look book: fancy schmancy

February 17, 2011

A couple months ago I bought a Groupon for Drybar, which is a salon in LA that washes, shampoos, blow drys and styles your hair. Basically everything but the cut. I was saving it to use for a special occasion and since I was too late to book for New Years Eve I decided to do it for  our early Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday night. I'm not that good at hair but when I'm feeling a little fancy schmancy I like curl it with a curling iron. The problem is that it takes forever and I always mess up the bangs area. Do you flip out, flip under, leave them how they are? I have no clue. So it was especially nice to just show up and have a stylist do it for me. If only I could have someone do my hair every day!
 blouse Queen's Wardrobe, skirt Urban Outfitters, belt J. Crew, shoes Michael Kors

I love getting dressed up for nights out with my fiance! Whoops almost wrote boyfriend. I'm going to have to get used to a whole new term in a few months! It's crazy how quickly time is going by. eek!
Hope you all have a happy Thursday!
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77 comments:

  1. Love how they styled your curls! I wish I had a hair stylist with me everyday as well, ha! The outfit is really cute :) x

    Bows and Pearls

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  2. i love the curls!! so cute! and your skirt!!

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  3. love it! very soft, which is perfect for Valentines day.

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  4. You look so pretty! But you know, I feel like your hair always looks about that way when you curl it, so you must be doing a pretty good job! I only recently learned how to give myself a proper blowout (I know, at 22? embarrassing), but I'm addicted--I have to put aside 45 additional minutes every morning. With the bangs, I use a big brush and curl them back toward the back of my head, blow-dry them, then curl them under toward my forehead, and they fall really prettily.

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  5. I love how they did your hair, but I especially love your outfit! The softness of the ruffles in both pieces and the soft colors is soooo romantic. Beautiful!
    jewelscapes.blogspot.com

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  6. oo i really love this flirty outfit and love ur hair!!

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  7. Your hair looks great wavy or straight or curly.

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  8. I got a blow-out last week for my grad pics and it was fabulous!! I wish I could afford to do it all the time too!

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  9. Love the hair! isn't it amazing what some people can do with hair? I'm clueless too when it comes to hair. I'm so excited to get my hair done for the wedding. and for my trial! AHHHH!!!! I'll be in the salon with about 5 different hair piece options trying to narrow down what I want to wear in my hair!

    xo Kirby

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  10. Wow, sooooo pretty!!!! Everything, from you to your hair, your clothes, the flowers! <3 Just everything :)

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  11. the hair turned out gorgeous! Love your outfit too. Hope you had a fun night out!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! That's pretty much all I can say! : )

    I'm giving away a really cute ring on my blog, so you should check it out : )

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  13. Love this outfit, so romantic and pretty!

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  14. Ah I know what you mean! :) your hair looked amazing btw! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  15. You look lovely :)
    I got married after 10 year of relation, you can't imagine how hard was for me to get used to the "husband" word LOL. I kept saying my boyfriend, I married at summer of 2008 and now I finally say husband without needing to think about it ;)
    Kisses.

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  16. Oooh you look gorgeous!!!! I love the hair, they did a good job :)
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  17. You look amazing! Your hair is so pretty.
    Yes time does fly. Saying husband is hard, but what is harder is changing your signature!
    Better practice! I had to!

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  18. You look beautiful! I love this outfit :)

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  19. Your skirt is just lovely...I think I need one! :) You look beautiful, and I love getting dressed up for nights out too...so fun and saying fiance still hasn't stuck with me yet either, but I love it!

    Liesl :)

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  20. I have been wanting to go to a blow out bar with me and my girlfriends, sounds like so much fun! Also, loving your skirt and the color.

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  21. this is a gorgeous outfit! and your hair looks great! don't you just love groupon?!

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  22. You always look so beautiful! Love this feminine look!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  23. I love that blouse, such a lovely outfit! :)

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  24. I love that skirt so much!!!! When did you buy it actually? And the blouse is pretty too!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  25. What an adorable outfit! Your loosely curled hair goes perfectly as well :)

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  26. That is such a good idea! I need to go get that at a salon! You look so stunning. Your hair makes me green with envy..its so lovely! And love these colors on you! xoxo

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  27. I love the top, so romantic!

    -B

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  28. Your hair looks fabulous! Seriously, it looks so great. Did you watch them curl it so you can try it at home? Oh man, I should get my hair styled one day, that would be awesome.

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  29. You look SO cute, Mara. Your hair looks absolutely amazing, and that skirt is perfection!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. I LOVE this entire outfit. That skirt is SO cute!

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  31. Mara you look so feminine and gorgeous here! I love the softness of the white blouse and pink skirt and the added leopard belt to break them up! Awesome :)

    xo

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  32. You look amazing! Enjoy everything to the fullest :) x

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  33. i love dress-up dates!!! im esp loving that ruffle skirt and those shoes!! too fun :)

    happy thursday!!

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  34. Very beautiful! Magazine hair!!! And the outfit is just gorgeous!

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  35. I love the hair! Have you decided on wedding hair yet? I cannot wait because you are going to be the most beautiful bride.

    I love how Matthew captures your beauty so well. It truly shows how well he sees you.

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  36. hello there!

    okay, so i've been "stalking" your blog for the past few weeks. i forget how i found it, but anyways, i love looking at all of your amazing outfits and adventures on my ipod touch.

    so i realized i wasn't following. had to fix that.

    phew, all done. now i am.

    love your outfit!

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  37. You're so pretty! I adore your hair! It's gorgeous :)

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  38. your hair looks lovely...but then like others have said, it nearly always does! so you must be doing something right :) oh and i LOVE your shoes!! absolutely perfect with the outfit!

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  39. I love everything about your outfit & your hair is wow! I totally know what you mean about curling it! I find it takes me SO much longer when I do it & never works out exactly how I visulised it!

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  40. such a pretty outfit!! i need to get more silky blouse style tops like that. i am obsessed with skirts and i think they can make an outfit look so elegant and feminine!
    your hair came out so nice!

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  41. Beautiful outfit and beautiful hair!

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  42. you look beautiful Mara!
    I love Queen's wardrobe, great outfit!

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  43. Your hair looks lovely, and great outfit:) x

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  44. Your hair looks incredible! And I love how romantic and pretty this outfit is - you look so gorgeous, Mara.

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  45. love your top! It's so pretty.

    your hair looks gorgeous also. did you cut it recently?

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  46. Aw your hair looks great! Although, I pretty much always think it looks great! I have SUCH a hard time curling my hair too...I just don't have hair curling skills! haha

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  47. I love everything about this outfit! And your hair does look fantastic. Don't we all wish that someone could come over everyday and do our hair?

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  48. Beautiful!! That skirt is so cute!!

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  49. this is so cool, I need to find a similar place in SF because now that my hair has gotten so long, I'm really tired of doing it myself. Nor can I ever get the really long back pieces just right

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  50. Mara, you look GORGEOUS!! Gah!

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  51. That skirt looks amazing on you Mara, love the color! Supermodel? Um I think yes!

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  52. love this outfit. and your ring is superb. if you didn't know.

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  53. The whole ruffly, romantic looks AMAZING on you :)

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  54. Brilliant outfit! And your hair is stunning!! Love!

    xoxo

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  55. you look beautious! hope you had a wonderful valentines dinner :)

    http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  56. you are sooo beautiful sweetie!! i LOVE your skirt, belt and shoes!! and your hair is soo pretty!!

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  57. I would love a professional hair/make up/style team to get me ready every day. I'd have no problem letting them make me over - usually I throw on whatever I can find (I get up at 5am) and throw my hair in a bun as I run for the train. Not so glamorous, ha!

    x Jasmine

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  58. I wish you'd be my fashion consultant. No jokes. I'd listen to you, no questions asked!

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  59. i am counting down the days until the dry bar comes to the east coast! i want to try all of their styles! you look amazing. i'm especially loving the belt.

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  60. First and foremost, your hair couldn't look more perfect here. second your outfit is so perfect. i love the femininity, it suits you so well

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  61. Your hair looks amazing! I love they way they styled your bangs. ANd I agree, if I could have someone do my hair and make-up every day I'd be so happy (oh and a massage too!). Is that your natural hair color? It is so pretty, Mara.

    xo Marcie

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  62. your hair looks seriously awesome.

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  63. Hair looks gorgeous! Ok I'm convinced. Youre like the 3rd person who's done this and looks amazing.

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  64. OMG M... You take my breath away... You are seriously one of the prettiest faces I've seen ever!!! :) :) :) :) :) I'm so in love with you, and I'm a girl *sigh* :)

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  65. Your hair looks FANTASTIC! I've always wanted waves like that, but I don't have the skill... have you considered a body wave? I'm thinking about getting one this summer in the hopes of semi-permanent waves!

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  66. i love love your pink skirt, and the scenery behind your outfit is lovely.

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  67. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I love this look! It's so feminine and romantic. Super pretty!

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  68. wow you are looking so pretty so amazing i like your hair style very beautiful. And your outfit really cool and very nice.Thanks for

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  69. Lady! Your blog is gooooorgeous (said like oprah)! Srsly. And this look?! Adorbs!

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