I know what you’re thinking– “My, what luscious hair you have.” While I wish I could confirm that it’s really mother nature working her magic, I’m no Rapunzel… although you probably could have gathered as much from the title of this post.

It’s a funny story because I was actually eyeing Irresistible Me extensions in September well before the company reached out about a possible collaboration. I distinctly remember scrolling through their website and wanting the extensions so badly, especially after seeing numerous beauty gurus rocking that big Ariana Grande hair in all of their styling tutorials. Besides, who doesn’t want that mega, ultra big, ultra thick, voluminous hair? No one. Literally no one. It’s why men buy toupees and women buy keratin treatment shampoos and serums.

It’s g r e a t, really, because with hair extensions you’re not even inconvenienced by your ginormous Grande-reminiscent bobblehead all the time. You have the freedom to take them out whenever you please. You can rock long hair one day and short the next. It’s definitely the main reason why I preferred the idea of clip-in hair extensions versus bonded hair extensions.

Below I get into my honest thoughts on the extensions and answer any burning questions you may have. Are they worth the money? What’s is the quality like? Are they durable? Read on the find out!

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left – Kara ○ right – Matilda )

Ah winter… most people’s least favorite time of the year. There are a lot of reasons I’m not a fan. I don’t like my skin drying or my lips chapping or seeing my breath mist in front of my face. That being said, for all the bad there is some good that comes with winter– like hot chocolate, and ice skating, and the fact that you can finally wear those heavy layers you’ve been dreaming of pairing together all year. The Earth is dying, the world is cleansing itself, and it’s a season that seems to bring everyone together.

There is a reason they call it cuffing season, am I right?

It’s for this reason precisely that I decided it would be befitting to dedicate a post to that beautiful little in-between period between fall and winter. I enlisted some help from a few of my closest friends (everybody say hi to Kara and Matilda), and finally got the chance to get out and shoot while the leaves were crumbling, not yet dead, despite the trees looking a little bare.

Truth be told, it’s not often that I find myself on the other side of the camera, which is why I was more than happy to hop behind the lens when I got the opportunity. When I began my bout with photography, I began behind the lens. It was only recently that I got over my nonsensical fear of being photographed. What that’s left me with lately is an excessive amount of photos of me, and not much else.

After adventuring around my favorite part of DC (Eastern Market to be exact), mi amigos and I found ourselves lost in between the little side streets and gorgeous architecture. Kara and Matilda are also probably two of my favorite people ever– and were total troopers when I told them to trespass onto people’s porches/front steps/doorways #oops.

So without further ado (though there was much), click the read more to see my favorite style staples, a few ways to transition your fall wear into winter, and a glimpse into what the wintertime means to me!

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Fall is, hands down, my favorite season to dress for. It combines my love for fuzzy sweaters, utmost comfort, and layers into one neatly wrapped package. Not to mention autumn in the city always lends itself to new fashions; and I love people watching as much as I love picking out my wardrobe for the day ahead.

Every season, whether I consciously realize it or not, I tend to go through an unavoidable style evolution. I guess it all comes with the territory of growing older in conjunction with spending more time in the city. Urban life definitely dictates everything from my taste palette to my music choices, right down to my wardrobe; and I’m in a constant state of evolution along with my style as its own entity.

As a small town girl, it’s refreshing being able to dress how I like without being looked at strangely, and I definitely feel more at home walking around the streets of DC than rural Maine. This year, I think my wardrobe has matured immeasurably beyond what I was wearing two autumns ago, or even last year at this time. Below you can find some of the outfits I paired together, as well as a peek at my favorite fall style staples!

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As someone with perpetually flat hair, no matter what I do, my hair always slumps like it’s sad and in desperate need of life. I’ve searched for YEARS for a product to make it puffy and voluminous but to no avail… until I found the Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish.

Now, I will disclaim I’m not a fan of hairsprays, gels, or anything that makes your hair feel like a cardboard box. I like the natural texture of my own hair and I won’t put anything in it that makes it look odd or uncomfortable to touch.

E N T E R: Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish (a.k.a the answer to flat hair everywhere).

The spray retails for $31 for a 4oz container… which is pretty good considering some hair products are super expensive (upwards of $40-$60).

Now, there are a couple reasons I love this product:

  • It makes your hair look and feel like a fluffy cloud
  • Non-abrasive to the touch
  • Subtle but fresh fragrance
  • You don’t need to use a lot of it
  • Doesn’t make your hair feel like straw

While it’s technically a hairspray, it doesn’t feel like one. The Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish is a necessity for those looking to add texture and volume; and it doesn’t leave the residual feeling of stiffness like most hairsprays. It also doesn’t make me gag when I accidentally spray it in my face, so it deserves like, 50 extra bonus points for that.

On top of that, can you believe it’s also multipurpose (wow I sound like an infomercial, I swear I wasn’t given this hairspray, I just love it a lot)?! You can use this spray a total of about six different ways. Check out how I use it by clicking the read more below!

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My very first OOTD! It’s an exciting day! Well, if I’m being honest, it was actually pretty relaxing today. Instead of slaving over an espresso machine 24/7 (which, I’ll be the first to admit, isn’t half bad, because hello, free coffee all day), I got to play tourist in my own town, soak in some sun rays, and drink a lot of coffee I didn’t have to make for once. Also to answer any questions, I’m a barista and no, it’s not as glamorous as it looks.. but that’s beside the point.

Since Maine stays fairly temperate and doesn’t get too hot or too cold in the summer months, I get to play around with what I wear… which is nice since I seem to have an identity crisis every time I open my closet. Sometimes it’s an angsty, all black, “boots and an oversize t-shirt” day and sometimes I’m in the mood to wear a maxi-dress and float like a fairy princess. But today was sunny and glorious and just the perfect sort of weather to frolic and convince my friend to have a fun little photoshoot with me.

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