Thursday, June 27, 2013

Braid Me, Baby

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Blazer: GAP Outlet
Pants: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Wedges: Vera Wang for Kohl's
Earrings: Target
Necklace: Tiffany & Co
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Working at a beauty school, I am constantly surrounded by people who have incredible hair and can do incredible things with hair. I mean, these people are talented! So, in an attempt to break out of my usual routine, I decided to try a new braiding technique. 

How do you like it? Not too special in the front, but BAM! there's a surprise in the back! I followed this tutorial from Ashley of The Shine Project, but added a twisted braid bun instead of wearing it down. Ashley makes the braid looks super gorgeous on her thick hair, so you should check it out too.

I'm certainly no cosmetologist, but I'm doing the best I can do learn more about the industry and my own hair. Did you know that conditioner works best if your hair has been towel-squeezed first? Me either! Just because I'm no longer in school doesn't mean I'm no longer a student - there is so much more to learn and so many people to learn from.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Liar, Liar

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Tank: TJMaxx
Skirt: Forever 21
Jacket: Rock & Republic for Kohl's
Heels: Target
Sunglasses: Rayban "Clubmaster"

Let me start out by saying - I LOVE this outfit! I felt pretty and comfortable because all the pieces are stretchy cotton. The structure and panels in the tank combined with the faux leather detail make it a perfect transition piece from day to night.

I must admit, though, that these shoes are a complete lie. I only wore them for outfit pictures - they're just too high to wear for a whole work day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Noir Rétro

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Cardigan: Express
Tank: maurices
Pants: Forever21
Flats: Payless
Sunglasses: Rayban "Clubmaster"

I like the retro feel of this outfit. Plus, I love neutrals. Sont très simple.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stretchy Libre

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Tank & Jacket: GAP
Skirt: Target
Wedges: Michael Kors

I highly recommend immediately getting in your car, driving to Target, and buying every single one of these skirts...seriously, I love it! The chevron print is cute, the panels hug your curves, and the built-in shaper keeps everything in check. Plus, it's totally stretchy. Stretchy is the equivalent of sweatpants, and feeling like Nacho Libre all day long.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Logo A Go-Go!

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Jacket: maurices
Shirt: Work!
Jeans: maurices
Wedges: JCPenney
Sunglasses: Rayban "Clubmaster"

Working in a casual environment is fantastic, because on mornings when you're running late, or don't have time to stand in front of your closet willing an outfit to appear, a simple t-shirt and jeans will suffice. Throw on a jacket & some heels, and run out the door!

Also, this t-shirt features the logo for Amber's Beauty School, which is where I work...check us out on Facebook Twitter & Pinterest!

Friday, June 14, 2013

1 Car, 2 Car, Red Car, Blue Car

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Dress: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Target
Wedges: Michael Kors 
Sunglasses: Rayban "Clubmaster"

I have a love/hate relationship with this dress.  The print is adorable (who doesn't love vintage cars?) and I love the ascot/bow tie around the collar, but I HATE the material. It's super hot and unforgiving - no stretch whatsoever - and it isn't quite the right fit. That's why I had to do a little DIY action - put on a belt to cinch in the waist, and add a bodycon skirt for length, because there is no way that bottom button was staying shut. I guess that's the price you pay for ordering online. Either way, it's nice to have something different in your closet I suppose. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Olive Exhaustion

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Cardigan: Target
Blouse: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Skirt: GAP
Wedges: Vera Wang for Kohl's
Jewels: Gifts

Man, I look tired in these photos. Probably because I am. I had one of those days when I got home from work and when I looked in the mirror, I was like, WHOA...have I looked like this all day?

Do you know what I mean?

Anyway, it was nice to wrap up in a comfy cozy cardi earlier while I was at work. Ugly olive drab is one of my favorite colors and I like how it pairs with the navy and peach tones in this ensemble.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dreamy Creamsicle

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Tank & Pants: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Cardigan: Target
Wedges: Vera Wang for Kohl's
Earrings: Betsey Johnson
Bracelet: GAP

This outfit reminds me of a tasty summer treat, like a creamsicle! I love the bright pants paired with neutrals - dreamy!

I spent way too long re-working some aspects of my blog, so now my brain is the equivalent of a creamsicle on a hot summer day - melted. So, I better sign off before I turn into a giant, sticky puddle! Goodnight!

Monday, June 10, 2013


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Dress: maurices
Jacket: Plato's Closet - originally Charlotte Russe
Wedges: Vera Wang for Kohl's
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

This backdrop was a perfect way to describe my Saturday - I had just gotten my hair cut and styled, I was wearing a bright & happy outfit with killer heels, and I was feelin - you guessed it - FRESH. 

Fresher than spearmint...fresher than Will Smith...fresher than, get the point. Hope your weekend was as lovely as mine and you found time to refresh.

*This cool graffiti backdrop belongs to Refresh Muncie, a unique furniture & home decor shop. Check out their Facebook page here!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet & Simple

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Sweater: Target
Slacks: GAP
Heels: Target
Bracelet: Swarvoski

TGIF...TGIF...TGIF...Here's a little photoshop fun for this Friday evening!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Buzzin Just Like Neon

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Blouse: maurices
Jacket: Target
Skirt: Rock & Republic for Kohl's
Wedges: GAP
Bracelet: Swarovski 
Sunglasses: Rayban "Clubmaster"

Today's outfit was built around this skirt. I like it because it's comfortable and stretchy (the material almost has a rubbery feel, maybe because it's mostly rayon?), but it is also heavy and was falling down by the end of the day. I'm not sure if this will be a regular in my work wardrobe - it might be better suited for an occasion that lasts a few hours.

These photos make this skirt look a little more day-glo than looks in real life, but nonetheless, I was apprehensive about wearing a neon skirt to work. To combat the "dancefloor" vibe the skirt gives off, I decided to pair it with black to tone it down. Overall, I like the look, but I wish I had some killer black pumps instead of these wedges...I smell a shopping trip coming up soon!