Totally Tweed

Ever since the crazy lady jumped on the Chanel runway during Paris Fashion Week, tweed has totally been on my mind!

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Tucson Beauty Stores Up Their Glam Game

Sephora, Ulta and Bluemercury have all added coveted new brands to their stores that bring a bit of luxury to T-town. Before the luxe new additions, the product-obsessed had to travel to Phoenix, California, or any other state or city that actually had a Nordstrom, etc. But NOW, you can find Charlotte Tilbury, Patrick Ta and Huda Beauty at Sephora.  Bluemercury has added Chantecaille to its high-end offerings and Ulta has stocked the millennial fave Loving Tan that my teens used to have to order from Australia. This is progress people!

Fall Festival Inspo

I just attended the 50th birthday party for a dear friend and her “Festival/Coachella” theme brought out the coolest outfits. So, I may have changed a million times trying to make 47 look good in a boho chic dress, but the end result was worth it.  And to the guy who wore the faux fur coat….you are the GOAT!

The entire party inspired me to look for more age-friendly, Coachella ideas:

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MSA Annex: Cool Shops in Shipping Containers

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In the shadow of A Mountain and next to Caterpillar’s new digs lies a hip shopping destination that’s another true example of Tucson low-key cool: MSA Annex.

The annex is a cluster of shops and eateries housed in repurposed shipping containers, just down the street from Mercado San Agustin in what is shaping up to be a popular market district on Tucson’s west side.

Stores include novelty Tucson items (Why I Love Where I Live); minimalist women’s vintage (Luca Ryann); home accessories and global skin care brands (Now or Never); and a destination bar and bottle shop (Westbound) among several others.

MSA Annex has been hosting Summer Night Markets throughout the past few months and is gearing up for Mercado Flea next month, in which vendors will be selling vintage items, antiques and collectibles along the sidewalks and parking lots between the annex and Mercado San Agustin.

A definite desert destination as the temps drop!

 

Fake That Lauren Look at Boot Barn

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If you say you’ve never wanted to dress like a Ralph Lauren model, I will call you a liar to your face. Something about his aesthetic fits so well in this city with our rugged landscapes, stunning sunsets and abundance of ranches and western feels. I can easily see my beautiful friend Sara wrapping up in a blanket poncho waiting for her equestrian daughter to finish her lesson at the barn. Or my friend Sasha, who can rock a blanket wrap like no one else. So, if you’re looking to recreate this look, an amazing place to start is Boot Barn, which carries a huge selection of blanket ponchos as we speak, as well as, boots, belts, hats, etc. Honestly, this store is kind of a hidden treasure for western gear. If you want the real Ralph Lauren, online is likely the best option.

Fantasy White Out

We just finished an epic White Out for the Arizona-Texas Tech game this weekend–which actually worked out well for us Wildcat fans as we notched up a W! But, it got me fantasizing about other stylish white outfits you could wear for such a theme!

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Sunscreen Created in the Desert, Like it Should Be!

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Though Sun Bum, Blue Lizard, Supergoop and other trendy sun protection brands often steal the spotlight, one Arizona sunscreen has been sold all over the world for almost 40 years.

Arizona Sun Products Inc. has produced its signature sunscreens, moisturizers, lip balms, bath products and sport sprays since it was founded in 1982 by Bob and Ellen Wallace–who’ve received numerous awards through the years. The couple even accepted one honor in the White House Rose Garden from President George H.W. Bush.

Though the company is based in Scottsdale, Arizona Sun products can be found locally at AJ’s, as well as, resorts and boutiques around Tucson.

Arizona Sun heralds its use of soothing and fragrant desert ingredients such as aloe vera, wild rose, jojoba and cactus in its formulations and truly, the heavenly smell of its ‘World Famous” moisturizer makes it perhaps one of the line’s most coveted products. Arizona Sun also prides itself on being the perfect “swag” for weddings, parties and events. A definite product to keep in mind for your next event. www.arizonasun.com