Sprucing challenge update.

Posted in News on March 26th, 2012 by Reagan

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This challenge is killing me! I think next time I’ll just go for a one week challenge. A month is too far away, and frankly you have no idea what sort of events will take place to create the most dramatic of obstacles. Next March I’ll be doing a week long sprucing challenge.

Headband (worn as a scrunchy!)-Urban Outfitters, top-swapped (but i think it’s from F21), jeans-American Apparel, flats-swapped years ago so I don’t know their source.

Hair Bow-Emi Jay, Dress-H&M, Tights-Target, Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell, Bag-Jason Wu for Target, Necklace-F21, Lipstick-Revlon Pink About It.

(funny story about the above photo..that person coming down the stairs with the baby carriage is my friend EMILY! haha. It was funny/embarrassing running into a friend while taking photos)

Headband-Emi Jay, Dress-Urban Outfitters, Flats-same mystery swaps from above.

Headband-Holly’s Apartment, Dress-Forever 21, Boots-Urban Outfitters, Lipstick-MAC Rebel.

March is over soon. I can’t wait to bid it’s riddance.

(PS I’ve read that it’s actual science that makes me hate March? It’s some kind of thing that happens since the light pattern shifts so quickly.)


Posted in News on March 19th, 2012 by Reagan

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Don’t mind me, I’m just sprucing along over here.

Hair accessory-Craft leather tied around twice, Dress-Think Closet, Bloomers-American Apparel, Moccs-Minnetonkas, Dog-Jen’s.

Headband-Accessorize, Weird Plastic Top-Think Closet, Skirt-Target, Clogs-Jeffrey Campbell. (Sadly, they broke that day)

Hair accessory-Black Grosgrain ribbon from a craft store, Jacket-hand me down from friend, Tee-American Apparel, Jeans-F21, Shoes-Chuck Taylor Allstars.

Bow-American Apparel, Jacket-Alexa Chung for Madewell, Cords-Gap, Oxfords-Bottega Veneta.

I’m starting to lose steam over here. I’m running out of cute accessories and am having to get creative with the arts and crafts (eh hem, 3/15 and 3/17).

Photos by Jen and design by Tiffany Breinholt


Posted in News on March 16th, 2012 by Reagan

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This week has been pretty warm! Yesterday was a little windy and Marchy, but I have to admit I’m enjoying this month much more than normal. Could it be the hair sprucage?

Here is what I wore and how I wore it.

Rose Clips-H&M, Top-Urban Outfitters, Jacket-Forever 21, Skirt-Target, Boots-Bottega Veneta, Bag-Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses-Norma Kamali.

Lacey Headband-Urban Outfitters, Top-Jason Wu for Target, Pearl Collar-Topshop, Floral Shorts-Modcloth, Boots-Urban Outfitters, Ring-Lori Mclean

Silver Scissors Headband-Gift from a blog friend!, Dress-Vintage, Shrug-Think Closet, Heels-H&M, Lipstick, MAC Lady Danger

Yesterday (March 15th) at noon this challenge was halfway over. Going, so soon March?

(PS I’ll Post Thursday’s photo next week with the rest of the photos from the weekend. I couldn’t get it to Tiff in time)

Photos by Jacob Breinholt and design By Tiffany Breinholt

Hair Sprucing Challenge Update

Posted in News on March 13th, 2012 by Reagan

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These were supposed to go up on Friday, but it turns out it’s a lot more work to do daily photos than I realized. They just sat there, inside the camera all lonely and forgotten. Un-uploaded and un-edited. You know, plenty of people do this for every post. Every day. Which now seems like an insane amount of time. Plus it’s really hard to be creative with photo taking every day on a time crunch. But also really fun. And it gets my mental wheels spinning. It’s good to challenge yourself, and it takes your mind off of something you don’t like (March!).

Say, speaking of…this challenge is going so so well, that the weather is pretty much perfect. March is suddenly like “What’s that? You don’t like me? You never have? How’s 75 degrees and sunny? Now do you like me?”. Well I’d say I like you a lot more thanks to this hair accessory challenge. And also thanks to egg sandwiches. I’ve been eating them every day in the last week and a half.

One last thing. Is it cool that in two of these days I’m not wearing make up? I actually try to take off at least one day a week from make up. Usually Saturday or Monday. So 3.5 and 3.10 are both makeupless.

Elastic headbands-Target, Thermal-Target, Hoodie Vest-Burton, Jeans-F21 (4 years ago). If it’s not already obvious, this was my day off. I love day off do chores around the apartment outfits. Nailing comfort.

Twist Scarf-American Apparel, Top-Jason Wu for Target, Shorts-Urban Outfitters, Boots-Steve Madden.

Hair Bow-Modcloth, Dress-F21, Tights-Target, Clogs-Swedish Hasbeens, Lipstic-MAC Rebel

Headband-Target, Cropped Top-American Apparel, Jacket-Urban Outfitters, Gigantic Pants-Urban Outfitters, Clogs-Madewell, Lipstick-MAC Force of Love.

Headpiece-Accessorize, Dress-H&M, Tights-Urban Outfitters, Clogs-Swedish Hasbeens, Lipstick-MAC Impassioned.

Scarf-Vintage, Fake glasses (to hide my no make up Saturday look)-Jakes, Tank-Wet Seal, Ninja Pants-American Apparel.

Velvet Twist Scarf-American Apparel, Wool Blazer-Madewell,  Jacket-Forver 21, Jeans-Forever 21, Socks-Gap, Oxfords-Bottega Veneta, Bag-Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses-Norma Kamali

I know I’m not even half way done, but I haven’t missed a day and I’m feeling confident that I’m going to complete this courageous challenge. I know what you’re all thinking and I’m thinking it too…this is the stuff that makes the world a better place.


Photos by Jacob Breinholt and design by Tiffany Breinholt


Hair Sprucing Challenge:

Posted in News on March 5th, 2012 by Reagan

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Welcome to my first anti March blues hair sprucing challenge update! I’ve decided to update twice a week because I feel that once a week would make the post too long and boring. So far March has been cold, windy, gray and rainy for 3 out of 4 days. I’ve needed the extra hair play!

Yay! I like this challenge!

Two velvety rosette clips-Holly’s Apartment, Dress-Think Closet.

Turban-Boutiqe in London, Dress-H&M, Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell

Beaded hair trinket (it’s actually a bracelet!)-swapped, Leather Jacket-Old Urban Outfitters, Top-H&M, Jeans-Urban Outfitters, Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell.

Twist scarf-American Apparel, Kimono Blazer-H&M, Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Shoes-crappy cheap store that sells $10 shoes in my neighborhood, Sunnies-Norma Kamali.

If you are just joining, I hate March. So to cope with the March blues, I’m wearing (and documenting) hair accessories every day this month. Hair Sprucing design by my good friend (and cousin through marriage!) Tiffany Breinholt!

The anti March blues hair sprucing challenge.

Posted in News on February 29th, 2012 by Reagan

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I try very hard to not let the weather get me down, but every year, I hate March. In Tennessee, where I’m from, March is springtime. The dogwoods bloom and the temps rise into the 70s. But in NYC it’s usually pretty rainy and cold with the occasional tease of spring for a day. I struggle with this more in March than in February or January, because it feels like it’s not supposed to be cold anymore. Also, after February I’m just over the cold. A few years ago, my New Year’s resolution was to not complain about the weather anymore, and I’m proud to say I’ve done a pretty good job of sticking to it. However, by the time March rolls around, I feel like I need a little help to keep my non-compainy mood up.

This year, I came up with an idea to accessorize my hair every day for the whole month of March. It’s my attempt at keeping my hair and wardrobe playful and sprucey when I’m in the depths of my annual March blues. I’m really looking forward to this challenge! I plan to take a photo of my hair/outfit every day, and posting the pics every Friday.

I think March wont be so bad this year!

(ps no offense to any of you March bday people. mine is in february and that is universally the most hated month in the union.)