Last fall, ombré was THE hair trend to have. It was fun, a little daring, and provided the perfect solution to hair boredom. Now, if I see one more head of two-toned hair, I’m going to scream. Why were we all so into hair that looked like we were too lazy to get our highlights redone? However, I do think these highlights still look amaze on some raven-haired babes such as Khloé Kardashian (but that’s it).
This year, the hairstyle of the moment is light and breezy bangs, à la Lauren Conrad and J-Law. Although this fringe fad is cut straight-across, it’s really different from the unflattering, thick, blunt bangs fad from a couple years ago. These brow-skimming bangs are actually super flattering, and they give you a great alternative to chopping off your locks if you’re itching for a change for fall.
Over the past year or so, we’ve seen the “Keep Calm and Carry On” craze on posters, t-shirts, mugs, memes, and probably even tattoos (omg can you imagine) — I didn’t think a meme could ever annoy me more than “Condescending Wonka,” but this British catchphrase accomplished that with ease. I’m a little ashamed to admit I once sported a “Keep Calm and Eat Cupcakes” iPhone lock screen, but thankfully those days are over and it’s now a photo of a bottle of wine from my favorite vineyard. Although I do still eat plenty of cupcakes, I’m usually experiencing anxiety (over something really important like whether I turned off my curling iron), and am therefore rarely keeping calm. Bottom line, these posters need to go back to World War II where they belong.
Instead, opt for some DIY wall art. Not only is it an awesome feeling to be able to say “I made it!” when your BFF asks where you got it, but it’s actually pretty easy to do. You can also choose any quote, lyrics, or artwork you want, so it’s totally unique. Check out the canvases I made here, along with a foolproof tutorial. Keep Calm and Craft! Too soon?
I never fully understood Snapchat, because I send my friends ugly pictures of myself all the time and could care less if they instagrammed it the next day. Not to brag or anything, but my ugly faces are, like, really funny. Besides, if you really want to, you can easily screenshot a snapchat — so again, the point is…? Although — one very underrated aspect of this app is stalking everyone’s top 3 “best friends.” I wonder how many relationships that feature has destroyed. Busted!
My new favorite app is called Timehop — it can connect to all your social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then gives you a daily feed of what you were up to 1, 2, even 3 years ago! Disclaimer: can be mortifying.
What are you over and into for fall?
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