Lately while I’ve been cooking, I’ve been trying to focus on simple food, to really taste the true flavor of the food, as opposed to smothering everything with cheese, or over seasoning it to give it more flavor. Every weekend I try to cook brunch at home, and one of my favorite parts of weekend brunch is the breakfast potatoes. I made them last weekend with a sunny side up egg on top, and it was the perfect combination! Here is the recipe I used:
-1.5 lbs of small yukon potatoes
– 1 small onion
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary diced
– salt & pepper
Everything I am wearing in this post is vintage! Each piece was thrifted at one of my favorite second hand shops, and I wear them more often than some of my brand new pieces. Buying clothing second hand didn’t use to be one of my favorite things. The idea of digging through mounds of clothing searching for that perfect piece, and usually just settling for something ill fitting that I only wore a handful of times, sounded exhausting and unrewarding. I’ve changed my approach for shopping vintage by going into it with a general list of things I’d like in my wardrobe and stay focused on that. Shopping vintage instead of, or in addition to regular shopping, is important because:
1. Each Piece of Vintage Clothing Has a Soul
It’s guaranteed that a silk blouse you find at a thrift store has a lot more character than a polyester gem you discovered in a Forever 21 somewhere. Each piece was crafted, worn, and taken care of enough to make it to this point and it says more about you than having the same shirt as most other girls your age.
2. Shopping At Thrift Stores Helps the Environment
Instead of that piece of clothing being tossed in a landfill somewhere, you are giving it a second chance at life and that helps slow down the waste that comes from the fashion industry.
3. Your Wardrobe Will Be More Unique
Have you ever walked into work, school, or anywhere else for that matter, and ended up wearing the same top, dress, or outfit as another girl? I feel like every store lately has similar variations of the same style. If you want a cold shoulder top, walk into any department store and I can find you 10 that look and feel exactly the same. When you shop vintage, your wardrobe becomes one of a kind, and in turn the way you put together outfits will also become more unique and one of a kind.
Overall, I’m a big advocate for shopping vintage. I feel like it has definitely stepped up the quality of my closet, while also reducing my carbon footprint!
Poppy Red Silk Blouse: here
Vintage Levis: here
Gucci Loafers: here
Fave Vintage Stores for clothing: Maeberry Vintage – Salt Lake City
Copperhive Vintage – Salt Lake City
Gossamer -Los Angeles
Wasteland – Los Angeles
Ay, que Vintage – Los Angeles
Squaresville – Los Angeles
Since I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I try to focus most of my beauty products around skin care. It is so important to take care of your skin especially if you are worried about aging, sun damage, and other conditions that can impact your skin, especially your face. My usual skin routine consists of:
1. exfoliate twice a week with complexion brush and face wash (not pictured)
I actually just recently started using this brush to exfoliate my face. I found that exfoliators or scrub soaps alone didn’t do much for getting rid of that pesky dry skin, especially since I am prone to having really dry skin on my face. This brush has been great for making my skin smoother. Be sure to give the brush a good rinse in between uses to keep it clean!
2. take a small dab of serum and spread evenly over face and neck
I love this step because it replenishes all the oils and nutrients I just stripped from my skin from cleaning it. I usually let my face dry a couple minutes after applying the serum to really let it soak in.
3. use a generous amount of moisturizer and entire face and neck
I have really dry skin, so I make sure to use a lot of moisturizer, especially on my forehead and neck. The moisturizer I’ve been using doesn’t have sunscreen in it, but with the coming summer months I’m planning on switching that out for one that protects my skin from those UV rays!
4. dab a small amount of eye cream on the under eyes
I swear by this eye cream. I have noticed my eyes don’t get dry like they used to, and I swear this eye cream helps prevent those really dark circles that tend to develop the later the week goes on.
I love Bobbi Brown products. I feel like I have had the most consistent experiences with them. I also really like that they aren’t really fragrant; when I’m looking for a moisturizer or any kind of face product, I honestly can’t stand heavily scented products, and all of these smell clean and fresh.
I have also included a couple of body soaps here, that I haven’t tried yet, but I love the way they smell! One is a charcoal soap, and the other is a peppermint soap that I am super excited to try. Pictured is another exfoliating brush that is slightly bigger that I use in the shower for my body, definitely a favorite, and makes my skin super smooth.
Complexion brush: here
Body brush: here
Bobbi Brown Serum: here
Kiehls Moisturizer: here
Bobbi Brown Eye Cream: here
Peppermint Soap: Only sold at Whole Foods
Charcoal Soap: here
Transitioning a wardrobe into spring can get tricky, especially when it’s so easy to get accustomed to throwing on a heavy knit sweater during the winter. When putting together spring outfits, I usually start with a light weight piece and pair it with a jacket that can easily be taken off. The cooler temperatures in the morning and higher temperatures in the afternoon make layering with extra pieces the practical way to stay comfortable and maintain an outfit throughout those up and down spring days.
Here I’m wearing my favorite Current Elliott tank, and I’ve linked a few of my other faves.
Postman jacket: Vintage