Free Spirit

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Every year we visit our local lavender farm in Woodinville to stock up on lavender bunches and essential oils.  This is such a gorgeous spot (bumble bees in all) and today they were setting up what was looking like a very pretty outdoor wedding;)  I am sure the wedding was beautiful! 

This swingy baby doll style blouse is so comfortable and perfect for today’s outing to the Lavender Farm.  An old pair of flare jeans and my Chloe Clogs complete the look.

 xo leslie

|Top: Free People (also love this one) | Jeans (old style) Similar |

| Shoes: Chloe Clogs | Bag: Tory Burch |

|Hat: Rag & Bone (similar style for less)| Eyes: YSL, MAC | Lips: YSL, MAC |

|Fragrance: Jo Malone|


She Sells Seashells

 

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Hi Everyone!  How is your week going?  We are about half way through summer but it’s feeling more like August here in Seattle.  It was nice to wake up to cooler temperatures and the little bit of rain is welcome.  Our streams and forests are thirsty!

Today I’m sharing pretty summer pieces along with a few beauty and home accessories.

 This Stripe Dress is so pretty for the summer and I like this Navy Blouse  paired with White Denim.  My skin is craving moisture right now and I recently purchased this Aesop Body Balm and love it!  Are you a Hanky Panky fan?  This Bra is so sweet and the  matching briefs come in lots of different colors.  If you need a tray for your vanity or bedside table, check out this little Starfish Tray.  So cute!  Hats are everywhere and you know I’m a huge fan for so many reasons (protect your hair and skin;).  This Wide-Brim Hat is priced well and is very flattering.

xo leslie

Stripe Dress |  Mini Satchel  SunglassesNude Glow Set  | Espadrilles | Fringe Jacket | Blue and White Jar | Leather Sandal | Kai Perfume |Gold Plated Bracelets | Starfish Tray | Seashells | Sunglasses | Bracelet  | Navy Blouse  |Wide-Brim Hat | Espadrilles  | White Denim| Mini Satchel |  Nude Glow Set  | Aesop Body Balm  | Bra |

Summer Nites

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Yes!  It’s finally Friday!  My work schedule was all over the map this week and I’m excited to have the day off to get some errands done.  I’ll be preparing a few yummy treats for a concert in the park this weekend (more to come on that later) and then I’ve got to pick up a few items I have purchased from the Nordstrom sale.  It’s tough to think about Fall when it’s the middle of summer but it a good idea to plan ahead and get a few basics ready ( here .. 1 | 2 | 3 | )  Check everything out on line (so much easier that facing the crowds and shipping is free). 

Today I’m talking about summer nights, chic cocktail dresses, and pretty shoes.  I picked two dresses that are easy to wear and I also like  this one    It’s only 78.90! .. a bargain for a basic  black dress. If you like heels these Aquazzura are perfect or you can wear the FLAT version (here).  For make up, nude colors are universally flattering and perfect for summer months when you just want that bronzed, sun-kissed glow (bronzer options).  Bobbi Brown has a special going for a basic nude palette that is a great value. Have you tried Oribe hair products?  I like this Spray to texturize my ends and I just ordered this conditioner to help with my dry hair.  Last a touch of this lovely fragrance and you are ready to roll;)

Okay beautiful readers! Now it’s your turn:) I’d love to hear from you!  Is there anything you’d like me to post about?  Would you like to share a favorite recipe or exercise routine with our readers?  Email me and we’ll talk!

xo leslie

 

Tory Burch flats  (on sale!) |  Demi Bra  (on sale!) | Gold Bangle  | Layered Crepe Dress |   Jersey Dress |  Aquazzura Heels |  Sunglasses | Kate Spade Bag (on sale!)  | Bobby Brown Palette (special price!) |  Oribe Conditioner | Tom Ford Lips

Rag & Bone is (also) having a great sale!  Take an extra 25% off with Hurrah25 at check out!

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Let’s Get Ready

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 How do you start your day?

Lemon water? .. yes.  It’s so good for you, particularly for your skin as it is packed full of vitamin C and has a cleansing effect.

A smoothie (my favorite mixer) is a great way to pack lots of nutrition in when you are rushing to get out the door.    I do snack between meals and this parfait is so yummy and satisfies my craving for something sweet.  You may substitute goat milk yogurt if you are sensitive to cows milk.

Enjoy the fruits of the season!  I’m layering plain Greek yogurt with berries, apricots, and then sprinkling my favorite granola on top.  I may have also drizzled my favorite honey on top;)

Skin care is also an important part of the morning.  I’ve been using this gentle exfoliating cleanser in the morning and love it.  Exfoliation is important but not all exfoliators are gentle enough for the skin so you need to be careful when choosing a product.  A resurfacing mask like this one is good if you want a deeper exfoliation maybe every week or so. Serum is the next step  is filled with restorative ingredients.  The consistency is light and the product absorbs well.  Following my serum I moisturize,  and this one is my current favorite.  I also like this lip treatment!  It’s a great base for lipstick.

xo leslie

Don’t forget early access to the  NORDSTROM SALE is in progress and the sale is open to the public on Friday!

How cute is this Equipment top?!  .. and this trench!