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Winter Blues and Mermaid Hues

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Happy Monday loves!

My parents came to visit me this last week, so I made sure to take advantage of my momma’s hair skills while she was here, and got her to give me a mini makeover. My hair had faded out, and I was slipping deeper and deeper into a hair slump. She gave me a blue hue that I had been coveting for a while, with Matrix Watercolors.

My new look reflects my inner mermaid spirit and matches the ocean I’m surrounded by. What do you think?

xo dré

Rose Gold

img_8087 img_8287 img_8309 img_8188 img_8291 img_8310 img_8292 img_8214 img_8221 img_8293Last weekend I went to San Francisco to model for the Matrix show with Tabatha Coffey. I had been letting my hair grow without coloring any of the new hair for almost 11 months, so I was pretty excited for a change.

As it turns out, the artists at the show liked my rose gold hair from a couple months ago so much, that they decided to give me a spin off of that color. I think it’s perfect for this pumpkin spice season 🙂

What do you think of my color? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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| cold shoulder dress: similar | heels: similar | watch:  Marc by Marc Jacobs |

I Cheated


I cheated. It’s true. But I don’t feel completely horrible because I only half cheated.

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to not color my hair for the entire year. The good news is I made it 8 months! But I finally reached my brink! Matrix came out with new Watercolors in their ColorSync line of hair color and I could not resist.

I mixed Coral Peach and Quartz Pink and diluted my mixture with clear, and applied it only to my prelightened hair. So you see, I did amp up my color, but I didn’t touch my natural hair!  My virgin hair is still virgin, and so my hair journey for the year continues.

I love how the color has a rose gold feel to it and compliments my Pisces nail polish from Julep.  It seems it was meant to be.

Like it?

xo dré

Tuesday X2


xo dré


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Laced Up

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Good morning dolls! Happy Humpday!

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite new dresses. I got this little lace-up number for my birthday over a month and a half ago, and I’m just getting around to sharing it with you! Sorry for the delay, but not sorry for you, because if you decide to buy one for yourself, it’s now on sale.

In my birthday spirit, I’m also wearing my Alex and Ani Pisces bracelet along with my cupcake bracelet from them that my bestie got me a couple years ago. It’s almost like March never left 😉

xo dré


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| dress: Express | heels: Sam Edelman (similar) | bracelets: Alex and Ani ( here and here) |

5 Ways to Help Grow Out Your Hair

Growing your hair out. I think it’s safe to say that most girls have gone through this dreadful process at least once in their lives. You get an adorable pixie or short bob and everything is all fine and dandy until you decide that once again want long flowing locks.

The good news for you is I am a pro when it comes to going from short to long, as I have done it numerous times, and I’m going to tell you how you can do it without going bored out of your mind!

  1. Play with different styles.

While your hair is growing, it can get really boring looking at the exact same shape every single day. By playing with different braids, ponytails, buns, and twists, you’ll be able to bring your creative side out and help pass the time.

5b67365fd334f8b14602191953023111aeb462be4c0a583c14a14af317ff2205fe74d438c96cbf95325dc4d31b18a3a12. Play with color.

Tired of having dishwater brown hair? Add some light pieces! Feel like you need more depth? Richen up that color!  If you’re a blonde already and you’re feeling bold, why not put a temporary vivid color over the top? With color you feel good about, it will make having that in-between length hair so much better. Just make sure not to make too drastic of a color choice that you would want to change again soon. Coloring your hair too much can result in enough damage that you’ll end up having to cut what you just grew!


3. Add bangs.

This one has been a life saver for me on more than one occasion. For those of you that are obsessed with cutting your hair but are desperately trying not to touch the length or again if you’re just bored out of your mind, bangs give a completely different look to any style. And the best part is you can decide how aggressive you want to be with them. Long, short, heavy, blunt, piecey, there are so many options!









4. Have an inspiration board.

This is key for those moments you’re weak. Your friend just got a really cute cut, or your favorite celebrity just chopped her hair. It’s hair and it grows. I’m not going to stop you if you want to change your mind. BUT if you’re really trying to commit yourself, having a board to refer to just might be the reminder you need that long braids, ponys, and beachy waves can soon be yours.


5. Play with your makeup and wardrobe.

One of my favorite things about hair is that by changing it, you can completely transform your look. So what do you do when you can’t change it? Switch up your makeup and your clothes. Wearing fun mascara or a bold lip can more than distract from blah hair! Clothing too! Go more bold with your style. Try a new look you’ve been dying try. You’ll be surprised that by making that extra effort to dress up your face and wardrobe, your hair is ok taking the backseat for the moment.


Do you have any tips that get you through a grow-out phase? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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A Little Shaggy

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Happy Humpday! It’s been a while since my last post, but as promised, I’m revealing the changes I made to my hair. It’s nothing drastic, but it’s just enough to keep me powering through this “boring” stage of my hair.

I mentioned earlier in the year that one of my goals for 2016 is to not color my hair for the entire year. The last time I colored it was November of last year, so I’m currently 5 months color-free. I’ve definitely had some urges, but I’ve managed to push through them. My reason for doing this boils down to the fact that I have darkened and lightened my hair so many times throughout the past 18 years and through my elementary years I had a perm (thanks mom!). Basically I haven’t had virgin hair since I was 2! I just want to give my poor head a rest. Don’t worry though. I’ll be back at it again in 2017!

On top of eliminating color this year, I’m trying to grow my hair long again. It’s torture really. So when I began to be inspired by all the 70’s shags I was seeing, I decided I wanted in.

My face is now framed with shaggy layers. Not too shaggy, just a little. I slightly layered the sides and back of my hair also. As my hair continues to grow out, I think I’ll continue to keep the pieces around my face shorter. Not only do I like it, but it’ll give me something to do while I wait for Rapunzel locks.

xo dré


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| top: similar, | overalls: similar, similar | shoes: similar |

Top Haircut Trends for 2016

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2016 hair styles all have one thing in common: TEXTURE. Whether your hair is long or short, texture is where it’s at.  Most of the cuts you’re seeing have textured piecey layers, framing, or bangs. But even for the blunt lobs that are out there, tousled waves are keeping them with the trend.

There is also a big 70’s influence in hair right now which I’m loving. Middle parts and shaggy layers are very prominent.  I’ve been playing with a middle part again now that my hair has gotten longer, and I even did a little cutting on myself over the weekend! I’ll be sure to share my updated hair with you soon!

Which of these cuts is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! I may even have the chance to make some of you over!

xo dré


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Fringe 2

image image image image image image imageHappy Monday loves! This week I have spring break on my mind because my girls start theirs in 2 days! Let the fun times begin!

Last week I talked about my fringe obsession with you guys, and shared a couple of my latest purchases. The crazy thing is, I did not tell my husband about my current addiction, but apparently he knows me better than I thought! When I arrived home from my shopping extravaganza, he had my birthday present from him waiting for me. He insisted that I open it at once, and much to my delight, I unwrapped these beauties. Did he do good or what?!

Me and my fringe are all ready for spring break! Do you have any plans for the break? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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| top: Uriert | plaid button-down: similar | jeans: Zara | heels: Steve Madden (similar, similar) |


image image image image-8 image image image imageimageI’m a sucker for fringe. Last week I was birthday shopping with my mom and I came across these heels that I’ve been swooning over. I didn’t have to think twice about purchasing them! Then I found these jeans the next day, which are now one of my favorite pairs of denim. They’re soooo comfortable! I’ll most likely be living in my new fringey finds for quite some time.

If you love my fringe, I’ve included the links below so you can get them before they’re gone 🙂

xo dré


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| top: similar | jeans: Zara | heels: Express | bag: similar | necklace: similar |