Olaplex Dream Hair

  

Yesterday was my spring hair change up. I took my ombré to a full blonde and Erin at Main Street Hair Studio did a great job. I am scissor phobic these days, so Erin suggested the Olaplex treatment. I was anticipating normal deep conditioner results, but boy was I wrong! 

I’ve been dying my hair since I was 17 and the treatment made my hair feel like it did before all of the color changes. Pretty great if you ask me! 

For the locals, check out Main Street Hair Studio, and those of you not check out Olaplex and ask your local salons! 

It’s almost Friday, friends! Hope you have a great day! 

Where the Sidewalk Ends: With Willow

  

  

So taking outfit selfies requires the ability to contort, or four arms. I have neither and thankfully to this point Minh has been my saving grace. Bear with me today.

It’s pretty yucky here, so Willow and I had a relatively short stroll. I struggled for a long time wearing these pants because I thought people in the town I live in would look at me like I’m crazy, and maybe they do, but I love them and they are actually pretty practical when it’s cold and wet.

They are vegan leather, which is the new, far more sofisticated sounding “pleather” that I used to sport in the early 2000’s. Because of that, they’re water resistent (who needs rain boots when you have vegan leather?) and basically like walking around in a trash bag (that equals warm). I also really appreciate the affordability. Leather pants start at a price point of $250 which is really a splurge. I paired these guys with a western inspired chambray dress (similar shirt here). It softens the look, making it more accessible; Throw on some sneaks and it’s pretty darn comfortable!

Imperfect details

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I have always been partial to an interactive dinner table. In my opinion, there’s no better ice breaker than sitting down and having to communicate with people who you may never have met or that you know very well and have them pass, cut, pour or hold for you.

I am also a huge advocate for imperfect perfection. So often, we see dinner tables set and it looks like everything is plastic. I love different textures, mixing old and new and maybe leaving the tarnish on an old silver coffee pot for some natural, flawed beauty (ever thought of what mercury glass looks like: tarnished silver).

On this table, I’ve used items from around the house that weren’t intended for a dinner table. For instance, the “champagne bucket” was on the mantle in Elliot’s nursery. I washed it out, filled it with ice and repurposed it rather than going out and buying something that met the color scheme I wanted to go with. I also wanted some egg details to make it seasonal; instead of purchasing the eight dollar fake eggs (that was per egg), I got some white eggs from the market for under two dollars, Easter egg dye kit for one dollar and made them match my color scheme! They add to the interactive table as they can be peeled and eaten and are a custom-made element (and for those of you with children old enough, a fun afternoon activity).

I hope that this table inspires you to look around your house for things that you can use to make a table scape work. It may take a little more effort and creativity, but at the end of the day you’ll have a unique and engaging table for the holiday season!