All posts tagged chic fashion blog

  • Typical Seattle April

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    Outfit Details: Booties, Seychelles | Orange Socks, GAP | Leggings, GAP Body | Flannel, Urban Outfitters | Clutch, All Saints | Bomber Jacket, F21 | Scarf, F21

    April comes around every year, promising Spring, which I keep thinking means sun, puffy white clouds and perfect hiking weather. Nope. It’s like every year I have amnesia – because April in Seattle is ALWAYS full of rain. Showers, sprinklings, pouring, even hail…if it’s wet and it falls from the sky it’s going to happen in April. So my advice if you are ever planning to visit the beautiful city of Seattle: Don’t come in April! Sunny days are right around the corner…

    …but until then, I’ll be carrying around my umbrella. Many Seattleites say you tell somebody is a tourist if they are carrying an umbrella, because no true Seattle local would ever waste their strength carrying the silly thing. No – locals are hardcore, Northface-shell-wearing rain lovers who tromp through puddles in REI hiking boots and aren’t bothered by sopping wet jeans. They wouldn’t dare be caught dead standing under the portable shelter.

    Well, let me play the role of myth-buster for you. LOTS of Seattleites carry umbrellas. Why? Because we don’t always want to wear raincoats! Sometimes, we want to wear a little bomber jacket with faux leather sleeves instead…

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    seattle fashion blog outfit flannel leather bomber jacket rain





  • Oh Hey Commuter

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    Because being a bag lady in Birkenstocks is awesome.

    Outfit Details: Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Birkenstock Arizona Sandals: Nordstrom | Leather Jacket: Vintage | Linen Button Down: GAP (similar) | Jeans: GAP | Purse: ZARA | Totes Magotes Tote Bag: Forever21

    oh hey commuter seattle fashion blogger outfit post spring 2014

    oh hey commuter seattle fashion blogger outfit post spring 2014

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    oh hey commuter seattle fashion blogger outfit post spring 2014

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  • Hair Chop & Product Magic

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    I become bored with my hair pretty easily. I like low-maintenance hairstyles, because I don’t have the patience to spend any more than 15 minutes on my hair everyday (and let’s be real – spending 15 minutes is even a rare occurrence). I’m really into the whole wash-dry, quickly-throw in some product and- go hair movement. And that’s why I love going to Gene Juarez where there is no judgement as I plop down into my stylist’s chair and say “I want a fresh cut that is effortless, looks great, and doesn’t require more than 5 minutes to put together in the morning.” Yes, I am a blogger. And yes – I’m pretty simple when it comes to my hair.

    I brought in pictures of Sienna Miller’s relaxed yet chic hairstyle and Rose, my stylist, went to work. I’m so happy with the result. You may also notice the wonderful ombre coloring – that is from a previous visit to Gene Juarez (I talked a lot about it in a previous post). However this haircut makes the ombre color pop even more – which is like, total BONUS territory.

    My Hair after Washing Out the Stylist’s Wonderful Do

    Also: in the photo above, my hair has been perfectly styled by Rose (an amazing stylist at Gene Juarez – recommend her!) – and I know every woman knows the feeling of leaving the salon with a bounce in her step because her hair looks so incredible. However, getting home and trying to recreate that perfection often times results in a mess on top of your head. So, to be completely transparent, below is a picture of my attempt to style my new hair in a similar fashion. I’d say it turned out pretty good.

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    Ladies With Fine/Flat Hair: Must-Read!

    One more thing. I have lots of hair – but it’s incredibly fine. What does this mean? It means my hair gets oily 5 minutes after I shower, it has a hard time holding any style, and it goes completely flat (especially towards the roots) as soon as I step out of the door. However – there are wonderful products you can use to fake fabulous, thick hair! I wanted to share them with you. You can find them below – these 2 products are the reason my hair is able to bounce, hold shine (but not oil) and remain soft & voluminous throughout the day.

    Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42 | Identity Nourish Shampoo & Conditioner, $20 each

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  • The Low-Maintenance Low-Bun

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    It’s a wonderful time to be a lazy woman with unmanageable hair right now, because messy, no-effort styles are totally in. And my current favorite of all those undone styles is the low-maintenance low-bun. You can be rushing out the door with 5 minutes to spare, and get your hair looking effortlessly chic (honest – the styles below take 5 minutes or less). Also – as a lady with finer hair, I know the struggles of seeing awesome hair ideas on Pinterest and then attempting them at home and watching the inspiration turn flat. I’ve written instructions for you with that in mind – anyone (with long enough hair) can pull off these 3 messy bun looks!

    The first look:

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