November 12, 2012

Bundled Up

Jacket c/o Awear, Jeans SFAM, Boots J. Crew, Scarf c/o Mark & Graham, Purse Tory Burch, Lipstick Too Faced “Stiletto Red”

On Friday night, Thomas and I bundled up (since our indian summer is officially over) and headed out to go see the new James Bond movie. I love my new J. Crew ankle boots that Thomas got me for my birthday. He picked them out all on his own and everything! I was so proud of him :)

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November 9, 2012

Hair Care

I haven’t always had good hair. I grew up having naturally very thick, straight hair that was light brown with some natural blonde highlights (very similar to what it is now). Towards the end of high school, I got bored with my hair and to my mother’s dismay I dyed it blonde. That was beginning of my hair trauma. After that, I went dark brown then blonde again then back to brown…over and over. All of that can really take a toll on your hair. I remember always wanting long gorgeous hair, but for some reason could never get it to grow past a certain point. After a terrible experience of having my hair accidentally dyed almost orange (!!!) I told myself enough was enough. I did some research and decided to start treating my hair right.

The first step in my new hair care routine was to take a daily b-complex vitamin (I have also taken biotin). My hair was so damaged at that point, that my hair dresser suggested I switch to a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush because my hair was so delicate when wet. I also cut back on blow drying and straightening as much as possible. I now actually prefer to air dry my hair whenever I can. I also tested out many products and my favorite by far is Kerastase. I use a tiny amount of the Elixir oil on my wet hair when I get out of the shower, then the Ciment Thermique right before I style my hair and finish with the Aqua Seal. It has been a couple years now and I can honestly say that if you’re nice to your hair, it will be nice to you!


  • Drink lots of water
  • Take Vitamins like B-Complex
  • Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush


  • Try to avoid using a blow dryer and opt to air dry as much as possible
  • Don’t over process your hair with dyes and coloring
  • Don’t sleep with your hair in a pony tail (it will break off hairs while you are sleeping)

*I order all of my Kerastase hair products from Amazon because they are a lot less expensive.


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November 8, 2012


Top H&M, Jeans Joe’s Jeans, Wedges c/o Nine West, Purse Tory Burch

I love the subtle sparkle in this top. I bought it because it reminded me of this Tibi top (which is now on sale!) that I really wanted. It makes for a nice daytime glitz, without being too much. Don’t ya think? I down played it with some boyfriend jeans and straight hair. It’s not that often you can find me with straight hair these days!


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