If you’re anything like me, very few things make you feel as great as a fresh salon do, or a mani and pedi. Blow dry bars – salons that cater only to washing and styling by blow drying – have been a hit in the US for quite some time and they’ve been packing up and heading to paradise. So when you go on vacation, or for the lucky gals who call the islands their home, your tresses can still be perfect!
The designer in me also love the interiors of these salons as they always look super chic and very high end.
Katie Rodgers, the fashion illustrator behind @paperfashion is one of my all time favorite artists. I have written about her and her work time and time and time again. See here, here, and here. Today, I’m sharing a new series she posted on her instagram account within the last few days. She illustrated different cultures of women from around the world.
all images from @paperfashion, go follow her!
First of all, I’d like to wish you all a very happy New Year. For those of you who made resolutions, I wish you all the determination necessary to stay strong. For those of you who set goals for 2017, I wish you the tenacity to accomplish them.
To help you keep organized, track your goals, jot down your notes and ideas, I decided to share a few of my favorite planners with you today. I found when I started using a planner it helped me be so much more efficient and allowed me to hold myself accountable in regards to my goals and my achievements. I even went so far as to write my to-do lists in my planner, and striking each one off as I completed the task sometimes made me feel like a super girl on my lazy days.
For a lot of you that may be reading this, you could very well be cozied up to a white Christmas. For me, it’s blazing hot as I am in Guyana sweltering in the tropics. I have never experienced a white or cold Christmas as I always fly south for this week of the year to spend it at my mama’s house with my family.
Today’s outfit, suits the tropical heat.
Just two more days to go, and if you’re like me then today is the day that you settle down to wrap and deliver presents. Of course, I looked for some ideas to make the gifts a little interesting. I am a huge believer in the presentation of the gift and not just what’s in it. Here are a few ideas I came across and liked.