7/25/16

The Little Red Romper



My love of red has no bounds. I pretty much wear every shade of red on my lips, red-orange, pink, red, grapefruit red, neon red - I just say bring on all the reds. So it only makes sense that my love of red would seep into my everyday wear.
This summer I'm looking for a little red romper to bring joy to my happy hour life.

Last summer season this cutout peek a boo romper was a favorite. I fell into the romper trend late in the summer game. In truth, I thought rompers would not work for my petite body. I had tried on more than my share, and they all fit weird. I don't have long legs or a long torso; I'm just petite all around and rompers more times than naught just don't fit.

But it just goes to show when you don't give up - one might just come along to brighten your days. So, now I'm searching for another (or a few more) little red romper to rock this summer.

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The printed romper :This is the little romper for all occasions, music festivals, bbqs and happy hours.

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The flirty, gets a little low romper, its perfect for date night, girls night out - just add heels.

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The spaghetti strap romper -perfect for beach days, boat days, farmers markets and anywhere else you want to go. 


So if you don't already have a little romper in your life, get on it!



top photo by My Showroom

7/22/16

4 WAYS TO WORK THAT PENCIL SKIRT ALL SUMMER LONG


It's not all business ladies. You probably associate the pencil skirt with work attire, I know I do. But they're the perfect piece to rock on the weekend. There's no doubt in my mind that your weekend event schedule is packed. Yes, there's pool parties and bbq's, but there's also bridal showers, weddings, engagement parties and the list goes on. But one thing for sure is that the dress code does not include distressed jean shorts and crop tops.
This is where the pencil skirt comes in.



You probably have a black pencil skirt, but they do come in different colors. The pastel pink color can go from spring to summer super easy.



The super feminine lace pencil skirt can easily go a little casual when paired with your favorite chambray button down.


Crop top! See you can work your summer crop top into your outfit without getting looks from Grandma. 


See your favorite office staple can easily work all summer long. 

7/19/16

5 WAYS TO FIND YOUR BEST HAIR!


It's true that your hair journey never comes to an end. There are waves of contentment, flashes of happiness and moments of WTF. But if you're lucky your hair journey is made up of more waves and flashes.

Thanks to Sassoon Salon I'm currently riding a strong stylish wave. I honestly thought I was living my best hair, but then after one conversation with Lisa (stylist at Sassoon Salon), I realized I was just doing what was comfortable.



A few years back I cut my hair short and got on the bang bandwagon. I loved it. It was freeing and easy. But then Lisa thought I should let my hair grow out. WHAT? It goes against everything I had been doing. Well, here I am 6 months later with hair past my shoulders and I've never been happier. She was right it does fit my face shape a little better. She also helped me shape it while I let it grow out, so I've never felt like a walking talking ball of hair. Yes, that can happen.

One thing I know I did need help with was hair color. I had gone from never dying my hair to being a bright blonde; I was on a roller coaster and I didn't know how to get off. But Carmen came in and really talked to me about it. I explained to her that I needed a change, my makeup, my lipstick always seemed to be fighting my hair. One thing that won't change about me is my love of bright lips, so I needed to find a shade that made my features pop. Did I find my color? Yup, but it wasn't overnight. We tried a few things, and it really came together.




What have I learned for the last few months of HAIR CARE:
1. Take examples to your stylists, but make sure the examples are of people with the same face shape and hair texture. Expectations have to be realistic.
2. Talk to your stylists. When I talked things out with Lisa and Carmen, we were able to figure out what I really wanted and what I could really achieve.
3. Trust is not automatic, but once you develop that relationship with your stylists you're able to say things like "if you think that's best" and really mean it.
4. They're the experts. I'm totally comfortable saying I don't know anything about hair. The advice that Lisa and Carmen give me is taken to heart, I know they want me to be happy with my hair.
5. Push boundaries, don't stay comfortable. I was stuck in my short hair moment, and I really think I would not have the hair today without pushing my box a little bit.


Now go get your best hair! Lisa and Carmen are located at Sassoon Salon in Downtown Seattle.



photos by KNDM.CO

7/13/16

Fitness Style: FLAMINGO LEGGINGS, YES THESE ARE FOR REAL.


I love flamingos; I love yoga pants, so when I saw that PINS TO KILL had flamingo yoga pants I had to have them. 

Leggings c/o Pins to Kill

I know what you're thinking they look almost too cute to withstand a hot power vinyasa class. I am happy to report they were comfortable, kept their shape, as in supported me - no having to pull up my pants in class - and at least three people asked to where I got them. I love when clothes are conversation starters. 



If Flamingos are not exactly your jam Pins to Kill has some other brilliant designs, and you can also design your own.
Get your own pair here: PTK



6/14/16

4 Ways to Wear Your Classic White Shirt This Summer!



The classic button down shirt, the boyfriend shirt, the white shirt is a staple. And currently, my favorite thing to wear. It has the sophistication that easily elevates anything you wear with it, in this case jeans. 



Short sleeves. I don't know why we automatically think long sleeves when it comes to the button down. But this will be your best friend on warm/hot days. Especially since sometimes you need a go to top for those important moments where a tank top just wont do.


Knotted. As a petite lady a lot of my favorite shirts, including the classic white button down can be a little long. I love this fun take and will even use this for some of my non-white shirts.

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Tuck it in! I don't really own high waisted jeans, but this look makes me want to. It's so simple, white shirt, jeans and black heels. You could go anywhere in this perfect look.

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Let Loose. Is it a T-shirt dress, is it your boyfriends to big for you shirt or are you just super petite? It doesn't really matter, roll up the sleeves, and distressed jeans and nude heels and you're ready to go.


The moral of the style story is that even though its a classic white shirt that everyone may own, it can fit in with your style and pretty much guarantees a fresh look everyday of the week.

6/6/16

SUMMER HAIR READY GIVEAWAY: WIN A $300 VOUCHER TO SASSOON!




Summer hair do care.
Do you feel the need to do something with your hair every time a new season is on the horizon? Me too.
I look through Pinterest; I screen grab instagrams and sometimes I even stop people on the street to ask them where they get their hair done. Well, I used to do all of this. In the last few months, I've had my hair cut, styled and colored - and instead of doing all of the above, I turn to my hairstylist and colorist for their recommendations. You see, you can have a folder full of hair inspo, but more often than not the person sporting the cut or color doesn't have hair like yours.
It can be frustrating, but when you go to a hairstylist or a colorist that knows their stuff, they can tell you what cut best fits your face shape or what color will work best with your skin tone, and so much more.

The last six months, everything about my hair has changed. Thanks to Lisa (hairstylist) and Carmen (colorist) at Sassoon Seattle.
My hair has never been this color, my bangs are gone, and my hair hasn't been this long in years. And I love it.




Sassoon and I want you to love your hair too.
So, I'm so happy to announce an AMAZING giveaway.
Head over to my Instagram for your chance to win a $300 makeover voucher to Sassoon. CLICK HERE
Giveaway runs through 6/12.

Check out these other posts to see my Sassoon Style: Curly  - Less Curl - Straight

This is a sponsored post, but I am a huge Sassoon fan and currently get my hair done there.

5/5/16

So Sporty, But You Don't Have to Play Sports to Wear This.





I confess I'm not the biggest sports fanatic. I play sports, I watch them, I know the names of the popular players, and I have my opinions. But my favorite part of being a sports fan is the merchandise.  I have jerseys, t-shirts, leggings, but my favorite item is the hat.

Why? Because I can wear it with my favorite clothes and I don't have to be going or watching a game. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to wear a baseball cap.


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 1. With My favorite sunny combo, dress and sneakers. So laid back casual that you can go from brunch to a bbq. 

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2. The perfect accessory for your all denim look.  


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 3. All white, it's a risky look for a sports game, but your hat sure does pop with your white jeans.

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4. Prints? Yes! You may notice that this isn't exactly a "Sports Team" hat but its still a baseball cap. And it goes with stripes, flower print and polka dots. Go ahead and try it.

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5. At the beach. If you're not a floppy hat girl, this is a great option.


Baseball caps are so versatile and compliment all types of outfits. You just have to find a color and team that works for you. 


5/2/16

This Trend Will Help You Enjoy The Sun All Summer Long



The Seattle Weather is on point, and I want to take full advantage of it. But you know the hustle doesn't rest so I have to be ready for any opportunity to enjoy the sun. I know a lot of you feel me, we're all in a middle of balancing acts that sometimes we can't get away when the sun comes out. So what can we do or wear to be ready at any moment to enjoy the sun, well.....


As many of you know, I rarely wear flats. But sneakers have become a big part of my life. I am running again, and my love affair with athleisure is at a frenzied level, no shame. And this love affair has worked out in my favor. Instead of wearing my high wedges or chunky heels I've been wearing my sneakers.

So instead of calling an Uber to go from meeting to meeting, I've been walking. I wouldn't be able to do that in my heels. I kind of found this out by accident. I had met up with a friend for a co-work at a coffee shop next to my favorite lake. It was a gorgeous day, and I decided to wear sneakers with my dress so I could go for a walk around the lake after my meeting. Well, of course, it was a crazy day, so I didn't have time to walk the lake AND then walk home, but I did have just enough time to walk home.




This changed everything.
I wear this combination on most sunny days. It allows me to be dressy for any meetings I may have, but it also allows me the opportunity to walk home. There's going to be more sunny work days, but this outfit combo will help me to at least enjoy 15 minutes in the sun.


Here's a few other examples.


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