• my new daily makeup routine

    I like to keep my daily makeup routine simple, with a few important things in mind: (1) moisturization, (2) SPF, and (3) a little glow. I found this step-by-step photo tutorial for Flawless Skin With a Beauty Blender by Once Wed on Pinterest, and tried it for the first time this week. Before I got

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  • do it {yourself} again: my favorite DIY posts of yore

    There are some shudder-worthy posts in the early pages of this here blog; but there are also a few hidden gems buried deep in the archives. I have a big list of DIY inspirations I’m hoping to find time for when things slow down at the shop this summer. In the meantime, I thought I’d knock

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  • the faux-glow

    My collection of sunless tanning horror stories is almost as large as the volume of kitchen beautician nightmares involving drugstore boxed hair color and self-cut bangs. I’m naturally fair-skinned, and I spent my teenage years and most of my 20’s doing everything I could to bronze up. Including a longterm affair with tanning beds, for

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  • shop design files: window dressing with ribbon

    One of my favorite things about our new shop is how colorful and creative it is! It inspires me to think outside the box, and come up with fun design ideas for the space. Summer is a slow season for us, and we had several big moving expenses — dismantling and relocating the walk-in cooler, for one —

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  • reader request video: an easy scarf how-to

    After last week’s Calm Before the Storm post, several of you asked for help on styling a scarf the way I did in that outfit. Well, ask and you shall receive! I made this quick and dirty {well, not really dirty} video to show you just how easy it is. Have suggestions for other tips

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  • how to rock a scarf this season.

    EzraLyn scarf (handmade by my friend Traci, and coming soon to the online shop) | LOFT boatneck tee | Anthropologie skirt (a pretty penny, available online) | Dooney and Bourke cross-body (a pretty penny, coming soon to the online shop) | Target boots (2009) If you’ve followed my blog for like, a minute, you know

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  • video how-to: messy side pony

    Need a little hump day hair inspiration? This is fast becoming my go-to style when my hair is too dirty to pass as socially acceptable and I’m short on time. It’s like my 8 year-old side pony, all grown up! {And sans neon scrunchie.} Like the song? It’s Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding from the album

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  • >Project ReStyle: Easy No-Sew T-Shirt Necklace

    > I’m kind of ridiculously excited about this Project ReStyle challenge, and I’m really looking forward to learning some new crafting skills throughout the year. For my first ReStyle, I started with something really simple. I love the color of this boyfriend tee from Target, but it has a small stain on the front which

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