I admit that this silk cami is not the most practical purchase that I've ever made, but it is a good break from my usual type of tops. It's fun to have something like this in the closet to wear for a special night out.
Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m going to answer some of the most common questions that I get about my extensions. So here we go.
1. Why did you want extensions?
I honestly never thought about getting them until I started this blog. If you look back at the blog posts from the beginning you’ll notice that I would usually style my hair in a tight low pony, a no nonsense kind of look. Once I started to meet other bloggers I quickly realized that most of the celebrities/top bloggers who have the most amazing lust worthy locks are actually wearing extensions.
2. Clip ins or tape?
I didnt want anything permanent, so I decided to start with clip in extensions. There’s a blogger who has killlller hair (The Barefoot Blonde). I knew she had her own hair extension line, Barefoot Blonde Hair. Her company has consultants who will help match your hair color and eventually place your order. If the color does not match perfectly, you can return it or exchange them for a different color. I was very pleased with the product and wore them only when taking photos for the blog. The downside was the time it took to put them in, then style my hair. More hair, more time. Curling the clip in extensions and getting ready for pictures was taking way too much time. I dreaded getting ready. I knew I needed to find a different solution or completely do away with the whole I want gorgeous long hair way of thinking.
3. Where do you go to get extensions?
Darlene at ERA salon is the only person I trust with these things so it only made sense to go to her. She helped me choose the color and the length.
4. How long does it take to put them in?
The tape in extensions took about an hr to put in. Of course it took a little more time on top of that to cut them just a bit. I didn’t want the length to be drastically different than my real hair. I’ll get them longer each time.
5. Do they hurt?
No. I’m all for looking good, but if it hurts you can count me out.
6. Can you wash your hair like normal?
Yes and no. There are certain hair products that cannot be used on extensions. Almost all of my hair products that I already had can still be used with the extensions. You cannot let your hair air dry because it can be damaging to your hair, the part that is attached to the tape.
7. Do you style your hair the same now that you have extensions?
No. My natural hair is pretty straight, extremely fine, and took about two minutes to dry. No brush (while drying) needed. Sometimes I would let it air dry, spray some product in, and still look put together. With the extensions I HAVE to dry it with a round brush. The extensions have more body than my natural hair, which means I can’t dry my hair all at once anymore. I have to section it off and dry it using a round brush. I sucked the first time I tried doing this, but I’m getting better thank goodness.
8. How often do you have to take them out?
Every 4-5 weeks. I went five weeks the first time, which was way too long. I scheduled the next appointment four weeks out.
Having extensions requires more time (styling and at the salon) but so far I’m pleased with the process/outcome. It just depends what you want. I can grow my hair out, but the truth is that it’s too fine to ever look the way I want it to once it gets long enough. If you have any questions that I didn’t go over in this post let me know! I promise I don’t mind answering them.
I first saw this polka dot top online from Saks. The brand is LPA, which they also carry at Revolve. At that time I didn't know much about the brand, so I was wondering whether or not it would be as cute in person. Most of the LPA items are a little on the sexy side but here are a few options that aren’t too showy:
If you're looking for a polka dot piece, check out these favorites of mine:
Free People and Anthropologie are owned by the same company. Before this winter I would say that I was more of an Anthropologie girl. Free People can be a little too bohemian for me (think crop tops and sheer dresses haha). Anthropologie is less festival. I just realized that I’ve featured more Free People on the blog lately than Anthro. They have great sweaters, scarves, jackets, shoes, and beanies. Maybe the tides are turning and I’m becoming one of those festival types haha.
This sky scraper sweater is different than anything in my closet. It’s too cold right now to wear it without anything underneath, which is why I’ll be pairing it with my new long sleeve crop top. Once it warms up a bit I’ll show you how to style it without the long sleeves underneath. You could wear it with jeans but I was feeling sassy and wanted to wear it with my Marc Jacobs purple pants. Hope y’all have a great week!
I just listened to the following message on Pride:
Something I struggle with. I used to never take notes during sermons, and what's worse is that I would secretly judge those who did (she's such an over achiever/she's just doing that to look good). Now I sit here on a Sunday morning listening to a message on Pride and taking notes to share with you. Oh the Lord...and the ways that he works. God is good.
Today's post has some big ticket items. Hey, a girl can dream. I hear about this hot item all the time here in Dallas:
How cool and crazy is this dress!?
I was waiting for this velvet jacket to go on sale at Neiman Marcus, but it sold out before I could order one for myself.
I know this is basic, but I'm looking for a black scarf. I'm loving all of these: