Everyone knows that French women have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to fashion. It's hard to peg down what it is that they do so well with clothing, but I'll attempt to give it a try. When I recently discovered the fashion line, Des Petits Hauts, I felt like I might have stumbled upon the answer: feminine, pretty clothes with a spring in their step. This appeals to me on a huge level—I've long been trying to nail down my style personality. I tried the hipster folksy look for a while. That didn't last long. I've tried the artistic/creative look, and while I certainly like that a whole lot, the clothes seem impossibly baggy, which is unflattering on my curves. But this—the way the French do it—this is where I'm starting to feel at home. Not only do I find the sweet styles attractive and long-lasting, but the fit—at least of this particular brand—is exquisite.
I was recently given the opportunity to test drive the new DevaCurl masks, and I can tell you that these two new additions to the beloved curly hair line are must-haves.
I've only used them once and I received a bunch of compliments on my hair that day.
Here's how I used them: Wash your hair using a DevaCurl shampoo. (I prefer the Delight option for wavy locks or use the Buildup Buster to really go deep with your treatment.) If you're like me and your hair needs both strength and moisture, do a double mask. Once your hair is clean and wet, create a cocktail of equal parts of both of the above masks. Thoroughly coat your hair but there's no need to drench the roots. Wait 15-20 minutes, rinse, then apply your regular DevaCurl styler.
You'll be instantly wowed by the dramatic effects that these masks can provide to your hair. Trust me—I'm very critical when it comes to hair products and these two products re-introduced moisture to my frizzy, dehydrated mane, and took my waves back to curls.
*These masks were a gift from Influenster.
These shoes aren't for everyone. For some, they might feel like they're a bit too matronly. Others might find them confusing. For me, they're just right. But that wasn't the case until I gave them a second chance. Upon first glance, I wasn't sold on these Rachel Comey mule-heel hybrids. And for $380 I definitely did a double take. However, knowing the comfort of this brand, paired with the stacked (not stiletto) heel, I knew that these shoes would deserve a chance. They're also the perfect way to wear black in the summer—with a peep toe and a cutout heel, you can wear them virtually everywhere and with anything.
I spotted this darling, buttery, pink, pleated purse in Anthropologie. It was one of those trips to the beloved store where I loved everything. But this sweet bag kept catching my eye. For $188, you'll have a purse that will last a lifetime. And in this delicate nude/pink color, it will go with everything. Find it here.
Recently, I've been growing fond of the color white. I didn't care for it in the past—I always thought of it as a hue that was, well, absent of color. But lately, I've been giving it some long over-due attention. White has the ability to sharpen up any outfit and give it a crisp, updated look. Case in point: this darling high-neck eyelet blouse from Anthropologie. It's a beauty.
But I have two small reservations: it's only sold online (so you can't get a good sense of its fit) and getting makeup on the high neck.
If you're willing to go for it, find it here.