Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lately 2/23/2017


Boiled Cashmere Sweater (cheapest price here but very limited sizes left)

Can you believe this is the last 'Lately' post of February? Bring on March! Knock on wood, but we've had a seriously mild winter here in Pittsburgh. This week, it's been unseasonably warm and this past weekend SO much sun! It really gets me excited for spring and all of the fun outfits that come with it.
Sale-ing: This boiled cashmere sweater that I instagrammed the other day is definitely one of the most worn sweaters in my closet. I got it at the very beginning of the fall season. It's boiled cashmere and incredibly soft. It's unstructured but has a very chic feel to it because of the slight mockneck and swing bottom. It was originally around $400, but now it's down under $160! It's a major steal at that price and I couldn't recommend it more. I'm wearing a size small for reference.

Listening: I am so excited about this. Coldplay and The Chainsmokers released a song together, Something Just Like This. It's. SO. GOOD. I've already started on my March playlist because February's was getting too full. I made it public so you can start listening now!
Sale-ing II: The Nordstrom sale is still in full swing and there are some really great prices. I've shared my favorites in the widget above. There are a lot of great cashmere pieces at low price points!

Designing: Are you following along with me on Pinterest? I have been pinning interior inspiration like crazy lately. I mentioned in Saturday's post that decorating kind of took a back seat for me, but now I'm working towards getting everything 'perfect'. This past weekend, I went to Ethan Allen and finally picked out an upholstered chair and ottoman with custom pillows. I'm so excited to see the final product. The best part? When you shop at Ethan Allen, a decorator comes to your home to recommend where to put things and what fabrics to use, etc. It's a total game changer!

Wanting: I'm off to the Bahamas in just a little over a week, so I've been stocking up on all things warm weather!!


at-home gel nail manicure kit

gel moment gel nail kit
Loving: My mom's friend, Laura gave me this gel nail kit. I've mentioned how in the past I used to get my nails done every two weeks religiously. Ever since moving downtown, it's become more of a hassle to go to my favorite salon, so my visits are less frequent. This Gel Moment kit is the perfect compromise- it's definitely a few steps above your typical at-home manicure! It comes with a few gel polish colors and a mini light that will give you salon-quality gel. I've been using this in between appointments and love it (it lasts a full two weeks just like a typical salon gel manicure)! When my friends come over, they love using it, too. You can order the kit, here. There are all sorts of price levels so you can pick and choose what you want, I have this kit and couldn't recommend it more!

Lidia's Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh-ing: This weekend, we went to Lidia's in Pittsburgh's Strip District. It's been in Pittsburgh for a long time, but whenever I ask anyone about it, I have heard that it's 'tired', so I've never made it a priority on my list. My sister chose the restaurant and I am SO glad. I love love loved the food. The atmosphere is really fun and funky, too. It was also packed, so I'm glad we made a reservation ahead of time! I got the pasta trio and it was phenomenal. Everything is homemade and you get unlimited portions. We were all stuffed after dinner! I definitely recommend Lidia's, it's now one of my top Pittsburgh favorites! You can see more of my Pittsburgh favorites, here

Obsessing: These adorable mule shoes. They come in a few amazing colors and are just about as versatile as can be. At under $100, they're a steal too!

Recommending: I am going to do an updated beauty product post because I haven't done one in a while, but you all need to know about this incredible foundation ASAP. It's definitely full coverage foundation, but the finish is matte and flawless. I've always wondered how celebrities look so amazing and almost pore-less and they must be using this because it's a miracle! It is liquid and easy to blend, but dries really fast so the only thing you need to make sure to do is to work quickly! I bought the brush that the makeup artist used on me because I think that's half the reason it goes on so beautifully!

Laughing: I am usually not one to shy away from spending on beauty/skincare. However, I came across these Chanel cotton pads and literally laughed aloud. For $20 you can get 100 cotton rounds with the interlocking C's stamped into them. But the real kicker is that there are a ton of 5-star reviews-- people love them! You can get 100 'premium' cotton rounds at Target for around $3.

Quoting: 'The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.'- Henry David Thoreau // See more of my favorites, here. 

2 comments:

Olivia DiTomaso said...

So chic!

Liv

livforstyle.net

Lauren said...

I love the all black look!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

 

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