every day curls hair tutorial.

everyday curls tutorial

Okay this tutorial is a looooong time coming.  I get asked how I do my big loose curls almost every day and to be honest I’ve been putting off doing a video because they kind of intimidate me.  So, fair warning I’m a little awkward on here.  Why is it so easy to ramble on a video? Also, don’t mind the sniffing, I have a little summer cold. (and, not sure why my walls look yellow?  they’re not, they’re like a super light tan.)

I’ve linked to all the products I’m using below.  Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll make sure and answer them in the comments section!

curling iron. chi. moroccan oil. mousse. dry shampoo: favorites here, here and here. hair spray. paddle brush. boar bristle round brush.

fall trend alert: olive green.

olive shirtdress panama hat

Similar dress. Similar Michael Kors Bag. Steve Madden Shoes. J.Crew Panama Hat. Kate Spade Sunglasses.

The fall is by far my favorite time of year to get dressed, and not just because of the layers.  (although, hand me all the layers, please and thank you) It’s also because I love fall colors.  Since I have autumn coloring, they work best for me, and I love the deep earthy and rich jewel tones that come out about the time the leaves start to change.  One of my all-time favorite shades to wear is olive green.  I am all about all things olive this season, and it’s really such a perfect color for transitioning from summer to fall.  It works beautifully as a neutral and looks good on so many skin tones.   And I can’t wait to incorporate a little more camo this fall… (aka Olive’s favorite way to show off)

I bought this dress early last fall and it’s still such a favorite.  An olive dress is a great addition to any closet, but really there are so many ways to incorporate this gorgeous color into your line-up.  You can find a few of my favorites below.

olive shirtdress steve madden sandals

fall trend olive

1. Jacket. 2. Booties. 3. Heels. 4. Flats. 5. Bag. 6. Dress. 7. Top. 8. Sunglasses. 9. Watch.

olive shirtdress taupe accessories

For this outfit, I kept it fairly simple and casual for a hot day in the city with my kids last week.  But I love that it’s so easy to add layers to this dress, (think a leather or denim jacket, and a scarf with booties) or just leave as is with a pair of sandals and a cross body bag.

So what are your feelings on the olive trend?  Are you on board?

olive shirtdress taupe bag

black lace top.

black lace top and gingham flats black lace top circle necklace black lace top gingham flats black lace top kate spade bag

Top: Shopbop. Jeans: Madewell. Bag: Kate Spade. (c/o). Shoes: JCrew Factory. Watch: Daniel Wellington. Sunglasses: Kate Spade. Necklace: Madewell.

On Friday night Craig and I headed up to Capital Hill for a casual date at a pretty french seafood bar.  It was a gorgeous but warm evening, so I opted for a simple pretty lace top and some fun flats, since there’s always a fair bit of walking involved downtown and I just felt like being comfortable.

I love getting super dolled up, but there are times when I just want to be low-key and that’s where I really like to have lots of pretty stand alone tops (this year I’m all about lace tops) that don’t need a lot of embellishment to feel like a complete outfit.  I bought this black top in white first and loved it so much I went back for the other color.  #notashamed

When people ask me where to go/what to do in Seattle, I always tell them that if they want good food in a beautiful setting that Capital hill is the place to go.  There are so many amazing restaurants up there.   We’ve eaten in lots of lovely spots and they’re all gorgeous, unique and have really great menus.  On Friday we tried Bar Melusine, and I’ll have to write a separate post all about that, but I will just say, the floor alone is worth going for.  You can see it on my instagram here.

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s our 13th anniversary today and my husband is taking me sailing all day!

black lace top madewell jeans kate spade bag

instagram lately.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Here are a few shots from instagram lately.

If you can’t tell below, I’ve been living in my Madewell jeans lately… they are seriously so good.

Hope you’re having the best of weekends. xoxo

follow along @dresscorilynn

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shoes. jeans.

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shoes. top. jeans.

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top. jeans. shoes. bag. sunglasses. watch.

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similar dress. shoes. hat.  bag.

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top. jeans. shoes. bag.

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bag. (on sale!) polish.

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top. jeans. shoes. bag. sunglasses.

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top. jeans. bag. sunglasses. watch.

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tops.  bottoms. sunglasses.

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mint stools. pendant lights.

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