Monthly Essentials

10 Things I Love For September

• Taking a moment to boost and balance my sun-damaged skin via M.E. Skin Lab’s miracle mask.

This song.

• Maverick’s strikingly simple skincare trio – developed by MIT grads and produced entirely in the USA.

• My current shoe rotation, which includes something crispfun and sharp.

• Committing to morning workouts, followed by Le Labo-infused showers (makes the pain so worth it).

• A perfect pair of minimal round shades, like these by Gentle Monster.

• My new manicure set.

• Palm-spotting at home in New Zealand.

• The spicy frozen watermelon margaritas at Gilligan‘s on West Broadway… consider yourself warned.

• Realizing that it’s finally leather jacket season! (FYI: currently living in this.)

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what do you think?
  • love everything here but that leather jacket is to die for!

  • irene

    wonderful post with great variety of things to absolutely love!

  • Violette

    Great essentials and love these photos!

  • Marta Sierra Marti

    What a beautiful layout!! Awesome essentials


  • Those morning workouts are the best start, right?

    Buckets & Spades

  • Fay O.

    YES! Leather jacket/biker jacket is the best piece of clothing ever created.
    Great post, thanks for sharing.

  • stylentonic Constantinos

    I have one more… my birthday! 😉

  • Great post and gorgeous photos. I’d wear all three pairs of those beautiful shoes if I could. 🙂

    XoXo Noma

  • flowery

    Palm spotting <3 That say's it all.




  • That manicure set is so amazing – need to get one for my man!!
    xx Mirjam //

  • Sisters and Glitters

    Great post and awesome photos! xo, Sophia from

  • Committing to morning workouts sounds like a great idea – I’ve always worked out by night and am sure I’m missing out on some of the health benefits of doing so in the morning!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Alejandra Verdu

    wow fantastic web! I love it

  • Andreea Birsan

    Morning workouts are such a great idea! Great pictures as always! x

    Have a nice week ahead,

  • Loved the playlist, thanks for sharing. Morning workouts are such a good idea. 🙂

  • Great post! Can you directly link the manicure set as I can’t find it?

    The Leach Life |

  • Kendall Gilmore

    That is the most perfect palm tree in the entire world!! 🙂

    • Maybe because it was shot on your iPhone? The best iPhone in the entire world. In New Zealand, in Nelson… haha xx

  • I still need to try out Le Labo, I’ll take your recommendation! Also I need to get that leather Jacket, it looks spot on. good fit?

    James |

  • Kris Davis

    Great post! Its so important to have a great shoe rotation! You never know where the day will take you so its important to have great options to bring your A game!