Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Insta-Life

Sweater (local find) (similar here, here, & here) | Sunglasses, Similar booties (love!)

 <3 Our matching watches (I am missing John sooo much right now!)
 Handbag, Hat, Polish: Miami Beet by OPI
Sweater weather & my fave candle!

Hope you all are having a great week!! I flew into North Carolina on Sunday morning to spend a few days with Caitlin in the moutons! We are having the most amazing time at Old Edwards Inn in Highland, NC!


Monday, September 29, 2014

City Guide..












Images by Delyn Stirewalt of Evolve Session/Miles Witt Boyer


I have been wearing more and more Nasty Gal the past few months... I recently got THIS hat and I wore it the last THREE days! The clothing is great quality & the price point is great for the quality & fit! I also love that there's always so many options. I struggle when it comes to that site... I always see so many outfit possibilities!

Today I am teaming up with Nasty Gal to share a few locations in Tulsa that I love... The first is a coffee shop called The Phoenix that is downtown. It's one of the coolest coffee shops I have ever set foot in - I love the casual, cool atmosphere & the yummy coffee drinks. It's got a very unique look & ya, the pink couch kind of seals the deal. ;)

The second location in Tulsa I love is actually in Utica Square - it is a Cafe & Bakery called Queenie's. It's a tiny little place which makes it all the better. The food is DELISH (I love the tuna sandwiches!) & I always try to eat outside. John was recently working at one of the hospitals in that part of Tulsa so it became a thing to stop by and grab a cookie & sit outside to enjoy the fall weather.

Finally, is downtown Tulsa where there are many unique restaurants & hotels - I shot the last few photos outside The Mayo Hotel. We've been living in Tulsa for a couple of months now and with John's work schedule it is pretty hard to get out & try new things but I have found that going downtown is a great way to get a taste of Tulsa. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Signs of Fall..






TOP: C. Wonder c/o | DENIM: C. Wonder c/o | HEELS: old (similar here & here) | BAG: French Connection (love this)  | HAT: old (almost identical & similar color) | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: SoCal Gems c/o, David Yurman | RINGS: Bauble Bar, Kendra Scott | LIPS: Viva Glam III (ob.sessed.)

C. Wonder recently launched their denim line, C. Denim & I love them! They have 3 styles, curvy, skinny, & skinny with ankle zips. I went with a skinny black denim because I wanted something more simple that I can wear & re-wear all fall & winter long! They are made with a 'C. Wonder Stretch Technology' which is pretty much the best thing everrrr (aka they don't fall off as the day goes on - I loathe that!). If you are looking into grabbing some new denim for fall, make sure to check out the C. Denim line.

On a different note, it is finally starting to look a little like fall (!!!). And I live for October! Just a few more days... 

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by..xoxo.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hair Tutorial Inspired by MBFW SS15..

As many of you know, I partnered with TRESemmé during MBFW & had the privilege of not only attending several shows, but also going backstage of the Marissa Webb show. During the shows I attended, I took note of the different hair styles I saw & loved.. If you've read my blog in the past couple of weeks, you've seen I've been sporting straight locks (as opposed to my usual curl!). This is something I don't do often, but I was so inspired by the BCBG & Monique Lhullier shows where the models had board straight hair that moved so perfectly with their garments. In addition to that, I was also inspired by the unique hairstyle Jeannie Syfu (TRESemmé's lead stylist for the Marissa Webb show) did on models. (I will attach photos below!) The look was a faux-mohawk with the sides of the head in french braids. It was unlike anything I had seen before & made a statement in & of itself. Anyway, I came home from New York & I was bound & determined to learn how to french braid so I could re-create the model's style. I wanted to make it more of an everyday look - as opposed to a runway/fashion week look. Truth be told, I couldn't master the french/dutch braid, but I instead went with the following braid (seen on my Insta HERE last week). It is inverted (like a dutch braid is) & is super, super easy! Here's a little step-by-step..

STEPS 1/2: Use the TRESemmé Heat Tamer Spray before you put any heat on it. I SWEAR by this stuff - not only on my hair but my extensions, too. (I am not wearing extensions in this post.) After generously spraying the Heat Tamer, I used a 1.25 inch curling iron to give my hair some curl.
 STEPS 3/4/5: My hair was a little dirty so I used the TRESemmé Dry Shampoo to soak up the oils & give it a little more texture. (Sidenote: I recommend the TRESemmé 24-Hour Body Mousse for giving texture as well.) Next, I used a teasing comb to create some volume & then locked in the tease with my favorite TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray..
 STEP 6: I did a side part with one braid to the side. However, you could do a middle part & then do 2 separate braids down both sides (I actually will probably do it this way soon!). Anyway, start by grabbing a chunk of hair next to the part & splitting it into 3 even sections. Next, braid like a normal braid. The inverted braid is created by crossing the side pieces UNDER as opposed to crossing them OVER the middle. The inverted braid is what makes this look pop though! The other difference with this braid is that you don't grab hair from each side as you go down your hair. Instead, you only grab pieces that are close to your face. Once you pass your ear with this braid, you just continue braiding like normal without adding in pieces of hair.
 STEPS 7/8/9: After I finish the braid, I use two large bobby pins to secure the braid on the back of my head. Next, I pull the sides of the braid out & try to make it 'puffy'. :) Secure the braid by spraying a generous about of the TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair spray.
STEP 10: Finally, I used the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth to smooth away any flyways & soften the curls. (and it adds some extra shine!)

Here are few closer-up photos of the hairstyle from the Marissa Webb show.. I love the volume in the faux-mohawk & how the braids all come together in the back (some models had 5 strand braids, etc.). The hairstyle went flawlessly with the SS15 looks. Each of the looks was very feminine but had a touch of masculinity which you'll find is much like the hairstyles below. For more inspiration straight from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with TRESemmé, please visit www.youtube.com/TRESemme.



Huge thank you to TRESemmé for sponsoring this post. I truly honored to have been able to team up with them for MBFW.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Picnic Print..




DENIM JACKET: old (similar here) | WHITE TEE: BP | GINGHAM SKIRT: old (similar here, here, & here) | BOOTS: Louise Et Cie | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | WATCH: Michel Kors | BRACELETS: David Yurman | CLUTCH: old (similar here) | LIPS: Bare Minerals c/o 

This skirt reminds me so much of a picnic blanket, lol! I purchased it initially because I am a Razorback fan & never really got around to wearing it. Now that I am wearing it, I realize I should have saved it for a Razborback game (if we ever make it to one - fingers crossed!) I wore these boots in Monday's post & honestly - I want to wear them on a daily basis. When I was browsing Nordstrom's site for new boots for fall, I had a hard time picking out 'the ones'. If you are in the market, I highly recommend checking out their selection because they have such a wide variety, granted sizes are getting picked over rather quickly. I am probably biased but I truly adore these - they are so comfortable & it doesn't hurt that they do a good job in making the legs look a little longer ;)

 

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