My hair secret for those days I'm in a rush and want to look put together consists of BRAIDS and SHADES. Wavey hair can be troublesome to tame, but by wrapping a braid and securing it with bobby pins you can achieve a polished look. The best part about it is that as the braid hairstyle falls, and wisps of hair come away, the hairstyle only looks better! With a timeless braided look, pearls, and jackie-o retro shades, 100 degrees are just a notch on the temperature scale. (That almost works).
I don't know if it's the heat wave this summer, but I've been super drawn to hot pink, and other bright and bold colors. It's kind of a huge deal because I'm miss muted tones and monochrome mostly, and have always strayed away from color blocking. I couldn't decide which hot color to don, so I picked all my favorites and but them together in this color blocking look. The top is just a lace asos tank top, the HOT PINK skirt is my newest favorite piece and it's the no. 2 pencil skirt from J.Crew. I strongly recommend every working girl own at least one of these pencil skirts, they're double serge cotton with just a hint of stretch- so perfect. The accessories are all from Aldo, and the platform pumps are Aldo periwinkle praks. These shoes are literally great for walking in, half platforms are the BEST for city girls who need to get around but still want height in their shoe. I made a polyvore set with links to all these pieces below!
Let's be honest Monday mornings are always a little extra rough. Once summer comes around I find myself tapping my chin at my window sill, pondering how to validate wearing a swimsuit, crop top, and maxi skirt to work. No matter how I spin it, it never quite seems acceptable so I opt for plan b: Ladlylike and presentable with a form-fitted a-line dress, girly accessories, structured bag, but making it summery with a pair of delicate flats, and leaving hair undone in beachy waves.
Above- Dress: Secret, Accessories/shoes: Aldo
Not pictured: ombre hair :p
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