Thursday, August 9, 2018

The (second) Best Summer Dress: Free People


Free people is always my go-to for light weight, bohemian summer dresses. I shared my absolute FAVORITE summer dress in this post. This white number is my second favorite dress I own. It is light weight, a feminine shape, and the embroidery detail is stunning. I also love these newer embroidered versions here and here. I hope everyone is having a great week! Xxo, C

Monday, August 6, 2018

How to Style Crazy Curls: My Hair Care Routine

Over the years I have worked on taming my naturally curly hair. It isn't easy, but I've found what works for me now. 

Background: My hair is naturally extremely curl yet pretty fine. It is a medium brunette color. I wore it natural for most of my life with the help of mousse and gel. In college I used to straighten it a lot (because everyone wants the hair that they don't have). I then began straightening it and re-curling it (hello heat damage and split ends). Then I discovered hair extensions...

Extensions: I always loved long, voluminous hair, and although mine had good length, I wanted a little additional thickness. I first started wearing Bellami extensions and then discovered my Barefoot Blonde Hair extensions. I currently wear the BFB extensions in the color Peanut Butter and Jealous (cute). These extensions are a product of Amber Fillerrup (amazingly beautiful blogger and business woman). These extensions are great quality and have beautiful color matches. You can also get samples of their colors sent to you to try! I have been very impressed with these extensions and have repurchased for the 4th time. I even wore them for my wedding! I don't wear everyday, but more often then not I do to give a little extra volume to my style.

Routine: I like to workout and used to wash my hair daily, but have finally gotten to the point where I can wash it 2x a week. This was a challenge for me and took some getting used to. After washing, I then let it air dry, touch up the fly-a-ways with a straightener at the roots and touch up the curls with a tapered 1-1.5 inch barrel wand. I also recently got balayage highlights (only the second time every adding color to my hair). I asked my stylist to do an ashy blonde with face framing highlights. 

Products: I wish I could say I have a magic shampoo or conditioner, but I don't. I typically buy drug store and switch it up every few months. If you have a good recommendation let me know! I've heard good things about this product, but it is an investment. Drugstore wise I really like this Suave combo; the conditioner really softened my hair. On my wet hair I always apply Moroccan Oil (version for blondes here) as well as this leave in conditioner that I swear by! I also try to use a heat protectant (when I remember) and finish off my curls with my holy grail John Frieda hair spray. To tame my curls, I use a 1-1.5inch tapered barrel curling wand. 

That is about it! Let me know if you have any questions or product recommendations!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What to Wear: Exploring Charleston

 Dress: Lizard Thicket Boutique (old, similar here and here)| 
Slides: (my fav!) Target
Bag: Tory Burch (old style, love this and this)| 
Hair: Barefoot Blonde (color Peanut Butter and Jealous)|
Nails: OPI (shade Alpine Snow)|

I wore this look while exploring Charleston during my Bachelorette weekend this spring. This patterned off-the-shoulder dress has been a go-to of mine for a few seasons now.  I love the muted print and feminine shape; plus, the light weight fabric is a must in this southern heat. While exploring day 1, we ate at Basic Kitchen (their avocado toast is a must... not to be too basic... no pun intended... I digress), as well as perused the inspiring store fronts on King Street. Speaking of bachelorette weekends, I'm going to begin a wedding series soon here on the blog. Let me know what topics you'd like to hear about! Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Be sure to follow me along over on Instagram. Xxo, C

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Recent Bohemian-Inspired Home Decor Purchases

Throw: Anthropologie| Snake Plant| Jute Rug: World Market| Textured Pillow: Bed Bath & Beyond| Woven Basket : Hobby Lobby| Tray: Opalhouse for Target| Gold Matte Frame: Target 

I have been working on remixing/repurposing old pieces in addition to adding in new details to style our home. I have come across some really cute [and affordable] home decor finds lately. I wanted to share them with you! Where are your favorite places to shop for home decor? Thanks so much for stopping by! Xxo

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Best Dress for Summertime: Free People

Dress: Free People (also available in red!)|Bag: Francesca's, similar here|Slides: Target (similar here, also love these)|Hair: Barefoot Blonde (color Peanut Butter and Jealous)|Make up: Bareminerals, Urban Decay, Becca, and Loreal

I am ashamed to admit how many times I have worn this dress since I purchased it. I may or may not have worn it Saturday + Sunday for the last three weekends...  I wore it to brunch, to a wedding, to dinner with friends, to a brewery, to clean my house, and to go grocery shopping at Trader Joes. Yikes.

It is so comfortable, light weight, and not to mention the fit is flattering! I also purchased this dress in red, which I don't typically gravitate toward. I'm a neutral-hued girl tried and true (blue is about as adventurous of a color palette as I get). But the red shade is pretty muted and, to be honest, I love this dress so much, I'd will wear it in any color. 

I've been drawn to blue stripes lately, probably a nautical-summer-vibe-thing, ground breaking I know. But I love it paired with this textured, woven bag. (My husband calls it my "tambourine bag" lol.) I like the relaxed, bohemian vibe that it brings to the look and dresses it down a bit for daytime. Let me know what you think and thanks again for stopping by!