Partnering up with my blogger bestie, La Belle Mel, for today’s (AND this Wednesday’s) post! Many of you already know this, but I’m a pianist by day. I’ve been playing ever since I was a little girl, and I actually majored it…and am (very unfortunately) STILL in school for it, ha. I’m currently getting my doctorate in piano performance + a second master’s in musicology at the Peabody Institute. If you want to hear me tickle the ivories, click here! I shared a video of me playing one of my favorite pieces a while back so hopefully you’ll enjoy the performance.
Anywho, I typically throw my hair up in a messy bun or slicked back pony for performances, but Mel wanted to help me do something cuter so she curled it and styled it for me. She did this awesome half-up hairdo that I’d never seen before. It was ridiculously cute yet surprisingly easy – I’m hair-challenged so I asked her to do something simple so I could re-create it with ease!
See? I told you it was adorable! We actually ended up filming the whole thing for her youtube channel – I’ll be sharing the video on here Wednesday so make sure you guys keep an eye out. I’m also going to be sharing pics of me in one of my go-to gowns so there’s that to look forward to as well.
Now, before I leave you, I want to very quickly tell you all about my headpiece. I got this gold flower crown from Headbands of Hope, and it’s hands down one of the cutest accessories I own. The company was founded by Jess Ekstrom back in 2012 after interning for a wish-granting organization for kids with life threatening illnesses. When she saw that kids loved to wear headbands after hair loss from chemotherapy, she decided to take action – for every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.
Amazing, right? I have the utmost respect for her and her cause! And I think it’s extra impressive that she started all of this when she was only a junior in college. If you want to shop for a cause, make sure you browse their selection stat! They sell a variety of styles online for both children and adults so you’ll definitely find something you love.