Head To Toe // Tuesday Ten

Head To Toe // Tuesday Ten

The Tuesday Ten this week features everything you need to keep you incognito from head to toe during the holiday week. Whether you’re shy or (cough, cough) hiding out from family. I’m sure there’s something on the list that will pique your interest.

 

① A great hat is always a good idea, always. You can not only hide from an ex (or a family member), but you can hide that rats nest of hair that you haven’t washed in four days, it’s cool, you’ve got a snazzy hat, no need to wash. If you need to get away from someone the best thing to do is put on a hat with double pom poms, these seem to be polarizing. The last time I wore mine, the person I was with told me to take the damn thing off. I refused, they walked away from me. So…yeah, I love them. I found a cute plaid newsboy for $8 here, a pom pom baseball cap under $20 here, and a double pom pom beanie for $15 here. I have included a slider for numerous other hats below.

 

② Speaking of not washing your hair, because who really enjoys doing that? The best dry shampoo I have found is this dry shampoo foam. It’s great for those mornings when I wake up with 74 cow licks, and my hair is all over the place. The foam will saturate the roots enough to tame my hair back down and absorb the oil. I put it on, do my mascara, and it’s all dry. It’s $24, but it lasts for about a month. This is the best budget-friendly one I have found for $6; it doesn’t take care of the bed head in the same way as the foam though.

③ While we’re talking about the hair on our head lets get to the root of the problem. I’m talking about the gray that comes out of the root at um a certain age. There’s a new serum from a French pharmacy brand. Why do the French age better, they all smoke for the love of all that is holy! Anyway, This serum is formulated with a special plant-based peptide that stimulates the production of melanin in your hair follicles. So, supposedly the next time your hair grows out it will be your original hair color. BUT, you have to commit to applying it once a day to your roots for three months. I am on the fence about this product, I mean I will try it (because I try everything beauty-related) but it sounds too good to be true. Stay tuned… Between color appointments and the three-month root treatment waiting period, I will be using this to cover the gray. It’s quick, convenient, and cheap.

④ After I calm down the bed head and cover the gray, I use this Oribe product to add some life into my fine, thin hair. This stuff has a cult following, and after using it for over a year, I know why. It’s not cheap, so I don’t want to like it as much as I do, but it’s good stuff, real good. It can even be used as a dry shampoo in a pinch if you want to feel bougee.

⑤ Now that the hair on our head is taken care of we can move on to some earrings. Right now I love mismatched sets. They add something a little unexpected to each look, and being a little less than ordinary is my thing. Who wants to look just like every other cookie cutter divorceeé? For holiday parties I found this set of two pairs with very subtle bling for $15, this everyday set for $9, this mismatched set for $8, and this dangling set from one of my favorite brands for under $30. A mismatched set gives any simple look a subtle edge, and it’s a great conversation piece.

⑥ Our ratchet hair is plastered, sprayed, and covered up. We’ve got some funky earrings on so now we need a scarf. A great scarf in the cold weather can do a multitude of things. It will make your outfit look snazzy (do people still use that word?), it will keep your neck warm (and hide neck wrinkles, if you have those like I do), and you can even wrap it around your face to avoid an ex (or a family member). I wear mostly neutrals, so a scarf is a perfect way to add in a little color without breaking the bank. I also love scarves with pom poms; there’s something about fuzzy balls that I just can’t get enough of, yeah, yeah I’m gonna bring this up with my therapist. I found this one with detachable balls pom poms for $20 and this one that comes in three colors. This is the perfect plaid for Christmas, and it’s only $16, this cozy striped scarf is only $16 and would be perfect with any casual look, and this patchwork scarf is bold and colorful and long enough to hide your face and still accessorize your outfit. Always check the men’s department, consignment, and thrift stores for good statement scarves.

⑦ The head is covered so now it’s time to keep our toes all nice and toasty. A great hiker boot is a perfect thing for that. Not to mention they will be easy for making a quick getaway {ha}. I have been coveting the Rag & Bone pair for a while, but I can’t make myself loosen the purse strings that much. Although, I do think I need the See by Chloé boots. Fingers crossed they are in a Black Friday sale. I will keep you posted…

 

⑧ We’re cozy, ready to run (if need be), hide out or simply avoid people. One of the best ways to avoid people is to bury your head in a book. I love the Amazon Kindle app for PC/Mac. I read a ton of books this way. If you have a Kindle even better but I never saw the need. The Amazon Kindle app can also be used on an iPad. You get a free sample of a book to read the first chapter for free before you buy. The best part of this app is that if you signup for Kindle Unlimited for the $9.99/mo subscription price you have access to over 1 million free books that you can read at any time. You can put up to 10 in your library but keep unlimited amounts in your wishlist (I have a list named FREE just for this).

⑨ Although I read a lot of books on the Kindle Unlimited, I still order a lot of books too. I plan on reading three, yes three books this week (I may or may not be avoiding a lot of things/people). One book I can’t wait to read because it will be F’ing hilarious is Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay. This book of essays was written by a standup comedian is unfiltered, witty, and covers a wide range of topics. The next book I’m reading is Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. This book explores the hidden bias we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, religion, sexuality, social class, disability, and nationality. The third book I’m reading is White Fragility. This book examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

 

10. When I’m not reading on my laptop I will be shopping at a few more early Black Friday sales:

Luisaviaroma extra 20% off sale items with code:BF20

M’oda ‘Operandi receive up to 50% off (no code needed)

Net-A-Porter select styles up to 50% off

 

I hope your holiday week features my favorite F words, food, and fashion! Tell me what you guys are up to this week in the comments.

 

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    1. Thank you! I Wanted to share a few things that were of some value. I really want to try that gray treatment. fingers crossed this serum works. talk about a game changer! Am I right?