PIPM: Pretty in Pink Megan: September 2010

Dressing for Tough Weather

Lately it's been tough to decide what to wear because it is in the high 40's in the mornings when I leave for events for work, but then by mid-afternoon it is nearly 80 degrees. This temperature change can make deciding what to wear a little bit of a pain.
I have definitely busted out the boots. I put all of my summer shoes away and in the attic, far from sight! Mostly I am trying to dress in smart layers so I can easily shed of a sweater and be fine. As far as tights, I have been wearing them just because I think it's cuter to wear tights with boots than with bare legs.

I have also been wearing a lot of leggings and longer tunics or legging pants and blouses.

Here are some recent OTTD's to demonstrate my wardrobe decisions for these tough weather conditions:

{Tibi Blouse, F21 Sweater Bolero, J.Crew Pixie Pants, LR Snake Boots}

{Theory Ponte Knit Dress, Tights, LR boots}

What have you been wearing lately?

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Sponsor News

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Product Wednesday

1) Benev Glycolic Gel Peel- this inexpensive product packs a powerful punch. My friend Shasta recommended this product to me as a good glycolic peel. It is 7.5% glycolic acid, so it is going to seriously burn and itch the first time you use it, but the results are amazing. I have been doing this peel two times a week for about a month now and my skin has never been better. Also, for just 40 dollars this stuff sure beats the expensive Natura Bisse product that I used to use.

2) Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner- this stuff is amazing. It has totally transformed my hair since the horrid Garnier fiasco. It leaves your hair like when you were a kid- silky and shiny. This may possibly be the best stuff I've ever used.

3) Dior Diorskin FreshGlow Foundation Powder- I flip flop between various powder foundations. I will use tinted moisturizer for a while, then I will go back to using mineral powder. I ordered this stuff on a whim with a giftcard and I really like it a lot. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and has great coverage for a powder foundation.

4) Boscia Black Luminizing Mask- I know I posted about this last week, but I just can't say enough good things about this mask. I use this at least 3 times a week after using Retin-a. It is perfect for pulling away any dead skin and impurities and leaves my face glowing.

5) Lancome Precious Cells Definicils Mascara- this is a new version of the classic definicils that has been around for years. This formula contains lash nourishing ingredients that are supposed to help condition and enhance your lashes. I really like this mascara. I like the smell, the results, and the benefits.

6) Retin-A- I've said it once and I will say it again- Retin-A is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Using any kind of retinol will build up new cell turnover on your skin and will help prevent and correct wrinkles. I've been using this now for the past year. Did you know that Retin-A is the only product approved by the FDA for improving wrinkles? Yes, you do have to get it prescribed by your dermatologist, but it is a wonderful product. It will make your face a hot peeling mess for the first couple of months, but once you get through those months your skin will thank you.

Any beauty products you all are raving about lately? Do share!

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In the past week, I have procured the following items:
{Forever 21 Leopard Bow Headband}

{Daniblack Leopard Flats via www.theshoebox.com}

{Loeffler Randall Fifi Leopard bootie}

{Vintage Leopard cape scored on eBay for 28.99}

{Milly Leopard Jacket scored on eBay for half price}

Can we say obsessed?

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I am full-on obsessed with ponchos and capes. I did a post last year about my love for ponchos and what do you know? They are in style again this year!

I got the ever-so-popular H&M poncho that several other bloggers have been talking about. My friend Dishy Decorator did a post on her poncho yesterday.

I wore mine with black leggings and leopard flats and I absolutely love it! It's so easy to wear and you can literally just throw it on with whatever you're feeling at the moment and it's an instantly chic outfit!

Here are some other ponchos that I have seen:

Jackets at ModCloth at ShopStyle

Scarves & Wraps by By Malene Birger at ShopStyle

Cashmere Sweaters at Madison LA at ShopStyle

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2) Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent print dress SIZE SMALL BIN 150.00 SALE NOW 100.00

3) SOLD Alice + Olivia Olive Green/Black striped dress SIZE XS BIN 50.00

4) SOLD Purple Pleated Jersey T-neck Dress SIZE MEDIUM BIN 20.00

5) SOLD J. Crew Camel Sweater SIZE SMALL BIN 20.00

6) SOLD Mossimo/Target Navy Kimono sleeved sweater t-neck BIN 10.00

7) SOLD J. Crew Ruffle Button-Up SIZE XS BIN 15.00

8) Ella Moss Plum Blouse SIZE SMALL BIN 30.00 SALE NOW 20.00

9) SOLD Theory Ponte Knit Tweed Pleat Dress SIZE SMALL (generous small) BIN 75.00

10) SOLD Juicy Couture Pink Cashmere Tunic Dress SIZE SMALL BIN50.00

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12) SOLD Velvet Dress SIZE SMALL BIN 20.00

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