Friday, August 17, 2012

Fall out of summer Love and into Autumn

Were only two weeks away from September which means fall is approaching and with it school. There is one good thing about school... back to school shopping! So i thought i would  compile my top 5 items every girl should have in her fall wardrobe. I personally have multiples of these items just because they make life easier, comfier, and super chic. So here are my top 5 fall fashion picks.

#1: Scarves, they're the perfect accessory for fall.They can add color to any outfit and keep you warm. I prefer a thin material scarf so you can keep it on indoors without getting to hot. Try tying your scarf multiple ways for a variety of looks. You can even add a long necklace or a pin for added bling factor.
Sheer Southwest Scarf available at Forever21 for $8.80

#2: Oxfords, they are he perfect shoe for everything. They can be dressed down with jeans and a jumper or dressed up with a trouser and blazer. On top of fashionable they're very comfy. They're also a great year round shoe perfect for any weather.
Not Rated Hot Stepper Oxford available at DSW for $39.95

#3: Jelly Tote, I love jelly totes because you can fit so much in them. They're size makes them great for towing books, laptop, or anything really. There also extremely easy to clean. I personally like the Danielle Nicole jelly totes because she adds a neutral color to it making it more versatile.
Danielle Nicole Jelly Tote available at Dillard's for $78. I picked up the model I have for $30 at TJ Maxx.

#4: Basic T's. Fall is all about layering so sometimes all you need is a simple base. Plain long sleeve T's are perfect because they add a layer of  warmth but are plain so they don't clash with any accessories. I like to keep a white, black, and tan one on hand at all time.
Slub Dolman-Sleeve Top from GAP $22.95

#5: Men's Denim Shirt. I love denim shirts. They are the cherry on top to practically any outfit. They're great over any of your summer attire to make it autumn approved. You can throw it over you favorite summer dress, under a jumper, over a tshirt and leggings, the possibilities are endless. I do also prefer the men's denim shirts because they're less fitted so they give a more cozy look ad if you want it to show your figure off you can always add a belt.
Men's Levi Western Shirt $68 at

So these were a few of my favorite autumn wardrobe pieces. And to top it off my favorite fall colors are burgundy, tan, navy, forest green and for pops of color turquoise and coral!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hair Resurrection

This past year I have damage my hair way too much. I went from black, to blonde, to brown, to light brown, to ombre, and to my most recent color red. Sometime the color changes were ever 2 weeks. It got to the point that my ends felt like a metal fiber sponge. I couldn't take it anymore. I knew that after all the heat,  product, and chemicals i put to my hair it was time to let it go. So todays post is basically a guide to what i used to make sure my hair didnt fall out during all its suffering and what im using and doing to its now.

Step 1: If you are constantly changing you hair color, that is going to be one of the major factors in you hair being damaged. So I recommend using a deep conditioner like  Aussie's "3 minute miracle" eerytime you wash your hair. I also recommend using a more expensive repair masque like the ones by Macadamia Natural Oil or Fekkai.

Aussie # Minute Miracle $3-$5

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque $29.99

Fekkai Technicia Color Care Masque $35--$39.99

Step 2: You want do things that will help you maintain its color so you have to touch up less frequently. This means washing your hair less, pretreating, air drying, and using protectants. Many people are use to washing their hair on a dailyy basis but only doing it every other day is better. You lose less of your natural oils and wash out less of your color. So for the in between day try using a dry shampoo. I have no preference but tend to use the one by Victoria Secret because i tend to buy it whenever i go there but drug store ones work just as well. You can even use baby powder. I do suggest getting one that smells nice :).  The second thing you can do to maintain youre color or hair health is to use a protectant. Use one before applying any heat to the hair. That includes straighteners, curlers, hot rollers, and even a blow dryer. The final tip for protecting you hair is using a spray or serum to help with UV rays. This will help preserve your color and hairs health.

Step 3: Use your head before you do anything to it! Your hair and scalp are sensitive. So stop and seriously think about what you are going to do to your hair before you do it. There have been too many times a "great idea" turned into a hair crisis!

And in case your wonder what shampoo i use here it is... Its BOGO free at Walgreens until August 25th!

At the end of the day my hair is about 5 inches shorter but i learned my lesson. So i hope you can all take from my mistakes and if its too late, well i hope this post helps with your hair resurecction :)