Dear Hair,

24 November 2014

To kick things off this week I've teamed up with L'Oréal to write a letter to my hair, because let's be real, things with our hair tend to get complicated. Check out the video version below and write your own letter to your locks!
Dear Hair, 

 We've had our ups and downs over the last 20 something years but I think it's safe to say, I love you. Sure, you tormented me through middle school presenting that mortifying 6th grade picture of what I can only be explain as a frizzed out afro. It's ok, I returned the favor years later by bleaching you {horribly} with an at home kit, which then resulted in tons of money lost, more bleaching and a pixie. I was ok with that, it gave me the confidence I needed as a teenager. You and I have had somewhat of a love hate relationship over our lifetime together, me tugging too hard while brushing these easily tangled locks you were kind enough to give me, but you made it up to me by blessing me with the naturally beachy waves that I've finally come to embrace. Things can't always be perfect between us, but thankfully I've had some help along the way to tame the uncontrollable frizz that sometimes occurs. Thanks to L'Oreal Advanced Hair Care Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum we no longer have that issue and you seem smoother with less fly aways. If I've been bad to you I make it up to you by treating you to Advance Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm and we make up. 

I like when you're happy which is why I often find myself trying new things with you, though I continuously make the bad choice of bangs. Thankfully we some how find a way to work it out with only a few bumps along the way. We've been through practically every color in the book, and have had plenty of mishaps over the years but it's helped me realize how much I really appreciate you and I wouldn't want you to be any other way. 

Ps. Do you think you can grow a little it faster? I'm really over these bangs. Xo.

We ladies know that not all locks are created equal, and so does L’Oréal Paris. With the Advanced Haircare line, Glam girls have the power to pick their shampoo, conditioner and treatment based on their specific strand needs, taking their tresses to luxurious levels. Beautiful hair has never been more personal. 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal’s Advanced Hair Care via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal
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Ray-Ban Aviator & Rakani Giveaway

Obviously the best way to kick off the week {because let's be real, I hate Mondays!} is with a Giveaway. So, I've teamed up with some lovely ladies and these awesome brands to get your week off to a fabulous start! Don't forget to check out all the gals on the list and have a great week! Xo.

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Blanket Cape

21 November 2014

 You might remember seeing this cape in last week's Fall essential round up with a few other awesome finds that I just picked up. Truth be told, I have to say this piece has quickly become my favorite, one because well, it's a cape so there's that and two, it's not plaid. While I love a good plaid piece, I've found my self stocking up on too much tartan, so outside the box I go with this southwest {esque} blanket cape, which turns out to go with just about everything including my new booties. 

Cape Boohoo {25% off with FAB25}, Booties Lord & Taylor {on sale}, Hat Target, Skirt and Sweater TJMAXX, Bag
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Better in Black

20 November 2014

Most days are spent commuting to different parts of the city on shopping excursions, event pop ins, research and now, school pick ups. For most of which, comfort is key, but then again, when isn't it? One of my easy no fail pairings {that works all day, everyday} is my leather jacket, you know, the one you've seen practically non-stop since I acquired it last year, and my cozy, almost worn through the knees black skinnies. Sure, I mix it up with the layers and the shoes but I'm not one to resist the temptation of an all black ensemble. This one seemed all too perfect with the addition of my new booties, that were made even better because they can be worn a couple of ways.

Jacket Spiegel, Pants Old Navy, Sweater TJMAXX, Boots Debshops, Scarf Nordstrom Rack
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50 Fall Hats Under $50

19 November 2014

I think it's safe to say that I have a healthy obsession with hats, especially when it comes to sporting them during the fall and winter months {we know I'm an equal hat opportunist year round}. But, let's be real, once the snow starts falling there is little to zero effort going into my hair. You know you're with me. Lucky for us they've become somewhat of an essential in Fall and Winter dressing. Whether you're giving your look a little bit more edge with a slouchy beanie or opting for a touch of bohemia with an oversized fedora, chances you're doing it, and in style. So, naturally with all must have accessories comes the need to stock up, and stock up we will and on a budget. Check out my favorite hat picks for Fall and Winter, and for under $50!

Rhinestone Knit Beanie, $8.90 Forever21 {More Colors}
Betsey Johnson Veil Beanie, $18.99 Nordstrom {More Colors}
Polka Dot Knit Hat, $9.95 H&M {More Colors}
Lulu Crystal Knit Beanie, $16 Nordstrom {More Colors}
Marled Cable Knit Beanie, 8.80 Forever21 {More Colors}

Tildon Buckle Panama Hat, $38 Nordstrom
Colorblock Wool Fedora, $14.90 Forever21 {More Colors}
BP Braid Detail Wool Hat, $20 Nordstrom 
Alaga Felt Fedora Grey, $24.68 Missguided

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Happy Hat Wearing!
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Stripes + Maxi

18 November 2014

While purging my 'skirt' drawer last week, I stumbled upon this beauty nestled into the back corner, which immediately reminded me how much I actually love wearing this floaty number.  Which means, I obviously had to wear it at least one more time before the temperatures got too crazy. {Which is pretty much right now.} The addition of the striped cropped top {that I've worn with practically everything this season} and the moto jacket made it the perfect pairing before stuffing it right on back into my drawer for the winter. 

Skirt & Jacket, Shirt H&M, Hat Debshops
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