Bruno Mars

In all honesty, I had hoped to skip the Super Bowl completely this year. There’s not much to hold my attention with football lacking local teams and any sort of story line, plus the best commercials are online days before. That all changed when Bruno Mars took the stage. Casual glances at the tube turned into a transfixed gaze. He’s got the old school vibe that I love, love, love.

Know what else I was diggin’? That gold jacket. Oh baby!

(Psst! Are you on Wanelo yet? Shopping just got social … and addicting. Join me!)

Menswear for the lady folk isn’t new, but add in that retro Motown element? Swoon! It’s a fine line to master the retro menswear-inspired look, so let the pros show you how it’s done. Two of my faves? Gwen Stefani and Janelle Monae. I mean, look at how these ladies rock the pomps!

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Seriously, how can you not have a girl crush on these two? Throw in Bruno Mars and you’re guaranteed one heck of a stylishly rockin’ time.

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wavy long bob lob hairstyle

I could write a blog about how much I love lobs (a.k.a. long bob) hairstyles. I’d call it the I Love Lob Blog. (Maybe I could get Bob Loblaw of the Bob Loblaw Law Blog to guest post. Any other AD fans cracking up with me? It gets me every time. Non AD fans, just say it out loud and try not to laugh.) This weekend I go in for my hair appointment and I’m looking to switch it up. I love the look with some waves – polished or bedhead-induced – and am thinking it will be perfect to have some piecey face framing as I’m still trying to grow out my bangs.

One nearly fool proof way for me to choose a hairstyle is to check out what my celeb doppelganger has done. Yes, every once in a while people ask, “Do you ever hear that you look like Liv Tyler?” I only somewhat see it, but hey, I’ll take it! Thankfully Liv looks lovely in a lob, and I’m hoping the same goes for me.
What hairstyle are you digging lately? And who is your celebrity doppelganger?



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The holiday weekend has thrown me into a bit of a tizzy – so while I have a few posts in the brain, they haven’t quite made it to the blog just yet. So today I’m popping in with a rarely-seen updo – you have to try this cotton candy top knot! – and I’m also thinking about skirts. We usually have Indian Summers here in Northern California and it makes me want to wear all my skirts and dresses before it gets too chilly. Plus, adding a chambray button up or a sweater and your summer staple skirts can be given new life as they transition to fall. Here are a few favorite finds from Wanelo. (Don’t forget to sign up for this social shopping network and to follow me! You’ll thank me later ;)



Jacket: J Crew Factory | Shirt: Express | Necklace: J Crew Factory (similar)
Jeans: Gap | Flats: Target (similar)

Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day weekend. It was a pretty casual weekend filled with errands, cleaning and hosting a healthy dinner with my parents. (Side note: I can’t believe I’m almost done with the Summer Shred! More on that later this week.) I think that it’s kinda funny that I hardly ever wear jeans these days, yet I have a bunch of casual looks on the blog.

And I’ve almost got my camera/lighting situation figured out. Thanks for your patience in admiring my perfectly in-focus art and my perfectly out-of-focus self. There may be an important life lesson there, but who can be sure?

Bed Head Review

On Saturday I decided to Bed Head’s On the Rebound “one scrunch curl recall cream.” They were nice enough to send me a sample, along with some shampoo and conditioner samples, in exchange for my honest opinion. You may not know, but I have naturally curly/wavy hair. I also color my hair and it’s fairly thin, so it’s hard to find the balance of products to not weigh it down or leave it looking frazzled and frizzy. I was hoping for something that would be easy to use and help bring my natural curls alive.

I used the product twice, the first time I was not happy with the result. I applied it to damp hair and combed it through with my fingers before scrunching and air drying. Parts of my hair seemed to be “defined” by the product, but it was that straw-like feeling like it wasn’t distributed evenly. It also had some odd kinks that was likely the result of scrunching and not twirling the hair to help give it a natural ring instead of zig zag look — wavy/curly haired girls know what I mean.

The second time, I decided to try to blow dry and style according to their video instructions. It definitely gave more volume – as you can tell in the above photo – but it didn’t really give the curl definition I had wanted. So I touched up with the curling iron. My hair definitely felt fuller and curlier, not straw like or frizzy, and light finger combing afterwards helped it look more natural.

Overall, the Bed Head On the Rebound cream is good, but not great. It’s probably for someone with curlier hair and who still plan to use their blowdryer and curling iron (or wand).