It finally feels like spring in New York City, and I am so excited to be able to wear a few of my favorite warmer weather pieces, new and old. Sweaters are cozy, but I am beyond ready for tank tops and cutoffs!

Lucky for me, my office is relatively casual, so I am free to express my personal style most days a week. I picked up this denim jumpsuit from Reformation after coveting a similar one by Second Skin Overalls for over a year, and it is perfect for springtime in NYC.

This piece has a vintage feel with a modern relaxed silhouette, which makes getting dressed super easy–just add a pair of booties and you’re out the door! The no-fuss fit with structured details makes this jumpsuit ideal for the office, and the flare leg is a fun change of pace from the tapered overalls/utility suits I usually wear. Not to mention, it is really flattering and it feels just as good as it looks.

There are definitely dozens of ways to style a basic piece like this one, but today, I am playing up the vintage vibes with my favorite cat-eye sunnies (thrifted from Melrose Trading Post in L.A.), a bright orange lip and my go-to worn-in brown leather booties. I also added my Pop & Suki camera bag, because that comes pretty much everywhere with me.

Shop my look:

Jumpsuit, Reformation

Bag, Pop & Suki

Lip color, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Freckle Fiesta, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

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I definitely live by Glossier’s “Skin first. Makeup second” motto. (I suppose that’s why they thought I’d make a good Rep!) So, I am always thrilled when I find a makeup product that works great *and* has added skincare benefits.

At the beginning of the year, I took a poll via Instagram (@maduhlyn_) to better gauge the interest of all my followers. In addition to more personal style content, Haute Mess readers requested I do more skincare-related posts. I thought skin-loving makeup would be a topic my community would really enjoy!

Bali body BB Cream: Most HM readers know that I much prefer BB creams and lightweight skin tins over traditional foundation (and that I talk about this product in particular ad nauseam on here). In addition to natural-looking coverage, Bali Body’s formula is loaded with essential skincare. Hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting moisture, while marine collagen restores elasticity and green tea fights bacteria and inflammation. All three of these ingredients work together to create a smooth, plump and even base.

Glossier Cloud Paint: Much like Bali Body’s BB Cream, this gel-cream blush contains collagen. This ingredient holds a ton of moisture to soften and plump the skin, restoring its youthful appearance. Cloud Paint‘s build-able consistency really enhances your natural complexion and gives you that flushed-from-within glow!

Glossier Haloscope: Even though this one-of-a-kind highlighter was my first-ever Glossier purchase, I don’t talk about Haloscope nearly enough on HM.

This dual-effect highlighter delivers shimmer (thanks to its outer ring made of real crystal extracts), as well as a naturally dewy glow (because its inner core is a mix of coconut and castor seed oils).

Similarly, Haloscope contains sweet almond oil, an intensely nourishing and moisturizing ingredient that smooths and softens the skin. Because of this, Haloscope never emphasizes texture–unlike so many other highlighters.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday: The best lip balm ever! A double dose of emollients castor seed oil and lanolin lock-in moisture and provide relief for sensitive skin. Meanwhile, cupacu fruit extract (rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) provides long-lasting hydration that melts into the skin; beeswax not only moisturizers, but it also creates a barrier to protect the lips.

Antioxidant extracts from rice bran and rosemary lead combat skin damage caused by free radicals. Balm Dotcom in Birthday does all this while leaving your lips with a gorgeous holographic shimmer and a good-enough-to-eat birthday cake scent.

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You’ve probably figured out–if you’ve been following me for longer than, say, five seconds–that denim makes up a huge chunk of my wardrobe 😉

When it comes to apparel that isn’t activewear/loungewear, there is *nothing* more comfortable or confidence-boosting than worn-in denim (not even a super flow-y maxi dress, in my opinion)!

I’m not too sure what constitutes a denim expert–or if there is even such thing as one–but I *am* sure that if that label truly existed, it would be branded across my forehead.

Over the years I have tried an insane amount of denim in search of that ultra-flattering cut and a second-skin fit. And I want to save other women the trial and error by sharing my most-loved pairs with you!

One Teaspoon: This is one of the first labels that, as an adult, I really feel like resonated with me. I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous wash, impeccable details and fashionable fit of the Awesome Baggies in the Cobain wash.

Since then, I have expanded my collection to include more of the Australian label’s statement-making denim, including one of my favorite pieces of all-time: a white utility-inspired  jumpsuit.

One Teaspoon has really mastered those badass, rock ‘n’ roll vibes, and I am so obsessed!

Revice: From the second I pulled these bad boys on, they were both comfortable and flattering. Inspired by the shape and cut of vintage denim, Revice jeans really lift your bum and flatten your stomach. Bonus–they are made in the U.S. (LA, to be exact) with premium-quality, durable materials.

Levi’s Wedgie Fit: As soon as I picked these up, I knew I should have done it sooner! The Levi’s Wedgie Fit are the most comfortable and flattering jeans I have ever worn.

They have the high-rise look of a “mom” jean, but the wedgie fit, as the name suggests, tightens and perks-up your bum (whereas mom jeans tend to flatten and elongate the backside).

I also love that these jeans are snug through the thigh with a tapered (but not-too-tight!) ankle–perfect for pairing with literally any shoe.

Re/done: Re/done gets a lot of hype from bloggers and influencers, but they really are a great investment. Manufactured in Los Angeles from recycled denim, Re/done jeans are beyond durable.

The label’s range of essential pieces are great no matter what your style is like. Personally, I think they are ideal for creating a chic model-off-duty look.

In addition to classic jeans, Re/done is also known for a handful of signature styles. My favs? The Ass Rip jeans, which have a cheeky tear right below the bum. I love that the tear is reinforced so you never have to worry about it getting any bigger!

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This month I chose to read Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work: Rewriting The Rules For Success! It was a great read and really inspired me to put together a post all about my strategies for staying productive at the office throughout the day (and even throughout the week).

The President’s elder daughter is an excellent role model for women of all ages. As a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and a mom to three young kids, Ivanka inspires many young professionals–especially women–all over the globe.

I read her first book The Trump Card a couple years ago, and was so excited when she debuted this one a number of months back. To this day I still keep a lot of what Ivanka has to say in mind, both on and off the job.

Write it down: Before I start anything work-related, I make sure to write it down. This is how I start any and every assignment or project because it really helps me to organize my thoughts. Plus, it’s great to have a physical record of everything tucked away safely in a notebook.

I also keep track of everything with the help of a weekly/monthly planner! Writing down my daily goals and plans really helps me stay on-track.

Organize your space: My ability to concentrate is severely diminished by a messy workspace. Whether I’m at home or at the office, I always keep everything in its spot.

Several times a day, I will take a few minutes to tidy up my space. This technique is definitely more effective than letting the space get super-messy and having to spend a half hour at a time getting all my things organized again.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water isn’t so much a rule for the office as it is a rule for life in general! I feel unstoppable when I am hydrated, and that is essential because I go from task to task often throughout the day. To stay alert and keep from crashing during the afternoon, I always carry a reusable water bottle with me, which brings me to my next piece of advice…

Ditch coffee: I’ve never been a coffee drinker. Instead, I go for green tea or other healthier forms of caffeine and energy. This helps me avoid distracting jitters while working, as well as crashing before the job is done.

Dress comfortably: Looking polished doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort! There are so many timeless, gorgeous and–most of all–comfortable pieces on the market today. Recent trends and changes in style have also made it acceptable to wear comfier, more casual pieces as part of your everyday wardrobe. (Meaning certain sneakers look fashionable, as do baggy sweaters and slacks.)

At work, I tend to go for simple, relaxed pieces. Then, I add a few statement-making accessories or fun makeup to dress things up. I find that I am my most productive when my outfits are tidy and I am not distracted by how uncomfortable I feel. My go-to combos are high-rise cigarette jeans and a fitted t-shirt, or ankle-length slacks and a chunky knit sweater.

Take time away from screens: Even if tech helps you get the job done, don’t be afraid to step away from your phone, tablet and/or laptop/desktop during the day! As a PR professional, these digital tools play a huge factor in the work I do, but I understand that to be my most productive, I need to take regular breaks from them.

A few times per day, I’ll turn my computer to “sleep” mode, put my phone in a drawer, and do some work behind the camera or in a notebook. This always leaves me feeling refreshed and productive. I am definitely very lucky to have a dynamic career that allows me to be on my feet often, talking with clients and co-workers, and observing the daily operations of the company.

Collect inspo: This is especially important for those of you who, like me, work in a creative field. At work and at home, I love to keep tons of magazines and books for reference–I’ll even pull out the pages that really catch my eye and hang them on my bulletin board.

Collecting inspiration this way is great because it’s affordable and easy to change as needed. Plus, you have direct access to it throughout the day (and it is another productive activity that doesn’t involve screens)!

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Don’t get me wrong—matte lips are all right. But I totally prefer a glossy lip (or something with at least a little sheen).

I have been indulging in the world of lip gloss since I was about 10-years-old, so trust me when I say that I know my stuff.

While matte lips can easily look dry, crusty and messy if they are not applied/maintained properly, you really can’t go wrong with a gloss. They make your lips appear fuller and require less precision and babysitting (ideal for the on-the-go lives we millennials seem to live)!

Although I love just about every lip gloss I meet, some are definitely better than others. The following are my absolute favs 😉

Kylie Cosmetics Sugar Plum: Every shade in Kylie’s In Love With The Koko set is truly gorgeous, but the gloss is something else! This gorgeous warm nude is insanely shimmery and shiny, creating a high-impact look. Loaded with gold reflects, Sugar Plum pairs perfectly with all those bronze-y makeup products–perfect for transforming yourself into a glow-y goddess. From the In Love With The Koko set, Kylie Cosmetics, $40

Glossier Lip Gloss: Like MAC’s Lip Glass, but better! With no shimmer, sparkle or pigment of any kind, this Lip Gloss will leave your lips with a crystal-clear glassy shine. The Vitamin E-rich formula means that this guy is non-sticky and never goopy. (Plus, it won’t cause your lips to peel!)

Lip Gloss works great over pretty much any lip color (especially Glossier’s Generation G range), but I really love wearing it on its own. $14, Glossier

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm: This is the first “grown-up” lip gloss I ever owned. And with a name like Orgasm, it definitely isn’t the gloss I had as a kid.

If you love the post-bedroom flush NARS’ cult-favorite cheek color gives your face, you’ll totally be into the lip gloss version!

Although I have yet to do so, I would definitely be down to try this lightweight formula in other shades. (I’ve had my eyes on Hot Sand for the longest time!) $26, Sephora

NYX Butter Gloss: I own way too many of these. But, they have such rich color payoff for a gloss, so I really can’t help it! Bold colors, killer shine and complete lack of shimmer/sparkles instantly made Butter Gloss my favorite lip product from the drugstore.

Tiramisu is a universally flattering nude shade that I know I can count on time and time again. $4.99, Ulta

Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child: When I wrote about this product in a monthly favorites post not too long ago, I mentioned that it was the best lip gloss ever—and I definitely stand by that claim now!

Moon Child is a light pink-ish nude with the tiniest gold reflects throughout. It isn’t super-pigmented, but the creamy color is definitely noticeable–making this gloss perfect for throwing over any nude lip liner (my go-to is ColourPop’s Oh Snap) and heading out the door. $6, ColourPop

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