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Kristen Taekman

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The Velcro Blowout

There is nothing like a good ole fashion velcro blowout! Velcro rollers have been around forever…think back to old movies when all of the starlets would be waiting in their dressing rooms with their silk robes and hair tightly wrapped up in rollers as they anxiously awaited their next scene. I am all for the velcro blowout because it gives you a smooth finished look unlike any other! How do you achieve this perfect blowout?

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Neon Moments

Did I just say neon!? Yes I did! Neon is in! This trend is hot hot hot through summer and right into fall. I went for the monochromatic look in head to toe neon green. Nervous about going bold this fall!? Don’t be! Jump into the hottest trend of the season.

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The Fool Proof Smokey Eye

Sometimes you just need the cliff notes, am I right?!? A fool proof guaranteed way to get right to the point! I would like to thank ALMAY for coming up with this amazing, easy to use smokey eye palette! I am very visual learner, so seeing where each color is suppose to go on the eyelid is brilliant and a total game changer.

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Leopard Basics for Fall

I was working on my fall content for you all and came across so many cool variations of leopard print clothing. I am seeing leopard EVERYWHERE and have added a few pieces to my own wardrobe. I have compiled some of my favorite leopard looks in todays blog post.

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Friday’s Denim

September is in full swing and thank goodness this lovely weather is still holding up which means I am going to wear my shorts while I still can! Before we know it, it’s going to be all about the sweater weather. Today, I am throwing back to my summer in LA. This picture was taken while I was spending the day in Venice on Abbot Kinney.

I used to live in Venice and I am so in love with this area! It’s changed sooo much since Josh and I lived there nearly 10 years ago eekkk. The shopping and restaurants are amazing and the street is filled with super cool graffiti (you all know how much I love graffiti for a great photo op). Haven’t been to Venice?!? On your next trip to LA make sure to add it to your list! It’s the perfect way to spend a day (if you can find parking) LOL! 

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Animal Instincts for Fall

Sadly, summer has come to an end but I am happy to say that fall fashion has arrived! About halfway through summer, I start my fashion forecasting, browsing through magazines, looking for fall inspiration in order to stay ahead of the trends.

To my delight, the Bloomingdale’s catalogue arrives in the mail every summer just in time to start my fall shopping. It’s the perfect way to transition out of summer and into fall, just in time for New York Fashion Week.

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Mascara Secrets

Making up your mind about mascara is a tough one! Do you want thicker lashes? Longer lashes? Darker lashes? Well, after trying just about every mascara on the market, I decided I want longer, thicker and darker lashes, oh my! Ha! But can I actually get it all!? Yes, yes I can!

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The Farm Stand

Ahh the summer farm stand! It’s something that I grew up with in Connecticut. We looked forward to fresh veggies and corn every summer and pretty much ate it everyday! I don’t hide the fact that I DON’T cook BUT I can boil water and the good news is I can put together a salad. Thank goodness Josh is a master on the grill so we manage just fine! It’s definitely easier for me to put together a meal during the summer. There are farm stands all over the Hamptons! In East Hampton/ Amagansett area my favorite farmstead is Balsam Farms !! Always the best of everything, including corn, pies and fresh flowers! The best place for a quick breakfast sandwich and cup of coffee is Mary’s Marvelous. For pre-made foods, Round Swamp is the best. They have fresh summer salads, pies…you name it. They have great things to take to a dinner party! For fresh fish, Stuarts Seafood is my go-to, it’s a little off the beaten path. The best thing about summer at the beach is the dress code! Pretty much anything goes, jean cut off’s, a maxi dress, a beach cover up! Casual chic at its finest! Have fun this summer!