Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jessica Alba Look for Less <$88

Yet another FAB look from Jessica Alba. Perfect punch of color with the striped skirt and then dressed up with fun heels and a sleek navy blazer. My striped skirt find is currently on sale at Piperlime for $21, you'll definitely want to scoop this one up!

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Monday, July 30, 2012


Hi everyone,
We will be taking a 3 week vacation to finish out our summer break before the kids head back to school.  This means that we will also be taking a short break from hairstyles.  :(  As soon as we get back we will resume our posts and tutorials.  Thanks so much for your patience and have a wonderful end to your summer as well!

Miranda Kerr Look For Less < $90

Loving this crisp look on Miranda Kerr.  I think I need a pair of white sailor pants in my life!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Film: Inside Out Bun Revisited

So I was watching the video from last Friday of our Inside Out Bun.  You can find that original post here.  I realized that there is a much easier way to accomplish the same desired look.  Here's a video that will same you some time on your Inside Out Bun:
See, now wasn't that much easier?!
Here's a pictures of our new Inside Out Bun and you can see that it looks just like the first.
I will always take the easier edition if it looks just as good!  :)

the IT list... July 27, 2012!

Happy Friday!  Enjoy the weekend and these very stylish posts!

  • Rachel's Look Book shares with us her summer "go-to" items that are fit for running errands or lunch with the girls! Cute! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is walking on the wild side with her fashion choices lately and it's paying off! She looks fabulous in her new red pants! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'N' Fashn is gearing up for the start of the Olympics with an adorable graphic tee! Perfect for watching the opening ceremonies tonight! (find Ash N' Fashn on Twitter!) 
  • Pink Margarita Pearl looks gorgeous in a neutral outfit - head over to find out how she uses a hint of shimmer to keep the look interesting!
  • Urban Frill is wearing her own version of the primary colors and knocked it out of the park! And she thought she had nothing to wear! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now mixes masculine and feminine for a layered summer look! Pop over to see how she pulls it off! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is taking style cues from Betty Draper while sporting an updated vintage look complete with a pink lace skirt! Love! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style is channeling her inner free spirt with lace and pastels - a beautiful nod to the 60s!
  • the Queen City Style is shopping her own closet and trying out a new combination she has never thought of! Head over to see the unlikely pair! (find The Queen City Style on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow goes Aztec with an amazing pair of shorts! She pairs it with a top that has an unexpected twist - go check it out! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations recreates a casual Rosie Huntington look for under  $115! It involves boots and shorts - a must see!
  • Second Street East is sharing a little office inspiration with us, which will be her future workspace. One hint - pink and yellow! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies pairs a neutral top with some pops of color! Don't forget to check out her fun hair accessory! 
  • Sweetie Pie Style runs us through this fall's shoe trends! Be careful because you will want every. single. pair. (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jessica Biel Look for Less <$96

I am always looking for ways to spice up my colored skinnies and Jessica Alba gives me another option! Keep it simple with a classic tee, dress it up with a sleek blazer and then give another little pop with some cute leopard loafers... This might be inspiration for a work outfit today!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This is not really a "princess" hairstyle but my two oldest boys were so excited about their new Mohawks that they wanted me to post about it on the blog.  :)
They were both in desperate need of a haircut and I told them they could choose how they wanted it until school started. 
They both chose a Mohawk hairstyle and I agreed just because I know I have the power to change it back before school. 
I first used a rat-tail comb and sectioned out the Mohawk area and then I used TONS of gel and shaped it how I wanted it to look. 
Then I just grabbed the shaver with a #3 attachment on it and went to work shaving the sides. 
The younger one pictured here decide that it was too high maintenance of a hairstyle for him so he now just has a short buzz but my other son absolutely LOVES his Mohawk.  We ended up eventually shaving the back part off so that just the top was spiky because the back was always getting mashed in the car anyway.  It looks much better now.  :) 
Boys will be boys!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Look for Less < $115

Boots with shorts? I love this summer look... especially since I have been eyeing a similar pair of boots and now I can justify buying them while it's still warm out!  This is an adorable and simple look for less from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Emma Stone Look for Less <$115

Love this funky fun look from Emma Stone. She dresses up a cute graphic tee with a bright blue blazer but then keeps it casual with jeans and flats. Lately I have been really drawn to fun graphic tees as a way to dress down blazers and this look is a perfect way to do that!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Dutch Crown

I was on Pinterest recently and came across this amazing hairstyle.  We are calling it the Dutch Crown and the picture is below. 
You can find the original link here which will give you a much larger view of the picture and instructions.
This is our attempt at the hairstyle and I really like how it turned out. 
The length of my princess's hair had it her braid ending directly above her right ear and it turned out nicely.
By starting the Dutch Braid down at the bottom, it wrapped around the head more evenly.  
 A very simple and beautiful hairstyle!

Krysten Ritter Look For Less < $92

I have yet to see any episodes of "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23" (honestly the title alone just bugs me too much), but I hear it was a hit in it's first season.  Here, the star of the show, Krysten Ritter, looks fun and flirty in an ensemble perfect for hot summer days!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Film: Inside Out Bun

Today's video is something a little new.  I decided to introduce myself to you and let my princess speak a little bit because sometimes the videos get a little redundant and it's nice to see the face behind the styles.  :) 
This hairstyle is called "Inside Out Bun" and it's basically one bun inside another.  The center bun is created using a bun mold and the outer bun is creating using Barrel Rolls. 
It's fairly simple but you do want to be sure that you're working with wet hair because that will make all the difference!'
Here's a picture of the finished product. 
The Barrel Rolls around the outside can be made as small or as large as you like. 
Make sure you have plenty of bobby pins handy to secure all your pieces.
You can see that the bun also resembles a flower a bit. 
It was fun introducing ourselves to you and we hope that you continue to enjoy our posts and our videos.  :)

the IT list... July 20, 2012!

Happy Friday!
Take some time to check out these VERY fashionable links today!

  • Rachel's Look Book is showing us some European flair by recreating outfits she saw while across the pond! A must see! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Crazy Style Love is in full-on "ladies who lunch" mode with a pretty pastel look. Monochromatic at its best! (find Crazy Style Love on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations recreates a casual Jessica Alba look complete with mint jeans and pink loafers. Head over to find out where to get the goods - all for under $140!
  • High Heeled Style is having a polka party with her fun top! Paired with green accents and a pencil skirt, it makes for an office look that is sure to stand out! (find High Heeled Style on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'N' Fashn loves the classic combination of red and blue together long after Independence Day! Head over to see how she pairs blue with a little red dress! (find Ash N' Fashn on Twitter!) 
  • Pink Margarita Pearl remind us how important accessories are to our look! Pop over to see how she turned an all black outfit into something special with a few key pieces!
  • Urban Frill goes red-hot while pairing a long, flowy vest with her usual work attire for an unexpected twist to business causal! So cute! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is sporting a little drop-hem number that is reminiscent of the 20s. A seriously sassy look for date night! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average shares with us her "Tall Girls Guide to the Mini." Head over to see how she puts her rules to use! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style is letting her shorts take center stage in this California cool look that is ready for any warm weather you can throw at it! Love those shorts!
  • The Queen City Style has discovered something all you fashionistas need... a running dress! Yes, a running dress! Go check it out! (find The Queen City Style on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is channeling Jess from "New girl" with her adorable polka dot number! I'd say she wears it better than Zooey, what do you think?? (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is letting her hair down with a geometric skirt and denim top - a fun look to brighten the day! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style looks ahead to cooler weather with Madewell's fall preview. Head over for tips on how to predict fashion trends for next season! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jessica Alba Look for Less < $140

If you were loving the mint jean look from last week... then you will love this look too!  Plus, I'm always looking for new ways to wear my mint jeans, maybe you are too?

Here Jessica Alba keeps her style casual and chic with mint jeans, loose layers and a fun pop of color!  I just love this look... Jessica Alba has the best style!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Michelle Williams Look for Less < $125

Today's celebrity style for less looks asks the question: would you wear flats with shorts? Sure! I love this look and would definitely sport it this summer. Would you?

Plus Michelle Williams always look so simple and chic - I love the tuxedo styled shirt with casual cutoffs.  It's the perfect juxtaposition.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eva Longoria Look for Less <$93

Easy breezy summertime look from Eva Longoria! I am loving the tie-dyed maxi dress, it gives a boho flair without looking too homemade. Chic but quirky!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Braid Roll

It does not get much more simple than this!  It's called the Braid Roll and it's a great one to do on your own hair because it's so easy. 
Begin with wet hair and pull it all back into a ponytail.  Your ponytail can be high, low, or centered.
Now simply braid the entire ponytail VERY loosely.  You do not want tight uniform plaits.  I would just stick with a Regular 3-Strand Braid because you don't want to much clutter going on with this bun.  Make sure to plait all the way down to the very bottom of the hair and then secure it with an elastic. 
 Now gently wrap the braid around that top elastic to begin and then around itself until all of the braid is up on the head.  You can add bobby pins as you go along to secure it into place.  It's not supposed to be a tight bun so remember to keep it loose. 
Tuck your ends under the bun and secure it with a couple final bobby pins.  It's elegant and simple and what could be better than that? 

Katie Holmes Look For Less < $115

This Katie Holmes look is simple and cheery! Stripes + white skinnies + booties = a win-win situation!

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Pretty sure this is the exact same shirt! Pants, Sunglasses, Booties

Friday, July 13, 2012

the IT list... July 13, 2012!

  • Rachel's Look Book thinks beyond the khakis for an adorable golf outing look! The cutest one on the course for sure! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Melificent shows us her favorite nail polish color to add a pep to her step! Head over to see which bright she is gushing over! (find Melificent on Twitter!)
  • Crazy Style Love pairs sequins and suede for a luxe combination ready for day or night! So fun! (find Crazy Style Love on Twitter!)
  • Sigh...Gush...Gasp brings extreme couponing to the fashion world and is sporting an outfit that cost her less than $10! Impressive!  (find Sigh...Gush...Gasp on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation mixes things up with varying hues of blue! A monochromatic look that is perfect for summer! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • High Heeled Style is sporting red white and blue to extend her patriotism beyond the Fourth! Don't miss her fabulous shoes! (find High Heeled Style on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'N' Fashn is rocking a flower headband for a boho fairy vibe that is straight out of the 70's. Seriously cute! (find Ash N' Fashn on Twitter!) 
  • Pink Margarita Pearl has been doing some bargain shopping and shows us her latest find! Pop over to see her amazing deal!
  • Urban Frill is looking ladylike in pink and green and discovering the true meaning to the saying "beauty is pain!" (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now upgraded her usual white shirt for a peplum tank! Perfect for a more polished summer BBQ outfit! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is in love with her new top - sheer, metallic and peplum makes for an amazing ladies' night look! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style declared her love for polka dots with a flowy blouse! You'll never guess where she found it! 
  • Second Street East found some of her "vintage" F21 pieces while moving and shows us that even those can make it through the years! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style shares her tips and tricks for styling the newly popular denim vest! Head over to see what she pairs it with! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Friday's Film: Flower Buns

My princess absolutely loves this new style and has requested to wear it again already.  These darling buns form the perfect flower.  You can always do just one bun instead of two as well. 
See how easy that was!  It looks great with hair that's not as long also but you may want to divide your ponytail into more than just 4 sections so you get lots of "petals". 
Here's a view of the zig-zag part we used.  Feel free to use any part you like. 
You can see that our flower has several petals because of how long my princess's hair is.
I've gone ahead and tucked all my final ends up into the bun but you could leave them shooting out which is also cute.
The flowers are going to look different every time you do this hairstyle but they are always cute!
You can tell that this is her new favorite style!  :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Katie Holmes Look for Less <$80

Katie Holmes has been in the headlines a lot recently but that is only seeming to make her style even more chic! Here she is sporting a cute denim dress with bright flats.. Keeping it simple but still looking great. A perfect summer look!

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