October 14, 2016

Happy Friday!


I know several blogs feature a weekly round up and while I’ve never really done one before, on many occasions, I think to myself “ooh! I really want to share this with my readers..” So here it goes.

I’ve shared Keiko’s Halloween costumes before and this year, she has several great ones up her sleeve. One of my favorites, Eleven from Stranger Things!  Are any of you into dressing up? If so, what are you going as?

After being sold out for months, my favorite pair of Levi’s are finally back in stock! And for the rest of the day, Shopbop is having a major sale. I previously got this sweater in grey and I loved it so much that I just ordered black.

On my “things I’d tell a new mom” post, one reader, Laurel,  left a comment saying: “I would include to trust your gut” because “a woman’s intuition is hardly wrong..” and that is the absolute truth.

Do any of you use a retinol treatment on a daily basis? The other day, I was visiting my derm and she asked me that same question. I’ve used one for the last few years but stopped when I got pregnant. Her response, “as soon as you’re able to, resume! It’s the #1 product to fight any signs of aging.” More on this topic next week.

The other night, I was with Karen and as usual we dived into our unapologetically materialistic conversation of shoes, bags and the latest trends. I told her I was on the hunt for a pair of velvet booties but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Of course, she had the answer. Yes, please! Ordered the grey and now on the hunt for the burgundy in my size.

Have a wonderful weekend! We’re going to celebrate fall by taking a drive to get apple cider donuts and to see the beautiful leaves.






  • Lorna

    Those Steve Madden velvets are gorgeous!!!! I just purchased the Chloe Susanna in Velvet and I LOVE them! They are like a dream shoe to me, I’m obsessed! Pricey I know, but I’ve wanted the Susanna for ages and I got about 30% off! I included the Instagram photo 😀 😀 I’m obsessed with velvet though, even did a huge round up of the hottest velvet pieces on my blog right now, it’s my favourite fabric!


  • Monika

    I have never used any retinol!

  • Jo

    I love the velvet boots trend but I’m still on the fence about buying a pair. I’m just not sure if it’s something I’d still like to wear after one season. Those Steve Madden ones are cute though! I’m getting closer to caving in!

    xo, Jo

  • Camille

    I like the booties too but am loving the sweater. I’m just so into bell sleeves right now. I’ve never used a retinol product. I’ll stay tuned for more info.


  • korset munafie

    happy too

  • Bria

    I bought the sweater AND the booties in burgundy :). Love your blog!!

  • Bria

    I bought the sweater AND the booties in burgundy :). Love your blog!!

  • Meghana

    I’ve used retinol for a few years and it’s done amazing things for my skin! I had acne and acne scars and all are gone! I won’t stop!

  • Jen

    Thank so much for sharing this. Just went to Keiko’s page and loved every single costume idea she came up with.

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  • Vanessa

    I just started using a retinol eye cream (Peter Thomas Roth – Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream – 1% I believe) and it seems to work at keeping my eyes looking young (I’m almost 30). I’m interested in seeing your post about it next week. I’m tempted to get something for my face and neck as well…I look forward to next week!

  • My Linh

    Thanks for sharing Helena! Yes, love those boots too!
    My Linh

  • Jennifer K

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year now. I love your style. I just moved to NYC and have taken your recommendation on many restaurants and so far you’ve been dead on. As a dermatology PA in Brooklyn Heights I always recommend a retinol product to my patients as well as using it myself. Anything I recommend for my patients I would use myself.

  • gina

    Ahh those levis! I tried to order them a while back but they were sold out. I just ordered them. THanks!!

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