yes, please: rose quartz


one of pantone’s colors of the year is rose quartz, and it is oh so pretty!  its not a baby pink, not too bubble gummy, less peachy than blush, just soft and subtle and beautiful.

i am loving it so much, so prepare yourself for an image heavy post!  in fact, i have a whole board dedicated to this pretty color.

these images give great ideas on how to decorate with this color – a single wall or partial wall painted, single pieces of furniture, accessories, bedding.  the key is all neutrals with single or minimal bits of the rose quartz.  when its paired with wood, light or bleached wood looks best.  my favorite of all is when its paired with copper – the pink brings out the rosiness of the metal.

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i was searching online for some great items to incorporate into my home, and also my wardrobe, so i decided to share some of my favorites with you!

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have you jumped on the rose quartz bandwagon yet?  i’m thinking of starting with a pillow in my bedroom and maybe one of those tops – i’ve been eying the beaded top for awhile now!

yes please rose quartz

hairstyle: thick bangs with long hair

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i had been pinning hairstyles with thick bangs for quite awhile and finally decided to take the leap a few months ago.  it was a bit funny to me how so many people were surprised by my bangs because i have actually had bangs for several years, but i always wore them swept to the side.  rather than my normal trim (i would have my bangs cut at an angle, slightly shorter on the left, longer on the right), i asked my stylist to give my bangs a bit more of a blunt cut with fringe framing both sides of my face.  she also cut more face framing layers throughout the length of my hair.

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it was exactly what i wanted!

but little did i know that it would actually take a bit of time for my normally semi-bare forehead to get used to wearing full thick bangs!  i would last about half a day then have to pin them back!  and they made me hotter!  so funny, but i’m more used to them now.


my favorite detail about these bangs is that i can wear them several ways:  thick & straight, swept to the side, or pinned back.

so have you ever had bangs?  did you love them or regret them?

PS if you’re local and looking for a great stylist, go see lainie at the bladerunner!