Memorial Day is right around the corner, making it harder & harder for me to sit in my office all week. I’m craving warm weather days, shore weekends & beach sunsets. I’ve got a couple things I’m liking & favoriting to get me into the summertime mood~ that could become your summer go-to’s as well.
If you grew up watching Laguna Beach or The Hills, then you remember how much we ALL wanted Lauren Conrad’s signature beachy~ waves. For years I tried to capture her messy-yet-put-together look, including using “scrunching” spray, sleeping in braids, perfecting the messy bun, etc. etc. Eventually I gave up and wore my hair super straight for a long period of time then experimented with tight ringlet curls, mostly because the elusive beachy waves thing was seemingly out of my reach.
Well, recently I decided to try–once again–to perfect the relaxed waves & I think I’ve finally got it right. Great thing is that you can do it relatively quickly (20-ish minutes depending on your hair length), with styling tools/products you probably already have. This is my first hair styling post ever, so bear with me & enjoy awkward selfies of me in my bathroom, yay!
*Hi there! Super excited to have a guest post~ here on Ampersand. Just like how I love sharing cool new things with you, I love when people share awesome ideas/tips/events with me! Meet my friend Brianna–blog enthusiast & fan of Ampersand. Y’all can follow her here on Instagram.
Before you get any crazy ideas from the title of this post, I’m not a yogi (not even a wanna be yogi), but as someone who often needs to decompress, I find yoga is an excellent option. I cannot put my leg over my head but I excel at laying still, usually falling asleep, at the conclusion of class.
I belong to a gym and prefer to do my workouts there – I pay, therefore I go. But as the warmer months hit, I find it hard to sit inside, knowing that I am missing out on sunshine. Enter free yoga because the lovely city of Philadelphia understands the need and desire to decompress outside. I use it as a way to see the city, meet new people and get a workout in. Plus, it’s trendy to do yoga and I like being trendy. I also like Instagram and Instagram-able moments – no shame in the game.
Here is a breakdown of some of my favorite free (or donation based*) outdoor yoga classes in Philly!