Simple Skincare With Tatcha

I always LOVE it when I can find a skincare brand that is new and different--something that stands out and has a great back story--and Tatcha is no exception!

Inspired by a trip to Japan, the founders of Tatcha use a “less is more” approach to craft simple, fresh skincare products. {history lesson: the brand was also influenced by ancient Geisha skincare rituals!} You can browse serums, creams, powders and cleansers by skin type to find the perfect option for your skincare routine.

Start with the bestsellers {+ some of my favorites!} below or find your next beauty product here.

The starter set is a two-week introduction to the Tatcha skincare line and is perfect for someone that wants to try a few products before committing to a routine {something I really think is vital when picking the perfect products.} The kit includes a Camellia Cleansing Oil, a Classic Rice Enzyme Powder, The Essence and The Silk Cream.


This unique lip balm is infused with Camellia Oil and 23-karat gold flakes {who wouldn't want to use this? It sounds magical!} Rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, this product absorbs quickly to re-hydrate your lips and give you a glossy shine.


Spritz the Dewy Skin Mist on your face throughout the day to soften and smooth your skin without smearing your makeup. Tatcha’s formula re-hydrates and refreshes, unlike other mists that contain high levels of alcohol or fragrance and leave your skin feeling dry. It’s a must-have mist to throw in your bag for long days.

The Rice Enzyme Powder is ideal for normal or combination skin. Use half a teaspoon and rub your hands together to create a thick foam. Massage the mixture onto your face and rinse for brighter, smoother skin. This product also contains Tatcha’s anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex.

Happy Monday!


A Beautiful Truth

Bunnies + Blush With Ily Couture

{photos via ily couture}

Happy April! With Easter just around the corner {two weeks to go!} I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite new styles from Ily Couture. I absolutely LOVE their Easter bunny statement tees {how adorable is the one for kids--they also have this cute style here.} What is awesome about these looks is that the graphic bunny {with the heart nose!} can also be worn all spring, or in any season because the look is as adorable as can be--on all ages.

I also love incorporating blush pink into this time of year, and Ily doesn't disappoint when it comes to highlighting this feminine and romantic spring color. Besides that beautiful off-the-shoulder top {I also have it in black!} seen above, I also think this duster jacket is ideal for layering in transitional weather. Pair with your favorite heels and a beautiful spring bouquet of flowers in your much-beloved tote for a picture perfect look.


Happy Spring

I love spring! It's the "renaissance" season--a time of re-birth and re-commitment to life, love and happiness. It's the season of "fresh starts" and "clean slates," a time to re-define one's goals, vision and purpose. Today I choose to be humble, compassionate, kind and confident. I choose to live a life of joy and intention. I choose sunshine, fresh air and flowers.

"...if we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant. If we had no taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." --Anne Bradstreet

"...spring is the sun shining on the rain...and the rain falling on the sunshine." --The Secret Garden

"...that is one good thing about this world. There are always sure to be more springs." --L.M. Montgomery

"...the beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."  Harriet Ann Jacobs


The Creative Petunia: Sunshine + Blooms

Unseasonably warm weather around the USA {and always here in the sunshine state!} has me eagerly anticipating the soon-to-be months of spring and summer! I recently discovered Fabric.com, and this site is a treasure trove of ideas to bring warmth and bold florals inside, outside + everywhere in between! Redecorate your pool house, start a nautical-themed project, design summer dresses for the family and more. The possibilities are endless! 

Shop all prints here, or check out my favorites below.

This cream print brings a bohemian vibe to any project. Sew leggings, jumpers, aprons and more with the nature-inspired fabric. It’s 95% cotton and 5% spandex, making it a little stretchy for additional comfort.


This lightweight cotton jersey knit fabric is perfect for t-shirts, summer lounge shorts, leggings, children’s clothes and more. Use this print to create a mother-daughter look that’s perfect for summertime beach photos.


This bright floral fabric has hints of lime, magenta, white and peach on a teal background. The vibrant fabric is perfect for outdoor cushions or a beach cover up. 


Bring green, blue, pink, hot orange, red and maroon into your next quilting or DIY project. The fabric is lightweight, 100% cotton and can be machine-washed in cold water, making it a good choice for blankets or apparel projects.



Labels We Love: Soia + Kyo

Sport simple, luxurious outerwear this season with new looks from SOIA & KYO.  I recently stumbled upon this brand and was highly impressed by the feel and quality {and chic designs!} of each coat. They are ideal for all seasons--especially for areas of the country still struggling with that transition from full-blown winter to the beauty {and sunshine!} of spring. 

The Montreal-based brand creates masterful outerwear with a contemporary yet timeless feel. A brand for both guys + gals, here are some of my favorites from their newest collection {and bonus news: FREE shipping!}

Pictured in Oatmeal, this trench is water-repellent and made from stretch cotton — perfect for a rainy day. Metallic accents give the coat a modern feel and the over-sized hood provides a dramatic touch and is big enough to be functional on drizzly afternoons.

This bomber-style jacket is a classic look for any occasion this spring. The dropped shoulder gives it a relaxed feel, making it perfect for running errands or catching a weekend game. The jacket also comes in rose {a great color for this time of year!} and black.

The RYLEE leather jacket is versatile and slimming. Wear it as a modern take on the traditional blazer for your next job interview or pair it with jeans and a v-neck for a clean, sleek look. The RYLEE comes in stone and black.

SOIA & KYO’s KATHRYN vest is a must-have for anyone that loves to layer looks, but doesn’t want to "turn up the heat" in the process. The design features large lapels, a high-low hemline and side slits. It’s available in rose, pictured here, and black.

 Happy Weekend, lovelies!


Petunia Picks: The March Edit

When I think of March, I think of luck, the color green and the many wonderful promises of spring {my favorite season!} I love incorporating these thoughts into my style--a small, but sweet, tribute to the month and all it represents.

With March being the month of St. Patrick, you can't go wrong in this super cute lucky hoodie from Ily Couture. Ideal over your favorite skinny jeans, it's the perfect tribute! I also love the sweatshirt and this super adorable style for your little one. 

This clover charm bracelet from Alex + Ani represents blessing, fortune and prosperity--something I wish not only for myself and my family, but for all of you as well! I also love supporting great causes through style, and this Save The Sea Turtles bracelet from Pura Vida is the perfect accessory for March.

I find it fun to switch phone cases from month to month--a reset and refresh for an item you see ten times {plus!} daily! This floral iPhone case by Sonix fits my theme perfectly {a pop of yellow--all the better!} 

And the month wouldn't be complete without a green {oh-so-chic!} tote to set the mood. The Tory Burch Gemini Tote, with it's traditional link motif, is the perfect place to store some of that gold you received from the pot at the end of the rainbow. ; )

May your days be blessed with luck and love!


Dear Black Girl

Words cannot begin to express just how blessed I am to call Cassandra Pryor my friend. This beautiful woman is the heart and soul behind "Dear Black Girl" and she is on a mission to bring hope, acceptance and love to young girls the world over. 

I am in awe daily at how selfless and giving she is--whether it's volunteering in her community or just texting me a random sentence of inspiration and kindness to brighten my day--she is one of the most genuine spirits you'll ever know. 

But wait...there's more! She's also the author of this lovely journal {that I personally believe should be on every little girl's book shelf, every museum and foundation bookstore, every school library...well, everywhere!} Full of quotes and letters {+ a cover illustration that just makes me melt!}--this is the perfect gift for a daughter, sister or friend. 

Thank you, Cassandra, for making this world a better place and reminding us all that character, confidence and class are so important. {and thank you "Auntie Ellen" for bringing us together!} Visit dearblackgirl.com to purchase the journal, Ellen TV, or Go Fund Me--and if you have any special requests, want a signed copy, etc.--then contact me and we'll make it happen! 

Love you, Cassandra--you are a true QUEEN! xx 

left to right: Cassandra, Ellen DeGeneres and Cassandra's sister Melody