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Erdem X H&M

October 20, 2017
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The Erdem x H&M collection will be making it's retail arrival online and in stores on November 2. The Swedish fast fashion chain has had considerable success with previous collabs which have included Marni, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Maison Martin Margiela among others. Judging by the images in this look book, the collection perfectly encapsulates the signature romantic aesthetic of designer Erdem Moralioglu in the form of floral prints and lace embellished frocks and silk suits. According to a press release, this capsules aims to "reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections." and will include his first foray into menswear.

These designer collabs are incredible because of how the way they translate luxury ready-to-wear into accessible and affordable fashion for us regular folks. The prices for this collection top out at $299. While not all of these pieces are exactly appropriate for every day wear, the holidays are around the corner and the dresses are certainly party perfect. The chic separates could definitely be worked into daytime looks depending on how they're styled. I'm totally eyeing the first dress which is giving off some serious couture vibes with it's fit and flare silhouette and ribbon edged detailing. The pajama style ensemble also looks impossibly chic and comfortable at the same time.

So as I was writing this, I just happened to receive an invitation to preview and shop this collection at an exclusive event with Baz Lurhmann (who directed this dreamy teaser) and H&M.  I immediately checked my calendar and sent my RSVP with a yes. Maybe I need to write about winning the lottery now LOL

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beauty Brands That Give Back

October 18, 2017
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According to statistics, one in every eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime making it the second-most-common cancer among women worldwide. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a number of beauty brands have released a range of pink products which benefit breast cancer research efforts. While none of us really need an excuse to shop for beauty products, there's no better time to splurge a little and shop for good.  Keep in mind that not all pink products are created equal. Some products are merely branded pink and don't actually make any type of contribution towards the cause or if they do, it may not be as much as you think. Here are 15 beauty buys that are each dedicated to donating a portion of their proceeds towards breast cancer charities. Some of these would make wonderful gifts.

Current Mood

October 16, 2017

Listening...  to Royal Pirates Hasta La Vista.  So sad this will be their farewell EP and I will miss them.

Reading...  Food Can Fix It by Dr. Oz. If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I attended a party celebrating the launch at Good Housekeeping and got some real life advice from Dr. Oz himself. He also thinks that sugar should be avoided. The whole idea of healing our ailmentst through the food we eat really makes so much sense.

Eye Candy : Song Joong Ki for Marie Claire

October 13, 2017
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Battleship Island star Song Joong Ki covers Marie Claire's special edition spotlighting the Busan Film Festival where he talks about the box office reception of the historical film. The 32 year old actor who looks boyish as ever models a variety of fall fashions some of which look more wearable than others. Turtlenecks and tweed suits yes, funky fuzzy pants no. I was a little disappointed to hear that Joong Ki turned down a lead role in the Netflix original Joseon era zombie K-drama Kingdom but the man is currently preparing for a much more important role with his impending marriage to Song Hye Kyo at the end of this month.

As an avid SongSong shipper since the beginning of Descendants of the Sun, this is an event I am anticipating as well. The pair have been spotted overseas in Los Angeles and more recently in Paris looking as sweet as ever. They're both known to be very low key and private but I hope we'll get a glimpse inside the nuptials and even a wedding pictorial. 

Marie Claire Korea October 2017 BIFF Special Edition  //  Photographer: Kim Young Joon  //  Editor: Choi Park Min
Hair: Lee Hye Young  //  Makeup: Before Advance //  Prop Styling: River Hermit

Currently Coveting

October 11, 2017

Our apartment has been undergoing an ongoing transition for most of 2017. It started at the beginning of the year and ramped up some time after we paid off our mortgage. After a massive declutter, selling off some of our stuff and a reorganization, we are in a mode of updating and upgrading and it may or may not involve some major changes. My husband is in charge of shopping for our new television and we've been making decisions together on other home decor.

1. simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro
I'm not sure why we need a smart mirror but my husband seems to think that we do.

2. Dyson Hygienic Mist Humidifier
A humidifier is a must for us during the winter months to conquer the dry air but we've become increasingly paranoid about germs and bacteria so we're thinking of upgrading to this one which uses UV light to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and it's supposed to be super quiet to boot.

3. Liv Smoke Glass Carafe
We keep talking about getting a bedside carafe and it's time to make it happen.

4. Audio Pro Addon C5 Grey WiFi/Wireless Speaker
Looking for a new wireless speaker that combines form and function and this one seems to fit the bill.

I like my candles with a touch of whimsy

6. H&M Cutting Board
The cute design of this board makes it perfect for entertaining.

The current front runner to replace our old media center.

You can always check out my running wish lists in the Shop With Me section on the blog. What are you coveting?

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