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Simple Stripes, Big Hair

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherWore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherHat & Scarf (similar): Charlotte Russe, Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Cable Knit Sweater: TJ Maxx, Striped Jeans: Revolution, Steve Madden Bag: Macy’s, ELLE Booties: Kohl’s, Ring: Montreal Street Cart

After close to twenty years of struggling my hair and I have come to a mutual understanding. I give it plenty of Moroccan Oil, only wash it twice a week, and keep the heat to a minimum; in return I’m left with more curl than frizz and relatively little poof. Deviation from this careful formula, say falling asleep with your wet hair in a messy bun, can (and in this case did) result in an 80’s-licious poof. Instead of fighting with my unruly hair I just kept my outfit simple and gave my hair plenty of room to err grow.

how do you cope with busy Mondays and bad hair days?


Figuring it out

Dollar Store Sunnies, Hat: Downtown Threads, Ya Poncho: Stella Mae, Ralph Lauren Polo, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Ankle Boots: Old Navy

It’s somewhat sad that it took close to twenty years for me to make peace with my hair. Figuring out the magic formula of products, tools, and techniques was a major breakthrough; it’s all about minimizing the frizz and maximize the curl.

My love for hats stems directly from my hair acceptance. I used to avoid hats because my hair was so big (think Troy Polamalu wearing a helmet)  but now that my hair is under control I’m free to explore all my hat options. So far this vintage, felt hat from Downtown Threads (here, here & here) is steadfast favorite.

What’s you’re hair story?

Big Hair; Big Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day All!

I chuckled to myself a few weeks ago when Steffy left me a comment asking if my hair was naturally wavy… girl you have no idea. Thank goodness I have such cute hats! Speaking of cute hats this is one of my favorites. I spent months lusting after pricey ones and then on a whim I stopped into Dirt Chic, a local consignment shop, and there on one of the rounders was this hat. I know I could have saved myself a lot of time and longing if I’d just bought a similarly styled hat but I doubt I would love it as much as I love this hat.

What pieces have you spent months searching for? How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

Rural Landscape

Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Dress & Vintage Slip: Downtown Threads, Wedges: Vintage (via my Mom)“…seemingly endless emerald green fields lead to forests crowned by magnificent mountains…” VT

I’ve lived in Vermont for almost 5 years and I’m still in awe of the beautiful landscape. This weekend D and I visited his parents and I insisted that we stop and take pictures in their neighbor’s field. The bales of hay still had the sweet smell of freshly cut grasses and I couldn’t resist the temptation to clamor all over them, carefully of course! D, content to blame my coastal Maine upbringing for my fascination with all things farm life, snapped these pictures for me.

Summertime signifies simple outfits and this outfit is no exception. I love how easy it is to look pulled together in just a dress and wedges. Summer is also synonymous with swimming which means my hair is left to air dry most nights causing an explosion of curls. For a fun no fuss approach to beach/lake hair gather and braid a 1-2 inch section of hair halfway up the left side of the head (right in front of the ear works best). Once braided lay the braid across the top of your head and secure it behind your right ear with bobby pins, creating a braid headband of sorts.  Repeat this on the right side of your head and pin it behind you’re left ear for a more glam, double braid  look.

How does your style change during the summer? Are you a city girl or does the countryside speak to you?

Lookin Out

Necklace: Gifted, Button Up: Walmart, Tank: Charlotte Ruse,

Slip (not pictured): Vintage (via Etsy),

Belt (not pictured above): Taken off Gifted Dress,  Skirt: H&M,

Sandals: Payless, Bracelets: Vintage & Gifted, Bag: Vintage Talbots

Bet you didn’t know I had an afro!

I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news but since I have more good news than bad news you’re getting the bad first…

I broke my camera. D and I climbed Mt. Mansfield this past weekend and within the first 10 minutes of our grand hiking adventure I dropped my camera and it died.

Now the good news…

I’m finally going to buy the brand spanking new camera that I’ve been lusting after for months! While I’m sad that my 5 year old point and shoot camera is dead I now have a legitimate excuse to buy myself a nice new camera! And…

Downtown Threads is expanding! I stopped in to check out their new space and James, the owner, graciously offered to snap these pictures of me. While I was there I got to explore their new space and peruse the ah-mazing pieces they’ve been able to put out now that they have more space. They’ve seriously stocked up on accessories; like the vintage yellow Talbots bag that James let me pose with above… I’m a little bit in love with it.

What summer accessories have you fallen in love with lately?