Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hair Tutorial: Braided Headband + $500 Visa Giveaway

The weather in Iowa has been in the mid 90s and so incredibly humid—quite miserable actually. Braids have been my to-go to pull my hair back or get it off my neck. I have pretty thick hair and in the humidity it goes flat but awkwardly fluffy (aka not cute). I've been looking for products to tame my mane and help keep my curls. I finally found it with Garnier Frutis' Anti-Humidity Hairspray. It creates a barrier against frizz and holds curl in up to 90% humidity. I was shocked how well it worked. I wanted to share this braided headband hair tutorial that I wore constantly when I was in Mexico back in July. I got a lot of requests for a tutorial so here it is girls! This is so easy, I promise anyone can do it! Leave me a comment below if you have questions. 

For this hair tutorial you'll need a curling iron, bobby pins and Garnier Frutis Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

1. I like to start off by curling my hair to add texture. I used a 1.25 inch curling iron.

2. Take a 2-3inch section of hair right behind your ear. Braid the entire piece and crisscross two bobby pins at the end of the braid to hold it in place as you complete step #3.

3. Repeat step #2 on the other side of your head but there's no need to crisscross the bobby pins.

4. Now it's time to pancake the braids to create larger, more boho braids. Pancake the braids by holding the end with one hand and pulling on pieces with the other. Now crisscross two bobby pins at the end of the braid to hold it in place as you pancake the other side. 

5. Take one of the strands of braid and cross it over the top of your head. Crisscross two bobby pins on the side of your head to hold the braid in place. Repeat that with the other braid strand.

6. Don't forgot to finish off your hair with a spray of Garnier Frutis' Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style!

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I teamed up with Garnier Fructis to give away a $500 Visa gift card! All you have to do is select a hairstyle photo from the widget gallery below, or pin an original hairstyle image with the campaign hashtag #GARNIERSWEEPS. Next, enter your Pinterest email in the widget and click submit. Good luck!!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Garnier Fructis via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier Fructis.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


A jumpsuit is a woman's version of a men's business suit. This menswear-inspired look is perfect for days you don't want to put a whole lot of effort into your outfit. It's one piece, solid colored yet still a statement piece—I'd say it's a win, win situation. I wore this jumpsuit on my last  on air Channel 13 style segment and kept it simple and monochrome. Check out a few of my favorite jumpsuits below.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall Covets

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This gloomy weather has me craving fall layers. Check out these looks from Nordstrom that are inspiring my current style. This fall I'll be living in boots, oversize sweaters, tons of plaid and the color navy. It's going to be a comfy season and I can't wait. Here are a few of my favorite things right now and check out the fedoras below. They're all under $50!