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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hair gun

While searching for a new blow dryer, I came across this nifty contraption. This fully functional, retro 357 Magnum hair dryer was made in 1981 and is by far one of the neatest things I've ever found on the web. You just pull the trigger to adjust the settings and you're good to go!

P.S. It comes with its own 'holster', ha!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The perfect long-sleeve dress

I really love this Bailey 44 dress from Anthropologie. It's a spin-off of this boatneck midi dress, which Anthro's loyal customers quickly flocked to as soon as it hit the racks. Although both versions are absolutely lovely and totally versatile, I love the newer frock's shorter hem and longer sleeves just a little bit more.

What do you think of this dress? Do you like the longer one more?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Have a good weekend...

Lacrosse tryouts start on Monday, and I'm in serious need of some new running shoes. I've been having to use Mom's as of late because mine are so tattered and worn out...urgh. Also, I'll be buying a new blow dryer and flat iron this weekend, because my current blow dryer is literally falling apart and my flat iron hardly heats up! Gah! What are you doing this weekend? Buying some new kicks? Reading an old book? Doing something snazzy with you hair? Do tell.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What's your 'uniform'?

At my school, we wear uniforms, which I quite like, actually, as I don't have to worry about picking out something new to wear every day. Plus, since our uniforms are so basic, I get to have fun with cool earrings and hairstyles! Do you have a sort of style 'template' that you follow every morning? Or does it really just depend on your mood?

(Ashlee via Cici Absolutely White)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beauty tip: Rosemary oil

I started growing my hair out two summers ago, and one product that's definitely helped me do that is rosemary essential oil. Not only does it smell beautiful, but it also helps stimulate hair growth, soothes a dry or itchy scalp and slows down premature hair loss and grey hair. I put a few drops in just about everything I use, and it seems to work like a charm!

Do you have any favorite natural hair products?

(Image via Katie)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Have a great weekend

Weekdays go by so slowly, but the weekends seem to speed on by...why is that? I think I've been staying up a bit too late these past few weekends, so maybe I'll take advantage of this weekend and actually get myself to bed at a reasonable hour. What are you doing this weekend? Going for a surf? Meeting a curious goat? Wishing for blooming flowers? Do tell.

(Images via Jessica)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tiered column corset gown

I've been admiring this gown from BHLDN for a while now...isn't it lovely?? The slim column skirt is complimented wonderfully by the rows upon rows of fluttery silk chiffon. Wouldn't this be perfect for a peaceful garden wedding, where you'd be surrounded by calming lavender plants and your closest friends and family?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

I don't wear makeup, but I love watching YouTube gurus, reading make-up blogs and figuring out what products I like and don't like. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try out Clinique's High Impact Curling Mascara (after reading tons of mixed reviews), just for the heck of it, and I just have to tell you guys about it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Orange is a color that most people tend to shy away from, but ever since designers such as Jenny Packham and Sophie Theallet graced the Spring/Summer 2012 runways with their tangerine-hued garments, everyone seems to be hooked! There are so many variations of the color tangerine, that it can be flattering on virtually anyone. Plus, it's bright, cheerful, and looks great with aqua, teal and turquoise!

What do you think? Will you be wearing tangerine this spring?

Monday, January 16, 2012

And the winner is...

Congrats, dear! We'll be in touch soon.

Thanks, Victoria! Thanks, everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Have a sweet weekend.

This weekend is a long weekend for me, so I'll keep this post short & sweet and leave you all with these images of a pretty dress, rad sunnies and a soft sky. What are you doing this weekend? Sashaying out to brunch with your friends? Picking flowers to wear in your hair? Praying for some relief from this chilly weather? Do tell!

P.S. The giveaway you almost forgot to enter! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sea salt caramels

Not too long ago I discovered The Caramel Jar, an Etsy shop that specializes in none other than making delicious caramel treats. I decided to try it out after my mom mentioned that she would love to try sea salt caramels. So, I ordered ourselves a pound (yes, one pound!) of the shop's Fleur de Sel Caramels and oh my goodness I'm in love...I finished them off in just three days! 

Mmmm...what's your favorite sweet treat?

P.S. Click here to order a sample size of the Fleur de Sel won't be sorry!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


{Giveaway Closed}

Today's giveaway comes from Lavender Field, an Etsy shop based in Cyprus that specializes in beautifully hued crochet jewelry (these three pieces are definitely among my faves), as well as modern wire and stone jewelry.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Have a magnificent weekend!

Did you get your new year off to a good start? I can't believe it's already seems like each year goes by faster than the last! I've only been in school for three days, and already I feel sleep deprived. Meh. Maybe I'll hit the sack early tonight, then get up and go see an indie flick with my mom! Do you have any plans for this weekend? Maybe you'll be bringing a friend a delicious lunch, feeding a sweet giraffe, or admiring someone's flowers! Whatever you'll be doing, do tell! I'd love to hear.

P.S. A few lovely things I wanted to leave you with over the weekend...

The perfect high-waisted jeans + the best jeans he'll ever own

My top prom picks

Denim skinnies that look like leather

Gorgeous 'everyday' makeup

A quirky lil' blog

(Via Denise Crew and Leah)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Colored engagement rings

Oh my gorgeous are these?? Typically, women are proposed to with a white diamond ring, but how would you like to be offered one of these beauties? I'll admit, I still have my heart set on a beautiful yellow diamond, but any one of these rings (especially that amethyst stunner...gee whiz!) would still be quite spectacular.

What about you? Classic white diamond or something a little different?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anthropologie January 2012 Catalogue

A new year means new pieces from the lovely Anthropologie! In keeping with the theme or 'newness', my favorite store's latest catalogue gave of a lazy-Sunday-morning vibe, featuring sun-streaked photos, easy silhouettes & fabrics, and a fresh, clean color scheme. Have a peek at my absolute favorite pieces!