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Faux Fur Accessories for Winter

I wanted to share a couple great faux fur accessories that I've been obsessed with wearing this winter. While shopping, I found a treasure trove of faux fur scarves and stoles, so I purchased a faux fur scarf  to be able to add that element to an outfit without having to throw on fur trimmed outerwear. The scarf is great to wear with a casual look, or layered to embellish a jacket or chunky knit sweater cardigan. You can also use the scarf to dress up a maxi gown in this formal look here.

Another great faux fur accessory is this faux leather baseball cap topped with a furry pom pom. I've seen this type of hat in a plethora of baseball cap finishes such as suede, cotton or satin, and usually the pom pom topper is interchangeable (you simply unbutton the pom and button in another one) allowing for multiple looks with one hat. This piece definitely kicks up a casual outfit up a notch, and can be worn year round. Did you try the faux fur trend this season? If so, what's your favorite faux fur piece? Get this look below:

Faux Fur Pom Pom + Faux Leather Baseball Cap (similar), C.C.
Ribbed Knit Top (similar), Forever21
Faux Fur Stole (similar), VampJump
Suede Mini Skirt (similar), Rag + Bone
Over the Knee Suede Boots, Steve Madden


Visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Chihuly Garden and Glass, an exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass blown masterpieces curated through eight galleries, a Glasshouse and lush garden was the perfect way to spend a portion of my visit in Seattle. I grew up attending the local arts and crafts show, Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, CA and was always mesmerized by the glassblowing demonstrations. It is a tedious process and I am always amazed at how a magnificent vase or animal figurine is created from granules of colored glass.
Experiencing the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit opened up my mind to a whole other world of glass blown artwork and sculptures. Chihuly really pushed the creative boundaries to form and put together his pieces; the result, a very visually awe striking experience leaving me speechless and inspired. I first saw Chihuly's work at the Bellagio in Las Vegas; the ceiling of the hotel's lobby is covered in colorful, blooming glass sculptures.
We took advantage of a package deal in which we paid around $38 for admission to the Chihuly exhibition as well as entry to the Space Needle! We purchased the tickets via phone and were given barcodes that could be scanned from our phone for entry. Photo taking is permitted (obviously, you can see by scrolling down), but any cameras or phones can not be mounted onto a tripod or similar structure. We were staying in downtown Seattle, and were able to easily get to the Seattle Center where Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Space Needle are located, via the Seattle Monorail ($2.25 on way, $4.50 round trip).

Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

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Joshua Tree National Park Desert Scenes

I wanted to share some snapshots from a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park. There's something really peaceful about being surrounded by rock formations, vast space and desert foliage and wildlife. I've been to Joshua Tree just one other time for a shoot with 16thColony, which you can see here. There are many hikes that you can embark on here, as well as set up camp. General entry is $20 which is valid for 7 days (via vehicle) - see all the fees and other basic information here

Lush Don't Look at Me Fresh Face Mask Demo

I was given this amazing Don't Look at Me fresh face mask from the Lush Myeongdong Station location in Seoul, South Korea this past September. It was only supposed to be 'fresh' until about October (I believe), but I've used it about 6-7 times and have enough mask for 1-2 more uses to date.

Sleekhair at 2016 Stylecon Recap

Sleekhair just shared a recap of Stylecon 2016 on their blog and I wanted to share more images and the awesome video they put together! Stylecon, OC's first and biggest beauty and fashion event held at OC Fair's Hangar brought together 1700 attendees of all ages and included enthusiasts, influencers, and more! Sleekhair had a amazing 5000 square foot beauty wonderland; the space was filled with various beauty bars like faux lash and lip color application and a mani station, many of Sleekhair's beauty and hair care brands were available for purchase and our good friends at zeroUV had a showroom space set up to allow guests to try on and purchase sunglasses as well as snap photos at their photobooth. In between programming and shopping, there was a lounge area for VIP influencers to rest or mingle with others. One of my favorite demos was a unicorn makeup transformation created by makeup artist Siouxzen Reyes!

Aside from getting to experience Sleekhair's space, I had the pleasure of being apart of one of their beauty panels along with panelists Jen of Jen Hayden, Christina from Sleekhair, Breanna of Beauty Store Business Magazine, Joan the COO of Sleekhair and moderated by Alyssa of Alyssa Lynn Denny (formerly Living in Style OC). Jen and I spoke about Asian beauty and skincare trends and products that were becoming popular in the states (since we had just come back from visiting Korea and were so fully immersed in k beauty and skincare).

Don't fret if you didn't get to attend this year, Stylecon will be back for 2017! As well, Sleekhair has an Orange County showroom that you can visit and shop!

Sleekhair HQ

14251 Chambers Rd, Tustin, CA 92780
Business Hours Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
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