Tag Archives: Bold Accessories

Simple Stripes, Big Hair

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherWore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherHat & Scarf (similar): Charlotte Russe, Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Cable Knit Sweater: TJ Maxx, Striped Jeans: Revolution, Steve Madden Bag: Macy’s, ELLE Booties: Kohl’s, Ring: Montreal Street Cart

After close to twenty years of struggling my hair and I have come to a mutual understanding. I give it plenty of Moroccan Oil, only wash it twice a week, and keep the heat to a minimum; in return I’m left with more curl than frizz and relatively little poof. Deviation from this careful formula, say falling asleep with your wet hair in a messy bun, can (and in this case did) result in an 80’s-licious poof. Instead of fighting with my unruly hair I just kept my outfit simple and gave my hair plenty of room to err grow.

how do you cope with busy Mondays and bad hair days?

impractically perfect

Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Burton Women's Sweater, Off the shoulder sweater, ALDO Heels, Sweater: Burton, Belt: Pac Sun, Jeans: Gap, Heels: ALDO (similar here)Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Burton Women's Sweater, Off the shoulder sweater, ALDO Heels, Just because I wear snow boots on my walk to work doesn’t mean I have to wear them once I get to work… or for quick trips to the mailbox. Not even Vermont’s winter weather could send my shoe collection into hibernation. These bold patterned ALDO heels might not be practical in the snow but they sure do brighten up a grey day.

what bold accessories have you been wearing this winter?

orange you glad it’s thanksgiving

Dollar Store Sunnies,  Jacket (originally D’s Grandmother’s), Lace Bodysuit: Gifted, Tights: Target, Sweater Dress: Battery Street Jeans,Felmini Boots, Bag: ALDO, Misc BanglesThere is so much to be thankful for this holiday season so it seemed fitting that Thanksgiving Day was beautiful, sunny, and spent in the company of loved ones.  I spent the holiday with D’s family again and it felt like the perfect time to wear the fall colored jacket that originally belonged to D’s Grandmother and was given to me by D’s mom. The lace peaking out from under my sweater dress added a soft touch and orange accessories gave everything a warm glow.

How did you spend your holiday?

Hectic Hump Day

Dollar Store Sunnies, Blazer: Saver’s, Leaf Necklace: Dirt Chic, Gifted Scarf, Knit Top: Downtown Threads, Tank: Charlotte Russe, Jeans: Battery Street Jeans, Frye Boots

Dark wash skinnies, a crisp navy blazer, and classic Frye boots make for a simple, no fuss look for a hectic hump day.

What do you wear when you’re on the go all day?

Party Parrot

Glasses: Eyefly, Scarf: Gifted, Blazer: Zara, Tee: H&M, Jeans: Levi’s, Booties: Old Navy, Silver Bracelet: Thrifted, Blue Bead Bracelet: Gifted, Pink Bracelet: Bought in Rome, Lipstick: Iris Apfel for MAC, Party ParrotBetween my new glasses from eyefly and this killer lipstick from Iris Apfel for MAC line, I feel like a new woman (and according to D I look like one too!)

While I’m not sure I like how my boyfriend jeans looked rolled up with my booties I really love the rest of this look. I tried to strike a balance between my casual outfit and bold accessories ( bright lipstick, wild hair and glasses) while keeping it workplace appropriate. My black velvet Zara blazer does double duty in this look. The classic silhouette in rich velvet dresses up my boyfriend jeans perfectly while it’s neutral enough to tie all of my bold pieces together.

Just like you can dress up a casual look with statement pieces you can even out bold prints, colors and accessories by keeping the rest of your look clean and casual. In the end everything should be working together, not fighting for the spotlight.

How to you find a balance when mixing classic pieces and bold accessories?