Wednesday, August 29, 2012


 Blouse-H&M/Jeans-Forever 21/Flats-Nordstrom Rack (I think?)

This blouse is something I purchased recently, and while it's definitely not something I normally would pick out (not usually a pale pink fan). I really love it, though! It's incredibly comfortable, and I can't wait to try pairing it with a few skirts. I also am really liking these jeans as well. I love that the inside of them is black, so you get a bit of a contrast when their cuffed. 

Random fact: I cuff all of my jeans. Short girl problems.

Is it starting to feel like Fall, or is it just me? We had our typical two weeks of Summer here in Seattle, and the weather has already started cooling down a little bit. I'm loving being able to wear more of my long sleeved shirts and cardigans again. I love warm weather, but for fashion's sake, Fall is truly the best.

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


 Dress-Forever 21/Shoes-Target

I've been loving this dress for Summer. It's been so nice outside lately, and wearing lightweight dresses have been a life saver on these hot days we've been having. Plus this dress has an awesome geometric pattern on it, which I've decided is a bit of a shout out to the 80's. Hair from the 80's? Bad. Fashion from the 80's? Definitely still has potential.

Normally I like have pictures that show what I'm wearing in a bit more detail, but we were dealing with an extreme temperature today and wanted to get back inside. OK, it was only like 89 degrees outside, but us Washingtonians are big weather wimps.  

Also, can we talk about the fact that my skin color is about the same shade as my dress? I need a tan.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Favorite Products of the Summer.

Here are some of my favorite products that I've been using this Summer:

Viva Glam Nicki by MAC. This lipstick is a really bright warm toned pink. It's a matte formula, which I think is really unique for such a bright color. It can be a little bit drying, but if you apply it over lip balm it's great.  I've been wearing it almost daily, so I'm thinking I need to invest in a few backups since it is limited edition. Aka you guys need to go out and get it right now!
Albatross by NARS. This is most perfect shimmery golden/champagne highlighter. I love it on my cheeks and as an inner corner highlight on my eyes. It's also gorgeous as an eyeshadow. It's very finely milled, and doesn't have any glitter in it. It's just amazing!

Surf Spray by Bumble and bumble: This is the best sea salt spray I've ever used. And I've used like a million of them (OK, 5). It gives your hair that perfect messy and undone texture without making it feel too heavy like creme product can. It's especially great for curls! I spray it in after each time I wash my hair and then diffuse it.
Texture by Bumble and bumble: This is the most unique hair creme that I've ever used. It's definitely on the heavier side, but it gives you amazing volume and separation, and a good amount of hold. It's matte, so it is great for a more natural look. Warning: This will make your hair big. Like, really big.

Coconut & Hibiscus shea butter lotion by Shea Moisture- I just discovered this lotion a few weeks ago, and I am in LOVE. Not only does it smell like heaven, but it's very moisturizing and doesn't feel tacky on your skin. It's organic and free of harsh chemicals, which is something I really look for with skincare products. I found this at Target, you guys definitely need to check it out!

Flip flop Fantasy by China Glaze- This Summer I was on the hunt for the perfect neon pink nail polish. If any of you love nail polish as much as I do, you know that this can be quite the task. I kept finding colors that were too cool toned, and didn't enough brightness to them. Then I discovered this color. It's seriously awesome. It's a bright coral matte pink. I get SO many compliments on this color, which is always a bonus. 

What products are you loving right now? I'd love it if you shared them!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hair News.

Today is a big one in the world of hair.  Miley Cyrus did this. Crazy right? You better believe I discussed it for hours with my friend Jackie. That's what hairstylists do. We discuss celebrity haircuts for hours. OK, maybe we don't all do that, but I sure do!

Anyways, in even bigger hair news, this happened again:

I tried to stray away from red hair. I told myself "Do something new, be blonde for awhile!" Well, that lasted about two months. Having red hair feels more like me than the color that actually grows out of my head. One day I'll learn to not stray away! Now, I know you guys are thinking "Um, this is huge, why isn't she the one on the news because of her new hair instead of Miley Cyrus?" I understand. I'm wondering the same exact thing.

Happy Monday!

P.s. If you've not red my post titled "An Ode to Red Hair," then you can read it here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chair love.

Today was one of those days where I wanted to hide under the covers all day. 
OK, I kind of did, seeing as I didn't get out of bed until 12:30pm. 
 I just wanted to go to work, and get right back home.
But then I found this beautiful chair that someone abandoned.
 I somehow squeezed it into my tiny car, and took it home with me. My brother fixed the springs on it, and I cleaned it until it looked brand new. I have always loved antique furniture, and I'm pretty sure it was fate for this chair to come home with me.

I am in LOVE, you guys. It's just perfect.
Funny how the smallest things can make your entire day.

Happy Wednesday!