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Beauty || The New Perfectly Imperfect Braid

With so many other things going on this summer, getting a haircut accidentally fell to the wayside.  I didn’t think much about it until people started commenting on how I was “growing my hair out”.  After a few weeks of contemplating going back to my usual bob, I decided to embrace this summer grow out.  Ponytails, low knots, and a messy braid are in fact, not overrated, especially when it’s 100 degrees outside!  My favorite trends have always been the ones that meet at the intersection of effortless and …

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Easy Home Updates for Summer

It’s summertime and the livin’ might be easy, but it’s not always cool, at least not here in the Northern Hemisphere. Luckily here in Texas where the 10 day forecast only reads highs in triple digits, we are insulated with central air, but that hasn’t always been the case. My second apartment that I rented in LA, nestled ever so cozily between Sunset and Wilshire lacked something that I never knew I needed until August rolled around: air conditioning. When the temperatures began to rise, my roommate and I would find …

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Recipe || Salted Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Brace yourselves, friends.  I’ve come to the conclusion that this here dessert recipe is the one that brings all of the different dessert lovers together.  Chocolate or fruity?  You don’t have to choose!  Cake or ice cream?  Why would someone make you pick a favorite?  Today is the day that you can in fact have it all, and by all I mean all of the types of desserts rolled into one salty sweet brownie treat! Keep reading for the full Salted Brownie recipe from By Kara Elise and, don’t forget, chocolate is a …

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One Piece, Two Ways || Pleated Cami + Skirt

I was laying in bed last night and contemplating how it could possibly be nearing late July already.  Where did this summer go?!  Then I remembered that it has been the summer of the cross country move and the summer of beginning to build a new house and that kind of explains things.  With a lot of things still in boxes, and trying to live as minimally as possible so that we don’t have to do a ton of repacking next spring, it’s also been the summer of the accidental capsule wardrobe.  Since June 1st I’ve been wearing …

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