|Above: Poolside at the Mondrian Hotel.|
Happy Friday, lovelies...I hope your week has been kind. I've, for one, been entrenched in meetings, long lectures and finals, all while battling a hideous cold that has severely compromised my sleep (e.g., 1 hour here, 2 hours there...). That being said, yesterday took a turn for the better with a gorgeous poolside beauty event (more on this soon!) at the stunning Mondrian Hotel. In turn, I am happy to share both a casual FOTD that employed all my favorite products for feigning a rested (and well, for that matter) look and a closeup of my latest pair of Rag & Bone booties (initially discussed HERE).
Kindly scroll on for more details, images and the Bottom Line...
|Above: The pristine pool deck, unencumbered by humanity, at the Mondrian Hotel.|
|Above: The fusion of foliage, wood decks and white accents conveys a utopian energy.|
|Above: Key components for feigning a rested look.|
|Above: The combination of Tom Ford Naked Bronze and Burberry Nude makes for a glowing taupe eye.|
|Above: Soft contouring and a tender pink cheek.|
|Above: Actively pretending to feel better than I do ; )|
|Above: Paired with a leather skirt or denim, these Rag & Bone booties are incredibly versatile.|
I simply adore the Rag & Bone Newbury Ankle Boots. The super soft (yet sturdy) leather molds to the foot, making the 3-inch heeled beauty a break-in free enterprise. I must admit, the color initally threw me for a loop (to streamline things, I tend to go for black or tan in footwear...no brown or gray) but I decided to treat this taupe as a "neutral" and find it works very well with my black, tan and denim wardobe. Although I originally mentioned these boots in my most recent Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale top ten list, I have discovered that they have since sold out in the last 24 hours. They are, however, still available (on sale, no less!) at Neiman Marcus and Rag & Bone.
|Above: The toe cap is almond shaped...sleek enough to look chic but still spacious enough for sensitive toes (like mine) and those on their feet all day!|
|Above: The slightly luminous leather is not metallic but the sheen adds a special dimension that makes these boots truly neutral.|
|Above: They run bascially true to size...I can get away with a 7 or 7 1/2 but settled on the 7 /12 for extra comfort since the heel height is substantial enough to require such a precaution.|
|Above: The black stacked heel further lends to its neutral capabilities.|
|Above: The zipper pull on the back of the shoe make them easy to put on and take off...brilliant.|
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this causal FOTD...the products utilized definitely possess the capability to make one look more well-rested than they actually are! Also, if you are even thinking about the Rag & Bone booties (currently still in stock at Neiman Marcus and Rag & Bone), I highly suggest pursuing them sooner, rather than later...I was beyond surprised how quickly they sold out overnight at Nordstrom!
What are some of YOUR favorite products for feigning a rested look?
Good things ahead, including a new lip color intensive and skincare routine update...plus, I'm working on a video or two this weekend ; )
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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