Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Playing Catch Up. Europe, Winter, Move, and More!

Posting again! Getting more frequent already huh :) Time to play catch up, and sorry for the crazy amount of images in this post. This is what I've been doing the last bit while I've been neglecting my poor blog!



Enjoying the sunshine in my favorite dress.

 Surviving the forever winter also in Michigan lol.
Yes you weirdos here from reverse searching my steam or mmo forum pic I am bunnie. Now stop being creepy lol. 
  Moving to place where winters look like this. Ah. Love.

 
Traveled the world in this with some lovely people.  Got to take photography for a band and travel Europe. Once in a lifetime experience.
 Traveling the world. This is in Vienna.
Berlin
 Rotterdam
 London
 Tried authentic fish and chips. I can't say I liked it too much lol.
But I can say I loved this authentic Belgian waffle I enjoyed in Brussels. 

Koln, Germany

Cardiff, UK


 Bet you can guess where this was taken lol.

 Seeing the Mona Lisa and all other wonderful art in the Lourve was breathtaking. Though, I am surprised it was so small!




I am so greatful for this trip. Meeting so many great people, spending it with a person I love dearly, and seeing things I never thought I'd be lucky enough to see. Ah. Truly amazing. I loved every second. Even though I can't say living on a bus with a 20-some stinky boys was always the most fun. Lol. Glad everyone was sweet and awesome. But I am glad to be back in the US and in my new home relaxing by the pool and having a stable job.

Life is so good. 

What's the best vacation/adventure you guys have been on? Where's one place you need to go to?

xoxo, Haylee

Monday, May 26, 2014

Messy Hair For Summer | Dolled Up Daily Blog

My oh my, I am bad at blogging consistently. But what can I say, I always find myself coming back. :) To update old readers, I've recently graduated, moved across the country to the sunshine state, and got a job in the field I went to school for. Life is good. I sure can't complain about living by the beach either. Still trying to get used to the weather, but enjoying every second of sunshine.

I thought I'd return with a simple short post that inspires me and hope it does some of you too! Some relaxed summer easy styles I just love so much. One of my favorite things about the sunniest season  is that it's truly so relaxing. So shouldn't we look like we're enjoying the beach days and the sun rays?! I think so. From true messy buns to real beachy waves, I love all these looks and will be trying my own at some of them. What's your go to hair style for the summer?


    

   

   

Thanks for reading friends, I will write again soon. Looking forward to catching up on some of my favorite blogs and finding some new awesome ones too!


xoxo,

Haylee

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Moolan Luxury Snow Boots | Dolled Up Daily Blog

It's a little late in the season for snow boots I know I know, but there's still plenty of snow coming down where I live so I just had to share the boots I just received, sent to me by a lovely friend from Canada.




I'm not much for "Ugg style" boots besides for the comfort and amount of snow I deal with everyday for many months, but these I have really fallen in love with.

The brand is Moolan, I've never heard of it before. They're from a little Korean boutique in Montreal.


Sorry for the slightly dirty picture, I was too lazy to wash these off before I took pictures.

These are so warm, so lined, and very sturdy. The material is great to easily wipe off salt, which is great. High quality, much higher quality than my uggs themselves. I like the details and the colors. Goes with about everything.


I love them. From the little details, to the quality, to the comfort. Nothing to complain about with these.

If I ever need boots again, which I'm sure I will, I'll be looking for this brand. Best quality, and cutest snow boots I have ever owned.

xoxo Haylee


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Over the Knee | Dolled Up Daily Blog

I don't know about there, but here winter has clearly arrived. I am getting a little sick of all this snow already. But, I don't plan on letting the snow stop me from dressing how I want!

One thing I've seen a lot this season but never personally owned is over the knee boots. I've seen people rock them, but I've also seen some others not look quite their best in their pairs. The nightmare I have when thinking of over the knee boots, is looking like Julia Roberts in pretty woman. They may have worked for her, but that's not exactly the image I am going for.


But, there are a lot of celebrities I've seen wear this trend and look stunning. Blake Lively is a prime example, makes me fall in love with the style. 


A few things I've noticed that help find the perfect OTK boots without giving off the pretty woman vibe is:

  • Stay away from pleather, especially shiny types. 
  • Avoid super high heels
  • To be on the safe side get flats
  • Other colors besides black, like browns and other dark colors are a safe bet
  • Great to pair with tights and leggings
  • If going with black, suede is a great alternative to leather
  • Wear with conservative clothing, let the boots be the statement piece
I've been pining after a pair, think I'll need some for this season. What's your thought on these statement pieces?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Catching Up | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Hello my lovely readers, I've been MIA lately and I apologize for my lack of blog updates. On the bright side though, so much has been happening this summer and I can't wait to catch you all up. Heres a sweet and short post, with a few pictures to catch you up on a few things from the last month or so.

 

I got my first ever gel nails, loved the way they looked and not having to worry about them chipping or changing them for weeks. However they did a ton of damage to my nails, still months away from the damage growing out. Worth it price wise? Yes. But damage wise? No. Maybe someday I'll opt for these again, but definitely not a monthly thing. 


Had a lovely trip to Chicago. How pretty is this? A gorgeous balcony with a wonderful view of the city. 


Still loving these Prada sunnies I mentioned in one of my last posts. :) 


Gotten obsessed with Earl Grey tea. Love love love. Chai tea lattes are my other morning weakness. 


Found my new favorite nail color, Highlight of my Summer by China Glaze. So gorgeous!


And relaxed poolside in Florida.

What a fun and relaxing summer its been. I am a lucky girl. Working though, only a month left before I head back to university. Have to make the best of it! 



Heading to Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago!! So excited. Then off for a short trip to LA with a few of my girls. Then the Taylor Swift concert right after. Pinch me this can't be real. :)


xoxo, 
 
Haylee

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Little Blue Dress | Dolled Up Daily Blog

There's not much I love more than the summer time. The warm weather, beach days, and just overall happiness the sunshine tends to bring to my face. One thing that goes hand in hand with the warm days and sunny weather is a perfect dress.

Easy to throw on, comfortable, and pretty at the same time. These pictures are from awhile back, but thought they'd be a perfect example of a simple day dress.

The dress is from last summers candies line, belt came with, and the flip flops are American Eagle.










And now one just for laughs, have to love the awkward moment someone walks through a photo session lol.


What's your favorite summertime apparel?


Until next time dolls

xoxo,

Haylee

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ombre All Around | Dolled Up Daily Blog




One trend I've been loving a little extra this season is Ombre. I've been loving this for years, and thought maybe it wouldn't last, but it's only becoming more and more popular.
















From hair, to nails, and even food, this is a very lovely trend that I just adore. Are you planning on picking up any ombre pieces this season?



I've been loving ombre nails for this spring, and I'm sure I'll love it this summer too. Thinking about doing a tutorial, thoughts?

xoxo, Haylee