I wanted to share a fun summer updo idea – this is perfect for summer weddings, outdoor parties or barbecues when you want your hair up off of your neck. It was surprisingly easier than I thought. I used a curling wand (without a clamp) to wrap random sections of hair, giving it some texture and fullness. I’ve used this wand for years and always come back to it – the curls last two solid days and my hair never feels damaged after using it. Upside of curling your hair before you do a bun: you can take it out later and your waves are still in tact! I did a low bun to the left side of my head and secured it with some pins. I always take a few pieces of hair out at the front for a messier, more casual look. I’ll keep this look in mind for end of summer events. Let me know your thoughts!
Rompers continue to be my go-to for hot summer days, paired with sandals for afternoon and adding jewelry, wedges and a jacket for nighttime. I keep telling myself that I can’t buy any more yet continue to find fun prints – I couldn’t pass up this tie dye romper. The colors remind me of a Mediterranean vacation.
I’ve usually only gravitated toward gold jewelry, but I spotted this chunky silver necklace and immediately loved its desert-y, bohemian vibe. I’ve since been pairing it with nearly everything in my closet, from structured blouses and blazers to casual shorts and tees. It’s definitely one of my favorite summer finds. I checked out the rest of the Natalie B line and may add a couple more silver pieces to my collection – I particularly love this circular “shield” necklace and this long coin necklace. The price points are so good and they look very similar to the Dylanlex pieces that have become so popular recently.
Check out my favorite printed rompers below and silver jewelry options!
I love the idea of wearing printed scarves and headbands in my hair for the summer – (what better season to keep hair off your face and neck?) – but I wasn’t sure how to execute it. I filmed a fun tutorial video with Joico all about how to wear scarves in your hair and I’m happy to report that it’s way easier than you’d think. We focused on looks for summer travel, a barbecue, the beach, and a pool party, and we used scarves from my own personal collection. I particularly loved the first look using my Missoni scarf and I recently discovered Namrata Joshipura’s beautiful line of printed hair scarves – they a bit of a Missoni vibe, plus such pretty beaded details and a great price point of $40!
I don’t typically wear tunics but I loved the intricate beading and embellishments on this pale pink one. It’s just long enough to work as a dress on me but I’ll also wear it over a swim suit or white shorts this summer. I’m looking for a few other tunic options to wear into fall – I love how easy and versatile they are, especially for LA weather. Below are some of my favorites.