Friday, June 7, 2019

Summer Soirée

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA (available here, here and here). Heels: Christian Louboutin
On Ted... Jacket: Lauren Ralph Lauren

Last weekend Ted and I attended a charity event for OPUS for Person to Person with our friends in town. This floral navy dress from BCBG is perfect for summer weddings and events.



I was loving the pink theme and this marquee sign.. realizing I'm very behind on the latest trends for events. This would be so cute with a couple's initials for an engagement party or GIRL or BOY for a baby shower.


Talking makeup... Wearing Dior Addict Liptick in Riviera  - a shade found via Julia Engel a couple years ago. It's a perfect red-coral-orange shade for summer. Essie "Happy Wife Happy Life" is on my nails to coordinate (sadly a discontinued color). All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation by Nars is one of my favorite bases - it has amazing coverage! I wear the shade Sante Fe in the summer months.






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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pure Bioderm


Let's talk products! One of the topics I've covered on Vineyard Loveknots since the start, over 8 years ago, is clean beauty. I have been using Pure Bioderm Antioxidant Super Serum and B5 Hydrating Serum since December... I'm hooked on both and am happy to share that they are CLEAN! They were developed by dermatologists Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson and Dr. Rhonda Klein of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in Westport. I've been a patient of Dr. Robinson for a few years - read more here.

B5 Hydrating Serum $30
Antioxidant Super Serum $59
Use code PUREMD15 for 15% through May 31 on Amazon (one time use)

My daily routine, both morning and evening always includes a cleanser, both serums, and moisturizer. A few bases to cover... they are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan, cruelty free and made in the USA. There are no synthetic fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, silicone, phthalates, formaldehyde, or GMO ingredients.

Most importantly, they contain the key ingredients that you have probably heard buzz about. The B5 Hydrating Serum contains hyaluronic acid, a must for your anti-aging routine. It's made my skin feel plump and smooth. One of my best friends that happens to be a chemist in the beauty industry described hyaluronic acid as a huge caterpillar - each leg attracts a molecule of water and the chain drags all that water into your skin. The Antioxidant Super Serum is packed with a blend of ingredients including Vitamin C that will reduce appearance of fine lines and pigmentation. Both are safe during pregnancy and nursing.

Coupled with laser treatments I've been receiving I have noticed reduced redness and brighter looking skin. I have to note that when compared with other products containing similar key ingredients you'll appreciate the price point.

I've even given the B5 Serum as a gift to my girlfriends since it's great for all skin types - Amazon Prime Delivery to the rescue!

Use code PUREMD15 for 15% through May 31 on Amazon (one time use)

Review in partnership with Pure Bioderm. All opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Splurge vs. Steal: Trench Coat

Loving this new stone colored trench coat at Zara as a steal for the classic Burberry version. I have been on the hunt for this particular shade for some time after seeing it on Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam years ago. It's perfect for spring and April showers with the removable hood. I wish it was just a little longer but I'll take it regardless. (I actually had a slightly different trench from Zara for a few years but lost the belt so happy to finally have a replacement.)

via Gal Meets Glam

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lexi's Style File: Unicorns and Rainbows

cuddle + kind Zoe the unicorn $72, $52 Such a great cause!


Have you heard... It's National Unicorn Day! If you have little girls in your life, every day probably feels like rainbows and unicorns. I'm not complaining, I've had so much fun shopping for Lexi lately.


Pottery Barn Kids Basket & Liner (Large)

I filled Lexi's birthday basket with purple and rainbow goodies from Coco and Lala Watchill, Wiggles & Giggles and Kirby Girl in Darien. She's been wearing the tutu and carrying her flashlight every night since her birthday, haha. Her new Easter basket just arrived so I figured why not re-purpose it while I can. (If you are thinking about ordering one, let me warn you the large size is enormous!) 

If you are still shopping for your little one's Easter basket, consider a hand-knit doll that helps a great cause. For every cuddle + kind doll purchased, 10 meals are donated to children in need. I love their mission and was happy to be able to purchase one locally at Coco and Lala Watchill to help them raise 500 meals!



Shirt: Gap Kids.

I buy most of Lexi's clothes at Gap...they have so many cute rainbow and unicorn options right now!

Bed: Crate & Kids. Sheets: Target. Pajamas: Roller Rabbit.

We've been reading Uni the Unicorn every night at bedtime. Hard to see, but Lexi is clutching her unicorn night light (named Uni, of course). If you're local head to the gift shop at Palmer's to pick one up.


I love the new Gwen the Unicorn print from Roller Rabbit. I would love to have a matching set for us.


Purple Funfetti for the birthday girl... in line with the unicorn theme. 

I could go on and on... love this trend and hope it's here to stay!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Lexi's 3rd Birthday

Lexi's Dress: Gap. My Dress: Misa Los Angeles (also available here).

We kicked off Miss Lexi's 3rd birthday week on Sunday with a small party at home with family and a few friends. Doesn't matter the size of the party... I'll always overdo it with a big cake! Bring on the buttercream frosting. As requested by the birthday girl, we had a purple Minnie Mouse rainbow cake customized from Palmer's Bakery in Darien. This party was followed by a Funfetti cupcake celebration with her class the next day and another round at home on her actual birthday, April 2nd. She's still on a sugar high...







She's growing up too fast!

Lexi, we couldn't love you more! You bring me so much joy each and every day.

Minnie Mouse Rainbow Cake by 
264 Heights Road, Darien, CT 06820
203-655-2077

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