Jennie Tai
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Periwinkle Digits & Royal Blue Pyramids

Because retail therapy is a lot less damaging to your waistline than snacking when you need a pick me up.

I love watching snowflakes lay fluffy blankets on the ground and trees, but DC was between an awkward phase of cold rain and grey skies for a few weeks before having its first snowfall this past weekend. I don’t think anyone really enjoys cold rain, but bad weather has me needing little pick me ups every now and then, and there’s only so much tofu lighthouse and ramen I can eat before I start to notice it in my cheeks and thighs. So lately, I’ve been opting for a little “retail therapy”!

{ vintage vanity tray }

I picked up this precious little vanity tray from a flea market a few days ago to keep all my favorite perfumes together in one spot. A few scents I currently have in rotation are Butterfly by Hanae Mori, J’adore by Dior, and Infusion d’Iris by Prada.

{ muted lips + pyramid statement necklace }

While shopping with a friend at Mosaic District a few days ago, I noticed a pretty blue statement necklace (that also comes in green and red) at Lou Lou I couldn’t resist picking up. I’ve been eyeing a similar necklace from South Moon Under ($75), but found its blue twin for a third of the price at Lou Lou’s for only $25. The bold blue looked great with the black leather jacket I was wearing when I bought it, but if it becomes too much for me, I may use this tutorial to paint it black with nail polish. Since the necklace is a bold royal blue, I wore it with a beige sweater and muted lips (Mac’s lipstick in “Ramblin’ Rose” and tinted lip glass in “Prrr“).

{ lacey little spring dresses }

I picked up a few lace dresses from Urban last weekend for an engagement shoot I’m doing in the Spring. The bride-to-be loves lace, peplums, vintage-inspired dresses and has a very classy-conservative sense of style. Hopefully she’ll like one of the two dresses I picked for her shoot! A few of them might still be available online.

{ periwinkle nails + black cherries }

I painted my nails a pale wintry blue a few weeks ago in Essie’s St. Barth’s Blue, but as much as I love Essie’s lacquers–they never last me more than a week before they start chipping away! After a weekend of snowboarding, they started to chip. The bowl of black cherries I’m holding is an attempt to eat a little healthier after munching on twice baked potatoes, fillipino torta, pulled pork sandwiches and endless bags of chips and cookies this past weekend at Wisp. Black cherries are high in fiber and antioxidants that help fight the damage unhealthy foods can do to your body. They’re also tart and delicious. 🙂

What are some of your favorite things to do when you need a little pick me up?

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