Getting into a work outfit rut seems to occur at least four times a year for me particularly when the weather gets so hot and sticky that all I can think about is what top/dress will best mask pit stains. I had fallen into a grey/khaki trousers and breezy top routine and the only antidote was structure and bright colors. Enter in the below "you can see me coming from a mile away" outfit. It was a bold choice evident by the many stares garnered by my fellow 9 to 5ers, but its boldness was necessary. Maybe its the orange belt or maybe its the bright skirt or maybe its the even brighter jacket, but this get up evokes images of Scooby Doo for me. Like this outfit might be what Fred and Daphne's offspring would wear once she grew up and got a job in modern society. As it stands, its just something I threw together to ward off the blah ensemble blues. We'll see how long I can keep this up before those khakis start calling my name.
Photos by: Kevin
Jacket: J. Crew
Speaking of the heat, if anyone else is suffering from exceptionally oily skin I feel its my duty to draw your attention to the Pores No More refiner by Dr. Brandt which I affectionately call my "miracle mattifier." I had seen this product advertised in an old Lucky magazine for an article titled "Getting Poreless skin" and had always wanted to try it, but the $45.00 price tag threw me off so when I teamed up with SkinCareRX to review a few of their products I immediately snapped up the refiner. I've been using this for almost two weeks now and have to sing its praises cause it's brilliant. This stuff just soaks up all the oily mess around my nose and chin, shrinks my pores, and provides a smooth base for my make up. What more could a girl ask for? Well, she could ask for a cheaper price tag (forty-five bucks sure is steep), but the stuff works and works well so saving my pennies for this baby in exchange for shine-less skin really isn't that bad. Trust me, if you're like me and have oily skin that can't seem to be tamed by any product out there, try this refiner and thank me later.