Month: June 2014

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Summer Stripes

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I ran across this adorable outfit in this picture posted on Pintrest by Sarah Gremilion (her page can be found here)

It’s absolutely adorable and is the perfect example of how simple pieces can be put together the right way to have the perfect streetstyle.

Her bag of course is Celine, but for similar pieces at more affordable prices, check out below.

Seamless Stripe Tee by Boutique

Seamless Stripe Tee from TopShop for $50.00 found here

 

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Button-Tab Denim Shirt from Forever 21 for $27.80 found here
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The Classic Wash Denim Cutoffs from Forever 21 for $15.80 found here
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The Iconic Straw Panama Hat also from Forever 21 for $14.80 found here

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Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch for $160.00 found here
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The Veranda Place Nylon Small Evie by Kate Spade for $178.00 found here
Or, for a less expensive option, the Almemosa Bag from Aldo in Midnight Black for $45.00 found here
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The Claral from ShoeDazzle for $49.95 found here 
Another great pair of shoes that would look amazing with this outfit that I recommend are the Fidien flat sandals from Aldo for $30.00 (this style is really really popular right now) found here
OR (sorry guys, I really am shoe obsessed) the Steve Madden Cydney Sandal I saw on HauteLook for $42.00. Get them here
 This is a great every day outfit that can be put together for low prices! Enjoy!

 

Mane n’ Tail Shampoo

Recently I’ve been trying new things to get my hair growing thicker and longer. I’ve constantly heard great things from friends about Mane n’ Tail Shampoo (a product that supposedly is for horses, but can be used by humans), saying that it makes their hair grow really really fast. I also had read really great reviews on MakeupAlley.com. So, why not try it? For about $8 for a large bottle, it was worth a shot in my book.

After only two weeks use, (yup, that’s all it took for me), I am ready to throw the bottle in the garbage.

After washing my hair with the shampoo, and not conditioning it at all, my hair was left feeling like plastic and was very clumped together and tangled.

I then tried it next with conditioner and the result was a bit better. I still found that my hair felt like rubber, just a bit less dramatic as the first time, so I just continued to use it.

After two weeks, I found that my usual every-other-day method of washing my hair couldn’t last. My roots were terribly greasy after just a day and every time I itched my scalp there would be white under my nails. Gross, right?  My scalp had become tremendously dry and my roots very greasy (yeah, I guess that is possible). It was just a bad experience and after my first use of an average shampoo, like Garnier Fructise, my hair was starting to feel normal and smooth again and the greasiness was fading.

I don’t recommend this product at all.

For some people it works, for me, it didn’t. Just be careful and pay close attention to the affects it’s having on your hair.

-Alex

Little Things

It used to be the little things.

Handstands in Grandma’s living room

Sea monkey’s

Twenty games of solitaire (in a row)

Butterfly catchers

Cutting worms in half to make two

Picking petals off a flower

“He loves me, He loves me not”.

Our tiny hands

Our tiny worlds.

The rain was just another day to play in the mud

Bugs were a mystery

And you’d fall asleep at night twirling Daddy’s hair.

That’s all that life was

And all that life had to be.

Now we spend rainy days on the couch

And dodging each drop as we run out to the car (God forbid it ruined our hair)

Mud smearing across the car doors

And your new shoes are ruined.

Bugs remind you of caskets and death

And when they put Grandma into the ground.

Daddy’s hair is gone

Ever since his head was scarred

From the alcohol.

Solitaire brings you back to Grandpa

Who can’t get out of his hospital bed.

And no flower can fix your lonely nights

From constant fights.

But that’s life.

Those are the big things.

•A

Outfit of the Day: June 3rd 2014

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So my birthday recently passed and every year for my birthday my family and I go to NYC to do some birthday shopping! Like every other year, LF Store in SoHo was a major hit. I spent nearly my entire spending money in the store and fell in love with more than I could afford! Both the top and the bottom are from their line and my shoes are Converse (can never go wrong with a pair of Converse’s… or three!). Check out more of their clothing and their Instagram for a lot of their looks http://www.lfstores.com – @lfstores

Threads for Her: Zara

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This Spanish clothing and accessory retailer, founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera in 1975 is serving countries worldwide. It is apart of the Inditex clothing group. Launching over 10,000 new designs each year, Zara has a policy of “zero advertisement.” Over half of Zara’s products are manufactured in Spain. Óscar Pérez Marcote is Zara’s General Director and they have a fully toxic-free clothing production. The phenomenal Dutchess Kate Middleton is a fan of the brand. Having over 1800 stores over the world, Zara is continually expanding.

Kate Middleton in Zara:

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Apparel:

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Credit: Zara

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Outfit of the Day: June 1st 2014

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Today’s outfit of the Day is on the lovely Rishah! Cute as a button and sporting the cutest floral summer pieces. Soft whites are perfect for summer, and floral is very in this year so this outfit hits all the perfect spots for summer 2014. Her white sleeveless shirt has small flowers cut into it. Her pastel floral shorts are absolutely adorable and are a major trend this year.

Her top is Divided by H&M. Similar ones  can be found here.

Her Shorts are made by Talulah. Find more similar Talulah shorts & items here.