Hairspiration & Tutorial

4/16/14

Today's 'hairspiration' of the week inspired from my Pinterest board is the side snake braid. I've seen this look on Pinterest for a while now but haven't been able to find a tutorial... until yesterday, thanks to the lovely Amber from Barefoot Blonde!! You won't believe how easy it is to do on your own! Below you will find a helpful step by step tutorial to help you achieve this look. 
What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

The inspiration vs. my take. 

Now onto the tutorial! 

STEP ONE: Brush through hair and create side part. *Side note: To give your hair that extra bit of wave, you can either loosely curl it or sleep with a braid and shake it out the next morning.
STEP TWO: Take a top section 2 inches back and below and bobbi pin behind ear. Take remaining section underneath and gather, pulling rest of hair behind shoulder.  
STEP THREE: Create a simple braid down. Make sure to pull in a backward motion to ensure that your braid will lay flat again head when done.
STEP FOUR: Leave about an inch at the bottom of your braid, keeping separated the three sections.
STEP FIVE: Take two of the end sections and gather into one hand. With the remaining section, hold down while you use your fingers with other hand to pull braid straight up. This will create a tight zig zag look of a snake.
STEP SIX: Remove bobbi pin and use to secure the braid in the back. And there you have it!

Sunday loving

4/13/14


A little Sunday loving to start your week off full of inspiration. Not falling short of everything floral and Spring like! 1) Cara Delevigne. 2) Dachshund puppy love.  3) Sand & accessories. 4) Air plant sea urchins. 5) Gems among the succulents. 6) Hippie hair
All images found on Pinterest.

#tbt

4/10/14

Whenever I am going through stressful moments in my life I like to procrastinate and organize. Organize anything that is in front of me. This time around I've turned to my computer and all the pretty pictures on it. Granted, this is something that I've been meaning to do for a long time (along with backing up my hard drive - not wanting to pull a SATC Carrie moment over here). While going through my photos I found some gems I wanted to share and re-share before I forget about them all over again when they make their way into their proper folders. So here's a little #tbt for your Thursday! Enjoy!

July 4, 2012 - Us. Wallace, ID.
April 18, 2013 - Munich, Germany.
Summer 2012 - Allison. Rattlesnake Lake, WA.
Summer 2010 - Us. Catching the bouquet at a friends wedding. WA. 
July 2009 - Boating with friends. Lake Washington, WA. 
September 30, 2010 - Celebrating Gavi's 21st. Seattle, WA.
April 2011 - Us. Engagement session. Salt Lake City, UT.
July 27, 2011 - Us. Wedding day! Bellevue, WA.
October 2006 - Bestie. Home.

July 31, 2009 - Us. Queen Anne, WA. 

Hairspiration & Tutorial

4/9/14

Today's 'hairspiration' of the week inspired from my Pinterest board is the wrapped hair bun. This effortless look can be worn while doing your mundane household chores or during a fun lunch out with your girlfriends. You won't believe how easy it is to do on your own! Below you will find a helpful tutorial to help you achieve this look. 
What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

The inspiration vs. my take. 

Now onto the tutorial! 


STEP ONE: Gather hair with hand into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
STEP TWO: While securing ponytail with elastic, create a small looped bun with hair peeking down the back.
STEP THREE: Pull that excess hair around secured elastic in counterclockwise motion. Secure hair with bobbi pins. 
STEP FOUR: To give it that messy, worn in look, pull little strands to add texture. And there you have it!

To see more hair tutorials, head over here!

Sunday loving

4/6/14


A little Sunday loving to start your week off full of inspiration. Not falling short of everything floral and Spring like! 1) One of my favorite photographers, Andria Lindquist. 2) 90's Drew.  3) Spring has sprung. 4) Dreaming of flower crowns all day, every day. 5) Garden party
All images found on Pinterest.

Our Fremont date

4/4/14


For months Eric had been talking non stop about getting these amazing Caribbean sandwiches in Fremont. We attempted to get some over the Summer, but after waiting in line for over an hour we found out that it's cash only (cue sad face) and hit up Spaghetti Factory instead. You know something is good though when people stand in line, outside, in Seattle, in the rain, for hours. Well, the weekend before my birthday we finally got ourselves back out to Fremont (cash in hand) and waited in another long line for these "amazing" sandwiches. And guys, they were MIND BLOWING! Do yourself a favor and head over to Paseo whenever you are in town, say hello to the Fremont Troll (one of my favorite landmarks) and snap pictures of the Seattle skyline at Kerry Park! 

Happy weekend!! xx
You can find my other Seattle favorite hot spots here

My "pin" board

4/3/14

.. Street style edition ..


one / two / three / four / five / six


Loving the Spring trends heading our way! 
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