Summer 2016 Instagram Recap

It’s been a long time since I have done a blog post, and I was starting to miss posting. I am going to start posting more regularly, so if there is anything you want to see more of let me know. 

Today’s post is a little recap of what I posted on Instagram over the summer. These are some of my favourite hairstyles I did on myself as well as my friends. I also want to add a big thank you to all of my friends that were great hair models this summer! 

At the beginning of July I got to meet up with some of my braiding friends! We did a few hairstyles but this is my favourite group shot! 

I love trying out different updos on myself, some times they work out and other times they don’t. This was one that worked out just as I imagined, making it my favourite updo I did this summer! 

I travelled a lot over the summer, so I had to save up pictures before I left. My friend’s and I would go to the beach and take 5-10 hair pictures. I love this fishtail tie back that I did on my friend. Over the summer break I had lots of time to play with my camera, I figured out that sunset was a great time to take pictures and made for very pretty backgrounds! This fishtail stacked combo was one that happened by mistake, but I really loved the outcome! I rarely ever do ponytail braids, but I love a edginess of this Viking braid! Side DIY combo braids is one that I loving playing around with, I love coming up with different combinations. With braiding the possibilities are endless, which is what makes it so fun. This is another example of a combo side braid โ˜บ๏ธ Another thing I did a lot over the summer, was work. My hair is to long to keep it down and it gets in my way. This pull-through braid was a great braid for a hot summer day at work. These are some of my friends who were always willing to be my hair models, this picture of them together is so cute! In August one of my dreams came true. Since I started Instagram I had always imagined hitting 100k, and that happened! It was so exciting and I still can’t believe it ๐Ÿ™ŠThese braids above were some more I did on myself. Braiding your own hair isn’t always easy but the more I practice the more I am happy with the outcome! 
This updo was done on the last night of summer on the beach during sunset. It’s simple but I love the look of Dutch fishtails. 
I hope you enjoyed reading my Instagram recap. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram @hairstylesbygabby for more daily hair pictures! 

 

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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 aboutย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 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:ย Forever 21

Top:ย Forever 21

Necklace:ย Forever 21

Booties:ย Clarks

Purse:ย Old Navy

Hair: by me ๐Ÿ˜‰

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HELLO FALL ๐Ÿ˜| 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 ๐Ÿ™‚  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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 myย Fall Fashion Seriesย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) 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 areย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dress:ย Forever 21

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Flats:ย Forever 21

Can you tell I Like forever 21 ๐Ÿ™‚

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For my hair Iย 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:ย Forever 21

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Please let me know what you thought of myย Fall Fashion Seriesย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚