Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garnier Texture Tease: Messy Braided Bun

Since moving back to the east coast, I've re-discovered the dreaded humidity. Living in California I was blissfully forgetful of frizzy ends, fallen curls and the growth of hair outwards (you know.. like in the Friend's episode when Monica's hair reacts the humidity in Barbados....) I'm all for messy mermaid hair.. but it's still got to look good, right?!

So when Garnier asked me to create a hairstyle using their new De-Constructed Line I was over the moon! No longer working against the humidity, I decided to work with it. Plus I'm a wash-as-little-as-possible kind of gal and the Texture Tease product was ahhhhmazing! Here's my look. I promise it's easy and perfect for any kind of occasion!

First I decided to curl my next day, non-washed hair. I feel whenever you're creating a style, it's best to work with dirty hair. 

After that I did a little bit of comb teasing and added the Garnier De-Constructed Texture Tease Spray for some more texture. I prefer messy styles so the messier the better. 

Next I gathered my hair at the nape of my neck and began to braid. Make sure the braid is semi-tight at the beginning and then looser as you braid down. Secure with a clear elastic and pull the braid apart so it's not so perfect. I wanted it even messier to I added more Texture Tease spray to the braid itself. You can also pull out front pieces and give the crown a little push up.

Finally, I wrapped the braid around itself to create a messy bun. Slide in as many bobby pins as needed to keep the bun in place. Add a spritz of hair spray and voilĂ !! You're ready for a night out with a fab hairstyle!

Pssst.. Here's a sneak peek of an upcoming post when I wore this braided bun for date night!

Oh and do YOU want to win a $500 Visa Giftcard from Garnier?! Enter their "Gotta Have That Hair" Sweepstakes Pinterest sweepstakes below! 

Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Garnier Fructis via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier Fructis.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Outfit Post: Birthday Romper

Pink Glitter Heels - Scallop Hem Shorts

Black Scallop Romper

Ombre Hair Color - White Nail Polish

GiGi New York All In One Monogram Clutch

Back of Ombre Hair Color - Brunette Blonde Ombre Color

Hot Pink Glitter Pointed Toe Pumps

What to Wear With Black Romper

Scallop Black Romper with Heels and Clutch

Lush "Walk This Wave" Scallop Romper via LuLu's
Guess "Carrie" Pink Glitter Pumps (so old but I found some great options below!)
GiGi New York "All In One" Clutch in Stone (gifted)
Caravelle New York Watch in Gold (gifted)
Vintage Ring || oNecklace Block Letter Twitter Necklace (c/o) || Vintage Locket
Maybelline "Fuchsia Fusion" Lipstick || Julep "Eileen" Nail Polish

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to dress up in something super girly for a night out on the town! But let's be honest.. I would have worn this on a Tuesday even if it wasn't my birthday! ;)

Lately I seriously cannot get enough of rompers. They're fun, flirty and just about the easiest thing to throw on. I love wearing them dressed up - apparently it seems unexpected to others. I got a lot of surprised "Is that a romper?" questions followed by "It's so cute!"or "I'm totally into rompers too" So next time, try yours with some sky high heels and your favorite clutch. This classic GiGi one is mine!

If you haven't shopped rompers or glitter heels yet - don't worry. I've picked some major must haves below! :) Happy Tuesday everyone!

Black Rompers:

Glitter Pumps:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Outfit Post: Super Chixxx Tee

The Laundry Room Super Chixxx Tee

90's Supermodel Name Tshirt - Blue Green Mirrored Sunglasses

Slouchy Pants Outfit with High Heel Shoes

Shoemint Elyse Mirrored Heel Sandal

Maybelline Fuchsia Fusion Lipstick

Slouchy Pants with Mirrored Heeled Sandals

The Laundry Room "Super Chixxx" Tee c/o LuLu's
Target Slouchy Trousers (from kid's section)
Shoemint "Elyse" Mirrored Heel Sandal (finally back in stock! Also comes in blue!)
d'Andrea "Mr. One Nighter" Cross Body Bag c/o
LuLu's Mirrored Sunglasses
Caravelle New York Chronograph Watch in Gold (gifted - now on sale!)
Vintage Locket (was my Great Grandmothers) || Similar BFF Necklace (had mine since I was 7) || oNecklace "Block Letter" Necklace c/o
Julep "Eileen" (nails) and Sally Hansen "Fuchsia Power" (toes) nail polish || Maybelline "Fuchsia Fusion" Lipstick

Ever since I received this tee from LuLu's, I cannot stop wearing it. It's SO incredibly soft and was perfect for my plane ride home from New Orleans. I love that I can wear this tee casually or more dressy (like this look) making it incredibly versatile. But my favorite part is how kitchy and cute it is! I mean who wouldn't be inspired by these 90's goddesses? I think my confidence level rises by at least 3 notches when I put it on. Thanks Claudia, Naomi, Cindy & Kate!

Yesterday was my birthday and I was so thankful for all your comments/instagram posts/tweets with your wishes! I'm really excited to share my Birthday Outfit but not yet! Until then you can get a sneak peek on instagram! Happy Wednesday lovelies!! xo

Monday, August 4, 2014

Outfit Post: Turquoise in New Orleans

Bright Teal Dress with Fitted Bodice

Erin Dana Evan Belt Bag with Chain

LuLu's Let's Party Turquoise Dress

What to Wear for Bourbon Street

Dasiy Gem Gunmetal Fluer Necklace

Sole Society Rocio Strappy Wedge Heel

Bright Teal Cocktail Dress - Erin Dana Evan Belt Bag
*photos by my friend Amanda*

LuLu's "Let's Party" Turquoise Dress c/o (also in love with this long sleeve option and THIS skirt)
Erin Dana "Evan" Belt Bag in Champagne (larger option here)
Sole Society Rocio Wedge Heel in Taupe
DaisyGem "Gunmetal Fleur" Crystal Necklace (gifted) || Caravelle by Bulova Rose Gold Watch (gifted & old - here's the new version) || Swell Caroline "Anchor" Charm Bracelet (gifted)

This was one of my favorite outfits I wore during my trip to New Orleans - the girls just fell in love with this dress too! I mean.. how could you not? 1 of my friends ordered it and another one is trying to track it down in another color - personally I think it needs to be created in every color possible!

And I have to admit that as a huge pink lover, I've been cheating on it a bit with the bright and bold turquoise hue. I never really thought of it as a color for me, but I'm starting to warm up to it so much more. LuLu's has a bazillion teal options too included this amazing lace frock for just about any occasion day or night. I also love the idea of a fun and flirty skirt paired with a sequin top for a night out. What do you think - are you experimenting with turquoise or have you always been a fan?

P.S. we had drinks at the Hotel Monteleone before dinner one night and oh. my. gosh. This has to be one of the most gorgeous hotels in all of NOLA. I can't wait to go back and actually sit at their carousel bar. Felt like we had traveled back in time!
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