I just started catching up on my favorite junk TV addiction and I can’t help but notice how fabulous everyone’s hair looks on The City. Straight, wavy, up, down. It all looks good. I feel like I’ve gotten into a hair rut lately and these styles are great inspiration to change it up a little. If making it is tough in New York, try battling Florida humidity on a daily basis. Good hair here is good hair anywhere!
I don’t think I can ever get enough black & white. It’s the definition of classic and can be done in endless combinations, prints and styles. Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf always dresses so ladylike and this outfit is no exception. This top could be recycled for years and still be fresh each time. Blouses have been at the top of my list lately and this black and white Alexander McQueen houndstooth version is right up there. I love it with the Brooks Brothers skirt and I could definitely see myself sporting this look to work. So cute and you know the top just wouldn’t have the same effect if were any other color combination.
Photo: Giovanni Rufino/The CW (2) via InStyle
I’ve been noticing more and more sheer fabrics lately around the neckline. At first, I wasn’t a fan, but now it’s growing on me. It’s a ladylike way to wear a more revealing top and still be somewhat covered up. Just think of it as sophisticated ice skater apparel without the glitter, sequins or hideous white boots.
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Isla Fisher wore a pretty green version by Stella McCartney with sheer white on top to contrast the green lace print:
And for a little more laid-back look, Urban Outfitters never fails:
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If the new fashions on the upcoming season of Gossip Girl are any indication, the rest of this year (at least) will be all about mixing and matching. Check out all the different looks here: brights mixed with brights, sporty mixed with dressy, brown and black together (it’s true!), multiple textures and much heavier necklaces. It takes just a little creativity and makes for a lot of fun.
Photo: Vallenilla; PacificCoastNewsOnline via JustJared
Yes, I’m still watching Gossip Girl episodes! I can’t get enough of all the fun fashions, as much of a guilty pleasure it might be. My favorite was Blair’s retro cool look here. I want it all, but I especially love the dress and necklace combo. Classic but fresh.
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For a little more casual everyday look, I could definitely sport this Jennifer Behr headband. It’s a bit nautical but still pretty and feminine — the perfect style!
Lately, I’ve been a bit more in the curly hair mood what with all the rain and humidity. Anyone with naturally curly hair knows humidity is not your friend and rain is about as threatening as a giant snake. With that said, I wanted to make life a little easier during the rainy days, so I pulled my trusty Hai Rod out from the bottom of my hair drawer and put it to work with my current hair idol Vanessa Hudgens in mind. “What is a Hai Rod
?”, you might ask.
This is it:
If you hold it upside down with the skinny end toward the bottom, you just wrap your hair around it, hold for a few seconds then let go. You’re left with one perfect Vanessa Hudgens curl. It takes about half the time as a regular curling iron and heats up to over 400 degrees in just a few seconds. This thing is like a magic wand. See? It’s really not that hard to get hair like Vanessa. You just need the right tools.
VHud Photos: vanessa-hudgens.org
I can only imagine life with perfect Barbie-blonde hair like Julianne’s that does exactly what I want it to do (and stays). She probably never worries what the humidity percentage of the day is. That’s the life!
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I’m not sure I’d ever have the guts to chop my hair off, but if I did, I think I’d want it to look a little something like Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. It has just enough texture and a great swoop in front. Maybe I could sport that after all!
It doesn’t get much better than Gossip Girl style and the episode last week featured queen bee Blair in a fabulous black and white coat. The only thing better? Pairing it with a bright red bag.
By the way, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Photo: Gossip Girl Insider
If you watched the premiere of The City last night on MTV, I’m sure you noticed the perfection that was Olivia Palermo’s hair. There was not one strand out of place and her version of Whitney’s side twists is a little more put together. Just buy a pack of those little butterfly clips, part your hair in the middle, curl repeatedly and pin back a small front section on each side. I highly recommend a ceramic curling iron like this Chi, instead of a metal one. We can only hope the result will be close to Miss Olivia’s glorious tresses. Throw in a little Blair Waldorf attitude and wardrobe and the look is complete.
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