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JOA Navy miniskirtLeith Oversized V-Neck shirt, Superga Lace sneakers, Retro Super Future sunglasses, BuDhaGirl Intentions bracelet

Bienvenidos! What a whirlwind the past week has been! I just arrived back in Dallas from Rio and ran to the computer to do a post! Please forgive me in advance for any miss spellings, wrong grammer, or jumblings – jet lag is a bitch!

I had such an amazing trip. One I will never forget. From being at the world cup, to seeing Rio, feeling the Brazilian energy, swimming on the beaches, and experiencing new things – this trip is one for the books! I am off on another big trip this week so do stay tuned!

Before I leave you I had to talk about the amazing bracelets I am wearing in today’s post. I love wearing pieces that have a special meaning or bring purpose to your daily life. If you are like that too, you will love BuDhaGirl. They describe themselves as a, “story of awareness and new beginnings – a vehicle made-up of beautiful objects and jewelry for bringing the mind back into balance and focus.” Isn’t that so beautifully said? Each of their products is to either be a reminder or to bring awareness to your daily life. The gold bangles I am wearing above are called “intention bracelets” and each onrepresents an intention for the day. As you put them on you think about and reaffirm your nine intentions for the day and then as you take them off at night you think of your nine thoughts of gratefulness. Don’t you just love it? I have been doing it the past few days and it really adds so much positivity to the start and end of your day. When you are forced to be aware of nine things you are grateful for that day, negative energy has a funny way of disappearing. Definitely a little food for thought on this Monday morning…On that, I bid you adieu.

p.s. Follow my next adventure on Instagram (@masfashion) or search #MASfashiontravels 

photography by suki lynn

Why You Need Face Oil




Caudalie Divine oil :: Bardou Essence moisturizer :: Tata Harper Revitalizing Skin oil

Growing up I used to bask in the sun. Soaking in every ray – feeling the warmth and the tan set in. The lake was my  backyard and I fully utilized every activity that entailed. Most of the days I would wake-up, eat, and run outside to go boating all day. The last thing on my mind was skincare or sunscreen. I just wanted to get on the water. My mother would harp on us time and time again about sunscreen and the importance of skincare but her words fell on deaf ears. The older I get the more I realize how I should have listened to my mom. Mother did always, “know best.” After years of enjoying every ounce of Vitamin D that fell my way, my skin has taken a beating. The tan, sun-kissed look I was accustomed to growing up is now riddled with sun spots, fine lines, and dryness. I am forever on the search for skincare products that are both nurishing and natural. I have turned to every moisturizer under the sun (no pun intended).  Feeling defeated and waving the white flag to bad skin I read about Face Oil. I first heard about them from Bradley (Face Oil) and then again from Kathy (Fantastic Face Oil). Both wrote great posts on the benefits from face oils (I recommend you read). This is what I learned from reading: Oils prevent skin damage by acting as a liquid barrier protecting from outside forces or over-cleansing, they are full of necessary hydration,  + they are one of the best anti-agers. They had me fully convinced to give them a go. 

I now don’t go a day without using at least one oil for my skin. I always feel so moisturized and accomplished – like I did something really excellent for my skin. My most used oil would be the Caudalie Divine Oil – given to my by one of my clients, Laura! I use it not only on my body and face, but also on the ends of my hair when I feel like it could use a pick me up! I am not trying to guilt you in to throwing away every moisturizer you have to go out and buy face oil but I did want you to be informed! If all of these women swear by it, there must be something to it! Trust me – I am now a believer! Need more convincing? Check out these articles – 9 Best Oils For A Perfect Complexion and Why You Should Be Using Face Oil – Even On Oily Skin. Excerpt – “face oil products contain the essential fatty acids your skin requires to stay properly hydrated, but your body can’t produce them on its own. Cream moisturizers are usually water based, or a mix of oil and water. They’re great for keeping problem-free skin balanced and moisturized. Face oils, however, contain a more powerful, purer, and often more expensive form of nutrients that are the perfect solution for skin in distress. And that lipid barrier we mentioned helps skin heal and repair itself much more quickly. They also lock in hydration better than water-based creams.”





Little White Summer Dress

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Zara Combination Fabric dress, Vince Blair Slip On sneaker in WhiteClare Vivier Flat clutch in LeopardJ.Crew Panama Hat in white, Ray Ban ‘Original Aviator’ in solid black, J.Crew Gold chain belt (old but similar options here :: frugal : frugal : high streetdesigner), Giles & Brother Skinny Railroad Spike braceletDana Rebecca Lauren Joy + Sylvie Rose necklace

Hello, again! I hope you enjoyed getting to “visit” the Verdura in yesterdays post! But today, we are back in Rio de Janeiro! Rio is beautiful and exactly how I pictured it – with a few mountains, lots of natural forrest, and beautiful beaches. The scenery is right out of a movie. What I didn’t expect – how the locals dress. Yes, yes, I knew to expect a few Brazilian bikinis and lots of skin but I also expected to see most people dressed very casual and low key. Most of the places I travel, I am always the one who is over-dressed, so this trip I made it a mission to bring only casual attire. Most of the time I am in heels and the locals are in flats, staring at me like I am an alien. Here – reverse that. We go to local World Cup watching parties and the women are in dresses and heels and I am in cut-offs and t-shirts. Seriously, not what I expected! Since I bought this Zara dress I have been living in it – comfy, practical, and minimalist. So it was a no brainer when I threw it in the bag for Rio thinking it would be my “nice” dress if we go to dinner – scratch that – it is a super casual dress here! Can you believe it? Maybe it is just the World Cup crowd and the women are trying to impress but I am by far one of the most casually dressed people here! Note to self for next time!

photography by suki lynn

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