Capsule Collection | Part One

May 5, 2016

Between the 86 articles I’ve read that suggest capsuling your wardrobe fosters less chance for sartorial chaos and only keeping things in my life that bring me joy, I figured I’d give this new fad a shot. The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to streamline the pieces you have in your closet so they can be mixed and match with basically every other item they’re hanging next to. Granted, this won’t work for everyone but we can sure as hell try, right?

Technically, you’re not supposed to separate into seasons, but I figure this is as good as it’s gonna get my first time around. While all of these pieces are perfect for summertime mixing, a decent amount of them can be transitioned into fall and a few can even be worn layered in winter.

What do you think about the rise in this capsule collection trend? Have you used the concept to streamline your own closet? I’d love for you to share your favorite pieces with me in the comments below!

Summer Hair Care

April 22, 2016

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to most things. If it ain’t broke, I’ll never fix it. Or replace it. Or look for a better option. You know those people who flip through every radio station in their pre-sets just to make sure there’s not a better song on? Yea, that’s not me. If Florida Georgia Line is on pre-set #2 that’s where I’m comfortably staying until a super twanky song comes on that forces me to change the station. If it works for me, I’m going to continue using it. Which is why I’ve used the same shampoo for a year, I’ve stuck with the same cruelty-free body wash since it hit the market, and will use Blistex Medex ’til the day I die. But when it comes to hair health, I’ve been slacking. I’ve never found a truly great deep conditioning treatment or hair mask I’ve been married to.

So when a Hair Cuttery opened down the block from my apartment and I saw the walls were lined with shiny, new products that promised moisturized, healthy hair I figured it was worth a shot. Since summertime in DC is no joke, (hello, humidity) I’ve been particularly interested in finding some type of moisture-locking, hair-saving, wonder-working magic to hydrate my hair during the dryer months. Lucky for me, this new Hair Cuttery location stocks It’s A 10 products. I’ve always heard rave reviews for this brand but ignored the hype since I was happy enough with the products I was using. Happy enough!? Girl, please. I should have been striving for perfection. Lesson learned. I decided to pop in for a quick conditioning treatment and left with more products than I care to admit. Mission accomplished.

I actually really like the feeling of my bleached, damaged hair… to an extent (am I crazy!?). Hear me out. With the right products, it’s easier for me to style and definietly easier to go a few days between washes without looking like a grease ball. I was a little skeptical that doing a mask every week or so, as recommended by the Hair Cuttery stylist, would leave my hair too moisturized and almost slippery (you know what I mean?). But my hair felt great right after the treatment and up to 2 days later. I actually loved it so much I purchased the same mask and walked away with a bunch of other products from the same line (this one’s my favorite!). Find them at your local Hair Cuttery or shop them below!

It felt light and moisturized but it also had the texture I like without feeling super dry and dead. I’m hoping those of you with processed hair know exactly what I’m talking about! For those of you with chemically untouched hair – I’d suggest you give this mask a test drive and let me know how it works for you!

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Courthouse location

Hair Cuttery is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, and in New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA.

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Compensation was provided for this review. All opinions and imagery are my own. 


April 19, 2016

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FINALLY the weather is warm enough where those 13 off the shoulder tops I bought earlier in the year are coming in handy. Pair ’em with denim cutoffs or a wide leg linen pant for maximum day drinking potential.

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