Friday, July 25, 2014

Denim and Detoxing


Mid Rise Slim Flare Jean by Express | Fitted Denim Shirt by Express | Wedges by Express | 3.1 Phillip Lim Blush Pashli Bag via Nordstrom | Ray-Ban Classic Aviators | Jewelry: Gold Leaf Hoop Earrings, Druzy and Agate Pendant Necklace, Pave Bar Hand Chain, Double Ring (all by Express) Henri Bendel No. 7 Chunky Cuff | Watch: Rolex | Lips: MAC Relentlessly Red Matte

Swim Week kind of wiped me out. After four days of sweltering heat, runway shows, barely there bikinis, more sweltering heat, meetings, and a few parties, a girl needs her rest. Not to say it isn’t fun. I mean, I love spending the week previewing next season’s designs, hanging out with my favorite bloggers, and connecting with industry professionals –  BUT it’s. so. crazy. hot. In fact, there were many discussions amongst my friends about starting a petition to move Swim Week to December or January. (We like to humor ourselves.) I spent most of Saturday with a terrible headache, likely from dehydration, and know of at least two girls that suffered some type of heat-related illness. Even the countless tubs of sponsored SmartWater didn’t help.
How did I recover this week? By keeping it casual in jeans and hitting up my favorite juice bars as much as possible. I’ve found myself reaching for denim a lot more frequently lately, and I especially love the cut of the new mid-rise skinny flare from Express. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and make my 5’4” frame look model tall - which is always a win in my book. (Stylist secret: A boot cut or flare jean in a medium to dark denim hue paired with heels or wedges always gives the illusion of a longer leg!) To polish this look for the office, I accessorized with gold jewelry and hoop earrings to play up the vintage 70s vibe of the jeans. My detox this week has consisted of a super green smoothie from Ten Fruits for breakfast and an acai bowl or salad from Jugo Fresh for lunch. (I’m so glad they’ve both opened up shop in Coral Gables.) I typically eat really clean, but alas the Fashion Week champagne diet is unavoidable… cheers to getting back on the wagon!


This post was made possible by Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Essentials with Olay Total Effects + Miami Swim Week Giveaway

Acacia Crochet Bikini Top & Bottom | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Rose Gonzales Bracelets | Olay Total Effects Citrus Face Scrub & Total Effects Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 | Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer | Victoria’s Secret Beach Waves Hair Spray

When I spend three days in a row wearing little more on my face than moisturizer and highlighter it’s safe to say that summer is in full swing. There’s nothing I love more than living in my bikini, rocking glowy skin, and fresh beach waves, but just because my routine is a little more basic doesn’t mean it’s basic, know what I mean? Looking good at the beach isn’t all about sweating it out at the gym, (though that’s probably the most important). Every Miami girl’s swimsuit wardrobe is just as essential as her arsenal of killer shoes, myself included. This season I’m crushing hard on Aussie brand Acacia Swimwear. I just wore this crochet style last weekend and it’s already one of my faves thanks to its perfect cut and almost neon orange hue. It’s as close to the perfect bikini as you can get.
When it comes to my summertime skincare routine, I like to ramp up the SPF from 15 to 30 since I’m wearing less makeup and spending more time in the sun. I prep my skin for a day at the beach by first exfoliating my whole body, including my face. Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Face Scrub is great for daily use because it’s gentle, minimizes pores, and makes your skin appear brighter and smoother – exactly what you want when going bare-faced at the beach. I follow that up with my go-to moisturizer, Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer with SolaSheer Technology SPF 30. In addition to keeping my skin hydrated (but never oily!) I love that this moisturizer is all-in-one, providing Broad Spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays while delivering anti-aging benefits. The finishing touch is a little shimmer & highlighter on my cheekbones using Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer No. 8, which I also like to use on my lips sometimes.

I’ve partnered with Olay to attend Cosmopolitan en EspaƱol’s 8th annual Summer Splash Fashion Show as their social media ambassador. Make sure to follow my instagram and twitter @KellySaks on Friday, July 18th starting at 8PM for exclusive backstage beauty coverage from the event by following #OlaySplash. Want to experience it in person? If you’re in Miami, you can win tickets to join me! Read on for your chance to win…

  • Submit your favorite summertime skincare tip via Twitter for the chance to win a ticket to the event. (Must be 21+ to enter.)
  • Follow and tag @KellySaks and @OlayUS
  • Tag #OlaySplash
  • Twitter submissions end on Sunday, July 13th at 8 PM EST. Winners will be notified by July 16th.  

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay Total Effects. All opinions and text are my own.

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Shout out to DISfunkshion Magazine for featuring me as one of four "Bloggers to Know" in their just released Summer issue! How cute is the layout? Not cuter than my girl Jana, featured above me. ::waves:: The issue is available for purchase in bookstores nationwide. You can check out DISfunkshion online and on instagram at @disfunkshionmag.
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