sorry i haven’t been posting but i am currently on a much-needed vacation. see you back on the ranch (when i get home — on sunday). in the meantime, don’t get caught up in any questionable fashion trends, like scrunchies. i hate scrunchies.

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Anonymous asked:

Hey lady! Just curious, and possibly trying to steal your curly hair look but What products go into styling your hair? :)

any excuse for me to post a picture of myself, am i right? kidding, but in all seriousness, i’ve found that understanding curly hair is a lifelong process; i had straight hair until around 17 years old (f u, puberty) so i am still experimenting with a routine. because curls tend to be drier than less wavy strands, it is important to keep them moisturized, which translates to me using mostly cream-based products like oribe crème for style or moroccanoil’s smoothing lotion. see also: lots o intense hair masks. biolage and moroccanoil have two of my favorites. during the winter when it’s cold, i’ll use a diffuser but i typically air-dry it and i get my hair cut at devachan every six months or so.

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the steps to getting your naturally curly hair blown out:

  1. i’m praying for you, andersen. good luck conquering this bush.
  2. yeah, i’ve definitely broken some hairbrushes in my day. 
  3. HOW DID YOU DO THIS? SORCERY??!? YOU ARE A WIZARD. 
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if you weren’t already aware, baublebar is one of my favorite sites for of-the-moment statement jewelry and getting an unexpected delivery from them is always a great way to start the day. this medieval chain bib is pretty epic, no? it perked my simple outfit right up. for funsies, click here to see how i wore it before coffee.

disclosure: i was surprised with this necklace with no editorial obligation.

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you don’t mind two large pictures of my face when it’s all for the purpose of showing off good hair, right? last night, i was invited (courtesy of style coalition) to experience the sassoon salon and receive either a cut or a blow-dry. since i’m a loyal deva, i opted for the latter and can definitely put this in the category of ‘best blow ever.’ i found it interesting that there was not a sassoon product in sight with [extremely lovely] stylists opting for kerastase and davines, but i couldn’t complain because both brands are light and moisturizing and smell ridic.

update: found out why they don’t carry vidal sassoon products — according to the brand, the salon only carries professional lines. the sassoon professional line is available in the united kingdom, but sadly, not in the states. okay, carry on!

fun fact: mother zucker’s most memorable haircut took place at the original sassoon salon at the height of his artistry — she received one of his signature mod bobs and called it her “first upscale experience, coming from the bronx.” very cool.

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Anonymous asked:

What internships/ steps did you take to get to the kickass place you are now?

"kick-ass," huh? thank you! most of this answer is a regurgitation of a similar response to a question received some months back, but i added in my undergraduate years as well, which will speak to most of my internship experience. 

  • 2003-2007: i entered uconn as a vocal performance major and exited with a major in english and minor in history and women’s studies. when i switched my major to something equally as potentially unemployable, i made a goal to dabble in as many careers as i could before graduating because my feeling was that i’d rather experience a whole lot than nothing at all — in doing so, i would find my path. examples: a summer at entertainment tonight, semesters spent writing press releases and speeches for uconn’s school of nursing and the school of pharmacy, and assisting at the now-defunct b2b publication dnr.
  • 2007: five months working in ad sales at the new york observer taught me that selling space in a weekly paper was not my bag. yay for learning experiences!
  • 2007-2009: this is when i studied for a masters in library science (i also received a certification in conservation, records management, and archival studies). my main focus was digital-based projects, xml, and database research, and interned at marvel comics. it was also when i started this blog.
  • 2009-2010: upon graduating, i realized i lacked “real world” experience and volunteered to head up the vanderbilt museum's archive. i managed the space and its contents, worked with historians, and transcribing historical materials.
  • 2010-2011: mama (me) had bills to paid and desperately needed to move out of her parents house for her own sanity, so i got a job doing production and coding for an email marketing company with a large retailer as my sole client. 
  • 2011-2012: coding got really easy and repetitive and i began increasing the amount of freelance writing i was doing. conde nast took notice and recruited me to be a part of its first community management program, which involved four publications (teen vogue, vanity fairthe new yorker, and glamour). i was assigned to the latter, but after seven months, the program folded.
  • 2012-2014: just when i thought i’d have to eat ramen for the rest of my life, nars cosmetics had an opening on its brand-spanking-new digital team and they dug my vibe. here, i am able to maintain my blog on the side while handling all of the brand’s digital public relations from a national standpoint as well as create, disseminate, manage, and analyze its social media content. i also plan all events where digital press will be in attendance. see also: digital strategy.
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Anonymous asked:

Lovely Sara, Can you show us what your beautiful BritStich bag looks like when you're "all dressed up." I always have trouble imaging the styling for bags, but that one is particularly cute.

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i have a sneaking suspicion that this inquiry was written by someone who works for the brand and they want me to show off my personal style, but whatevs, no problem. i wore this bag throughout the weekend — it was the perfect size for an #sbzadventure.

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i got highlights this weekend. here they are, four times.

(Source: instagram.com)

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it’s like: cool, cooler, coolest. photo by melissa murphy.

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some months ago, 5-star hotel mandarin oriental reached out to see if i would be interested in shouting my love for new york from the rooftops by partaking in a little photoshoot. there was no way i could turn that down — i’m a new yorker, born and raised (long island, if you want to get technical) — so with the help of my longtime tumblr friend [who just happens to be an extremely talented photographer] melissa murphy, we took a little stroll over to hallet’s cove in long island city.

these pictures and this post are the result.

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