New doo, new you!

So this post isn’t exactly about clothing per say, but my new hair style and color! I’ve wanted to change up my color for a while now, and red has always lurked in the back of my mind. Since I’m now working as a front desk receptionist at a salon and spa, I decided that now was the time for a change! It was quite a process to become a red-head. First the stylist had to bleach my hair to lift all of the old, dark color out of it. Then came the standard shampoo with a bit of conditioner, then the color, some layers, an amazing blow-dry, and vwa-laa, I felt like a new girl. It is amazing how a new color, cut, style, basically anything new having to do with your hair can make you feel! Have you ever walked out of the salon after an especially great cut feeling like you were literally on top of the world? It’s the best feeling ever! Sadly, I said goodbye to my fantastic blow-dry this morning when I showered, but I have vowed to start watching the stylist who did my hair when she blow-dries her customers so I can pick up her amazing technique. I swear her hands were like magic! So this is my shout out to all of you who have been holding back on their hair, to get something new in the NEW year! Switch it up! It doesn’t have to be anything drastic, but get some new layers put in, some bangs, or for those daring enough-maybe even a bob. Use the lovely Emma Watson for inspiration. Let me know what new things you do with your hair in the new year! Happy 2012 everyone!

(Actually much more red than in this picture! Feeling inspiration yet…?)

 

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How far will you push it?

Hi Ya’ll,

Do I have the authority to use the term “ya’ll” since I’m not from the south? Well, I’m using it anyway because I love it. Has anyone been experimenting or pushing their fashion to the limit? I hope you are trying some new things. Yesterday my amazing mama came downtown to spend the day with me, and as usual when we are together, we went shopping. Not necessarily for ourselves, but when you spot something you love, sometimes you just can’t pass it up. For instance, this amazing cropped sweatshirt from free people (on sale of course) that I got. I love it, I love it, I love it. Look at those amazing sleeves! The embroidery on the sleeves are velvet and the rest is a sheer material. So different! That’s what I love about free people. So today I paired it with some black skinny jeans and a pair of boots. Cute, but BORING. In my defense, I was going to work where I have to dress pretty normal, but if it was a day at school or a night out, I would have thought more out of the box and maybe paired it with a cute skirt and tights and mixed and matched a little more. The sweatshirt is already navy, so what pop of color can I throw in to make the outfit a little more exciting? These are the things I’m trying to remember to ask myself before I throw on what I normally would. What are you asking yourself when you pick out an outfit? Let me know!

 What would you pair with this top?

Feeling like a hot (but really cold) commodity

Hi Guys!

How was everyone’s first day of stepping up their fashion game? Did anyone join me? Probably not, but that’s alright-hopefully I will gain more readers as time goes on. Anyways, I loved my outfit today. I wore a missoni look a like dress that’s actually from Forever 21, but EVERYONE asks me if it’s either missoni or missoni from target. I should really lie and say that it’s real missoni, but I love surprising people and telling them how cheap it really is! I paired that with a pair of plum tights and tied it all together with an amazing pair of loafer heels from nordstrom that are SO cute, but hellish to walk in. I even tried something I never do, and wore a lip stain today. I didn’t really like it with the outfit, but I’ll definitely wear it again with something else. I also wore two pieces of jewelry from Akira that I am constantly getting compliments on. One is an old fashioned looking clock necklace, and one is this really jagged edged ring with gold chains built in. I don’t know about anyone else, but getting dressed up makes me feel so much better about myself, and definitely not as drowsy and sluggish as I do when I wear sweats. (Don’t get me wrong though, there are definitely the right days for them.) So today, when I walked out the door, I felt like a hot commodity, even though it was 30 degrees…did anyone else feel like a hot commodity today? Tell me about it!!

 

 Here’s the outfit minus the jewelry-I hadn’t put that on yet!

My current sense of style in a few photographs

                      

                     

                                              

I chose these pictures to share just to give you readers a little taste for what I look like, and what my sense of style is. I obviously love dresses and skirts (they’re the most comfy.) Although you can’t tell too much in these pictures, I love color! Not much of my clothing are in neutral colors. I love quirky designs and prints and things that catch my attention while I’m browsing through a clothing rack. Share with me what you like about my wardrobe and what you like about yours! I’d love to hear 🙂