New feature alert ! The “My Week in Outfits” feature looks at 7 days of outfits of other stylish women so all of us can take a peek into their closets. Just #peachesandblush on your Insta posts, so we can feature you too. But first…lets start with Parnika.

The Low Down

Who: Parnika Goel

Profession: Works at Facebook

Location: Palo Alto

Instagram id: Parnika Goel

Parnika says, “I have an academic background in Philosophy. Initially my plan was to continue in the field of academics and I spent a significant amount of time just researching/writing. After I married my husband Akash and moved to the San Francisco bay area, I got exposed to a lot of exciting opportunities and dynamic roles that I wanted to explore. Currently, I look after, create and manage content at Facebook. Philosophy helped me develop sharp critical thinking skills that helped me both land this job and be great at it.

My work style

There’s a very non-fancy, nerd vibe at Facebook, most times people are wearing Facebook merchandise to work – Facebook T shirts and Facebook hoodies. Athleisure is HUGE here, since people are so committed to their health; they head to work straight from the gym/yoga. They love investing in chic yoga pants and sneakers/trainers. You would hardly see anyone strutting around in heels.

Since I spend 8 long hours at work, my focus is always on comfort but that does not mean I show up to work shabbily. I am a sharp dresser and am not afraid to experiment with silhouettes. Over the years, I have discovered that my style is more classic, understated and chic. Think beige, browns, whites, blacks and earthy neutral tones. My favorite brands to wear to work are Zara, Anthropologie, Banana Republic and I have recently discovered the brand “Getting Back to Square One”, if you check out their collection you will know all there is to know about my personal style.

Monday

Long White Shirt : Calvin Klein, Jeans : Armani, Waist Belt : BCG Max Mara and Footwear : Flea Market Find

Tuesday

Oversized Coat from Anthropologie, Sneakers : Campers, Bag : Gucci

Wednesday

Short Sleeve V neck top : Stella Forest, Trousers : Zara

Thursday

Asymmetrical Blue shift Dress : VERO MODA, Denim Jacket : ONLY, Blue Loafers : Johnston and Murphy,  Bag : Kate Spade

Friday

Top : Zara, Jeans : Armani, Blush Heels from Macy’s, Beige Clutch : Random find at one of SF’s local clothing stores

Saturday

Tights : Adidas Originals, Shoes : Adidas Superstar, White T shirt : BCG Max Mara, Jacket : Macy’s New York

My beauty routine

I have combination acne prone skin. My morning routine consists of cleansing, toning and hydrating. I make sure only to use products that are non comedone-genic. I use SPF 40 on the daily. For my everyday makeup, I love to use NARS creamy concealer in the shade Ginger (hi five- favourite for us too at P&B) to cover up any spots that I may have. For my lips, I love the shade 1995 by GERARD cosmetics. Its’ a beautiful taupe with pink undertones and it compliments my skin tone very well. I am a fan of thick brows so I fill up my brows with Anastasia’s brow wiz. For eyes, I love a smudged brown eyeliner look and I use Maybelline’s brown eyeliner which is dual ended with a smudger on the other end.

At night, I rub MAC Cleanse Off Oil all over my face and do a gentle rinse. It’s really an industrial strength makeup remover as it melts off every bit of makeup and usually I don’t need a cleanser after. I slather on Sunday Riley’s Tidal before I hit the bed and it works miracles for my skin. As far as skincare regimen goes, I have realized its’more about what you are putting IN your body i.e. eating than what you are applying extraneously on the skin. Cutting down on sugar, processed foods and maintaining a consistent skin care routine has helped me achieve wonderful skin. You can always compliment all that hard work with a facial from a trusted aesthetician for that otherworldly glow.”

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