Wednesday, July 30, 2014

how to use a curling wand



The curling wand has become quite the popular tool and I finally got myself one! Have you heard of them? It's a curling iron without the clamp. To use it, you wrap the hair around the barrel with you fingers. Before I was just using my regular curling to "wrap curl" my hair, but it would leave creases from the clamp line. I got the Enzo Milano (31MM 1 1.4" barrel) clamp-less curling iron and LOVE it. The curls look better and the wand is much lighter.  Using the curling wand is pretty easy. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using:

  •  Take a 2 inch sections to curl. 
  • Wrap hair around barrel away from face (another option is to switch every other wrap curl away from face and toward face)
  • Hold for 8-10 seconds and release it carefully and let sit.
  • Continue to do this to entire head of hair. 
  • After curls have had time to sit, run your fingers to break up the curls and loosen them up. 
  • Finish with hair spray to hold curls. 
  • Use a smaller barrel for smaller curls or shorter hair
Let me know if you have any questions and happy curling!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Feel Your Best


Shoes // Nike via Nordstrom here

Everybody wants to look and feel their best… everybody has different ways of achieving that. It could be a simple beauty routine, a style staple or even a bubble bath at the end of the day. 

One way I continue to feel and look my best, is by exercising. What I absolutely LOVE about exercise is not how it makes me look but most importantly how it makes me feel…

HAPPY.
REFRESHED.
BALANCED.
CONNECTED.
FOCUSED.
CALM.
CONFIDENT.
PROUD.

Not only that, I feel it helps me sleep better, keep a schedule, and maintain healthy habits. So many great reasons to stay active!     

And that's why I do it.   

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Neons

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 Dress // thanks to Pitusa shop it here | Bucket Bag // Target shop it here | Shoes // Sam Edelman older similar here | Sunglasses // Rayban shop them here 



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Aztec Print








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Poncho // BP Nordstrom sale under $25 here | Tank // Target Maternity shop here | Jeans // Guess older shop similar here non-maternity (using belly band) | Shoes // Sam Edelman shop here | Bag // Target shop here

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on now and I couldn't wait to share one of my favorite purchases. How cute is this aztec poncho!? Under $25, such a steal AND it's reversible! Perfect for the chilly summer nights. 
You won't want to miss out on all the deals Nordstrom has to offer, great time to purchase items for Fall/Winter, keep in mind the kids and the significant others. Lots of great deals. I shared some of my favorite items below. Happy shopping!

ps- did you check out my gawker in the background??





Friday, July 18, 2014

Maternity Photos
























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Dress : Rachel Pally shop here // Sandals: J.Crew shop here
Photographer: Dan Muller

I am so excited to be sharing our maternity photos. We shot them super early on a foggy morning this past month with one of my favorite local photographers, Daniel Muller, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  It's such a special time in our lives and I wanted to make sure to capture that. Sorry for the photo overload, and this was only a fraction of them! 

I am currently 39 weeks and 3 days today. Stay tuned on Instagram so you can see when I have her! I imagine I will be MIA on the blog for a few days when she comes, aside from some scheduled posts.
xo,
Becky



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