Friday, December 19, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
December 6th was a happy day for me. Actually, happy is a bit of an understatement. This is why...
LC managed to make my day (and also week and month) with this article. I'm a HUGE fan of her blog, and it's just great to be a tiny little part of it.
"it’s no secret that the crop top is currently up there on the list of the biggest trends… right next to the cool girl bob haircut and stacked jewels, that is. Today’s Chic of the Week is flaunting her favorite trends in a classic color combination we love. We hope you admire the boldness of her simple yet perfectly pieced together outfit as much as we do…Not only are we totally in love with Maddie’s crop top (for obvious reasons!), but we are also into the pop of red in her manicure that completes her black and white ensemble. Be sure to check out Maddie’s blog, Bits and Little Pieces, for more of her personal style and life musings. This week we celebrate the style of our latest Chic, Maddie!..."
Be sure to check out Lauren's site for a finals week break and the whole article!
Here's some things I'm finding chic this week.
flannels: my go to outfit for lazy weekends (and all the other days in between)
glasses: I used to hate watching HD TV, but then I learned that real life looks that clear (stay tuned for more!...hint hint Maddie might have four eyes)
Taylor Swift: because if you didn't love her already, 1989 turned that around. Happy birthday to the queen of fun style, music, and just about everything else. Taylor, can we pleaseeee be friends?
zipper detail: some call it edgy. I call it a fun thing to fiddle with (my favorite is from Cotton On)
ankle boots: I finally caved and bought a pair (see mine from Gap)
free people: I like to go on their website and fill up my cart (and then sadly delete it all as I watch the prices climb)
jewels: because the holidays can never have too much sparkle
Check out my pinterest for more life therapy (and gift ideas). Only 8 more days till the most wonderful time of the year!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Wearing this makes me happy too. It somehow combines all the coziest things in my closet into one outfit (pretty great,huh?). Fur and fleece vests have been a huge thing lately, and this one somehow combines the two. The warmest, fuzziest blanket you can imagine made wearable- talk about a dream come true. Also, I love any opportunity to show a part of my fox sock collection. Have a happy happy Wednesday (I sure plan to)!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think is "I can't wait to do my hair".
JUST KIDDING (that is probably the biggest lie I have ever told). Goldilocks and I have more than just the whole hair thing in common, we also like our sleep.
If you haven't already noticed the obvious, I have plenty of hair. Honestly, it's probably enough for three people. I do not, however, have extra time or extra hands to manage it all.
Which is why, most of the time, I don't.
Sometimes, you just have to embrace it. Beauty, my friends, is not perfection, and we all know that a messy bed head means you just had a wonderful nights rest.
But because not every day is appropriate for that just-rolled-out-of bed look, sometimes I need a little help. Here are some of my tricks for (attempting) to tame the mane.
1. Would you believe me if I told you that I only use one product? (this is actually a truth) The only thing that touches my tresses, beside the obvious shampoo and occasional dose of hairspray, is coconut oil. Let me tell, you it is absolute MAGIC. Coconut oil has the ability to lock in moisture without the use of petroleum-based ingredients and other chemicals like other products. It also protects from sun, chlorine, and lots of other wonderful summer things that tend to ruin our hair. My favorite it is Nutivia. Want to know an extra little bonus? It also tastes yummy! Just rub it into your ends to heal split ends and add crazy shine. Check out this article from Fashionista for a ton of other beauty uses!
2. Most mornings, I'll use a flatiron for five minutes and call it a day. If I'm feeling really fancy, I'll spend some precious sleep on this (super) easy style. When I tell my friends about these 5 minute curls, they don't believe me. Here's the tutorial.
But now it's back to my hair hero, Goldilocks: the girl that found her perfect night's sleep AND had fabulous hair. This week, I started reading a super cool blog about my favorite activity, sleeping. Casper's site and blog tell you all about an up and coming company in New York that is absolutely full of Goldilocks-approved beds. When I'm all grown up one day, I'm definitely purchasing one for a lifetime full of fairy tale worthy nights.
I hope these little tips help you tame your mane, but remember that sometimes messy is wonderful.