Kristin took this photo a few months ago when we were playing around with different ways to braid/flip/render asymmetry. Probably impossible to execute without enlisting another human’s help but most definitely a fun style to wear. The main reason I’m posting a photo of the back of my head though – I’ve gotten some questions about the way I’ve been braiding my hair lately, which I’ve been doing solely to get my bangs out of the equation because they’re at that infamous in-between stage. All it is is a small French braid that I extend halfway down and pin in place, either to one side or both. Seriously the easiest thing ever, I wouldn’t do it if it took longer than 30 seconds.
(vintage slipdress and faux fur, H&M tights, Aldo heels, Alexander Wang bag, Clover web bracelet)
The other day after Target we were in the middle of making some guacamole when our friend Dave called to invite us to his dinner party and put his hotel room to use…I switched out the messy cardigan for this huge faux fur I thrifted a couple weeks ago, pulled on some tights, and re-braided my hair a little differently. As you can see Dave took a liking to the jacket, probably partially because the hotel was FREEZING and partially because the thing is amazing. There was a lot of overall petting. I’m glad I put it to use for a few hours because this heat wave hitting here right now is eliminating the option of bringing it out again anytime soon. The hotel had some pretty cool modern design going on but the coed bathroom complete with hidden stall doors impressed Colin and me the most. The perfect combination of being potentially awkward and kind of sexy.
Something new, right? No really, we were going to get blog shots in after shopping for essentials..which ended up being way more than essentials..why is it impossible to get out of this store without spending at least $50? But then Colin had the idea to just go for it on the spot.
On just about the exact opposite side of the excitement spectrum from shopping for batteries and paper towels, I have the extreme honor of going to New Zealand fashion week after hitting New York in September courtesy of Front Row Diary..I’ll be tagging along with FRD’s editor Anna for all the excitement and meeting up with my friends from Stolen Girlfriends Club. And admiring nature’s bounty of course. Yes!!!! I am so excited. Though it’s looking like I’m going to have to find some actual dresses to wear next month. Time to start hunting.
Been hanging out in the awful sweater department of the thrift store lately, what stuck out about this one was the extra long almost bell-like slit sleeves and geometric studs. We found this spot by a huge building reflecting the sun and had some fun playing with it…
(vintage Escada cardigan and slipdress, Topshop button vest, H&M scarf and tights, Balenciaga bag, Acne Atacoma wedges)
Sunday caffeine rush. Damnit I’m blogging at two in the morning again…
Small victories: finding the perfect strap for this bag for 99 cents at a thrift store and successfully dying it black, cutting off the million annoying metal discs that lined the edges of this scarf, buying two perfectly slouchy beanies, finalizing plans to go to New York next month, cutting myself off before things went south last night.