Do you have those pieces of clothing that are just super special to you? Those pieces that you wouldn’t trade for the world and just looking at them or wearing them makes you feel perfect and takes you back to a certain wonderful place? Well, that’s this dress for me. The dress I often refer to as “My Paris Dress”. I’m lame, I know. I purchased this dress in Paris on my honeymoon just a few months ago at this adorable boutique, Antoine et Lili, and have been oodling it in my closet ever since.
Outfit details: handmade earrings from Korea // Antoine et Lili dress // Modcloth shoes
This was only my second time wearing this dress which feels really strange since I seriously admire it every single day while it’s hanging in my closet. It feels a bit dressy for Buffalo and I definitely got some looks on the street (but what style blogger doesn’t, right?), but I felt great so whatevz.
Short hair has so many benefits, but when it’s a mess…it’s a serious mess and nothing can help except maybe a hat and like 500 pins. So, I was super excited when Irresistible Me asked to try out their awesome hair straightening ceramic brush.
You can see in my post on how to style a pixie cut that I use this brush a lot when I’m styling my hair. It helps my pixie cut from looking too frizzy and puffy which is one of the biggest downfalls for this cut. This hair straightening brush heats up really fast and is so easy to use…you just brush it through your hair and ta da…straight hair!
Hair straightening ceramic brush c/o Irresistible Me (Use code Get20Off for 20% off your first order!)
I’m super late with this post, but better late than never, right? Our April honeymoon adventure to Dublin was super awesome and even more rainy, but all the beer, cider, and music definitely made up for the need to buy weather appropriate rain boots and an umbrella or two.
Our Dublin travel diary looks so dreary with the dull, rainy appearance and no doubt that it was super annoying to deal with so much rain, but Dublin was really great. My two favorite parts of our trip to Dublin was the live music everywhere and the Guinness Storehouse…but it seems as if all the photos from the Storehouse disappeared, err. Dublin is a tiny city, but so full of life. People are always drinking and cheerful despite it being rainy most of the year. Not such a bad place to be!
Living on the border of Canada has so many perks…international adventure anytime you want, cheaper and more awesome maple syrup, and Niagara Falls. If you Google Niagara Falls, every single site will tell you to visit the Canadian side rather than the U.S. side and after going there, I have to say I definitely agree!
The best thing about Niagara Falls is that seeing the actual waterfalls is free! Totally free. We had to pay a lot for parking, but walking around and getting splashed by the slightly pee-scented, lovely waterfalls was at no cost. Like most extremely touristy places in America/Canada, everything is tourist related. There are SO many mini golfs, hot dog stands, Canada tee-shirt vendors, Hard Rock Cafe type places…we decided to just go with it and be total tourists for the day. We played blacklight, wizard themed mini golf and ate dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. Tourist day completed.
Hands down, the number one question I get asked is about my hair. Believe it or not, it’s quite easy to style! Throughout my many years with a pixie cut, I’ve gotten it down to a quick, less than 5 minute process. So, let’s begin…how to style a pixie cut–super easy version.
Products used: BioSilk Silk Therapy // Bumble & Bumble Tonic // Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme // xtava Allure hair dryer // hair straightening ceramic brush c/o Irresistible Me
How to Style a Pixie Cut (SO easy peasy):
- I just wash my hair in the morning (favorite washing products: Lush American Cream & Lush Rehab, Bumble & Bumble Surf set, and Innisfree Green Tea Mint set).
- I put a little tiny drop of BioSilk through my hair.
- I add some Bumble & Bumble hair tonic and sort of mess my hair up with my hands.
- Now, I usually let it air dry if I have time or blow dry it with a round brush.
- If I want it super straight (as I have pretty wavy hair), I use my hair straightening ceramic brush to just glide over and make my hair super straight.
- Almost finished! I add some styling cream and just play around and push the hair forward.
- Ta Da! You have styled your pixie cut!
My pixie cut and I have been through a lot. I’ve learned through so many trial-and-errors on what works and what just looks like poop. I don’t think products are everything when styling a pixie cut, but after having the best hair cut of my life in London a few months ago…I bought every single thing the lovely stylist used on my hair because it was looking so totally on point that day. I would definitely recommend using products that make your hair feel softer as it will lay better and not leaving your face feeling sticky once the product begins to fall. Styling a pixie cut seems so daunting at first. When I had my first pixie cut about 9 years ago, I freaked out and didn’t take care of the cut or my hair so basically it looked like crap. Now, I’m a bit wiser and try to take care of myself better.
In the end guys, this is your totally awesome hair style so do what you want. Seriously, I want to have more balls and talent where I can pull off some of the pixie looks on Nicole Richie and Ginnifer Goodwin so obviously it’s your hair and rock it how you want.