Odds and Ends


1. Do you have a Drybar in your area? If so, run as fast as your little legs can carry you right this very minute. $35 for the most fabulous blowdry you could imagine. (And they have a menu of blowdry styles! Sleek and Straight! Straight with body! Loose curls! Beach curls! LOVE IT.) I had my first experience there yesterday and didn’t want to leave.

2. I’ve been waiting to announce that the project I’ve been working on for a year launched this week, Style United. Unfortunately, I’ve heard from many that the site is all sorts of wonky. Hoping they can fix all the bugs, but in the meantime, you can check out all my video tutorials and articles here.

3. As many of you know, Wito started reading at a very young age. I’ve been wanting to write a series of posts on the subject for a very long time, but worried that it would seem braggadocios or boring or super lame or totally not helpful, but I just decided to buck up and do it. If you have a young reader or are interested in the subject, I’ll be writing the series at my Babble Voices blog for the next few weeks. Post #1 is here, and post #2 is here. (I posted some early videos of Wito as a reference, which has totally thrown me into a ridiculously wistful state of nostalgia. MY BABY ISN’T MY BABY ANYMORE. Wahhhhh.)

4. I had such a lovely time at Camp Mighty last weekend. Maggie and Laura showed us all such a good time, and I want to live at the Ace Hotel forever and ever amen. More photos and fun to come.

Happy weekend!



Hair Thursday Tutorials on Style United


I am so excited to announce that the super secret project I’ve been working on this entire year just launched! Style United!

This is truly a one-stop shop for all things beauty, hair, and style. I’ve been writing articles and filming all sorts of tutorials, and I hope you all enjoy it as much I do!

Here are just a few of my contributions to Style United, but be sure to check out all the great content on the website. (All of my articles and videos can be found here.)

6 Chic Ways to Tie a Scarf

The Best Fall Hairstyles

How to Fake a Fresh Face

How to Get Shinier Hair

4 Easy Braids for Every Day




Emi-Jay Hair Ties Winner!


Hooray for #190, Lori! The random.org gods were on your side today.

If you didn’t win, never fear…I have some more adorable Emi-Jay goodies to give away soon. Stay tuned!


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is no joke, people. NO JOKE. It would best be described as a clear dry shampoo, and does a great job refreshing hair that hasn’t been washed, BUT the real deal is its ability to create massively sexy volume. That volume I’m rocking on the right is just the spray, nothing else. I just flip over, spray the texturizing spray throughout my dry hair, blast my hair around with my blowdryer for a couple seconds, flip back up and voila! Crazy sexy bedhead volume. Plus, it smells ridiculously good. Love it. AM OBSESSED WITH IT. (Apparently, one of my hair idols loves it too.)

p.s. –  I happily dole out the cash for this stuff. And coming from a person who receives most of her hair products and services for free, that should say a lot!