This may make some people cringe, but I haven't had my hair cut at all in a year and a half (though I do have an appointment to get it chopped off tomorrow.) I've just never been a "hair person" - one of those people that makes getting a haircut a priority, or styles their hair on a daily basis. In the summer, my go-to style is almost always a top knot, as the thought of having my long hair even touch my neck in the tortuous humidity is not an option.
After so many months of wearing my hair pretty much the same way, I'm a little bored with it. It's too hot for blow dryers and curling irons, but it needed a little something outside of the ordinary. When Chloe + Isabel reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try any of their new products, I jumped at the idea of checking out their new line with Jen Atkin. I've known the name Jen Atkin for a long time - she's the hairstylist to the stars with clients like Chrissy Teigen, Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry... the list goes on.
Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel is full of beautiful, dainty hair accessories that are perfect for my long hair today and will be awesome with my short hair come tomorrow! I picked out three pieces - the Wishbone Pin Set in Rose Gold and Gold, the Small Crystal Pavé Fan Pin Set in Gold, and the Ponytail Clip in Gold (what can I say... I like gold!)
When my hair's not in a top knot, you'll often find it in a quick and easy side braid, with the rest pulled back into a low bun. I wore my hair like this to a concert last weekend, but added some fun details with the Small Crystal Pavé Fan Pin Set. The set comes with three pins so I spaced them out throughout my braid. Aren't they a cute touch?
For a fun updo using the Ponytail Clip, I braided my hair and secured it with a small rubberband. Then I folded it up on the back of my head and secured it with the ponytail clip. Unfortunately my hair is too thin to use the ponytail clip to secure a ponytail, but I love the way that style looks - super sleek and chic.
Okay okay, I know I said I was bored with the top knot, but it's seriously my go-to and how I wear my hair probably 5-6 days a week. It's quick, it's easy, it's cute, it gets the hair off my shoulders... maybe I shouldn't chop my hair off tomorrow after all (just kidding!) When I wear my hair on the top of my head, I always have wispies that fall down in the back. I usually secure them with my other Chloe + Isabel barrettes (read about them here), but have been switching them out for the Wishbone Pins. Aren't they fun?
All items c/o Chloe + Isabel
The Jen Atkin collection has so many other awesome pieces. Check out the lookbook and learn more about the collaboration here! Have you checked out Chloe + Isabel yet? I wear Chloe + Isabel pieces every day and love them so much. Share your favorite pieces with us in the comments below!