Pixie Perfection Tips

When I was 17, I decided to cut off seven inches of my hair going from long wavy locks to a sort of lob style. Then when I was 18 and about to go off to my first year of college I finally took the plunge and had my hair stylist cut my hair into a pixie. For the past four years now, I’ve hardly had my hair styled any differently and instead choose variations of the style.

The pixie is not for everyone but it is definitely an easy yet classic look. Here are some quick tips to help those who are thinking going for a pixie:

 

1.Talk to your hair stylist about what type of pixie and its length would best suit your face shape. This is really important as you want a pixie to emphasize your best facial qualities and not detract from them like a bad style would.

2. Think about your lifestyle and the climate that you live in. For those who live in a climate that’s more temperate and prone to cold winters, it’s best to go for a longer style. First of all, you’ll be saving your ears. Second of all, a beanie on super short pixies can look a tad awkward at times!

3. Ask if your stylist offers free bang and/or neck trims in between cuts. Most do offer them freely to their clients, which is a godsend considering that without them your pixie will look less polished before it is cut next versus having them trimmed.

4. Keep your time between cuts at four to six weeks max. With bang and neck trims you are able to prolong the time in between your last cut and the next; however, going past six weeks can sometimes to lead to a Beatles-esque mop on your head.

5. Try to only shampoo your hair a few times a week. You can use conditioner every day if you want as it doesn’t affect hair the way shampoo does. Also, keep the amount of shampoo and conditioner to a dime to nickel size (depending on the length of your pixie). If you feel you’re not getting as good of a later with that amount, just add water and not extra hair product.

 

Lovin’ Right Now: Summer Denim

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Once the temps start to hit 80 anything made of denim that doesn’t consist of a vest or shorts seems stifling. When paired right, though, jeans and/or a denim jacket can still work. As long as you don’t stand out in 95+ temps for hours on end you should still be smelling nice 😉

 

-C

 

(All photos can be found on my Sweet Style board)

The California Redwoods

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I honestly feel as it has been close to two months since I visited and I somehow had yet to post a few photos from my trip… Until now!

We went to Jedidiah Smith State Park for the day and all I can say is I’m definitely going to head back and explore the rest of the CA Redwoods. However, I definitely will not be the driver as the roads through the actual state and national parks can get a bit hairy.

Have a great day! 

-C

Just One Of The Guys

Jenny Lewis, front woman of Rilo Kiley, has done it again! Whether she is working solo, in collaboration with the Watson Twins, or with her band Rilo Kiley her voice just makes you want to listen with it’s soft yet distinctive notes. And you definitely want to listen to what she has to say with this song! With lyrics like “I’m not gonna break for you”, Lewis really sets the tone for “Just One Of The Guys”.

Also, who doesn’t love the cameos of Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart, and Tennessee Thomas?!

The Heights Sculptural Park

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To the right of Adickes Sculpturworx Studio in The Heights area lie busts of presidents along with a larger than life sculpture set of The Beatles–with their guitars and all! There also used to be a “We ❤ Houston” sculpture sign but that has recently been moved closer towards Downtown Houston.

If you’re in Houston, do make a quick stop to see all the sculptures as it’s just an unusual site. Even just stopping for a few minutes, like we did this past Saturday on the way to a Houston Roller Derby match in Downtown, is all you need.

 

Hope y’all had a great weekend as well! 

-C

 

P.S. I swear I didn’t purposely plan on wearing a Beatles tee, life can just be ironic like that.

 

(Beatles Tee: stolen from the other half; Denim Shorts: American Eagle; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Shoes: Converse; Bag: Kelly & Katie)

 

Bits and Pieces of Life Lately

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Decided to have my hair super short for the summer! Do I have any regrets about it? Absolutely not!

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Hibiscus tree’s flowers are starting to bloom

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Even being a little bit out further towards the country makes it that much more peaceful

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Finally tried  A Moveable Feast in the Memorial Area

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Had to get a picture of my first Whataburger since having been back in TX! 

Summer Style Icons

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All of the lovely ladies above had their own style and yet leaned towards classic shapes.  With high-waisted bikini bottoms and a-line dresses, staples of the 60s, back on trend again, along with gingham and simple aesthetics, it’s best to look towards these icons and their trademark summer looks for style inspiration.

Jane Birkin epitomized the youthful tomboy-ish look while Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly turned toward the classics. And if you’re wanting to go toward a more sultrier style, look no further than Elizabeth Taylor.

 

Who do y’all look to for summer style inspiration?

-C

 

(Check out my People Who Inspire Me board for more!)

Home Envy: Mid Century Modern meets Boho

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Honestly, I never would have thought that these to decor styles could mesh so well together, but look at that, they do! Success!

Ever since I have been back in Texas I’ve been helping my momma out with decorating the new house and the mix of these two styles just feels so modern-day Texas style to me.

What two styles do y’all think mesh well?

 

Happy almost TGIF! 

-C

(All original images can be found on my Pinterest board)