Happy Monday! Things are finally starting to warm up around here which means that it’s time to break out the trench coat! I got this one from Zara during one of their big sales and I love the way it curves to your figure rather than being boxy like some others that I’ve tried.
Tip: A quick fix for a trench coat with a long belt is to tuck it under itself. it’s both functional and looks fashion forward! Have a great week everyone!
I love a hairstyle that looks complicated, but is actually so easy to do. This low rolled bun updo looks perfectly polished for work, a special event, or just everyday wear and takes under 5 minutes to do!
-L’Oreal Paris Studio Above It All Invisi Gel Volumizing Hair Gel
-Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray
Prior to beginning: I straightened my hair in order to create a smooth and polished effect. I find that it really helps to reduce frizziness and flyways to begin like this. I then distributed a small dot of gel throughout my hair to create some hold.
Step 1: Start by creating a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
Step 2: Make a small opening in the center of the ponytail, splitting the hair into two even sections with your fingers.
Step 3: Take the ponytail and pull it up and into the opening. I found that this was easiest done when I put my thumb and pointer finger inside the opening, ready to grab it and pull it through instead of just trying to shove it down.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 one or two more times until the ponytail is a bun.
Step 5: Pin any remaining hair into the bun and hairspray to secure flyways.
Hope you are having a great Monday and thanks for reading! (:
In the winter, it’s tempting to throw on a pair of sweatpants and order takeout, but sometimes a night out is exactly what you really need. Make your favorite dress cold-weather ready with a pair of tights and a wool coat. You can also take any coat from blah to fashion forward by draping it over your shoulders instead of wearing it the traditional way.
When the bandana neck tie trend emerged last fall I was immediately in love. It’s so perfect the way it draws in all of your attention with the bright pop of color against a neutral outfit. Not only so, but it also might be world’s most inexpensive accessory. I purchased this one on Amazon for $2.00, but you can find bandanas at Walmart in every color for just $1.00.
Quick tying tutorial…
The simplest way to tie this is to fold the square in half into a triangle. Tightly roll it so one end reaches the other. Then, wrap it around your neck and make a knot in the front.
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If I had to choose a favorite holiday solely based on colors, Valentine’s Day would definitely come out on top. It doesn’t get any better than pink, pink, and more pink. I took it up a notch for this look and added a sparkly sequin dress, which I think just screams romantic and flirty when paired with a fitted blazer. Also, how beautiful are these roses that Craig picked up for me? I was on the phone with him and mentioned that I should’ve gone out to get some flowers to go with the shoot. Next thing I know he’s at my door with a bouquet of pink roses right before I left to take pictures. What a guy right?
I’d love to see some of your Valentine’s Day looks! Tag me on Instagram (@theinspirationcloset) so we can be insta-friends!