While I have loved having pink hair for the past month, there are definitely some things I wish I’d known beforehand, which is why I’m writing this post. So many of you DM’d me on Instagram and asked about upkeep, products, and whether I did this myself (spoiler alert: don’t trust myself enough for that).
As many of you already know (presumably from instagram), I dyed my hair pink about two weeks ago for my 25th birthday. It was temporary and washed out quickly, but I liked it so much that I decided to try a longer-lasting version the following week. This was something I had wanted to do for a while but had never been bold enough to try.
I feel like spring is such a busy season for so many of us! Whenever I find out about an event, I immediately do a mental scan of my closet and ponder what to wear. I don’t think I’m ever super excited to attend something until I have my outfit nailed down because one of the worst feelings in the world is realizing you’re unprepared for something at the last minute.
It sounds lame, but I was dying for one of these STAUD totes ever since I saw them on Eva Chen’s instagram. Clear bags are so fun and totes are a great way to display less practical bags you might own. The tote pictured above is currently on backorder, but I’ve linked a few other clear bags that caught my eye. I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need another, but I love all of these!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love vintage clothing. I’ve mentioned it before, but just to give you some background- I worked at a charity thrift shop in high school for volunteer hours. At the time I thought it was incredibly boring, but in hindsight it’s really what led to my love of thrifting and vintage clothes.
So I’m pretty sure we all went a little crazy for the OTS trend last summer. When I looked at my closet recently I was a little concerned about my lack of tops for weather under 65 degrees.
Luckily, it’s basically springtime (depending on where you live), and even though these purchases may seem long forgotten by now I think it’s important to get the most wear out of them as possible.
I’m making mine feel fresh again by wearing them with high-waisted, light wash jeans and kitten heels or the currently popular “dad sneakers”. It may seem odd to mix such a girly piece with chunky, orthopedic looking sneakers- but I promise you can pull it off.
Visiting a place you used to live is always bittersweet. Living in Atlanta- my birthplace and where I spend the first year of my life- at age 21 was so much fun. I’m glad I got to finish college there, make new friends and give my pup Gigi lots of outdoor space.
When I turned 23, I knew it was time for me to move. I’m happy I did, but Atlanta will always have a piece of my heart. That being said, the only thing I absolutely do not miss about Atlanta is the winter weather. L.A. has turned me into a major wimp about cooler temperatures.
A little about what I was up to in ATL: My trip was mostly for fun to see my sister, friends and meet up with my boyfriend for the last weekend I was there. Whenever I head back to ATL, I try and make a list of all the new restaurants I want to try and the places I’ve been before and need to go back to. As far as shopping goes- I went to Neiman’s to shop their end-of-season sale, but was mostly excited about going to local consignment stores because their prices are so.much.better. than L.A.’s.
I think the color pink got a bad rep for a while- movies in the early 2000s made it seem like a color reserved for mean cheerleaders and juicy tracksuits. In the past two years, there has been a major turnaround for the color with lighter shades of the color majorly coming in to play- just look at the packaging for one of my favorite beauty brands, Glossier. Now that ‘millennial pink’ has become the term for every shade of the color that isn’t blinding, it can even seem a little too trendy at times.