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One of the first pieces I always gravitate towards at the end of summer/beginning of fall is bell bottoms. I love this trend! Bell bottoms are super flattering, comfortable, and oh-so-boho! I had an event to go to this week, and I wanted to be casual and comfortable, yet stylish and not hot in this 90-degree “fall” weather we’re having here in the A. These bell bottoms paired with an embroidered top (this one’s old, but here’s a similar one!) was the perfect combo for the night.
Since I was going for the boho 70s vibes in my clothing, I continued that throughout my beauty look, from my makeup to my hair. I gave myself a little golden glow with bronzer and highlighter, and actually got a blowout from a salon for a cool event I attended. I told the stylist I wanted my hair to match my outfit and she totally nailed it. She taught me a cool trick as well: when curling your hair, curl the bottom layer away from your face, the middle layer towards your face, and the top layer away from your face. This ensures the curls won’t blend together creating one huge curl. Such an awesome trick! She also gave me a dry shampoo tip: use it on day 2 hair instead of when your hair is already oily. Dry shampoo is meant to prevent oil, so if you’re proactive about it, the product works better!
The event was actually up in the burbs, so while we were in the area, we decided to go check out Avalon in Alpharetta, which is where we took these photos. It was actually really cool! Not that I would make the journey up there often, but there are some really amazing stores there. I loved it – would definitely be an awesome day trip to shop and hang! We had a quick dinner at Branch & Barrel and tried some bourbons, where the bartender was super friendly and helpful. My surprising favorite was Stagg Jr. – it’s high proof but actually really smooth! My least favorite was the highly coveted Michter’s Toasted Barrel. It tastes exactly like Fireball. No thank you! Anyway, it was a fun night and I absolutely loved my outfit, which is really what makes a night fun, right? When you feel like you got it poppin!
Are you a fan of bell bottoms?
Photos by Ryan Carpenter.