Fun and Quick Hairstyles

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Ally’s hairstyle can be done with long or short hair and the side swept mini braid just adds something a little extra special. Start with a curling rod. Take small pieces of hair and wrap around the curling rod 2-3 times at the middle of each strand (depends on length of your hair) so there’s not too much volume near the roots or at the ends. Use a sea salt spray to finish and give your hair some extra bounce and texture. The final steps are to take a small section by your part, make a tiny braid (or a thicker one if you have more hair!), and sweep some extra front pieces and your braid with a secured bobby pin.

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Wearing: Old Navy Denim Jacket, Paige Coated Denim, Trouve Tee, J.Crew Necklace & Flats (in Fresh Strawberry), Foley & Corinna Bag, Chan Luu Bracelet, Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators.

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Ashley’s hairstyle is her #1 go-to, all the time; it’s that easy.  This style has been worn with shorter and longer hair (than pictured).  Start with hair washed the night before (especially for fine and/or straight hair).  Use a 1 and 1/2 inch curling iron.  Take medium to large sections of hair and curl each section 3 times, away from the face.  Clamp the iron halfway down and curl in, clamp the iron 3/4 of the way down and curl in, clamp the iron at the end of the section and curl all the way in.  This ensures that the hair is not only curled at the bottom and that it does not fall.  Flip your head over and spray all over with hairspray (L’Oreal Elnett or Garnier Fructis are preferred) and shake; this loosens the curls.  Flip back up, use your fingers to tame and comb your hair, and voila!  This style is long-lasting and easy to retouch.

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Wearing: Laundry Dress via Nordstrom Rack, J.Crew Bracelet, Coach Tote Bag, Nine West Sandals, Ray-Ban Aviators, Clinique Lipstick (in Bamboo Pink)

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How I Wear My Favorite Colors – Grey + White

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As the spring begins to show its face and the flowers start to bloom, your campus quad is probably show more signs of life. All that’s left to do is winterize that heavy jacket, start experimenting with new styles and colors, and get out there with the rest of campus! We’ve invited our friends Ally and Ashley of Confessions of the Glitterati to see how they’re kicking off spring and wearing their favorite colors.

Ally – Grey

After such a long and dreary New England winter, I’m slowly trying to experiment with color again. But for now I’m staying true to my favorite color, grey. It is my go-to color for clothes and interior design because the neutrality of the color allows you to really experiment in other ways. I like to dress it up with really glam accessories, a pop of color, or stick with a “black, white and grey all over” look on days when I feel like being simple.

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Outfit details: J.Crew Jacket & Skirt, Anthropologie Tee & Necklace, Hunter Rain Boots

Ashley – White

In the past month or so, the “white” section of my closet has grown tenfold. From sleeveless, to silk blouses, to t-shirts, to oxfords, I can’t seem to get enough of a white top.  With the recent purchase of casual white sneakers, I foresee a combination of these pieces getting me through the spring and summer; as always, white canvas is especially versatile when it comes to jewelry, makeup, and accessories!

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Outfit details: GAP Shirt, GAP Bag, J.Crew Jeans, Converse Sneakers, JoJo Loves You Earrings, Essie “Geranium” Polish