Cardigan: c/o SheInside | Top: Aritzia | Faux Leather Leggings: Aritzia (love these and these) | Boots: Noul (similar here) | Beanie: H&M (similar here) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Bag: Tory Burch
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a restful, relaxing weekend! We had a bug in our house, and I finally caught it, worst! We are heading to Arizona this Wednesday for a little family vacay and I can’t wait to escape the cold – and hopefully I don’t bring this cold (aka stuffy nose) with me!!
Today’s look is one of my favorites. I have been into simple, but versatile pieces more than ever, and this oversized cardigan from SheInside, is that perfect piece that goes with everything and can be both dressed up, or down. I paired it with these favorite faux leather leggings of mine, booties and a beanie for a fun day-to-day look. Lately, I have been obsessing over basic pieces that can be worn so many ways, can you tell?
Thanks for reading, xo Amaris
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This is my first tutorial ever, so bear with me! I have been asked on multiple occasions what my topknot “secret” is, and to be honest, it is SO simple and achievable! I don’t have very long or thick hair, which is why people (especially those who know me) are so confused at how I achieve such a big and full topknot, well my secret is out – I hope you guys all find it helpful!! Let me know if you have any questions at all. I have also linked some of my favorite hair products I use every day below, so feel free to check them out! For this specific tutorial you will need only a few items, they include an elastic, bobby pins (4-5), dry shampoo, hair spray and a comb (one that can backcomb).
1. After spraying some dry shampoo all over your hair (for some texture and to “dirty” it a bit), tie your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head (make sure you use a comb to smooth it).2. Take thick pieces throughout your ponytail, and start backcombing them (underneath) until you have done your whole ponytail. They can get crazy big, but thats okay, the bigger the backcombing, the bigger the bun. (see.. it’s huge) 3. Take your comb and smooth over the top of the ponytail, just enough that the top layer isn’t fuzzy or too crazy looking. (the smooth part will be the outside of the bun)4. Take your ponytail and in a clockwise motion, wrap it around and tuck the end underneath after it is all the way around (it will be at different parts for different hair lengths)5. Play with the bun a bit, and pull out the sides and top for more volume – after doing that and shaping your bun, start pinning it using bobby pins. 5. After securing your bun with bobby pins (I use about 4), spray the bun with hairspray.6. After the bun is set, take a small comb, and smooth out your hair (mine tends to get fuzzy with the wrapping step – also these baby hairs I have going on don’t help, worst!!). Hair spray it again and you’re done!
Milkshake (leave in conditioner) | Moroccan Oil | BB Thickening Spray | Batiste | Kenra Finishing Spray | Teaser | Pink comb (at any Drugstore)
Sidenote: This is 4 day old hair – meaning it hasn’t been washed, is super super dirty and full of product (aka easier to work with). I typically try to go as long as I can (which is usually not long thanks to my super fine, easily greased hair) – but I find that my topknots always look bigger and better when I have dirty hair. If you are doing this with fresh hair, just spray some dry shampoo on your roots and ends to gritty it up a bit, it just takes that clean feeling away and allows you to achieve a bigger, fuller bun (or so I have found). Comment below with any questions you have and I can hopefully answer them!!
Thanks for reading! xo, Amaris
Vest: Forever21 | Sweater: c/o Sheinside | Distressed Jeans: J.Crew (Old, similar here and here) | Pumps: Steve Madden | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunnies: Zara (love these) | Watch: Michael Kors
Happy Wednesday everyone! It has been a bit of an off week for us over here – hence my lack of presence on the blog, but we are finally getting back into the swing of things! This look is all about the textures! It is fun to play around with different textures when layering. This Sheinside sweater is perfect for layering – they have so many to choose from too! I stayed extra warm in this ensemble for a little date day my hubs and I went on. I have been all about a neutral pallet lately and it definitely shows – usually I play it up with a fun bold lip, but I left my lipstick I had planned on wearing at home, dang it! I love a simple look, played up with a few textures that is timeless and perfect for day or night!
Thanks for stopping by!
There are many ways to spice up an outfit, including a bold lip or a fun hat – but another way I absolutely adore is by adding a pair of cute glasses. Warby Parker has this covered, they provide a gorgeous selection of glasses that anyone would love to wear. The fact that they are so stylish is not even the best part.. it’s that for every pair sold, money is donated to their nonprofit partners who provide Warby Parker eyeglasses to those in need! Trained professionals in developing countries are then able to give eye exams, and find the perfect glasses for those who need them, sold at a cheap cost – to read why they don’t just give their glasses away, read more here.
Their newest spring line has some of my favorites – It makes me want to take that eye exam again that I have been putting off just to order myself a new pair! I am loving these ones here as well as these! The unique shapes and styles they provide are refreshing and fun! Wearing glasses doesn’t have to be boring – they can change your entire look and add a little something. So if you are in need of a new pair of specs – or know someone who is, be sure to check out the beautiful new Spring selection from Warby Parker!
Jacket (love this one too) | Sweater | Jeans | Booties (love these too) | Hat | Bag
Let’s talk about this crazy weather we have been having – yes pretty for some photos, but seriously I was freezing my butt off the entire time taking photos. The snow-friendly boots went right back on after shooting this, my toes were numb! And now the snow is already melting and everything is brown again, yuck!
Anyways, I have been getting back to the basics in my closet lately. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or the constant need for a coat, but everything I have been wearing lately has felt super cozy and neutral. This is the simplest of simple looks: turtleneck, jeans, booties and a hat (to cover up my bad hair day). Sometimes it feels nice to go back to the basics. I played up this look with my new fav Mackage bag (that seriously autocorrected to “Package” three times, gee!). But seriously about this bag, I am obsessed and my hubby picked this gem out for Christmas for me, with the help of a lovely lady at Nordstrom of course;). I can say it’s been on repeat lately and you’ll be seeing it in a lot more posts!
Sweater: Zara (old, similar here) | Overalls: Sold out, similar here | Top: Joe fresh (old, similar here) | Boots: J.Crew | Beanie: H&M (in store)
Happy Wednesday loves, I hope you are all easing back into your routines and real life again after the holidays, I know in our house we are struggling bad doing this!! All of this snow (as shown above) came WAY late – I expected it for Christmas, but got it now instead. It has made me want to stay inside snuggling in bed watching Netflix all day!! Please tell me I am not alone!!
Anyways, about this outfit that so many of you loved on my instagram.. I typically am a blue-jean anything kind of girl, I throw on a pair of skinnies and they work great with anything. I decided I have been stuck in a rut wearing plain old skinnies, so I pulled out these bad boys aka my overalls! I love how they changed up my typical look, and made it more fun! Sometimes the slightest tweak to an outfit can change the whole look. I know some people are on the fence when it comes to the overall trend making its way back, which side of the fence are you on? Yay or nay to overalls making a comeback?
Bed: Restoration Hardware | Bedding: Anthropologie | Throw: Anthropologie | Lampshade: Anthropologie (old, love this one) | Frames: Vintage | Tray: Vintage | Mugs: Anthropologie | Rhino Stuffy: Anthropologie | Big Rabbit: Maileg | Mini Rabbit: Maileg |Bambi: Darling Clementine | Jammies: Carter’s
As many of you can tell if you follow me on Instagram, I am more than slightly obsessed with my little bestie. Being the New Year, I decided I wanted to incorporate her more into my blog as a way of also documenting her as she grows (just as I did when I was pregnant). As she reaches almost 9 months old, I am shocked at how fast time has flown by since she was born. I find myself living in the moments each day with her, but then also realizing how they are so quickly fleeting and I can never get them back. This was last Sunday morning – and what almost every morning looks like for us. They are filled with laughter, slobbery kisses and the best snuggles. I look forward to this time with her so much that some days I wake up and just watch her baby monitor until she is awake.
Things I want to remember of Addi at 8.5 months old: she is nearly ready to crawl – she literally gets up on her knees to go but then collapses to an army crawl when she wants to get something. She is always smiling and scrunching her little nose. She sings along when I do, and loves to say “ra ra ra” while making the cutest lip pout. She gives the most slobbery kisses – ten in a row. She got her first tooth the day after Christmas and will chew on anything and everything.
I want to be in every stage forever as each they come, but then I feel the same about each new one she enters. If motherhood has shown me anything, it is love in the most pure way possible. I hope you’re all having a beautiful week, thanks for reading!
ps. let me know in the comments below what other things you’d like to see on my blog! They can be more baby, fashion, home decor, beauty, hair tutorials – anything, just let me know!