Friday Fashion Debate: Copper Hair

This week we are veering away from fashion a bit and talking about hair. We usually see a big shift in hair trends when it comes to changing up your look from Summer to Fall but each year it seems there is a specific shade that we see everywhere! This year, one of the biggest Fall hair trends is copper.

There are many variations on this hair color trend. The boldest version is full copper.Red copper hair:  This look is dramatic and fierce and definitely eye catching. It is also a fun way to get out of the “brunette or blonde” box that we seem to always try to fit ourselves in to. I am a big believer in red, all shades of it and this copper red is one of my favorite looks. Although, I have more of a vibrant burgundy red ombre, not copper but I would still say this copper red is something I would love to try one day.

copper color melt #balayage #colormelt #ombre #olaplex: The second copper option is copper color melt. The color melt trend shows no signs of going away at this point and this look fits right in with that trend while still experimenting with this fun unique color. The best way to do this look is with ultra dark brown roots that blend in to lighter copper shades throughout and the ends of the hair are completely copper. You can also do this same look with a Merlot and copper highlights  #lussohairstudio: more dramatic root by using a dark burgundy instead of pure brown. Doing this creates a bit of a wild vibrant look that is sure to turn heads and draw attention.

The more timid version of this look is a simple copper highlight. This can be done with blonde or brown hair. Copper highlights create dimension. These highlights look particularly good with curled hair because it extenuates the curls. Blonde with copper highlights curls:

Do you have a different Fall hair color that you love? Share with us! We would love to see photos of your favorite Fall looks!

Happy Friday!


Senior Spotlight: Lindsey

LindseyBerkowitzWM.jpgLindsey is a senior this year at West Orange High School and is in the National Honor Society. After graduating, she is hoping to attend the University of Florida to study forensic science, a very exciting career choice!

When we asked Lindsey what were two interesting facts about herself, she told us that she is an old child and lived in Germany for a part of her life. She also told us that her parents have been a big inspiration in her life and have inspired her to work harder. Lindsey also mentioned that she learned responsibility from her experience babysitting.

We asked Lindsey what was her most challenging undertaking thus far and she told us, “Maintaining good grades, I just work hard until I have what I was working towards”. What a great attitude to have!

We hope you enjoy your senior year Lindsey!



Hurricane Matthew

In place of our usual Friday Fashion Debate, I want to talk about what we can all do to help our community. Hurricane Matthew hit our community hard and it will bounce back but not without help. So many lost their homes, all of their belongings or they received severe damage that will require time to rebuild before they can get back in their homes. You can donate items like clothing, toiletries, etc to those who are displaced or you can donate time by helping cleanup and rebuilding efforts or maybe you can just stop in some of our local shops and restaurants to shop and eat which keeps money flowing in to their businesses and helps them thrive during this difficult time. 

I will also be sharing information on our Facebook page as I research specific ways we can all pitch in. 

Let’s all do our best to be kind to one another and lend a hand to make our community whole again! 

Senior Spotlight: Jose

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Jose from Bartow HS. Jose participates in Band and H.O.S.A and
JosePenaWM.jpg plans to graduate with honors. His hobbies include piano and drawing. While attending school, he has also worked at Hungry Howies. He told us that his job had helped him be more organized and able to achieve difficult tasks.

After High School, he is going to attend Polk State and is going to study nursing and later on, pediatrics. He would like to become a Pediatrician. Jose wants to achieve these goals not just for himself, but for his family. When asked who his biggest influence was, he told us “My mom has been through hard times but she has always managed to take care of us no matter what”.

Jose you are clearly a dedicated student with a great plan for your future! We wish you the best!



Senior Spotlight: Megan

MeganAmatoWM.jpgWest Orange HS Senior, Megan, is a well rounded and dedicated student. She has
participated in Student Government, Varsity Soccer and NHS during her Senior year. Megan has also volunteered at the bettered women’s shelter and helped feed the home during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Her plans after High School include attending UCF to study in the medical field and become a nurse. She told us she chose this field because she wants to help those in need. Megan described her personality as caring and someone who tries to see the good in everyone.

Megan has not always had it easy. She told us about a terrible tragedy her family had to face. Lightning struck their home and it burnt down. They they lost everything they owned and had to completely rebuild their lives.

Her mom is her biggest inspiration in life, she told us, “she inspires me to be a better person every day. Although she has had a rough upbringing, she is so happy all of the time and has a contagious smile”.

Megan, we hope you have an awesome Senior year and wish you the best of luck in your nursing career!

Friday Fashion Debate: Blanket Scarf

Today’s high in St Augustine is 87, tomorrow it is 86, by next weekend it is supposed to be 82. That is about as close to Fall temperatures it will get in Florida for awhile. However, I choose to continue on my Fall Fashion topics. Today we are debating the blanket scarf.

bec041fb8e4263c67f4ce9d9138f2c94My first thought is ADORABLE but it is quickly followed by my dd74ef3d22c8616f6ad309071eef14f1second thought TOO MUCH FABRIC. You are probably thinking that I am not making any sense. How can I think the look is adorable while also saying it is too much fabric? Well I am not one to wear things that are bunched up around my neck. I love a nice fall/ winter scarf but these blanket scarfs are a lot of scarf to have around your neck and although it is adorable, I prefer a little less. I also think there is a thin line between acceptably cute and looking like you literally took a blanket from your couch and wrapped it around your neck.

In my opinion, the first two photos show blanket scarfs that are a little too much fabric. Ib107c5e226c102a8e3223c64ad14b780 prefer something like this next photo with the black and white scarf. This one is still classified as a blanket scarf and has that over-sized & cozy look but it doesn’t look like it is consuming her. Of course the way you tie it or wrap it can completely change the look so maybe the key is just finding the best method.

All I know is as I write this, I have on a sleeveless shirt and flip flops and can not wait to put the heat behind us and grab a pair of boots! Until then I will continue to search the internet and pinterest for the most current Fall styles and envy those of you who may actually get to wear them before Christmas.🙂

Happy Friday!!!



Senior Spotlight: Tytianna

Our Senior Spotlight this week is about Lake Mary HS Senior, Tytianna. She participates inTytiannaKeyWM.jpg Dance and is a Cheerleader at her school and has also helped at community events such as her church carnival and volunteered to help feed the homeless.

She is still undecided on which college she plans to attend but she knows for certain that she wants to become a pediatrician. This field was a natural fit for her because she loves working with kids and feel she always knows how to make them laugh and feel comfortable around her.

When asked who the most influential person in her life is, she told us, “My grandfather taught me to never give up no matter what and that people believe in me”.

Tytianna is excited about her future after graduating as is looking forward to a new world she has yet to experience and getting the chance to do things on her own.

We wish you the best of luck Tytianna!

Friday Fashion Debate: Wearing White After Labor Day

For this week’s debate, I did even more research than usual. I wanted to understand where the “No white clothing after Labor Day” rule came from. Funny enough, after reading a handful of articles, it seems no one actually knows where this rule started. People do have their opinions on the matter though. Some say it goes back to the fact that upper class individuals always left their city lives for the summer and opted for “summer wardrobes” which consisted of linen fabrics (usually white) and floppy straw hats. After Labor Day they went back to the city and left their summer wardrobes behind which meant the white linen pants stayed in their vacation homes and they opted for darker colors to fit their Fall city lives.

Let’s face it though, no matter where this rule came from, it is outdated. One of the most popular trends continuing from past years is white pants with denim shirts. Sure, during the summer we may opt for white shorts and sleeveless denim but I don’t see anything wrong with a pair of white jeans, a long sleeve denim shirt, brown boots and a cozy scarf. If we followed the Labor Day rule, this look would not exist. Here in Florida we are still getting temperatures in the 90s and I am not likely putting on long sleeves or boots until MAYBE Christmas.

Denim shirts and white pants are not the only acceptable way to wear white after Labor Day. It just happens to All White // L.O.V.E.: be my favorite way to wear the look.🙂

Who doesn’t love a big comfy sweater? Especially on those holidays filled with food! Winter sweaters look great with white pants! You 9769769ce54843c35af57deec1cd4575.jpgcan even take it a bit further and opt for all white. All white does not have to look like you are going to a fancy all white party in the city at a five star hotel. Throw on a pair of white skinny jeans with an over sized white sweater and white converse and you have a look to run around all day in!

Some of you may be reading this thinking, I have never followed that silly rule anyway. However, you would be amazed how many people still follow this out of date rule. There is another side of this. Maybe you are reading this and you completely disagree with me. The Labor Day rule is one you feel very strongly about and as of September 5th all white clothing items you wear have gone in a box and won’t be back until next summer.

Either way, share with us what side of the debate you are on. We would love to hear your opinions on the matter.

Happy Friday!!




Senior Spotlight: Taylor

taylorkiburzwmTimber Creek High School senior, Taylor, is aiming to graduate as the Salutatorian of her class! She has participated in Jazz band and is hoping to join the weightlifting team in her Senior year. Taylor plans to attend UCF to study nursing and become an emergency room nurse someday.

When asked what were two interesting facts about herself, Taylor told us she has worn her hair bright red (as you see in her photo) all throughout High School and she has a “giant” dog. She also told us she has a love for travelling and helping people!

When asked who was an influential person in her life, she told us, “My dad, he had a horrible injury in 2013 and he continued to persevere and work through it”.

After graduating, she is most looking forward to being able to immerse herself in the subjects she loves, health & nursing.

Enjoy your senior year Taylor!!


Friday Fashion Debate: Visors

I had no idea what my topic for today was going to be. Typically I plan it out and even write it a few days early but today I knew when I got in I would have to search pinterest looking for fun fashion trends to write about. So I got in my car, headed to work, and while waiting at a red light, inspiration hit me. Visors… yes I am talking about the hat you wear that leaves the top of your head exposed but blocks sun. 417ca3b01f40b9a26b87d311ae64f8cd

If I am being 100% honest, which I always am with those of you who read our blog, I don’t understand visors. The sports community loves them, and I guess I can understand that they block sun when you can’t wear sunglasses but your head stays cool. If that is the reasoning then I understand the logic and will grant a pass.

c1ce2e31a3d54eae5e54ce6d549ca334The lady that inspired this blog today wasn’t playing sports, she Image result for visor hair downwasn’t doing anything but simply crossing the street to her destination. She was also wearing her hair in the worst visor hairstyle out there. Her hair was OVER her visor. If you love visors, and want to wear your hair down instead of going for the sporty look, please follow this one tip. Leave your hair down and put the visor over your hair. The “NO” look is on the left and the “YES” look is on the right just in case anyone needs a visual explanation.🙂

As I write this, I am thinking how I can explain why I don’t like visors. Truthfully, I haven’tHow To Wear Baseball Caps: Taught By Bloggers | StyleCaster: come up with anything other than, I prefer baseball caps. Maybe it’s the Texas girl in me or maybe it is just a preference I have for no special reason, but for me If I wear a hat, it is going to be a baseball cap.

As always though, to each their own! I would love to see your favorite hat styles! Even if it is a visor!🙂