // Bag: Old // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “The Museum of Ice Cream”
I know red was a huge fall trend but I’m still majorly crushing on it. Red accessories are a cheap and easy way to incorporate red into your wardrobe without committing to a wearing a red sweater all day. First and foremost…
An easy coat: I LOVE my red coat. It’s the best way to bring some pizazz (or pizzaz, get it?!) to an otherwise neutral outfit. This one from Zara is my go to for a black dress or jeans (similar options here and here):
Pizza Shirt: Uniqlo // Jeans: Madewell // Slip-Ons: Vince // Sunglasses: Westward Leaning // Necklaces: Vintage Continue reading “Wardrobe Want: Red and More Red”
If you don’t know already, I’m far from a domestic goddess. But although I can still feel the satisfaction brought by a newly vacuumed rug, I do not get that same warm-fuzzy feeling when I cook. The people in my life who love to cook find it relaxing and fun. I find it to be tedious and oh so boring. To be specific, I hate chopping vegetables and the clean up. Scrubbing 5 pans, 2 cutting boards, and 12 knives, spatulas, etc, for one meal hardly feels worth it. I don’t like the actual cooking part either. You see where this is going. However, this is the real world and sometimes a girl’s gotta make dinner. So, I did what any non-cook would do and built a repertoire of healthy, filling meals that fit my criteria: limited prep, limited cook time, and barely any clean-up. Oh, and each of these recipes make at least 4 servings, so you can plan on lunch for a few days afterwards. Since it’s a dreary February, I thought I’d share my go-to soup recipe to keep you warm. Whenever I take this to lunch everyone comments on how good it smells and thinks I know my way around a kitchen. I’ve also linked four other favorite recipes to keep on rotation. Go on, fake it in the kitchen!
Chicken, White Bean and Veggie Soup Continue reading “5 Fast, Healthy Recipes for a Lazy Cook”