Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Equinox // Braided Crown Hair Tutorial & Recap of Summer Goals

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Hello Lovelies! The Fall Equinox was yesterday, and that means the official end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn. Autumn might just be my favorite season. The weather is warm without being hot, and cool without being cold, perfect for light layers, over the knee socks, boots, and shorts / skirts with long sleeves on top. The sunlight and the colors of the season are warm, moody, and earthy. The air smells and feels different. The food is delicious, from apples to pumpkins to cinnamon. Change is in the air, a feeling of productivity and motivation. Basically, I couldn't be more excited about this season.

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Here I am wearing a shirt from ages ago from HM, and a braided crown around my head. This braided crown is honestly super simple. It is perfect for those Indian Summer days when it is too warm to wear your hair down. Starting behind your ear, french braid up across the top then around and behind your head. French braid by tucking under rather than over to make the braid more prominent. When you reach the end finish with a regular braid. Secure with a clear elastic. Place on top of your head behind the french braid and secure with bobby pins. And you are done!

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Some of you may remember my Summer Goals post in May where I outlined my goals for the season. I was in front of my wall of dried flowers, at the time there were only 10 bunches of flowers. There are now 25. It is clear that I spent so much of my summer outside picking wildflowers. Here is a recap of how my Summer Goals went;

Fitness; This was a success. I ran and did my abs work outs 5 days a week! I did
Yoga sporadically because I never found a studio or online
program I loved. But being back in Boston I am excited to
start my twice weekly classes again.
Intellect; This was a success as well. I read The Beautiful and Damned (so beautiful,
I will forever love Fitzgerald), Schindlers List (I don't think
I have ever cried so much, a must read), The Host (I have
never read such a captivating book. All 600 pages in 5 days.
Incredible from start to finish.), The Perks of Being a Wallflower
 (so wonderful, full of quirky quotes and life lessons), Breakfast
at Tiffany's (lovely, however I prefer the Audrey Hepburn version).
I reread the Harry Potter Series (yes. for the 14th time). And I taught
myself the sign language alphabet.
Personal; Another success. Yes I do my mantras and affirmations. Yes I am on the
wonderful journey to a clean life style. View those posts here.
Infinite Style; I completely redid my layout. And I opened up my Etsy Shop. 
Shop Infinite Style here! Both successes!

There honestly is not much more satisfying that completing all of your goals. If you set Summer goals, how did they go?

xo, Stay Infinite 

6 comments:

  1. Lovely hair! You are right, achieving goals feels so cathartic. My summer goal was to fit back into my wedding dress, which I didn't entirely accomplish. I now weigh the same, but it appears my rib cage got larger over the years. Either way, I am totally satisfied! I also got better at photography through lots of practice and read a lot of books. :) I feel like seasonal goals are much more efficient than New Year's resolutions. xoxo

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  2. Is that a normal blonde hair? Sorry here in Asia it rare to see like beautiful as yours.

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  3. I love the braid! You're making me wish I had longer and thicker hair to experiment a bit more. ;)

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  4. Oh, how I wish I could have myself a braided crown, but with hair twice as long as yours, it's basically impossible. Well, I tried, just don't seem to keep it up, grrhh!!
    Love all the books you've read is Summer. Harry Potter Series is my fav, if I had the time I would read them all year, every day... again and again!
    So nice you've joined Etsy!! I love it there. I actually own 2 shops, only one active at the moment (The Bohemian Dream . I'll be following your work :). Love your hand harnesses!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

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