Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fall Hair Trends + 7 Giveaway!

For summer, I had my hair chopped to a long bob, added texture with a digital perm, and got a balayage. With all the chemical treatments and autumn's colder weather, my hair was as dry as a Triscuit and the color was turning brassy.

So I was excited to partner with SEVEN Salon, located in Bellevue and Seattle, to update my hair for fall! I met with Hunter, an awesome color and up-do specialist. Seeing the dry state of my hair, Hunter gave me a glossing treatment to brighten my existing ombre with richer, neutral tones without adding more damage by coloring. The avocado oil in the treatment made my hair amazingly silky!

Hunter also showed me two on-trend styles for this fall:

Look 1 - Smooth and Sleek
  • Step 1: Generously spray Seal Lotion through hair (5+ spritzes). Think of this as protecting your strands with aloe vera and other herbs and vitamins.
  • Step 2: Spray Boost Lotion to the roots. This adds volume while keeping your hair smooth enough to run your fingers through.
  • Step 3: Blow-dry completely. Use flatiron for a sleek look. Add a dollop of Diamond Serum in your palms and rub through hair from top down. The macadamia and coconut oil make your hair shine like crazy!
Look 2 - Half Wrap Braid
  • Step 1: Spritz Beach Spray throughout hair damp or dry to add texture. A little grit in your hair makes it easier for braiding.
  • Step 2: Use a nickel-size dollop of the Style Cream through hair for extra hold. This product is versatile, and also works for beachy waves.
  • Step 3: French-braid half of your hair. Instead of tying it off, secure with bobby pins. Use metallic or colorful bobby pins to create a fun shape for function and style! Finish with Forte Hairspray.
Giveaways - I've partnered with SEVEN Salon to bring you these giveaways!
  • Giveaway 1: Open to all located near Seattle/Bellevue. Giving away 3 complimentary haircuts + $20 off service for friends/family!
  • Giveaway 2: Seal Lotion - open to all in the US.
To enter: Follow Hey Pretty Thing on Bloglovin', Google Friend Connect, or RSS - leave a comment below with your email and which giveaway you're entering! Winners will be chosen at random by next week 12/3.

For more opportunities to win, go to HPT's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shades of Beige

Uniqlo wool cashmere coat (c/o)
Zara sweater (similar) and pumps (similar)
3.1 Phillip Lim wool trouser pants
Céline "Phantom Cabas" bicolor tote
Daniel Wellington watch (c/o)
Bauble Bar necklace and earrings

I can finally check the perfect camel coat off my list! It's made from a luxurious wool cashmere blend and is a chic, tailored fit. I have so many styling ideas for this coat. The first concept I'm trying is this sophisticated, beige monochrome palette for Uniqlo's #GiveColor campaign. I balanced all the nude tones with a few black accessories since that's my current favorite color combo (post here and here).

Check out my Instagram later this week for your chance to win a $100 Uniqlo gift card!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Fitness Routine + ClassPass Review

My fitness routine is less of a routine and more of a sporadic, whenever I can pep-talk myself off the couch and into the gym type of situation. In high school, I ran track and field, which meant I worked out hard during spring and slacked throughout the year, which sounds a lot like the type of workout I'll do like three weeks before a beach trip nowadays. In college, my girlfriends and I got sidetracked on the long walk to the campus gym to eat blue cheese fries at our then favorite restaurant. Now, in my adult life, I'm aimless at the gym and bored of all the machines after 20 minutes.

Then...ClassPass became available in Seattle (also in 8 major US cities). For $100/mo, ClassPass provides unlimited access to tons of workout studios. Since one class in most studios is $20+ a pop, ClassPass offers an amazing deal for a range of classes, which is great for people like me who tire of one style of working out.

Here are my three favorites of the many studios I checked out this month!

1. FlyWheel Sports - My favorite workout studio! I love the Power 45 barre and Fly 45 spin classes. The instructors are so energetic and fun.

2. Barre3 - Classic barre studio conveniently within walking distance. Great overall body workout, and the environment is encouraging.

3. CorePower Yoga - Multiple tiers of yoga classes increasing in intensity and heat. I started with Level 1 Power Yoga in a warm room.

Try ClassPass in your city with $50 credited to your account - sign up here!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dressed Up Sweatpants

David Michael blazer (similar - on sale!)
Zara t-shirt (similar here and here)
Helmut Lang x Uniqlo sweatpants (similar)
Christian Louboutin "Iriza" 100mm pumps
Bauble Bar collar necklace
Chanel wallet on chain

When I bought these Helmut Lang x Uniqlo sweatpants, I thought I'd try dressing them up, since I already have other frumpy sweats that I change into immediately upon getting home from work. Last time, I styled them in the chillest way possible since I was spending a weekend in the woods (post here). However, the foldover detail and cuffed ankles make these look more like trousers than sweats. So this time, I dressed them up with a slouchy blazer, killer pumps, and gold accessories.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Layers and White Jeans

Aritzia oxford stripe shirt (similar)
J.Crew white jeans (25% off - code: SHOPNOW)
Alaïa suede booties (similar)
Céline bicolor "Phantom Cabas" tote
Daniel Wellington "Sheffield Lady" watch (c/o)

The last watch I owned was a turquoise G-Shock when I was in middle school. Since my iPhone is practically attached at my hip, I haven't needed another time source. Though I've always been inclined towards big-faced, masculine watches, I couldn't handle (no pun intended) the bulkiness on my wrist. That's why I'm loving the low-profile, minimal look of the Sheffield Lady watch in rose gold by Daniel Wellington. There's something about a classy wristwatch that makes an outfit more chic.

For 15% off danielwellington.com, use the code: heyprettything.

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