Canadian Tuxedo

Happy weekend everyone! If you're like me you are spending the majority of the day out enjoying this sunshine and warm weather while sneezing your brains out (ugh the allergies are hurting me!). This morning I went for a nice long walk throughout Greenpoint with Chris and Rocko before the neighborhood got too overly crowded on this fine Saturday.

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Dressed in my finest denim pairing, don't ya think? I don't think I've worn a Canadian Tuxedo since I have 10 years old...but I kind of love this. I just picked up this denim jacket from Zara the other day. The distressed seams are my favorite part of this piece!

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Have a great weekend! Get out there and enjoy the weather...because it's just downhill tomorrow.

Womp womp!

My Experience Going Blonde

Today I finally bit the bullet and had my hair colored blonde! I have been wanting to do this for some time now, but I never had the nerve to go through with it. In the past I wimped out and just did highlights or an ombre (both looks that I loved), but I was now ready to fully commit. My gray/white/clear hair has been growing in so fast that at week three or four between colorings it is so noticeable was really what made me go for it. I'm hoping having lighter hair color will make these hairs less obvious.

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This was me all smile beforehand. I was actually so excited and nervous I thought I was going to throw up...

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The first treatment Martha Ellen from Headchop put on my hair was an ammonia free color out system. This made the bleaching process much more gentle on my hair. This went on my hair with a cap and was left on for about 20 minutes or so. She then shampooed it three times and then rinsed it for 10 minutes. The above photo is what my hair ended up looking like afterward that first process was done.

Now we moved on to bleach. She first bleached the middle portion on the hair, then the ends, and then the roots last.

My head was getting toasty warm under those foils.

Looking like I should be in a sci-fi movie...

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As you can see in the image above she put a cap on me and I sat there for what felt like forever. My scalp didn't burn at all for a while (just tingled). I was really worried about how painful this might be. However, I did prep my hair by not washing it for days (I hadn't washed it since Tuesday) as I was told that the oils would protect my hair during this bleaching process. It did start to burn at the last few minutes before it was washed out.

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After the bleach was washed out I was told that I was going to sit in front of the mirror and not to panic at the color because this is not going to be the end result. I mean do you see in the image above just how crazy it looked?!?! Eeeeekkkkkk!!!!

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Next the toner was added. I let that sit for a while and then that was washed out and my hair was styled.

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The entire process took almost six hours! But I ended up with this beautiful dark golden (almost strawberry) blonde color. 

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I go back in May to get my roots touched up and we might add in some lighter pieces and fine tune the overall look. 

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What do you think of my blonde look???

Be sure to stop by my Insta Story to see some videos Martha Ellen did that explain what she was doing to my hair.

Year Round Wardrobe

There is nothing I hate more than hearing how people put away their spring and summer clothing when the temperature starts to decline. Adding layers to looks makes them wearable all year long! Throw on a turtleneck under your sundress. Pop on some tights under your denim shorts. Wear a cardigan over anything! Adding some layers to your looks will help your closet grow without shelling out a ton of cash.

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So I know what you're saying, "this outfit looks familiar!" Well, that's because you may remember it from this past summer. I wanted to show you how I transitioned one of my favorite summer looks to be cool weather appropriate.

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Step 1- Layer over fleece lined tights.

My favorite pair is this one I'm wearing from LOFT. Sometimes fleece lined tights can feel a little bulky. These do not. They feel super slim, yet as warm and comfortable as sweatpants.

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Step 2- Add your favorite cardigan.

I love wearing thin layers like this. A tissue thin tank top paired with this thin (and ever so soft) cardigan is a perfect combo in my mind. Warm and cozy without being too hot.

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Step 3- Finish the look with your favorite boot.

I love this look with a casual and slightly edgy bootie. The buckles add a little extra flavor to a very simple look.

Do you ever transition your warm weather looks for cooler temperatures?

The Oscars 2018- What They Should Wear

Well it's almost time! Time for the 90th Academy Awards! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I absolutely cannot wait to see what my favorite stars wear on the red carpet. As usual, I want to do a quick rundown of what I hope they wear. Let's keep in mind that it's going to be around 40 degrees for the red carpet (yikes!), so maybe the looks will be a little more covered up than normal. Here are my picks...

Saoirse Ronan in J. Mendel Fall 2018 RTW

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Margot Robbie in Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture

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Mary J. Blige in Christian Siriano Fall 2018 RTW

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Greta Gerwig in Badgley Mischka Fall 2018 RTW

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Emma Stone in Givenchy Spring 2018 Couture

What do you hope they wear? Who are you most excited to see on the red carpet?