wedding weekend.

Happy Friday.  We are off to another wedding this weekend...yay!  I've been to so many weddings, you'd think by now I'd have a well thought out plan of what to wear, but last night I got a bit panicked and tried on pretty much my entire closet.  I finally found something, and then couldn't figure out how I would do my hair.  I'm thinking of wearing it up (gasp!).  Nothing too crazy.  A fishtail braid or a messy ponytail both seem like a good fit for me.  

{braid}, {ponytail}

beachy hair please.

I've been all sorts of obsessed with wavy "look at me, I just got out of the ocean" hair lately.  I wish I could say that my mane was easily manipulated into this gorgeous messy look, but the truth is, it takes some serious work.  But I'm willing to do it.  I love this intentionally undone look.

{blonde}, {ombre}

hair + clothes.

My go to look is usually hair down and a white maxi dress, but I have been trying to change it up a bit this summer.  Instead trying out new hair styles...hello top knot {1} and my new favorite, the low bun {2}.  I've also been sporting some all black ensembles {3} which is way out of my normal comfort zone, but I may now be a total convert.  And I recently purchased this hat from The Oxford Trunk that I've been wearing non-stop {similar to 4}.  Don't you think that it feels really good to change up your every day wardrobe routine?

lashes + curls.

Sometimes I get in a little beauty rut.  Meaning, I wear my hair much the same every single day and my makeup rarely changes.  But I think I'm ready to shake things up.  I'm dreaming of bolder eyes.  Some longer lashes and a slight cat eye.  And I'm seriously loving this girl's full.big.curly.messy hair.  I'm usually not one for big hair, but this style is blowing my mind.  Ummmm hello pretty!

{lashes}, {hair}


Off and on throughout my life, I've had bangs.  First as a child and then two different times as an adult.  Every so often I get tempted to take the plunge into fringe life again.  I love them so, but I inevitably start wanting to grow them out after only a month.  ha!  I have a hair appointment coming up in the next few weeks, so I better make my decision quickly.  To fringe or not?

{bun}, {straight}

going lighter.

This hair color?  YES please.  I've been loving my ombre hair, but now I'm thinking I may want to go even lighter.  And when I spotted the below picture I thought that this might be just the look I am going for.  Ha, we shall see, as I seem to change my mind about this every few days.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

{hair color}


What is your beauty routine?  My daytime look is straight hair worn down with a swipe of mascara and a touch of lip gloss.  For the evening, I've been creating beachy waves and adding a bold lip.  Isn't it sooo true that you always want what you can't have?  When I was younger I didn't quite like my stick straight hair, always wanting something with a little more volume.  But now I completely love my straight hair.  It's so easy to do, and I can easily add in a little curl to achieve some body.

{straight hair, wavy hair, lips}


This fall I'm going to be a bridesmaid in a dear friend from college's wedding (yay!).  I'm on the search for a cute updo.  I rarely ever wear my hair up, so it's really hard for me to find something that I like and that I think will work for my hair.  My hair is naturally stick straight, so getting any kind of body out of it is a bit of a task.  I've started pinning a few styles that I like, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

{top}, {bottom}