it’s friday, i’m in love || 12/29/17

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this friday, i’m in love with…

tata harper’s retinoic nutrient face oil || i’ve battled to maintain clear skin my entire life and while i thought i had things under control (i’m 32 for crying out loud -why must i still deal with acne?!), my face has recently decided to be all kinds of unruly. after a visit to the dermatologist and a facial still hadn’t quite remedied the issue, santa brought me some new tata harper products and in using them this past week, i feel like i might be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. one product in particular that i’ve been impressed by is tata’s retinoic nutrient face oil. per the website, “this concentrated face oil infuses the skin with essential vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants to transform dry, chapped irritated patches into balanced, radiant looking skin. hydrates dull, lackluster skin for a brighter, more radiant appearance. biocompatible nutrients restore balance to chapped, irritated skin.” after i cleanse with this, i roll it all over my face and massage it into my skin. it seems strange to put oil on blemish-prone skin, but my epidermis has been soaking it up and the results have been remarkable. here’s hoping the clear skin train continues into 2018. choo choo.

athleta high rise chaturanga tight || you may have seen in my instagram stories that santa gifted me some sassy striped leggings for christmas. i’m here to tell you that if you haven’t discovered athleta (the gap brand’s sportier cousin), you’re missing out on some seriously cute, comfortable, and very affordable workout wear. these tights are so flattering with their high-waisted cut and though the stripes are cut horizontally (which tends to make one look wider than they really are), i swear it’s some type of optical illusion because i think the contrary is true! at any rate, i highly recommend this particular style from athleta’s vast collection. below are a few more options of the chaturanga tight:


favorite outfits from the week include: julia’s loungewear and krystal’s gorgeous tulle gown


a sneak peek of what’s coming next week: 

dear 2017 (my yearly blog recap) -will be up on sunday!

fringe sweater

simple style for a new year + my 2018 style resolutions


three things i’m looking forward to this weekend:

a three-day weekend with no travel!

star wars at the fancy theater with the hubs

a beachside stroll + coffee on new year’s day


and in case you missed it, here’s what appeared on the blog this week:

dressed up black on black

my favorite things from 2017


alright, loves, i’m officially signing off until the new year –although as i mentioned above i will be back on sunday with my yearly recap so be sure to check back in then.

otherwise, i wish you a very happy, fun, and safe new year’s eve/day celebrations! three cheers to a fresh start, a fresh outlook, and a year filled with growth and blessings. i appreciate each and every one of you!

cliche joke in three, two… see you next year!


  • Aunt Teresa
    December 29, 2017

    Glad you found skin products that work for you, and I hope they continue to do their job (choo-choo). Your skin always looks lovely to me so you must be doing something right. It will be fun to see you EOY recap… this year seemed to fly by so quickly. You’ll be celebrating 1-year shortly… hard to believe.
    (BTW – when you both decide to add 20-inches to your household, be prepared for skin changes.)
    See you in the new year.

    • srivera
      December 29, 2017

      Fingers crossed we keep down this road (choo-choo, indeed)! And yes, can you believe it?! This year has flown! Thank you for all of the love this year, looking forward to more fun in 2018.


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