I stood in front of my bathroom mirror for a solid 2 minutes going through a mental pro and cons list, and I can’t remember what actually made me pull the trigger but I just started snipping.
I’ve been bored to death with my hair, though still loving it long. This is, in some ways, a new and temporary change that can easily be “styled” away if I need to. And also, they should grow out pretty nicely too!
My feelings immediately following?
“no, no. this is okay. it’s new! give it a chance!”
“i feel alive and also regret.”
And then after about 4 minutes, I calmed down and reminded myself that they are just bangs and I should probably be working on unread emails right now. So back to work I went.
Hair is very personal, I know that for sure. When I worked behind the chair, women would come in after major life events (from weddings to break ups) and ask for big hair changes. I could usually gauge whether what they were asking for was a wise choice or not, and either talk them into it or something new that may be a slightly less dramatic change.
I’ve contemplated bangs for awhile, and not only does it give me something new to style on my self, but it also presents a fun challenge to blog about here: how to style bangs and how to grow out bangs and not want to shave them at the root during the process.
Is this entire blog post just me justifying my choice? It’s starting to sound like it, so I’ll wrap up with the biggest contributor to my decision to go for it.
Reese Witherspoon did it, rocked it, and she’s my hair icon.
I was *flying* through TJ Maxx the other day with David and saw this floral top just hanging there begging to be scooped up and placed in my cart. I’m not a huge pattern/floral kind of gal, but I believe it’s on trend according to this chick, so I bought it. It’s loose, the back is a little bit longer and scoops down, and it’s easy to wear.
I paired it with these ankle boots versus my lace up flats because I didn’t want to be overly feminine and girly. The jewelry was simple, which is totally my jam, and I instantly felt a little bit more put together.
I found it at TJ Maxx, but I thought I’d also share a few other dark florals that have caught my eye online recently!
Once it gets a bit cooler, I’d like to find a sweater that runs a bit short to wear on top, and just let a little bit of the florals peek through! Have you found any floral items for fall? Share in the comments!
I’ve been itching to decorate with neutral shades this fall, and happily found lots of inspirational images on Pinterest! Any time that I’m going to decorate, I always turn to Pinterest to find ideas. It’s easier for me to copy someone else versus come up with my own ideas in this realm. I’m not super creative, but I do know what I like when it comes to home decor.
Last week, David and I went to Target & TJ Maxx and found lots of neutral items to decorate with. I didn’t go overboard, but the house feels a bit fall-i-fied, and pretty soon I’m going to take the boys to a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins for our front porch.
(stripe vases: Target, feather picture: Home Goods, mirror: Home Goods, candle stick: Home Goods, pumpkins: Target)
(bar cart: Target, other accessories: likely Home Goods or Target)
(tray: Target, pumpkins: TJ Maxx, black basket: Hobby Lobby)
Despite it being very neutral, it still feels warm and cozy. All I need to do now it light a fire and curl up with a book!
I laugh a little every time I see a comment from a reader asking how I find time to do my hair and makeup every day. I’m always thinking, “Well, you must not follow on snap chat because you would see I’m rarely wearing makeup and often either talking about going to boot camp or leaving boot camp!”
But seriously, more often than not I’m in minimal makeup with my hair in a messy bun or low ponytail.
So today I’m sharing my 3 minute makeup routine for days when I either don’t have time, or don’t want to take much time!
3 Minute Face products: It cosmetics CC+ in light, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes + lower lash duo, Benefit Roller Lash, Cherry Bloom lash fibers, Hourglass Arch brow pencil in platinum blonde, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer, Dream Bouncy Blush, Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick in Bark, Sephora pro smudge brush, Fresh Sugar lip treatment in pink,
The cream blush is the hero of this look. I like wearing cream blush anytime my makeup is light and I don’t use a powder to set anything. I find it blends in so much better and looks much more natural!
p.s. As you can see, I still haven’t figured out the right white balance on my photos and that’s why my hair is yellow. 🙁