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Monday, June 24, 2013

The perfect summer dress

How lovely is this dress for summer? The diaphanous fabric will leave you perfectly cool on those
hot summer days, and the unique print is eye catching and fresh. Plus, it's super easy to dress up or
down, with thick wedges and a beaded clutch for al fresco dinners, and easy Bensimon sneakers
for bike rides and picnic lunches.

Friday, June 7, 2013

6 great Father's Day gifts

Cooky Jack Nicholson and his daughter, 1969, LIFE magazine

Father's Day is June 16th this year...right around the corner! Here are 6 great gifts that any dad would love to receive...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Can you roller-skate?

image via pinterest


I remember learning how to roller skate when I was little. We used to have a long driveway that was pretty steep, and it led to a nice, open parking patio that was surrounded by grass. My sister and I would start halfway up the driveway (we were scared we would fall if we started any higher!), and we'd skate down the driveway (going really fast), and fall, laughing, into the grass. 

Do you know how to roller skate? Do you have any childhood memories of rollerskating? 

Also: Disco era hot shorts to skate in!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Vinegar + Essential Oil Hair Rinse (for soft, shiny hair!)

I've recently started rinsing my hair with a white vinegar + water mixture after shampooing, and I absolutely love it! The mixture helps restore the pH of my scalp and hair, leaving me with shiny coils and kinks. Last week, I decided to add one of my favorite essential oils to the mix.

I elected to use lavender, which is great for soothing the scalp and promoting hair growth (it also knocks back that vinegar-y smell!). Some other great essential oils are rosemary (promotes hair growth, darkens grey hair), chamomile (scalp soothing; great for blondes), tea tree (fights dandruff), and sage (clarifying; great if you have psoriasis).

Here's what you'll need:

Vinegar + Essential Oil Hair Rinse
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
10 drops of an essential oil of your choice
An 8-oz. container

Add the 10 drops of essential oil and a little bit of water to your bottle. Mix together. Pour the rest of the water and the vinegar into the bottle. Shake to combine. (Heads up: After shaking, the mixture should settle out and be clear).

To use, shake up the bottle and pour some of the mixture over your scalp after rinsing out your shampoo and/or conditioner. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Let the solution run down your hair, adding a little bit more to your ends. Do not rinse, but feel free to squeeze out the excess liquid.

Depending on the length and density of your hair, this should last you at least 5 uses (for the sake of comparison, I have dense, bra-strap/mid-back length hair, and I can get about 5 uses out of one 8 oz. bottle).

Sunday, May 26, 2013

ASOS sale!!

All of my US readers: listen up! In anticipation of summer, ASOS is offering 20% off everything until Tuesday, May 28th with the code TAKE20.

ASOS always has great sales, and there are so many great things to buy for summer events like vacations and festivals. I would love this skater dress, for summer dates and every day errands. This tie dye maxi dress would also make me feel casual and pretty.

P.S. You can also use the code on sale items! Double win!!