It’s that time of year again! My favorite time of year when the spring blooms are coming out to show their beautiful colors, and all of the spring dresses start arriving. I love to dress Tessa is dresses and she loves them too! One of my favorite places to shop for her is Alice & Ames. They have the cutest twirl dresses! Tessa loves to spin in them and I love the cute patterns and solids they have. I am already picturing her in each of these (some of them are now too small for her but wanted to add them anyway :).
To see my VIDEO tutorial go to my instastories highlight under makeup! There, you will see how I use these products in more detail. I always get comments about my dewy look on my skin. Some of that is genetic I think and some is spray tans. (I go to a local place called Salon Genesis for all you local girls :). But I have to give credit to this amazing base. I have been using it for 10+ years and love it. Sometimes I double up after it dries or add a little more finishing powder if I want more coverage.
When it comes to makeup trends, I tend to stay away from trendy and lean more towards a classic, feminine look. I have always admired a classic look and you wont see me doing much contour. I have seen girls do that and they look like their poor skin can’t breath and in the daylight it looks so unnatural. So other than a bit of extra bronzer under my cheekbones at night time, I’m good. Also, I don’t really add to my brows. I am so fair that I just rarely trim or tweeze my brows and may add a little eyeshadow if its night and I want a little more there.
You need to watch the highlight to see how all I use all of these products. I feel like you will get a better idea of what I am saying if you can see it. Beware though, I have NO makeup on when I start! Brace yourself!
Shopping day look (coat sold out but it’s from J.crew!)
I wanted to share some iPhone pics with you guys of our short trip to DC! I had mentioned on my instastories that I would do a Q. and A. but never got around to it! I was too busy sleeping in and shopping lol. I did have a lot of free time to myself since Ben was in meetings all week and I will share some try on session with you guys because YOU KNOW your girl took advantage of that Georgetown shopping and will share with you guys the IRL thoughts on some of springs newest arrivals! That will be later this week, but the reason we have been going to DC every year is because Ben is on a select financial advisors committee that meets yearly with congress members and staff to discuss the financial industry regulations.
This year we stayed in a place called the Willard InterContinental which was very close to the White House. I had admired the architecture from the outside last year and was so excited to get to stay in it. It was beautiful and, like everything in DC, very stately and fancy. When Ben was working, I went for a morning jog around the reflection pond by the Lincoln Memorial and ran by the Washington Monument and of course, the While House….didn’t run into President Trump like I was hoping to….figured he would be out watering the lawn 🙂
It was wonderful to get away and spend some kid free time together! The weather was beautiful and, even though the cherry blossoms weren’t blooming just yet, it was amazing!
Dress Petal & Pup (sold out but will be back in stock HERE also loving this one and this one) | Bag c/o Lisi Lerch HERE | Earrings Anthro old similar HERE | Sweater old similar HERE
Petal and Pup is based out of Australia and has the CUTEST summer outfits and dresses. I discovered them earlier this year when I was looking for a white dress for our DC trip and now I am hooked. Such a great place to find some cute outfits for your next vacay. They ship to the U.S. and frequently restock their items! The dress I linked on here just sold out so I linked some other similar items. I am wearing a 4 for reference.
Lisi Lerch is another brand I love and wear often. They have the most adorable bags and clutches that are totally customizable! You can choose your ribbon color (or no ribbon at all!) and embellish with different gold pieces. I will for sure be taking this one with me to the beach this summer! I also have my eye on this hat and these earrings!
I also did a hair and makeup tutorial for this look on my instagram and saved it under my story “makeup” highlights! It’s a super easy look to do!