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A fashion blog about weekend style


Filtering by Tag: Bodysuit

Wanderlust & Gold Dust

Jessica Wagner

Spring Metallics 

Metallic accents are still going strong in Spring/ Summer 2017. This season is all about re-defining confidence with exaggerated lines, metallic effects, and sheer textures. Bring on a new generation of edgy shimmer with all things shiny -- and hot enough to set the streets of style on fire.

Looking for ways to bring new energy to your metallic pieces? (See metallic skirt post here.)

Silver and gold already boast high-octane elegance. Mix in some laid-back charm by adding elements that have all the vintage-feels.

Some favorites: a quirky hat, a bold earthy lip, and oversize glasses.

I’m all about the 70s revival of oversize clear aviators readers. They are a sure way to make a contemporary statement with a major retro look.

To finish off the lineup – flat studded ankle boots {always} and a romantic pleated skirt will sweeten up the tough tomboy details. Loop on a neutral printed bandana for added effect, to counter-balance your glamorous undertone. Layer on a long-line blazer, the perfect transition piece this time of year for it’s unique silhouette. Bring on the textures {in this case a dose of gold-flecked glitter} with a sheer fitted bodysuit and keep the rest of your outfit in neutral pallet.

For this look I swept my hair back in a “banana bun” -- the new hairstyle for that effortless "I rolled out of bed with a perfect head of tousled hair" look. Messy + easy. This style is a modern un-done take on the French twist, achieved by rolling your hair in a low twist and adding a few strategically placed bobby pins. It’s an uber-chic alternative to the chignon with lots of loose face-framing tousled texture.

This spring, whether you live the wanderlust lifestyle year-round or dream of making the great escape, throw on your silver blues and dusty golds, and cowgirl-desert-queen off into your wildest dreams seamlessly styled in an effortless look. 

Outfit Details:
Top: (similar here) Skirt: Forever21 Metallic Pleated Longline Blazer: Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise (similar here and here) Glasses: Clear Aviators (similar here) Bag: (similar here) Hat: Vintage (similar here) Shoes: (similar here) Bandana: Urban Outfitters Earrings: Stella & Dot Triangle Path Ear Climber Lips: MAC So Select Nails: Barefoot Nude

Arm Candy

Jessica Wagner

The Hair Tie Bracelet

Raise your wrist if you are part of the hair tie club!

Whenever I leave the house, the last thing I (used) put on was a black hair tie around my wrist. As a habit, my long hair usually ends up in a ballerina bun on top of my head to keep it out of the way and under control. No matter what the occasion, the option to change up my hairstyle at the flick of a wrist has always been a part of my outfit.

The issue with elastic hair ties is they don’t look nice on your wrist, especially when you are dressed up for a night out. I had taken to stuffing them in my purse and car council. The search for a spare rubber band can turn ugly (don’t touch that bound up newspaper unless you want to witness rubber eating a healthy chunk of hair.) I don’t know about you, but I don’t always have my car or bag with me (although they do make spacious hair tie containers.)

You can imagine my utter excitement when my new friend and Arm Candy designer Cay introduced me to her minimalist cuff bracelet that also doubles as a hair tie holder. The fusion of fashion and function in one little genius piece makes the organizer in me so happy. It’s a simple stylish solution to the convenience of always wanting a hair tie on hand. (A place for everything and everything in its place, as my mom likes to say!)

Since discovering this clever styling trick, I have put my Arm Candy cuff to use by matching complementing hair ties to my outfits. (See this post, this post and this post.)

You can layer them up, like I did in today’s post, with a playful myriad of colors, or wear with a single hair band. The real beauty of this piece is that it looks just as chic on it’s own or when sporting a hair tie.

Show off your team spirit, add some glitz, or blend cheery prints. You can use any hair tie you like, (not just the one it comes with) which is what makes this accessory so brilliant. 

For this look, I wanted to play off the preppy light pink tennis skirt, (hence the backdrop. No I have never played tennis before, so feel free to make fun of my poor form.) The little skirt pleats remind me of school days, so I paired it with a cashmere varsity style sweater. (A simple cashmere sweater is a closet must-have in my book.) These Zara shoes have become my most favorite this past season, but I will probably be swapping them out soon for these zipped ankle boots (also from Zara) that I’ve been saving my pennies up for.

Arm Candy bracelets are available here in silver or gold. They are adjustable to fit and can hold one or multiple bands. You can also request customized engraving. (Not to mention they make great gifts! Check that of the Christmas list for you OCD types like me already thinking ahead.)

Collegiate to classy, this accessory brings simple elegance to an otherwise ordinary accessory. Shop for yours here and never worry about needing to borrow a hair tie again.

Outfit Details:
Sweater: C&C California Bodysuit: Old (also like this one) Skirt: Forever 21 Pleated Mini (also comes in Olive) Shoes: Zara in black here (similar here) Bag: Olivia + Joy Bracelts: Arm Candy (Follow their Facebook page here and Insta page here) Watch: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Brand Unknown Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle Nails: Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud

A special thank you to Arm Candy Hair Tie Bracelets for partnering on this post!