Guys, I’m just gonna be REAL honest here. My summer body is NOT here. I’m looking for it this week and I am hell-bent on finding it before I go to LA at the beginning of June – insert my crash diet. But let’s just be real here, I will most likely not find my summer body before June and it is highly likely that this Nordstrom lace cover-up will be in my suitcase for LA.
My lack of summer body hit me just as we crossed the Golden Gate bridge on the way Napa a couple of weeks ago. I made Ashely pull off the freeway and make an emergency pit stop at the oh-so-fabulous Nordstrom Corte Madera because nobody wants to see my winter body at the pool. We ran upstairs to the swim department and this pretty lace cover-up was calling my name. The plunging necklines in the front and back give this boho dress the perfect amount of conceal and reveal until you find your summer body like me. The sleeves hid my arms and the side slits show just the right amount of leg. I felt fabulous at the pool in this bad boy and EVERYONE needs these Hermes dupe sandals (I stole them from Ash).
These just might be my favorite photos of me EVER. I owe it all to beGlammed for giving me life with this hair and makeup. I VERY rarely take photos without sunglasses on – insert my wonky eyes and for the first time in a long time I felt comfortable in front of the camera with all this GLAM. New to beGlammed? beGlammed is an on-demand beauty service that delivers professional hairstylists and makeup artists straight to your door. I have used their services in LA, New York and from the comfort of my home here in San Francisco (and they just expanded to San Jose). Give it a shot (you won’t be disappointed) and use my code: KATWALK001 for $20 off your first service or entire my $250 giveaway here!
Vivienne Westwood is coming to San Francisco! Yes, I know NOTHING fashionable EVER happens in San Francisco but this week British fashion designer is setting up shop in San Francisco and showcasing 2,500 pieces from six years of collections at the Jules Maeght Gallery in Hayes Valley. Pop-up details below and be sure to check out my Instagram for a sneak peek of the collection (including the gold dress from this post).
ASOS is a British online fashion and beauty store. Primarily aimed at young adults, ASOS sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories. Asos.com is a global online fashion and beauty retailer, offering womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewelry and beauty products. It sells over 80,000 branded and own-brand products online (talk about options).
One MAJOR benefit that always keeps me coming back for more from ASOS is the ASOS Premier Delivery option. For $19 a year your order arrives at your door in just two days. Yep, for just $19! I have taken FULL ADVANTAGE of this option (especially when I am last minute shopping for trips) and just renewed it this morning or another year.
Just about an hour away door to door from my house in San Francisco lies the Meritage Resort and Spa in the Napa Valley. Last week I packed bags for both me and Benji and hit the road to Napa with my girl Ashley from Two Peas in a Prada.
The Meritage invited us to spend some time at their stunning property to eat, drink, relax and participate in their very first Wellness Wednesday.
Each month, Spa Terra at the Meritage Resort will offer a calming 75-minute yoga flow class overlooking the resort’s beautiful vineyards followed by a surprisingly hardy Spa superfoods brunch curated by Chef Ryan Rupp. Once you are fully relaxed and satisfied from brunch there is an option to enhance your afternoon with spa treatments at Spa Terra, offered at a 15% discount (we obviously did), followed by wine tasting in our robes at the Trinitas Cellars tasting room and a little pool time.
Find out more about Wellness Wednesday at the Meritage Resort here and check out my poolside look below.
My Four Holy Grail Hair Products (splurge-worthy edition) :
Before we dig deep into this post I want to quickly acknowledge the fact this is 100% a splurge-worthy edition beauty post. All of these products are pricey and were purchased with my own dollars (minus the Dyson).
I decided to put together this post because I honestly love each of these products and have created a pretty seamless hair routine because of them. I have done a lot of awful things to my hair over the past couple of years and am finally in a place where I have long healthy bleached blonde hair – and I owe it all to these products.
Now let’s talk pricepoint and sticker shock. Yes, I am well aware that these products are pricey but I have found a way to purchase them with a bit of a discount (sometimes). The majority of these products are sold at major department stores and while we all know that they RARELY go on sale each store has a beauty sale at least once a year – and that is 100% the best time to stock up!
Take advantage of the Sephora Beauty Insider sale (up to 15% off), The Nordstrom Half Yearly and Anniversary sales (select beauty deals and sales) and I have honestly had the best luck buying these products on sale from Bloomingdales. I most recently scored 3 out of the 4 products during a spend $100 get $25 off beauty sale at Bloomingdales!
So now that we have accepted the (crazy) prices of these products let chat about just why they are my top four holy grail hair products.
If I could marry a hair dryer I would marry the Dyson Supersonic. I COULD NOT LOVE this bad boy more. It has completely transformed my (severely damaged) blonde hair. The high-velocity airflow allows for ultra-fast drying while helping to prevent heat damage and protects your hair’s natural shine, making it my top holy grail hair product – check out my full blog post on the Dyson here.
My love for Jen Atkin and her hair care products is REAL (minus the Dry Shampoo Foam – don’t buy). The Memory Mist is my latest OUAI find and the key to a perfect longlasting blowout. The lightweight spray memorizes your hair’s shape and texture and holds it that way until your next shampoo – WOW! Yes, the $28 price tag is aggressive but there really isn’t anything like the Memory Mist on the market.
The price of this product is OUT OF CONTROL… yet I keep on coming back for more. $46 for a texturizing spray that smells so good they created a perfume out of the scent is INSANE but totally worth it all at once. This multitasking spray is the ultimate quick-fix product. Part dry shampoo, part texturizer, its unique formula soaks up the oils in your hair and gives your coif an instant dose of altitude.
This luxuriously light oil from Oribe absorbs instantly to restore hair to its prime. I put this oil on the ends of my hair every night before I go to bed (after any face products) and have almost completely put an end to dry, damaged split ends. This hair oil works wonders and I am fairly certain that I have tried every oil on the market!
Now I’m curious as to what your holy grail hair products are. Let me know in the comments.
(I am currently looking for holy grail shampoo/conditioner products for blondes)