Posts Tagged ‘accessories’


written by Jaclyn R. Johnson, post designed by Eunice Chun

The neon trend kicked off when every editor under the sun was carrying their Cambridge Satchel Company electric messenger bag (you all know the one!). Now the trend has moved into hair accessories, nail polish, socks, shoes, you name it! As such, we have put together a must-have list of neon items that are all under $75. Why under  $75? I believe that one should always splurge on classic pieces and go cheaper on trends (like neon, navajo, etc.). That being said, here are my picks:

Bottoms: Rag and Bone is making the hottest neon jeans out there (hands down) but I have to say TOPSHOP is coming in a close second and they are under $75!  Also on the radar and currently in my closet are the Sparkle & Fade neon minis at Urban, they are amazingly flattering and perfect for summer!

Accessories: I absolutely love this Neon Box Chain Necklace from Forever 21 only $10 and these hot pink neon socks from Topshop would look adorable paired with a summer wedge! I love the combination of the clear crystals and the bright neon ribbon in this piece and one of my fav online jewelry shop’s, Bauble Bar, has some amazing pieces including these adorable neon studs!  I am also a big fan of the neon bra trend (of course paired with a loose tank!). Lastly, a neon belt is a must have for the summer since it can add pop to any and all outfits.

Shoes: Neon shoes are showing major promise!  I think these super casual and fun neon VANS are perfect to pair with a floral summer dress! And these adorable Dolce Vita hot pink with metallic detail sandals look far more expensive then their $69 price tag and are definitely a must have.

Voila! You are all set! Nab a few of these neon items and you are sure to be on trend for the summer season!

Check out more from Jaclyn Johnson over on her blog “Some Notes on Napkins”!


photos and post design: Kristin Ess

This updo/chignon was kind of a random discovery for short hair. My gorgeous client Katie, who has a long bob, was sitting in my chair and this happened so we thought we’d snap some photos and share since we get a lot of requests for short hair styles! (more…)


TREND HUNTING: We’ve always loved hardware detail on clothing, but what do we think about showing your pretty pins on purpose? It’s kind of cool we think. Would you be excited to see this become a trend?


photo: Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images  post designed by bri emery

It’s pretty safe to say that Michelle Williams, Halle Berry and Ginnifer Goodwin currently take the cake in the short hair competition. But just like Mia Farrow, Edie Sedgewick and the many, many pixies before them, it’s important to find ways to switch it up. Here are some suggestions on how you can keep that cropped cut fresh:

~Products: TRY THEM ALL! Go into Ulta or Sephora or your local salon and ask questions. Every short haircut reacts differently to product depending on the natural texture, and when you put it on. One product can look totally different when applied to damp hair vs. dry hair. Try matte pomades that have no shine, then try regular pomades that do have shine. Try pastes, spray waxes, control creams, you can even try hand lotion. Product is your best friend when it comes to short hair and you have to be a little bit of a Goldie Locks to find the one that’s just right. It’s what gives you the most versatility and milage with a short haircut.

~Parting: Changing your part is so much fun with short hair. Perfect example here and here. It’s a great remedy for boredom. If you have a stubborn cowlick in front, blow dry it the other way right when you get out of the shower for more control. Also, try parting your hair on the diagonal. Start with a deep side part and then split the hair diagonally. This will keep your hair feeling balanced and not too side heavy.

~Slick it! Call me crazy, but I’ve always loved this look and it’s a fun way to change things up for a night out. Generously apply a strong holding gel to damp hair. Set into place with a fine tooth comb. For a more subtle version, try this instead.

~Accessorize. Bobby pins, thin headbands, and earrings. Short hair begs for some sweet accessorizing. Somehow, exposed bobby pins always look rather cool in short hair. In my opinion, thin headbands tend to look better than thick headbands in shorter hair. And, well, earrings are the BEST on girls with short hair. You notice them more. Plus, it’s a great way to keep the look super feminine.

~Go for some edge. Absolutely LOVE THIS! Before you decide you’re totally over your short hair, live it UP! Take the sides super short for one last hurrah. It’s so SO chic and you might just find a new love for short hair.

~To bang or not to bang. Bringing your bangs down typically helps to soften your look. Pushing them back tends to bring out your facial features, bone structure, and allows your face to take center stage. If you need help with styling your bangs, we’ve got you covered right here.