August 31, 2012

In Love with Mint Green

This may be my new favorite color for now. For medium to darker skin tones, mint green makes for a really pretty and soft contrast. For lighter skin, this shade of green may not have the same effect -- but it's still a nice color to have around if not to wear. I feel like mint is the green version of robin egg blue which seems to be HUGE this summer. Being more of an earthy type in general, I've always gravitated to greens over cooler blue shades. Mint green is also a good color for transitioning from Summer to Fall. Cooler and calmer than Summer neons but not quite Thanksgiving colors, either. Love it. 

1. Star Quality Flouncy Skirt -- $27.90 at
2. China Glaze Up & Away Re-Fresh Mint Nail Lacquer -- $3.85 at
3. 5 Pocket Slim Fit Pants -- $24.95 at
4. ASOS Pastel Jelly Watch -- $32.23 at
5. Mint Green Woman's Wedges -- $69 at

August 30, 2012

21 Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to me! Finally 21 years have gone by. One more year of school until I'm forced to become a real adult. A little scary, but a lot exciting. And worth having a cupcake or two to celebrate. Here are 21 adorable cupcake concepts that I'll have to attempt making for future birthdays to come:






















And one for good luck:

August 29, 2012

Latest Obsession: Hair Scarves

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I. Love. These. Especially on hair battle days when it's me against the curls. I've been stocking up on scarves this Summer. I probably have more head scarves than any one person needs to own, but I like having a lot of colors and head/hair scarves are semi hard to find. You can find them in the mall or department stores but they're usually priced way higher then I'd like to spend on hair accessories. 

GOOD NEWS (for hair scarf searchers in the NJ/PA area) is I've found the head scarf jackpot. There's a vintage store in New Hope, PA called Night Bird Vintage Clothing and not only are they full of oldies clothing, they have these huge buckets full of vintage scarves all around $5 each -- which I think is a good price. I've been there twice this Summer and each time I've walked out with a couple of new scarves. 

The beginning of my hair scarf collection:

Two of my favorite go-to scarf styles: 

1. NEFERTITI: Wrap the scarf around your hair leaving out your bangs. Tie a bow or make a knot near your bangs and then pull at the back to expand the scarf to cover more of your hair. Tuck in out-of-place curls for a Nefertiti look.

2. SCARF BAND: Tie your hair into a puff/bun/high pony. Use the scarf instead of a head band and bobby pins to secure loose hairs. 

If you're ever scarf hunting in New Hope look for: