Monday, April 14, 2014

ivory + black



This is basically an unintentional outfit post.  This past weekend, my hubs and I attended a charity dinner supporting scholarships for a local private college that hubs' company heavily supports.  I waited until the last minute to figure out what I was going to wear.  Upon looking at pictures of last years event, I realized the initial dress that I was going to wear was slightly too short for what I feel the "crowd" would deem appropriate.  After all, I found out the day of the event that the college is a Catholic college. haha

I ended up digging far back into my closet and found this dress that is actually over 10 years old.  I've kept it all of these years, because I just somehow knew that sometimes it good to keep certain pieces that can easily fit into a lot of different occasions, even if it's something that I hardly ever need.  Ivory and black is a classic color combination that will always withstand the test of time. This dress definitely covered my arse, literally!!





I decided to take a couple pictures before we headed out the door, not with any real intention to post them.  Plus the wind wasn't letting me be great. But hey, my posting has been a lot less frequent lately, so I thought these few pics would probably be appreciated by anyone reading this blog.  It's the least I can do!

Hope you all have a great week!

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Dress - Express (super old, but similar HERE, HERE, and HERE)
Shoes - HERE

Monday, April 7, 2014

black + white + blue










Shop the Look:

Shirt - Walmart (yes, Walmart!)
Jeans - ASOS
Shoes -Forever 21
Belt & Necklace - Vintage



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

80's Baby

There is something about neon colors that I will forever associate with that great decade we call "The 80's".  I was still pretty darn young during the 80's, but I definitely remember the freedom of style back then.  I even had my very own pair (or two) of fluorescent socks!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like...

SPRING!!

Leather Ballet Flats - HERE


And it doesn't hurt that Spring in Kansas City decided to come in with a bang!


Hope you all have an awesome first day of Spring!



Friday, March 14, 2014

Hask Hair Care Products


Have any of you heard of HASK hair products?  I hadn't, until I received a nice little care package from them to review.  I have to say, I'm very impressed and I will continue to buy some of these products.  I promise I'm not just saying this because they were gifted to me, either.

hask shampoo conditioner haskbeauty.com


I've been on a quest for a little while to find a hair care line for my natural hair that I could stick to using and love it enough to use all/most of the products to keep it all cohesive.  I'm kind of over mixing-and-matching products, i.e. this brand's shampoo, that brand's conditioner, that other brand's deep conditioner, etc.  I'd like to feel like I can depend on a single line/brand.  I think this may be the first brand I give a try to and see if it contributes to my hair's health!

As you know, I cut my hair drastically.  I did it mostly because I needed a change, but I also wanted to get rid of some of the double-processed, bleached ends that I'd had.  I'm planning to grow it back out, this time with no hair color, except for henna maybe.  I say maybe because henna is a hassle, but I do believe in it's awesomeness for making hair stronger.  Oh, did I mention I found my very first gray hair???!  I plucked it, which they say you shouldn't do.  I'm thinking if more are to come, I may use henna to turn those suckers red.  We'll see.

Back to Hask...they have a "Keratin Protein" line and an "Argan Oil" line.  Both come with sulfate-and-paraben-free shampoos & conditioners.  That's kind of a big deal.  Even though I don't wash my hair with shampoo super often, I'd like to know when I do that it will be gentle (no sulfates).  The conditioner for the Keratin line boasts that it "softens and renews", while the Argan Oil conditioner says that it "strengthen and restores".  I have used both shampoos and conditioners and I have to say they both left me with super soft hair, and the conditioners gave good slip!  I haven't decided which one I like best just yet.  I plan to use them both for a while before deciding.

Each line also comes with it's own intense deep conditioning hair treatment and a smoothing shine oil.  I haven't used the deep conditioners as of yet, but the oils I do like.

hask argan oil shampoo conditioner

I definitely recommend getting these products and trying them out for yourself.  I will also update you guys on my thoughts on them as well as my hair progress in another month or so.  If you're interested, you can get more information and/or buy the Hask products at HaskBeauty.com.

By the way, I'm still loving my generic "curlformers"!  I've actually bought more, so I now have all 3 sizes--wide, extra-wide and narrow.  Stay tuned for more reviews on those as well!

Have an amazing weekend!




*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
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