Autumnal Photo Diary


Around Brooklyn a few weeks ago, I was shooting and spotted this really cool tan and brown van. On my walk, I started seeing similar tones everywhere so I photographed them all for a little Fall story. It feels like it has been FOREVER since I've just picked up a camera and wandered around. I realized I missed it! The iPhone can make me lazy sometimes, I guess, though I do appreciate the ease of mobile photography. Inspiration can strike at any time. You have to be receptive.

My gold Timex "Fairfield" watch complimented my surroundings so well I featured it in my photos. The watch face is so simple and elegant - the design opts for notches instead of numerical symbols. The band is textured and I’ve been wearing this watch around all season. It’s so pretty and affordable, I’m thinking it would make a great gift for watch and jewelry lovers alike. Shop it here


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VENN Skincare (Sing Up for Free Sample!)

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I received a sample package of VENN Skincare's Age Reversing All-In-One Concentrate to test out prior to their launch. The formula claims there is "no need for toner, essence, serum, ampoule, lotion, cream, or any other product in your skincare regimen (except for sun protection)." WOAH! Armed with my new 1-step concentrate, I followed the instructions to simply cleanse and apply the concentrate, both morning and night. 

I did keep an extra step after cleansing, and that's my eye cream. Shout out to Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment, which I've been using the about two years. So, with just my eye cream and VENN concentrate, here were my results after 14 days*:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Hydrated, soft and brightened skin
  • Sometimes I get grooves on the tops of my cheeks if I haven't slept enough (cheek dimples?) but the concentrate made my skin nice and plump!
  • Firmness
  • I also want to add here that the application leaves a weightless finish. I prefer a lighter moisturizer, not something heavy that I can feel on my face. 

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical this product could eliminate everything else from my routine, but it did just that. However, I think for my skin and for my purposes, this product is probably best nestled in my routine as a travel product (who wants to lug a ton of products around on vacation), or when my skin is relatively calm and I don’t need specialized treatments.

I can't imagine ditching my spot treatments for when I break out. If you don't get breakouts, then this product will probably be your one-stop-shop holy grail item, and I hate you.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and I can 100% say the VENN Skincare All-in-One Concentrate lived up to the hype. If you would like to try out a sample, click here to sign up!! 

*VENN Skincare reports 90% of users said no further steps were needed in their daily skincare regimen to keep their skin feeling hydrated, nourished, and re-vitalized. (Based on a survey of 50 women with twice daily use for six weeks). 


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Oh my. I shot this look in the SPRING. That's right, two whole seasons ago, but am just sharing now. The blog has gotten away from me for a bit... isn't Instagram supposed to be the new blogging platform now or something? New stuff coming soon. Not just saying that, I mean for realsies!