It’s officially Summer here in Arizona! The high was 98 today and we took the cover off the pool yesterday. I absolutely love it. Moving from Mississippi, this place feels like a vacation location. My mom was telling me today how sad she’ll be when we move because it always looks so beautiful in pictures on snapchat. She’s right and I think I need to convince AJ to find his next job on the west coast because I don’t think I could handle moving anywhere else.

Speaking of which, I was so excited to wear this top because I thought it was so cute and casual. Needless to say, I was getting so hot while snapping these pictures that I had to change once we were done. The material is a lot thicker than you’d expect! It wear so comfortably though, so if you’re still experiencing the transition into warmer weather then I’d definitely recommend it.

STRIPED TOP (comes in 3 colors) / similar | JEANS  / similar | BOOTIES (20% off!) | LV PM TOTE / similar | LIP LINER (dervish) | LIPSTICK (mehr) | NAILS (hi maintenance)

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Prom is coming up and I’ve had so many requests for hair tutorials! I always post updos so I wanted to change things up and post something new. Last week I shared a simple half up style that I think would be so pretty for prom and today’s tutorial is this sideswept style! What other hairstyles would you love to see? I feel like I ask that a lot but I get so many good ideas whenever I do! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Braided Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Supplies:

Braided Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side though you could part it on the left if you prefer that more.
  • Step 2 / Now divide off a section of hair at the middle of the back of the head and clip down the hair on both sides. We’re creating three braids so you just want to make sure to keep the hair separated.
  • Step 3 / At this point I went ahead and clipped in two hair extension wefts to add a bit of extra length and thickness to this hairstyle. You can still achieve this style without them so you can skip this step if you prefer.
  • Step 4 / Now divide off a section of hair at the crown and split this piece into three sections.
  • Step 5 / Begin a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand while adding in hair on both sides.
  • Step 6 / Continue the french braid down the back of the head and stop bringing in new hair when it lines up with the ears.
  • Step 7 / Then braid a few more stitches of the braid and slide a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t come loose.
  • Step 8 / Now create another french braid with the left section of hair. Add in new hair until it reaches the ear. Then braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 9 / Now create a third french braid down the right side of the head. Curve the braid around the nape of the neck, following under the middle braid.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 10 / Once hair is brought in from the left side, stop adding in new hair and just braid a few more stitches of the braid. Then slide a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 11 / Now take the right braid and lay it over the middle braid.
  • Step 12 / Pin it in place with several bobby pins. You can use as many as you need for this because it’s important to make sure it feels nice and tight so it doesn’t fall loose.
  • Step 13 / Then take the left braid and lay it over the middle braid. Create a gap in the right braid and pull the left braid through the gap.
  • Step 14 / Then slide in a bobby pin so the braid stays in place.
  • Step 15 / Next take a small section of hair and wrap it around all of the hair.
  • Step 16 / Wrap a clear elastic band over all of the hair, including the ends of the wrapped piece. This is what will hold the wrapped piece in place as well as the rest of the hair so the braids don’t unravel.
  • Step 17 / Then gently loosen the wrapped piece so it’s softer and less obvious where it’s been tied.
  • Step 18 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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Ponytails are such a great go-to hairstyle. They’re quick, easy, and get all of your hair up and out of the way. I really, really love them. In fact, I find myself wearing them way more often than I’d like to admit.

A few weeks back I posted a picture of this hairstyle on instagram and received so many requests for a tutorial. I thought I’d quickly throw one together and while I recreating it, realized I was feeling a lot more pressure to make it cleaner than I had for the instagram pic. I always feel like I can make an instagram pic more breezy and loose but that’s what’s so great about hair! It’s so easy to slightly alter a look to make it fit your own personal style. Whether it’s smooth and sleek or casual and carefree, it can be tweaked to fit whatever vibe you’re going for that day.

Everyday Flip Twist Ponytail Supplies:

Everyday Flip Twist Ponytail Instructions:

Prep: I curled all of my hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron before starting and added in 4 single clip extensions.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where your normally prefer; mine is slightly off-center towards the left. Next divide off a triangle shape section from the part about an inch above the left ear. Twist this section together towards the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Now divide off a similar size section on the right side of the head. Twist the section together and bring it towards the back of the head. This can be kind of tricky but it’s doable with concentration.
  • Step 3 / Tie the two twists together with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Now flip the tail up and around the elastic band to tighten the twists. Then go back over them, gently pulling on the twists to make them a little fuller. You can go nuts and make them more big and loose if you’d like.
  • Step 5 / Combine the rest of the hair together and tie it into a ponytail with a hair band, directly underneath the flipped section.
  • Step 6 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band. Pin it in place with a bobby pin.
  • Step 7 / Extra step: I back combed the base of my ponytail to make it fuller and set everything with hairspray.

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I used to think there was nothing I could do about my dry skin. It was always so frustrating to look down at my hands and see and feel how dry they were. I can’t even tell you how many times I would slip on a dress and be on my way to a social event only to realize my legs were flaky and dry. My skin has definitely changed as I’ve gotten older and finding the perfect solution for curing my uncooperative dry skin has always been a priority.

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Pulling on a dress is one of the easiest 10 second outfit. I love wearing them in the Spring when the weather starts to warm up. They are so easy to throw on and go and I can’t help but always be on the lookout for cute new silhouettes. I love the color of this one and love that it cinches at the waist. It’s comfortable but also casual enough to wear during the day. Pairing it with some cute booties is such an easy way to dress it up a bit. I already know this dress will be on repeat this coming season.

RED DRESS | BOOTIES (available in all sizes!) | MICRO TOTE (similar \ also love!) | SUNGLASSES ($16!) | CAMISOLE | LIP LINER (dervish) | LIPSTICK (mehr)

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