All posts tagged seattle fashion blog

  • 11 Ways To Wear Your Fair This Fall

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    It’s finally time to head into fall – hair first. That’s right, beach bums, time to rinse out the salt water and take a step back from the tousled waves you’ve been rocking all summer long. With fall comes the opportunity to pull back, put up and twist around (your hair, of course).

    Click through the slideshow below to check out 11 easy but stylish ways to wear your hair – most styles take less than 5 minutes to do, and pair perfectly with both scarves & boots.

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      Try a sleek center part with a loose and low pony
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      Throw your hair into a half-up messy bun (all the cool girls are doing it)
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      Twist your back into a messy, low bun
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      Try a pop of color with bright bobby pins
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      If you've been blessed with a ton of curls - just let 'em fly free (with a little smoothing product when drying)
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      Leandra Medine of The Man repeller knows how to chic-up a simple bun
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      A simple tie-back of the front few strands creates instant-chic fall style
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      Try a low messy bun and pull out most of the strands around your face for a cool-girl look
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      A low pull-through knot with hair wrapped around the hair tie creates a polished, easy look
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      Easy, twist into little, low buns (do it with a friend #twinsies)
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      No matter the length of your hair, try straight locks with a center part, tucked behind each ear

    I wish you much luck with all those stringy things on your head. The struggle is real. I’m here to help.

    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • I Went Dark

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    I’ve had ombre hair for a couple years now. It’s been fun. Flipping my hair around, feeling like that tan, Cali girl who somehow ended up in cloudy Seattle. But, I will always return to my roots: dark hair. And in this case, I went even darker.

    I paired the solid dark color with a collar-bone length cut (which apparently looks good on everyone). I’m in love with the deep color – it’s rich and my hair is bouncy and shiny again (until I ruin it and get back to the salon for them to fix…hehe). Normally, I go to Gene Juarez to get my color/cuts done – but this time I ventured to a new salon in Seattle. Robert Leonard Salon & Spa did an incredible job – and I fell in love with both my colorist and stylist. Eric Weir did the color – and I was so impressed with the results seeing as it was a drastic change. Then, Tyson Rogers did the cut. What a joy Tyson was – he’s one of those perfectly enjoyable people who can chat Beyonce, cut your hair and look fabulous all at the same time. I highly recommend both of these talented men if you are looking for a hair update.

    Enough talk. Here’s more hair pictures. And if you are thinking about getting a mane-change, definitely consider checking out the RL Salon.

    Hair color and cut was courtesy of Robert Leonard Salon. My comments about the salon are my honest opinions. 

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    xoxo

    Natasha

     

  • Soleil Seattle

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    Outfit Details: Soleil Linen Tank via Madewell (on sale!)| White chambray western shirt via GAP | Distressed denim cut-offs via thrifted and DIY | Denim Vans via Madewell | Jewelry via Vintage and J.Crew
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  • #NoFilter? No worries! Here’s My Secret to Great Skin.

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    That’s me, and on the right, with no filters and no photo editing at all. Oh yea – and no make-up either.

     

    Not to brag – but I have some pretty sweet skin. It’s clear, even and only prone to an occasional blemish pop-up-shop [which I always freak out about]. However, my skin has not always been as great as it is right now. Between skincare ads, magazine articles and beauty blog posts – it can be really difficult to navigate the road to perfect skin. I had a hard time understanding what my skin actually needed and why – until about 6 months ago. And now, I’d like to share my newfound wisdom with you, because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to have perfect skin.

    3 Steps to Getting Perfectly Smooth, Clear Skin

    Before you begin reading the 3 secrets to great skin, I need to make sure we review a prerequisite. You MUST be doing this – otherwise the advice below doesn’t matter. Here is the foundation this advice rests on: you must be putting good things into your body. In order to have clear skin, you have to eat healthy foods. Clear, smooth skin starts on this inside. Got it? Great. Let’s dive in!

    These 3 steps are meant to be performed once daily, but depending on your skin, you can decide on frequency of each/all steps.

      1. Exfoliate

    Instead of just washing your face with soap or cleanser, you should ready be exfoliating it. Why? Because you have multiple layers of dead skin on your face. So when you just wash it, that’s really all your washing. Instead, you should be getting rid of dead skin as well as cleansing your face.

    You should definitely be careful when using face scrubs though – don’t press hard or be too rough with your skin. The microbeads in the scrub are enough to do the exfoliate – just gently rub the scrub, in a circular motion, on your face and neck.

    My Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Pick: Kiehl’s “Clearly Corrected” Skin Brightening Exfoliator 

    2. Oil Up

    I’m not sure why, but I grew up being afraid of putting anything with oil anywhere near my face. I thought that oil = break out. Turns out, oil is the secret to great skin. Too bad middle-school Natasha didn’t know that.

    I received a bottle of a Clarins facial oil about 6 months ago after attending one of their skincare events at Nordstrom – and it has truly changed my skin for the better. I have never had smoother, creamier, softer skin than now. I sing PRAISES of this serum to my friends. If you can splurge on one facial care item – make it this one.

    My Facial Oil Pick: Clarins Double Serum Concentrate 

    3. Protect with SPF

    SPF really is that important. Besides what we put into our bodies – the sun is the other most damaging element for our skin. The only solution is to wear SPF every single day. It doesn’t matter if you live in a colder, sunless city. I live in Seattle, and I still wear SPF on my face every day. The easiest way is to get a CC cream (or tinted moisturizer) that has SPF in it. Using a CC cream takes care of evening out skin tone + SPF + anti-aging properties.

    My SPF CC Cream Pick: Clinqiue ‘Moisture Surge” CC Cream

    And that’s it! I see a bright future, for your skin, ahead.

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    xoxo

    Natasha