Posts tagged loeffler randall
FALL CUT AND COLOR / BY ALLIE K

hello there! it’s been a while since I’ve jumped on here so it’s about time for a new post. during my unintended hiatus, i’ve tackled a few personal goals (starting the dreaded closet purge which is the worst), and accomplished some professional goals (presenting on a panel about social media and small business — a big one for me this month!) and sadly blogging is always the first project that takes a backseat. But i’m back because fall is officially here, which means a new season, fresh starts and oh so many good patterns. but more on that later.

today, i’m talking about hair — my hair specifically! September has always been my favorite time of year; there’s something about that crisp air that generates a feeling of newness, and it’s so motivating. i treat fall like a head-start to the new year, and the first thing i tackle come September is making an appointment for a fresh cut and color. cutting off dead-ends, hiding those creeping grays (eek!), and introducing a shape back into my ‘do does wonders for my confidence and overall attitude. with new hair, i feel like i can take on anything!

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if you’re anything like my friends and I, finding the right hairstylist in the city is always challenge. luckily i’ve stumbled upon an absolute gem — one who needs to be shared!

meet Allie K: boston hair stylist, balayage queen and all around amazing human being. since my first appointment with her, i’ve trusted allie completely with my hair. she just gets me. when i walked into her salon at the beginning of the month, i gave her full creative control for both cut and color. the result: possibly my favorite hairstyle i’ve ever had! i am obsessed with the honey color, and the blunt cut.

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i have a lotttt of hair and Allie managed to take the weight out, giving me a modern cut with movement and versatility. rather than throwing my hair up in a bun (my go-to), i can’t help but wear it down as much as possible!

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one more thing? i adore the thoughtful placement of color. those face framing highlights really brighten my skin tone, and i can achieve a brand new look simply by changing my part. i’ve gotten a handful of compliments from friends, colleges and strangers since walking out of allie’s chair — the mark of an amazing hairdresser for sure!

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all in all, i love my new look and am ready to conquer what this season throws at me.

if you’re interested in booking an appointment with allie, she is currently accepting new clients at Salon de cheveux in south boston. and please tell her i sent you her way! i promise, you will love her as much as i do!

hair: allie k. / salon de cheveux, south boston

what i’m wearing: everlane dress / apprvl bag / loeffler randall heels (different color linked)


LOVING LOEFFLER / ACCESSORIES FOR FALL

Loeffler Randall is one of those designers that i religiously follow. in fact, they may be my favorite accessory designer to date. everything is perfectly curated -- from their social, newsletters and website, to the ridiculously stylish designer herself, Jessie Randall. not to mention their shoes, bags, and patterns! i covet pretty much all of Loeffler Randall's world. 

with that said, it's always a treat to see what Loeffler Randall has up their sleeves when a new collection is launched. LR has a fresh, effortless approach, and their fall/winter collection for 2016 does not disappoint:

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints

the secret sauce behind their success is so simple: design for what they would want to see in their closets. brilliant right? this fall, that means fluffy rainbow fur, ankle straps, snakeskin, bold red, and rich floral embroidery.

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
 
this season was inspired by natural elements and earthy neutral colors, accented by pops of red, orange, and powder blue. The collection has a luxe-bohemian vibe to it, with suede, fringe, and floral embroidery.
— LOEFFLER RANDALL

it's always fun to see the design process behind a collection, and LR does it so well -- giving their customers a transparent sneak peek into what exactly caught their eye though these cute handwritten mood boards. 

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints

these bright red mid-heels with ankle straps are on my wish list. a practical stunner (especially for navigating the uneven cobblestone streets right outside my office) they are an updated version of last year's it-shoe.

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
 
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints

i must confess that am not a huge fan of wearing fur, but i do appreciate the beauty of these fluffy accessories: polka dots in primary colors and bags in amorphous shapes. 

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints

between the bright colors, lady-like florals, and bold reds, is the perfect neutral snakeskin. i'm officially predicting that snakeskin will make a comeback this fall. i've spotted this animal print in several collections, including JCrew's RTW Fall. a nice alternative to leopard!

loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
new textures — fur, horsehair, suede, and python — makes for a sophisticated yet cozy look.
— LOEFFLER RANDALL
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints
loeffler randall fall/winter 2016 | @themissprints

any favorites? the best part is there are A LOT more pieces on their site, including snakeskin booties, and tassel loafers -- happy fall shopping!

 

all images via Loeffler Randall