March 25, 2013

Short Hair

 

Blouse Heidi Merrick/ Jeans c/o James Jeans/ Sandals Zara/ Purse Stella McCartney/ Ring Page Sargisson/ Lipstick Bare Minerals “Strength”

If you follow me on Twitter or Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen me tweet/pin about wanting to cut my hair for the last few months. I’ve actually wanted to do it for a while, but I always chicken out. I tried out a new salon last Friday to go a little bit darker and somehow got the courage to cut 12 inches off! I was texting my sister and Thomas from the salon about it and they both pretty much said “stop talking about it and do it already”. So, I did! I was surprisingly not attached to my long hair at all and instantly loved my new do. While I think long hair is really beautiful, I hated how heavy it was (I have really, really thick hair) and the fact that it had no style or shape to it. My new cut is so refreshing and I really feel like “me”, which is funny because I never thought of myself as a person who would love short hair. I guess it was worth the risk- I don’t know if I’ll ever want to grow my hair out again. But I can never say never… ;)

P.S. I went to Richard at Population Salon for the cut and color. He was amazing and took a lot of time to make sure the cut was absolutely perfect, which takes even more time with thick hair. I was also really impressed with the color, which sometimes takes multiple times to get right because I’m really picky. He completely understood what I wanted and it came out better than I expected! I’ll definitely be going back to him.

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March 22, 2013

A Few New Things + Links

New chevron pillows added to our ghost chairs.

I couldn’t pass up these vintage stools and was thrilled when Thomas loved them as much as I did.

I’m currently on a pink kick: can’t get enough of these polka dot Keds and this striped Ralph Lauren shirt I found at TJ Maxx.

How darling is this polka dot KJP bow bracelet?!

This week flew by and I’m so glad it did. I have a few projects to work on this weekend, but looking forward to spending some time outside in the sunshine. Thomas and I have been talking about having a picnic and exploring a new neighborhood, which both sound pretty great right now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and here are a few of my favorite finds on the internet this week:

Yet, another striped blouse I feel the need to add to my collection…oh and this citrus one too.

This “Stop and smell the roses” print is definitely ending up somewhere in our house.

I’m a sucker for anything with flamingos on it.

A great spring sandal for under $40!

 

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March 21, 2013

Office Accessories

Thomas and I were lucky enough to find an apartment with a small nook that I could use for an office. It’s a small space right off the living room, but is perfect for my desk, chair and bookshelf. While I have the basics for it, it’s definitely lacking in decor and accessories. I’ve put together some of my favorite items- in shades of mint and white- that I would love to decorate the space with. I can’t get over how perfect those white desk accessories are! I love a good clean and simple space with pops of color, naturally.

Monogram Letter/ Desk Calendar/ “Brilliant Ideas” Notebook/ Lacquer Boxes/ Pillow/ White Desk Accessories/ Love Poster/ Throw/ Candle/ Monogram Notecards

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