Loving This Week: A Lace Blouse Bargain + A Perfecting Mask

Monday, April 03, 2017 • Permalink • 

Express x Karlie Kloss Blouse - Commodity Fragrance - Alexander Wang Sandals - Fresh Face Mask - Mother Sweatshirt

I don’t try new beauty products nearly as much as I should. At least that’s what I’m feeling this week since a recent trip into my mountain of samples yielded a face mask that worked like magic. I can’t believe I was sitting on this sample for weeks before trying!

In fashion shopping news, I ran into the new Express x Karlie Kloss collection online. It’s the first time I’ve seriously considered anything from Express in years. I think the lace blouse is a particularly great deal.

Check out all my favorite shopping picks for the week…

1. Express x Karlie Kloss Mock Neck Lace Blouse, $98.00

This lace blouse looks like something straight off the runway. I can’t believe it costs less than a hundred dollars. I like it with a white camisole and slouchy jeans for summer. But, a black tank top and slim trousers would be a fabulous evening look. So many options.

2. Commodity Storybook Fragrance Set, $30.00
This brand-new set offers trial sizes of fifteen Commodity scents, including best-sellers Bergamot, Whiskey, Moss, and Gold. Given that a full-sized single-scent bottle will set you back $105 - $135, this chance to try all fifteen scents for only $30 is a great deal.

3. Alexander Wang Black Kriss Sandal, $495.00
These sandals have that ugly-chic, vaguely orthopedic look that’s been so popular in recent seasons. They’ll pair with those black/ white/ grey cool weather ensembles that you can’t bear to give up for spring. It’s the perfect look for those of us who shy away from spring footwear that vibes too delicate.

4. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $92.00
I had a Sephora sample of this hydrating mask sitting around, so I gave it a try this weekend. I was completely wowed. In just ten minutes this treatment plumped, firmed, smoothed, and made my skin glow. I followed it up with La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream (another pick from my sample pile) and ended up with skin that looked like it belonged to someone half my age. It’s that good.

5. Mother Crop Cotton Sweatshirt, $138.00
This sweatshirt is pure slouchy, laid-back fun. I love the cropped length, which perfectly offsets the boxy shape.