Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hair Tutorial: The Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid

Photo Hair Tutorial: The Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid

"It’s a lot easier to recreate than you think," explains guest contributor Steph Brinkerhoff. "It’s best to start on wavy or second-day hair to give the look added texture. It also doesn’t hurt to spray a little hairspray or spray wax in it beforehand to add a little grip and grunge. Here’s how to get the look…"

1. Beginning on wavy hair, take a medium to large section (depending on how thick your hair is) close to your right ear.
2. Braid the section going from the front to the back.
3. Repeat on the opposite side.
4. Bring both braids to the back and secure them with an elastic.
5. Loosen and mess up both braids by pulling on them gently with your fingers.
6. Take one braid and wrap it up and around itself, creating a small braided bun. 
7. Secure with bobby pins.

Click here for even more cool hair tips and ideas!

A big thanks to and their guest contributor, Steph Brinkerhoff for this tutorial + photos.

Here are a couple iPhone shots of this hairstyle that I recreated on myself...

This style is super easy to do on yourself and so cute.  It's a fantastic quick style perfect for school, work or even a date night out!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VIDEO: 5 Minute Makeup // Back to School

Only have 5 minutes to get ready?  No problem!  Here's my quick & easy makeup look that I do when I have 5 minutes to get ready in the morning!

|| Makeup Used ||

Revlon Blush in "Classy Coral" c/o
Trim Eyelash Curler (Favorite curler out there!) 
L'Oreal Lipstick in "JLO's Nude" 
Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss in "Shimmer of Hope" c/o

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Altuzarra for Target Picks!

This morning, the new Altuzarra line debuted at Target and I couldn't be more excited about it.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get every piece I wanted online...  It all sold out so fast!  I'm hoping I can grab a couple of the pieces I have my eye on in store.

Here are my top picks from the collection.  I love how simple the pieces are and how reasonably priced they are!

|| Details ||

Ankle Boots || $60 
Trench Coat || $90 
Faux Croc Belt || $30 
Python Blazer || $50

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PJ Cami Set || $35 
Ruby Wrap Dress || $40 

Which pieces from the new Altuzarra x Target collection are your favorites?  Do you plan to pick up any of these sassy new items?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lust List: All Black

I love all black looks.  I think head to toe black can be so chic if done right.

I've put together an all black look for Fall that I'm loving.  I would happily bring any one of these pieces home to live in my closet.  All pieces are listed below so you can shop your little heart out. ♥

|| All the Details ||

Faux Leather Jacket || BLANKNYC, $148 
Tee || Target, $12 
Ear Cuffs || BaubleBar, $26 
Lipstick || MAC Lipstick in "Cockney," $16 
Handbag || Forever 21, $24 
Booties || Vince Camuto, $149 
Jeans || J Brand, $209 
Sunnies || A.J. Morgan, $24