5.04.2012

Then & Now

Lately, while shopping or perusing the interweb, I've been finding myself thinking, "I don't know why, but I don't hate this!...I actually kinda dig it." So, I came up with a list of trends that just a few years ago I never would have touched!:


1) Exotic patterns and animal prints
When I was younger I associated faux snake skins with tacky cowboy hats you'd wear to a Dixie Chicks concert, but designers like McQueen have totally opened my mind to the idea...and I'm terrified of snakes!
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2) Pinks
My favorite color was Barbie pink when I was 5. After that, and ever since, it's been all about blue. However, though hot pink is not my go-to, I do adore blush tones and will wear shades anywhere from fuschia to light pink. 
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3) Chunky jewelry 
I love a funky statement piece. Sure, if they're over done they seem obnoxious and distracting, but by playing down the rest of the look, an unusual piece can make the outfit.
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4) Leather leggings
I never thought I had the hips to pull off this style, but last week I accomplished exercising (biking, jogging, walking) 18.5 miles and have done 3 miles so far this week, so my thighs have been feeling a bit more confident. I bought a pair I'm testing out  a pair today with my leopard blouse. 
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5) Braids, braids, braids
I love a good classic, french, and fishtail braid. They are an easy way to turn bedhead hair into something effortlessly structured and often romantic. 
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