As far as the hair goes, I would, if there were enough length in the bride’s hair, style it on a low, but rather full bun, allowing for the dress and the bride’s happiness to shine through! I would also add red shoes to the look for a “secret” pop of color underneath the dress. I chose two styles, ballerinas and little t-strap heels that would be comfortable enough for a bit of dancing as well. For the sake of the theme I chose, I also included a Valentino purse, because it would be the perfect choice for Snow White’s perfect day. Personally, I would opt for fake leather where I can, but of course, that is entirely up to the bride!
I’ve officially accepted that Winter Is Coming. I mean… that the fall is here! It’s the end of August and while it should still be fairly warm, it’s very wet outside and when I leave in the morning it’s often also quite chilly. Today, I put on my old, black Vagabond boots for the first time this fall/winter. I love wearing boots, but I feel like I might have been a bit early this year – but at the same time, I really want to wear fall/winter stuff already! I have worn a jacket all week and I have stashed away my summer dresses and dug out my jeans instead. I’m also loving the light weight (yet warm) knits I ordered online when it was still summer.
I’m also starting to adjust to my new hair and it feels it has already grown a bit, even though it has been a mere 1,5 weeks since my cut. I feel like it’s starting to do its thing again and just work, which is nice. I need to fuss with it less. Also, my bangs feel slightly less ridiculous!
As fall (or winter) is coming, I’m happily switching to darker, muted colors and thicker, chunkier pieces in jewelry and clothing. I feel like fall is my season and I’m at my best when I get to layer up a bit! One thing I’m also really loving is my dark, moody nail polish, which is an old O.P.I. shade “We’ll Always Have Paris”, which is a very dark wine/purple/brown kind of hue. Oxblood, perhaps? Gloriously glossy and brooding. One of my favorite necklaces, the chain with spikes gets to make a comeback again as it pairs well with knits and heavy fabrics.
When fall comes, I always get comfortable with blacks, greys and jewel tones and those are the colors I feel the most comfortable with anyway. I do also love white, which I tend to wear throughout the year. In terms of my nails, I go for the dark wine hues, deep blues and purples and I dig out my glitters again (and then curse when I try to remove them).
Are you swapping your wardrobe out for fall/winter already? Is it chilly where you are? What are your fall essentials?
I was recently reviewing my H&M order (after returning those pants – boo!) and swapped my t-shirts for some that were readily available. At the same time, this gorgeous kimono caught my eye and without much thought, I clicked it into my shopping bag! I have no idea how it’s going to look on me, but I’m hoping I’ll love it in real life as much as I loved it in the pictures. I would style it with some dark straight or skinny jeans, nude(ish) faux leather sandals, a bright faux leather purse (that nearly-neon yellow is just so appealing to me!), a simple black tank top, some eye-catching jewelry and bright orange lips and nails.
I should be getting my kimono in April and hopefully by then, the weather will be looking a bit more spring-like too!
How would you style a modern day kimono? Do you own one? If so, how do you wear it?
PS. You can get to my Polyvore page for this look to see all of the items used by clicking the image.
Why am I suddenly craving for skirts, dresses, colorful everything, bold prints, pants that aren’t jeans and generally all things that I do not have in my closet? Have I been following too many fashion and beauty blogs with beautiful and stylish authors that can put on anything and make it look extremely appealing? I think the only thing I can make look appealing is a pair of fuzzy slippers…
I would know how to dress, but my body as it is, is a challenging one to dress. I’m disporpotioned in the sense that my upper half is 2-3 sizes smaller than my bottom half and my badonkadonk is the size of Russia. This is probably why I’ve always been really excited about purses – they can be worn all year round and always come in the right size!
Above – some things I selected from the vast collections of Polyvore. I’m basically wanting everything that I don’t already have and I’m not entirely sure as to why. I’ve also been hit with a certain “let’s get healthier!” -feeling now, probably due to being sick most of the year so far.
I need to try to find some pieces that would suit my body as it is, but give me a bit of a style update none the less. Definitely some nice pants would be a good choice, something comfortable enough for sitting down all day at the office, yet something stylish enough that it’s appropriate. Now there’s a challenge for someone who exclusively wears jeans to anything one can wear jeans to…
What sort of items are you looking to get into your closet?