Apr 27, 2016

Trending: Off Shoulder

Tularosa dress I saw at Saks
Before I became a mommy, off shoulder tops and dresses were one of my favorite trend. There is something so sexy about showing off a gal's shoulder. As summer is approaching, I am seeing this trend in full force. I love the idea but tot's grabby little chubby hand is giving me horrible vision of him yanking the top downward exposing mommy to the world. On an outing, I braved the horrible thought and put on an off the shoulder top. To my delight, me and my top came home intact. With this new confidence, I proceeded to shop for a piece or two for the summer.
both from H & M $24.99
I like both dresses from H&M but the one on right seems to be more secure and easier for parks and activities.
left Rebecca Taylor $275, right Tularosa Marietta dress $168
Saw pleat at Hugo Boss
Since I am seeing pleats at various boutique windows, I think I need to find something in pleats too.
Ramy Brook Lauren Dress on Left $395
ABS right $290
I think I will probably pick a couple pieces up from H & M and hope to make it down to Saks to try that Tularosa dress in person. What about you, how do you feel about this off shoulder trend?

Apr 16, 2016

Daily La Mer Essential

My La Mer Favorites
After my mom introduced La Mer cream to me years ago, our relationship blossomed and deepened into other products. I have tried almost all the products from La Mer, I can't say I like everything for myself. Some of the products were decent, but I didn't see the added value. I don't mind paying but the product has to be worthy of the cost. So after all these years, I find myself going back to these 5 products over and over again and here is why.....

1. La Mer Cream: Well it is the iconic product that is the brand. It really does keep the face moist, even on a 15 hour flight. I will always bring a little sample jar with me on the plane to keep my face and hands from drying up.  A little side note, My family, friends and I have used La Mer cream for sunburn and insect bites. I think it is the soothing effect of the sea kelp. A friend even put it on her dog! 

2. Eye Cream: I am a little ashamed to admit, I don't always use it. But when I do, this product does reduce puffiness and dark cirle under the eyes. Also I just love the fresh cucumber-ish scent. My mom resisted using eye cream until I made her try it. Now she is loyal and tries to get my dad to use it. 

3. Reparative skintint SPF 30 is my daily do! I love that this protects the skin and give me a little basic coverage. This way I can get ready faster and be ready for the day. Not only does this makes getting ready faster, it also gives me a slightly glowing skin. This is the only one I have tried that results in glowing skin. What is there not to like about glowing skin and faster morning beauty routine???

4. Hand lotion is the only one I can use without getting my palms all slimy and sweaty. For some odd reason, this is the only hand lotion I can put all over my hand without that slimy sweaty feeling. I have tried many brands to no avail. I believe it is important to give our hands as much attention as our face and neck. After all, a gal doesn't want smooth face and neck only to ruin the look with dry wrinkly hands.

5. Body Refiner: I was give a sample when I was pregnant. Since then I have used it weekly to polish the back of my hands, knees and areas I feel needs refining. Because it contains diamond and sea quartz, the skin is left looking sparkly. I especially like to use it on night out because I literally sparkle like a star, with soft soft skin!

Are you a La Mer fan, what is your favorite product?

Apr 12, 2016

Playroom on a Budget

Study and craft area
Before I had Savvy Babe, I imaged my house would be stylish and organized even after kids. Well, that didn't happen. Apparently babe didn't get the memo. After much frustration with the mess allover the house, hub voluntarily gave up his study so I could set up a play area and take back rest of the house from the babe and his toys. I figure this will only be a passing phase, so I don't really want to spend too much money. I looked to IKEA for cute ideas. I started with storage cubes for $25 each which became room divider and his toys and books could be arranged nicely. This way I can section the room into 2 areas. One for playing and one for reading/craft time.