Mermaid Style

October 29, 2014

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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

Racing Time

October 22, 2014

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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

One Piece, Three Ways

October 18, 2014

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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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Mad for Plaid

October 15, 2014

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Ever have one of those dresses that just makes you want to wear it... all of the time? This lovely little frock from Dresses2Kill does just that. I've been in love with it since day one, and have been excited to share it with you girls in an outfit post. I feel like I can finally start bringing in more Autumn styles to my ensembles, and what says fall more than red and green tartan?

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My beautiful friend, miss Sophie, surprised me with this adorable necklace a couple of weeks ago. Little did she know I had been eyeing it on ModCloth beforehand- it was such a sweet gift!

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Dress: c/o Dresses2Kill
Hat: Wet Seal
Necklace: ModCloth (gift from Sophie)
Tights: old
Shoes: Ballet Bird
Purse: Dress V

Anjolee

October 10, 2014

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I tend to lean towards quirky jewelry in general. But on occasion, there is definitely still that part of me inside that has a love for fine jewelry. Anjolee creates some of the most beautiful pieces I have seen. The quality is spot on, which is always re-assuring when you're ordering online! They design everything from custom engagement rings, to stunning diamond earrings. The minute I showed these to my mom, she was ready to snatch them up!

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Earrings: c/o Anjolee
Hair Extensions: Annabelle's Wigs

Autumn Days

October 8, 2014

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How are you, Lovelies!? Enjoying your Fall season so far? I must be honest, I'm yet to try a pumpkin spice latte- I suppose I had better hurry and hop on that band wagon this year ;) 

My sister and I were able to drive to this cute little Autumn"y" location for pictures this week- it's always nice to be able to have a laid back photo shoot at the end of a crazy day! In a way, it can almost be therapeutic (for me that is, not so much for her lol)! That must be the photographer in me.

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This adorable little purse was sent to me from Dress V. I was super stoked about it because I have been dying to get my hands on a new little black purse. It's one of those staple pieces, and my old one was reaching it's ratty days.

While on the topic of accessories, a lovely lady who used to teach me ballet as a little girl, now sells gorgeous accessories under Lilla Rose. When she wrote me and asked if I would be interested in styling some of their pieces, I was so excited! Especially as a girl with short hair- accessorizing is super important- it's the only thing that can keep me from my hats, haha! 

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Dress: c/o Book Champ Art
Shoes: Ballet Bird
Cardigan: Papaya
Necklace: Forever 21
Bobby Pins: c/o Lilla Rose
Purse: c/o Dress V

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