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! (:
I have to admit that black on blue is a combination I never thought I would grow to love, but this past year I realized what a power couple they truly are! I think in particular, a royal blue like this one is so striking against the black. I added a hot pink bag to bring some more color into the look and then finished it off with MAC’s “Chatterbox” on my lips.
One of my more recent discoveries has been the cape! It’s such a great piece to have in your closet because it perfect for layering in a variety of seasons. In addition, it can instantly dress up something simple like the sweater I’m wearing in this post. Also, these grey H&M jeans are a MUST buy at $20. I don’t know what it is about H&M jeans, but I find them to be so comfortable and flattering. I always get complimented when I wear them. Owning a grey pair is also a great way to change things up in your wardrobe. As much as I love classic blue jeans, they can get boring and these are MUCH easier to get away with wearing to the office during my internship.
Black and white is a combination that will never go out of style. Add a fun print and a pop of color to draw some attention to your look and finish it off with a lipstick that matches your accessories.