Brickyard & Buffalo Guest Editor Week

Hey loves! I have been a huge fan of Brickyard and Buffalo for a few years now and I am so ecstatic that they asked me to be their guest editor this week! If you don’t already know, Brickyard and Buffalo is an amazing online pop-up shop. They feature the latest and greatest from shops I already love AND everything is at a discount while on B&B (HOLLA!) I have rounded up my favorites from some shops I adore, and you get to shop at a discount this week on Brickyard and Buffalo!

 

SOOO… heres the lineup! First the Harlow dress in a slinky rayon blend. COMFY yet stylish MOMIFORM for $22.50 Say what? and its got pockets, need I say more?

Sunnies: Quay Australia

Shoes: Zara last spring similar here

Bag: Nena & Co. Weekender

Fave Waterproof (aka kid/swim/bathproof/Hairstylistproof) Nixon Gold Timeteller Watch

UP NEXT: This lovely Grace Pleated skirt styled two ways, its $19.99 and its a twirler!

You can also dress it down… which I love to do to skirts for hot summer days!

Again I am wearing my life proof Nixon Watch

Paired with these cute leopard flats that come in a stripe too! $22.99

 

Now to take it SUPES casual, the softest most comfy (yet you looked like you tried) Welles Pocket Jogger  Comes in other colors, but I am diggin pinks right now:) And this is the best classic cap ever for 9.99… get it now for days like this where your hair needs color and washed in a desperate way! side note: we were in southern CA last week and came home to snow in April… so those are snowflakes, and yes I was FREEZING…

 

Backpack: Jujube in latest print release “Rosy Posy”

Shoes: Nike Free Flyknit (best shoe EVER no joke)

My favorite Daniel Wellington Watch

Gorjana Taner Choker (I layer this with everything)

Cutest Kate metal Choker $14.99 from B&B for AND hollow flower earrings $9.90

To continue on with accessories while I am on the subject…. These Geo Hair Clips ($4.99) are sooo cute and can be worn so many ways!

Anniversary bar necklace (I eat, sleep, breathe in it) from: Made By Mary

Hallie my 11 year old couldn’t wait to get these clips in her gorgeous copper hair! (of course I felt the same:))

Get my collection of Alex and Ani bracelets HERE

Gorjana choker HERE

I can’t forget the hair accessories for my little girls! (They wouldn’t stop kissing for pics which was appreciated immensly by their mom-photographer) How cute are these darling tulle bows from London+Lulu for $7.99

Aren’t they the cutest? I mean I may be a little biased…

 

Next… I think we can agree a huge trend right now is off the shoulder everything and ruffles galore! You’re gonna LOVE this flirty pom pom cover-up for $21.90 I may live in it this summer don’t you worry!

Next Up: This cute custom photo bracelet $20 to add to my stack:) Hand painted doormat $22.99 Cutest Humble Hilo Backpack $100 And these cute foil animal prints for $10!

And last but not least this darling shop Read Between the Lines sent me this AMAZING print, I put it up immediately in my bathroom on the perfect gold sharpie wall that I need to finish… (please note my un-made bed, don’t judge, or do:) I was busy making a pretty picture for this post!) I am pretty sure you read my mind, and I also think I said this to my husband when we were dating. JK but I should have because he has amazing hair!

GOLD FOIL IS THE BEST!!!

That was fun! Now happy shopping at Brickyard and Buffalo! You can find these and a few other of my picks on Brickyard and Buffalo’s “Guest Editor Picks” tab on their home page if you go wandering around at the other goodies on their site! Thanks B&B and all the participating shops for having me!

 

 

Hot Tots Hair Care for Toddlers

A few weeks ago I posted on my Instagram about a product I love for my girls: Hot Tot. Here are some more photos of my toddlers with their Hot Tot’s products.  One of the things I love about the Hot Tot’s products is how good they smell (think cabbage patch doll…yum), plus they are fun and safe for kids. I only condition their hair once a week as I find too much conditioning  pulls some of their cute curl out, but the shampoo we use daily!

 



I use the gel daily on wet hair in prep for any style, then always finish with the hairspray. The structure whip is really nice to get some extra grip on tiny braids! You can’t go wrong with this line, and did I mention it smells like heaven? hehe, get Hot Tot products 20% off using code KYLEE  here.

How to Add Extensions

Hair extensions add volume and length to any amount of hair. I wanted to share some professional tips about putting them in so they look natural.

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I love Rapunzel of Sweden extensions. You can shop their entire collection here.

Here is how I add my clip-in extensions. See my note at the bottom if you have shorter hair.

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Because I have long hair, I start close to the nap of my neck. My goal is to create a weaved layering effect of the extensions, so I begin with the first clip in on the bottom left.

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The next layer, I do on the bottom right, beginning the brick layer pattern. I want them to overlap to create a natural look.

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I then go back to the left side and add them in again.

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And then again on the right. I do a total of four layers of extensions, keeping to the back and alternating left back, right back, left back, right back.

I prefer to add all of my extensions in the back because it adds a lot of natural volume and length. I don’t like adding my extensions on the sides of my head, but you can do that as well.  If you add extensions on the sides, you will want to create a brick layer pattern when you add your extensions: one in the middle back, then one on the right side and one on the left side, and repeated with multiple extensions, as needed.

Tips for short hair: if your hair is shorter you will need to start adding your extensions up higher and not close to your neck. This will help your extensions look more natural.

If you have questions about extensions, put them in the comments!

XOXO - Kylee (Bonus!!)

Brighty packed her own @jujube_intl mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It's the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from @pinkishtrends and busted out my @numestyle octowand for my curls today! #jujube #stylishmom #stylishdiaperbag #blonde #blogger #fashion #toddlergirl #toddlerhair #numestyle #dutchbraid #frenchbraid #familylife #mommyandme #momlife

Brighty LOVES her @jujube_intl "pack-pack" and her 4 strand rope "Anna braids" today. #frenchbraid #dutchbraid #pigtails #annabraids #toddlerhair #toddlergirl #babygirl #instatoddler #toddlerhairideas #toddlerhairstyles #blogger #blondehair #blonde #fashionkids #familylife #momlife #mommyandme

Brighty packed her own Ju-Ju-Be mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It’s the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from Pinkish Trends and busted out my NuMe Style Octowand for my curls today.  And Brighty loves her four strand “Anna” braids.

Miko Leon

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I just love MikoLeon! They make eco-cool, up-cycled, 100% cotton, chemical free, dye free, fare trade, reduced CO2, and sustainable up-cycled denim dresses and children’s clothing (whew that’s a mouthful!).  And my favorite… Brighton’s boots are hand made in Guatemala. The kind of quality you don’t get with a machine…

Halloween

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How creepy are these two?!  Happy Halloween from these two vampires!  We had so much fun with the airbrush machine from Belletto Studio and Numestyle. The glittery eye shadow drips are actually stickers!  A big thanks to Zurchers Party Store for our costumes and accessories and Taylor Maid for the pro makeup and contacts!