Shopbop’s Big Sale Starts Today!

It’s no surprise that Shopbop is my #1 online retailer, so I would be remiss not to tell you about the fantastic sale that started this morning.


Here are few of my coveted items for fall and winter.

Happy shopping to you!


Flower Power


You guys know how much I love Lotus Wei, right? Well, Katie Hess, the dynamo behind all of that flower power, just released a new book, and it simply shouldn’t be missed. So fun and informative – all about flowers and what your personal preferences reveal about you.

Giving me a chance to check it out for myself, the team from Lotus Wei sent me photos of 48 flowers and asked me to choose the image that spoke to me most. The first one that jumped out at me was this beauty.


Yes, a peony. Well, here’s what I learned.

Activate: Magnetism
Message: Attract abundance

The Peony Flower grows up as round little buds that secrete a sweet nectar, attracting ants – before they bloom into huge, exquisite blossoms. If you’re drawn to the Peony flower, you may be overextending yourself or overworking. In the process of making big goals happen, sometimes you may push too hard when a softer approach might be more effective.

I received a Peony elixir from the team, which tastes lovely, like honey. The elixir is said to enhance your magnetism, so you attract both people and opportunities. It inspires a feeling of loveliness, abundance, and catalyzes an experience of profound gratitude for the beauty of life. It also dissolves shame, embarrassment, shyness, and the habit of overextending. (Yeah, I need help with that last one.) I’m super interested in checking out some of the other flower elixirs as well!

In Katie’s book, you will learn about the transformative power of flower elixirs: how they remove the everyday static of life created by electronics, lack of nature time, stress + other energy-draining influences that we can’t see.
Flowers can inspire joy and confidence, calm and ground us, and get us moving in the right direction, and Katie’s book is full chock full of reflections, exercises, projects, and general goodness.

Right now, Katie’s offering up the first two chapters as a sneak peek, plus gorgeous digital flower wallpapers so you can experience their visual healing powers on your phone or desktop. You can get the free chapters & floral wallpapers here.

To read more about flower power, including thoughts by my girl Laura, check her post out!


Odds and Ends


1. First things first, beauty lovers. Sephora’s Beauty Insider Sale starts today for Rouge members and November 11th for VIB members. Get to it, friends! (And if you are a green beauty enthusiast like your truly, Sephora does carry some great lines. Like this one. And this one. And this one. Don’t forget this one, which is my personal favorite.)

2. Okay, this is adorable. Dad passes out candy on a flight so his kid could go trick-or-treating.

3. Nine women tell us why they are still voting for Trump. Good read.

4. OMG I WANT THIS FOR CHRISTMAS. I wore out my first one.

5. The false equivalence issue that is so prevalent in this year’s election.

6. Total tearjerker. Trust me.

7. The 1980s book of knitted sweaters. So good.

8. Really cool makeup looks for every astrological sign. Impressive.

9. No, YOU’RE tearing up. #gocubbies

10. I love Louis CK…the bit he did on cell phones a few years back just did me in with a hefty dose of truth. Love what he had to say about the election.

11. Great gift for those looking to make the switch to green beauty. Holidays are coming up, hint hint!

12. My girl Caroline has a show opening tonight featuring her watercolor and ink originals. Keep your eye on this one!

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s a big weekend for us – our anniversary and my birthday. Cheers!

image credit: huffington post uk