Loving This Week: Platform Oxfords + African Black Soap

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tibi Sweater - Shea Moisture Body Wash - London Fog Trench - Paloma Barcelo Shoes - Etoile Isabel Marant Sweatshirt

I’m all about problem solving with my shopping this week. First, in the beauty department, I found a new body wash to snap me out of a skincare rut. It’s not just a fantastic skin-healing treat, it’s also organic and made without any of those nasty additives we all try to avoid these days. Then, over in fashion, the answer to what to wear in a warm weather rainstorm.

Check out all of my favorite online shopping finds for the week…

1. Tibi Boiled Funnel Neck Pullover, $375.00

The pretty paprika color of this new-for-fall sweater is what first caught my eye. Then I saw the split shoulder seams with button straps. Gorgeous. This one is sure to be a sellout.

2. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Body Wash, $13.96
I was in the market for a new body wash, but needed something that would be as gentle on my temperamental skin as my trusty Aveeno. Enter African Black Soap. I’d been reading about its miracle-like soothing powers all over the internet. This Shea Moisture body wash version doesn’t disappoint. It makes my skin feel soft and soothed, smells like a dream, and produces rich, satisfying lather. But the best part is what it doesn’t contain: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, DEA, or animal ingredients. I’m hooked. I will be trying the lotion next.

3. London Fog Long Trench Raincoat with Hood, $159.90 (was $240.00)
What do you wear when its pouring rain, but not particularly cold? This is my dilemma in planning my wardrobe for an upcoming trip to Scotland. I believe this classic trench raincoat, with an all-important hood, is the answer. And it just happens to be on sale.

4. Paloma Barcelo Carolina Platform Oxfords, $343.00
They’re one-part old-school oxford, one-part modern platform wedge, and 100% perfect for fall. The fact that they are made from deerskin leather adds a quirky factor that, for me, pushes them over the edge from love to must-have.

5. Étoile Isabel Marant Carlo Terry Embroidered Sweatshirt, $114.75 (was $255.00)
I’ve previously shared my adoration of Étoile Isabel Marant’s offbeat sweatshirts. This logo version surprisingly doesn’t annoy the way obvious logos usually do. I think the Marant name is just fashion insider enough to make the logo more fun than obnoxious. Plus, it’s on sale.