Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Gatsby Style

I'm going to share a little secret with you. I didn't watch The Great Gatsby up until recently and it wasn't a re-run at the theater or even on a nice flat screen tv. It was a freebie on an airplane. Shameful, I know. But better late than never!

Being a huge fan of Baz Luhrman, it's a wonder it took me so long to soak in the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20's but boy was this movie stunning or what?! I mean, seriously. There's just so much visual inspiration to pull from here and my heart has been stuck with the idea since.

With my birthday coming up this weekend (December 14th! Woo!), I knew I wanted to have a Gatsby-themed party. (If you follow my 2nd channel From Jen on Youtube you'll get to catch a glimpse of during Vlogmas since I'm vlogging everyday until Christmas. Lots of no-makeup Jen and onesies over there.) so I wanted to share a bit of fashion eye-candy that I've been getting googly-eyed over.

Whether you are attending a 20's themed fete or just want to look extra glamorous for a holiday party, here are some gorgeous (and modern) dresses and accessories to consider:

Readers, do you have a particular style in mind for the holidays? What do you think of 20's style? I'd love to hear what you think in the comments!

Friday, November 14, 2014

TUTORIAL | How To Fake Short Hair (Faux Bob)

Hey guys! I'm taking a break from my diligent and incessant search of kitchen faucets* to bring you a fun hair tutorial if you're wanting to play around with a new look. *Seriously, there are so many metal finishes I never considered and the kitchen reno JUST BEGAN and has already taken over my life and eardrums.

New life change? CHOP IT OFF! That may be your gut reaction, but there's no need to weep whilst grasping disembodied strands on the salon floor. Just test out the look to see if you love it first. ;)

Video tutorial and 360° pics below! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Our BIG Move!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a bit of a life update. Drumroll please... We have just moved into a new (to us) house! It's the first time my husband and I have purchased a place for ourselves so we are ecstatic and very, very overwhelmed with everything that comes with owning a home for the first time in our lives. Seriously there are So. Many. New. Things. that you have to learn in the entire process but I am so glad to finally be out of our old apartment and into new beginnings.

That being said, we are also swimming in mountains of boxes as well as installing washer dryers (Our own! Yay!), repairing hot water heaters (Cold showers! Oh no!), painting walls, and hiring contractors on top of simply unpacking and getting settled.

I'll still be releasing a brand new video on Saturday but in the meantime posts may be a little more irregular than usual. My poor, ripped up nails just couldn't make it for Manicure Monday, nevermind the fact that all my polish is packed up. Where is my beloved glass nail file again?

I'm seriously excited to jump into some remodeling and decorating as we flesh out each room, so I hope you beloved blog readers are ready for some interior design eye candy in the future. Is this what it means to be an adult? Spending your free time dreaming of HGTV shows and the perfect oversized, reclaimed wood dining table? It's so dreamy though.

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