In-between feeling

Everlane straight leg crop summer outfit with Idaho home tee and sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
The Home T grey Idaho tee summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Oak Chestnut platform sandals with Everlane straight leg crops and home tee — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual summer style with Idaho tee, cropped pants, black platform sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Happy Friday the 13th! I realized today that we’re pretty much halfway through September and I got kinda bummed out about it. September is one of my favorite months of the whole year—not just because of my birthday (though that is a fun bonus!), but because the weather is a nice blend of summer and fall. We have gorgeous, warm summer-like days and then rain storms that remind you that fall is indeed on our doorsteps. Everyone is excited for a change in the seasons and there’s just a feeling in the air that I don’t feel in other months.

I tried to channel that in-between feeling with this outfit: a somewhat darker/earthier color palette to usher in fall mixed with short sleeves and sandals as a reminder that it’s still summer. I wore my black blazer (similar) over top for work. I haven’t worn my Idaho tee in a while and had forgotten how soft and comfortable it is! Life is too short to wear scratchy tees (if I made a “30 things I learned before turning 30” list, that would be on it). Comfy tee + comfy pants + comfy sandals = a dream outfit!


OUTFIT DETAILS

The Home T tee / exact (last seen here)
Everlane pants / exact (review here)
Earth sandals c/o / exact (on sale; also available from Nordstrom) (last seen here)
Kate Spade earrings / old; similar
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Recent beauty re-buys and new buys

Recent beauty re-buys and new buys from Sephora — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Hello from your resident non-beauty-guru! I like to think that I don’t spend a ton of time, money, or effort on how I look…and then I see the email from Sephora telling me I renewed my VIB status for 2020. Ha! I still don’t spend a whole lot of time on my day-to-day beauty/skincare routine. I have a bunch of tried-and-true favorites that I will probably use until they are discontinued (let’s hope that never happens), and I have a pretty simple everyday look. Here are some of my recent beauty-related re-buys and a few new items I wanted to try! Have you tried any good beauty products recently?!

RE-BUYS

Farmacy Green Clean makeup removing cleansing balm / I use this in the shower to take off my makeup prior to washing my face. I find that I need to use a decent amount to remove my stubborn mascara (even though it’s not waterproof mascara, it’s so hard to remove!) but I still think it’s worth the price as it doesn’t require vigorously rubbing my eyes to remove it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel / A holy grail product! I have thick, unruly eyebrows, and I truly don’t know how I lived before discovering brow gel. I have repurchased this brow gel countless times and I think I have two backups waiting for when my current gel runs out (probably soon). Love it!

Dior Lip Glow in pink / This is my go-to lip product, which you probably noticed because I wear it in 90% of my outfit shoots. I love, love the pink color and how it feels on my lips. I actually just used up one of these! I like to have two because I’m worried I might misplace one…plus I can keep them in separate bags! (I also just learned that it’s no longer called the Dior ‘Addict’ Lip Glow…ha!)

NEW BUYS

REN ClearCalm non-drying acne treatment gel / Ever since getting my IUD two and a half years ago, I’ve been dealing with minor breakouts on my face and back, especially around my period. (So fun!) I’ve been trying various acne creams with not much success…but it’s possible that my standards are too high. I’m giving this gel a try after reading the great reviews. Fingers crossed it helps!

Tarte Tarteguard mineral powder sunscreen / I’ve written before about the Peter Thomas Roth mineral powder sunscreen, which I loved, but it has since exploded in my makeup bag… So, I’ve been looking to try something else. The Tarte powder sunscreen got better reviews so I have high hopes!

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r instant retouch concealer in 120 / I’ve used the popular NARS Radiant creamy concealer for years but heard great things about Fenty Beauty so decided to give that concealer a try, especially because it’s cruelty-free. I don’t think it blends into my skin as well as the NARS concealer, so I’m not sure yet if I’d repurchase, but it does seem like I picked the correct shade on the first try which is nice. ;) I’m not sure if my skin is too oily or too dry when I apply it but it takes some time to work it into my skin all the way.

Nutmeg latte

White and nutmeg summer to fall work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane air ruched blouse summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Nisolo Lucia block heel sandal in nutmeg work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer to fall work outfit with white denim and brown tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I’m not actually sure that a nutmeg latte is a real thing, but that’s what I thought of when I put together this outfit that features a blend of summer whites and autumn browns. I’ve been wanting to wear my air ruched blouse and kick crop jeans together, and here is the first iteration! Though, the color of the top is throwing me off a little bit. The stripes are grey up close, but they definitely seem to photograph more blue to me. What color do you see?

I just received my Nisolo ‘Lucia’ sandals in nutmeg, and I love them! They’re my first purchase from Nisolo, and I’m thrilled to support the brand and their commitment to ethical and sustainable production practices. The nutmeg color is gorgeous and goes perfectly with my medium Transport tote (yep, it’s still my go-to tote for work!). I added the belt to really tie it all together. I’m happy I received the sandals in time to wear them before fall really kicks in, but I’m also sad that I won’t get to wear them more before fall kicks in! (Alexa, play Happy and Sad by Kacey Musgraves…) If you’re interested, the sandals are currently on sale, and I took my true size!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane top / exact (review here)
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar by Madewell
Nisolo heels / exact (on sale!)
Madewell belt / old; similar
Madwell tote / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact