Another style that has come full circle.

If anyone has any doubt that women are fickle creatures, this fashion trend will put everyone’s minds at ease and confirm it. Think about any girl you know who colors her hair… (especially those fake blonds) what is the first thing they do when their roots start to grow out? If you answered freak out, you are correct! (we would have also accepted have a panic attack or fire their stylist). And then all of the sudden, Rachel Bilson lets her hair grow out and viola! A new fad is born.

This whole ombre brown letting your roots grow out look has really taken the celebrity world by storm. Personally, I don’t quite understand it. Like I said, women as a species are pretty much expected to drop dead at the first sign of a little root growth and now all of the sudden we let our roots grow down to our chins? Ok, sure. I mean, I don’t completely understand the root saga to begin with because I’ve always been one to stick to dark browns on my head and roots don’t scare me. So in my opinion, I actually quite like this look. It’s kind of perfect for girls like me who have always had dark hair but have wanted to dabble around with lighter colors without doing anything drastic. Last year I actually tried to go for this look. I was like, YES, this is my in. I’m goin’ light! I won’t mention the names of any salons (bloom) but they did an awful job. I pretty much ended up leaving the salon with penny colored face-framing highlights and had to fight for a blow out (that I paid for). And the whole process was not cheap. Since then, I’ve been extremely turned off from ever trying out this look again. The stylist had me convinced that it would basically be about a 6 month – 1 year process before my hair would end up like that. Now as I read up on it more, I have to think that is not actually the case. No wonder those stylists make so much money… they’re so savvy. NAHT. Anyway, I’m going to stop my bitch fest now, back to the original topic at hand!

While this look may have started out as a summer trend, I think it’s perfect for Fall! I love the whole I’ve-spent-the-whole-summer-at-the-beach-and-this-is-just-how-my-hair-always-looks look… (you’re not fooling anyone) but the different tones of browns and blonds and caramels look perfect against a fall backdrop and wardrobe.

Here are a few looks from celebs currently sporting this hair style. Some of them I like… definitely the more au’ natural looks like Kristin Cavallari’s and, of course, my girl Rachel Bilson’s. On the other hand…the always edgy Ashlee Simpson and America’s sweetheart Jessical Biel look a little more harsh with this style. Ashlee definitely took this look to a whole new level. What do you think? Is this trend a hit or a miss?

A Step in the Weird Direction.

This morning a coworker of mine sent out an e-mail showcasing a few absurd pairs of shoes. Being that we are a shoe company, she was mostly joking saying some of these shoes could be the next big thing at LP. You’re going to laugh, but there are maybe one or two pairs that I would actually wear. Can you guess which ones?

Stripe a pose

Every so often I obsess over certain things, especially when it comes to my wardrobe and my look overall. For a while, it was lipstick. I had to have one in every shade and finish; I barely EVER wear it. For the past few months I’ve been in a much more practical stripe craze. Everything has to have stripes. Actually, I would say it’s been since last Fall when I found the most perfect striped sweater from The Loft (mom clothes, fo’ sho’ but cute none the less). It fit like it was made for my body and it was absurdly comfortable. Since then, every 4th item of clothing I purchase is in one way or another striped. Now, like I’ve said before, my office is uber casual so getting dressed up actually makes you look kind of silly. Sometimes though, you just need to! There’s only so many jeans and t-shirt combinations I can pull off in one week. This is one of my favorite outfits for work (and perfect for happy hour as well, I might add!) when I’m feeling a little frisky.

Blazer: H&M

[both] Jeans: Express

Top: Express

Booties: Nine West

Ballet Flats: Lindsay Phillips

This outfit is lacking a pop of color so I would suggest a cute slim belt, or a very Blair Waldorf style headband, and there ya have it.

Make a Wish

I’m sure everyone is well aware of this company by now, Dogeared. They make the most amazing jewelry at very affordable prices. I first discovered these necklaces at a store down by where I grew up called Sunsations. When I was in high school I would make frequent trips to this store and literally buy a different necklace every time I went in there. I had the infamous karma necklace, and several wish necklaces. Each necklace has a theme, or a purpose, and you’re supposed to make a wish, put the necklace on and wear it til the string breaks, at which time, your wish is supposed to come true. (Some of them are string, others are much more durable and not meant to be broken!) Now, I’m not the most superstitious person in the world and I didn’t honestly believe if I wore a necklace til it broke some crazy wish would come true… until it actually happened. I had the most beautiful necklace which was a very thin blue string with a bright blue crystal hanging from it, which has since been discontinued. I made a wish, wrapped it around my neck, and didn’t take it off for over a year. To be honest, as the year passed I completely forgot the purpose of the necklace, I had just fallen in love with the way it looked. Obviously, I can’t say what my wish was, but it was a serious wish. And I swear on my mother’s life, that a week after my necklace broke my wish started coming true. At first I was just devastated because it had become my favorite necklace and I had no faith in these wishes at all. But then little things started to happen to give me the impression that this wish might actually come true. And what do you know? It did. It really freakin’ did. Now it could be some crazy cosmic coincidence, but I’m just going to say it was the necklace. I haven’t put on another wish necklace since, but I’m still madly in love with Dogeared and all of their fabulous jewelry.

I went back to their website today to check it out because my Karma necklace (not a wish necklace) broke recently and I wanted to get it replaced. I stumbled upon a bridal section and discovered the most amazing thing… one year too late. You can customize necklaces for your bridal party! This gift would have been right up my alley and the best part is, even they’re affordable! I created one just to see what the process was like and it only came out to $29.99. I die. Sorry girls, but if I had seen this last year your gifts would have been way cooler and much more personal. Maybe Christmas presents? Who knows. But I have to fight myself not to make one now! But for everyone else, check out the site. Even if you’re not getting married any time soon, it is such a cute idea to customize your own necklace for yourself! We deserve little gifts every now and then, don’t we?

http://bit.ly/dogearedbridal 

Wilde over Olivia.

I’m not entirely sure where she came from or when she first appeared on the scene, but Olivia Wilde has made a huge splash in such a short period of time. I didn’t give her much thought until I saw her at the Golden Globes in that amazing floor sweeping chocolate Marchesa gown. She is simply stunning and I will admit, I have added her to the list of my girl crushes. When I walked past the magazine racks at King’s during my usual post work grocery shopping trip and saw her on the cover of Marie Claire I was delighted. The spread they did on her was amazing and she looked breath taking in every single image. I’ve picked this one as my favorite because I am a HUGE fan of behind-the-scenes footage of pretty much anything. The more I read on Olivia, the more I love her. If she wasn’t famous, or the fact that she was recently divorced from a prince, literally, you would genuinely think she was just another average jane doe. She is one of those people you find yourself wondering what it would be like to sit down and have a glass of wine with. I wouldn’t mind having the added advantage of being able to borrow her clothes either.