Kate Middleton

When we were approached to do a Kate Middleton look with The Girls With Glasses we couldn’t turn it down.  Kate Middleton has become quite the fashion icon and we love her classic style. We were able to recreate Kate’s look on our friend Summer and we hate to sound cocky but… (nailed it.)


photos by: Red Poppy Photography

Pictures of inspiration:

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 1st wedding anniversary
Image: LONDON : Prince William engaged

Want to steal Kate’s style for yourself? Watch our quick tutorial and you’re on your way.

Makeup used:

MAC: Groundwork Paint Pot, Print Eyeshadow, Blacktrack Eyeliner, Graphblack Eyeliner, Peach Blossom Lipstick, Dainty Blush

Hair products:
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, Goldwell Top Whip Mousse, Biolage Thermal Active Spray, Argan Oil, Velcro Rollers, Curling Iron

currently obsessed: skincare

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1. Goldfaden MD Light Treatment: a great dark spot corrector, this product contains no harsh chemicals like most other lightening products (bye-bye hydroquinone) and is safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding–it’s also great for uber-sensitive skin! It lightens hyperpigmentation that comes from sun damage and pregnancy mask while moisturizing and brightening.

2. Apothederm Moisurizing Cream: one of the BEST night creams I’ve ever tried. Feels like silk and makes my skin baby-soft.

3. Doterra Melaleuca: my favorite spot treatment for this pesky pregnancy skin. safe, effective, natural.

4. Image Ormedic Cleanser: I’ve been using this organic cleanser for YEARS. It’s foamy yet gentle and returns your skin’s PH balance back to normal. I recommend it to all my clients.

5. Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask: this exfoliant combines fruit enzymes with glycolic acid and dissolves all the dead skin cells and removes impurities. I use it on my clients after dermaplaning and they always love it!



1. Goldfaden MD Sun Visor SPF 30 Mist :  wish someone would have told the 16 year old Hillary about this product.  I absolutely love that it doesn’t clog my pores and is so easy to use, I even mist it on my littles!

2.  Regenerist Night Recovery Cream :  this product is no stranger to our favorite list.  get a mini-face lift while you sleep and, bonus, it smells like heaven.

3. Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub :    finally!  a product that i love and have peace of mind using!!  It is OB/GYN and Dermatologist Recommended and safe to use while pregnant or nursing.  My skin seriously felt like my newborns behind after I used it.  Two thumbs, way, WAY up!

4.  Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash:  Since we can’t all have C’s skin…  this is a sister product to the aforementioned.  Safe to use and seriously helped my acne prone skin out in the first use.  LOVE.

5.  Apothederm Hydrating Eye Cream:  minimizes my dark circles and takes that “stayed up with the newborn all night” eye puff away!  A dream cream!

6:  Kypris Antioxidant Dew : This all natural elixir is great for my unbalanced skin.  I use it at night and my skin feels so fresh and hydrated by morning.

how to: wear a maxi skirt

Maxi skirts. This trend is one of my favorites but it can also be tricky to find something to wear with them. With a long skirt, the proportions have to be right or else your body can end up looking weird!


{my most recent maxi skirt purchase. got it at TJ Maxx!}

There are a few different types of maxi’s and what you wear with them depends on the silhouette.

I personally love a flowy maxi with breezy fabric. With this style, pair with a tucked in plain tee (fitted is better to balance out the volume of the skirt), a graphic tee (half tucked in, half out), or a denim vest. With this flowy style, make sure the top is tucked into the skirt (at least partially) to define your waist.

If you decide to go with a more form fitting knit maxi, the best thing to do is pair it with something flowy. If you don’t want to tuck it in (some people think this creates more width around the middle for those who carry their weight there), belt it to define your waist.

Accessories: I like to wear longer pendant necklaces to bring out the length of the skirt. And I always seem to pair a maxi with cute sandals! Unless the skirt is way too long I prefer the casual nature of sandals. Also, feel free to mix patterns! I love a floral tee with a stripe skirt or a stripe top with an abstract skirt.

my outfit details plus my picks for maxis and what to pair them with:


Brenn - Not sure if you guys know, but the “shop my picks” seem to always be empty?

Courtney - Hi Brenn, They are showing up on our end (I checked on a few different computers to make sure!). Not sure why they wouldn’t show up for you. I’ll look into it! Thanks! xo-C

Brenn - Courtney–out of curiosity I changed my browser, and there it all was! I usually use Google Chrome, but when I switched to Safari I could see all you picks just fine. :)

Guilt-free shopping

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always (read: rarely) have money to spend on clothes, shoes, etc. That’s why most of my outfits are from places like Nordstrom Rack and are likely on sale. I am a bargain shopper at heart and the thrill of getting things at a major deal always appeals to me more than breaking the bank. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is like crack for people like me. It’s NEXT SEASON’S clothes at a discount, for crying out loud. That said, the only stuff I am allowing myself to consider buying from Anniversary Sale this year are $50 and under. When searching the sale with that criteria, I was afraid that not much would show up. Much to my surprise (and excitement!) over 900 items were listed under $50! Here’s my list of the best of the best under fifty bucks.

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shop my picks:

Weekend Wardrobe: stripes forever

i don’t know that i will ever get over my obsession with all things stripes.  this dress is no exception.  it’s thin, light, and easy to throw on which is what my summer wardrobe checklist is made of.  and i would like to personally thank the designer for the taking the time to compliment a woman’s {post partum} figure by giving me a waist.  thank you.





Lipgloss: by Advanced Mineral Makeup

Photography by Cami Parker from camitakesphotos.com

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