Tag Archives: the style file

how to: embrace messy hair

You know how just a few days ago I said there would be more videos coming? I wasn’t kidding!

I feel super awkward about seeing + hearing myself on video but it’s something I really want to do so I thought I’d start with something silly! ( to see just how silly, make sure to watch until the VERY end ) When I posted this instagram picture of my huge + crazy hair a few of you asked me how I do it so this is for you guys!

Here are the products I used:

how to: embrace messy hair ( video tutorial )

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! If you try out the crazy messy hair, I’d love to see!

the style file / valentine’s day

Well it is that time of year you guys! Wasn’t New Years like…yesterday? In years past, I wasn’t very concerned with Valentine’s Day. I considered it sort of cheesy and while it’s always been nice to go out to dinner each February 14th, I am thinking this trip to dinner is going to be very sweet indeed because of who I am spending it with. Because of my excitement, I’ve scoured the web finding the perfect outfit. I’m going to share some of my favorite finds with you – but there’s something more. Claire Sommers Buck wants to offer each CLC reader {that’s you!} 20% off your next purchase. She’s excited about Valentine’s Day too! Grab the promo code at the end of this post.

My first outfit is the most casual. I think this would be fantastic for a fun evening going out for italian and a trip to the movies.

valentines day style file

top / skirt / earrings / cuff / boots

This next outfit is perfect for dinner at a sweet cafe followed by an evening walk through a historic district or along the beach.

valentines day style filedress / jacket / earrings / sandals

For those of you going to a fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant, get dolled up in an adorable dress and break out those heels! You never know, there could be dancing involved!

valentines day style file

dress / heels / earrings / necklace

Now get to CSB and order your favorite piece of jewelry as a surprise Valentine’s present to yourself…or for your sister, mom, or best friend! Use promo code XOXO at check out to enjoy your 20% off! ( valid until Friday, February 15th )

- taylor

closet dreaming

I rarely spend time roaming the internet for clothes that I can’t buy/don’t need. ( apple monitors and camera lens are another story! ) But my monthly shift at J. Crew changes that. ( Yup, I still work there once a month… for the discount. hehe! ) So I did a little valentine’s-day-style roaming to get it out of my system. ;)


Are you dreaming up a Valentine’s Day outfit yet?


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featured / style diaries column on sugar & cloth

Do you guys remember Ashley from Sugar & Cloth? She’s the awesome DIY blogger from our first Behind The Blog interview! I hope you all have been keeping up with all of the amazing thing she has going on. She seriously blows me away with the projects she dreams up!

jordan brantley of create like crazy / featured on sugar & cloth's style diaries

I’m honored to be featured on Ashley’s Style Diaries column today! Make sure to click through to see some of the other girls she’s featured!

jordan brantley of create like crazy / featured on sugar & cloth's style diaries


( photography by my rockin little sister! )

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design elements by CREATE LIKE CRAZY design studio