Monday, February 28, 2011

Cele mai frumoase rochii la Premiile Oscar 2011

Ca in fiecare an pentru Premiile Oscar stilistii muncesc din greu cautand in cele mai noi colectii sau in arhive rochii si bijuterii care sa le faca pe vedetele invitate sa straluceasca, sa arate impecabil si sa ajunga in lista celor bine imbracati.
Preferatele mele in acest an sunt:
Nicole Kidman in Dior haute couture, diamante vintage Fred Leighton si pantofi Pierre Hardy

Gwyneth Paltrow a optat pentru o rochie minimalista,care ii urmareste linia corpului, semnata Calvin Klein Collection la care a adaugat Louis Vuitton high jewelry

Anne Hathaway a sosit la ceremonie intro-o rochie de un rosu aprins vintage Valentino couture, cu trandafiri aplicati, accesorizata cu diamante Tiffany & Co.

Ca gazda a evenimentului, alaturi de James Franco, Anne a schimbat mai multe tinute printre care s-a aflat si aceasta rochie Givenchy couture

Anne a purtat si o creatie Oscar de la Renta

Amy Adams a stralucit in L'Wren Scott si Cartier

Natalie Portman, castigatoarea premiului Oscar 2011 pentru cea mai bună actriţă în rol principal din "Black swan" a purtat o rochie Rodarte impodobita cu cristale Swarovski si accesorizata cu bijuterii Tiffany & Co., clutch Roger Vivier si sandale Jimmy Choo

Reese Whiterspoon a ales o rochie simpla Giorgio Armani Prive, diamante si smaralde Neil Lane evaluate la 1 milion de dolari si o coafura retro

Marchesa nu putea lipsi de la Oscaruri, Halle Berry este cea care a purtat o creatie by Georgina Chapman si Keren Craig

Melissa Leo, cea mai bună actriţă în rol secundar pentru rolul din "The Fighter" si cea careia i-a scapat "the F-word", a purtat Marc Bouwer

Leighton Meester Look For Less < $120

I'm still into the skinny olive cargos and love this look Leighton is sporting.  Simple and chic!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crossing Over

This is a fun little hairstyle that we came up with for church the other day.
Start by parting the hair right down the middle and beginning with the left half.  Section out a piece of hair from the ear up to the middle part.
  Gather it together into an elastic and create a Pull-Through. 
 Now separate that Pull-Through into 4 equal pieces and create a flat 4-Strand Braid.  Make it about 4 inches long and then secure it with an elastic. 
 Pull the rest of the right side down into a low ponytail - leaving the braid out of the ponytail. 
Now move over to the right side of the part and follow the same steps as on the right side.  You should now have two low ponytails and two loose braids. 
 Take the braid on the right side and divide the hair under the elastic into 4 equal twists.  Twist them over the middle part and combine them into the left-low ponytail with another elastic.  Now move up to the left braid and divide the hair under the elastic into 4 more equal twists.  These twist are going to be woven through the right side twists in an "over/under" pattern.  Once they've been woven through they can be added into the right-low ponytail with another elastic.  
 Now braid your two low ponytails into Flat 4-Strand Braids and secure the ends with elastics.  We've added small flower clips glued to bobby pins instead of regular hair clips because we didn't want to hide any of the weaving.   

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Feeling a Little Left Out

My little guy got a medal for baseball the other day and he said that he wanted to be on "the blog" with his medal and his cool hair.
I couldn't say no to this sweet little face so here he is.
This is a super complex hairstyle so prepare yourself...
Add gel to the wet hair and spike it upwards.  Hope that's not too difficult for you.  :)
Now he can say that he's been on the blog and the world is at peace again.  :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday: Growing Out the Bangs

These pictures were taken just a couple days after my princess turned 4 and she decided that she was getting to old for "little girl bangs". 
I remember dreading the time when we would have to grown out these bangs but it really wasn't too bad.
  We just rolled them to one side and used bendy clips to secure them into place.  On this particular day we did some low Indian Braids but the rolled bangs worked with any hairstyle. 
 We also did this style on her first day of preschool and she looked darling!

the it list... February 25, 2011!

Welcome Friday!  Here's to another weekend, the last one in February to be exact... spring is inching nearer!  Check out all the amazing blogs on this week's list - there is great inspiration here!
  • undeniable style compiles her wishlist for a 'pretty in pink' living room.  I'm in love... she has such a great eye for style! (find undeniable style on twitter!)
  • second street east diy's a simple and stylish monogramed throw pillow.  I love the sophisticated personal touch this adds to any room! (find second street east on twitter!)
  • a delightful design features kitchens with cabinets that reach the ceiling... this is a great look that is easily recreated for a custom look.  These are some gorgeous kitchens! (find a delightful design on twitter!)
  • a spot of whimsy gathers lots of lovely hair inspiration... my personal favorite are the soft and feminine braids. So pretty! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • holly in heels is chasing away winter blues with gorgeous wedges for spring. Ohh and ahh! I can't wait to buy some new spring shoes! (find holly in heels on twitter!)
  • good clean fun shows us how to make a delicious Nutella Mousse, need I say more? Wow!  This would be a fun dessert to make for a girls night in or small dinner party! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • elle sees dishes on her must have items for spring... including a really great trench coat, which just so happens to also be one of my must have items for spring, as well! (find elle sees on twitter!)
  • yams designs rounds up oodles of gallery wall inspiration. I love a good gallery wall in any home, if you do too check out this great post! (find yams designs on twitter!)
  • thought and musing completely rocks this pencil skirt. I adore this outfit and am still jealous that this gal from 'down under' is basking in summer right now!
  • rosy + tart brings us this deliciously simple looking bacon and cheese frittata. I love the single serving sizes - very handy for a breakfast on the go! (find rosy + tart on twitter!)
  • shen dove style brilliantly mixes polka dots and stripes. I just ADORE this look!  What fun pattern play! (find shen dove style on twitter!)
  • rose a la mode gives us her spring clothing picks... and I am absolutely in love with this floral dress. It would be the perfect item to dress up or down! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • jewelscapes rocks this amazing boho-chic outfit including wide leg jeans and some fabulous jewelry. I am loving this look!
  • mama loves papa is sporting super fun layers as she rounds out two-thirds of the 30/30 Challenge. I love this simple outfit formula! (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • good life for less has the new TOMS Shoes styles for spring - there are so many fun new styles. It's hard to choose a favorite! (find good life for less on twitter!)
  • good tots offers up an adorable pair of baby moccasins for a giveaway.  Make sure to check these out if you have a little one in your life!
the it list is brought to you by jill from good life for less, for info on how you can be involved... click here!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

top 15 under $100-week 24


All Saints is a brand I discovered through Shopstyle, and I really love their edgy, yet comfortable vibe.  Can I tell you what a crush I have on the dress below-there is a flamingo on it for goodness sakes!


With spring approaching, I have been thinking about things that I want to add to my spring wardrobe and the #1 thing is white denim. I have loved this trend for so long but have never made the plunge and I think that this year is the year! I have picked some different pairs that are all pretty similar but have higher and lower prices!


I am obsessed with new shoes for spring right now - obsessed! Anything that promises to let my ankles and toes see the light of day after this long winter makes me swoon! Here are a few of my top picks! And I seem to be quite drawn to neutrals, can you tell? What are you looking at for shoes this spring?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hippie Hair

My princess had "Hippie Day" at school this past week and she was so excited to dress up. She looked at pictures of real Hippies online to decide what to do with her hair.  This is what she came up with and I think it looks pretty authentic.  :) 
 Begin by straightening all the hair.  (It would also be darling if you used a waver.)  Grab some colored pony beads and a bit of dental floss. Part the hair right down the middle a couple inches.  Grab two small strands on each side of the part - right up front - and set one aside for a minute. 
 Fold your piece of dental floss in half and feed the fold through one of your pony beads.  Keep the other ends of your floss tightly in your fingers so it doesn't come loose.  Now feed your strand of hair through the loop in the dental floss and then pull the floss back out through the bead.  This will automatically pull the strand of hair through the bead as well.  Wrap a small clear elastic around the strand, just under the bead, to hold it in place.  Continue adding as many beads to the strand as you like.  Do the same process with the other front strand that you set aside. 
 Pull out as many small pieces of hair around the head that you like.  Place beads on each of them.  We've done 5 strand of hair here but I would've done more if our morning hadn't been so rushed.  Once all of your strand have the beads on them, go ahead and curl the ends of those strands. 
Grab a knitted, stretchy headband to go around the head.  Pull each of your beaded strands up through the headband and stretch it around the forehead.  Now let the beaded strands down and you're all finished. 
Looking back on these pictures now, it would've been so cute to tie in some random small flowers on some of these strands.  After all, Hippies did have "flower power"! 

We also have another Hippie style that we've done previously called "Feeling Groovy".
 You can find instructions for that here.