12/28/16

1 SCARF, 4 WAYS

KNOT IT, WRAP IT, WEAR IT
my mom's vintage oversized sweater, F21 Scarf (similar here and here), Gucci handbag, J.Brand "Cameron Corset" skinny jeans
My favorite all-time winter accessory is a scarf. Scarves are practical and come in so many assortments that it's easy to find one in your style. It's also an easy way to stylize and add dimension to an outfit. What I love the most about scarves though is the variety of ways you can wear it. This simple long knitted gray scarf of mine is one of my favorites because I've mastered multiple ways to wear it. Keep on reading to learn how. 

1. Wrap it twice and tie: wrap the scarf around your neck twice, then knot the ends together so it stays bundled up and close to your chest. This is my favorite way to wear a scarf because it's more unique and provides so much warmth. You also don't have to worry about the ends of the scarf getting caught on anything. This is also how I wore the scarf in the first photo.

2. Classic twist around the neck: one of the most common ways to wear a scarf. Wrap the scarf around your neck once and let the ends hang loose. I tend to wear it this way when I'm in a rush or when the scarf is full of fabric because tying it this way is the most comfortable. 
3. Neck wrap: This style is most convenient if you have a circle scarf. If you don't have a circle scarf though like me, keep wrapping the scarf around your neck until you run out of fabric and tuck the ends underneath the scarf. This style is great if you're wearing bulky clothing and want to minimize layers on your chest since it keeps the scarf just around the neck. 
4. The loop: Grab the scarf and fold it in half so the two ends touch, then wrap the scarf around your neck once and put the ends through the loop. This style is best suited for thin or really long scarves because it helps add dimension and thickness while decreasing the length of the scarf.
The next time you purchase a scarf, see how many ways you can wear it! 

12/14/16

TIS THE SEASON

FOR GREEN ENVY
Zara green faux leather moto jacket, J Brand alana high rise jeans, Zara tank and boots, H&M beanie, Alexander Wang rocco handbag
I typically don't purchase jackets in colors outside of neural color tones but I instantly fell in love with this hunter green jacket the minute I saw it at Zara's. There was also one left and it happened to be in my size so I felt more compelled to purchase it. Does this ever happen to you too? Or is this just an excuse for shopaholics to not feel ass guilty about shopping? Although I haven't been wearing this jacket that much, it's been keeping me surprisingly warm the days I wear it. The fur collar that's removable is also key to being a seasonally appropriate jacket even after fall and winter. Definitely a great buy in my book. What do you think of green jackets? 

12/5/16

IN WITH THE OLD

FOR A WARDROBE REFRESH
Zara crop top sweater and coat, H&M camisole, Paige "skyline" denim (similar raw hem skinny denim here and here),
Gucci Princetown mule loafers, Louis Vuitton handbag, stainless steel Apple Watch with leather band

As I'm slowly approaching my 30's my style has evolved to become more modern, yet none of the clothes I'm wearing is new or has been purchased in the past year (which is uncommon in the blogger world). Thats because I've found methods to remix my favorites to accommodate my evolving style. In example, I used to wear this crop-top sweater independently with high-waisted denim. Now, I wear it layered over a silk camisole which makes it more work and everyday appropriate. These jeans that I've had for 5+ years have also gone through some DIY distressing. I added that knee-rip and cut off the bottoms to make it raw-hemmed (which is a huge trend in denim). So the next time you have a favorite that you feel is "out-of-style" I challenge you to think of ways to remix it up to give you that perfect refresh.