Fashion Finds for Work Wear

I recently had some online shopping success at J.Crew’s Factory store that I thought you all my be interested to hear, especially since they currently have a 40% off everything promotion going on through tomorrow tonight (woohoo!). J.Crew’s Factory store often has good discounts and great essentials for a well-rounded work wardrobe. What more does working girl need!?

PLEATED-HEM SHIRT, $32.50;  DOUBLE CRYSTAL CUFF BRACELET, $15.50

FLANNEL SHIRT IN BOY FIT, $34.50

DONEGAL TURTLENECK SWEATER, $52.50;  ESME SUEDE KITTEN HEELS, $76.50

I found that all these items fit true to size and similar to my other J.Crew Factory clothes. The donegal turtleneck sweater has flecks of other colors in the grey wool, adding some interest to it and making it coordinate nicely with various colors. I wore it with some cargo pants yesterday (see below). It is a little itchy too, so if you have sensitive skin I reccomend wearing a thin shirt or tank top under it.

The crystall cuff bracelet and suede heels are great neutral accessories to pair with more colorful outfits too. I have been loving jewelry with silver, crystals and/or gold combined because it coordinates and adds some interest when paried with pieces that are all gold or all silver.

I’ve also talked recently about my love for the trendy windowpane print, so J.Crew’s flannel shirt was a no-brainer for me. I love pairing flannels like these with a vest for a casual work look and with skirts and booties for a more dressed up work look. The pleated hem shirt is also a great twist on a basic to have for work (and life in general, let’s be honest). It pairs great with my favorite work pants, heels and a long necklace. I’d also check out J.Crew’s clearance section for super affordable shells to wear under sweaters this winter. Pictured above, the floral ruffle tank is $15 and the red scoopneck shell is $10.

Let me know if you have some affordable work clothes you are loving these days. My theory is that if you’re spending 40+ hours at work, it is worth making the investment in clothes you feel comfortable and confident in.

Cheers!

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My Favorite Bootie Brand

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and weather as wonderful as it was in the DC area. Fall is in full force and that means booties are too.

I have a few go-to booties that I absolutely love. They are just as stylish as they are durable and these booties are all from the same brand. Coincidence?! I don’t think so!

My Dolce Vita booties all have a nice, classic look, so I’m able to pair them with so many different looks. I have a suede, wedge lace-up pair in black and another pair of wedge booties in a taupe/grey color. Like the lace-up booties pictured below, the black ones are perfect for a night out and a more edgy look.

Similar to the taupe pair on the far right below, my taupe/grey wedge booties the perfect color and look for a more casual look. They truly go with everything. The most recent pair I got is a black ankle bootie with a very small heel (similar style here). These are so comfortable! These black leather beauties can be worn with work pants for a business causal look and with a suede skirt or jeans for a more fun look.

This bootie brand has such simple, classic styles, especially if you are looking for shoe without extra frills and bling. Dolce Vita’s booties will last you for years because they incorporate a timeless style in a durable, well made product. You’d never know that I have had these booties for multiple years. Even better news is Nordstrom has a lot of Dolce Vita boots and booties on sale now.

I have my eyes on the western looking pair on the far left above. I’d love to hear if there is a brand of boots or booties that is your go-to brand. Is there a certain style or brand you love wearing these days?

Here’s to a great week. Cheers!

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My Quick & Lazy Way to Keep Skin Clean

Surely I am not the only girl who feels tempted to skip washing her face after a long day. It would be so nice to just hop in bed, right?! Please tell me I’m not the only one who has these thoughts. Now, I won’t even going to try to convince you that I wash my face every single night. But, I will share with you the best way to wash your face if you feel lazy at night like I do. My quick and lazy secret to keep skin clean lies with Clarisonic’s Facial Cleansing Brushes. These devices are just as convenient as they are effective.

The Quick & Lazy Way to Keep Skin Clean - Clarisonic Mia Review - Sarah Camille's Scoop
The electronic, vibrating brush head is what makes Clarisonic’s skin cleansing products so effective. It brushes away dirt and dead skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth and looking clear.

My mom gave me Clarisonic’s Mia Facial Cleansing Brush last Christmas and I have been using it consistently ever since. The great thing about Clarisonic’s cleansing products is how fast they are. With one push of a button the brush vibrates for 60 seconds as you move it around your face. It is really the perfect low-maintenance method!

The kit I got came with a Clarisonic cleanser to apply on the brush head. However, I have found Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser works just as well. I used to use off-brand brush heads because the Clarisonic system ones are pretty expensive. But, it looks like those have disappeared from Amazon, at least for now. Anyway, two Clarisonic brush heads retail for $44, or one for $27. You should replace the brush heads every three to four months, based on how often you use them . I would say the recurring cost of the brush heads is the biggest con for this product.

When it comes to how often you use the Clarisonic brush, my advice is to use it a couple times each week. Because the product gives such a deep clean it can dry out your skin if you use it everday. I  prefer to use the cleansing brush  for those nights when your bed is calling you and you don’t want to spend more than one minute washing your face. It is such an easy way keep your skin clean when you’re feeling lazy!

Do you have any similar skin cleaning routines that are perfect for a lazy day? What is a quick way you keep skin clean each day? I would love to hear all about them. If you have tried or use the Clarisonic cleansing brush, let me know how you like it, too.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille