The Perfect Pair...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jeans: c/o East & Lo|Tee: Urban Outfitters Project Social Tee (on sale! color: light brown/size: small)|Scarf: Forever 21 (sold out, other colors/very similar/similar/love)|Booties: Target (old, save/similar/love)|Bag: c/o Big Buddha "Arlington"|Hair Extensions: Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown (use code Storm5 for $5 off!)

I will admit, I have a love-hate relationship with jeans. I am normally a dresses year-around kind of girl, not only because I love them, but also because it is so hard for me to find the perfect pair of jeans that fit right. I have a black pair from H&M that I love and have worn into the ground, and of course I love my slouchy boyfriend pair, but I haven't found a great dark denim pair. Until now. I was SO excited to receive these Flying Monkey Vintage Skinny from East & Lo in the mail! I was pleasantly surprised at how perfectly these fit! I was shocked actually. They are so stretchy and comfortable yet hold an amazing shape and flatter all of the right places. I love the dark blue wash and I'm crazy about the distressed detailing. I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot more of these jeans in upcoming looks! If you haven't checked out East & Lo you definitely should! They have an amazing selection of denim for under $100! I am also loving all of their fall sweaters (like this one)! Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to let me know what you think!

Mountain Weekend...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dress: One Clothing via TJ Maxx|Booties: Target (old, save/similar/love)|
Bag: Loft (save/splurge/splurge/love)|Rings: Zara (old, similar/similar)|
Hair Extensions: Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown (use code Storm5 for $5 off!)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Mine was a lot of fun because I got to spend a few days at a cabin in the mountains with some of my family! We had a blast relaxing, cooking, and exploring downtown Helen, Georgia. I wore this look for a day of exploring shops, eating lunch by the river, and going to a local winery. The weather was absolutely beautiful (and unseasonably warm), so I wore this dress that I found at TJ Maxx (for only $16)! The brand is One Clothing and it is sold at Nordstrom (I also love this dress). I love the flowy, bohemian feel to it and the colors are perfect for fall! Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to let me know what you think!

Autumn Layered Style with ModCloth

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Autumn Layered Style with ModCloth
Leopard Hat|Deer Head|Cardigan (all cardigans here)|Dress (also love this)|Scarf|Booties (also love these)

I could not have been more trilled when I was contacted by ModCloth to showcase my "Autumn Layered Style" featuring their amazing pieces! I have been a big fan of ModCloth for years- they have such unique, feminine, and fashion forward designs. (See two of my previous ModCloth looks here and here.) Today's look is not only perfect for fall with the practical layers, but it's also the epitome of my personal style. I am a girly girl at heart and I pretty much live in dresses year-round. I love the idea of layering a dress, in a rich fall hue like navy, with a printed cardigan for fall! Add a matching infinity scarf and a pair of booties and your look is complete. Well, that is until I saw this hat... Can we please talk about how amazing this leopard print floppy hat is?! I love the "hat trend" for fall and I'm all about incorporating leopard print whenever possible! One neat trick when adding leopard print is to mix it with another print while still matching the color pallet like I did here. (Oh, and if you haven't checked out ModCloth's home decor section you definitely need too! I want to add this gold deer head to my space asap.) I love this look and I hope you do too! Be sure to check out all of ModCloth's amazing layering pieces for fall! Thank you so much for reading and let me know what you think!

My Hair...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I have been getting a lot of questions about my hair (how I style it, products I use, etc), so I thought I'd address all of those questions today! First off, thank y'all so much for your nice comments! :) You really, truly make my day! Also, if y'all have any recommendations for hair products please let me know because I am always looking for new products to try! 
So here we go:

Naturally I have extremely curly hair (tight curls), but it is pretty fine texture for being so curly. I have been straightening it regularly for about the past 2 years. In December of last year, I started wearing the Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown Hair Extensions and I absolutely love them! They give me the thick, voluminous hair that I always wanted. Check out my initial Bellami hair extension review HERE. As I mentioned in that review: They are simply amazing! I have never worn extensions before, but they are so soft, easy to clip in, and look so natural. There are four length options (18, 20, 22, and 24 inches), two thickness options, and various colors, including new ombre colors (check out the guide here). What's also great is that Bellami gives you a tester to clip in to see if the color matches your hair before you have to open the package. They look so natural and blend so well that most of my family and friends didn't even know I was wearing them until I told them! I am so in love and I highly recommend these extensions to anyone that wants to elevate their look! You can also use code Storm5 for $5 off your Bellamis!

As for the products I use: 
Shampoo/Conditioner: Currently I alternate between John Fredia Brilliant Brunette and L'oreal Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo/Conditioners. I also occasionally use the L'oreal Total Repair 5 Deep Conditioner or the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.

Styling Products: I use the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner on my  wet or dry hair (and my extensions). This is the most expensive product I use on my hair, but I love it... it has really made a difference and my hair looks a lot healthier since I started using it! I also use OGX Coconut Oil on the ends of my hair when it is wet. This oil really helps with breakage and makes my hair extra soft! When straightening or blow drying, I use Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Protectant Spray. If I want to add some texture to my clean hair (to help the curls hold better), I use the Suave Dry Shampoo. To hold my curls in place, I use John Fredia Frizz Ease Hair Spray. I love this hairspray and have used it for years!

Styling Tools: I use the Conair Blow DryerChi Flat Iron, and the Remington 1-1.5 Inch Curing Wand.

Styling/Curling: I wash my hair almost every day. I know I probably shouldn't but I try to work out 6 days a week and I can get really sweaty so it just works out that way. After I wash, I brush it out with a wet brush, apply leave-in conditioner and coconut oil. Then I either let it dry over night or blow dry it. Sometimes I roughly straighten my hair with my flat iron. (I do this step because it is naturally so curly and I want it to have smooth texture; but, lately I have been skipping this step to try and decrease the amount of heat I am using on my hair.) Then I clip in my Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown Hair ExtensionsNext, I divide my hair in half parting down the middle. I also divide into a top and bottom section. I begin curing the top half from front to back using the 1-1.5 inch tapered curling wand and wrapping away from my face. Repeat for the bottom half. I also pin it half back often taking the top sections starting at the middle of my head (to leave curls in the front) and pinning back with bobby pins (teasing optional). Then hair spray for all day hold! ;-)

So that is basically it! I hope I answered all of your questions!  I am by no means a hair expert, this is just what works for me right now! Comment below and let me know if you have any product recommendations or if you have any more questions. Thanks so much for reading! :)

The One with the Hat...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tee: Wildfox (save/save/splurge/love)|Blazer: Urban Outfitters (similar/love/splurge)|Jeans: American Eagle (AE/Gap/Urban Outfitters/Free People/Rag & Bone)|Booties: Forever 21 (steal/love/save/splurge/splurge)|Bag: Loft (save/splurge/splurge/love)|Hat: Target (see my picks below!)|Rings: Zara (old, similar/similar)|Hair Extensions: Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown (use code Storm5 for $5 off!)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was so a lot of fun because some of my girlfriends and I rented a cabin up in the mountains and it was absolutely beautiful! The leaves were changing colors and the air was cool and crisp. We had a great time catching up and relaxing... I want to go back already! Today's look features a fedora in an attempt to help tame my hair during the rainy day. I am loving the hat trend for fall and I really need to invest in another one (see some of my favorite picks below). I also love this Wildfox leopard print tee! It is the only piece I own from Wildfox, but their pieces are so soft and amazing quality (I'm currently loving this sweatshirt)! Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to let me know what you think!