Thanks for being here on L&L! I’m so grateful for this little corner on the internet I can share my fashion and skin care passions with you. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the kind words and conversations we have together online. Love all of you!! I did a small re-cap of top performing posts from the year. Muuuuuahhh! xx
January- puffers and sneakers
February – swim round up
comes in BLACK too
APRIL- 21 things I have learned
1. Quality over Quantity.
2. Live the life you love.
3. Don’t worry about what others think.
4. Family time is the best time.
5. Kindness over coolness.
6. Love deeply. Express it often.
7. Your vulnerability is your most attractive quality but can be used against you as a sign of weakness.
8. Let challenges raise you up-let them elevate you. Let the adversity you face today turn you into a better person tomorrow. Look back at the struggles and say Thank You – you actually made me better.
9. Mom’s are always right. Always.
10. It turns out the little things aren’t little at all.
11. Stand up for yourself. Don’t let others take advantage of you. EVER.
12. Going out is always fun, but sometimes the nights where you stay in and watch movies are even more memorable.
13. Some days you win. Some days you don’t. YOU are worth fighting for whatever the outcome.
14. Keep a journal. Travel often. Stay curious.
15. Explore your faith. Be open minded to those around you & to your own thoughts.
16. Fall in love with the person that you are.
17. Don’t ever forget about your roots or your trials. These don’t define you but have created a stronger version of you.
18. Your health is wealth.
19. Give more than you receive.
20. A true friend straightens your crown and tells no one it was crooked.
21.No regrets. Just life lessons.
APRIL – TOKYO POST
I have such a wild story about my wedding ring! I talked about this a couple years ago when my RING was STOLEN! I know…..I cried for days. I was staying at a hotel in NYC and it was stolen out of my room. YES…out of my room. At a 5 star hotel!! I was with my 3 kids and they wanted to quickly run downstairs to get some food and I left my ring and all my necklaces in the bathroom. We were gone for 3o minutes tops and it was gone! The worst part about this was the service we got when we reported this. They were not easy to work with. We even got the NYPD involved and it still hasn’t shown up. Long story short, thank goodness for insurance. Thank goodness for the amazing and understanding husband I have. And thank goodness for hotel safes. I’ll never leave anything valuable in a hotel room (even if it is the Palace Hotel, wink wink) without being in a safe. That was one of my favorite places to stay and now it’s on my bad list. I’m sad about that as well. Learn from my mistakes while you travel. Even 30 minutes out of your room with the “do not disturb sign.”
It took me a couple tries to find the perfect ring for me after saying good bye to my first ring. Luckily I have a jeweler who is patient and doesn’t get sick of me coming back again and again. Because I’m known to change my mind. Decisions are not easy for me. I finally after two years picked a very delicate band and brilliant cut diamond. It’s classy and will never go out of style.
When I found Anne Sisteron Jewelry I instantly loved her jewelry. I knew she had to make me a wedding band. I don’t see baguette rings very often and I fell in love with how unique this BAGUETTE DIAMOND YSABEL RING is. If you want something similar at a lower price check the BAGUETTE CURVED BAR RING. Both are stunning!! I get so many compliments and questions about the design.
Anne Sisteron is known for all of her STACKABLE RING SETS. You need to check out this STACKING SET in gold/ rose gold or white gold and the PHILIPPA RING. I’m obsessed!! I also love how she stacks the LEXI ROUND DIAMOND BANDS.
RINGS I HAVE ON-
this BAGUETTE CURVED BAR RING is a less expensive version of my Baguette Ring and it’s so pretty!
POLKA DOT DRESS (comes in white too!)
POLKA DOT DRESS (comes in white too!)
WHITE EARRINGS |I’m obsessed with these earrings!!!
I’ve been using the ST.TROPEZ SELF TAN EXPRESS BRONZER. It is the best I’ve used.
AUGUST- Off To Paris
the size 38 is what I have. i wanted the 36 but out of stock. it’s better a little oversized regardless.
September- Fall Time in NYC
I did a BEFORE & AFTER picture when I did the COSMELAN FACE PEEL last year. It is still gone for those asking. It completely changed my skin. No more Melasma. To see my before and after picture –Read more here.
NOVEMBER –The White Tee
Helloooooo friends! If you have been here for awhile, you know I love my white tees. I counted last night and I have over THIRTY WHITE TEES. $19!! The funny ting is, most of them are the same tee but in different sizes or multiple of the same size. I have a phobia of running out of white tees! I like to be prepared,what can I say.
The trick to finding the perfect white tee can be hard. I have a bunch of REQUIREMENTS. I’d love to know yours. Here we go…
1.It can not be sheer. I don’t want the fuss of finding a tank to go under it. I need something I can grab and go!
2.It must have cap sleeves.
3.It can not be too fitted. I need something loose and only fitted in the right areas!
4.I like a v -neck tee or scoop so you can see my necklaces against my skin. I know this sounds weird but it just looks better.
5.I like a slub tee look. The ones that look effortless.
This WHITE TEE is the tee I’m talking about above. It meets alllllllllll my requirements. I do have this tee in multiple sizes. It’s inexpensive and I feel fine about buying them in bulk! HA! I use the XS size to tuck into skirts or high waisted denim. I use the small for everyday use.(to create the slub/cool vibe with a cardigan or jacket or it) I use the medium to tie into a knot (need a little extra material). I posted images below with the knotted tee and a skirt.
This tee also comes in many colors so if you love the fit, keep that in mind. Madewell was so smart to design this tee! It’s the best $19 spent!!
Have you worn a Current Elliot Tee? Currently 25% off / The material is so soft and I love the way the tee hangs. It’s one of my favorite tees. I love the distressed edges on parts of the tee.The price is definitely a little bonkers for a WHITE TEE so get it on sale.. It’s a purchase you will use over and over again. If you have the MADEWELL TEE above and want to spice your white tee collection up a bit, grab this one. Otherwise stick with the $19 tee. Like I said these are the two tees I have. And I have 30 of them! The Current Elliot Tee has a looser sleeve and has some distressed edges I like. I wear it in a size xs/0. I also have it in medium so I can tie a knot in it to wear with skirts and high waisted denim.
(The rest of images below are with the $19 TEE! FYI!!)
THIS CLASSIC TEE by Current Elliott – see the distressed hem line on the Current Elliott Tee? So good! 25% off today
DECEMBER – Graphic Tees
New Years EVE!
I saw this gorgeous RIXO SEQUIN DRESS and had to have it! It’s so much fun to wear. It’s such a great midi dress and it’s really comfortable! I can’t believe how fast it’s selling out. SAKS is the best place to find unique and contemporary pieces. Check out all my favorites HERE. When I want to get fancy, I always pull out my METALLIC GUCCI BLOCK HEELS ! I’m crazy about these. They also come in a STRAPPY HEELS in the same metallic leather. Obsessed!!