Hair Tips from one of NYC’s Top Stylists: Going from Brunette to Balayage

Hair Tips from one of NYC’s Top Stylists: Going from Brunette to Balayage

Summer is here and with that comes major hair changes! I’ve been lightening my locks for a few years now and this year was no exception, especially when summer rolled around. While I now love the color of my hair, it took me some time to get to this point. I’ve had some dye-fails, as well as a long journey to be “bronde” aka brown-blonde.

Since I get so many questions about my hair, I decided to do a little Q&A with my God-sent colorist, Tre Wyrosdick from Marie Lou & D in SoHo, NYC. Ps: If you say I sent you, you can get 15% off your first service, which is a damn good deal! But before I get into it with Tre, let me tell you a bit about the evolution of my hair.

When I graduated college the “ombre” trend was really taking off. Having very dark brown hair my whole life, I was eager and inspired by stars like Jessica Biel, Rachel Bilson and Eva Mendes, whom like me, had really dark hair yet managed to pull off the lighter-lock trend flawlessly. After much research of “celebrity” stylists, I decided to take the plunge. Since, I’ve never looked back! In fact, I keep wanting to go lighter!

Yet, I definitely had some orange moments throughout the years and it took me some time to find a colorist that I really loved. Enter, Tre. He’s been coloring my hair for just over a year and I swear by his skill. I’ve never met with a stylist whom is so educated in his craft and constantly training to learn new tips & tricks. That said, I wanted to share his knowledge with all of you!

If you’re a brunette who is looking to go light or even just try to new stylist, I think you’ll find the below interview helpful and educational. Any questions? Comment below and I’ll get back to your personally. 
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Get the Look: Stripes for July 4th

Get the Look: Stripes for July 4th

Who doesn’t love being a lil’ patriotic now and then? This Fourth of July, show everyone just how much you love ‘merica by donning your best striped ensemble. Check out my look above for a little inspiration! While the outfit I’m wearing sold out almost immediately, I’ve linked to some others from the same site below. There’s some really similar looks, so if you’re interested, be sure to snag them before these too fly off the shelves. Oh and I almost forgot to mention – everything is well under $100! You know I love ballin’ on a budget.

Also, you may have noticed the adorbs clutch I’m holding. You can shop the exact one OR some cheaper options below as well.

God Bless America Ya’ll!

Two-Piece Sets for Summer

Two-Piece Sets for Summer

I can’t get enough of two-piece sets for the summer, so I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. The one I’m pictured in is pretty pricey, but if you’re feeling like splurging, you can shop it below! OR if you’re balling on a budget (like I am 99% of the time), then shop some very affordable sets below, ranging from $14-$30 for both pieces. What a steal!

Splurge Item:

Ballin’ on a Budget Items:

Summer Trend: Straw Bags

Summer Trend: Straw Bags

Shop the above photo!

I always love to follow trends each season because there is always a clear front runner that is just sweeping the fashion world by storm. This summer, that item is straw bags. If you haven’t seen the below Gaia’s Ark Bag on EVERY SINGLE PERSONS Instagram page, you’ve clearly been living under a rock.

You can shop it by clicking the picture above OR snag another straw bag (that hopefully every single person doesn’t already own) by shopping my favorite picks below. From beach bags to clutches, there’s something for everyone and every occasion. Plus, the bags are in an assortment of price ranges from $19-$300, so make sure to check all of them out to find one  that fits your needs.

Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Across the Brooklyn Bridge

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PS: this jumpsuit is only $75 and perfect for the summer!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, blogging has brought me so many amazing opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone. Living in New York City, I’ve always had a little “NYC Bucket list” and one of the things I always wanted to do was walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Seems simple enough, right? Yet, I never wound up crossing it off my list and making it happen – until yesterday.

I woke up at 6am to get ready for a 7am call time (although I admit I was a bit late) and met a new photographer at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge on the corner of Tillary and Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard. We captured photos all along the bridge and I soon realized that I was already half way back to Manhattan, so decided to walk the rest of the way back, then hop on a subway to my day job. And just like that – I walked the Brooklyn Bridge. Had it not been for that schedule photo shoot, I may have never crossed it off my list.

So for those of you that don’t have a blog to kick you in the butt and make you do things you’ve always wanted to – here’s my reminder to you to go out and do them anyway! You won’t regret it.