70s Vibes

» August 31, 2015

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Ariana Lauren FashionBorn San Francisco Fashion Blogger-7436Top: Reformation (similar find)| Skirt: American Eagle (similar here & here)| Shoes: See by Chloe | Bag: Chanel

It can be so much fun going retro with your look for the day. I am loving all the 70s trends popping up this season and today, I’m exuding 70s vibes with this retro ensemble.

This top is from my new favorite online store called Reformation (so many great finds!) and it’s the perfect amount of sexiness while super versatile.

I paired this skirt from American Eagle (only $39.95!) for a subtle 70s disco feel. My Chanel denim boy bag and especially these See by Chloe mules heels are perfect to complete this look.

Photography: Ryan Chua

 

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Tees Please

» August 27, 2015

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I am so excited to introduce my very own t-shirt line in collaboration with Taynkd. I am living in these tees! Inspired by my inner jet-setter and California girl lifestyle, they are just so cute, comfy and casually chic.

If you get your order in before September 1st, it’s free shipping :)

Shop all tees here!

 

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Downtown Boho

» August 25, 2015

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Ariana Lauren Black Top Blue Jeans FashionBorn San Francisco Blogger Photography by Ryan Chua-4880Cardigan: Zara | Top: Intermix | Denim: Rag & Bone (similar) | Bag: Chloe | Shoes: See by Chloe

As you know, I’m a sucker for beautiful boho pieces and I am loving this 60s boho inspired Zara cardigan, perfect for wearing on a causal night out in downtown San Francisco.

My black top from Intermix gives this look a bit of sexiness with its side slits. This top also comes in a nude and I might just have to get it!

Denim is by Rag & Bone paired with black See by Chloë mules and Chloë Drew bag.


Photography: Ryan Chua

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Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

» August 23, 2015

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I get lots of questions about my hair care and what it takes to keep it looking healthy, so I am finally laying out my routine and product obsessions!

I am constantly coloring my hair. This year, I even tried going back to my natural dark (and I mean dark!) brown hair color. Well, I ended up not loving it so much. So, suffice it to say that I’ve been on what seems like an endless journey to get my sun-kissed dirty blonde hair back!

Frequently coloring my hair and styling it for shoots or events, takes a major toll on my tresses. Needless to say, the right products are everything for my hair.

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I’m going to take you step by step for what I use at home to keep my overworked hair healthy and damage-free.

• Shampoo: Kerastase Bain Force Shampoo (green bottle)

I have tried almost every shampoo (from high to low end) on the market and this one is the holy grail.

• Mask: Kerastase Maskeratine (pink bottle)

Instead of using a conditioner after I shampoo, I apply a hair mask. My hair needs hydration and conditioner just doesn’t perform anywhere near as well as this miracle worker. I’ll leave the mask on while I soap up and shave to let it do its magic.

Side note: I know Kerastase can get expensive, but I can tell you that it really is so worth it! A little goes a long way and I think using a product like Kerastase will end up saving you money you will spend in treatments or a barrage of products to fix damaged hair.

• Leave-In: Living Proof “No Frizz” Leave-In Conditioner.

After showering, I apply this super nourishing, but also super lightweight leave-in conditioner. Color-treated hair definitely needs that extra protection and moisture. I’ve noticed a big difference after incorporating this product into my hair routine. It really gives it that healthy shine.

• Styling: Kerastase Keratin Thermique (heat protecting)

Before I turn on the hair dryer, curling/flat iron, I make sure to protect my hair with a barrier between my hair and whatever styling tool I may be using. This is so important in staving off heat damage.

• Dry Shampoo: Dry Bar Detox

I really try not to wash my hair that often and aim for about twice per week. Between shampoos, I can’t live without Dry Bar’s Detox Dry Shampoo! It’s quick, easy and totally refreshes unwashed hair.

I use a lot of product to style my hair, so once a week, I cleanse with a detox shampoo to get a really deep cleaning. This one really does the job, but doesn’t strip away color or moisture.

• Detox Shampoo: Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash

I’ll also do an intense, overnight hair mask (Olaplex Hair Perfecter) once a week to help restore my hair after chemical treatments. It is life changing!

• Overnight Hair Mask: Olaplex Hair Perfecter

For an easy home remedy, I use castor oil in my hair as a mask and leave on overnight. I know coconut oil is “all the rage” right now, but castor oil is seriously a miracle oil (even on skin!)

Stay tuned to see how I create my beachy waves next week…

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sweater dress + sneakers

» August 19, 2015

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Ariana Lauren FashionBorn Fashion Blogger Photography by Ryan Chua-0319Dress: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Isabel Marant | Bag: Celine (similar) | Hat: Rag & Bone

Chilly August weather in San Francisco calls for a light sweater dress, like this one from Urban Outfitters. This dress is super comfortable and just warm enough for a lukewarm summer day. It comes in other cute colors as well.

I’m keeping it super casual in my new favorite sneakers by Isabel Marant, as I’m running around the city. I’ve been pairing sneakers with everything lately from dresses to skirts.

Another one of my favorites, this hat by Rag & Bone, is essential in helping to keep my hair from getting wind blown. This bag by Celine is the perfect size for carrying around my essentials all day.

Photography: Ryan Chua

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