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Live SMP Interview with Molly Sims!

Today is a great day friends. Our very own Abby Larson is chatting with everyone’s favorite supermodel, Molly Sims for AOL BUILD. We’re live streaming starting at 3pm est as these two talk shop; i.e. Molly’s new book, motherhood and beauty secrets galore. Set those clocks and meet us right here for the gab sesh. And be sure to join in on the conversation in the comments or with #BUILDSERIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want MORE Molly? Check out her wedding day part I + part II | nursery tour | bridal beauty secrets & tips to beachy waves

Light-Filled Home Office full of Color

This space is a dream; a polka dotted, striped fridge, gallery walled dream crafted by Dina of Honey & Fitz for Ruth Eileen’s home office. A spot where she could cozy up at her desk and edit photographs, grab a snack from the best fridge we’ve ever laid eyes on or curl up on the sequin adorned sofa. Have a look at this bright, airy loft filled to the brim with personality and a healthy dose of gold.

From Ruth… It was such a joy collaborating with Dina! She’d ask my opinions on things, but in all honesty, I really handed the reigns over to her. I trusted that she understood my style and that she’d reflect it in every part of the home. This is one of the many reasons I hired an interior designer, so I could sit back and allow them to do what they do best—design and bring a space to life. I’m not a designer, I’m a photographer. I don’t always know what works and what doesn’t! I knew I wanted to keep things clean and simple. I’m a huge fan of white walls, so that was easy since our space already had that covered. It was basically just a process of bringing in different elements that would add the right colors. I also wanted the space to fit the brand of my business. It was important to me that when I brought wedding clients into my space, they saw cohesiveness between my home office and my branding style. I think Dina did an amazing job with doing just that.

Photography: Ruth Eileen | Design: Honey & Fitz | Blue Velvet Pillow: Ikea | Coffee Table: Ikea | Desk: Ikea | Desk Chair: West Elm | Desk Chair Pillow: Society6 | Gold Dot Decals: Walls Need Love | Gold Pig Bookends: CB2 | Gold Sequin Hangers: Ruth Eileen Shop | Gold Sequin Pillow: H&M | Head Shot Pictures Of Ruth: Sarah Der Photography | Pillows On Chair: Society6 | Rainbow Houndstooth Pillow: Honey & Fitz Etsy Store | Rug: Shaw Floors | TV Console & Storage Drawers: Ikea

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A Perfectly Chic Braided Bun

Ever feel like you are in a hair slump? When it’s messy buns and ponytails for days on end? We’ve all been there. Sometimes mastering a perfect blowout our gorgeous waves can feel daunting. Luckily for you, the lovely Amanda from Advice from a 20 Something has the perfect solution to your bad-hair-day blues. Her braided bun is amazingly chic and easy, and she shows us how to master it ourselves in the video below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Separate small sections of hair on each side of your head. Choose the amount of hair based on how large you want the braids to be.
2. Braid each section and secure the ends with a small, clear elastic.
3. Gather all hair, including the braids, into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Remove the elastics.
4. Twist the ponytail into a loose bun and secure. For added volume, gently loosen hair at your crown.

If you’re like us, there’s no such thing as too much braid inspiration. Luckily, there are tons of stunning braids out there. Take a peek at some of the most stunning styles below!

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