How To Wear A Slip Dress From Day to Night: With EXPRESS Runway

It’s easy to wear a slip dress from day to night, a sleek, simple cut makes this piece like a blank canvas for layering on accessories and adding jackets to change up the look. This silky, silvery grey number from EXPRESS Runway is one of my favorite spring dresses for that reason, and will be coming on multiple trips with me this spring. The beauty of a slip dress it that it weighs nothing, packs easily, and can be combined with almost anything for a daytime or nighttime look. Here’s how you can style it:

1. Classy evening look = Slip dress + stilettos + blazer + clutch

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How To Prevent & Reverse UV Damage + An Interview With A World Renowned Dermatologist

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Applying my VMV Know-It-Oil before Retin-A

Most of us are interested in knowing what we can do to keep our skin looking beautiful for life. A big part of achieving this is preventing and reversing UV damage caused by sun exposure (tanning beds in high school anyone?).  I’ve researched the impact of UV damage on skin, and what we can do to prevent it at length, but I still had some questions. I was lucky enough to snag an interview with world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Verallo-Rowell to find out exactly how to prevent and reverse UV skin damage, as well as clear up some confusion on daily UV exposure and whether people with dark skin need to wear sunscreen.

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Instant De-Stressor: The World’s Cutest Knee High Socks

When life gets stressful, you can cope by watching cute baby animal videos, eating  chocolate, or looking down at your whimsical knee high socks. While the term ‘knee high socks’ might conjur up visions of bad Halloween costumes or stuffy private school uniforms, these cuties by Chrissy’s Socks are in a league of their own. They come in a ton of adorable prints and colors, and wouldn’t you know –  you can even design your own.

I wear mine around the house with my pajama shorts instead of sweatpants. The watermelon ones look especially good with my banana print boxers – not pictured…I know, sorry! I’ve seen a meme that says, “Life’s too short to wear mediocre underwear.” Well, I think life is too short to wear mediocre socks, even if you’re the only person who’s going to see them. I dare you – wear a pair of wild knee high socks under your jeans or in your tall boots, and definitely around the house. Happy socking!

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Lululemon’s Chic Big Sister: Kit + Ace Clothing

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As a Vancouver girl and die hard Lululemon supporter I couldn’t wait to try my first piece of Kit and Ace clothing,  launched out of Vancouver by the son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson.   The line is best know for its technical cashmere, a blend designed to withstand washing, drying, and real-life wear and tear. The line is characterized by unique silhouettes, neutral colors, and chic interpretations of wardrobe basics. Tops, bottoms, and outerwear can be mixed and matched.

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Surprising Skin Care Secrets From An Expert Esthetician + A Coconut Oil Facial

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I was comfortably stuck in a skin care rut, until I visited Holly Byerly, Hayes Valley Med‘s Clinical Esthetics Manager and Senior Instructor at VMV Hypoallergenics. Holly treated me to an indulgent coconut inspired facial involving diamonds, oxygen masks, and delicious smelling VMV Hypoallergenics products; an all-natural skin care line that places heavy emphasis on coconut oil. I learned some surprising skin care secrets along the way, and realized that I need to shake up my current skin care routine.

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Holly welcomed me into the bright, open space at Hayes Valley Med Spa where she practices esthetics in San Francisco. After snuggling under a warm blanket on the treatment table, Holly asked to me explain my skincare routine and examined my skin.

The VMV Hypoallergenics products Holly uses were created by a dermatologist + dermatopathologist who has refined the formulas with over 30 years of experience in clinical trials. Coconut derived ingredients extracts are a staple the main ingredient in most products of the line, and they’re as natural as it comes: no preservatives, allergens, or toxic nasties.

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