Real Women, Real Hair




As part of the Dove Great Styling Effect I was asked to contribute photos of real women and their real hair, which combined with other participants creates the searchable gallery that is the "Dove Great Styling Effect". An online resource that has become a go-to source of ideas for me.

Proof positive that you don't need to be a hairstylist, or visit one, to achieve gorgeous tresses and styles.

Above are a few more of my shots! Inspirational women and inspired hair. Thank you Hannah (who you may recognize from Chill Air & Perfume), the stunning Krista, Alyssa (from A Girl in Boston) and my lovely co worker Michelle!

For more on some looks that would be perfect for the holidays, check out my previous post here.

And to learn how to achieve my bun with a step by step tutorial? Check out this topknot tutorial.


Ainsley Fall 2012


Time for some Ainsley look book love, with a few favourites from their fall 2012 collection. I had the pleasure of seeing the collection in person while in NY this fall and it is as good as it looks in these shots.

The 'Mustang' jumpsuit was an immediate favourite, given my mild obdession with jumpsuits. I have been stalking it for a few months, and sad to say, it has since sold out at Ainsley's shop site. It is, however, still available at Anthropologie (here). 

A deep plum, pink, tangerine combo is pitch perfect- Ainsley's 'Wrangler' top and 'Saloon' skirt (such a fabulous cut and pleat!).  And another dress I am surprised not to see in Anthro, the 'Navajo' dress, a geometric, southwestern inspired midi dress. The cut is uber flattering, cinched at the waist, with an angled edge at the bottom. 

Definitely check out all Ainsley's offerings this fall, on trend, but totally classic- much like its sister line Qi cashmere (also worth a look!).


Spike the Punch


Above: Kate Spade sweater via TJ Maxx (plain version here),  Anthropologie skirt, Proenza Schouler bag (still available in a bright yellow! here), Zara flats, Banana Republic necklace


These shots are from a pre hurricane Sandy, sunny, gorgeous day, all was right in the world weekend in October.

I still can't quite wrap my head around all the devastation.

I am so thankful that it did not hit the local New England area as hard as it did our neighbors, and my heart goes out to friends and loved ones who were in her path. Definitely time to donate to the Red Cross or help out in what ever way you can. 

Hopefully everyone is able to clean up, rebuild, and enjoy more gorgeous days to come soon.


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