Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Best Hair Ties Ever: Snappee

Most of the time, people cannot believe that I can wrangle this curly mane into a pony or bun. Please believe that this can be achieved! Along with strategic finger placement and grasp, a trusty hair tie is key. For many, many moons I have purchased thousands (no, seriously) of hair ties that have butchered my strands on a daily basis with tough tugs, pulls and friction created from tying up or taking down ponies and buns. Thankfully, my friend, Keziah Okonkwo, created Snappees and has come to save the day!

Snappees are the next generation of hair ties that save your hair from damage and keep your ponies high and tight. Instead of ripping your hair tie out of a bun, just simply unsnap the Snappee and you're set!

Still confused? Check out below:

Here's me and my big hair about to work out.

Here's my trusty Snappee!

Tame the mane...

tie it up...

and voila! A bun!

Unsnap Snappee to take down.

To get more info on this amazing product and learn how you can create more looks with Snappees, click here! Quit stalling and get yourself a pack...or 30!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wine Time in Chevron

Two things I never thought I'd love: coffee and wine. I don't know about you, but I think the perfect pairing for Sundays is wine— my parents think so too!

We went to our favorite wineries in Clarksburg, which are conveniently located 15 minutes away from my parents' houses. Our first stop was the good Old Sugar Mill Winery that's a one-stop hub of a wonderful group of wineries. It was so sunny and warm out, I had to sport a dress, so I opted for a bright coral, chevron printed fit and flare dress. Strapped a tan leather belt around my waist and added studded sandals to finish off the look.



Mr. Too Cool.

I get it from my mama.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Starting Summer with a Lace Romper

It's my favorite time of year...summer! Bring on the long hours of sunshine, the heat, and outdoor BBQs. Oh! And my birthday :) More importantly, bring on the easy, breezy, lightweight summer styles.

With the weather warming up in the Bay Area (and everywhere else), I got inspired to buy a new romper from one of my favorite boutiques in Sacramento, Heart Boutique. I'm loving the lace detail and the off-the-shoulder style. This is definitely a unique piece and it's so different from what's currently in my closet.

I chose a more relaxed look with a curly bun mixed with dramatic chandelier earrings in gold and black. Then I added some height with black espadrille wedges. Left the neckline bare to show off the off-the-shoulder style.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Adventures at the Getty Musem

Ever ventured up to the Getty Museum in LA? Finally, I made my way up there with my bestie, Lorraine. You'd think a Californian like myself, who's visited SoCal year after year would have been to the beautiful establishment perched on the mountain, overlooking the LA skyline and Pacific Ocean. Nope. Not until last weekend.

When they say it never rains in Southern California, it's mostly true. On this day, we couldn't ask for more perfect sunny weather. Heck, even a nice breeze kicked in too, which was perfect while we were touring in the garden. 

Being in SoCal, I had to keep it relaxed and casual with a striped maxi skirt and high slit. Threw on a black tank and called it a day. Watch. Beaded bracelet. Loose curls. Ray Bans. "That's it. I'm done!". Comfort was the name of the game.

Nope. No fan. Just wind.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Look of the Day: Black and White Stripes in Santa Barbara

(Reader Advisory: following blog post contains an extreme amount of bragging on the glorious state of California.)

Living in California has many, many perks: endless coastlines, lush mountains, laid back and friendly residents, wine country, acres and acres of agriculture, and even beautiful, serene deserts. As an outdoorsy girl, this is the state for me! Luckily, this is the second year in the row where I took a road trip down the coast to bask in California's backyard treasures. This time, my mom and stepdad took me along for the ride-- working remotely as a stylist has its benefits! Santa Barbara was our first stop of the trip, which has to be one of the prettiest cities in Cali. 

Since we were trekking down to SoCal, I had to fill my bag with easy, relaxed pieces. No fuss, just effortless and casual. Even my hair was fuss-free in a side braid!

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Gap white ankle length denim, black and cream striped sweater, Mossimo studded neutral sandals, and Express gold chain and beaded necklace. 

Natural makeup with Bare Minerals foundation, M.A.C. blush and eyebrow pencil, Clinique mascara, and Makeup Forever lipstick.

This sweater makes me want to sing, "Miss Mary Mack, Mack Mack..."

Who knew a courthouse could be so beautiful?

My mom (right) and her friend, Marta (left).

View from the bell tower.


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