Instagram the rabbit hole

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How cool is Tattly. My husband says people without tattoos always say ” they can’t commit!”

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Well, it’s true I can’t pick one outfit a day I have to pick three!

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So now I can pick 3 well designed Temporary Tattoos a day, and the ironic joke tattoos won’t be party conversation pieces in 5 years!

Durham a cool factor of 10

It seems to me the epicenter of cool in Down Town Durham is a spot between the SaltBoxand the Marriott! 20140528-094750-35270413.jpg
(Photo from StircrazymomsofDurham)

An area known as Central Park ,so many up and coming things are happening here! 20140528-104908-38948599.jpg
Cocoa Cinnamon is a chic coffee shop/ chocolate bar that has been converted from an old garage. So much of this area maintains the original aesthetic ;which is why things can thrive here!

20140528-105213-39133299.jpgThe Makery rocks local artist work inside and out! All of the goods sold ,are made in NC!

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Including their newest addition ;light fixtures from my Husband Mitchell Restoration …end shameless plug!
The real reason I started this blog was for my BuTT

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Yes it has two Ts! So you all know one of my favorite spots is Dear Hearts there is a secret about this place , other than the fab vintage clothes and rad sunnies! ( Crap Eye Wear)

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There is a private training studio behind the curtain!

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Always wondered how these chicks look so good! It’s called Anchor Studio and Stella takes the time to find out everything before she starts your routine! Reasonably priced and oh so chic! Did I mention you can buy a new outfit after your workout! So if you wanna be cool and look amazing check out Central Park in Durham! Lots of reasons to Visit, buy local and Rock your Bod!

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Wedges on the Rise

With sandals taking a mandal turn I still try to maintain a delicate flair in my Footwear! A few of my wedge obsessions for summer! 20140527-223718-81438815.jpg

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Chloe Tuscon Wedge (926$) @Matches Fashion

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Neese Glow by Coclico (398$)

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Marni ( on Sale! 511$)

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Derek Lam ( on Sale 486$)

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Valentino (451$ on sale)
Did I mention Saks is having a Sale!!!!

Slipper Stalking

As you know by now…
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This guy is unstoppable, and unbelievably fashionable. Most people think I dress him. That couldn’t be further from the truth. He is usually dressing me. It’s always a simple nod and ” babe, your trying to hard!” He knows how to get the best out of me.

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I like to add to his closet so he always has the chance to make interesting choices! Found a rad Instagram for custom shirts and Mens Fashion!

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Led me to Bull and Tassel Same low Profile as a classic smoking slipper, but he has support and grip!

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Fashion and Function!

Parking lot Blues

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I’m always on a shopping quest, every city I go to! Today I stopped in Beanie+Cecil at Lumina Station in Wilmington NC. 20140523-132312-48192283.jpg
Bought some Rag and Bone Distressed Jean Shorts! Then walked out the back door to this Kick ass Mobile Shop

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Faherty was started by two brothers from the jersey Shore. The clothes are killer quality, tailored to perfection and made of some Boss materials! They are taking their Mobile Store all over the us! Hey Guys if you come to Durham I will Buy

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The ToFo ChambrayShirt Dress (195$)
Ok, I might comeback Tomorrow and buy it! They will be in Wilmington till tomorrow so check them out. Faherty

Blow down not up

Most women wish for a man in their bathroom every morning.. A man named Chris McMillan (Jen Aniston’s stylist).
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Well, not everyone has one of those so here is my How To Style your naturally wavy hair in 20 min and look like it took Hours!

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First the Tools :
Professional Blowdryer
Round Brush
Vent Brush
Product

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This is my hair ,out of the shower.

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Apply a product that will moisturize your hair and protect it from the heat. I’m using Living Proof PHD, it is a 5 in 1 that adds shine, moisture, volume, and frizz elimination! Dime or quarter size depending on your hair thickness and length.

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Put the product on your hands like your putting lotion on them, fronts and backs of your hands, then apply roots to ends until your hands are clean.

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Comb the product through out with your vent brush.

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I’m using a Babyliss Pro ItaliaBrava
It is 2000 watts of hairstyling awesomeness with adjustable heat settings and a turbo button! I use high heat and high power for my thick hair, lower your heat for finer hair.

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Start with the vent brush blowing the hair around your face straight back. Follow the brush with the dryer to smooth your your hair line.

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Section an inch of hair around your hair line, in front of your ears.

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Push your round brush down to gather the inch section and roll back toward your face.

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Blow the section away from your face, notice my section is the same width as my brush. Keeping your sections clean and small will allow you maintain control.

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Pull the brush through the lower portion of the section , still blowing away from the face.

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Twist the brush lightly while moving down the section, the nozzle of the dryer should follow the section until you corkscrew the brush out of your hair!

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I have bangs/ fringe that I am growing out; so to incorporate them I set the dryer on turbo and blast with hot heat holding it in my hands, then cool shot to set.

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Repeat on the other side .

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Next section is the underneath section.

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Split the sections in two. The front and the underneath are what frames your face, this is why I start with the most important section.

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Notice the section is the same width as my brush. Brush the hair into your round brush same manor as the front, just backwards.

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Slowly cork screwing the section till the ends drop out following the brush with the nozzle.

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Now that the underneath and front are styled, drop the rest of your hair down, and spray with a little more product. living proof flex spray will protect your hair from the heat and add a slight bit more hold.

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Grab your crown section to smooth the top hairs .

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Smooth both sides of the crown.

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Always finishing a section the way it will lay, so blow dry the cuticle smooth, and down away from the face.

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Cork screw this section slowly to finish the ends.

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Incorporate all of the sections together with the round brush.

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Marrying the top and bottom section will push the curls in a similar direction, because the middle section of hair is only 50 percent dry it will leave humidity in the hair, so your hair will get bigger as it drys.

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Notice there is hair that isn’t smooth, this is a 20 min fix so don’t expect JLo @ the Grammys when you are done.

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Smooth some of the sections together at the ends to avoid frizzy ends.

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Because you have wavy, or curly hair you can brush these sections together with your vent brush fusing the hair together. ( no recommended for straight hair)

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Apply a pea size of a moisturizer, or shine drop… See PHD does it all!

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Smooth it through your hair, away from your face in a twisting motion.

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Make a duck face and take selfie!

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Cuz your done baby!

Fashion Dynasty Note:
Why a professional dryer? This dyer will get hotter and work more efficiently than a cheap dryer, because it is powered by Ferrari it will far out last the toy Motor in your 20$ dryer. Be sure and get at least a wattage of 1875! Babyliss, Rusk , Conair are my go to dryers, irons and tools!

Selfie inspired : a manifesto

Last night I found my self uninspired… I purchased a brand new bag, and felt like nothing in my closet was good enough! 20140519-110313-39793234.jpg
So I poked through My Pinterest

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Found this amazing out fit from one of my friends boards! I started thinking I need to put my own selfie collection together! So her it is! Hope it’s inspiring.

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If you like my style you can follow me on Instagram

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That guy who shows up in my selfie occasionally is my Husband check out his Instagram

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He naturally challenges my style choices!

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And photobombs me!

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He also takes my selfie plus one!
Now that your sick of looking at my face! Hope you steal my outfits