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When I think of summer footwear, I think of Soludos. From sandals to smoking slippers to espadrilles, there’s a perfect pair for everyone. With the playful and colorful designs, it’s hard not to get more than one pair. Light and comfy, I’ve worn my classic stripe sandals all summer long…
Now that we are in the thick of summer, combat those hot days with an easy one-piece romper. Stick with neutrals for the outfit and punch everything up with colorful accessories…such as this peach-orange clutch. You’re good to go!
A neutral, striped dress and heels…perfect to take you from work to happy hour!
As you saw from this post, I recently cut my hair short and also brightened my locks with some color. Maintaining highlights can be an expensive ‘hobby’ (touch-ups recommended around every 3 months), so I was on the lookout for high quality color-safe shampoos and conditioners. My hair salon recommended Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger shampoo. I’ve only used it once or twice now and so far, so good. This moisturizing shampoo is great for color-treated hair (doesn’t tangle hair) and the smell is heavenly. A little goes a long way — use a few pea-sized amounts and add water to lather into your hair. After showering, I use a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and my hair is good to go for a couple of days.
I like switching shampoos every few days so that my fine hair does not get used to one shampoo/conditioner. I did some research and bought the Nexxus Color Assure set from Target. The verdict? Love! Good lather and very moisturizing. I also follow-up with the Color Assure leave-in conditioner spray.
There you have it…two hair care products currently in rotation. Let me know in the comments below if you have any good color-safe hair products that you recommend!
River Island Navy Shirt Dress
Now that I am back at work, I’m craving shirt dresses — so easy to wear and style. Navy is the perfect color to pair with various shoes and jewelry!
Today I’m sharing some recent photos posted on Instagram (espressowithem). Our little family hosted some out of town relatives and also took a short road trip down to Los Angeles. With the warm (actually, quite hot) weather in SoCal and all the moving/packing of baby luggage, I chose versatile pieces to take me from day to night. Shorts and easy breezy tops were on rotation all throughout our mini-vacation. With the recent J. Crew sales, I picked up two amazing pairs of shorts that I literally wore all weekend. Hope you’re having a great week thus far!
1st Photo: Top – Zara (old) / Shorts – J. Crew (here) / Shoes – Soludos
2nd & 3rd Photos: Top – Anthropologie (here) / Shorts – J. Crew (here) / Shoes – Soludos
Happy 1st of July! Can you believe we are starting a brand new month already? Today also marks the first day I return to work from my maternity leave. Four months have definitely flown by fast. So much personal growth happened in these four months as I learn more about myself as a new mom and wife (and the emotional roller coasters that go with this!). It’s bittersweet as I end my ‘full-time mom’ mode and ease back into work. It’s true that becoming a mom really changes you and changes that way you think about things.
This month I’m looking forward to a (hopefully) smooth transition for baby and finding a happy medium between work and family (knowing that there’s no perfect work-life balance). I’m also looking forward to some upcoming weekend trips with my little family. What are you all looking forward to in July? Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Now that summer is full bloom, anyone have any fun weekend getaways planned? Some Wednesday outfit inspiration for you!
A white lace top makes a great match with a denim skirt.
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From my previous posts, you’ll see I’ve had long hair for the last 6 months. Knowing that I would be dealing with a newborn and have zero time to style my hair each day (so true), I grew my hair long so that I could easily pull it up into a ponytail. It was a good idea for a while. I soon discovered it took extra time to wash and dry my hair (for those days that I did wash it). Also, once the baby became aware of his hands and fingers, he started to grab and tug at my long strands. Since summer is upon us, I decided it was time for a hair cut and style change.
et voila, we have the long the bob! It’s a great length for those who want to dabble with short hair but don’t want to go all the way to a short bob. The long bob is getting a lot of attention this season and you’ll see many celebrities going for this shorter style.
It feels refreshing to have short hair, will take me seconds to wash it, and the styling is easy. The fun part was getting some highlights — a little bit of caramel highlights running through the top half of my hair. My stylist also gave me a bit of ombre highlights in the back.
There you have it. A shorter, brighter look for the new season!