6.05.2011

roped in.

i know, it's the hat...again.
just giving you fair warning that i'll be wearing it a lot.

not only did i love the bright colors in this top, but also the rope detail and open back. thought it would be ideal for summer with shorts. but because of its length and fullness in front,
i found it to be too much shirt for the shorts.
works much better with super long denim.

in other news, i've been trying to get back to a
three-step system for my face.
cleanse. tone. moisturize.
step two was usually ignored due to laziness or lack of time.
in addition, most toners were too harsh for my sensitive skin leaving it dry and flaky after a week or two.
since i use other olay products, i decided to try their toner.
scroll down for my thoughts.


(top, local boutique; denim, american eagle; fedora, joe boxer)
i picked up this olay oil minimizing toner with witch hazel a few weeks ago and have been using it ever since. i use it after cleansing in the morning and evening, and it hasn't dried out my skin. it has a pleasant fresh scent and leaves my face feeling clean and supple, instead of dry and tight.
and...at under six bucks at the drugstore,
it's definitely budget-friendly.

49 comments:

  1. wow!amazing ourfit!love all!kisses

    www.cailinplace.blogspot.com

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  2. i have pretty much the same colour nail varnish on as you right now:) pretty top too - i still think it would also look good with shorts, but the 70s jeans are always a winner :)

    www.veritalane.blogspot.com

    x

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  3. lovely top!! <3 i love it! :)

    xx

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  4. love your blouse! cool outfit! happy sunday!

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  5. Love everything! Thanks for continuing to follow me.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love your top! the way it fastens is SO cute! and I love the hat :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  7. great outfit :)
    love the top ♥

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  8. That tank is all sorts of fabulous! I get you about the step two in the three system face wash. I always am too lazy. At least I floss. We can't be perfect.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  9. cute cute :)
    i love the top <3

    riestyaap

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  10. The rope detail on that shirt is divine. I can see where it would overpower the shorts. Some shirts are made to be worn with long denim.
    My facial cleansing routine is horrible and long -- and it's a nightly process.
    Step 1: Remove eye makeup.
    Step 2: Cleanse with makeup remover.
    Step 3: Cleanse with facial wash.
    Step 4: Exfoliate.
    Step 5: Use this leave-on moisturizing acne stuff.
    Step 6: Moisturize.

    I'm exhausted.

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  11. That top is fab! Love the nail polish as well.

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  12. Oh don't worry! I know that lots of followers loves the hat and also is a pretty hat :)
    I wear my favourite things everyday and I guess that we, "the obsessed girls", are free to use all the things that we want don't you think so? lol

    I love the outfit, the accesories, the print top and the jewelry :)
    You look pretty.

    See you!

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  13. Just hopped over to follow you back. Great blog. My wardrobe could deffanatly some more style in it! I LOVE your top. Thanks for the follow and the lovely comment!


    Kadie @ Seven Alive
    http://kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/

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  14. This top is really really cute, and I love your hat. This is a really good look, casual but still dressed up. Love it.
    I may have to try that toner, I have a difficult time finding things that actually work for my skin
    xJennaD

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  15. UGH I ADORE THAT TOP. The rope detailing is fantastic :) And pfft, who cares about wearing the hat more than once? It's so cute! I definitely need to look into that Olay toner, I'm still in the midst of hunting one down.

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  16. love this look! and those jeans are amazing!!!

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  17. What a great outfit! You look so comfortable, but so pulled together.

    Thanks for the toner review. I have always heard that witch hazel is great to use as a toner for your face.

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  18. I love this top with the jeans. I'm not surprised that you are pleased with the witch hazel, although I'll bet you could purchase an unbranded version for less money.

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  19. Awesome top! Love the back, the rope detail and the flares!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  20. Thanks for finding me from the FNF Blog Hop! I'm following you back.

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  21. FIERCE! This is one of my faves from you :)

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  22. I could certainly use a cheaper toner than the one I use- plus, witch hazel is supposed to be good for your skin. I"ll have to try it!

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  23. Fun outfit!!

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    Check out my work blog too!! xx

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  24. I Love this top!! rope back and all..looks super cute with the flared jeans and hat! I do the three step deal too...and change around but Murad works great for me. I change around within murad depending on what my face needs..its a little pricey though so olay sounds like a good choice. I may try it. thanks!

    xo Lisa

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  25. love the look!! cute top!!

    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

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  26. Ok love that top. I think I am going to make one or two or two or three. Thank you for your show of support and follwing my blog. It means the world to me.

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  27. amazing outfit :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  28. Such a gorgeous '70s boho-chic look! I love the hat- it is the finishing touch! x

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  29. Hiii! This whole outfit is so, so chic. And ohmygoodness I'm OBSESSED with the ring on your middle finger! I'm also your newest follower through the blog hop. Please swing by my blog if you have a chance. And if you have a twitter I'd love to be friends there as well! Take care and nice to meet you! xoxo!
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  30. amazing style, love your clutch

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  31. First, what is that nail color? I love it! Second, I have the same issues with toner! I love that you said this stuff has witch hazel, that always seems to be a better alternative than alcohol. I'm going to put it on my shopping list!

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  32. i love this outfit so much! every single part of it - the hat, the top, those jeans! so great.

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  33. awesome look! your nail color and the print on that top are so fun! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  34. very cool look!!!!
    lovely as always :DD

    kisses <3

    caramellitsa

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  35. great post!keep rocking!


    also, i have a new post if you like to check out
    love, katheryn
    runwayrocknroll.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for entering my Clinique give away dear.
    I love your top and the bracelet.

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  37. Love your outfit! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. =)

    Becky
    http://ohmygoshbeck.blogspot.com

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  38. I LOVE that top! Especially the neck-tie thing. :) and please, dear, wear that hat as often as your heart desires. It is FAB.

    Also, I started using witchhazel recently (maybe 2 weeks ago) and so far, it's better than any toner I've ever used.
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  41. I love the hat...I have a similar one from Target, and it is by far my favorite summer accessory so far :)

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  42. Great top! I love the backside of it.
    + Love your clutch :D x

    Theblackm4ze.blogspot.com

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  43. really gorgeous top. I am a new follower to your blog ;)

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  44. Complete hippie chic perfection. True story.

    merci!
    shan

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  45. Such a cute summer outfit! It makes you look super tall!

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  46. This outfit is love. Sexy bare back dear. Toner is part of my skincare routine since I'm in combination type.Never tried olay toner yet but their regenerist moisturizer and cleanser is good.

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  47. I simply LOVE your gold ring on your middle finger! I have always been a huge fan on big rings but I am yet to get a ring like that! I want one!!!!!!!!!!

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