The Wet Brush

Friday, September 19, 2014

Raise your hand if the thought of brushing through your hair after a shower gives you nightmares...

Now that my hair is long again, I'm fully (re)acquainted with the joys struggles of detangling. When you have medium/fine hair and 'tons' of it, the struggle is real, people. REAL. I was at my wits end when I heard about this little miracle brush through Cara from Maskcara blog.

The best part?- The Wet Brush is only $8.99! And no, just for the record, I'm not being paid to talk about this. I'm just obsessed. The past few days all my husband has heard is "I can't believe how good this brush works!" Wet hair, dry hair, curly hair, tangled hair... I've tried it all and get the same results each time- brushing with ease.
A few weeks ago I was even starting to notice some slight hair breakage near my scalp from brushing/tugging too hard. You can imagine my relief at finding this little wonder. And MOMS- tired of making your kids cry from brushing out the tangles? Buy one of these and those days are over my friend.

Do you own a Wet Brush? What are your thoughts?

This weekend Ben and I are planning on heading out to an apple festival in our hometown. Honestly, they had me at 'cider, doughnuts, and apples'. Not to mention there's a ferris wheel and other fun activities. I'm hoping this will help put me in a fall mood. :) Next Friday I'm SO EXCITED to be hosting a Benefit x Birchbox Beauty Bash at my house. In a nutshell- I won a box full of Benefit cosmetics to share with 5 friends. So naturally I'm going all out with decorations, cutesy treats, and hors d'oeuvres. I love a good party.

See you all back here soon- and happy brushing!

Get your wet brush  here, here, or here. ;)

Collamer Park

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Last night was a gorgeous 75 degrees and breezy. It feels like the last warm remnants of summer and I love it. With the impending doom of winter looming somewhere in the back of my mind, I know that these days are precious and I'm soaking up as much outdoors-ness as I can. Feeling the need for adventure, Ben and I strapped our bikes on the car last night and headed out to a park in our community we'd never been to before. 

I was inspired to visit Collamer Park after reading about it on a (totally rad) new website called Shiaride. It's a website that encourages people to visit and experience the vast biking trails here in Owosso (and greater Shiawassee County). Since I didn't grow up here in Owosso, I still feel like somewhat of a tourist at times and last night was no exception. I was blown away by the beautiful sprawling trails of Collamer Park. There are literally 'miles' of them! It was medicine for my bike-loving soul... Ben's too. 



    


  



Seriously though- isn't it gorgeous? Can days like this last forever, please?

Outfit:
Cardigan: Forever 21
Dress: Old, bought in Italy
Shoes: c/o Wolverine
Scarf: Forever 21

If you're ever in Owosso, let me know. We'll go biking together. ;)
Until next time,





Art Walk

Monday, September 15, 2014

 Last Friday was my hometown's yearly art walk event. As I mentioned in the last post, I look forward to this every year! It's such a fun opportunity to meet new artists, hear live music, wine & dine, and appreciate local art. 

Each year this event gets better and better and last Friday was no exception. One of the highlights was a free meal served up by our fabulous friends over at Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse. You might remember the post I did about Lula's a while back (here). We 'love' Lula's food and were so grateful to enjoy a free plate of smoked brisket, pulled pork, and jambalaya! Mmmm...
Me with Morgan Beilfuss at The Home Office Realty. Love this girl!
   
A good part of our evening was spent here, at our local hometown bookstore- Owosso Books & More where they were serving up free coffee and chocolate fountain goodies! Don't you just 'love' the adorable fall window displays? We're so fortunate to have an awesome bookstore in our town.
  
I can't seem to get away from vests lately. They are perfect for layering and getting me through this seasonal transition time known as 'September'. ;) You never know what you'll get in Michigan this time of year- 80's or 40's.

See you all back here soon!

Outfit:
Long sleeve tee: Gap (exact! & on sale)
Vest: Kohls
Jeans: J. Crew
Shoes: Merona, Target
Bag: Philip Lim for Target





Black & Denim

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yesterday was the first day that really felt like fall 'round here. I'm talking- high of 64 degrees, fall. It was nippy. Leave it to Michigan to go from 80 degree weather to... FALL. Bam.
I have to admit, it does get me marginally excited for a new season, but jeez- I had the space heater on in the house. Give the girl a chance to adjust, Michigan!

Ben and I usually go on walks together on Thursdays. Don't ask me why Thursdays, it's just what we do. Anyway, I decided to surprise him with his first pumpkin spice latte of the season to sip on while we walked (I got one too!). It was the perfect cozy addition to an otherwise brisk stroll.
Talk about a steal- I nabbed this Levi's vest at our Goodwill for a whopping $1.50! Although it looks new, it's deceivingly old as the tag indicates that it's definitely from another decade.
   
Things usually stay pretty hilarious serious during photo shoots... Obviously. >>
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Ben and I are heading to our town's annual art walk this evening and I'm SO pumped about it. We're gearing up for our best year yet as there have been multiple new venues, artists, and musicians added to the line up! I'm looking forward to covering the event tonight and reviewing it for you all next week. Click here for details and if you're local, come on out!

I'm also looking forward to Wolverine's Fashion's Night Out coming this October! Last year was the first year for the event and now it's becoming a yearly happening. It's a chance for us Michigan bloggers/influencers to get together to chat & get to know one another. Local networking at its finest- I love it! I've met 'so' many great gals and new friends all over the state.

See you back here next week!~ 

Outfit:
Vest: Thrifted
Button-down: JcPenney
Jeans: Madewell
Necklace: Thrifted
Black pumps: Kohls
Bag: Philip Lim for Target
Twisted nail ring: Forever 21





Waning Summer + A New Look!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Welcome to an all new Bee's Knees! It's been 'way' overdue but the day has finally arrived. New design, new logo, new everything. My first design was a true reflection of my humble 'I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-doing' beginnings as I first ventured out into the big world of blogging. But now, I feel planted. I feel at home. And I hope you like it too!
I absolutely LOVE these sunglasses from Firmoo.com. They 'really' shade my eyes from the sun and they're totally adorable. I plan on wearing them all season long! The best part about Firmoo is that your first pair of glasses are free. Yes, totally free. You're welcome.
I can't believe we're already in September!! Crazy. I go through this every year, but... I 'always' feel like I have a hard time transitioning from summer to fall. And the weird thing is that fall is one of my favorite seasons, but dang I'm a summer gal. The feeling of warm sunshine on my skin never gets old. BUT- alas, I'm warming up to the idea of fall. Little by little. Latte by latte (wink). Not to mention it's by far the most exciting fashion season of them all. I want all of the big, comfy, fuzzy sweaters- please.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the new design, friends. This fall has a lot of great things in store and I can't wait to share it with you. Until next time...

Outfit:
Tee: JcPenney
Jeans: Kohls
Heels: H&M
Scarf: c/o Lee & Birch
Shades: c/o Firmoo.com






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