Summer locks

Side Pony

When it comes to style, summer is a breath of fresh air.  Everything feels lighter, more flirtatious, feminine and romantic.  The need for a sleek, polished look goes out the window, to a certain extent, and it’s just so refreshing to let your hair down, (sometimes literally).

Since things are just a bit more casual this time a year, I’m inspired to try out a few of these hairstyles.

braid-tutorial-hair-cupofjo-Via Cup of Jo

double french braidVia Chictopia

Braided waterfallVia Love Maegan

And here’s a vintage-style pony and chignon via The Beauty Department you should check out as well.

Top photo via Love Locke

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Closet Cleanup!

This past Sunday started off as a very lazy day at our place. That is until I brewed up some Cafe Bustelo..or as I lovingly call it, Cuban crack. I grew up watching my grandma brew this in her kitchen and it’s become a staple in mine. As you can imagine, I had a super high energy following my couple of cups, so I was looking for a daytime project. What better than a little spring summer cleaning!

As I do a couple of times a year, I took practically everything out of my closet and drawers for some refolding and a little purging. A few bags to the Goodwill later, my closet is feeling much lighter and ready for some pretty new pieces. Cue Pinterest!

My closet is small, but like this post about our patio, it’s definitely an upgrade from what we had down in LA. It’s funny how a little organization can not only make everything look better, but it just creates so much more room. Here are a couple of space savers that also helps in presenting your things in a beautiful way.

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Bag Storage

The organizer not only helps to see what you have and make your dainty things look beautiful, but also keeps the lace out of danger of the hooks! (photo via Marcus Design Inc.)

This handbag cabinet, made easy by just removing the doors off any cabinet, is wonderful for organizing purses by size and seeing what you have. (photo via Lucky Magazine)

And just for fun, here are a few of my dream closets.
black closetwhite closetSATC ClosetNo closet post is complete without a little Carrie Bradshaw action.  I would die and go to heaven for this his and her closet.

Closet images in order from top down.  (Photos via Shelter Interior Design, Tumblr, Sweet Things Blog)

Summer Sunnies and Timepieces

There are a lot of fun accessories out this season and I wanted to share my favorites with you here.  I don’t think classic aviators will ever go out of style, but I’m loving the trend of the colored lenses and frames.  I’m also a big fan of the super retro sunnies.

And those watches? Aren’t they just beautiful?  They remind me of sherbert!

Summer Sunnies and TimepiecesAll available at Bloomingdales

Grease Sing-A-Long

grease03Do you ever think about what it would be like to live in a different era?

Yesterday, a few fabulous ladies and I got together to go to the Grease Sing-A-Long at the Castro Theatre, which was amazing, by the way, and I highly recommend it!

It got us thinking of how cool it would be to live in that era, where friends meet up every day after school/work at a diner and drink strawberry milkshakes and attend sock hops on a regular basis.

What era would you liked to have lived in?

I wouldn’t mind living in the 40’s

40s fashion

or 60’s

70s especially because of the fashion!

Film Festival Fashion

When it comes to fashion, award season is probably my favorite time of the year.  The only downside is that it last 2.5 seconds and then I have to wait ’til the beginning of next year.  2014 is just too far away!  Thank goodness for other fashion highlights and red carpet events (premieres, fashion week and festivals) that gives me something to look forward to.

Nicole Kidman, who is serving as a jury member for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, completely hit it out of the park!

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