Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hair & Outfit Inspiration

Hello Everyone!
Tonight I'm bringing you a quick hair & outfit inspiration post. I tried to keep the hairstyles simple since no one has a lot of time to spend on their hair in the morning. As for the outfits, I'm sure you'll be able to tell that I'm more of a laid-back kind of girl but I still like to keep it preppy! DISCLAIMER: These photos are not mine. I found them on Pinterest and I do not take credit for these photos! Let's get into the hairstyles.

Messy Bun
Here's a photo tutorial I found on Pinterest, it's such a effortless yet cute look that you can easily do as your walking out the door. So basically what you would do to create this look is start with your natural hair. You can style it but I found natural hair works best because it helps to create the messy effect. Gather all your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head, then you're just going to wrap the hair around itself and secure with a hair tie and some bobby pins. You can play around with for a while to get your desired look. I'd finish off with some hairspray to make sure everything stays in place.
Beachy Waves
Some of you may recognize this girl, Meredith Foster, know as stilababe09 on YouTube. She's known for her effortless looking, overnight waves. To achieve this look shower in the evening and let your hair partially air dry. Then you're going to braid your hair into how ever many braids you want. The more braids you do the more defined the waves, the less the more laid back waves. After you have your braids you're going to go to sleep with you braids in. When you wake up in the morning take your braids out and run your fingers through your hair. I suggest not brushing your hair because it will just create frizz but the choice is yours.
 
 Side Braid

This is one of my favorite hairstyles to do on a daily basis. All you have to do is style your hair however you like, or keep it natural, and you're just going take a small section of hair from the front of your head and simply braid it until you've ran out of hair and secure it with a bobby pin or clip.
 
Side Twist
By far the easiest of them all, all you're going to do is style your hair however, I prefer straightened, and grab a small section of hair by the front of your face and twist it. As you twist the hair you can add more hair each time so it looks like the twist is consisting of more than one strand of hair.
 
My Favorite Shampoo & Conditioner
If you're trying to slightly lighten your hair I recommend John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder shampoo and conditioner. I love mine because it leaves my hair really soft and shiny as well as bringing out my highlights. It is a little on the pricey side but it's worth it!
 
Cute Hair Ties
I'm sure you've all heard about the no-cinch hair ties? I have about 10 and I love them all! You can throw your hair up during class and take it out without having to worry about a ponytail mark. Bonus being they're very inexpensive.
 
Now I'm going to show you a few outfits I typically dress like. Keep in mind I'm a very casual & athletic kind of preppy girl.
 
 

I love how comfy this looks!

 

So simple yet so stylish!
 

I love the colors in this outfit :)

The colors of these vests are so vibrant, I LOVE them!
 I'll take them all please!
 My spring staple, colorful dresses!
 Preppy staple! Button-Up shirts
This Kate Spade watch is to die for!
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Stay Preppy
~Northern Prepster~
 








Monday, January 6, 2014

Preppy Pinspiration

Hello Everyone!
Tonight I'm bringing you a quick post showing you some of my favorite preppy pins I've found on Pinterest. DISCLAIMER: These photos are not mine, I found them on Pinterest, therefore I do not take credit for these photos. Let's get to the point here :)

Hunter Rain Boots. Okay, can we all just take a minute to realize how sweet the color of these are. When I finally invest in a pair I'm going with this color. What color do you have?
How I Would Style These: Considering it's winter now, I would go with some dark wash skinny jeans, a casual white long sleeve shirt, and I would throw my favorite Colombia dark gray vest over it.
 This outfit is just adorable. I love that it incorporates my favorite preppy staples; riding boots and plaid shirts. This is definitely an outfit I will be re-creating for school soon :)
Colored Duck Boots? Yes please! Although this isn't really a outfit it's still a cute pairing of the duck boots, socks, and skinnies.
This Lilly Pulitzer dress has got to be the most adorable dress I've seen. Perfect for graduation parties or formal gatherings :)
Duck Boots. Check. Skinnies. Check. Sweater. Check. Vest. Check. Bow Bracelet. Check. I think this outfit is my definition of casual prep.
Plaid+ Pearls+ Peter Pan Collar = Prep Perfection :)

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Stay Preppy

~Northern Prepster~


What Preppy Means to Me

Hello Everyone!
So as you may have noticed, I'm a new blog out there and this is my first post. As an introduction to my blog I decided to do the Preppy Girl Tag. This tag is more commonly done on YouTube but since I don't have a YouTube channel, I'm turning it into a blog tag.
If you are unfamiliar with tags, it's a series of questions regarding a certain topic. The purpose is to let your viewers get to know you and your blog better. So let's start the tag!

Question 1: What is your definition of "Preppy"?
To me, being "preppy" means a certain level of classiness and seeming overall put together. First thing that comes to mind when I hear the word "preppy" would have to be pearls and Lilly Pulitzer :)
Question 2: All Time Favorite Brand?
Lilly Pulitzer, hands down. My obsession began with an iPhone case I purchased a few summers ago and I actually just purchased a shirt and scarf from them today! Look for a Lilly Pulitzer post in the near future :)
Question 3: Favorite Lilly item? Favorite Pattern?
My favorite item would have to be my iPhone case which is in the pattern In The Gardens and my favorite print besides that would easily be Hold Your Horses.
Question 4: Jack Rogers or Sperry's?
Considering I don't own a pair of Jack Rogers I'm going to have to go with Sperry's. I do love my Sperry's though they're very comfortable. I have the angelfish style which reveals more of the foot and I'm asking for a pair that covers more of my feet for my birthday.
Question 5: Jeans or Khakis?
Jeans in the fall and winter, Khakis in the spring in summer. If I had to chose just one I'd go with khakis because I wear those the most because I'm a golfer and my golf team required khaki shorts.
Question 6: Opinion on Oxfords?
I think they're very cute. One of my idols, Taylor Swift, always has an adorable pair of oxfords and that's really the only the only time I've seen oxfords.
Question 7: Duck Boots, Riding Boots, or Hunters?
Riding Boots! I adore my Lauren Conrad brown riding boots so much that I'm purchasing a black pair as well! I do really want Hunters and LL Bean duck boots but I'll save that for my birthday list :)
Question 8: Navy or Black?
Navy!
Question 9: Scale of 1-10, How much do you love J.Crew?
10! I own a pair of shorts from here and they are my go-to spring staple piece
Question 10: Favorite Ralph Lauren item?
I actually don't own anything from them, unless bath towels count :)
Question 11: Pearls or Bows?
Pearls! I own a pair of pearl earrings and I adore them. Although I don't wear them a lot I love they can instantly dress up an outfit.

Alright, that's it for the tag. And to whoever may be reading this I tag you! If you have a blog write a post with these tag questions. If you don't have a blog leave your responses in the comments below because I'd love to hear your answers. Be expecting a lot more posts coming soon but until then...
 
Stay Preppy
~Northern Prepster~