White Button-Down Peplum Top

A Classic with a Twist

I love finding items that have at least one dramatic element, like this white button-down peplum top. The classic button-down shirt gets an upgrade with an asymmetrical peplum detail on this pretty White House Black Market top.

Button-Down Peplum Top

Perfect for Work

This top is professional and yet it adds interest to pants and pencil skirts. It also creates a beautiful silhouette. I’m adding this top to my capsule collection for work and I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

White House Black Market Top and Kate Spade Tote

As luck would have it, this top is on sale! Click here to view this pretty blouse. A special thanks to Shaenecessities for the last three photos!

White peplum top, kate spade tote, aldo shoes, calvin klein pants, and skagen watch.

What are you favorite work pieces?

Adore Me’s Carlita Black Robe

Adding Luxury to Your Daily Routine

There is something really special about a robe. Especially one that is as pretty as this one from Adore Me. It adds a bit of glamour to your daily life and we could all use some of that on Mondays!

Adore Me Black Robe Carlita

Detox Treat

I got this robe right in the middle of my detox from my lovely friends at Adore Me. I was in need of a treat and this beauty did the trick.

Adore Me Black Robe Carlita

It’s All in the Lace Details

I’ve always had a soft spot for lace. The lace details on the sleeves of this robe are so beautiful. As far as I’m concerned, any day with a bit of lace in it is a special day.

Adore Me Black Robe Carlita

Making Every Day Special

I love adding something to my day that makes it feel special. Whether it is a lovely meal, a special activity or what I wear.

Adore Me Black Robe Carlita

What do you do to make your days a little more special?

Makeup Essentials

This is a short and sweet post of my makeup essentials. I started paying attention to the items that I used every day and got rid of everything else. I have been trying different brands for each of these products for years but these are the ones I love the most.

Makeup Essentials For Work and Play

I prefer to invest in good quality, versatile items. I have a signature makeup look that I’ll wear most days, but if I want to change it up for a special occasion, these items allow me to do that. Here are my makeup essentials for work and play:

Makeup Essentials For the Weekend

If I’m just relaxing at home or running errands, I like to give my skin a break by wearing a tinted moisturizer and a lip balm. Here are my makeup essentials for the weekend:

And that’s it! I’ve learned to be creative with the items I have to create different looks. I believe a curated makeup collection speeds up the time you use to get ready and allows you to get to know all the possible ways to use your favorite products.

What are your makeup essentials?

How to Avoid Burning Out

I think we all experience burnout at some point in our lives and it is happening more and more often. I started feeling this way after experiencing work stress that went on for months. Recovering from a burnout is no easy task and I am still working on it. I now take burnouts seriously and am careful to stop myself when I feel like things are starting to get out of balance. Since I am not an expert, here are some resources I turn to during stressful times:

I hope these resources help you as much as they’re helping me. Sometimes, having an explanation for why you’re feeling so frustrated, tired, and disengaged is already a big step towards healing. It is much faster to prevent burnout than to recover from it. One of the things I’m doing to recover and reenergize is this blog. It refuels me in a way that I did not expect but am so grateful for. What helps you avoid a burnout? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know!

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