Guest Post by: @BraidsbyJordan

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Gabby and a few other braiding accounts. I’m so excited to be a guest on her blog today, thank you Gabby! 
The hairstyle I’m sharing with you today is a combination of two of my favourite braids: Fishtails and Faux Braids. Lately, I have been loving the look of Lace French Fishtail Braids and I thought it would be a nice combination with a Curly Faux Braid. I love Faux Braids because they look a lot more complex than they actually are, this one especially! It’s made of loose Topsy-Tail twists that alternative from one side to the other. I am wearing my Luxy Hair Extensions to add some volume and highlights to my hair, but this style can be done on most hair types!
To make this style more wintery and holiday-themed, I put some pretty silver spin pins in the braid which added some sparkle and made them look almost like snowflakes. We went up to one of my favourite photo-taking locations, a hiking trail that is especially pretty when there’s snow in the winter!
I hope you enjoy it!  

    
   

Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador!

A few months ago I found out about an fashion ambassador program that Nordstrom puts on! It sounded like a cool opportunity, so I signed up/ filled out an application. At the beginning of November I got an email saying that I had an interview!! I spent the month planning and getting ready. One of the things you have to bring when you go for the interview is a fashion project, for that I decided to put together a portfolio filled with my hair/ fashion pictures I have taken for my blog and Instagram. I had never been to an interview like this one so I was pretty nervous but really excited to experience an opportunity like that.

During the interview the questions they asked me were:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Who is your fashion icon
  • What are three trends that you know of right now
  • Why do I want to be on the team
  • What do I want to do as a career

At the end of the interview she told me I was basically in, but I would get the confirmation email in a few days. Waiting was so hard, but when I saw the email notification pop up on my phone I was through the roof!

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I would also like to thank Nordstrom for this amazing opportunity, I am so excited to see what this adventure will bring! 🙂

#GivingTuesday with @HeadbandsOfHope

Today in honor of #GivingTuesday, @HeadbandsofHope will donate a headband to a child with cancer for every new Instagram follower they get today. Follow @HeadbandsofHope and help spread hope for kids with cancer…one headband at a time!

Please feel free to share this post with your friends so we can all help this amazing cause! 💕😊

Check out their website for more amazing headbands! http://www.headbandsofhope.com

   
    
 

Old City Quarter

For today’s post I wanted to incorporate fall and winter but in a more fancier outfit that what I have done my fashion posts about before. I got this outfit with the intention of wearing it to a nice dinner or in the summer, but seeing as how we have about 7 months until summer I wanted to come up with a way to wear it now. By paring this outfit with some simple black tights and some booties I was able to do that (although I was still freezing 😉 ) I have also really being loving statement necklaces this season so I also knew I had to incorporate that in some how.

If you want to see more pictures, check out my youtube video!

Outfit Details

Skirt: Forever 21

Top: Forever 21

Necklace: Forever 21

Booties: Clarks

Purse: Old Navy

Hair: by me 😉

Thanks for reading!

 

Minnie Mouse | Halloween 2015

This year I was really lost for a costume idea and I decided I wasn’t going to dress up, but then I thought I would just do a cool hairstyles. When I found this Minnie Mouse bun tutorial I remembered I had the perfect dress and it would be a great quick DIY costume 🙂 The hair took some practice (who knew that pig tails would be so hard lol) but after I figured it out I loved the result!

Today I will be sharing with you my costume pictures as well as how to incorporate things you already have in your closet into an easy and quick costume! I know that it is November and a whole year till next Halloween, but i thought that this would be a fun post to do 😉

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My hair was inspired by the amazing Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles & Annie from Anniesforgetmeknots ❤

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Bow from: Bowtikii

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I found my shoes at Payless and then added red hair bows from Claire’s that I had from a halloween costume from a few years ago

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Don’t mind my awkward pose as it was freezing out 😉

My dress I got second hand about a year ago, and then I paired it with a black cardigan I had in my closet and with some black tights! I also drew on my nose with some black eyeliner and added a white line with some face paint.

As you can see it is super easy to come up with a costume from things you already have and It doesn’t need to come from a store and cost 80$, all you need is a little imagination and creativity 🙂 My dress isn’t an exact match for Minnie’s, but thats okay because thats where your creativity comes in and you can make it your own!

The only things I bought was the shoes which were 15$ and the tights that we’re 3$, so my whole costume cost me about 18$! (it also only took me a few days to put together and I only came up with it about a week ago)

I hope you had a great Halloween filled with fun memories and lots of treats! 🙂

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins | Pumpkin Patch 2015

Today I will be sharing some fun photos I took recently with my friends at the pumpkin patch, hope you enjoy 🙂

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I love fall traditions, and going to the pumpkin patch is defiantly one of them! I hope you like the pictures we had lots of fun taking them 🙂

HELLO FALL 😍| Collab

Today’s blog post is a collab with Julia from Little Chic Freak! I recently found her Instagram and blog and was blown away by her talent and knew she would be a great person to do my first collab with 🙂  When we were coming up with ideas we wanted to incorporate some of our favourite things along with some trends we have been seeing around! 

We both decided to incorporate plaid in our owns way. I decided to pair a blanket scarf with a cute striped dress and some little brown booties.

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Thanks for reading 🙂


Outfit Details

Scarf: Garage

Dress: American Eagle (no longer available)

Boots: Forever 21 (no longer available)


San Diego 2015

A few months ago I found out I was nominated for the BATD North American Highland Dance Scholarships, it is an event where highland dancers from across North America come to compete and are nominated based on their dance exam marks. You compete in three different “events”, a written paper where you answer questions based off of the highland dance theory textbook, a technical class that you are judged on and a solo which has to be 1.5 minutes or under and your costume has to be celtic themed. I was preparing for this event for months and when it came down to the day I was very nervous but in the end it was a great day and I walked away with 4th place in the technical class out of 67 other dancers.

Today I will be sharing the hair pictures I took on my trip, I did these hairstyles on the other girls from my studio as well as myself.

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The first style I did was this fishtail updo on my friend, I didn’t really have a plan for this one, I just kind of went with it but was happy with the result!

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Next was this dutch lace heart braid and I twisted pieces of hair and bobby pined them to cover the elastic.

 The next few pictures were taken at the roof top pool at our hotel.

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For this hairstyles I was planning on continuing the dutch 5 strand braid all the way down the head but I decided to end it as a half up style with a dutch pancaked fishtail 🙂

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This girl and her sister (next hairstyle is her sister) are so crazy flexible, they always amaze me! For her hairstyles I decided to go with a pancaked dutch 5 strand braid

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Here is the older sister, and for her hair I went with a zipper braid into a fishtail

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Told you they were flexible 😉

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For this girl I did a french 4 strand braid, I end it in a ponytail because her hair wasn’t long enough 🙂 I just love her hair colour!

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During the weekend we also had workshops, for the first day I did a dutch double headband with a corset braid (because it looks like highland dance shoes) into a rope twist headband!

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For the last day of classes I did zig zag rope twists into a rope twist bun and then added a cute yellow lace bun

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The day we were travelling back home I washed and blowed dried my hair and then it was so soft I couldn’t braid it and my hair needed a bit of a break 😉 I also straightened it with my Vanity Planet Ceramic Flat Iron! If you use the code GABBY and click on -> this Website Link you will get 80% off your purchase bringing it down to 40$!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing pictures from my trip!

Fall Fashion | Outfit #4

This will be my last post for my Fall Fashion Series sadly, but if I get enough interest maybe I will do more, because I have had so much fun writing and putting together these posts 🙂

As the days are getting colder which I am not a fan, I just can’t wait for the fall colours to come, of course the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin candles (but I would be very happy if my “fall” cold would go away 😦 ) This outfit is so comfortable and the perfect mix between dressy and causal. Where I live I probably won’t be able to wear this outfit for much longer but you can add a cute pair of tights so you could wear it the whole fall season!

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“T-Shirt” dresses are probably one of my new favourite clothing items, its like wearing a big comfy shirt but being able to get away with it in public and not get judged 😉

Dress: Forever 21

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Flats: Forever 21

Can you tell I Like forever 21 🙂

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For my hair I just went with simple quick messy bun, one of my go to hair styles for when Im in a rush or for second day hair. But I have to say for being “simple” messy buns usually take me a long time and many tries.

Tutorial by Hairstylesbygabby

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Scarf: Forever 21

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Thanks for reading!

Please let me know what you thought of my Fall Fashion Series in the comments section, if you would like to show your support and want more fashion posts please share this post with your friends and hit the like button!

Fall Fashion | Outfit #3

For my third outfit in my Fall Fashion series I went with a causal traditional fall outfit, it wouldn’t be fall without plaid so I had to include a plaid flannel 🙂

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So first I want to say I did this braid in the car with no mirror so don’t judge its messiness

Side braids and four strands are my favourite hairstyles, so when you mix them together its the perfect combo 😉

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Being a highland dancer who wears plaid way to much, when I saw this shirt I feel in love with it! I also paired it with a plaid flannel, because its the perfect match 😉 I also added a gold arrow shape necklace, which I like to wear when I have a V neck shirt.

Shirt: Sweet Ts Design

If you use the code “GABBY15” at checkout you can get 15% off your purchase!!

Necklace: Forever 21

Plaid Flannel: Borrowed from a friend 😉

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So I am not a fan of jeans so that fact that I’m wearing them is very rare and you probably won’t see it too often, but I do think they go well with this outfit 🙂

Jeans: Urban Planet

Shoes: American Eagle

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Thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my last Fall Fashion outfit 🙂