bliss lau shield ring in black onyx (custom done in yellow gold)
Woot-woot, I’m engaged!!!
Skorts are practical, and this one in particular is incredibly flattering. Now, skorts aren’t exactly a new look for me, I’ve actually been rocking them since 5th grade. But unfortunately, my Catholic middle school did not have Topshop design the girls’ uniforms. Thus, they ended up being an un-trendy knee-length pair of plaid shorts with one fabric flap in the front and one in the back. The flaps made it look like a little pleated skirt, without the possibility of upskirting from the boys (before upskirting was even a word). The problem was, if you weren’t careful with your back flap, it would fall into the toilet when you pulled your skort down to pee. Of course you might not even notice until after you were done using the bathroom, so you would have a urine-soaked flap to try to rinse off, ring out, and dry halfway under the hand dryer before doing the my-flap-fell-in-the-toilet-and-I-peed-on-it walk of shame back to class. This happened to me more times than I’d like to admit, and it was always awkward to spend the rest of the day walking around with a wet ass flap.
As if middle school wasn’t hard enough.
Yes, it’s been awhile since my last post. If you’ve followed my blog for a little you already know that I’m not the most consistent poster. I hope it’s worth the wait, and that this outfit post was everything you have ever dreamed of and you will never have the urge to buy another fashion magazine or click through another blog again. But probably not. Happy October; I hope you like Halloween colors.
Honestly, I’m not much of a hat person. I have trouble figuring out what to wear with a hat so it looks like an outfit, not an Indiana Jones costume. But I’m working through it, guys! And as I work through it, I thought I’d share with you a few fun ways I found to get into hat-wearing.
1. Glam. I completely envy those ladies who can just throw on a concert tee and some chap-stick and they’re ready. These are the coveted “low-maintenance” girlfriends. And that works for some people. That does not work for me. I can spend HOURS in front of the mirror on a Friday night, curling my hair and getting my outfit juuuust right. But sometimes the lipstick + hairdo + heels + jewelry + cocktail dress start to look like I’m trying too hard. Enter the floppy-brim fedora. It adds just the right amount of nonchalance and downtown cool to an outfit — much like a sweet throat tattoo, but without the pain and the lifetime commitment.
2. Boho. There’s a reason you’ve seen this pairing a bazillion times: peasant blouses and big floppy-brim hats were just made for each other. Styling a fedora with a bohemian outfit is super simple and chic. It’s an easy was to add a little something extra to a casual look. The trick with this is to make sure you don’t go too boho.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve started out with a fun peasant blouse and a pair of wide-leg jeans. Then I add some groovy platform sandals. Then I swap out the jeans for a tiered maxi skirt. Then I grab a suede fringe bag, throw a damn flower crown on top of my fedora, and add some round sunglasses. Suddenly I look like some weird flower child/Little House on the Prairie extra. Just don’t.
I recommend either going with a peasant blouse and cutoffs/skinnies, or doing a simple tee and wide-leg jeans. Add your awesome hat and you totally just nailed the carefree bohemian look without going overboard. You could also rock this style in winter with boots, skinnies, and one of those big drape-y cardigan things.
3. All black. In a concertgoing, nastygal-chic kind of way. Pair with ankle boots and a black fringe purse for maximum cool-girl aesthetic, or throw on some black skinny jeans and a worn in tee. Maybe get some sleeve tats. Maybe not. That part is up to you.
So what do you guys think? Any tips on how I should wear hats? How do you style your fedoras/ flat brims/ beanies/ fascinators/ derbys/ umm…top hats? Is that a thing? It will be soon. Trust me, it will be soon.