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New Hair

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Top: American Apparel stripes crop top (similar here) | Bottom: BCBGMAXAZRIA leather pleated midi skirt | Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden bow pumps | Bag: Valentino | Accessories: c/o Glitter Vault  zodiac ring, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings

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When it comes to coloring hair I can say I’m one of the many that had a pretty traumatic experience. It was a bleach gone wrong kind of experience…I’m talking about 8 inches of hair falling out in the shower and sudden new found 2-inch bangs kind of trauma. All of a sudden I had 4 layers of stringy blonde hair that will break at a gentle pull. I know it’s kind of dramatic and its just hair but I couldn’t help it. I must have cried for days every time I looked in the mirror.

After many years trying to nurture my hair back to life with every product on the market, I always, always go to a professional, but this weekend I felt impulsive and picked up a hair dye from a local store. A girl just never learn I guess (lol). Even though I love my ombre hair, I just kind of grew tired of it so decided to go dark for winter. Well, luckily no trauma or accident this time (whew) and I love the fresh new darker shade of black with hints of leftover brown.

P.S. I have many asked before what I used to curl my hair: I used Caruso’s steam rollers which is amazing because it’s less damaging and is the best tool I’ve used for  long-lasting curls. :)

The Lace Effect

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Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA lace dress | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Filo leopard pumps (similar here)| Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Glasses: Dior cateye

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Transitioning from summer to fall is always a bit of a challenge for me. Part of it has to do with me being quite claustrophobic when it comes to layering, and the other part is well, I don’t really like winter clothes… So that’s probably why this BCBG is a staple in my wardrobe right now. It keeps “most” of my body warm and it has the layering effect without really layering anything.  The feminine lace with contrasting collar and cuffs is perfectly polished and the open back detail is subtly sexy without trying. I’m actually really glad for the small cutout in the back because I tend to sweat really easy when I’m all clothed up in tight clothes, so thank you BCBGMAXAZRIA for thinking of us gals who has sweating issues. I love you for that! :)

The Bandage

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Top: BCBGeneration` white blouse | Bottoms: BCBGMAXAZRIA bandage skirt | Shoes: Aldo metallic cap toe pumps | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff crossbody | Necklace: layered pearls (similar here)

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Remember those Hervé Léger (and various affordable versions) bandage dresses and skirts that were seen all over the internet, runways, and on celebrities a few years ago? It’s been 3 years and I’m still seeing these bandage styles in stores. The slim fitting trend that hugs a woman’s curves and shows off a feminine silhouette was a staple in fashion then and I think it’s quietly trying to make a comeback.

To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of trends that’s over done to death (ah hem: Zara skorts), but these bandage styles are so sleek, sexy and a classic that has proven to last the test of the fashion trend life span.

I’m loving this nude skirt I had on when paired with white for a clean and fresh summer look, but I’m also loving all the bright colors and prints as well!

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 1) Pink 2) Teal 3) Blue 4)Cream 5) Stripes 6) Coral