Shades of Blue + Tricker’s Boots

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 Prancing around in my Tricker’s boots . . .

It’s been pretty chilly around here lately, and you won’t hear me complain. My sweaters haven’t see nearly enough wear this season (due to an unseasonably warm start to our year). For the every day, a casual sweater is my go-to. I like to pair it with a bold scarf, dark wash denim and a sturdy pair of boots.

Shop the look here:

Olivia Sky sweater via Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy scarf, Gap black denim, vintage turquoise rings, Tricker’s boots

P.S. Don’t miss Gap’s Spring Break Event & Old Navy’s 40% OFF Sale.

photos by Ashlee Brooke

Hair Care Secrets: The Basics

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Basic hair care secrets . . .

I’m so excited to kick off my new ‘Hair Care Secrets’ series. A couple times a month, I’ll be sharing my go-to products, haircare tips and everyday tutorials. Today’s post is all about the basis–five things that can either make or break your head of hair.

Wear a Hat: Don’t forget your hat if you’re headed outside. Whipping wind, freezing temps and dry climates can leave you with tangles and damaged ends. The less exposure to the elements, the better. Fedoras, felt hats, beanies and ball caps are very trendy this season. It’s function meets fashion.

Deep Condition: Cold weather can leave your locks feeling dry and brittle. Let’s be honest, split ends aren’t a girl’s best friend. The best way to combat damage is to treat your hair once a week with a deep conditioner. You can make an appointment at a local salon or DIY it at home. Phytokeratine Repair Mask is easy to use and leaves your hair moisturized and silky smooth.

Ditch the Heat: Damaged hair? Now’s the perfect time to ditch your blow dryer, straightener or curling iron. Trade the hot tools for an air-dried do, and your hair will thank you. With the right products, styling is a cinch. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray gives your hair a textured, seaside look without the harm of heat.

Moisturize with Oil: If you do use your tools, make sure to apply a 100% Pure Agran Oil first. Simply rake a dime sized amount through the ends of wet hair, and style as planned. Combined with the heat of your tools, the oil will hydrate and add extra shine. The oil is also known to help make coarse, damaged hair feel smooth again.

Drink Water + Eat Well: A well balanced diet is key to looking your best. Things like fruits, vegetables and water help to keep your cells hydrated. And hydrated cells are what make a healthy head of hair. Experts recommend consuming 6-8 glasses of water a day, but it is important to remember that each body has different dietary needs.

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Things I Like: Sneaker Picks + a Giveaway

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 Street style sneaker picks I’d like to get my hands on . . .

‘Air Max 1′ by Nike
‘Pre Montreal’ in Grey by Nike
‘420’ in Red by New Balance
‘Internationalist’ by Nike
‘Pre Montreal’ in Bone by Nike
‘570’ in Red by New Balance
‘Pre Montreal’ in Blue by Nike

Lucky for you, I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give away a $300 Visa Gift card. It’s the perfect time to add a new pair of sneakers (or two!) to your collection. The giveaway is open internationally and runs for one week. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. The more entries you complete, the greater your chance will be at winning.

Giveaway Hosts:

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Spring Skiing in February

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Skiing in February never looked so good . . .

Though the temps have been warmer than usual, the skiing hasn’t disappointed. It’s been one beautiful bluebird day after the next. We try to spend as many Saturdays at Alta as possible–there’s nothing better than sunshine, fresh mountain air and comfort food from the ski lodge.

How are you spending your Saturdays?