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{T3 Twirl 360 How-To}

Hey everyone!! I wanted to share a quick tutorial with everyone on how to use the new T3 Twirl 360! As most of you know, I don’t ever curl my hair but fell in love with this curler that I had to test it out and give everyone a quick how-to! I’ve also never used an iron that literally spins itself! This curling iron utilizes gyroscopic digital technology to detect the motion of your hand, and automatically propel the barrel in the desired direction. The application of the technology, typically used in space exploration, is a first for the hair tools category. Pretty awesome, if you ask me! Keep an eye out for a Youtube tutorial soon! For now, you get photos!

Here is a quick start guide for those of you who have never used this curler before. There will be photos but if you’re in a hurry and want to test the curler out without photos, then this should be helpful!

First, Click the power & Temperature switch quickly to use on Slow speed or hold down switch for fast speed. To change temps, double click the switch until you reach your desired setting.
Second, Clamp a 1-2″ section of hair and glide the iron to the ends. Then hold the GO button down and gently rate your wrist in the direction to activate the rotating barrel. It’s so cool because it literally knows which direction you are wanting to curl your hair!
Lastly, take your finger off the GO button to stop rotation. After a few seconds, press the Lever to release the curl. And on to the next piece!

Alrighty, ladies!! Ready to get this started!
First, section off your hair. Start with the bottom layer and work your way up in about 4 sections (depending on how thick your hair is)

The T3 curler is the best! I normally use a 1 to 1 1/2 inch barrel for my beachy waves look.
Product is key to helping your curls stay all day! I love Oribe Soft Laquer Heat Styling Spray.
 Once you get to the crown section of the hair, lightly tease for volume. For extra volume, use Oribe Thickening Spray on each section.


For an “undone” look:
After curling, run your fingers throughout your hair gently (don’t brush!) to tousle the curls into more of an “undone” look
If you want even less curl (more wave), flip your head to reach underneath the hair, spray a texturizing spray all throughout and tousle with your fingers. I like Batiste Dry Shampoo.


Want to add a Braid
A trendy look that’s super stylish– braids are all the rage.
Section off a 2-3 inch piece in the front. I prefer the part to be uneven, but you can go with what you think looks best on YOU!
Divide that section and braid. We did a traditional braid on my hair!


Braid and braid until you reach the end of the hair.
Secure it with 2 bobby pins. Insert the pins – rough side toward your head- and criss cross them to lock them in place!


You can leave your hair down with this look or pull it back in a ponytail! Don’t forget to top with a spritz of hairspray for extra hold.


Hair by the amazing Gertie Murray of GertieGlam
Photography by Andrew Loehman

{Costa Rica} Style du Jour

Sorry it has been over a week since I have posted a Style du Jour!  The internet at our house in Dominical was terrible so it has been a massive hassle to post or upload anything!!  The house, itself, is more than amazing, so you would expect to have some badass internet. But no. :/

This was our first trip to the beach we found in Matapalo, Costa Rica!  It was extremely secluded which was perfect to roam around and take photos. 🙂  I specifically bought this amazing dress for this trip and felt the beach was an ideal place to show it off!  They turned out better than I thought they would!! Hope you all enjoy and I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!!









Outfit Details:

Dress – Splendid (ON SALE!) // Tote – H&M // Hat – Urban Outfitters // Sunglasses – Gucci

{Basic} Style du Jour







Outfit Details:

Plaid Shirt – C&C California // Don’t be Basic – Target // Jeans – AYR

Sunglasses – RayBan // Handbag – Abaco // Shoes – Haiku (Purchased in Paris – No longer available)

{Caged} Style du Jour

I have been so excited to wear this dress and finally had the chance to!  This gorgeous dress was originally purchased for a photoshoot but I had to try it on for myself before styling it for the model.  It fit like a glove; absolutely perfect!! Needless to say… I kept the dress for myself instead!!

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Outfit Details: (Click on designers to shop look)

Leather Detail Dress: Rebecca Taylor // Shoes: Casadei // Handbag: DVF

Watch: Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm // Bracelet: Lionette

{Ranch Wear} Style du Jour

We definitely got quite a bit accomplished being at the ranch for 24 hours!  With a quick 3 hour drive from Austin, we arrive, spend a few hours with the family and then sleep!  We decided to go on a couple long walks/hog hunts/style du jour photoshoots and then headed back to the house to pack up and go back! Quickest ranch trip ever but I feel like we did more in those 24 hours than we normally do in a week!  The weather was absolutely gorgeous so I finally got to take some Fall foliage photos, which I included at the bottom of the post! 🙂














Outfit Details:

Sweater – Topman // Jeans – AYR // Boots – FRYE

Beanie – H&M // Glasses – Oliver Peoples // Clip-On Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples

{Splurge or Steal} Style du Jour

Every quarter I get to write an article for my column, Ask Ashley, in Austin Woman Magazine.  The past articles have ranged from what classic pieces to invest in to Splurge or Save content.  From what feedback I have gathered, Splurge or Save articles are by far the best!

This month’s Ask Ashley is definitely my favorite of all of my articles and all of my Splurge or Saves!  I mean, the two looks are practically identical and thousands of dollars apart in the cost.  This goes back to my Target Style Series; you look absolutely stunning or cute and comfy without spending a ton of money.

AW Dec Ask Ashley

Here is a bigger, split version if you couldn’t read the text in the others!