The best thing about summer style is just throwing on a cute dress and sandals. It’s so easy to put an outfit together and look like you tried…my type of outfit!! I wanted my hair to look equally effortless so clearly I had to put in some effort 🙂 I added two clip in extensions to make my messy fishtail look extra thick. I can post a tutorial for this if anyone wants to see how I did it! I had the best birthday and what made it even more special was the sweet birthday wishes I got. I have such the most amazing friends and family a gal could ask for! I decided to share some of the love by giving away a Wet Brush for one of my followers and a friend. Our hair really could use some loving in the summer months and the best brush for being gentle is the Wet Brush! I am picking not just one but two lucky winners! Surprise!
The Wet Brush Winners>> @ab_fred & @caitlin.noraa
Dress// American Eagle>> color not available different print here!
Coral Beaded Necklace// Target>> on sale for $11.99!
Sandals// The Quail>> Freebird by Steven:: They are pricey but I promise they are an amazing investment!!
Sunnies// Goldie Sunglasses>> Wildfox
Bracelet Stack// T.Jazelle
Song Inspo// Gold>> Kiiara:: I can’t get enough of this one!
Happy Weekend!! A few weeks back I mentioned that my song inspiration for a post was Light of Day from Aubrie Sellers and that I couldn’t get enough of that track… WELL I bought the album New City Blues and have been obsessed with it. It’s country with some serious edge to it, garage country! I love crankin it in the car and its perfect to pregame a girls night out! Last night Pat and I had a date night and went to 3S Artspace in Portsmouth to see The Felice Brothers w/ Aubrie Sellers. I honestly had no clue who the Felice Brothers were, sorry to any fans of their fans, but I had to see Aubrie Sellers performing so close to home! She put on such a great show and I even had the opportunity to chat with her! Not only does she sound amazing live, but she’s absolutely beautiful and equally as kind. I am so pumped about last night!! Make sure to check her out if she’s in your area, tour dates are here. Hope your weekend is amazing and you have a Happy Easter tomorrow 🙂
Song Inspo>> Liar Liar// Aubrie Sellers>>one of my favorites from New City Blues
Hey frands! Thought I would do a quick tutorial of the crown braid I was wearing at the flea market! All you need is some bobby pins (these are my fave because there are so many, and like socks, my bobby pins are always missing haha and they are great for holding updos), clear elastics and some texturizing spray I like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $44 or Redken’s Windblown 05 $19. It’s the perfect style for next day hair and you’ll be sure to get compliments!!
I’m not sure if you have noticed yet, but each title of my style blogs are lyrics to a song I’m digging! This week, Love Yourself, has been stuck in my head. Damn you Bieber…I really want to not like you but you keep making songs I can’t get off replay! Anyone else having this problem?! Besides my fighting to not be a Belieber, I’ve been so excited about blogger Cara Loren starting the Cara Loren Shop! I’ve always admired her blog, style and love of family. The shop has some really cool pieces but I just loved this fringe faux leather jacket! I’m really particular about faux leather jackets, sometimes I find they smell like chemicals or look nothing like real leather. This jacket is so perfect. It has some weight to it, its buttery soft and the fringe really amps up an outfit from plain to badass! Hope you have a fantastic week and Stay Golden!
Fringe Faux Leather Jacket>> Cara Loren Shop
Swing V-Neck Swater>> Old Navy only $11!
Black Skinnies>> American Eagle
Song Inspo>> Love Yourself//Justin Bieber
I’m gettin’ hitched!! I honestly feel like the most special gal in the world! Brooke took this picture of Pat and I when we got home and the picture on the right was about 10 seconds before he proposed!
Pat proposed to me on Sunday at Laudholm Farm in Wells. We were going to take blog photos of my new Spiritual Gangster sweatshirt and Ilse Jacobsen boots…I obviously had no idea he was proposing or I may have worn something different hahaha! I didn’t make it easy for him either. We pulled into Laudholm and they ask for a donation to park and walk around. I thought $5 was steep to take like 4 blog photos, so I told him to turn around and head to the beach instead…oops! Pat said at that point he was trying to figure out how to get me back to Laudholm because I was ruining his plan. We went to the beach at Drake’s Island and it was SO windy, so we snapped a few pictures in the woods there. Pat told me all of the pictures looked awful and he really thought he could take better one’s at Laudholm. I thought he was being a little pushy haha but back we went to the farm! He also reminded me that I spend more than $5 on shipping whenever my online shopping packages come, he got me there! Pat was taking photos of me looking over the hill at the ocean and when I turned around he was down on one knee *sob* I had no idea because I heard him snapping photos…he said he really had to multi-task! I will never forget how I felt in that moment and I’m glad it was just the two of us to share it!
I think what felt the most special, was knowing all the work he put into it! Designing the ring with his parents, asking my dad, telling my mom and sister and waiting for the right time. It’s been so exciting, sharing it with my family, friends and clients! Everyone has given us so many well wishes and congratulations and I couldn’t feel more loved! Seven years was worth the wait, and while the commitment was there in my heart, it feels really cool to be wearing his ring! This has been my favorite Christmas to date, and I hope you all have the Merriest Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Whit
Spiritual Gangster Sweatshirt//Spirutal Gangster
Rubber Boots>> Ilse Jacobsen// Nordstrom
Wool Blend Wrap>> Target// No longer available but different color here
Song Inspo>> Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)// Elvis Presley
I LOVE Fabletics! Kate Hudson is my spirit animal and when I saw she was a Co-Founder I had to see what the buzz was all about. My biggest annoyance with leggings is when you can see through them; I want to be doing triangle pose without everyone seeing Victoria’s Secret. The quality is amazing AND the outfits are so versatile and cute that I wear them with my everyday clothing as well!
I’m also loving T. Jazelle bracelets that my best friend Kady got me hooked on! The bracelets are so cool because you pick your stone (which has meaning: warding off negativity, grounding and healing etc) and then you pick out your charm. She just came out with the TJ Gold line and I had to have the Amethyst Gold Moon bracelet! Anyone else a fan of Fabletics or T. Jazelle?!
Floral Jacket>> Fabletics
Lace Leggings>> Fabletics
Brass Cuff>> Perfect Catch Cuff// Watts in Maine made from a lobster gauge!
Amethyst Moon Bracelet>> Tiffany Jazelle //Amethyst is a calming stone!
Song Inspo>> You Don’t Own Me// Grace ft. G-Eazy
I ran out of my favorite mascara and concealer… so obviously I had to go to Sephora! A trip there means I’m going to get WAY more than my necessities hehe 🙂 I didn’t realize until I got home with my haul, that everything I bought was shimmery rose or mauve. I guess I am just really feeling those colors for fall! Here’s what I got:
Roller Lash Mascara>> Benefit// My favorite mascara! Gets me through a 12 hour day with no flaking.
Power Neutrals>> bareMinerals // Love these shimmery neutrals and free of sulfates and parabens!
Tartelette Blush>> Tarte// 12 hour blush that is perfect for every day.
Lush Fruit Lip Gloss>> Bite Beauty// I have been obsessed with Bite Beauty! This gloss is made with actual fruit oils and coconut. I got Currant and it’s such a pretty fall shade!
Maracuja Creaseless Concealer>> Tarte// I have naturally dark under eyes and this concealer is a life saver!!
Compact Mirror>> Sephora>> There were so many times I wish I had a mirror on me and I saw this cute flowered compact and had to have it.
Song Inspo>> Roses// The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES
Happy Monday! I spent my rainy Sunday sipping on green tea and sending some old-fashioned snail mail. My dear friend Annie, of Annie Taylor Design, made me the CUTEST personalized notecards! There is something so nice about having anything personalized or monogrammed. My adorable mug came from my good girlfriend Elin and this Harney & Sons Tea is delicious! Hope you had a great weaken too! Any other tea lovers out there?!
Note Cards>> Annie Taylor Design// Annie’s Etsy Store
Monogram Mug>> Anthropologie//Only $8 and make a really sweet present..Thanks EL!
Tea>> Harney & Sons// Green Tea with Coconut SO good
Song Inspo>> Cup of Tea//Kacey Musgraves
My latest summer obsession has been Too Faced Melted Lipstick! It goes on so smooth and lasts so long. It is like the perfect combination of gloss and stain…and the colors are intensely bright! I got Melted Marshmallow and Melted Coral (see pictures below) and LOVE them! I am also pining over these shades: Melted Strawberry, Melted Violet and Melted Black Plum. Anyone else been using Too Faced Melted? What shades do you love?!
This Monday’s post isn’t about style or beauty favorites…I’ll have that post on Thursday! I know I’m not a motivational speaker or a therapist, but being a hairstylist sometimes I feel like I could be qualified haha…I just wanted to share some kind words! I came across a quote a couple of days ago on Insta, “She builds others up because she knows what its like to be torn down.” For some reason it really struck a chord with me. It’s so easy to judge people and be negative. Trust me, I am guilty of this for sure, but I really want to make a point to start spreading more positivity! It’s time to stop pointing out flaws and focus on what makes us all special. I just felt like sharing some love today! Don’t forget to build yourself up as well. You know how the saying goes…if you can’t love yourself, how can you love others?!
Peace and Love all!!
Music Inspo>>Different Colors- WALK THE MOON // Fun Summer Jam!
Insta Inspo>> @bcole429, founder of @tribekelley!