My Latest Snag: Hot Rollers.
As you know, I adore (!) my Revlon One-Step. It delivers the smoothest, sleekest blowout I’ve ever achieved at home, and I’ve only improved in my results since I started using this IGK leave-in spray conditioner before blow-drying. The conditioner is amazing for me since I wash my hair so often (every other morning, like clockwork, after my run) and also color it — this makes my hair look much better hydrated! I also love (!) the scent and the applicator — it goes on like an aerosol hairspray versus a spritz. Anyway, my own gripe with my hair is that I can never get volume at the top, even after trying some of the tips you guys have shared in the past. This is partly the inevitable story of my hair, which is fine but voluminous (I have a LOT of hair) and which I currently wear on the long side. In other words, it’s unavoidable that my hair will lose volume at the crown because of the weight and length at the bottom. But I recently learned that the ultra chic Julia Amory has used hot rollers her entire life as a “cheat” to achieving a bouncy blowout and…my head was turned, as she has great hair. I instantly ordered the set she uses and am going to give them a try to see if this helps. On shower mornings, I usually let my hair air-dry for 40-60 minutes, then use the One-Step, and I figure it won’t be much of a lift to add the rollers while I’m sitting at my desk after? We shall see. Any other roller advocates out there? I’m just living my best granny life…
You’re Sooooo Popular: Woven Counter Stools.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+Everyone’s favorite woven counter stools are on sale for 20% off through 3/16, and many of you have sprung for them thanks to the promotion!
+Pearl-bedecked denim? Don’t mind if I do.
+For like the third week running: this floral dress!
+I think we all bought this under-$30 dress. (Which color did you get?)
+Ultra-chic leather crossbody for spring. Love those racing stripes and the canvas strap! Major Clare V. vibes, but for under $130.
+A classic rug for any home. Great for big spaces.
+A puff-sleeved sweatshirt in a sweet and cheerful floral print!
Weekend Musings: Creativity.
On the heels of these musings on creativity (I loved the insights and reflections in the comments), I am stirred to share a few other comments by talented creatives, each of which I have lingered on for weeks and copied into my little journal:
“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” -Dorothy Parker
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath
“People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be realistic.'” -Dylan Moran
Taken together, these musings remind me that art — and I use “art” with deliberate imprecision, as I think living our lives thoughtfully can be a kind of art — takes discipline and creative confidence.
Do these resonate with you?
+These slides are at the top of my summer lust-list.
+Would love to upgrade my running earbuds with these.
+OK, this is a sleek sink situation.
+It’s not exciting to buy boots at the end of the winter season, but your future self will thank you — these LRs are GORGEOUS, will go with everything, and will never go out of style. They are also 60% off.
+As much as I love statement everything, this is just the kind of basic I’ll reach for season after season.
+This sun-hat is so chic! (Under $100.)
+Trying this running tank ($22!) in the denim blue hue.
+This lacing toy — too sweet. I think I might put it in Hill’s Easter basket.
+Oh wow: this heirloom-quality ribbon-trim receiving blanket. So precious.
+More spring and Easter finds here.
+Who else loves a party sock on a little girl?