by Nickie Bagai


Garden Party

What I Wore |  Zara Dress | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Valentino Rockstud Pumps (Get the Look) | Ann Taylor Bracelet | Prada Sunglasses |


Friday Finds

Like most women I do what I can to age well. I stay hydrated, sleep and eat well, take care of my skin(SPF), and I had been using a prescription Retinol Cream for about six weeks.  I was very happy with some of the results:  smoother skin and a reduction in the area of fine lines, and I was hoping to see a lightening of dark spots, but I had to stop.  It was irritating my skin.  Not wanting to let go of the positives Retinol gave me, I asked my esthetician what I could do. 

She recommended Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream by Jan Marini Skin Research.  I have been using this over the counter Retinol for about three weeks now and so far so good!  Basically, Retinol Plus is a retinol, peptide, and antioxidant all rolled into one.  I find it hydrating as well, which must be the ingredient Shea Butter working its magic. As recommend, I am only applying every other night as one needs to allow her skin to acclimate to the product and soon will start every night.  I have skin that is on the drier side, but this product, thankfully, is built for all skin types. 

I would recommend this brand of retinol and will report back after using for six months.  I only buy Jan Marini products from their site or at a Spa that actually uses the products in their treatment.  I found that it can be a hit and miss buying products such as these online and after talking to a rep from the company she confided in me there are knock offs being sold online.  Here is Jan Marini's site. Fine lines be gone!!! 



Bucket Bag

It seems the "must have bag" of the season is the Bucket Bag.  Usually, I gravitate towards a traditional shape, a structured handbag, but I'm drawn to (pun intended) to this Bohemian carry-all! 

Personally, I am not going to brake the bank on the current trend.  As I said, it's not a style I would  usually buy so here is a round up of this casual bag at differant price points so you can decide for yourself if this addition to your closet is going to be a investment peice.

| 1-Chicwish(under $50!!)  | 2-Marc by Marc Jacob | 3-Tory Burch|4-Ann Taylor | 5-Target(under $40) |



What I Wore- Jacket Similar|Jeans-Banana Republic||Top-Silmiar|Bag-Loius Vuitton Speedy 25|Shoes-Charles by Charles David|Bracelets-Ann Taylor|Sunglasses-Tory Burch|


Friday Finds

I think we can all agree that we LOVE stripes.  I seem to have built quite a little collection in my closet, but in my defense, when I wear stripes I feel instantly chic. I know, totally French fashionista cliché but I don't care! 

I found this adorable Shift Dress at Old Navy, and it comes in black and white as well, which I may have to buy, and the best's under 25 bucks! I have been wearing it with this sunhat and red sandals, and it looks very cute with a denim jacket and these Tory Espadrilles

À bientôt !  Nickie


Ikat// Mint Green

What I Wore- Pants- Target no longer available but I found a very cute pair at Shopbop| Top-J.crew in   Rustic Mint| Bag-Stella & Dot| Shoes- Tory Burch|Bracelet- Similar Here, Similar Here|Sun Glasses- Tory Burch|
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