Today’s post and video is all about four simple ways to style your hair in no time with minimal product just by changing up your part or pulling your hair up off your face into a high bun. I also think you can easily update your everyday look just by by playing with different lipstick shades. A red versus a bright pink versus a nude color can transform your face.
But back to the hair styles at hand! When it comes to hair parts, often times, women part their hair on auto-pilot and if you’ve been doing it the same way for years, changing your part can update your whole look! And whenever I really want to switch it up, I whip my hair off my face and style it in a high bun. I immediately feel sophisticated and chic.
Watch my newest video to see how I quickly and easily achieved these four easy styles! xo
A few weeks ago, I decided my hair needed a serious change. It was currently red and as much as I loved it, I was ready to lighten it up for the upcoming summer months. So, I called upon my beloved salon, ARROJO, where I have been getting my hair done for the past four years, and booked an appointment.
The salon recently opened up a new location in Williamsburg, (I usually go to the Varick location) so I headed out their to check it out. I was placed with two amazing girls, Francesca for color and Clare for cut. I knew I wanted to try balayage and couldn’t wait to see the final outcome of my new ‘do.
The salon just had their official grand opening party last night, so I showed up a little early to get my roots touched up by Francesca, and my hair styled by the amazing guest stylist, Paul. (He does hair for the Victoria’s Secret shows!!!) He taught me all sorts of tips and tricks on how to get a beachy wave and what product to use that won’t weigh them down. (He recommends this and this!)
I am so over the moon happy with my hair and I love how it feels sun-kissed, beachy and perfect for summer.
The party was packed and super fun. Casey came and met me after work and afterwards we had pizza at Motorino, which was really yummy. All in all, a great night! Congrats, ARROJO, on your new beautiful salon and THANK YOU for amazing hair color and cut!
If you guys are ever in the area, or even if you aren’t, make the trip to Williamsburg and check it out, it’s worth it! xo
Hello everyone! It’s Thursday, which means two things. One, the weekend is right around the corner and two, it’s time for another YouTube video. YAY! I am really excited about today’s video because it was really fun for me to make, but also shares tips on how to step up your style simply by adding on a few accessories. I start out by wearing a basic white t-shirt and jeans and don’t add any other clothing to change each overall look.
Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! How was everyone’s Memorial Day Weekend? I actually got a touch of some sort of stomach bug on Saturday, which put me out of commission all day, so I wasn’t able to capture as much footage as I wanted throughout my weekend in Southampton. But luckily I started feeling better Sunday and Monday, so was able to film a few outfits at the tail end of the weekend. I hope you all had a great past few days and here’s to a productive week! xo
P.S. I want to thank my amazing boyfriend, Casey, for helping me film the last two outfits. I couldn’t have done this without your help, so THANK YOU! xo
LOOK #1: Sunglasses: Saint Laurent / Coverup: Trina Turk / Hat: Madewell / Shoes: Target (old)
Earlier this month, I headed over to the Meatpacking district to attend Hawaiian Tropic’s Escape Day. It was held under a pop up tent complete with hammocks, massage chairs, manicure stations as well as a makeshift yoga floor with mats laid out all ready for core fusion classes.
Having worked with Hawaiian Tropic before, I love sharing knowledge on skin care and how to stay safe in the sun. For instance, I decided to take a core fusion class in the middle of the day outside in the hot sun and was so happy to be able to slather myself in sunscreen so that I didn’t fry my skin. They of course had plenty everywhere you looked, so that was pretty awesome. :)
I arrived in work out pants, no makeup and gym shoes, ready to be pampered and get a stiff workout before eating tacos and drinking margaritas later on in the night.
It was such a great escape – not only be able to enjoy one of our first sunny days in New York City with a fitness class outside, but to just take some time for myself without feeling guilty that I wasn’t inside answering emails and getting ahead on work that needed to be done.
Prepping myself to be out in the sun for the next hour. Don’t forget to protect your ears!
Instead, I happily indulged in a great massage, and chatted with the masseuse about certain pressure points in my neck, and had the manicurist paint my nails a festive bright pink in lieu of the holiday.
I also got to interview Sarah Hyland, who is their celebrity spokesperson and we were able to briefly chat about what her ideal escape would be. It sounded right up my alley!
I love this sound bite I grabbed from Sarah Hyland: “I think a romantic escape in Bora Bora would be amazing. I would bring Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport because, well, it’s Bora Bora! Also, I would bring a translation device, a phone with an international data, a charger and a huge suitcase full of clothes!”
She was so sweet and genuine, I loved chatting with her, and am ready for another Escape Day with her whenever she is ready! :)
Afterward, I thought about what my ideal Escape Day would be and realized that it would be lying by a pool with Casey, with a picnic, a cool drink in hand and magazines. My key essentials to always staying safe in the sun are, Hawaiian Tropic of course, a hat of some kind, a light scarf in case my shoulders get hot, portable speakers to play music and a comfy picnic blanket to take a nap on! What would you perfect Escape Day? I would love to know! xoxo
With summer literally around the corner, I have been experimenting with integrating crop tops into my rotation. The funny thing is, if you had asked me about crop tops about ten years ago, I would have called them my “going out” tops. Who’s with me here?
But nowadays, I wear a cropped top in style, preferably with a high waisted skirt or a pair of wide legged denim. In this case, I created an outfit that was inspired by a desk to dinner situation where I had to dress up for a meeting uptown but had a happy hour immediately afterward downtown with friends.
The solution? Pair this summery crop with a high waisted denim pencil skirt, add a simple yet stylish white blazer to wear during the meeting, and then remove it later on to archieve a more playful and relaxed look. And of course, a pop of red lipstick never hurt anyone!
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