UO SUMMER FAVES

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it's finally summer. the sun is out, the pool is open, but my clothes are seriously lackin. anyone with me? (insert sassy hand raise emoji here) i don't think i've actually been to a mall in three months because i've been so busy. yikes, right? enter shopathome.com - the lovechild of saving time/money and stylish shopping - where after signing up for free, you have access to coupons and deals to more than 1,000 of your favorite stores (j.crew, nordstrom, target, urban outfitters, you name it!). and after saving enough money and earning enough cash back, THEY'LL SEND YOU A CHECK. IN THE MAIL. WITH MONETARY VALUE. seriously people, why wait to sign up to a site that saves you money and PAYS YOU FOR SHOPPING? not to mention, you don't even have to get up from the couch.  i've picked a few of my faves from UO that i can definitely see myself wearing this summer season, all with benefits from shopathome.com! how amazing is that embellished blue tank? heart eyes all around. -m

THE PERFECT NEW YEAR'S PARTY HAIRSTYLE: THE MILKMAID/MAIDEN BRAID

              
hey guys! i hope everyone had a wonderful christmas spent with family and friends, and lots of yummy sweets and pretty presents. speaking of family, over thanksgiving break, my cousin katie and i filmed a little tutorial on one of my favorite hairstyles, the milk maid/maiden braid. check out the video above for the full tutorial!
xo. molly


p.s. you'll most likely hear me call it both names, as they are interchangeable!






AN ODE TO FALL

i've always loved fall mornings. waking up and walking to starbucks, having a warm drink in your hand, and just soaking in the day. it's the weekend, schools out, and the sky is clear. one of my favorite places to go in the fall is our local forest preserve. it's shady, so the temperature is perfect for sweaters, long-sleeves, and cardigans. and when eshakti contacted/asked me to pick out a piece from their collection and talk about my fall style, i agreed right away! i chose a navy blue tunic with black embroidering. when i got it in the mail i fell in love. i knew i had to show off eshakti's beautiful piece, and i knew just the place to do it.




 my brother sam. this has got to be my absolute favorite picture of him.










 the first of three feet shots. the leaves were the perfect colors.










feet shot 2/3.



 testing out the new instax birthday gift.












 a closer look at the detailing on the tunic.



the leaves displayed the most amazing colors.

the final feet shot my friends, we made it.


don't be fooled by that smiling face - we were stranded in a parking lot because i drove against a curb and popped a tire. yea.


tunic: eshakti (c/o), jeans: american eagle, kicks: american eagle, neaklace: nordstrom, sunnies: urban outfitters
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i'm so thanksful to eshakti for this opportunity to share my fall style! check out eshakti at their website, instagram, twitter, or facebook. and use code thelollyprojectblog  without any spaces or extra characters for 10%! and p.s. - you get 25% when you sign up! take a look around eshakti, and head off to your local forest preserve, and write your own ode to fall.

*this post was sponsored by eShakti. thanks for supporting companies that make TLP possible!

Ball Caps: A Guide to Styling and Wearing

i absolutely love that baseball-style hats are coming back. i never really liked the way they looked on me, but now that i'm getting to know more about them, they're growing on me. take a look at some of my favorites: (click for sources)


 pair a classic striped dress or colored tweed jacket with either a similar color cap or a contrast color. i love the way naomi styled hers for the Sonnet James Lookbook.

   

pair solid colored pieces with a patterned cap to keep thing interesting. a patterned hat can also dress down a more fancy outfit, or keep up the casual. long, soft waves are my favorite look with baseball caps, too. (but that's  bit of a problem because i don't have long hair...) 

and this is the ball cap i'm lusting over right now. just thought i'd let you know.
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i hope this helps you all better style your caps, and inspires you to go and buy one, like right now...   xo. Molly