You don’t know … About Shinola

I Love Vert and Vogue , one of the reasons besides the effortless European style is that they always know something before I do. I don’t give many fashionistas that claim… Maybe my mother in law. 20140625-152048-55248810.jpg
A few weeks ago they introduced me to this beautiful Shinola watch.

20140625-152718-55638104.jpg I am the type of girl who follows trends, but always leans toward classics. As much as I love my Micheal Kors watch, I’m really saving for a vintage Rolex.

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Vert and Vogue successfully changed my mind about my Rolex dreams… I now dream about Shinola

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A watch that is not only made in America, but in Detroit !

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because they are and Watchmaking is truly an art. 20140625-153301-55981702.jpg
If you are Durham Local head over to Vert and Vogue in Brightleaf today and try one on today, and start dreaming of Shinola

10 Minute Mop Miracle

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This is my Good Morning Hair, last night I went to bed with my hair wet.
I applied a heavy Layer of Living Proof No Frizz Weight a Less Styling spray then squeezed the excess water out with at towel and went to bed. 20140623-083913-31153309.jpg
Using just this one Product I will not only create beautiful touchable waves, but also an ever lasting style even in humidity and rain.

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Did I mention I’m in a Hyatt , this is not my horrible lighting choice. I’m spritzing the product all over my hair before I section it.

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Using my Favorite Scrunchi I section my hair in medium sized sections to create more realistic waves.

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I’m using a picture from a previous blogs , ( when my Husband was around to take the pic)
Notice how I hold the iron down and wrap the hair from roots to ends around the wand.

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Spritzing more of the product on each section before I apply heat. It will not only shield my hair from the heat but it will block the humidity to maintain the style all weightlessly … It’s in the name.

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One last mist and a light scrunch will fuze the sections together into a moldable , movable style.

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And your selfie ready!

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The Sale is Real

If you follow my Instagram then you have noticed my shoe obsession. 20140617-122024-44424101.jpg
These Ferragamo Moccasins are now 30% off

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I kind of rock them with everything!

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They are very comfortable especially for standing ten hours at a time.

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Fashion Dynast Note:
I’m a 39 in the Flat, it’s a soft leather so you could go true to size, this way with a half size bigger I skipped the break in

Olsen inspired

It is no secret that the Olsen’s are by far my favorite fashionistas! 20140609-005508-3308115.jpg
I found my self lost for an outfit tonight, and again referred to one of my many Pinterest boards!

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Executed the denim Tuxedo rather well if I do say!

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Fashion Dynasty Note:
Shirt: Caslon for Nordstrom, custom monogram
Belt : Gucci
Jeans: James
Shoes: Manolo Blanhik

I got a guy

Me: Look at these beautiful shoes
Kyle: Who is texting you shoes ?
Me: My Guy @ Nordstrom
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My husband doesn’t worry about my Shoe Guy Texting …he worries when I call him back !

20140607-230750-83270376.jpg If you’re in Durham and want a man with good taste to call you when he sees shoes you would love. Follow ShoeWhisperer12 on Instagram or find him on twitter Komavi12 !

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Buy Locally, build relationships and always have a guy for that!
Thank you Komavi Kahungi for being my shoe guy!

How to Grow hair before work!

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I like the 18″ clip in from Sally’s they are 130$, cheaper than real ones and half the time!

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Step 2. Lay out the hair so you can see what you are dealing with.

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Step 3. make sure your hair is dry and styled the way you want to wear it. ( wavy or straight)

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Step 4. Section your hair about an inch and a quarter above the nape of your neck ( more if your hair is fine )

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Step 5. Tease and spray the roots of this section. This creates a base and something for the clip to hold on to.

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Be sure and have all of the clips popped open for easy installation!

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Step 6. Press the clip against your scalp , once it feels secure pop it closed. ( fashion dynasty note: if the clip isn’t sticking tease more and add more hair spray)

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Step 7. Spray your hair and extension with a workable heat protection spray.
(FD note: be sure that you have Real Human Hair

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Step 8. Take a small workable section of your hair and the extension, comb the section together and either curl or straighten.

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Pull down your next section and repeat steps 5-8

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Use a light Silicone Shine product, I’m using Evo Love Perpetua Shine Drops

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Run your fingers through your finished long hair! ( carefully you don’t wanna pull them out! )

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Look at that hair grow!

Maximalism in Action

So I did it! Took my own advice and mixed like a Mad Man to create the perfect look for my Salon Opening!

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How did I know this mix of fabrics and patterns was going to work??? I didn’t

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I went shopping at Nordstrom Rack to find an outfit for the Arrow Studio opening soiree! Found this amazing tapestry dress from Free People, upon my internet search it’s sold out online :/

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I knew I couldn’t wear it like the model, because I like my shoulders covered. I decided it was perfect and I could throw a sweater over it… I’m sure I have something at home… Right! Wrong, I thought about all the lonely strapless dresses in my closet that never see the light of day, then I heard Kyle’s voice in my head

always , shop in outfits

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When you hang out with people who dress this well there is always some fashion pressure! So I decided to not leave the store without a matching, or perfectly mismatching shrug. I grabbed a few white sweaters, a denim jacket, and this floral top.

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Some how it worked, but did it really? Well, it didn’t hurt my eyes! At this point I thought ok grab something else in the same feel, but different pattern… Wow no pic of this because it really hurt my eyes, and my fashion heart. That’s when I decided this works! I think it was a success!

Fashion Dynasty Note:
My clutch and shoes are neutral and match one another, this helps display my mix of patterns and also does not add another element of texture to have to match!