Wednesday, March 25, 2015
When I read the Into The Gloss article on Kim Karashian's hair routine, I was greatly intrigued.....

"For my hair, I don’t wash it every day. We start out with a blowout on day one, then we go into a messier vibe the next day, and then we flat iron it and do a really sleek look on day three since that requires a little oil in the hair. Day four could be a slicked-back ponytail, and on the fifth day is when you wash it." 

Say what you want about her, girlfriend always looks put together so it's worth a read. I've always heard it wasn't good for your hair to wash it everyday, but my stick straight, fine hair tends to get lifeless if I don't. Matching a hair style to where you're at in your washing cycle sounded like a strategy that might actually work for me though. I was very curious if I'd see a difference in my hair health. Here's what happened....

Day 1:  I applied leave in conditioner and heat protectant and rough dried my hair. Then I curled  with a 1/4 inch clipless curling iron in an effort to create Kate Hudson-esque curls. I deem this moderately successful, my hair is feeling clean, life is good.

Day 2: I can still get behind day 2 because it's the messy day and I'm great at not brushing my hair. Sometimes I like to think I can pull off that cool, undone Sienna Miller look (that's how it goes in my mind at least). I added some Bumble & Bumble sea salt spray . Still feeling good.

Day 3: is suppose to be the sleek look. My hair felt oily to me, but I powered through. I also took this picture at the airport after a 24 hour trip to Seattle where I didn't bring any dry shampoo so that would have helped (I like Garnier's dry shampoo). Hair shininess is one of my main goals here and I notice it definitely looks much shinier than normal. 

Day 4: is the slicked back pony. The oil doesn't bother me as much as day 3 as your hair must be this oily for the look, which made it feel intentional, which helped me mentally deal with oily hair. 

Final Verdict:  I really liked this approach and noticed a tangible difference in my hair!  It felt softer and shinier than before, which I wasn't even expecting after my first try (thought I would do this for weeks writing a post). I also hate doing my hair so having this plan helped make it seem like minimal effort. I'll definitely continue adapting to this new way of life and will share another update soon.

So what do you guys think, do you already wash your hair less and this is old news or are you excited to try this?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sandro romea dress (purchased in store @ Bloomingdale's SF), Gladys Tamez hat (purchased at Alicia's store Syllabus), Mansur Gavriel large bucket bag, Sergio Rossi heels (similar here and more affordable here)

So happy it's officially spring (and that it feels it in San Francisco)! It's that time of year when I invest in one dress I really love so I can wear it to all the special occasions warm weather "hero dress" for the season. You can see last year's hero dress here (worn to wine country, weddings, polo etc).  This was the first spring dress I tried on and it was game over. I love the striking yellow color and well placed cut outs- it feels contemporary, but still elegant. French brands are so great at striking that balance.

This is how I styled my dress for its debut in LA last weekend (pictures here on my Instagram). It was perfect for a beautiful brunch in Malibu overlooking the water at Geoffrey's ( an old favorite, grew up going to brunch there) and then to Malibu Wine (head to Napa if you want wine lol). I'll share new ways I style the dress throughout the season in upcoming posts.

Hope you have a great Monday! I'm posting Wed. & Fri too, so see you later :)

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