Category Archives: My Style

Fall y’all

Last week it finally started to feel like fall around these parts. I was excited. I love fall.

Something about the cooler weather, carving pumpkins, and sweaters to make me happy.

sweater: Ross, leggings: TJ Maxx, boots: Hunter, purse: Coach (similar here), watch: Relic, bracelets: given.

twirly, twirly, twirly

When I was a little girl my favorite game to play was dress-up.  My mom would save what I called “twirly dresses” where I could spin and spin in them.  I dreamt of this life where I would be able to wear fancy dresses on a regular basis, have my hair beautified.

I was the little girl who would play in my Mom’s makeup collection.  I would step away with makeup caked on, mascara all over my eyes and the brightest lipstick shade that I could find.

Years later, I’m still that same little girl when it comes to getting dressed up.  Well, minus the mascara all over my face.  I have a little bit more skill in applying makeup these days.  Although, I find that I still like the bright lipstick from time to time.

J and I went out for a night on the town a few weeks ago for a red carpet night at a local bar.  It was nice getting all dolled up and meeting up with friends for a good stiff drink.

No Heat Curls {Tutorial}

I have seen these headband, no heat curls on some blogs and pinterest.  So, I decided to give it a try.  My hair has a natural aversion to curl – this aversion goes way back to when I was a senior in high school and waned curly hair for prom. You know the classic – you always want what you don’t have syndrome.  After several, long hours at the salon my hair was curly… and weighed an extra 10lbs from all of the product!

I’ve gotten off topic.  You take a stretchy headband and place over your head (across your forehead).  Then take your hair and wrap it around the band until it’s all tucked away. like so…

In the morning your hair may look something like this …. or if you are a more peaceful sleeper it may not look so jacked up.

Take out the band and ta-da you have curls!

Disclaimer: I’m sorry that I decided to go au’ natural in these photos and…well for the poor quality.  I was pretty tired the night before and then might have overslept the next morning.  Girl does have to get her beauty rest!

So far, the curls have lasted.  Of course, I gave them a good dousing of hairspray.

Enjoy!

About 8 hours later, I was still sitting in front of my laptop studying for my pending stats test.  I had ran to the grocery store, started a casserole for dinner, and may have taken a break…or two.  Here’s what the hair looked like:

I think it still had some nice texture to it. Definitely not the same amount of curl tho! Darn my hair!

How do you feel

KateSpade

When you have that one piece, whether it be a skirt, shirt, a pair of sunglasses or, as it is for me lately, a handbag.  I feel as if nothing can touch me.

Thanks to Kate Spade, which is my recent and first big splurge.

Just something about it

longflowingskirt

A blue skirt that swooshes when you walk.  Makes you command attention.  Add a fedora, some wedges and I think you may just have it.

Or at least that’s how I feel when I put this skirt on and no one is going to tell me any different.

Skirt: Windsor (similar here), blouse: F21, Fedora & Wedges: TJ Maxx

For some reason I feel like a vintage housewife

cleaninghouse

But wearing jeans, of course.  I was running late to my night class and decided to just not change from working on a few projects.

whitet

shoes

t-shirt: Wal-Mart, jeans: Express, shoes: F21, Headband: Modcloth (bonus from my Birchbox), watch: belonged to my Grandpa.

I call this one my…

outfit

nerdy professor look.

warbyparkerglasses

stella

shirt: TJ Maxx, Skirt: F21, glasses: Warby Parker, necklace: JewelMint

jewelmint_skull

So many choices.

Packing to go out-of-town is probably one of my favorite things to do. Something about laying out clothes and matching accessories with them while all trying to stay minimal. It’s a challenge for a recovering over packer like myself.

packingforstl

Here I am packing for a weekend trip to St. Louis. Going to be visiting the zoo and my favorite restaurant, Rich & Charlie’s.

jewelry