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Archive for September, 2012

ch-ch-changes

Major announcement: as of tomorrow, I’m retitling this blog to High Hopes; High Heels, and the url will be highhopesandhighheels.wordpress.com. Please update your bookmarks accordingly!

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Hi reader(s)!

So I’m still in love with my ombre highlights, but was convinced I’d never be able to get my hair to look as good as it did the day I left the salon. I watched my stylist curl my hair with the flat iron, and even asked her to walk me through it step-by-step, but I still couldn’t get it to work! But I watched a few tutorials (including this one by Style-Ish) and after a lot of trial and error, I’m happy with the results! For me, the trick seemed to be taking small sections and releasing the clamp on my flatiron a split second before I get to the ends of my hair. I also used Bumble & Bumble’s Thickening Hairspray while my hair was damp and finished it off with a liddlebit of Grooming Creme.

[Voila! As opposed to “viola” or “wah laa” as I’ve seen it creatively spelled]

Here’s a full-body shot. Before we get there, please note that I did not intend for my shirt+shorts tuck-in to look so…crotchy, but I snapped this photo on my way out the door to rehearsal tonight. Please also enjoy the peek into my closet!

[tee: Boutique in San Francisco; shorts: J.Crew (old, but similar here); necklace: J.Crew Factory; skull bracelet: BaubleBar; watch: Nixon; wedges: Zara]

Please also note the two tumbleweed-sized hairballs my cats have left. Sigh. I love this t-shirt, and I can’t remember which boutique in San Francisco it came from, but the fabric is so soft and I love the asymmetry.
Maybe I’ll spend the last few hours of my weekend cleaning my dresser and my room!

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As summer winds down, I’m finding myself searching for pieces that will transition painlessly to fall (whenever that may be here in San Diego!)

[tee: J.Crew (similar); jeans: Gap ‘sexy boyfriend‘; shoes: Zara]

Happy weekend!

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I had the day off on Monday, so I went and stimulated the economy. Never say I am not a patriot! I tried on so many things, including this adorable cat-printed dress from Anthropologie.

[feline karma dress, Anthropologie]

I liked this dress, but didn’t love it, and certainly didn’t want to justify the price tag. The shoulders would also have to be taken in, and I’d like it to hit me an inch higher. If it ever goes on super-clearance in my size, I might have to snag it, though – the print is too cute!

Now on to the successes!

[sexy boyfriend jean: Gap; cheetah-print skirt: Loft; french hen sweater, striped tee (similar): J.Crew; hoodie: Gapfit; tee: ABC Store Las Vegas]

I’m totally excited to wear all of these – just need the weather to cooperate!

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