Five Finds // 5 Ways to Care for Winter Hair

Five Finds // 5 Ways to Care for Winter Hair

Happy Sunday! This week is filled with so much emotion, and honestly I am happy to have a little break mid-week to just collect my thoughts about many things. You can get more on that through my Instagram and Snapchat. But right now I want to talk about hair! Since I was little, I often heard “you have such beautiful hair” or “you have so much thick hair”. However, for me it always seemed more of a stress to style and it always took so long to get it done at the hair salon! Since I have long curly hair but like the ease of having it blown out (especially in the winter), it’s important for me to keep it as healthy as possible.

care for winter hair

Every winter my hair reacts to the change to cold weather from scalp to root and it can take a toll on its texture. I almost never color my hair – highlights mainly – more than once a year, and yet it’s so important for me to do everything I can to care for my winter hair more than in the summer. Of course staying hydrated is paramount (and wearing a hat!), but here are a few goodies that I’ve started to use that I really enjoy and have been keeping my hair full of life!

care for winter hair

Before getting a blow out, using Kerastase’s L’incroyable Blowdry makes my hair significantly smoother and softer. I love the light scene it gives my hair and on occasion I even use a little bit a day or two after to refresh my hair.

care for winter hair

I’ve never been one to use dry shampoo until I came across this product. Amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo not only smells great, but it instantly bring my roots to life after second day hair. And while it’s important to brush out the product after applying to the roots only, I love that it doesn’t leave any powered residue on my hair. I also love their travel gift set with flatiron, products and decorative pouch – a perfect for a holiday gift for a friend!

care for winter hair

Now I have used several hair conditioning masks through the years, and some have been better than others. Briogeo’s is definitely one I like better! It has a great scent, it doesn’t get sticky when you apply it and dries, and most importantly, it leaves my hair silky smooth. I like to apply it on my hair after washing with shampoo, then wrapping my hair in plastic wrap with a towel on top. On occasion, I add heat for a few minutes with my blow-dryer for added moisturizing. Using this once a week is perfect for the winter and in the summer after a day at the pool. I might also start to try their curly hair products.

care for winter hair

I have tried many of Aveda’s products and these are some standouts for sure! Because I blow-dry my hair quite a bit and the cold winter can be brutal to my ends, I’ve been using the Split End Repair before I retouch my hair with a flat iron or blowdryer. It softens the ends and also protects them from splitting. And one of my favorites is their Aircontrol light hair spray. I use it to add volume to my hair without feeling like I’ve added a ton of product. This allows me to have an extra day or two before I wash out my hair without product buildup! 

Shop // Kerastase L’incroyable Blowdry | Amika Dry Shampoo (under $10) | Briogeo Conditioning Mask | Aveda Split End Repair | Aveda Aircontrol hair spray 

Thank you so much for stopping by! What are some of the products you use more in the winter to care for your hair? Leave me a comment below, and I’ll be happy to check them out too!

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Trio // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine

Trio // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine

Happy Tuesday! I’ve been enjoying warmer weather and time with my boys and family at the happiest of places (Disney, as I’m still a kid at heart!) for Mr. E’s birthday! I can’t wait to share details and travel ideas from this long weekend. It feels good to smile and just enjoy time bonding with the special people I love. I think about heaven often and how my joy is a representation of my angel’s wish for us to be well and together. We enjoyed our Valentine’s day cooking and dancing and catching some sun! And while I know that NYC right now is experiencing some major cold right now and NYFW is in full swing, I thought I’d share some warm details in some of my favorite colors – olive, navy, and wine (seen here too!).

This Season's Gold // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine 1

This Season's Gold // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine boots

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This Season's Gold // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine 3

This Season's Gold // Styling Olive, Navy and Wine 4

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Photos: The KP Life

Outfit // Banana Republic dress (similar) | Zara vest (love this in faux fur!) | Joie boots | Ralph Lauren bag | ASOS wrap (similar) | J.Crew belt 

Thank you for stopping by! How are you staying warm?

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New York Fashion // Layered & Strappy Suede

New York Fashion // Layered & Strappy Suede

Happy Tuesday! I’ve been missing a bit, trying to play catch up and get ready for the myriad of things that are happening in the next few weeks! From New York Fashion Week events, to a sunny escape from the city, and so much more; I haven’t had a chance to sit down to relax from getting stuff done! But now, I’m here and excited to share some style inspiration, some exciting news later this week (so stay tuned!) and so much more! New York Fashion street style For those of you following closely, this week is the Super Bowl of New York fashion, formerly known as Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, and now just New York Fashion Week! I feel so blessed to have been invited to some shows this year, but sadly I won’t be in New York! Ah! As a Christmas gift, I decided back in December that I wanted to take my son and husband away for a long weekend. It would be the perfect birthday for my husband and Valentine’s Day away with my two great loves! So, I won’t be attending any shows for most of the week, but happy that I am attending a few evening events to get the week started! At the end of the day, my family and our time to bond is most important; plus, there’s always September! Layered jacket and vest Lately, I’ve been experimenting with layering outerwear. Jackets and vests, ponchos and coats, a mix and match of everything. While colder days have returned to New York, wearing my leather jacket underneath my cozy sweater vest made it a fun way to create a new outerwear look. I draw my style inspiration mostly from my mood and where I feel I am growing towards. Dressing in layers is quite indicative of how I feel I am experiencing the world right now. At every turn, there is a new experience that adds a layer to how I view the world, and I am happy to embrace the good, the bad and surely quite prepared for the ugly. Layered Outwear I am enjoying wearing neutral colors, and seeing how that makes my usual colorful self feel!

Forever 21 Pink Floppy Hat

Strappy Suede Pumps

Pink Floppy Hat

Cozy New York Fashion Photos by The KP Life

Outfit // Michael Kors leather jacket (similar) | Loft vest | Ann Taylor jeans (similar) | Raye heels | Forever 21 hat | Asos wrap ( similar) | Deux Lux fringe clutch (similar)

Thank you for reading! Stay gold!

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Snow Day // Cozy Pompom Hat & Quilted Jacket

Snow Day // Cozy Pompom Hat & Quilted Jacket

Day 5, and we are slowly getting back to normal after digging out from the Blizzard 2016! Staying home with my little guy truly had us bonding in such great way. With schools closed for a snow day, we decided to play “school” and spent 3 hours as teacher and student doing a story circle, math, writing, science, reading and art! He packed his own snack for “school”, and we had “recess” playing in the snow!  It was so much fun!

With time outside in an abundance of snow, I was happy to break out my warm pompom hat and snow boots and do some digging of my own. I haven’t had a chance to wear my warmer hats and boots this season yet because it really hasn’t been too cold for them. And without any real snow before this storm, my winter accessories were getting pushed further back into my closet with the warm and snowless winter! Boy, how things changed in just a weekend!

This Season's Gold - SnowDay // Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

I love these fleece lined leggings! They are great for warmth and keeping the winter gear light. I actually appreciated how warm they kept me while digging out and getting hit by snowballs coming from behind a mountain of snow by this little guy!

This Season's Gold - Snow Day // Kids snow gear

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Outfit // Zara quilted jacket (similar, love this version and for little girls too!) | Hue fleece lined (yes!) leggings | Canada Goose pompom hat | Uggs (similar waterproof style here and shorter version)

Boys Outfit // Crewcuts pompom hat | Alphabet scarf (similar) | Columbia Ski jacket (similar)

I’d love to know how were you affected by the Blizzard of 2016? I hope you were safe and able to dig out and enjoy a snow day. How do you make the most of your snow days at home, especially if you have little kids? Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

Stay golden!

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Snowstorm // Warm in Red Coat & Pink Earmuffs

Snowstorm // Warm in Red Coat & Pink Earmuffs

Happy Monday! While some of us are still digging out of this weekend’s monster snowstorm on the East Coast (I hope you are all safe and keeping warm if you are!), I know one thing…I can’t wait until Spring! I think we’ve wished ourselves snow so much since December, it decided to all come at once! Ha! It was fun to step out (literally a few steps!) to enjoy the fresh crisp air. I do love a great  red coat, and it’s always fun to mix red and pink together. Although I’m planning a fun Valentine’s Day weekend with my two great loves in much warmer weather, I wanted to share some great pieces that would make for a great relaxed look for that special day with the warm heart you happen to love!

Zara Red Coat

Red Heart Sweatshirt

Red Heart Gray Sweatshirt

Pink EarmuffsOutfit // Zara red coat (love this one too!)| H&M Love sweatshirt (under $10!) | Faux fur earmuffs (similar here) | ASOS plaid scarf (similar purple here and this pink faux fur here!) | Vince Camuto (similar)

Thank you for reading! Have a great week! And if you’d love to find out what this week’s newsletter was all about… find it right here! Enjoy!

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