My FIRST Blowout at the Brand New FIRST Drybar in Indianapolis | Grand Opening Launch Party + The Experience

8691 River crossing blvd. iNDIANAPOLIS, in 46240

Hi beautiful people!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for the 1st ever Drybar Blowout Salon in Indianapolis! It’s located near the Keystone Fashion Mall, at 8691 River Crossing Blvd.

I was ecstatic when I got the invite. I had never been to a Drybar before, but had heard all No Cuts. No Color. Just Blowouts.the hype and hoped that one day I would be able to go. And when I heard we were finally getting one, I was over the moon.

The party was so fun, and so cute! The interior design of this place is perfection. The accents of yellow (my fave color) throughout are just too pretty! And don’t worry, they have perfect selfie mirrors! 😉

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So a little background about Drybar.. They are a blowout salon ONLY. No cuts. No Color. Just Blowouts. How fun is that?

It’s the perfect place for you and a couple girlfriends to go and get a little pampered! It’s also perfect for bridal parties, whether it’s the big day or it’s just a fun activity for your bachelorette weekend!

 

Here’s a little glimpse of the party! So many yummy treats, and so many lovely Indy bloggers, influencers, and entrepreneurs.

 

They actually asked me back the next day for a blowout! ARE YOU SERIOUS? SO FUN!!! To say I was excited would be quite the understatement.

To see the entire experience, watch the video at the very beginning 🙂

First you pick your style…

I went with the Mai Tai, which are beachy, messy waves!

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Then you head to the wash room…

aka what dreams are made of.

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Then comes the blowout and the style of your choice…

 

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And TA-DAH, you feel like a way more glamorous version of yourself!

And the entire experience only costs $45!!!

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At the Drybar Indy location, the entire staff was so amazing!

They were so kind and inviting, and made sure to meet your every need!! You can even have a mimosa while you sit back, relax, and get your hair done!

My stylist was Sarah, and she absolutely killed it! She was also just the sweetest!!

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Now let’s not forget about their AMAZING products!!

I have been using their Triple Sec and their Detox Dry Shampoo for a few years now, and they’re incredible! Sarah used the Southern Belle Volume Boosting Mouse, Prep Rally, The Chaser, and Sparkling Soda on me, and I LOVED the way my hair felt, looked, and smelled!

For my beachy waves, she’s used the 1″ 3-Day-Bender, which I of course left the salon with because I wasn’t about to go back to my old ways of curling once i saw those curls! haha

To book your appointment at the Drybar Indianapolis location, click HERE! 

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So since this was my first blowout ever, and my first time at a Dryabr salon, you’re probably wondering what the verdict is?

Well…

I’m hooked! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

Oh, and one last thing!

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“This post is not sponsored, but is in Collaboration with Drybar Indianapolis. I did receive the blowout as a complimentary service, but all opinions are my own, and I purchased the curling iron myself!*

 

Summertime Sundress | Honey Lake

Hey girlfriend! Welcome back!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! And Happy Race Day here in Indy!

Summer has officially begun.. well technically, that’s not til June, but we are experiencing 90 degree weather here daily… so it’s summer. So bring on the popsicles, the picnics, and those summertime sundresses!

I am so excited for today’s post, as it is another collaboration with Honey Lake Boutique! It’s been a minute since I’ve teamed up with my bffs over at Honey Lake, so it was about time!

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Yeah. I know. You probably just died over this dress like I did the first time I saw it.

This little midi dress from Honey Lake Boutique has “summer picnics for days” written all over it. I LOVE the length of it too! But, you probably knew that by now, if you’ve been following me! 🙂

The classy, sophisticated style of this dress is just amazing. And I love that it’s striped too!

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This dress is SO nice too! It’s not made of dinky, see-through fabric; it’s actually lined! It’s not heavy by any means, but it definitely doesn’t feel cheap either! It’s perfect!

Speaking of perfect, do you see that embroidery….

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It’s okay to cry, I did too.

Can you say STUNNING?! I absolutely adore all the intricate detail of this floral embroidery pattern! And those colors are absolutely perfect together!

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I paired this beauty with some cognac heels and the perfect red lip, to let the dress do all the talking!

Purchase the dress here!

Use the code CLAIRE20 to save on Honey Lake! 🙂

If you’re curious, my red lip is the shade “cherry moon,” and you can purchase it here!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

 

 

 

Gingham Goals | Shop Thriver

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Hi girlfriend!

A few weekends ago, I headed to the cutest outdoor, springy event with my mom, sister, and best friend, and it was so fun! We’re talking shopping, food trucks, and the cutest flower truck! I actually did a photoshoot last year for the flower truck company if you wanna check it out too!

It was a gorgeous spring day filled with laughter and fun, and don’t forget the ice cream! 😉

I wore the cutest little blouse from Thriver, which is an adorable women’s clothing store based out of Portland, OR.

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I was so excited to collaborate with them, their stores is incredible! You have to check out their Spring Collection!

This blouse is the actual cutest!

If you’ve learned one thing from me by now it’s that I love gingham!! It’s my favorite! And this top is totally gingham goals.

And of course I love floral print, I mean is it even spring if you don’t wear floral print???

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The details of this blouse are just too cute! Like are you seeing the sleeve ruffles? SO CUTE! I love how feminine and fun it is! I’m kind of getting little farm girl vibes, but like in all the right ways! Lol.

You could pair it with black denim, white pants, shorts, even a skirt! The possibilities are endless! It’s such a great blouse to have in your closet for spring & summer!

You can purchase it HERE!

I paired my blouse with some super fun denim & my favorite espadrilles!

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Be sure to follow them on Instagram for major fashion inspiration and the cutest styles: https://www.instagram.com/shopthriver/

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

The Perfect Shorts | Gingerly Witty

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Hey girl!

I am so excited about today’s post, and I’m kind of obsessed with today’s look… I know I start like every blog post that way, but I guess that just means I’ve found a good path to be on 😉

I have teamed up with Gingerly Witty to bring you today’s look.. that I’m obsessed with… did I mention that? 😉

If you don’t know what Gingerly Witty is, it’s the cutest shop to ever exist, with the most adorable Instagram feed, need I say more?

But really. I have been following them for so long being utterly obsessed, so when we got a collaboration in the works, I was ecstatic.

Gingerly Witty carries so many amazing labels, with such unique designs. Their clothing has a bit of a boho flare, while also being kind of edgy. The coolest, really.

Now a moment of silence for the cutest shorts of life… I’ll wait.

Purchase them HERE!

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That last photo accurately displays how these shorts make me feel.

I had never seen anything like these shorts when I laid my eyes on them on Gingerly Witty.

I loved everything about them.

The color, the style, the length. They were perfect, and I knew I had to have them.

Mine are a size small and would fit a 2-4, I’m a pretty true XS, so they’re a little big, but the belt makes them work, and I loved them too much, so they had to work.

They’re “paper bag” style shorts which basically means they’re not going to be skin tight, they’re a little baggy, and they have super cute pleats. And they’re high-waisted so like literally what more could you want?

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I paired these beauties with a classic chambray top that I tied up to show off the belt, some cognac heels, and a woven bag.

But what I know you’re all waiting for are these earrings…

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You would not believe how many questions I got about these earrings on Instagram… well maybe you would, cause you were probably one of them! 🙂

These earrings are also from Gingerly Witty, and they’re amazing!

Now I have really sad news… they’re out of stock! 😦 BUT she has so many other cute ones, and I bet if you bug her enough, they’ll come back in stock! 😉

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You can purchase these HERE!

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You can purchase these HERE!

You can use the code: CLAIRERENE15 for 15% off until Sunday, May 13th.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

All images are by Doodle Shots.

*This post is in collaboration with Gingerly Witty.*

 

 

Hello, Sunshine!

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Hey girl!

Today I am 4 days into my wisdom teeth removal recovery, and lemme tell you, mashed potatoes aren’t nearly as fun as they once were.

It’s fine, I’ll be fine. They actually said my surgery went perfectly, that I had no complications, and I haven’t felt nauseous or anything whatsoever! I just really miss straws, that’s all. Lol.

But I don’t wanna complain, things could be so much worse, and I really am doing okay! I’ve been able to get a lot of work done, which is nice! I just look ridiculous while doing it… think frozen peas strapped to my face + unwashed hair + the same hoodie I wear everyday. It’s fashion.

So… anyways..

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it is finally starting to get warm, and STAY WARM here in Indy. Praise Jesus!

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It’s about dang time. Helloooo, sunshiiiiine!!!!

Speaking of sunshine, you’ve probably heard me talk about my love for yellow these days. I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I am in LOVE with wearing fun colors and fun patterns!

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And this blouse has become a FAVORITE of mine, and it has finally been RESTOCKED!!

I featured it in my last haul video, and everyone loved it, but it was out of stock! But it is here, girl!! GO grab it! And it’s also available in black!

I love the retro style of this blouse!

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I. Am. All. About. Fun. Pants.

Jeans are a thing of the past, girlfriend! I’m just kidding lol. But if I can wear trousers, culottes, jumpsuits, flowy shorts, flowy pants, over jeans, then I will.

I really just don’t love the look of skinny jeans on my body anymore either, just because I’m so little! I do like them if the hem hits my leg a little higher than my ankle bone. If it hits me any further down, it makes my legs seem shorter than they are, because there’s no separation between my leg and foot, and I just look goofy. haha.

My pants collection is ever-growing, and when I laid my eyes on these puppies by Uniqlo I knew I needed to add them to the party.

I don’t know about you, but 80 degree weather + skin-tight jeans, just isn’t my idea of a good time. So I am here for the trouser trend, girl.

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I really am so happy with this purchase. These linen pants from Uniqlo are so comfortable, so easy to throw on and go, and just so nice to have in your closet to pair with almost any look!

And they’re available in so many different colors, even stripes! Shop them HERE!

They’re not too dressy, nor too casual, so you can really take them any route and make them work!

I got the size XS, but I wish I would’ve gotten the size XXS. (5’1′, waist – 24, hips – 34) The ones I got aren’t huge, but I would have liked them to be a little smaller! But something that’s super nice about them is that they have an adjustable drawstring on the inside so you can tighten them, and they have belt loops!!

Perfection!

Last but not least, I paired this look with my go-to platform white tennis shoes & a hair scarf!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

*All images are by Songbird and Sons Photography.*

Retro Vibes | Olive + Pepper

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Hey girl!

I am SO excited about tonight’s post! I have been following Olive + Pepper on Instagram for quite some time, so when we got a collaboration in the works, I was ecstatic.

Their vibe is everything I’ve ever wanted to be in life, and their clothes are everything I wish I had in my closet.

I LOVE how unique their style is, and how they don’t stick to the traditional “boutique” world of clothing. They are doing something that not many boutiques are! All their clothing is incredible quality and all under $100!!

Olive + Pepper has some super fun pieces (not including the amazing ones I’m about to show you), so you just have to check them out for yourself: SHOP!

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I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS LOOK.

I paired their Mona tie-front blouse with their Terra woven culottes. Major win.

I am so into the retro-esque button up, short sleeve tops we’re seeing everywhere! Olive + Pepper has another option to choose from that’s just as cute: Darla Top.

I am so in love with these pants! The Terra woven culottes are SO COMFY & versatile!! They are so easy to throw on and go! Plus, they will look goof with literally anything.

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And of course, girl, we’ve got to accessorize!

I paired this retro look with some retro sunnies & a hair scarf, because you can’t go wrong with a hair scarf, am I right?

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These sunnies are SO fun, and I’ve always wanted a pair!! They come in so many amazing colors, and they have tons of other options too! (All retro-inspired!)

Shop my glasses HERE! I got mine in the “black & pink” combo!

And last, but not least.

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I am a hair scarf, head scarf, neck scarf kind of GIRL.

Just follow me on Instagram, and you will see that to be true! I am always on the hunt for more, because you can never have too many… they’re like shoes.. only different. BUT this one is hands down my new fave!

Shop my floral scarf HERE!

It is made SO well. You know how you can tell the difference between, say an eBay scarf vs. a Von Maur scarf? That’s what we’re cooking with here. This scarf is so nicely made, and it doesn’t feel like it could rip at any second. It really is nice.

You could tie it around your neck, tie it around your pony or bun, wear it as a headband, or even use it as a belt.

Plus, it comes in other color options too! AMAZING!

Sorry to say, girl, but my shoes are last season Forever 21! Here are a somewhat similar pair!

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So basically Olive + Pepper has everything you didn’t know you were missing in life.

Sign up for the mailing list and received 10% off your first purchase!

*This post is in collaboration with Olive + Pepper!*
*All photos taken by Josie Mariah Photography!*

Make it Work for You, Girl

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Hey girl!

Let’s just cut to the chase.

Have you ever been shopping, when suddenly you come across the cutest piece on the sale rack, with a “final sale” tag on it, and you think, “Oh this is so cute! It’ll work for me!” And your friends says, “You should try it on!” And you say, “No it’s okay, looks like it’ll work!”

Just me?

Well.

I find myself here more times than not, you’d think I’d learn. But I just don’t have the patience for try on rooms, and I can’t pass up a good sale! You know what I’m saying!

Well that just happened to me a few weeks ago, and let’s just say I added to the pile of “can’t take these back, should’ve listened to Grace!”

Exhibit A.

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If you wanna watch the video, it’s HERE!

Dry Goods is the cutest, but I typically only shop the sale rack, cause as you may know I’m not made of money! Well, Dry Goods was one of our last stops, I saw the gingham, and I was sold.

I didn’t wanna try it on for multiple reasons, one of them being I was shoppinged-out (not a word?), two try-on rooms are a hassle, and three it was so cheap like might as well try it, right? Wrong.

My friends Grace did convince me to slip it on over my outfit in the middle of the store, so I did. And by the way, everything looks good over jeans and a sweater, lemme tell you.

From the front, the romper looked fine! And with jeans on, it was hard to see where my behind stopped and my leg began, so I was like, “Yeah, sure it fits!!” *purchase*

I take it home, leave it in the bag for a few days cause that’s my life, bring it out the next week to film that haul^ video. BAM. Too short. Too low. Hate it.

CRAP.

I looove gingham, and I had always had my eye on this romper in Dry Goods! I loved the floral print + the gingham, and the colors were gorgeous! But it just didn’t work for me, girl.

So here I am, left with a romper I can’t wear out because I don’t feel comfortable in it, and I can’t take it back either because it was final sale!

Wonderful.

Then, it hit me.

I slipped on the romper, added a white tee, and looked at myself in the mirror. Cute, but still needed something. I wasn’t about to show the world my cheeks. Then I remembered, girl, I have my FAVE SKIRT!

Threw it on and voilé!

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A totally new outfit, that was even cuter than what we started with!! Praise Him.

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Obsessed.

This skirt by ASOS, is one of my favorite items in my closet. It is so easy to pair with literally anything, even a romper!

So what am I trying to say here?

Try things on? Maybe.

Don’t just buy things because they’re on sale? Probably.

Listen to your bff? I guess.

But what I actually want you to know is: do something unconventional. Make it work for you, girl!

Wear a dress with skinny jeans. Wear a ribbed turtleneck under a dress. Wear a t-shirt under a dress. Wear a t-shirt OVER a dress. Wear a skirt with a romper.. you see where I’m going with this. I ended up liking the “romper” SO much better this way!

I loved the print of this romper SO much, so I wasn’t about to sell it or give it away, so I am so glad this outfit came together!!! And I got so many compliments on it too!

My bag is linked here!

Similar platform sandals: White & BlackStudded Black

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Claire