Black Chic & Bold Accessories

Unlike most women, I have very little black in my closet. Of course I have the simple LBD and a plethora of black dress pants, but most of my favorite tops, dresses, and statement pieces are full of vibrant colors. Every now and then, however, I choose a classic black outfit and have fun with color with accessories & makeup. This casual LBD is so simple and comfy and was a perfect neutral to go with some pink lips and bold Halcyon artistry accessories! These photos are from the modeling shoot I did with the lovely designers from Halcyon.
Are you a color or a neutral lover?


{LBD: H&M| Necklace & Earrings: Halcyon Artistry| Wedges: Jessica Simpson| Paint Splatter pillows: Halcyon Artistry}

The Colors of Summer

Summer is all about feeling fresh & colorful.  A few changes I made this summer were cutting my hair (see below) and changing up my nail polish pretty much every other day just because I can!

{Essie’s new bikini so teeny with a little sparkle on my ring finger}

{new hair cut- little past the shoulders with angles in front}

{fresh froyo from Kiwi Spoon}

{summer wedding this past weekend <3}

{colorful headband to dress up a lazy hairdo}

Hair Chameleon

When it comes to fashion & hair, I am sort of like a chameleon–always changing.  I find that since I do not take many daring risks like skydiving or gambling that chopping my hair off or dying it dark is an adrenaline rush for me.  I am an Aries (the fire sign) and Aries tend to love change and get bored easily.  My go-to signature look is long highlighted blonde hair and is the most “me” look, however once in a while it’s fun to completely change your look.  I decided to go through a few of my different looks and see what you think!

{Platinum blonde long hair.. my college days}

{super short blonde bob}

{chesnut with long curls}

{chestnut with bangs}

{medium blonde with long extensions}

{medium brown short cut}

{highlight&lowlights with long layers}

Textured Color

I have never been a fan of one-dimensional hair.  Having one-tone hair color just bores me.  I am so happy that textured colors are the hot trend right now from ombre to multi-dimensional highlights, hair is just meant to have character.

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{loving this ombre blonde look.  cheaper salon expenses too!}

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{Jennifer Lopez is the queen of dimensional hair color}

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{darker roots looks lovely on Ms. Lively}

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{so pretty}

and what to avoid….. This bottle blonde look is just not flattering.