Fishnet Socks for the win

How do you feel about fishnets? I know some people don’t dig them and some people do. I happen to really like them! Fishnets add an edge and a fun layer to outfits. They kinda push the envelope of style without being “too much”. Well…..they may be too much, but that’s the fun of it!! Haha! I love experimenting with the unexpected, and I kept seeing fishnets pop up in all kinds of street styles and grunge looks. I love them layered under ripped jeans and shorts. With summer coming on, I wanted to try the fishnet socks so I ordered several pair. I love them… probably more than the tights! They are so versatile and can totally change an outfit. You can pair them with: Converse, Adidas, Vans, heels, sandals, or wedges. Depending on how you style them, they spunk up a casual outfit of cutoffs and a t-shirt or sass up a dressy outfit!

Here is a picture of how I wore a pair of the fishnet socks with shorts!

You can find them at ASOS, Target and many other places!  Happy Tuesday!

VERB Hair Products

I am a fan of dry shampoo…I have thick hair that holds curl, so I don’t really like to wash it more than twice a week. Sounds gross, I know, but thanks to dry shampoo it’s highly possible. Last time I was getting my hair done I saw these products and had to try them out.

VERB Dry Shampoo, VERB Ghost Oil, VERB Salt Spray.

The shampoo absorbs oil while volumizing, but doesn’t leave the hair super gummy. If theirs a negative at all, it’s that sometimes I dispense too much. Ghost Oil adds shine and protects your hair from heat damage. The Salt Spray is great if you have curly hair, but if you have straight hair it helps add texture when you dry it. I’ve been using these products for about a week and a half, and so far I’ve been super happy with them. If you’re local, you can get them at AKM Salon, but if not, they’re available at Sephora. At $14 a piece, they’re worth a try!

Blush Petals

Blush Petals

 


Bow shirt
$565 – trouva.com

Pokemaoke brogue oxford
$310 – avenue32.com

Long wearing lipstick
vasanticosmetics.com

Shop
spoonflower.com

Style doesn’t necessarily have to cost more

Style is how something is presented. I could ask three people to take the same shirt, and they would probably style it three different ways. Style and money don’t always go hand in hand. As a teenager ( & because I don’t buy most of my own clothes), I’ve watched and tried to learn about how to style different pieces. A lot of times people style pieces based on comfort, ease, what activity they are doing, their job, weather, and the influences of people around them. Some styles just come naturally to certain people, and style should be a personality match. With that being said, sometimes I love to shop at a vintage store for two reasons: 1. things are generally cheaper 2. things are usually unique pieces. This outfit is a mix of a shirt from a brand new boutique (that’s becoming one of my favorites) and pants from a resale store that cost around $8. The outfit is under $50 (minus the belt I borrowed from my mom). So, don’t think you have to spend a bunch of money to have style. On the contrary, with style, you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money.

 

Photos by Elizabeth Williams

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Vintage pants with new top

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Vintage pants with new top

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Vintage pants with new top

White Caged Mesh Top and Black Tassel Pants

These pictures are from a gorgeous day in February! Below are links to shop this look!!

Black Tassel Pants   Mesh Top   White Mesh Top   White Bralette   Nude Heels   Blue Tassel Earrings

photos by Elizabeth Williams

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White mesh top with white crop top

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White mesh top with white crop top

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White mesh top with white crop top and black tassel pants

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White mesh cage top with white crop top

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Mesh cage top with white crop top

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White mesh top with white crop top and black tassel pants

Overall on Overalls

I’m the type of person that keeps clothes in my closet as long as they still fit. Rarely, do I get rid of something because it’s out of style, unless its REALLY out of style, and I’m sure it isn’t coming back. Overalls seem to always be relevant. I’ve had a white pair for 2-3 years.  After seeing that they’re still “in”, I pulled mine back out and found a way to make them current.

I styled mine with an off the shoulder blouse and black booties to spice things up and feel like I was dressed up. The awesome thing about overalls is that they literally can be styled so many different ways depending on the day and your mood. Dressed up like my look, or styled in a casual way, you can’t go wrong.  Here are some suggestions:

Overalls (boyfriend or skinny) with a plain t-shirt and a beanie or ball cap. Add sneakers or Birks and you are set.

Overall shorts with tights, shirt, scarf, and add either platforms or booties.

Denim on denim is awesome with overalls too! Try leaving the whole bib or one strap of the overalls down for some drama.

If you’re brave, you can try a bralette with overalls or an overall dress.

To dress up overalls, try a crisp collared shirt and add a blazer or denim jacket over that for a sleeker style.

The thing I love about overalls is that you can wear sandals, heels, sneakers, or booties with them. They are so versatile. The same pair can look drastically different depending on how you style them. Another thing I love is that I already owned a pair and didn’t have to buy something new!! If you don’t have a pair, they are a good investment. If you do, then play around with them and come up with a version that is perfect for you!