Beauty, Fashion

These Ain’t Your Momma’s Mom Jeans

Can we talk about the ’90s again? Because for me, mom jeans, crop tops, and jellies are absolute essentials. Here are two outfits with two different vibes that both celebrate these wonderful throwbacks.

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1Q1A2877You’re going to see me in these American Apparel Medium Wash High-Waist Jeans and my American Apparel black Spandex Crop Top again and again. They’re simply the sauce. My relaxed yet funky Sandro sweater is the perfect weight for September’s fluctuating weather, and I love the way my vintage woven bag plays with the texture and colors of the sweater. Being that the glitter Juju Babe glitter jelly sandals  (also courtesy of American Apparel) are on the cooky side, I went with my trusty black Oliver Peoples shades to keep things cool.

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annie feetWhile the first outfit has a sort of updated grunge look, I suppose I would call this getup Babysitters Club Chic with a ’50s twist…I’m totally obsessed with these deliciously embroidered mom jeans from Topshop, which I paired with American Apparel’s basic white Baby Rib Crop T. My off-white cateye sunglasses from See Eyewear add a sophisticated flair to this fun-loving look, and the tortoise-shell stems pick up the tortoise buckle of my vintage belt.

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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Beauty

All About Skin

Everyone knows the most enviable asset a person can have is a flawless complexion. A good makeup job is key, but we’ll get to that another day. Here are some sauce-approved products that will help you achieve clear, glowing, HEALTHY skin, with or without makeup:

Cleansers:

  • Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash: a fabulous, regular-ass face wash for regular skin.
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foam: gives a healthy glow to all skin types.
  • Clinique Liquid Facial Soap: A Clinique regimen has been my mother’s secret to perfect, youthful skin for decades now. If you saw my mother, you’d be at the Clinique counter in seconds.
  • Skinceuticals Foaming Cleanser: Minimizes pores on all skin types. This is the brand/regimen I currently use. My esthetician at Bliss Spa in the W Hotel recommended it to me—I try to get a facial there every 4-6 weeks if I can afford it.
  • Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser: Minimizes pores and leaves skin ridiculously soft. Plus it’s all warm and tingly!
  • Bliss No Zit Shirlock Cleanser & Toner: For trouble skin.
  • Panoxyl: Also ideal for trouble skin. Plus you can use this on your chest and back, for those who are prone to body breakouts. You can find this at CVS, Walgreens, etc. (Make sure you’re moisturizing adamantly and using SPF when using acne treatments!) Neutrogena also makes effective products for body breakouts.
  • If you have super sensitive skin or other serious problems, go to any pharmacy and get Cetaphil products (they’re super gentle) and then go see a dermatologist!

Exfoliants: Unless you have congested pores, you don’t want to overdo it with exfoliants/scrubs. A harsh exfoliant can actually dry skin out, causing more congestion as opposed to fixing it. If you do struggle with blackheads, here are some exfoliants to consider—

Toners:

Moisturizers: A major part of controlling skin issues like clogged pores is keeping skin hydrated. Drink as much water as you can, and check out the following moisturizers—

Masks:

Makeup Remover: I must admit, I don’t always take my makeup off before bed. I always regret it. Take your effing makeup off before bed.

Misc.:

Although mixing and matching is okay to an extent, I’m sure you noticed that a lot of the same brands were repeated in each category. It’s best to find a  brand that works for you and stick to that regimen. I also can’t emphasize this enough: protecting your skin from the sun is imperative. Use moisturizers and makeup with SPF all year round, and make sure you’re being cautious when using acne treatments.

Stay tuned for more beauty tips, and stay saucy!

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Fashion

Like it’s ’92

I tend to think of it as my personal mission to keep the ’90s alive (although everyone at every Fashion Week has seemed pretty on board themselves). It’s an easy task with my distressed boyfriend jeans from Nasty Gal, MARC by Marc Jacobs combat boots that I’ve had since I was fifteen, and an ombre beanie and relaxed black tank from LF Stores. My necklace, a coin from Israel, and my Oliver Peoples shades with a subtle cateye effect add a touch of femininity to this grunge-inspired look; and my Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag brings a chic yet edgy element to almost any outfit. Plus it holds a whole lot. Please enjoy these photos, and then immediately watch this video of Pearl Jam performing “Black” on MTV Unplugged in 1992. It’s the sauce. Thank you and you’re welcome.

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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Boston, Fashion

Summer in Fenway

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1Q1A2769 1Q1A2771You’re always out of place in Fenway if you’re not wearing a Red Sox shirt, but junk food is as important to the scene as baseball. I stand out while also capturing the spirit of summer in Boston in this Lazy Oaf Nice Cans cropped button-down from Nasty Gal, tap shorts from Urban Outfitters, and my Jeffrey Campbell Purvis platform loafers, also from Nasty Gal. The clear, dramatic cateye sunnies from American Apparel add that extra little bit of whimsy that I like to call the sauce.

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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