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A few of my favorite things...

Happy post-holidays and happy New Year my friends! I survived my twelfth holiday season in retail-land, had a pretty relaxed Christmas, and rang in the New Year with my fella and some new friends. Not too shabby. Yes, I've neglected the blog since lots has happened on the career front. I've joined a new group of stores as an ASM and discovering my new love for all things Chico's.

So that being said, here's a few of my favorite things that I'm loving/wearing/using/obsessed with at the moment.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment was gifted to me by my lovely stylist/hair goddess Hannah Faulkner at Foster Glorioso Salon in Flatiron, NYC. After bleaching the crap out of my hair for most of 2013, the damage had been done. After 4 treatments, this stuff restores your hair to "virgin hair" condition (i.e., how your hair is supposed to be pre-color/heat styling/damage/etc. - basically the hair you're born with). I've given up the bleach since I'm dabbling with the idea of growing my hair out but love how this softens my fine strands without weighing them down. Worth every penny and since my hair is super short, I only need a dab of it.

I purchased this Ponds Luminous Finish BB+ Cream on a whim a while back and on my second tube. I'm utilizing it as my day moisturizer/primer and then I'm currently dabbling between e.l.f.'s Studio Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15 and their Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation. I'm applying both with the e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush because those synthetic bristles are amazing at blending in both liquid and cream foundation.

I love a denim shirt and my Madewell one I purchased in August 2012 was due to be retired since it's on the side of being too large and was probably worn more times than I could count every week when I worked for SMU. This denim Treasa shirt from Chico's is the perfect light wash to pair with dark denim (the only way to do "double denim'") and the gold buttons add a little something special to a basic shirt. I also adore pairing this shirt with my faux-fur vest for a luxe yet relaxed look.

My black Trotters boots I've had for years are starting to show some wear so I splurged on these Clarks Mojita Crush boots with my Christmas money. Managed to acquire a stellar deal on these and they're beyond comfortable!

And last but not least, here's a couple photos from New Year's... Hope everyone is enjoying 2014 thus far!