Milkmaid Braids & Nautical Stripes

Oh my gosh the Clothes Exchange was so much fun last night! I left with some seriously amazing finds (including 3 rocking new coats and 2 smokin hot pairs of heels!) I can’t wait to share them with you so be on the look out for a post about all my new treasures this weekend!


Sunnies: Greece, Necklace: Dirt Chic, Tee: H&M, Jeans: Charlotte Ruse, Pumps: Steve Madden (via T.J Maxx) No, this isn’t a proactive before picture (please excuse the zit on my chin) it’s me trying to show off the braided look I’ve got going on.

Refinery 29 featured a super chic and simple braided updo in early April and I finally got around to trying it out! Since my outfit was so casual I wanted to add a little bit of pizazz with my hair. I didn’t add ribbon (as shown in R29 slideshow) but I was still pleaed with the end result.

I parted my hair normally (I rock the side part but really you can part it anyway) into to low ponytails, I braided the each section and then pinned them to the top of my head. Since my “bangs” were a bit too short to make it into my low braid I left them out.  After pinning the low braids to the top of my head I braided my bangs and pinned them behind one of my larger braids.

I went with the messier more boho look but if you wanted a more polished look you could work a smoothing serum or mousse through your hair before braiding and then finish with a smoothing spray. There are some great products featured in the Refinery 29 article as well.

Can you tell I’ve always wanted to be a Rockette?

literally two left feet

I left the house feeling less than thrilled with this outfit but the longer I wear it the more I’m loving it. It’s decidedly casual but I think the peep toes (which have quickly become a favorite of mine, seen here), statement necklace and messy milkmaid braid updo helped ramp it up a few notches. 

How do you dress up casual outfits? Would you rock my messy milkmaid updo or go with the more polished version?

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6 responses to “Milkmaid Braids & Nautical Stripes

  1. i literally love everything about this look. the hair, the shirt, the braids, tassle necklace…those hot shoes! you get the picture, you look amazing!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Wore Out and for such a sweet comment! I wish I could have attended your “It’s a Date” event, it looked like you guys had a total blast. I have to admit I was a bit jealous of whoever left with those vintage train cases, I want one!

  2. I agree, the heels really step it up. Your hair looks great, too!

  3. i love the braids, and cute necklace!

    ❤ steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  4. Cute shoes, they are amazing! Thanks for the nice message on my blog 🙂

  5. Pingback: Friday Finery & Frivolities: Rethinking and Refocusing | Wore Out

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