coveted for spring

Spring is here and brings with it all kinds of fabulous things to covet!

I getting ready to spend several weeks in Europe with my Glam Tours, so right now everything I look at has that in mind.

 

The anchor piece is a simple black sundress. I found this Autumn Cashmere Square Neck Midi Dress at Revolve.com.

black square neck midi dress revolve+

It’s super versatile (especially for spring/summer travel), can be dressed up or worn casually, is great with flats or heels. Its perfect.

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The coolest girls in Europe wear Supergas.

superga sneakers pink

I bought my first pair on the island of Lipari a few years ago, and since then have bought a new color each year. They are chic, cool, and look great with everything. On shoots I wear them paired with a black maxi dress. They look great with jeans, shorts, cropped pant – everything! I found these pink ones on Zappos.

Prada sunglasses.

prada sunglasses

Obsessed. I try them on every time I go to Nordstrom.

This clutch purse from Kustom Klutch is fantastic.

kustom klutch lemonade

 

I love the lemonade shade with the colorful lining.(it comes in other shades too).

kustom klutch color splat lining

Kustom Klutch bags are handmade in Charlotte NC. Check out their website here.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hels Bells.

charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells

My favorite lip color at the moment is this shade of raspberry/red-crimson. It looks so stunning! Not as aggressive as a red lip, it still commands attention, and is perfect in any situation. Love.

 

Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Serum.

Tatcha deep hydration firming serum

My favorite serum, ever. I always buy travel sized Tatcha products for my trips, but I buy this one in full size. After the dreariness and dryness of winter our spring skin is screaming for some extra hydration and luminosity. This serum is the holy grail. My Spring 2017 Zoe Report Box of Style had a full size Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder in it – I love Tatcha products, so was crazy happy to find it in there! You can check out the Box Of Style here.

 

Foreo ISSA

The ISSA toothbrush from Foreo. This revolutionary toothbrush goes beyond the abilities of regular sonic toothbrushes. It whitens and brightens your teeth, and apparently is amazing for gum health. It is good for everyone, including those with sensitive teeth and gums. Instead of regular bristles the ISSA has silicone bristles, which reduce/prevent gum recession, damage from over brushing, and damage to tooth enamel.

They come in a variety of colors, (I like this lavender shade)only need charging twice per year, and the head lasts a year. Brilliant. (Read more about the ISSA toothbrush here)

Camille Styles Entertaining

Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style. I saw this on a blog recently and had to click through and buy it. (It’s on it’s way to me now!) I love entertaining, and Camille’s book is full of fun, chic ideas as well as gorgeous recipes.

I absolutely love the Zoe Report Box Of Style.

Zoe Report Box Of Style

 

I’ve been getting it since nearly the beginning – I missed the first two boxes of style. I actually found out about it because I had googled the best cross body handbag for summer and up came this amazing white leather cross body bag that was just perfect. It was amazing. And it was in the Zoe Report Box Of Style, which of course was completely sold out.

I didn’t want to miss out on anything so cool again, so I got myself a subscription. The Box of Style comes out at the beginning of each season, and is filled with key items that you need for a season of chic, all curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of experts. The box has a value of $400+ but only costs $99.99. Each season has a “hero” product that is worth a minimum of $100, but typically seems to be worth more. (This season’s Box Of Style Hero item is valued at $238). It does sell out each season, but now Rachel Zoe makes some extra, so if you are quick you can probably still get one.

Zoe Report Box Of Style

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I have this theory that as women we work so damn hard, have so many pressures on us from work, running our homes and families all while trying to stay fit and healthy (and sane). I live my life perpetually exhausted. And I seldom take time out for myself or buy myself special things, so when my Box Of style arrives it is a really big deal! It feels like a reward. I love opening it. I love exploring all the fabulous things inside. My friends always ask me about it, and tell me to write a blog post about it, so this time I took photos and am sharing the Box of Style with you.

Zoe Reort Box Of Style Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Zoe Report Box Of Style

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This one is extra special because each item comes from female-founded brands.

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall Retail Value $238

Tribe Alive Zoe Report

Handwoven in India with leather handles and cross body shoulder strap. Fabulous.

This bag was made exclusively for the Zoe Report Box Of Style by Tribe Alive, a company that empowers women from India, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras to rise above poverty in a safe environment, hand-making products with fair trade wages. Read more about Tribe Alive here

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings Retail Value $62

Zoe Report Adornmonde

You can choose these earrings which are  modern take on the hoop, in either silver or gold (I chose silver). They are extra cool because you can separate them and wear them as bars, or as paired bars and hoops. Super chic.

Symbology Scarf Retail Value $50

Zoe Report Symbology

I never used to wear scarves, but now that I spend so much time in Europe, where the scarf is part of the daily uniform, I wear them all the time. This one from Symbology is another exclusive collaboration with Zoe Report. Symbology teams up with women in India and Palestine, preserving their cultural art forms from Indian block printing to Palestinian weaving, while creating fashion forward items.

The women are paid fair trade wages, enabling them to provide for their families while working in a safe environment. Check out this video about the company, and read more about them here

 

 

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder Retail Value $65

Tatcha Powder Exfoliator

I died opening this one! I have loved Tatcha products for years. I have written about the company and their products more than any other, because they are so special, and I love them SO much. Tatcha’s founder Victoria Tsai studied Geisha beauty rituals and replicated them in these incredible, high performance products. This one lets you remove winter’s dull residue from your complexion ever so gently, and lets your spring skin shine through. You will love this! And to make it better, it’s full size – the box of style doesn’t do trial size. See more about Tatcha here.

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle Retail Value $35

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

This is the antidote to the cheap plastic bottle. No evil chemicals can leach into your water when you use this stylish bottle, and the silicone sleeve insulates and protects the bottle inside. Using the BKR refillable water bottle reduces the insane waste of disposable plastic bottles in landfills and oceans. Love it!

Butter London Nail Polish in Piece of Cake $18

Butter London Nail Polish

I was reading that Butter London is the first company to make healthy nail lacquer. Who knew? All I know is that their products are fabulous, and after a long winter wearing heavy deep dark colors it is so refreshing to wear this gorgeous twist on a light, spring neutral.

Bonus product:

The Stella Artois Chalice (Buy A Lady A Drink)

Stella Artois and Water.org have collaborated here to Buy A Lady A Drink. 663 million people around the world lack access to safe water, a problem that disproportionately affects women because they are the ones spending millions of hours collectively per day, collecting water for their families.

Stella Artois and Water.org have partnered with this chalice to help give some of that time back. Each chalice sold provides 5 years of clean water for 1 person in the developing world. Read about it here.

In case there are still Boxes of Style available, use the promo Code BOSSP10 to get $10 off the Spring 2017 Box, and BOSSP20 for $20 off an annual subscription.

You can order or subscribe to the Zoe Report Box Of Style here. See previous boxes of style or get more information here.

Zoe Report Box Of Style Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Box Of Style

Valentine’s Day is only 2 weeks away, which means you need to set up your plan and shop now!
Whether you are shopping for something special for your Valentine’s date night, buying a V-Day gift for a BFF, or spoiling yourself (because you DO deserve it!!), here are some ideas to get you started.

Valentine's-Day-Shopping-Ideas

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk.

Charlotte-Tilbury-Pillowtalk

This is the perfect pinky-nude shade. Not only is the color gorgeous, but Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipsticks are really lovely to wear. (which is why I talk about them a lot!). They don’t dry your lips out like most matte lipsticks, instead they keep them hydrated and beautiful.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen.

Charlotte-Tilbury-The-Queen

I love this shade for spring! This one is a cerise shade that will really fire up blue and green eyes. My absolute favorite lip shades at the moment are all red-crimsons, cerises and raspberries. I wear them everyday.

A Berry toned lace bra from Undies.com

Undies.com-berry-Lace-Bra

Don’t you love this color??? I would wear it under pretty much anything. You can always channel your inner french girl and wear it under a white blouse for maximum effect!
Undies.com has a Valentine’s sale going on right now, with 30% savings.

AUrate is a company on all the fashionistas lists at the moment.
(In fact that’s how I found them). Pronounced OR-rate, as in to speak, this super chic brand is a breath of fresh air to the gold industry. They make quality, chic products at an affordable price. Not your grandma’s gold, but still, pieces that are timeless.

AUrate-Asymetrical-Pearl-Cuff

I love their Asymetric Pearl Cuff for it’s simplicity and it’s beauty.

I found this limited edition Rosa Mundi Diptyque candle on 
Space NK.com. 

Diptyque-Rosa-Mundi-Candle

It has Damascena, the damask rose and Centifolia, the May rose, as well as notes of currant and bergamot. 
It’s beautiful.

Love Relentlessly. Isn’t that just the perfect mantra for Valentine’s Day?? I was given this new Tory Burch fragrance just before Christmas, and I love it.

Tory-Burch-Love-Relentlessly

Let’s face it, who among us doesn’t want to Love Relentlessly??
You can find it online at Bloomingdales.

The LOVE T-Shirt from Kule. Nikki Kule’s eponymous line of super cool striped T-shirts are famous for their french girl chic. I’ve written about Kule before (read here).

KULE-LOVE-TEE

In light of everything that just happened, Kule is donating 30% from every sale of a LOVE T-shirt to the ACLU, an organization committed to defending the rights of all people, regardless of the color of their skin, their nation of origin, the way they pray or who they love.

The Foreo Luna is a revolutionary T-sonic face brush and anti aging system. 

Foreo-Luna

The Luna gently exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs the pores, clears away any makeup residue, and improves the absorption of your skin care products.