stop being a stress face

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News flash: I did not wake up like this. My skin has a tendency to run dry and, thanks to my recent travel schedule (due in large part to the fact that Katie and I don’t currently reside in the same country, which has made a case for teleportation as of late), I have developed a case of what I like to call “stress face.” Marked by anything from a reemergence of adolescence in the form of Mount Vesuvius on my chin to early onset crows feet, “stress face” is an epidemic of epic proportions and I don’t care what Beyonce says, my skin is anything but flawless.

At first blush, constantly jetting off to someplace new seemed like a dream. The reality, however, involves jet-lag, airplanes, a lack of water and lots of stress surrounding just being in the airport period. Throw in changes in water hardness, living out of a suitcase and lack of sleep, and my skin could become a case study.

I made the mistake the first few trips of just using whatever I could fit into my ziplock baggie (don’t judge) and drinking as much coffee as I could get the flight attendant to pour me in order to work on the plane.  When I found myself starting to believe that the Curious Case of Benjamin Button could have something to do with my newfound fourteen-meets-forty year old skin, I decided it was time to actually pay attention to the state of my face. These days, I make sure I keep water on hand at all times while travelling, continually moisturize my face (on and off the plane) and actually pay attention to what products I am using. This trip I brought with me Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Future collection, which is both moisturizing and anti-aging (i.e., the perfect cure for “stress face”). Unlike a lot of anti-aging products which put an emphasis on acids, the Flawless Future collection uses Ceramide to combat skin stressers which moisturizes instead of drying out already stressed skin. Not to mention, all three products are in perfectly sized under 3 oz. containers ideal for carrying on. It’s like they knew…

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skin products –  Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum / Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Eye Gel / Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Moisture Cream
wearing – t-shirt: c/o Calypso St. Barth / jeans: Frame Denim / shoes: Yosi Samra / hat: vintage Stetson / luggage: Diane von Furstenberg

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Elizabeth Arden via Refinery 29. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Elizabeth Arden.

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what katie wore: the higher the waist

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t-shirt: ATM (less expensive option here) / pants: LUBLU Kira Plastinina (similar here and here) / necklace: Ashley Pittman (we also love this lariat necklace) / sunglasses: c/o Triple Graces (similar here and here) / handbag: Celine (a less expensive option here) / sandals: Birkenstock / earrings: similar here / bracelets: Hermes / rings: see this post

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if the shirt fits, buy them all

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Finding the right boyfriend cut shirt is almost as difficult as finding the right boyfriend. Sure, we could just go out and commit ourselves to any Tom, Dick or Scary, but picking some random doesn’t mean he fits. Until we met Bret, we made a lot of our own excuses about the boyfriend button-downs we had run across, often thinking with a little altering they would change and fit us perfectly. Let us be the first to tell you, nobody changes. Not you, not your family and not your boyfriend(shirt). And wasting time trying to fit a square peg into a round armhole is, well, a waste of time and good fabric. Not to sound supercilious, but when you find the right one, you’ll know.

Oversized and fitted in all the right places, we found the Koch Bret top just before we gave up all hope of settling down and committed ourselves to a lifetime of corporate dress shirts (it was a scary time). The good news? We found it, we fell and collectively we now have it in about six different colors. Moral of this love story? We got our happy ending and you can, too.

While cloning a good boyfriend isn’t an option, buying the same shirt is. Bonus roundKoch is offering TKC readers a pretty sweet discount just in time for fall.  Think 15% off with code TKC15The discount code is good for the next week and with the click of a button, this could be you going all googly eyed over your boo. See?? This is why we love them.  So thoughtful.

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both shirts: c/o KOCH

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