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6 Valentine's Ready Looks

12 February 2016

With Valentine's this weekend, the gals and I are glamming up for our special dates (ps. Jackie is mine, sorry David) for this week's #styled6ways. WalG was kind enough to send us these gorgeous dresses which I think we all styled so perfectly to our style. I went a little mod/retro {no surprises here} and kept it slightly on the no frills side of things. I personally love that Kacie & I are twinning, though I'm slightly jealous she's able to get away with bare legs whereas I'm currently experiencing a layer overload in nyc.  

Dress c/o WalG, Boots Report, Turtleneck and Hat Forever21, Bag H.Butler

See how Alex, Jackie, Monic, Kacie and Tiffany are styling their WalG pieces for Valentine's. 

Tartan Dress

10 February 2016

For me, red hair and some form of tartan or plaid goes hand in hand. It's just the natural order of things, at least in our family it is - and we have a ton of redheads, my brother included {jealous}. So, when I found this dress from last winter hiding in the back of my closet I thought it was the perfect time to bring it out, especially since it's back in stock on Chicwish. This go around called for over the knee boots and a little crossbody bag to keep in line with the retro feel of the dress. I really can't help but love the high neck and enormous bow draped across the front. 

Dress Chicwish, Bag H.Butler, Boots Justfab

Fashion Week Beauty Prep

09 February 2016

Hooray, Fashion Week kicks off this week. First off, I'll be the first to tell you how not amused I am about the weather conditions of this week, especially with last week's Spring temperatures. I guess winter is happening, now? And because I've been sick almost every other week since the new year I have to keep it practical {ie: I'll be warm but I wont be cute}. So, with this week's festivities calling for a pile of layers I might as well have a decent beauty routine in my corner for when I show up to shows sporting a parka. Thus, me sharing some of my key favorites and asking for some suggestions to get the ball moving. 

First up, the hair. Now, that it's colored and cut - thanks to Sally & Spoke and Weal, I think it's safe to say I'm ready in this corner. But, it doesn't hurt to have a little extra hydration so I'm sticking with  Lee Stafford's Breaking Hair Treatment ($15) twice a week for smooth sailing. 

Second, skin. Origins is launching the first ever mask primer, Maskimizer, this Friday and guys, it's amazing. I've been using it for the last couple of weeks with my favorite charcoal mask and it is incredible. I literally spritz it on my skin, pat, and apply mask like usual. It's super hydrating and Maskimizes {see what I did there} the results. Boom. Best idea ever? Pretty darn close. 

Eyes & Lips. If there's one thing I'll be wearing in excess this week it's this lipstick and mascara. I'm almost always wearing neutral lip colors but Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Honey Bare is my current favorite. Anyone have a current lip fave they want to share?
As for nails, I haven't gotten that far yet. Any suggestions on colors? Also, I'm looking for a new primer - any one have a current favorite?

Xo. 

Cobalt and Paisley

08 February 2016

Since the weather has been incredible over the last week or so there was no chance that I was going to let my chance of wearing this dress escape me, especially since it's supposed to snow and drop down again this week. I can't help but love the dress even more with my new do' courtesy of Jay at Spoke and Weal. I went in thinking I was getting a trim and came out with a whole new style, and I'm obsessed. Let's see how long I can tolerate bangs again ;). 

Side note: this dress is on major sale here {under $40}, here and here

Dress Free People, Boots JustFab, Bag Melie Bianco via DSW

Decorating with Dalmatian

04 February 2016

Forget polka dots, guys. Dalmatian is the new polka dot. 

Now, I have nothing against a good polka dot, it's a classic and always will be. But, there's something about the vibrant and unique print of a Dalmatian that has me dumping the classics for something new. I'd love to say it's my love of imperfection but after spending quite a bit of time on pinterest and flipping through home magazines, not many disagree with my new found fondness for the animal print. I'm officially obsessed and want it all over my house - walls, drapes, pillows (ok, I have those) and furniture? Yes, please. Sure, you don't have to go all in and it's probably not recommended but it's definitely worth a shot especially if you're in the mood for an upgrade. Which is why I've rounded up about a half a dozen ways to decorate with one of my new found favorite prints - dalmatian. Cruella would be proud. Image Credit.

1. Frame it

2. Throw it on your couch (or bed)

3. Curtain Crew


4. Put It On The Wall


5. Fun Furniture

5 Easy Hairstyle To Try For Valentine's

03 February 2016

Since I've been cooped up all week with Strep I figured should take a break from binge watching Shameless on the couch and put together a round up or two of hair ideas for Valentine's - I can't believe it's February already. So, I'm sharing some of my favorite 'romantic' hairstyles that are not only easy to do but easy on the eyes. Date or not. 

1. Half Up With Braided Crown
Separate hair from the underpart of hair and braid over to the other side (tutorial here) and pin. Pull back two large pieces from the front of your hairline and pin back, tease if necessary. 

2. Low Side-Swept Loose Pony Tail
Divide hair in two, twist the pieces and pin to one side. The pins should be enough but you can secure with a hair tie if you prefer and then take out the pins. 

3. Faux Bob
With a 1" curling want add waves to hair, then pull into a low ponytail and pin up with bobby pins {you're going to need a bunch for this one}. Let the loose pieces fall out. You don't want it to be perfect. Spritz with hairspray for holding power (I use: Garnier Sheer Set}


4. Touseled Waves
Start with a volume enhancing spray and curl with a 1" wand from a 1/3 of the head down. Brush out with a wide tooth comb and fix loose pieces. Spritz hairspray for holding power. 

5. Half Up with Volume
Divide hair from crown and lightly tease. Pin each side back with bobby pins. Let loose pieces fall into place.