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3 Summer Hairstyles To Try This Weekend

21 July 2017

This post is sponsored by Sexy Hair.
It’s officially summer which means it’s time to take measures to protect your hair from the heat. I’m not sure about you but the second humidity and/or higher temperatures hit my tresses, the waves fall flat and frizzy. All that effort spent with the curling wand goes down the tubes the second I walk out the door. I know I can’t be the only one with this struggle, right?

Well, this season I’m taking special measures with the help of Sexy Hair’s Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play volumizing hairspray. Gimme all the volume with a good, firm hold! Waves and curls, stay in place. Just spray into your finished (dry) style and boom, a super firm hold with an added boost of volume while keeping your hair manageable. It dries super fast and adds a little extra shine to your do’ while fighting the dreaded UV rays (my red hair thanks you).

Because, summer hair essentials go hand-in-hand with summer styles, I put together three that will take you from Friday to Sunday without fuss. I’m personally living in the loose, messy side braid but I have a feeling the braided headband is going to become an essential for date night outings. Cute, right?

Check them out and try them for yourself with Sexy Hair’s Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play hairspray

Half Up Twisted Hair with Braided Crown
1. Brush out hair and curl hair as usual. I used a 1 ½” barrel to achieve these waves. Lightly spritz with Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play.

2. Next, part hair down the middle and pull two large pieces (one from each side) from the crown of your head. Pull out a small ½” piece out from each side. Twist the remaining hair, pinning to the back.

3. With the ½” piece, create a small braid and gently pull the pieces away to create a loose, larger braid. Repeat on other side.

4. Pull across your crown and pin under your twists.

5. Finish with Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play.

Loose Side Braid
  1. With a 1 ½” curling wand create loose waves around your head.

2. Start from behind your right ear and carefully pull 3 pieces to start your braid to across the back of your head over to your left side. Secure with elastic.

3. Pull loose pieces out and touch up with curling wand. Finish with Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play.

Mini Buns
  1. Part your hair down the middle from front to back. Pin one side out of the way.

2. From the top of your hair pull hair up to a high pony (parallel to your ears).

3. Twist into a bun and pin. Repeat.

4. Loosely pull at the bun pieces to add volume. Finish with Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play.  

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Little Lace Dress

19 July 2017

Denim and lace are always a great pairing. I've been itching to give this Seraphine little lace dress one more wear before retiring it and giving it my expecting mama friends. I figured I could throw it on with my navy espadrilles but I'm not sure I'm loving how they look with the dress but thankfully the denim jacket kind of helps. Denim always wins. 

Dress Seraphine, Jacket Silver Jeans Co. , Basket Vintage, Sandals Vince Camuto

Best Home Decor Finds From The #Nsale + Enter to Win $500 to Nordstrom

18 July 2017

Show of hands, who has been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this week?  I'll admit it there are some great finds for fall but I'm not ready to start shopping for boots and sweaters in the middle of July. I'm sweating over here...

 BUT, a big BUT here is the home decor offerings. That's something I can get behind and shop year around. I know I can't be alone, right? So with all that being said I'm sharing my home decor favorites from the sale, a couple I've already snagged, such as the picnic basket and the basket because you can never have enough baskets. HA! Also, that bar cart is pretty noteworthy especially with it's $150 price tag, don't be surprised if you see it in an upcoming home post. A lot of these finds would also great make gifts for the holiday season, so you may want to stock up now and get that part of your list out of the way. 

Also, I've teamed up with new to Nordstrom,  linen and soft furnishings designer, Lili Alessandra to give a lucky reader a $500 gift card to Nordstrom. She has some pretty amazing, glamorous pieces in the sale that are definitely swoon-worthy. I personally have my eye on the Emily coverlet, below.

Check out my finds, go enter to win the gift card and be sure to comment on your favorite find(s) from the sale so far, I'm curious to see what everyone is getting this year. 

Set of 6 Latte Bowls (also in white), $19.90

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nordstrom giftcard giveaway
In celebration of the recent launch of Lili Alessandra a maker of fine linens and soft furnishings on Nordstrom.com. I have partnered with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away a $500 Nordstrom gift card! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and ends on 8/1. Winner will be announced here. Good luck!

Gingham and Pink

17 July 2017

I hate to say it but these three pieces are ruling my wardrobe right now. This $20 dress has gotten more wear in the last couple of weeks than I'd care to admit but it has good reason, it's so light-weight and comfortable for these humid summer days. The shoes need no explanation, I mean, look at them. Hello color! I might be going back for the black pair because they're THAT cute. Ah, and the bag. Ring handles are basically seen everywhere this season and when I saw this bag was real leather and on sale at Kohl's I was sold immediately. What are you current favorites? 

Dress ASOS (similar), Bag Kohl's, Shoes Nine West via Zappos

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Free People Cora and Ring Handle Bag

13 July 2017

Ok, so I also bought the Free People dress in white and I have zero shame about wearing the same dress twice in one week on the blog. Back to back even. I mean,  they are a different color so that basically makes them different, right? Either way, I'm a fan and have been throwing both of these on when I have zero drive to put effort into my getup. It's for those days where I don't care that I have spit up on my shirt and I'm willing to brave the world but know I need to attempt some sort of presentation because it's guaranteed that I will run into someone if I don't. So, this just-throw-it-on dress works in my favor and the embroidery hides any future stains that might project from my adorable infant's mouth...

Aside from that juicy piece of information that you'll never unsee I'm just happy that I finally get to break out my new ring bag - $49 well spent and it's legit REAL leather. Well done, Kohl's, we done. If you need me I'll be over here wearing it until I can't stand the site of it. 

Dress Free People Cora (under $100), Bag Kohl's, Sandals Nordstrom, Sunnies Karen Walker, Earrings Express

16 Boho Home Finds Under $100

12 July 2017

It's really no secret that I'm a lover of bohemian and eclectic decor and goods. If I could go full on 'Jungalow' in our apartment I would and likely will in the future or future apartments at the very least. I'm still kicking myself for ditching our perfectly good peacock chairs for our move. Who would have thought I would be more into them now than 5 years ago. But, I'll live and likely find another pair in the future, just not for free. Anywho, boho decor. You already know this from past posts I constantly check the TJMAXX(.com) for amazing finds, especially for the home. So, I'm rounding up some of my favorite bohemian finds for the home for under $100, most are $50 and under but I had to add the bar cart - eep!

Check them out...