Sunday, July 19, 2015

You're invited to an evening of style at the Richmond Tiffany & Co.!

It's a steamy Sunday here in the RVA Metro, so I feel like spending the day inside and crossing items off my to-do list. Anyone else's seem to grow over the summer months? One of the events I've been meaning to share with you all is quite exciting! On Friday, July 31, from 7 - 9 p.m. the Tiffany & Co. at Stony Point Fashion Park is hosting the 'Style and Social Media' event - and I'd love for you to attend! Kick off your weekend with a luxurious detour of champagne, refreshments, and fine jewelry with one of the most iconic brands in the fashion industry.

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This event is all about having fun out with friends or your significant other in a chic and stylish setting. Come see the collections you've surely seen in print but never in person, including the "T" and ATLAS collections, while reacquainting yourself with your favorites from Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, and Schlumberger. Maybe it's time to consider a Celebration ring to add to your jewelry collection, or you need that perfect accessory for your Fall wardrobe. I will be in attendance and will be so happy to share my styling advice with you.

Other local bloggers attending as co-hosts will be:

Joanna Avant | Instagram: @JoannaAvant | JoannaAvant
Jordan Taylor Nolan | Instagram: @jordantaylornolan | petiteMODERN
Caroline Logan | Instagram: @SweetCarolineRVA | Sweet Caroline RVA

What's on your Tiffany & Co. wish list?

The below is what's on my wish list... and my 30th birthday is on Monday, August 3rd... anyone want to surprise me with a little blue box?

Tiffany & Co Richmond wish list

We hope to see you at the Richmond Tiffany & Co. event on Friday, July 31! Click here to
RSVP and let them know Whitney of WorthyStyle sent you!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sponsored post and giveaway: Summer skincare routine with Elements of Carytown

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I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far! Things here have been busy busy busy. I'm always hoping for a spare few hours of sunlight everyday, whether to stretch out on the lounge on the deck, enjoy a glass of wine with friends or go to the rooftop pool at ACAC. That said, I've gradually come to understand how precious one's skin is. From multiple family members with various cancers, to my own skincare scares, I know it's all up to me to protect this important, environmental barrier for the body! You're probably not all that surprised that I'm doing another great post featuring Elements Beauty Shop, the local woman-owned business that carries unique products with no animal testing.

My summer skincare routine is simple - same routine that I use in the cooler months - just with a slightly altered product line due to the change in humidity, temperature, and sun exposure. For me, this means being cognizant about oiliness and making sure to avoid that if at all possible. Here's a great local news clip from this Spring, when Jeannie of Elements Beauty Shop was on CBS Virginia This Morning - giving great tips on skincare and seasonal changes:

So, what is my summer skincare routine? I've been so happy with my Erno Lazslo and Peter Thomas Roth items. It may be a bit product-heavy but I've certainly been pleased with my skin's transformation! I have a cleansing routine and a moisturizing routine, both of which adapt as the season progresses.

My cleansing routine is actually two separate programs. Twice a week (1x a day), I use the Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel. The remaining days of the week I use the Erno Laszlo Starter Kit. As I've mentioned previously, this three-item kit is a wonderful introduction to the entire Erno Laszlo line. These products let you start with Laszlo's famous "The Ritual" - a mixture of a cleansing oil, specialized cleansing bar for face, and a light controlling lotion (aka moisturizer). The steps and the way to execute this process is key to getting the skin you deserve. These beauty products have been used for over 50 years by Hollywood's elite. These products have helped my normal/combination skin control oil, minimize pores around my nose and cheeks by the nose, and improved overall skin texture.

WorthyStyle #ElementsBeautyBloggers summer cleansing routine

Erno Laszlo Starter Kit
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My moisturizing routine is also two separate programs. For the AM hours, I use the Erno Laszlo Oil Control Day Lotion - and just make sure to use a blotting paper on my face and neck twice a day - once around 10AM and the second time at around 4 or 5PM. I enjoy using the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask twice a week at bedtime. If I apply it more frequently, my skin gets greasy because it is a dense, rich cream. Twice to three times a week seems to be ideal for me. The rest of the week, I apply the Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream. This night cream plumps my skin without adding any oil to my complexion.

WorthyStyle #ElementsBeautyBloggers summer moisturizing routine

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Be sure to check out my favorite products from Elements Beauty Shop on my special Whitney of Worthy Style - Elements Beauty Blogger Pinterest board!

There are so many great ways to get more for your money with this store:

  • - There's the 10% off promo code I mentioned above
  • - The loyalty program where if you set up an online account and purchase online you earn points for your order/Facebook shares/writing and posting reviews to their e-commerce site that all add up to $$ off your next online purchase (i.e. $30 and change off my most recent order!).
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Friday, June 12, 2015

It feels like summer!

Happy Friday to you all. It certainly has felt like summer here in RVA since April. Maybe a week or two of random chilly days, but overall we've had high 70s to low 90s and increasing humidity as the days go by. It's been a busy Spring for me, with lots of change.

After almost four years in the state government, I left the Office of the Attorney General to go into the private sector. As if that change in itself wasn't an adjustment, I also faced a major professional promotion as I went from Legal Secretary in Criminal Litigation to a Paralegal in Civil Litigation. It's been an incredible five weeks with a lot of learning, some overwhelming days, but being brought into the fold of an amazing office. Everyone in my new work is great, my commute and benefits are awesome, and the compensation makes me really really happy. A new job means new haircut and color! My childhood friend of 27 years - Marcella - is an incredibly talented hair stylist as well as one of my favorite people EVER. It's been so wonderful getting to have fun times with her both at her work and out and about. The above photo was taken after I'd left my OAG office for the last time, and she helped me start my new beginning with a literal bang! of delicious prosecco, snackies, and Begonias.

In April, I went on a road trip. It was a wonderful time and full of lots of reflection for me because the Gulf Coast did not want to give me the 'Sunny and 75' weather I was hoping for. Rain 9 out of 10 days... still cannot believe that... over around 3,000 miles of our beautiful country. I was able to celebrate a wedding, visit family, do some family history, check multiple family graves, eat seafood... all in all, those kinds of things were great. But lots of activities I would've enjoyed on a sunny day after a long day of driving was literally rained upon. Oh well!

Since the trip, I've really made the point of setting time aside for myself. Thoughtful solo time. Whether it's reading magazines and lounging in the sun to window shopping for a few hours, it does me a lot of good. My health is still always a priority for me, so I ended up running a 4 Miler with my coworkers and it went... OK! The weather that evening was the random chilly day I mentioned above, with downpour of rain and fog, but somehow, I finished the damn thing. #Winning

But having PCOS and Celiac does mean I've had to really target whatever I'm eating. I've come to realize that I do need to eat more. More frequently and higher portions. I ended up at to around 150 lbs over the winter, but I'm still over the moon over my shape/frame/body. I guess you could say those 6 pounds have redistributed themselves into places I just don't mind. The biggest thing is the energy levels I don't have. I have to eat more of the things I know I'm deficient in - a multivitamin just doesn't cut it for me. Potassium, B vitamins, D vitamins, Iron, and Calcium are things I just am working really hard at staying proactive about. Kale, whole milk, fish (certain kinds), orange juice, grapefruit juice, pork and red meat over chicken, etc. etc. eating these things while not making my blood sugar skyrocket... - it's not easy but I've been grateful that I can afford to eat such good things and keep helping my body function as best as I can without using artificial foods to do it.

More soon!