5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making a Drastic Hair Change

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One of the best parts of living in New York is meeting so many amazing, creative people who are the absolute best of the best in their professions.  Whether they’re economists, ballet dancers, make up artists, or scientists—some of the most interesting professionals in the world call NYC their home.

My friend Mirna Jose, is one of those people.

Mirna is a celebrity hairstylist who has styled most of your favorite music videos, done editorials for major publications, is part of the L’Oreal Pro Team, and has styled at countless fashion shows including Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Lilly Pullitzer among others.  You might also remember her from some of Refinery29’s Short Cuts features.

The lady knows a thing or two about hair.

When I told her that I wanted to go for a more vibrant red, she was kind enough to offer to do it for me.  (That’s what friends are for, right?)

 

 

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June Lust List

june lust list11.  Flat studded sandals   |   2.  Modern bolero   |   3.  Breezy summer LWD   |   4.  The perfect carry-all   |   5.  Starburst studs   |   6.  Straw hat   |   7.  Barbie inspired swimming suit   |  8.  Orange red lipstick

Wow!  I can’t believe we’ve already hit June—the 6 month mark in our year.  Is it just me or has this year flown by way too fast?

Now that we’re entering the summer months, I’ve realized that my wardrobe is lacking some things.  First of all, this may be hard to believe, but I only have one pair of flat sandals.  All of my sandals are heleed in some way which is really annoying when you’re at a show and the ground is slanted.

 

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Weekend Reading + Sales

final2Be sure to check out my feature on Gwynnie Bee’s The Hive.

I could not have been more ready for this long weekend!  I feel like things have been so hectic lately, it will be nice to just unwind, catch up on some housework (belated spring cleaning, if you will) and enjoy the nice weather.

Since lots of us have a bit of downtime, I thought I’d share some of my favorite articles and blog posts I’ve come across this week as well as some of the best sales going on this weekend.  As I shared in Wednesday’s post, Memorial Day is one of the best times to find great designer pieces on sale. 

Keep reading to see my favorites!
 

 

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The Best Pre-Memorial Day Designer Sales

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My name is Christine, and I am a serial sale shopper.

The first part of getting over addiction is acknowledging it, right?  As I’ve shared before, I’m one of those people who only buys designer items when they’re on sale, and I compulsively look for the best price possible.

With the weather rising, and sale prices dropping, now’s the best time to scouring for the statement and signature investment pieces you lust over, but wouldn’t have originally bought full price.  Memorial Day Sales have already begun in the fashion circuit, and there are some pretty insane deals.

I’ve picked out my six favorites as well as a few honorable mentions.  Keep on reading to check them out, and be sure to read my mega-guide to getting the best deals possible!

 

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This Shoe Trend Will Make Your Summer 10x Easier

Strappy Block Heel Sandals

Sometimes you can love a trend, and still be happy when it’s gone. For me, that’s the no-platform sky high stiletto.  Yes, it looks amazing–but holy hell, my feet and back are destroyed.

Cue this season’s footwear underdog: the low block heel.

 

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Chokers Are Back… But Where Did They Come From?

zana bayne signature chokerChoker,  Zana Bayne.   (Similar, budget friendly option here.)   Sunglasses,  Miu Miu.   Blouse,  Asos.   Denim,  BDG.   Bag,  Henri Bendel.   Shoes,  BP for Nordstrom.

I’ve been obsessed with Zana Bayne’s chokers for quite some time now, and I finally took the plunge and decided to buy one!  I decided on the Zana Bayne Signature Choker with gold detailing since I felt it was subtle enough for daytime, yet still edgy and cool.

The recent chokermania that has swept the mainstream fashion world the past year and a half or so makes complete sense—every 20 years, what was “old” is considered “new” again.  When you think about it, a group of young professionals who grew up in the 90s are now entering the workforce and dictating what kind of products are made, and which trends are in.

It makes sense that chokers are back.  However, my question is:  Where did they come from?

 

 

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10 Luxurious Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Luxurious Mother's Day Gifts1.  La Mer Skincare Set   |   2.  Ray-Ban Aviators   |   3.  A Chic Suitcase   |   4.  Kate Spade Pajamas   |   5.  Noise-Cancelling Headphones   |   6.  A Darling Recipe Box   |   7.  This Ultra Cozy Robe   |   8.  The Perfect Everyday Tote   |   9.  The Best Smelling Candle   |   10.  An Iconic Jewelry Box

First of all, I wish I could share with you guys what I’m getting my mom for Mother’s Day.  However, since she’s the most active reader of this blog (Grandma is a close second…) I am not at liberty to share.

That being said, thank God for online shopping. Note the capital “G”: no sarcasm here.  As in, praise the Lord for inventing express two day shipping and Nordstrom’s $5 gift wrapping.

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m the worst gift wrapper ever and is equally grateful the department stores offer such lovely services.

As with dating, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, right?

Don’t answer that.

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