I can’t recall the last time I had a day all to myself. Most of my weekends now are either with my kids or working on our new home (yes, we just bought a home!), so I hardly get to do anything that I used to enjoy, like shopping!
This past weekend, I had the perfect excuse to escape for a day out for some “me” time. As a partner with Stanford Shopping Center, they invited me to attend a VIP beauty event at Neiman Marcus and to visit this new-to-me Italian womenswear brand Luisa Spagnoli for an exclusive look at their new autumn/winter collection. I even got to bring my very stylish friend, Therese, for a ladies date out. And trust me, it was much needed. :)
Working from home most days where I wear black and grey sweats all day and wearing no make-up can really get you down. I started to feel uninspired. Unmotivated. It’s surprising how style and personal upkeep can really affect one’s mood – at least for mine. I wanted to try something new. I wanted to feel good again. So, as you can imagine, I was really excited to attend the Neiman Marcus beauty event for some inspiration!
The event highlighted this year’s fall make-up and skincare trends from some of my favorite beauty brands like Amore Pacific, Tata Harper, Kevyn Aucoin, La Mer, Cle de Peau, Tom Ford Beauty, Lilah b., Chanel and more. There were live demos, raffle giveaways, gift bags, a selfie-station, and cotton candy!
My biggest takeaway for this year’s fall trend is… everything RED! Especially a deeper red lipstick with warm tone make-up. I got so inspired by the looks from Neiman’s that I even tried out the look the next day on my Instagram stories with #nofilter! (scroll through to see.)
After the Neiman Marcus beauty event, Therese and I went to go check out Luisa Spagnoli, a luxury womenswear brand from Italy. This place is such a gem! I’ve been to Stanford Shopping Center many times and did not know about this place. Perhaps the brand is very new to me, but apparently, Luisa Spagnoli has a beautiful history rooted back to 1920s! The clothes have been adored and worn by royalties like our favorite Kate Middleton!
At first, I thought this brand was a little too serious for me. But their staff pulled so many amazing pieces that I didn’t think I would find here! I was particularly in love with their dresses and coats. The details, the fabric, the print, the texture, and the fit all felt so right! If you’re looking for something special, especially for the holidays, I would definitely visit!
Are there any beauty and style trends you’re obsessed with right now? Please do share!
This post is sponsored and in partnership with Simons / Stanford Shopping Center. All opinions and experience shared here are my own. Many thanks for supporting my sponsors and reading my post!