Roses + Rouge

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How I’ve Learned to Style Short(ish) Hair

“Curl it, cut it, dye it. At the end of the day, confidence is the best hairstyle.”


Who’s to say you need long, flowing locks to create a hairstyle?

When I was little, I had long hair and I always donated it to Locks of Love when it got too out of control. Once I started dying my hair in high school, keeping it long didn’t make sense anymore. That’s when I decided to keep my hair at shoulder length. And I’ve never looked back.

You’re probably thinking That’s great and all, but how the hell do you style hair that’s not super long? Girl, you have so many fun options with shorter hair, trust me!

My favorite way to style my hair is leaving it wavy. My hair is pretty wavy naturally, but I like to add the DevaCurl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip to define my waves and give my hair a fun beachy look.

Here are some of my other favorite hairstyles to do for shorter hair

  • Half pinned back (with some volume, of course!)

  • Low messy bun (low maintenance and great for no-wash days)

  • Ballerina bun (love this look for the office)

There are SO many other great options for shorter hair, so don’t feel like length will limit you. I love my length because it’s less work and it’s so much healthier now.

If you’ve been dying to try shorter hair, do it. Hair will always grow back, so never fear!

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Fall Boots for All

“Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up!”

– Nina GarcĂ­a

Just a few of the amazing booties in my closet currently: Black booties – Nasty Gal (no longer available, but here are some similar ones); Truffle Collection checked booties – Asos; snakeskin booties – Qupid; berry booties – Forever 21 (no longer available, but check out this pair)

Fall is in full swing in Denver, so it’s definitely the perfect time for some fierce boots! I’ve gone a tad bit crazy this season and bought a ton of booties. Hey…I can never have enough shoes in my closet, right?

Every girl needs at least one pair of booties. I used to think boots were too basic (yes, this was during my hipster phase). Now, I seriously can’t imagine my closet without at least one pair. Booties have become my go-to shoes for everything in my life.

Looking for some chic boots to rock all season long? Search no further, girl! Here are some of my picks for essential booties:

  1. Black booties – Black boots are a MUST just like a cute LBD or a kick ass pair of jeans. I mean, black boots go with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING). So you definitely need at least a pair of these! And if you’re like me and you love a pointed toe, nothing looks more badass and stylish than a black pointed toe boot.
  2. Patterned booties – Alright so I really love anything extra, so I had to pick up some patterned boots this season. They may not be for everyone. Maybe you have a more simplistic way of dressing, but hey…it never hurts to even try a subtle pattern. I’ve been seriously crushing on my checked and snakeskin booties this season…they just scream fall to me!
  3. Booties in a fun color – This one, I feel, is definitely more optional. You can stick with the two above options and maybe throw in a gray pair. But if you want to add some color to your shoe collection, look for some fun colors to try. I love my berry booties SO MUCH, and I’m already looking at some other fun colors (like this super chic pair from Nasty Gal).

No matter what kind of booties you decide to get, here’s my two cents: get as many as humanly possible! They’re the ultimate fall shoe and I guarantee you’ll be flooded with compliments.

Here are some of my favorite spots to pick up some new booties:

  • Aldo Shoes (a little hard on the wallet, but so worth it)
  • Nasty Gal (as if I haven’t talked about NG enough in this post)
  • Qupid Shoes (I have so many from Qupid now, it’s not even funny)
  • Target (easy on your budget and some classic styles for everyone)

Happy boots shopping!

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