lakeweekend

Here's to the weekend (yes, thinking about it already).

The last opportunity of summer to linger with family and friends for the holiday.

No surprise, we will be hitting the lake. But it may come as a surprise that I haven't been in a bathing suit all summer long. Crazy, right?

Now that I have to muster up the confidence to rock out a suit, I feel like it's time for a new one.

I am so in love with this eggplant triangle bikini by Vix. Not that I'd be covered adequately, but it is striking. The straps are adjustable and the bottoms have flattering matelassé sides.

In typical Catherine fashion, I have far nicer kaftans and coverups than suits! Maybe that will have to change.

 

Available at Net-a-porter

ElementalEmulsionLast spring, I wanted to add a super lightweight, yet hydrating, moisturizer into my daily routine. I chose Elemental Emulsion, as Omorovicza is one of my favorite skin care lines.

Not only was this oil-free lotion exactly what I was looking for, it has become my favorite product in the entire line! Containing marine extracts and hyaluronic acid, it delivers long lasting moisture to the deep layers of the skin while controlling shine on the surface. It turns skin into velvet. It not only looks gorgeous on skin, it feels like heaven.

While Elemental Emulsion can be used as a moisturizer, it can also be treated as a serum. I plan to layer over it from fall into winter. I am seriously in love with this product.

I will never be without it. Once you try it, you'll feel the same.

yvesfur

The more muggy and sweltering the weather, the more impatient I become waiting for fall.

I long for the days I can reach for layers. Fuzzy sweaters. Skinny cords. Scarves. Thigh high boots. And fur.

With a plethora of furry options this year — faux and the real deal — there is something for everyone. Perhaps you're digging long fur vests. This fox and goat option by Yves Salomon is beyond fabulous. It comes with a black nappa leather belt and has two side pockets. Its functionality rocks. And it's so chic!

What is grabbing your attention this season? 

 

Available at Luisaviaroma

seebychloe

Fringe can be overdone, for sure.

But sometimes it's just right. Take See by Chloé.

These over-the-knee boots from See by Chloé have great fringe detail, adding a bohemian flair. Super fun for your casual ensembles. And they're flat, so talk about ease of movement.

Boots are essential to your fall and winter wardrobe. Personally, I have too many to count. However, I wear every single pair. Boots are my shoe of choice.

Once you embrace various styles, outfit combinations are endless.

Available at My Theresa

MOOM

By accident. I discovered something awesome.

MOOM®. What the what? I didn't order this.

That was my reaction when my package arrived that was supposed to contain laundry detergent.

The company was amazing and immediately shipped my order. I was ready to send this back, however, the company insisted I keep it. And while it took me months to actually try it, I am sure glad I did.

At home hair removal. MOOM® formulates with a combination of 100% organic and food grade ingredients, making it ideal for sensitive skin and delicate areas. Its gentle formula removes hair, with its root, and claims to keep it off for up to 8 weeks.

So, my personal experience, when I was brave enough to try it (memory going back to the at-home waxing kits ... yikers!), I was astonished. Holy cow, no pain. Really? How can this be. No, really.

If you've been professionally waxed, you know it can hurt. But it's a pain you get used to and one that is totally worth it. Of course I was a little skeptical trying MOOM®. You should have seen me, though, I was a pro! I was rocking it out. And let me tell you, I was quite proud of myself. To get those kinds of results at my own hands, wow. Now, up to 8 weeks — that has not been my experience. Although, hair growth, in general, is less for sure. Even half the time claimed, I am beyond thrilled with the process. If I can do this, anyone can.

Gotta love beautiful mistakes.