J.Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater Blazer, size XXS (previously review here) | Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Plush Twist Front Top, size XXS (sold out) | Ann Taylor Pull On Legging, size XSP (review here) | c/o Allbirds Tree Skippers in chalk (true to size and very close fit with no-show socks as seen here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
Update 11/30: Get 50% off + an extra 10% off + FREE shipping at J.Crew using the code CYBER.
I received this sweater blazer in black and camel (hthr khaki). However, the cardigan is currently on promotion for $59.50 instead of $74 which is the price I paid last week. My favorite Sophie sweater blazer (styled here) is also on promotion for $59.50 and I also have it in both black and camel (hthr khaki). For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and 108 pounds. You can refer to my other J.Crew reviews here.
My favorite black pull-on leggings (review here) are 70% off one full-price item at Ann Taylor and they ship free with the code WHOA. I have two pairs and I wish that petite sizes were still in stock so I could order another backup pair. Update: Per recent social media comments it looks like only code CYBER is working for 50% off and free shipping.
The above Umbra Vala mirror in my mirror selfie doubles as a clothing rack and it has a tray to hold little items such as jewelry and hair accessories. I recently reviewed the Riviera dining chairs here while they’re 20% off and ship for free which is the first time I’ve seen Serena & Lily offer free domestic shipping for everything including furniture.
I added this k-beauty snail serum to my daily routine last Sunday and it’s made a big difference with my acne dark spots within a week. Click here and here for a few clips of my no makeup skin with no filters. I’m 37 and I’m finally somewhat comfortable with going makeup free thanks to staying at home a lot more and cute face masks which make full-face makeup unnecessary. I linked to my favorite affordable skincare items below that I’ve been using for my sensitive, dry, acne-prone combination skin. Not pictured in the above collage is the toner I use (linked below) and I also use Trader Joe’s Enrich lotion with SPF 15 in the mornings. Vi‘s skin is goals and I need to try some of her basic skincare tips such as double cleansing.
Update 12/8: I ordered The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid to try based on my friend Sarah‘s recommendation since she said it made a big difference in her overall skin texture. She suggested that I moisturize before applying any retinoid and to start with every other night until my skin gets used to it. I will report back on my progress but she mentioned that it can take up to 3 months to see any noticeable results.
Click here for a video clip close up of my current skin with no filter
Update 12/26: Above is a photo of my no makeup skin today and I also tried to increase the sharpness and definition on this photo by 20% to better show my large pores and wrinkles (I’m 37 going on 38). I’ve been using the COSRX pads with BHA and the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in one Cream since November 5th and the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence since November 9th. The retinoid still hasn’t arrived due to the unprecedented holiday shipping delays.
I recently bought my first Stashers bundle from Amazon when it was 40% off via a Treasure Truck offer. They’re leak proof and convenient to use compared to the usual food storage containers which quickly take up a lot of room in the fridge. Stashers is currently offering up to 30% off this weekend so I ordered the stand-up trio set to try. I use the snack size for Ralphie on the go so I ordered the mini pocket bag size to try as well.
Most of our Costco bath towels have become linty and ruined due to using the shared washers and dryers in our building (times like these I really miss our in-unit washer dyers which our tenants are currently enjoying at our other condo) so I ordered this pretty $6 hand towel and this $10.80 Casaluna Organic towel in the bath sheet size since they’re both on promotion for Cyber Monday at Target.
Anthropologie is offering 30% off and free shipping and here are a few items I was eyeing for myself and to gift. As an aside my little sister’s side hustle is selling Athropologie gems on Poshmark @catscornershop.
I ordered a few clothing items this long weekend. I ordered this Chateau Puffer Jacket to try in size XXS based on my review from last year here. I ordered this twist hem striped tee (I sized up to size M for a relaxed fit) since I already have it in three solid colors which I reviewed here and here. I caved and ordered this cozy mock neck sweater after seeing it on my friend Lilly. I ordered this LOFT faux shearling aviator coat for $75 (after discounts/rewards points) but it has yet to ship. I also ordered this Ann Taylor floral smocked maxi dress for $30.80 (after discounts/rewards points) last week and it should arrive soon.
Note: You can always find my latest purchases (organized by category) on this page of my blog.
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