Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 years of Marriage, a Pixie Cut and DIY Gel

Monday was our 7 year anniversary. We had a nice lunch out to the Happy Sumo where we enjoyed some delectable sushi. Then headed back to my in-laws where we'd left our girls. Then Jake watched the kids while I went and got my hair all chopped off. I've been drooling over various pixie cuts on Pinterest so I finally decided to go ahead and just do it. I showed the pic linked above to the hairdresser but I guess I should have been less trusting of her hair cutting know-how because this is totally not the same cut. Too short in the front and too long on the sides. Of course I was looking down most of the time so I didn't realize the discrepancy until it was way too late. Darn it. Still, hair is hair and it will grow . . . eventually. 
I sort of ignored it yesterday but as I have places to go today I decided it was time to see what could be done with my new 'do. I was completely out of hair goo, and because of trying to cut down on chemicals in my cosmetics I haven't been too excited to buy more or pay for an organic solution. (haven't even seen anything like hair gel in the organic section of the grocery store anyways.) So, I turned to my old buddy Pinterest. I'd already found recipes for DIY hair spray, detangler and the like so I figured somebody had also figured out a hair gel recipe. Pinterest, you never let me down. :} I am modeling hair gel made with only two ingredients. Unflavored gelatin and water. Tada!

Oh, yeah. After a BBQ at my in-laws on Monday, Jake and I snuck away again and went to see Mirror, Mirror in the dollar theater. I loved it! It was so fun! I'm all about almost over-the-top cheesy-ness. The whole tooth sparkle thing just cracked me up. Sort of a fun nod to Tony Curtis in The Great Race. I also was very impressed with Lily Collins. She is lovely. I think her smile is so gorgeous. It reminds me of Katherine Grayson's a little bit. I wish I had a heart shaped smile like that. *Le sigh*.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Examples of Color Blocking Through Layering

For an article I had fun creating some outfits on H&M's site.
I used to use, but they have mysteriously disappeared so luckily H&M offers a similar outfit building feature called "Dressing Room" on their site. I think the quality is actually better, though the selection is much more limited. Still, it works for my purpose of sharing examples of how to incorporate different style concepts into an actual outfit.

Dark Color-Block
Dark Color Block

Dark Color Block - from H&M

Products in this look:

Shoes, Skirt, Dress, Cardigan, Hair Clip/Brooch, BagH;amp;

Pastel Color-Block
Pastel Color Block

Pastel Color Block - from H&M

Products in this look:

Ballet flats, Skirt, Top, Blazer, Necklace, Earrings, BagH;amp;

Muted Color-Block

Bright Color-Block
Bright Color Block

Bright Color Block - from H&M

Products in this look:

Suede Shoes, Dress, Cardigan, Bracelet, Earrings, BagH;amp;

Bold Color Block