Last week, Misikko sent me a HanaAir professional hair dryer to try out. You may be seeing these reviews pop up around the blogosphere (see Tara's thorough review here). My previous dryer was a random one that Nick courted me with after plucking it out of some girl's trash pile on our college move-out day. In comparison, this HanaAir one is about 5 times more powerful with multiple heat settings and a gusty cool air option. It dried my hair in under 10 minutes and didn't really need straightening afterward. At $195, I would rather buy a really good curling rod or flat iron, but fast drying hair time is important to some.
Dress: Ready for Ranunculous Dress (no longer avail.) sz S courtesy of Modcloth
Heels: Cole Haan slingbacks sz 5
Summer afternoons are for breezy floral dresses and floppy straw hats. I wore this outfit with flat sandals to a cafe, but how I wish I were at high tea instead, so that I could wear my dainty heels, gossip in a bad British accent, and curl up my pinky finger.
This sundress is an older acquisition from Modcloth. Every time I visit that store, I find pages of vintage-y inspired goodness. There's something for everyone to love on there, but be careful to read the reviews and fit ratings. I saw that this dress was reviewed to be "indecently short" on some average-height women, and was happy to pick it up.
lovely crochet lace skirt), this dress in sz S fit decently but was roomy in some areas. I took two safety pins and pinned it shut in the front and also took it in a little in the back. A "lazy" alteration, but I've already worn it several times this way and have no desire to get it professionally fixed.
I never thought I'd be able to pull off a hat but this is just too easy to wear. Keeps your face out of the sun, which = less wrinkles in a few years.
I wanted to point out the cut of this dress. The higher waist placement here is key to making my bottom half look longer and leaner. Not too high so that it's empire-style (I loathe little girl-esque empire dresses), but it falls right between my chest and belly button. See a similar dress on Elaine via Fitreview.