Figured it was about time to follow up my original Outtakes post, because I just have too many of these not to share them..

For me, the most common – eye’s awkwardly not open..


Double Time.._1280648

Eyes awkwardly not open + Mid Hair Flip.._1280776

Mid…attempt to sit?


Getting photo bombed.._1290030

The not so graceful side of yoga..


And the failed attempt to capture movement.._1290452

Have a lovely Tuesday, Everyone!

 Not news – but a list of

’29 Things That Will Make you Grin Like an Idiot No Matter How Bad Your Day is Going’

Just look at it, it’s worth it, I promise :)


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Despite this past weekend being of the holiday variety (for some), it was a pretty productive one for me. If you follow me on Instagram (or just read the title of this post), you might know that Paul and I started an ‘urban garden’ this weekend. We have everything from ferns and flowers, to herbs and peppers. Neither of us know much about gardening, but we wanted to make the patio a little more inviting since the weather is finally nice enough to for us to sit outside. As far as the actual plants go – cross your fingers for us, this should be interesting.._1320083This is the third time I’ve worn 10 Dollar Mall on the blog (also seen here and here). I have to be honest, when they offered to send me products to review I didn’t have high hopes. They literally have thousands of items on their website, so finding things that I liked took a little more time than I would’ve preferred, but, when the package arrived I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. The items are much better quality than I had expected, definitely nicer quality than Forever 21 and H&M and I’ve received compliments on all three items I’ve worn from them. If you’re looking for cheap, trendy items to add to your closet and have the extra time to browse the pages, checking out 10 Dollar Mall would be a good place to start.


Top: UO // Skirt: c/o 10 Dollar Mall // Necklace: Thrifted_1320117

p.s. I also added new items to my store over the weekend :)

How was your weekend?

William Winslow is not your average 8-year-old. While most kids spend their free time playing tag or riding bikes, this second-grader at A.B. Combs Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., has a more philanthropic hobby: He fights childhood hunger in his community. This year alone, William’s food drive collected enough food and money to keep at least 16 kids fed for an entire year, check out how he does it here.


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Keep Calm and Blog On


I can be pretty obsessed with my hair. In the past I’ve even been paranoid about my hair falling out, and thought I noticed when every individual strand broke off or fell out. I know, it’s trivial, and narcissistic. I’ve been working on it..


As a result of the aforementioned obsession, I used to just not cut my hair. I’d go six months or more without a trim. Add that to the fact that I color it all the time – I had some pretty damaged/split ends. When I went to get my hair cut last week, I had to go much shorter than I had anticipated. Missing my hair, and seeing various other bloggers rock extensions (like this one), made me decide I needed to give the whole extension thing another try (yes, I’ve tried them out in the past)..


EnterLuxy Hair. I reached out to them about their products and the girls were SO nice. They offered to send me a set of the 120 Gram Strawberry Blonde Extensions and said it was ‘up to me if I wanted to do a review’ – what? The girls are not only super sweet and provide personalized support to their customers, they also have an amazing Youtube channel with dozens of hair tutorials you can watch for inspiration.


The extensions themselves are super soft and really do blend with my hair (something I was nervous about – reddish hair can be tough). I can’t even feel the clips and they hide well under my thin hair (I’ve had trouble in the past with the extension clips sticking out – so tacky). I think my favorite thing about them though is that they’re lightweight – I was definitely nervous that I’d feel like they were pulling down on my real hair.


I’ve been wearing them pretty much nonstop for the past six days (also worn on the blog here and here :), and I’m obsessed. If you’re in the market for extensions, or just interested in trying out something new, definitely check out Luxy.

Have you ever, or would you ever try extensions?


Marc Fucarile and Jen Regan were in the midst of planning their wedding when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Fucarile was gravely injured in the attacks, breaking his spine and losing his right leg. He was the last of the survivors to leave the hospital after a 100-day stay. On April 17, 2014 — just a little over a year later — the couple was able to tie the knot at Fenway Park, how romantic? Read more here.


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