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.
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.
Similar to my first Modcloth experience (this 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.
Lipgloss: Revlon “Pink Pop” (Loves it. Sometimes flyaway hairs get stuck, but that’s a fact of life!)