My Favorite Accessories

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No good outfit is complete without accessories! My personal style is rather minimal with the clothing with a larger emphasis on the accessories. I have just about as many accessories as I do clothes! Here are just a few of my favorites that I rotate between regularly.

Floppy Hats

Hats are great for a multitude of reasons but I love them for their versatility. Depending on the style and color, you can style them to blend with all seasons throughout the year. They’re also great on second or third day hair. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Click here to read about how to take better care of your hair.)

Chunky Necklaces

My all-time favorite accessory to finish off an outfit is a big chunky necklace. Most of my necklaces are short and chunky because I find that they look the best with the majority of my wardrobe. I have cultivated a great group of neutral based necklaces that work with any outfit. Using basic tones of silver and gold are my favorite and add a subtle hint of glam to the outfit.

Bold Earrings

If I’m not wearing a chunky necklace, odds are that I’m wearing a pair of bold earrings. My favorite way to style bold earrings are with a scarf and an up-do. I love the simple statement earring look and think it’s an absolute classic.

Glam Wrist Accessories

Even with all the girly glam of the necklace and earring accessories up by your face, there is always room for more glam throughout your outfit in other areas. I love adding bracelets to outfits and many of the pieces I’m attracted to incorporate some element of glam. I think it’s a great way to tie all your accessories together and complete an outfit.

Leave me a comment below letting me know what your favorite accessory is!

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My Go-To Second Day Hair Styles

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For those who don’t know, I resist washing my hair every day. Normally I wash my hair every third or fourth day. For those in between days that dry shampoo just isn’t doing the trick, I like to opt for these styles. They are simple and take little to no time to complete!

Half-Up Styles

This is definitely my number one go-to when I have second day hair. With most of these styles, I can easily style it without the need of dry shampoo. For this first picture, all I did was style a top knot. This is great if your top strands aren’t curled or straightened after a night of sleep. Not needing to apply heat on your hair again is definitely a plus. The second picture is a super easy and professional look to achieve. I just took two larger chunks of hair from around the front of my face and pinned them back with bobby pins. The last picture is very similar to the top knot but instead of a bun, I tied my hair into a ponytail. It’s super easy to style in under a minute and keeps your hair out of your face.

All-Up Styles

These styles are ones I swing more towards on day three hair. All-up hair styles are my go-to for hair that there is just no saving but I have no time to wash. As you can see from the pictures above, I definitely don’t do anything crazy.

Hats

Hats, along with all-up styles, are my last resort styles. Depending on the season and occasion I’ll switch up the hat but I definitely live in hats on the weekends where I get to just bum around.

What are your go-to styles for second day hair? I’d love to incorporate some new styles into my routine.

*Majority of pictures taken from Pinterest

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Playing With Pattern & Texture – OOTD

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Shirt : Target  |  Pants : Charlotte Russe  |  Heels  : Charlotte Russe  |

Hat : Nordstrom Rack  |  Flannel : Forever 21

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This weekend I wanted to play around with fall looks that incorporate lots of pattern and texture. I loved this super comfy outfit. It looks well put together and fashion forward while still allowing yourself to wear leggings and a big comfy tee. I love looks like this and they are normally my go-to outfits. I picked up this hat at Nordstrom Rack this past week and needed to find an outfit to wear it with immediately. Super cute! I’m very glad I purchased it and I think I’ll get lots of use out of it! (And I think the little one likes it too!)

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