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Ch-Ch-Changes

It’s summer and if you haven’t noticed by now I get bored quite easily with my appearance. In the past two days I’ve made one MAJOR change and a few minute impermanent ones.

First, my hair. Remember last summer’s undercut of my half shaved head? I wanted to go back to that for the nice edge it added to my look and the cool summer breeze. There was a miscommunication with my hairdresser so within second I ended up like this:

After a few tears I rationalized with “it will grow back, just a few weeks and it will be fine”. So we evened it out. And Ya know? It’s even starting to grow on me how short it is.

Bf ❤

I also decided to paint my nails something fun and bold and bright last night. I chose to go with ombre purple to pink…

** Please excuse all the cell phone and webcam shots, you’ll see prettier ones later**

Other changes in the works, besides new collaborations, I may be considering changing my blogging platform. I love the set up of wordpress and the ease of posting, but from a professional and monetary standpoint it’s not functional. If you’re a blogger do you have any other advice? Please let me know.

Girl Crush: Leopard Z.

No, I do not speak or read any form of Chinese or any other Asian Dialect. I do however, have a lust for my newfound style crush, Leopard Z. With her coy and soft features she is stunning. Slap on some leather and studs and I’ve got myself a lady boner. She makes overalls look good, and Ozzy Osborne sunglasses. And, I just needed to share.

Seriously SO in love with her style, and I’m proud to now be following her for updated inspirations. If you like her too, check out her image laden posts on her blog here, and if you know Chinese, give it a read and maybe tell me where she gets her clothes??!

Fancy Friday

The end of the work and school week called for a relaxing night out. Eliza (my roommate) and I decided to get dressed up nice and go to our favorite local bar, Sweet Ups. We definitely took many pictures, but they’re somehow misssing now, so please excuse the cell phone images.

BB Dakota dress

Forever 21 top

Shoes from Rainbow

Stein and Blye bracelet

Do the Pretty Girl Rock


Jeans and black shirt from H&M

tan blazer from Forever 21

Black Vest from Burlington Coat Factory

ring gifted by my parents

Studded shoes by GC bought from Barami

I’m in love with these new shoes.

I randomly started listening to Keri Hilson again recently and while her stuff is versatile and catchy, as well as her style, I CANNOT get “Pretty Girl Rock” out of my head. In the video she pays homage to stylish, fearless, fashionable ladies of varying decades throughout history.

Take a look:

 

Laquered Up

In high school I was a cheerleader, and we practiced 11 months out of the year, so I was never allowed to wear nail polish. After graduating high school I’ve slowly gotten into the habit of weekly self manicures and experimenting with nail art. I’ve come across some note worthy blogs, images, and tips I’d like to share with you all!

First off, most recently I managed to paint my nails leopard, with out any help! IF you’ve ever tried to design your own nails, you understand what a great feat this was.

Through the past I’ve also been known within my friends for creating a really good ombre nail. Last winter I did this with almost every glitter and color combination I could find…

pink with blue glitter

Green with green glitter

Pink with teal/blue

Galaxy nails; still messy from being freshly done.

Ombre Green/blue

I use a range of brands including NYC, Sally Hansen, OPI for Sephora, and Wet n Wild.

You can find almost any tutorial on Youtube, as well as a few on FYPN. There’s a TON of blogs about nail art, polishes, and design out there but this one is by far my favorite. A close second is Laquerized.com .

Enjoy, and I just wanted to share some fun inspirations with you all!

*EDIT* I’m thinking of doing a Nails Of The Week post…opinions?