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Kristen Taekman

Fashion

What to Wear this Easter

Easter Sunday is just a few days away and all of us are in the same situation, quarantined and away from many of our loved ones. I usually drive to Connecticut to spend the holiday with my family but not this year. I am planning on doing an egg hunt inside the house, eating lots of chocolate and making my family dress up for our yearly family photo.

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Beauty

At Home Makeup

For me, day 1 through 4 of quarantine was all about jammies, no makeup and minimal hair washing (after all it’s supposed to be good for you, right?). Now…it’s time to get back to some sort of a new normal. After all, who knows how long this is going to last?!?

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Fashion

Tie Dye for Days

Tie Dye for days! This is a trend that hasn’t ever really gone away (thanks to hippies and of course, kindergarten teachers around the world). However, this season, it’s definitely become more mainstream than in the past. When every designer, from Balmain to Walmart, has tie dye looks in their collections, you know that it’s officially a “thing”.

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Fashion

Stay Home Cozy Sets

Stay home, self isolate and keep calm. Eeeek! It’s not a joke, you are not dreaming, it’s all just so so horrible. I know ;( The first of week of quarantine, we were home in NYC and I spent the whole time cleaning and organizing. Then, we decided that it would be best to leave NYC and spend some time out east at a friends house. So my attention quickly switched from organizing to packing! What does one pack to stay in quarantine indefinitely? Umm…tracksuits, cozy sweatpants…basically anything cute, cozy and comfy.

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Fashion

1960’s Leather Vibes

Recently, I transported myself back to 1962! We ALL know (hello Elvis) that this is my favorite era…obsessed with everything from the 60’s; music, culture, men and of course, the fashion! When I heard the the infamous TWA hotel had been refurbished and was open for business, I had to see it for myself! For those of you who aren’t farmilir with the TWA Hotel, click here for the history. Has anyone seen Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio? This hotel was featured in that movie and many others.

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Fashion

Look Optic

This morning, the president just announced another 30 days of social distancing…We all know this is the right thing to do BUT another 30 days seems like forever ;( Good news is that we are all in the same boat. I have been keeping myself busy with homeschooling, blogging and focusing on the little things that make me feel great and lift my spirits!

I have noticed that many of us, including myself, spend most of our days in sweatsuits. I also realize many of us are wearing our glasses! Yup, I only have a few pairs so when I came across LOOK OPTIC I was so excited to see they had super stylish frames at affordable prices. Their lightweight and colorful frames are giving me life! Who says that you can’t be chic while in quarantine? LOOK Optic is giving you 20% off your purchase so check them out and have fun shopping the fun frames, colors and styles! And just think, on your next ZOOM call, all of your friends aren’t going to be looking at your roots anymore! You will be having a full on conversation about your cool new frames 🙂

Beauty

Practice Makes Perfect

While we are all cozy at home, I decided this would be the perfect time to go through my makeup drawer! Dun dun duuuun!! I know this is a daunting task…trust me, I am with you! Did you know that makeup expires!? Yup, it has an expiration date just like the can of tuna that’s been sitting in the back of your pantry for who knows how long!? LOL. Will that tuna still be edible this time next year, probably, but why risk it? Same thing goes for makeup! That blush that you’ve had since you went on vacation two years ago…time to get rid of it! So start cleaning out your makeup drawer!

Also, take this time to practice because practice really does make perfect! I have been using this amazing Urban Decay palette to practice my smokey eye. Practicing your makeup is actually a great way to take your mind off of what’s going on in the world and well, make yourself photo ready for your next selfie. My Husband said to me, “where are you going”? after I had finished my smokey eye. I said I was going to Instagram…lol! Happy practicing! Below are some of my favorite easy all in one eye shadow palettes:

Fashion

The Stay at Home Cozy Cardi

Growing up in New England has you wearing a cardigan pretty much all year round. It feels funny to be talking about cardigans as “spring” accessories but it’s a year round must have!

The weight of the wool may change from a heavy to lighter knit but a trustee cardi should always be top of mind and front of closet. A cardigan is the perfect layering piece and my go-to when I feel like I have been wearing my jean jacket too often. During these crazy times of staying home and quarantined, nothing feels better than wearing a cozy cardigan sweater!

Here are a bunch of my affordable favorites that can be shipped to you ASAP:

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