I have recently become more interested in timeless clothing that will live on in my wardrobe for a length of time. I am usually one to stay away from the fast fashion hauling and opt more for better quality and classic designs. For me, it is about finding creative ways to re-wear some of my favorite basics during the seasons without having an I have nothing to wear moment.
You would not find certain basic outfits gathering dust in my wardrobe for very long. As a working mom on the go, wraps, pashmina shawl, ponchos, and scarfs are one of the “must-haves” in my wardrobe. Apart from the basic white tee and a few neutral colored clothes, wraps, stoles, or scarfs allow me the freedom to style my look appropriately in a new and unique way. For this reason, I have a number of wraps and scarfs in a variety of colors and style.
An important part of every wardrobe is to have a few bold pieces to turn a simple outfit into an effortless one. When it comes to fashion, everything is a balance. It is all about finding that thin line between practicality, accessorizing with a few bold embellishments, and learning how to wear your clothes differently. The best way to maximize what you already have is to either accessorize or add statement items that can update your look. These earrings add a pop of color to the entire look while the bold print from the wrap elevates the outfit to become effortlessly luxe.
As I have gotten older, I have shaped and defined my personal style by embracing fashion pieces that work for me and providing an edited point of view. A wrap, colorful earrings, or extravagant scarf or pashmina shawl can change up an entire look so that it appears completely new. Accessories are something you can dress up or down and mix and match. I always invest in a wrap since it is great for daytime casual wear but can also be worn to more formal outings or a night out.
How do you like to elevate your basic pieces to create a luxe look?
verb – to allow yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable
This should be my daily mantra but like most people, I keep going and going without ever listening to the warning signs of my body. Fortunately, I have learned to give myself moments to myself through meditation and relaxation so I am able to enjoy time now in life and with my family and friends.
Summer brings longer days, a variety of flowers and fresh scents, and taking a moment to indulge in new products and pamper yourself.
Usually this time of year requires the most maintenance to your skin since the air is dry, it’s extremely hot, and you’ll want to keep your skin healthy under the sun’s blazing rays.
I believe in looking after your skin with oils and luxurious products. It might seem tedious to some but this little act of self care and showing your body a little extra time really does help with leading a much more well rounded and stress free life.
For my face, I started using Josie Maran 100% Argan oil. It keeps my face hydrated on hot summer days although this has become a part of my nightly routine.
I’m not a big fan of sitting in the sun for hours at a time but every now and then a little sun exposure is fine. For a quick sun-tanned look for summer, you can try the Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil. It gives a beautiful healthy glow, quick to apply on your body, and stays on your skin for up to two weeks.
How often do you use it?
I use the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil almost every evening before bed. In the beginning, I applied a small portion on the side of face to make sure I didn’t have a reaction.
Now I use it as part of my nightly routine, combined with my favorite products to ensure my skin is looking its best.
For the Self-Tanning Oil, I used it once and it gave me a beautiful tan. You can determine how dark your application and can use as often as you like every two weeks.
What results have you seen?
I can only speak from my own experience since skin type differs from person to person but I am seeing a noticeable difference in the lines on my forehead and how my skin feels radiant and plump after I started using the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil.
Initially I was a bit skeptical and feared a breakout on my skin, however, I feel like my skin has improved ever so slightly so I’m going to continue using the product in the hope that it will minimize the lines on my forehead and help slow down the aging lines.
For the Josie Maran Self-Tanning oil, I recall how shocked Alex was when he got home and saw me looking so tanned. Initially he thought I had been basking for hours in the sun!
Again, it really depends on how evenly you apply it to your skin and following the instructions in the pamphlet.
Have you tried Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil? What has your experience been like? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.