July 9, 2010

Running Down a Dream

I probably shouldn't admit this, being a personal shopper and all, but I could not get dressed this morning! I guess it happens to everyone but usually I can throw together an outfit pretty quickly and look put-together... that was not the story this AM. In the end, after a few questionable attempts, I decided to take my own advice and when in doubt, go classic. A button down never fails to make even the most frazzled person look classy (*Note: Please iron it though people!) and shorts were required in the heat. Then I used my favorite accessories to make it more personal, and I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out!

As for the hair, a few days ago I saw that the lovely Taylor at Sterling Style posted this adorable video on how to do a Fishtail Braid. I had always been supremely intimidated by these braids, they look so intricate, but they're surprisingly easy! This was my first attempt so it's a little messy, but I think if I actually put some product in my hair it will be my go to summer hair style! 
Top (Shirtdress, folded up) and belt: Gap
Shorts (self-made cut offs): Joe
Shoes: Pierre Hardy for Gap (wow... lots of Gap!)
Men's Watch: Vintage 
(Please excuse the glare in the above photo, the sun was trying to burn my eyes out!)
Lovely: Watching something grow from a seed, I swear it's the simple things in life like this that mean the most. I'm so proud of my tomato plant, even though he has yet to produce a tomato! :)


I'm away again for the weekend so I might be a little MIA but have a few exciting things coming up for the next few weeks! Eek! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, TGIF! 
love
xxx

23 comments:

  1. ill have to give that tutorial a shot! i'm useless with hair styling. and make up. i missed some sort of class growing up..

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  2. Gorgeous fish tail braid! I've always wanted to learn how to do one too, so I'm going to have to check out that tutorial!

    You look perfectly put together and stylish as always :)

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  3. You're a personal shopper?! How did I not know this?! How'd you get started??????

    MIA? :( :( :(

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  4. I love the fish tail braid. It looks super cute. =) By the way, I love your outfit too. =)

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  5. Ah, you look so CUTE!!!!!!!! I love the fishtail braid--I recently learned how to do it too..I agree, it looks intricate but isn't really that hard to do :) Good job!

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  6. awesome outfit!!! i think this is so put together, dear!! really classic and chic! :D i love the fishtail braid. i tried it but i felt like i need to grow my hair longer.. :) you look great in it.. definitely a nice go to hairstyle this summer!!

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  7. Thank you SO much for the video link, like you I've wanted to learn to do these braids for ages but been scared! I can't wait to try it x
    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  8. I wish my hair was long enough for a fishtail braid! Love it!

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  9. I love your go-to outfit, especially the platform sandals - I must get myself a pair! And I love the belt - I have the same one in orange!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. Hi again, well I tried the braid today! See here -> http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk/2010/07/race-for-life-2010.html

    It was surprisingly easy! Thanks again for the link :-)

    Becky x

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  11. such a great look :)

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  12. I watched the same tutorial last week and have been playing with fishtail braids all weekend ha ha I think yours is perfect and it's an awesome look for you. I also love that you are wearing a men's vintage watch. I must get one of those! I hope you had a great weekend and that you arrived home to several tomatoes ;) lol xx

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  13. Your fishtail braid looks adorable! I have so many mornings like that when I can't pull it together and figure out what to wear. You look great though, so looks like you figured it out! Hope you had a great weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

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  14. oooh, love this outfit! I always think like that when I'm having trouble deciding what to wear :)

    Love the fishtail braid, too!

    romance-is-boirng.blogspot.com

    x

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  15. oooh, love this outfit! I always think like that when I'm having trouble deciding what to wear :)

    Love the fishtail braid, too!

    romance-is-boirng.blogspot.com

    x

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  16. I love this, it's simple but SO chic! And I'm jealous of your locks! I wish my hair were long enough to braid!

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  17. I have to admit there are many days I don´t know what to wear, I´ll have to follow your advice and go clasic

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  19. I love your shoes! I need a pair like this...

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the hair!! And the shoes!!!

    Awesome.

    xo-carrie

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  21. Love the shoes!!

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  22. Your outfit is amazing <3
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Thanks for all your lovely comments, they never fail to make my day! xx

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