It’s Spring in most cities, but in San Francisco there’s still a chill in the air. We call it “Fake-out February” for a reason. Feb was gorgeous. This happenes every year, you’d think we’d know better by now… everyone gets excited when the sun comes out in February and starts shopping for summer dresses, lightening their hair and painting their toes. Well, that sun is hiding behind the fog until September. Out comes Fall wardrobe: sweaters, trench coats, black pants and dark textiles!
Maybe I’m just being dramatic because I just got back from Baja – sun surf sand and ceviche every day for 2 weeks!
So thrilled to have had Melanie of Head Over Heels style the shoot for my site! Melanie is a great friend and a person whom I think everyone should know she brings so much love and laughter to the world!
And there she is in the background
Melanie has worked for years in theater and bridal salons and has a true talent when it comes to listening and understanding her clients and knowing how to make them feel beautiful.
Ah SO exciting! Today my good friend Melanie Kluger of Head of Heels was published in Style Me Pretty… and I had the pleasure of dressing up for the shoot too! From New York City, Melanie brings style, glam and class to the San Francisco wedding scene. With the energy and personality (and NYC accent!) like no other person I know, Melanie is one fabulous chica, my cheeks actually hurt from laughing so much when we’re together!
Last night was a very special night. One of my best friends, Kaity, got hitched! I’m so fortunate to have a really tight group of girlfriends. There’s actually about 15 of us chicas who make up our special group, and to add to the special-ness we have all known each other since elementary school or middle school! Anyway, Kaity is the first one of us to get married, making this all the more special and memorable.
This is so simple that even I can do it. I am not very girly when it comes to hair and makeup and actually kind of clueless. My mom taught me many things, but how to french braid was not one of them. If you know how to braid, this will probably be easy for you, if not, just do what I did and make it look messy on purpose. Think Anthropologie BHLDN
How to get the look: Part your hair on the side Pull forward a section of hair you want to braid Clip back the rest of your hair to keep out of the way Begin braiding the front section, adding in more pieces and you go Secure the end behind your ear with a bobby pin Make a side pony tale Secure a messy bun with little clips like these shown below Attack with hairspray
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