Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mermaid Style

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I can't tell you how excited I am to be bringing this post to you girls today! This has been a project long in the making, so finally seeing everything come together has been an absolute blast. I wanted to create a costume look this week, and what better than a mermaid? I don't think there is one missy here who can say they never pretended to be a mermaid when she was a little one :)

Make sure to watch the video at the end of this post to find out how I created this modern mermaid look, and how to take it to the next level for a more fantasy style costume!

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Jacket: vintage
Hair Clip: c/o Sand n Surf Creations
Leggings: c/o ZIB Textiles
Glasses: dollar store
Shoes: c/o Princess Pumps

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Racing Time

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Yup, no lies- we shot these pictures less than eight hours ago! It was one of those shoots were you cross your fingers and say your prayers that the light won't slip away before you get those shots in! And thankfully, the light was just glorious. This time of year is always tricky for pictures, because the times we have available for shooting always seem to be moments before the sun goes down.

Today I am styling this lovely, elegant take on a classic skater dress from Mimy & T Designs. What I adore about this dress are the sweet details- the lady-like length, the soft gathers of chiffon- wearing it feels like being Ginger Rogers for a day ;)

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Asian iCandy sent me this adorable bag from their new Amazon store. I am in love with the design- it reminds me of something I would pin on Pinterest! The colors are on point for fall, and I am in love with all of the different little details.

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Dress: c/o Mimy & T Designs
Cardigan: Papaya
Shoes: Frenchie York
Shoe Clips: c/o Michy Lou
Bobby Pins: c/o Lila Rose
Bag: c/o Asian iCandy

Saturday, October 18, 2014

One Piece, Three Ways

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Today I am excited to be taking Annabelle's Wig's hairpiece challenge! I'm going to start this out by saying, after trying this half-wig hairpiece, I will never bother with typical extensions again. This hairpiece blows all other extensions out of the water- it's amazing! First off, it's only one piece, so you're not dealing with several different clips. And it looks so unbelievably real, I can't get over it. Annabelle's Wigs did an incredible job matching my hair from the pictures I sent. 

So I'm going to show you gals three different ways to style this hairpiece, starting with a simple half beehive style- my personal favorite :) 

Simple Beehive
1.Use the tip of a comb to make a part from ear to ear. Clip up all of the hair in the front for now, and slide the half-wig combs in securely behind the part. 

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2.Pull hair over the half wig and secure. Pull hair on each side to the back and secure with bobby pins. You can tease your hair a bit before this step for extra volume.

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Flower Crown
1.Slide half-wig combs, this time bringing the hair piece up further on the head. You are going to see a noticeable seam. 2.Position the flower crown over the seam- you can set it in place with bobby pins for extra security. 

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Loose Side Ponytail
1.Pin back hair on both sides. 2. Pull all hair to one side and secure with a clip, or pony-tail holder. 3.Finish it off with a cute hair clip!
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