Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscars to Reality

I love watching award shows for the fashion, hair, and beauty (the glamour!). Last night's Oscars red carpet didn't disappoint. One of my favorite looks of the evening was Anna Kendrick's sleek number by Thakoon. It's an Oscars look that could easily translate to real-life style and this beautiful coral hue is perfect for spring too. Inspired by the look, I pulled together my picks for recreating in reality. I love this for a wedding, special event, or just a fancy date night dressed as a star!

Oscars to Reality
1) Dylan Gray Keyhole Front Ponte Shift Dress, $198 (available here)
2) Kate Spade Emerald Cut Stud Earrings, $38 (available here)
3) Kate Spade Up The Ante Stone Collar Necklace, $113.98 on sale! (available here)
4) Folli Follie Natural Bow Clutch, $95 (available here)
5) B.P. Luminate Open Toe Dress Sandal, $59.95 (available here)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The struggle continues...

Nope. I haven't given up. That oh so fun struggle of growing my hair out continues over here on As The World Turns. I'm currently in that interesting stage of "no longer a pixie, not yet a bob..." but it's progress! The funny thing is that it feels so long to me even though I have a ways to go. I mean, I finally have something to tuck behind my ear! So, watch out bob. I'm a comin' for ya!! 

In the meantime, here's a few hairy things I currently can't live without...

1) Aveda's Wooden Paddle Brush, $22 (available here)

My all-time favorite brush! It softly stimulates and massages the scalp - 
great for encouraging hair growth. The large, wide head is perfect for 
flat-wrap blow drying the cowlicks out of my hairlines too.

2) Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Biotin Gummies, $7.39 (available here)

I was skeptical at first, but I've been taking two daily along with my multivitamins 
and they've made a noticeable difference in how quickly my hair has grown. 

3) Colorful Bobbies, $5.40 (available here

When you can't do a pony, bobbies are a necessity. These pretty pins help keep 
the front section of my hair out of my face at the gym, and 
the fun colors just make wearing a bobby that much more appealing. 

4) Bumble and Bumble Thickening Mousse, $30 (available here)

I have pretty fine hair and this pre-blow dry mousse adds the perfect 
amount of plump. Plus it's heat activated, so it makes any blow dry styling last 
that much longer. 

5) Goody Classics Fabric Headbands, $8.99 (available here)

I love these in classic navy and black. They're so soft and amazingly 
don't hurt my head, even after a full day of wear. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring Prep

Who's ready for spring?? I know it must seem so very far away for anyone in the snowiest parts of the Midwest and East Coast, but it's just around the corner! Retailers are already in full bloom with early spring styles and it has me in the mood for a wardrobe refresh. Inspired by last week's post and my love for everything ultra preppy, I pulled together our recent favorites for His & Hers spring prep. 

1) Boden Sandown Crew Neck, $70.40 on sale! (available here)
2) J. Crew Slim Jaspe Cotton Shirt, $69.50 (available here)
3) Sperry Top-Sider Gold Cup Original Boat Shoe, $155 (available here)
4) AG Protege Straight Leg Twill Pant, $178 (available here)
5) Tom Ford Franklin Vintage Acetate Sunglasses, $360 (available here)

1) Boden Marion Top, $70.40 on sale! (available here)
2) Michael Kors Maritime Link Toggle Bracelet, $125 (available here)
3) Clare V. Fold Over Clutch, $195 (available here)
4) Via Spiga Arnelia Leather Espadrille Flat, $155 (available here)
5) J. Crew Minnie Pant, $89.50 (available here)
6) Ray-Ban Tortoise Aviator, $225 (available here)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Style Crush: Sarah Vickers & Kiel James Patrick

It's been a little bit since my last "Style Crush" post. So with Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought it only appropriate that I share who I've recently been crushing on... Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick. This contemporary-prep power couple co-founded the New England-based brand and nautical bracelet company KJP. Frequently documented on their various social media outlets (such as Classy Girls Wear Pearls and KJP's Tumblr and Instagram feeds), their impeccable, all-American style is lighthearted and classic. It's no wonder Town & Country magazine recently named them one of the "Preppiest Couples of All Time" along with twelve other heavy hitting preps (think JFK & Jackie and Ralph & Ricky Lauren). I've certainly been inspired by their take on coastal living. Long live prep!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Picks for Her

Valentine's Day is really for the ladies, right? They're certainly easier to shop for on this Hallmark holiday... a bundle of red roses or a heart-shaped box of chocolates never fails. But if you're on the hunt for a fresh idea this year, I've pulled together six favorites to help get your gears going. 

Valentine's Day Gift Picks for Her
1) Kiel James Patrick Jackie Valentine Necklace, $82 (available here)
2) Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Sheer Moisture Mist, $47 (available here)
3) Perry&Bleecker Dragonfly Huggies, $40 (available here)
4) Eberjey Emilia Lace-Paneled Chemise, $90 (available here)
5) J. Crew Refined Silk-Cashmere Wrap, $75 (available here)
6) Kate Spade Saturday Signature Two-Sided Card & Coin, $35 (available here)