Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tahoe Weekend Layering

 I'm back! Just my luck that my laptop died on me last week and I haven't been able to access my files until today. Of course the first thing I do is upload blog photos...that's how much I love my readers! =P I still need to shop for a new computer though. Any recommendations? I've been wanting to post about my trip to Tahoe and how I layered up for the chillier weather. These outfits definitely kept me warm though...I'm only mentioning the pieces of clothing you can see but I have extra layers underneath as well!
Hollister faux fur jacket (current version or similar) -- open-front cardigan from Nordstrom (similar) -- checked flannel top from HK (similar) -- sweater tights borrowed from sister (similar) -- no name boots (similar but with a heel) -- H&M crossbody messenger bag (similar) 
 Accessories: black skinny belt from Sportsgirl (similar) -- vintage button earrings (similar) -- H&M orange cocktail ring (was on sale for $3) (similar

2nd outfit of the weekend using some of the same pieces and mixing blues/greens.
I loved this giant snowflake!
Admiring the wooden bear sculpture
open-front cardigan from Nordstrom (similar) -- Old Navy perfect V-neck tee (it looks blue but is really green) (current version) -- F21 skinny jeans (similar) -- no name boots (similar but with a heel) -- H&M cross body messenger bag (similar

Accessories: sunnies from Bali (similar) -- Nordstrom BP fringed infinity scarf (buy) -- Charlotte Russe earrings (similar) -- F21 green cocktail ring (similar) -- black skinny belt from Sportsgirl (similar
    
Tahoe is such a beautiful place especially when it's covered in snow during the wintertime. I went back again recently to go skiing and it was a blast!
     
Also, to provide an update on my use of the Olay Pro X Cleansing System, it has been working surprisingly well on my skin since I bought it. I use it every night before showering with either the Olay Foaming Cleanser or the Pro X exfoliating cleanser that came with the device. For someone who has sensitive skin like myself, I wouldn't recommend using the Pro X cleanser daily because it dried out my skin. I guess it depends on your skin type though! Nowadays, I feel like my skin is more radiant and I don't have to wear as much makeup. I haven't really broken out since using it either so it seems like it really does clean better than just using cleanser and water.
    
Has anyone tried this and have any thoughts? What is your skin regimen like and what are your favorite layering pieces?

36 comments:

  1. I love your first outfit with all the layering! That gingham shirt is so cute and you look like you fit in perfectly in Tahoe with your furry coat. :)

    My skin regime is super simple...I just use Olay's makeup removing/cleansing wipes daily. That's it!

    -Sharon

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  2. karen-- i love the second outfit! i like that you incorporated the brighter color top and scarf. definitely add dimension and different texture to the outfit. i am terrible at layering. haha so i have no advice there. my current skin regimen is clarisonic day and night, then my caudalie brightening serum and day lotion and dr. perricone eye cream. i just started using the caudalie, so not sure if its really working. i do love love love the dr. perricone eye cream!

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  3. You look great!!! I love that scarf you are wearing!!!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. It will mean the world to me if you did. Thanks so much in advance. Have a great day:)

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  4. I like the second outfit! I love the color of your scarf... now I'm actually looking for that color! haha.

    My skin regime is so simple, I use kiehl's mainly. I even don't put make-up so much! Every day I simply put sunscreen in the morning, and swipe it off (target one), wash face and put a lot of face lotion and eventually moisturizer. That's it!

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  5. I like the way you layer. Tahoe must have been fun.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  6. Thank you Sharon!! I love my furry coat and I took a perfect opportunity to wear it. haha I like your skin regime...I try to keep it simple as well. I love Olay!

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  7. Thanks Ping! Layering is hard but it's fun to experiment! I need to try that eye cream!

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  8. Thank you! Your blog is great too! Just left a comment on there...

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  9. Thanks SS! That scarf is still available at Nordie's so check out your local store. I actually really like Kiehl's as well...lucky that you don't need much make-up! 

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  10. Thanks love! Tahoe was great...pretty relaxing since there was no snow at the time to go skiing. hehe

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  11. cute outfit! hmm ive never tried olay. i tend to rotate between clinique, and vichey...

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  12. Thanks Lia! I love Olay because it works and is affordable...you should try it sometime!

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  13. witheachpassingdayFebruary 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    I love the colors of the second outfits. I'm still on the search for a good skin regimen. I was thinking about trying he Olay Pro X Cleansing System and may do so thanks to your review. =)

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  14. I really love both looks! Layering in Tahoe is key :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  15. Genevieveyoung2000February 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    What a fun trip!  

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  16. FashionablememoriesFebruary 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Both outfits are really cute! I love the fringe scarf!

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  17. So pretty!

    ox,
    -davie+erica

    http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks hun! You should definitely try it...I think it compares to the Clarisonic one although I haven't tried that one yet. Let me know how it goes!

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  19. Thanks! Tahoe is great but I hate being cold...

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  20. Thanks Gen! Hope you are doing well!

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  21. Looks like you had a great time! I can't decide which look I love more...

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  22. You look so cozy and chic Karen!  I love seeing your travel pics (Tahoe is amazing...I'm so jealous!)  And I adore that blue chunky sweater on you...so beautiful!  
    So sorry to hear about your computer.  That is awful. Since you asked, I always recommend Macs.  Not sure if you are a loyal PC-er, but Macs are amazing!
    XO - Marion

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  23. Aw thanks Megan! I love Tahoe for the snow and scenery!

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  24. Thanks Marion! I'm glad I can share my travel pics with my readers. Ugh I know...I need to get a new computer soon so thanks for the tips!

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  25. You look adorable! I'm jealous that you were in Tahoe :)

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  26. Cute outfit. I really like that shoulder bag you are carrying. Also like the scarf. Nice touch of color.

    http://myminibag.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks Karen for the comment! And yes, you should use Polyvore more. It's so much fun!! :) I love your boots and thick blue scarf 

    xx christine

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  28. Thanks Katherine! I have an upcoming post about a 2nd visit to Tahoe so stay tuned! =P

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  29. No problem Christine! Thanks for the encouragement to use Polyvore! That scarf I'm wearing should still be available at Nordies!

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  30. Love the layering in that first outfit - esp. the plaid + fur!

    I also use the Olay device but not with the cleanser it came with.  I think I use it with the Olay blue foaming cleanser?  No dryness for me but maybe because my skin is oilier?

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  31. Thank you for the comment and for visiting!

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  32. Thanks SPG! Ooo that's the same Olay cleanser I use but alternating with the Pro X one. The one that comes with the device is the one that dries out my skin so I can't use it everyday.

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  33. I'm getting lazy with my fashion inspirations in the morning, thanks for amping it up for me again :)

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  34. Aww glad I could help! haha =)

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