How to Style a Moto Jacket With a Midi Skirt

There are so many looks that can be created with a moto jacket, that I could keep this series up forever! I didn't realize how versatile a moto jacket or leather jacket can be. I have always loved the look of a moto jacket with something a bit more feminine so I thought this faux leather midi skirt was the perfect pairing. It's an old skirt but there are still a ton of similar styles out now, and every fall/winter season I see new ones being released.

I am excited that the trees are finally beginning to change colors down here so Stan and I are planning a day trip out to Skyline Drive next week. It's a famous highway that stretches through Shenandoah National Park and has some of the most scenic views in the country. We love going on day trips as much as we can so having a car now has finally allowed us to get away whenever we want to! 

Jacket - Blank NYC | Skirt - Topshop (similar here and here) | Tank - Topshop | Shoes - Valentino | Sunglasses - Stella McCartney | Clutch - Clare Vivier

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Oribe Launches Makeup and Skincare

Review of the new Oribe skincare and makeup line.
Oribe is the master of hair care, but he is now expanding his empire to include makeup and skincare items! I am already a huge fan of Oribe products and the packaging and formulas are truly remarkable so I knew that anything else launched had to be of the same quality. Just from a first look - the new products immediately wowed me with their ornate (yet still elegant) gold packaging. Here are my thoughts on the few products I tried from his new line:
Review of the new Oribe skincare and makeup line.
1. Oribe Restorative Body Cream - While I thought for sure the lipstick would be my favorite item, this body cream won me over instantly. It is rich and decadent, yet surprisingly lightweight when on the skin. I used only a small amount at a time, but it did an amazing job at nourishing, soothing and hydrating my skin all day long. I put it on in the morning and by evening, my legs and arms still felt soft and moisturized. The scent is fragrant but not overwhelming and would be fine layered with one's daily perfume or left alone for a most subtle effect. I have a feeling this will be a lifesaver for my skin when temps drop and the snow comes. Eek!

2. Oribe Golden Face Oil - While the body cream was incredibly decadent and rich, I was happy to see that the face oil had a more lightweight texture. It's not the thinnest oil in my collection, but fell more in the middle range of textures which worked well with my combination skin. I prefer to use this at night because it does make my skin very glowy even after being absorbed, and I wake up with even and calm skin the next morning. It contains Sea Buckthorn Berry and Rose Hip which help moisturize the skin but also target anti-aging concerns.
Review of the new Oribe skincare and makeup line.
Review of the new Oribe skincare and makeup line.

3. Oribe Illuminating Face Palette in Sunlit - This palette was the most surprising to me because I had expected it to be very shimmery and more of a highlighter. However, once I swatched it on the back of my hand I loved that it gave a slight radiance but not an intense shimmer. I showed all the shades separately above and then swirled together as one shade. I prefer to mix the colors together and dust them over my cheeks to give a subtle bronzy glow. I can wear it alone which gives me just a hint of color, but also layer it on top of other blushes to add a bit of warmth to my cheeks.

4. Oribe Lipstick in Nude - Yes. Yes. YES! This nude lipstick is beautiful! The color is on the paler side when on the lips (see me wearing it here), but I love the look. The formula gives medium coverage and feels creamy on the lips but not too slippery or too matte. I find that the lipstick lasts a good 5-6 hours on my lips before needing any touch-ups, and looks great alone or layered under a gloss or balm. 
*pr samples included

Are you thinking of picking up any of these new products? Which ones are your favorites?

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How to Style a Moto Jacket With Skinny Jeans

A moto jacket paired with skinny jeans - groundbreaking, right? Ha! This combination is definitely not the most unique one, but is always a no brainer. It's easy to put together and if I add a pair of pointy pumps - I instantly feel polished and chic. To be honest, I think pointy toe pumps could make a potato sack look chic. When I splurge on pumps, I like to get Manolo Blahniks because they are the most comfortable for me (I get the 70mm or 90mm), but I have found a few other less expensive brands that do an amazing pointy toe pump style. I live in these by Coach and since I have become a Sam Edelman fan after buying these boots - this style from Sam Edelman is one that I love. 

Temps climbed back up into the 80's today and yesterday so all of my fall pieces are on hold right now as I go back to summer dresses and t-shirts. I'm not anxious for winter, but I was just beginning to get used to sweater and light jacket weather. And my hair was falling into its no-humidity stride and living its best life as it does every fall. How rude of this weather to not consider our hair before switching things up. Thankfully my new curling iron is working wonders and is helping to smooth out some of that frizz for me. I gave a quick review in my latest video so be sure to check that out!

Jacket - Blank NYC | Tank - Joe Fresh | Jeans - Mother (similar here and here) | Shoes - Manolo Blahnik (budget option here) | Bag - Proenza Schouler | Sunglasses - Illesteva

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How To Style a Moto Jacket With a Feminine Dress

I thought I loved my faux leather moto jacket until I picked up it's sister - the suede version. Aaah! I didn't think I could love it more but I do. I think the difference is this one is real suede whereas the other one I have is faux leather. The different fabric could change the shape and way it forms to the body, but the suede one is double the price of the faux so I would assume the quality to be slightly better. I'm continuing my moto jacket styling series and I love that this dress has a more delicate quality to it which contrasts the jacket. I didn't show the full dress but it actually has long sleeves and a mock turtleneck so it is great for the transitional weather, though I can see it working well into the spring season too. I enjoy pairing an edgier jacket with a softer or more feminine item to balance out an outfit. I also styled this suede jacket with another super girly item that I will be showing on the blog next week so be sure to check back.

I love fall but it's beginning to move into the part of the season where I need to bring 15 layers with me and then take them off midday because it warms up quite a bit by 4pm. However, I am still enjoying the fact that the humidity is nearly gone and my hair can finally live its best life. Speaking of hair, my curling iron (that I just showed in my tutorial video) broke and I am on a mission to find a new one. I ordered this one and unfortunately am sending it back because the curls it gave me were way too tight. I did some more research and settled on this set, and am hoping it is as good as everyone says. 

The Shopbop sale is going on right now and it's the one sale (besides Nordstrom Anniversary) that I wait for each year! I haven't picked up anything yet, though I have my eye on these or this. However a few of my wardrobe favorites that I wear over and over (like my favorite sunglasses) are included in the sale so I linked everything below in the shopping widget, in addition to some other cute fall pieces. 

Jacket - Blank NYC (25% off and also available here) | Dress - Leith | Boots - Sam Edelman (also love this style for a lower heel option) | Bag - Chloe | Sunglasses - Illesteva

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