Category Archives: Style

Easy Breezy Summer

April 21, 2017

You guys, I have a serious love/hate relationships with dresses. I hate showing my arms, love showing my legs but can’t have too short of a dress because basically I lift heavy things at work all the time (HELP.) I also really love maxi dresses– but that’s another story.

Anyways, I solved my “hope my ass doesn’t hang out of this dress because I’m tall” problem with THIS amazing long cardigan. I found this dress at one of my favorite retailers, Irene’s Story, and the cardigan was hiding on an Anthropologie sale rack. It’s a super fun way to play with lengths, volume and keep layers light for Spring as we still transition to the warmer months.

If you live by the beach like MOI, you can pair with sandals or just go barefoot. For work, I wear booties and am ready to heat out the door. My curly hair is out and about again here and I’m loooooving the weather right now.

What would you pair with your favorite Flowy spring dress? See more below + shop the look!

Spring Layers

April 17, 2017

With yesterday marking Easter, it’s safe to say Spring is OFFICIALLY and UNAPOLOGETICALLY here. Yay! Now bring out the fresh fruit, herbs, salads and picnics. I swear, every year I try to have a picnic and fail miserably, let’s hope this year is much better, right? 

I know that Spring is usually the time you break out the dresses, tank tops and shorts, but there can still be some cool air lingering around SoCal, so I like to play with light layers! For this look, I layered leggings with my thigh high Zara boots (similar here), my soft + very much spring-like tank from American Eagle (similar here), and my new favorite layering piece: Nava Faux Suede Anorak from Tobi. With the layers, I can take off the jacket and still have a complete look that I love and feel super comfortable in. It’s a fun + modern take on boho.

I also let my natural curls run wild for this shoot with Azusa! We had a ton of fun around Manhattan beach. What is your favorite way to layer for Spring? Leave a comment below!

NATURAL hair + my hat from tobi!

April 2, 2017

SPRING IS HERE, in case you didn’t know. I looooove this time of year because the Earth is waking up and it’s a very fresh restart to the year. Fashion changes, colors lighten, people smile more. I swear.

One thing that I truly notice about Spring is the amount of makeup we wear and what us women do with our hair. With the increase in humidity and heat, it definitely gets dialed down. For me, this means less heat used on my hair, less facial make up and MORE natural beauty. I think it’s a win win, because being natural TOTALLY synchs up with the  spring spirit.

“Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.” // Martha Beck

EMBRACING MY NATURAL HAIR

I have a short hair cut and LOVE to style my hair with a big barrel curling iron or curl with a flat iron to get beachy waves. If my hair is wet and I brush it out, add a straightening serum and let it air dry peacefully, it dries wavy and just a few touches with a big barrel + salt spray will help me get this look.

BUT, my true natural hair in its amazing and crazy form is up above! My mama has some Brazilian roots and she + I got some crazy hair. I haven’t really embraced how sexy and awesome it is since I usually just throw it up (more often than leaving it down, trust me.)

Ever since I purchased R&B Hair Moisturizer from Lush to put in my hair (my best guy friend recommended this– not a joke) and went to sleep with it wrapped in a t-shirt, it has been drying CRAZY beautiful and I’m sort of in love. I usually fix my screwed up pieces with a wand before I leave and part it deep on the side. GIRLS its time to embrace natural hair again!

I highly suggest investing in a great hair mask/moisturizer. Mine has gone through many colorings, but I’ve found masks make the biggest difference!

After topping off with some red lippies and THE PERFECT HAT, I’m ready.

 

MY FAVORITE HAT RIGHT NOW

Ok, I seriously love hats. I have a bunch and need to incorporate them more into posts! I think I haven’t yet because I’m pretty sure once I do, I won’t be able to stop. When I saw this hat on the Tobi website– I HAD to have it. I love the details strap and the shape sits perfectly on top my head showing off my natural curls. They have a really great selection of product happening on their site right now!

My tee is from H&M. It was $10 and after I bought this one, I bought 3 more in the same color because they fit so well. Not gonna like, their basics are pretty good and extra affordable. My lipstick is Ruby Woo from MAC Cosmetics– a definite staple.

What are your hair + hat staples!? I’d love to know in the comments below!