Look of the Day: Black Shift, Flat Sandals + Lilac Lips

Above: No time (or desire!) to wash hair?  Three braids at bedtime = wavy hair reflective of more effort than was actually expended!
Today’s look is appropriate for work while being ever so comfortable in warm weather…simple and restrained, it’s black on black without an ounce of austerity. 
Kindly scroll on for images, details, a beauty product breakdown and the Bottom Line…
Above: The full look.
Outfit + Accessory Details:

Above: These Via Spiga sandals will take me through the warmer months with ease…love the tiny platform. 
Above: I think I need to reorganize my spare bookshelf…publisher review copies abound in chaos. 
Above: Wavy hair.
Above: This full face look lasted all day…I took this after 8 hours of teaching.
Products for the face include:

Above: The lilac lip…fresher than pink but still demure.
Above: Almost crossing the “glow” line…fairly certain my house was over 85 degrees when I took this!

Bottom Line: The unseasonable springtime heatwave plaguing Southern CA this week is causing me to embrace airy and comfortable options a bit sooner than I anticipated.  Hope that you are feeling cooler, wherever you may be!

What is working for YOU this week?


–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (10)

  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    You look absolutely beautiful near or far! I love those sandals, definitely my style!

    May 15, 2014 at 8:16 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, lovely friend!!! You must check out the sandals…totally perfect for island life and they'd be adorable on you!


      –The Beauty Professor

      May 16, 2014 at 5:31 am
  • Kainita Reply

    Hello dear B.P,

    Thanks so much for this lovely look of the day! The black shift really suits you and I imagine is incredibly comfortable to be wearing on a hot day, when you don't want anything too clingy. Your skin looks absolutely amazing, with an almost blur-effect finish that just looks so sophisticated. Nothing seems to be particularly working for me this work (hello that time of the month acne & blotting), however I have just ordered the Anastasia Dip brow pomade which I am so excited to finally try:)

    Wishing you a wonderful and fulfilling week, Karen xxoo

    May 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Karen,

      My pleasure…thank you for the sweet feedback. Yes, I love looser dress on warm days…much better for ventilation ; )

      Thank you for your kind words about my skin…good skincare and foundation have been a great help and I have been experimenting with the newly released Skindinavia primer spray (as a last step before foundation); it helps to refine pores and keep oil at bay, especially in extreme heat like we've had in Southern CA lately.

      Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Dip Brow…it is definitely a part of my daily routine and will be so good in the dead of summer as well!

      I hope your week has been wonderful and that your weekend is full of blissful rest and relaxation…xoxo and talk soon!

      –The Beauty Professor

      May 16, 2014 at 5:35 am
  • Sherry P Reply

    I have pulled out all the summer stops here in Texas as it has been in the 90's. I am beginning to find that a couple of my foundations and CC creams that I trialed are actually going to be very effective for the heat this year. Love your blog and your candid assessment along with product help. Thank you!!

    May 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Sherry!

      Ahh…90s in Texas already?! I feel your pain! This week has reached over 100 each day and I live right by the beach…it's crazy and most of the houses in the area (including ours) don't have air conditioning because it NEVER gets this warm!

      What foundations and CC creams are you finding success with?

      Thanks for your support…I shall try to keep the reviews coming ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      May 16, 2014 at 5:40 am
  • jessigreer Reply

    I love it! You look fantastic-I just found the sandals in stock at Bloomingdales and was lucky enough to order a pair in my size-thanks for sharing 😉

    May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you!

      I am so glad were able to track down the sandals…I meant to link to them but somehow my link didn't go through (it's fixed now!)…super glad that Bloomie's still has them in stock.

      Enjoy them…xoxo and have a lovely weekend,

      –The Beauty Professor

      May 16, 2014 at 5:42 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Beautifull look. I hope your students do not loose her comprehension…
    Greetings from Germany

    May 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you!

      I hope all is well in Germany ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      May 16, 2014 at 5:44 am

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