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summer makeup

the increasing temperature has caused me to simplify my makeup routine.  although i am normally not a big makeup person anyways, i have managed to pare down the contents of my medicine cabinet to these products.  they are all light enough so i don’t feel like i am wearing much makeup, but still look polished.

spring makeup{clockwise from top: 1) laura mercier oil free tinted moisturizer; 2) chanel loose powder; 3) ysl lip gloss; 4) lorac front of the line eyeliner; 5) ysl babydoll mascara; 6) giorgio armani eyeliner (i smudge this on my eyelids and use in place of shadow)}

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spain purchases

in spain, all i brought with me was a small carry-on, so i had to be very careful about what i purchased.  in madrid, i knew i wanted to get a pair of espadrilles from castaner.  this brand is hard to find in the states, which is a shame because it has such a great history.  these shoes are so well-made, and are extremely comfortable.

espadrilles

i also got a pair of flat, sparkly sandals and underwear from oysho.  because i, of all people, didn’t pack enough underwear.

spain purchases

oysho

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spain highlights

i was luckily enough to spend an incredible 10 days in early july in spain with a good friend.  the main purpose of the trip was to go to the running of the bulls in pamplona, but we also made it to madrid, san sebastian, bilbao, and barcelona.  here are a few of the highlights:

madrid

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london sale purchases

i have a tendency to buy more when i am traveling than i would when i am home in nyc, perhaps because i feel like my purchases are good souvenirs of my trip.  in the past, this has led to many unnecessary and useless items in my closet and home.

therefore, even though i was in london for a month, i made a concerted effort to only buy things that i would also buy if i was in nyc.  this is all i came home with for myself, plus one blouse that i will post about later.  i am clearly going through a pink phase.

london purchases{isabel marant tasma scarf, isabel marant pink cashmere sweater, & other stories sunglasses}

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hakkasan london

on a leisurely sunday, i shared a four hour champagne brunch with a dear friend in london at hakkasan.  the food was lovely, and the company was even lovelier.  easily one of the best meals i have ever had in london.

oh and yea, all this food was for two people.IMG_3425 i love the hidden entrance in this back alley.IMG_3426
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