Whoorlita’s Wardrobe


This post should really be called Ode to the Gold Old Navy Gladiators That Sold Out So Fast I Couldn’t Even Link to Them because, as you can see, Wita currently has quite an affinity for them. Me too, actually. (Although, have you see these ballet flats? Or these sandals? Super inexpensive and cute. And available.)






Poplin Tunic. Chambray Pants.


Jacket. Dress.

(Pssst – today’s the last day to get 25% off all full-price and sale items at Shopbop. Just sayin’. And that concludes the shopping posts for the week. God speed.)


It’s That Time Again – Shopbop 25% Off Sitewide


Starting right now. 25% off all full-price and sale items at Shopbop with the code INTHEFAMILY14. I might be pulling the trigger on one of these bags. And I might be perspiring over it. Decisions.


Spring Makeup For The Win



It’s time to put on our Spring game faces, ladies. This look is easy and fresh and rosy and lovely, and here’s how to do it.


Even out the complexion with tinted moisturizer, foundation or BB/CC cream. I used Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in #52 on the forehead, nose, and around mouth.

Apply concealer underneath eyes and anywhere else needed. I used Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair.


Use neutral browns and/or bronzes on the eyes. My very favorite eye palette in the world is LORAC Pro Palette. I used Cream over the entire lid and Taupe in my crease with my MAC #217 brush. I’m telling you right now – the LORAC palette and the #217 brush are must-haves. Then I lined my top lash line with Laura Mercier pencil in Brown Copper. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara. My favorite this year is CoverGirl Clump Crusher – it’s actually taken over the top spot from my beloved They’re Real Mascara by Benefit. Finish up with the brows – I use Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep.


Since I don’t have much color, I prefer to use a bit of bronzer on my forehead, nose, chin, and neck. Benefit Hoola is a great bronzer that doesn’t look orange, as well as NARS Laguna. Love them both. Now for the real kicker. A pop of bright pink on the apples of the cheeks gives that springtime flush. Let me tell you – flushed pink cheeks are my secret weapon. Without them, I can look a bit blahhhhhh. (Especially lately.) I am obsessed with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused. It’s my favorite all-time blush, followed by NARS DesireIllamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise, and Make Up for Ever HD Blush in 225. What can I say? I like blush.


I applied Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey as a base, followed by a dab of a neutral-pink gloss. The one I used for this look is LORAC You Rock, but I also love Rock and Roll, both from the LORAC Rockin’ Red Hot Lip Gloss Gift Set. Other favorites are LipFusion Lip Plump in Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh.

There you have it – only takes about 5 minutes and you’re good to go. Happy Spring!


Odds and Ends



image: Sally King Benedict

1. I faked a whole bunch of people out on Instagram this week. Heh.

2. I’ve always been a fairly healthy eater, but this past year I had to adopt a much stricter diet. It’s not as strict as Paleo, but not as lenient as just Gluten Free alone. Let’s call it Glaleo. Did I mention no alcohol? Pretty much very minimal sugar and dairy too. (Thank the heavens for Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips.)  The best part? I started this diet the day before Thanksgiving, and was forced to stare at a plate of turkey and lettuce while everyone else chowed down. It was so depressing.

But! Never fear! My outlook improved shortly after that, and I actually love the way I eat now. However, for those of you who make similar eating choices, you know how easily you can fall down the rabbit hole of “clean eating.” That’s why this article called The Tragedy of the Healthy Eater is the funniest thing I’ve ever read. Oh, how I’ve been there a few times.

3. Speaking of clean eating, this family cut out all sugar for an entire year. I bet you can guess what happened. (It’s true! And once you stop eating sugar, you don’t crave it all. Except maybe 2-3 days before your period, when you might find me crying on the couch with a spoonful of peanut butter sprinkled with the above-mentioned chocolate chips.)

4. My friend Amber wrote a gorgeous post for all of us. You should definitely read – what a great way to go into the weekend.

Starting right now and every Friday forward, I am going to list 5 things that happened to me during the week that I’m grateful for. (I spent a long time trying to fix that preposition fail, but I’m moving on and never looking back.)

Without further ado, my Friday Five.

1. Wita is quite the little performer, as many of you have witnessed on Instagram. She just sings and dances with such conviction, you all. Surprise surprise, her favorite song is “Story of My Life” by One Direction, and when she belts it out in the car, her sweet little voice just melts my heart. I love it so much.

2. These gloves. One of the medication side effects I’m dealing with right now is extreme sun sensitivity, which I thought meant to stay out of the sun as much as possible. However, it actually means if my skin is in any sort of sunlight for more than 2 minutes, I’m blistered toast. And once you burn, you burn. My poor hands just won’t seem to heal. As you can imagine, driving my children around all day in the Southern California sun has made things very difficult for me. Even my darkly-tinted windows don’t help at all. To make a long story short, it started to seem like my sole purpose in life was to chase the shadows on my steering wheel. Thank goodness for Sundriven – the gloves are lightweight, completely protective, and pretty dang cute.  I wear them day in and day out, and although I have the gray ones, I think the coral shade is calling my name too. Thank you, Sundriven!

3. A new yoga therapy class at my studio. I’m telling you, locals – if you have injuries or limitations or are just looking for a gentle yoga class, you should join me. I’m so glad Ekam Yoga added it to their roster, and I hope they keep it around! How many of you are on the restorative yoga bandwagon? So so good.

4. I’ve become obsessed with hummingbirds lately, and the cutest little bugger has been whizzing around my backyard this week. I think he knows he makes me happy. And I think I shall name him Ralph.

5. Last but certainly not least, all the love and support you all sent me throughout the week. I can’t thank you enough.

Feel free to leave your own snippet of gratitude from the week. There’s just something about putting it into words that works. Happy weekend!