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Beachy Waves Tutorial

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GRAY TOP: Nordstrom // HEAT PROTECTANT: Big Sexy Hair // HAIRSPRAY: Moroccanoil // BEACH SPRAY: Oribe // FOUNDATION: Estee Lauder Double Wear // POWDER: MAC // EYELINER: Lancome // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Snob’ // NECKLACE: Nordstrom // BLUSH: Kat Von D

I wanted to say thanks for all of your sweet comments and recommendations for our move!! I wish I had time to respond to all of you! I used to be really good at answering all comments but now with a baby and moving its a little hectic but I really do love reading every comment, they make my day. And I know a lot of you asked which city in Alabama we are moving to but I would prefer to keep some things private now that we have our little guy! I think it is just safer that way :)

As excited as I am to move to Alabama, lets be honest, my hair will not stand a chance in that stinkin humidity! It never does. Which luckily means I will get more creative with braids and whatnot but I wanted to do a quick curl tutorial on my favorite waves since I am sure I won’t take the time to curl my hair much anymore!

This is my absolute favorite hairstyle, ever ever ever. I love messy hair and I love having my hair down. I was trying to recreate Marisa Millers curls one day and came up with this technique and it has been a go to since then. I wore my hair like this for my wedding and maternity photos and a million times in between. Its perfect for any occasion. I did a tutorial on this almost two years ago and figured it was time for an updated one, soo I hope you guys like!

Scroll down to watch the video, or click here! And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, here. xo


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Posted On : August 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm, by amber
Posted In : Hair

Moving Day

Barefoot BlondeJEANS: Shopbop // SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban // NECKLACE: Gorjana // DIAPER BAG: Petunia Pickle Bottom

Today is the day me and my family move to ALABAMA!! We are so so so excited. I grew up in Arizona and have lived in Utah the last six years.. both places have extremely similar cultures and David has always lived in Utah so this will be a huge change for us, especially since neither of us know a single soul in Alabama (except our realtor, if that counts). But I have always wanted to live in the South, it seems so charming and it just feels right for me and my family. I really didn’t wait to tell anybody so I could have this grand announcement, it was mainly just me wanting to wait until it was one million percent a done deal, signed on a house, bags are packed, uhaul is reserved kind of thing. I hate being the one who tells of plans and then have to explain why they didn’t work out.

Of course when we found out it we were going to Alabama, I first consulted Yelp to see what kind of food we were working with. While there aren’t quite as many snow cone shacks as I’m used to (there are literally six within a two mile radius of our home in Utah), I am pretttty excited for all the food in the deep south. Not to mention, THE ROAD TRIPS! Like I said, both David and I have always lived on the west coast.. which has meant weekend trips to Vegas, Southern California, San Francisco, Arizona, etc. now we will be doing weekend trips to Destin, Savannah, New Orleans, Charleston, Baton Rouge, and the list goes on. I have already planned too many trips for us and I am giddy thinking about them.

Anyways, so we sold almost all of our possessions and everything is packed in a trailer and we are off. First stop, Denver, then Kansas City, then Nashville, and finally Alabama! (all with 1,000 stops in between for blow outs in the car seat, nursing, burping, you know the works :) )

PS the name Atticus came BEFORE we knew we were going to Alabama, haha. But sort of a funny coincidence.

Posted On : August 7, 2014 at 5:14 am, by amber
Posted In : Fashion

Blue Plaid

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BLOUSE: Equipment (also obsessed with this floral one and this black and white one) // DISTRESSED JEANS: Shopbop // HEELS: Manolo Blahnik // SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban // CLUTCH: Clare V. (also wanting this one!)

I have literally ALWAYS wanted a pair of Manolo heels.. this pair, here, is my absolute dream pair. My friend Christine and I were shopping and she spotted these ones I am wearing and I was totally jealous when she got them so when I saw them on major sale (60% off) and saw they were available in my size, I had a major panic attack (the good kind) and had to copy her and get them!! The color is just perfect.

I also stinking love anything made by Equipment. I love the quality of all the pieces, when you wear them you can tell you are wearing something nice.. which is important to me when I am paying more for an article of clothing. Plus they have some of the best prints.

AND HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS WE MOVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TOMORROW OMMMGGG. I am freaking out/so excited/have butterflies. Check back tomorrow to see where we are going/why we are going/probably a lot of rambling because my nerves are going crrazzzy. LOVE YOU GUYS!

*Photos by Whitney Kofford

Posted On : August 6, 2014 at 4:43 am, by amber
Posted In : Fashion

Walks with my Loves

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It has been a crazy weekend, both me and David have been sick (its a miracle that Atticus hasn’t also gotten sick) and we have been packing, packing, packing! So it was nice to actually get dressed and go out for a walk with my boys after a few days of no make up and working non stop. I have also been dying to try out A’s new carseat. We previously had the Graco Snugride.. I got it because it was so lightweight but ended up hating it because the material would make him sweat soo bad and he would get so uncomfortable. So I did some research and we ended up getting this Maxi Cosi one and I already love it SO MUCH MORE!

I also got a bunch of these long shorts.. I usually cannot stand long shorts and feel anything but cute in them, but I found these Hudson ones and as soon as I wore them once I went back online and got them in gray and black as well. They are the only ones I have found that flatter my body and that I can still feel cute in.

PS I wanted to share this video I made with SheKnows and Q-tips showing how I use Q-tips Precision tips to perfect my eyeliner :) Check it out here! xo

Posted On : August 5, 2014 at 5:53 am, by amber
Posted In : Fashion

Last Minute Anniversary Sale Shopping

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The Anniversary Sale ends August 4th so I figured I would share some of my last minute favorites to inspire your weekend shopping :)

Have a good weekend everybody! xo

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Posted On : August 1, 2014 at 4:59 am, by amber
Posted In : inspiration