Tip Tuesday: Spring trends

Hey gals!

Today I thought I’d talk about one of the spring trends that was seen on the Runways during fashion week, wavy hair.

I personally LOVE wavy hair and in fact it’s my go to look all summer long. The waves that rocked the runway( sorry, bad pun) this season were more loose and natural looking than the beachy look of last season.

Last season:

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This season:

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As you can see, last season was more structured and full, takes a little more time( unless you are blessed with wavy hair already) whereas this season it’s more easily attained by braiding your hair. You can do two pigtail plaits, or go fancy and do two French braid plaits, or even one French braid, or like I’m about to show you, a crown braid. What’s great about this style is you can sleep in it, and just take it out the next morning and save yourself a lot of time doing your hair before work!

Check out my very first video ever and learn how I do a crown braid!
(note: I sprayed it one more time after I finished braiding with the same sea salt spray)

And here’s the final look this morning!

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I fluffed it out, and then used some of the same salt spray and styled it. It’s seriously one of the easiest and quickest ways to do my hair and it looks great all day! Try this fun spring trend yourself, and if you are not quite ready to tackle the crown braid, you can always do regular braids! Also, I prefer braids to a triple barrel iron, I think the triple barrel looks way too 80’s!

Have a lovely day!

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||Tip Tuesday: Florals||

Hello my lovelies!!

I don’t know about you, but I am seriously over the winter weather. Up here in good ole Washington State, We’ve been getting bipolar weather. The weekend was gorgeous on Saturday, and then I woke up to nasty snow and blustery wind on Monday that is continuing on this week. And then it’s going to be 42 degrees on Thursday. Talk about strange.

Now since the weather is so yucky, I wanted to talk a bit about floral print. I’ve kind of fallen in love with it and yes, I know its kind of cliche to think about floral for spring( anyone seen Devil Wears Prada? I automatically hear Miranda saying, “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking”) but there is just something that’s cheery and fun and full of life about florals.

I think that florals can be done in the right way, you just have to find a print that works for you.
Lets go through the different styles of floral you can bring into your closet.

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What I like about the above image is that the floral isn’t big and bold. It has a more timeless and sophisticated feel to it. This would be great with a cute pair of kitten heels and a cardigan at the office, or a denim jacket and some sandals or even converse to make it a bit more casual. If you are a classic gal, look for a print similar to this.

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Now this dress and print are a little bit more modern, with still a classic feel. I love the one color palette in the flowers. It makes it seem less busy. I feel like a monochromatic palette lends more of an elegant feel to your outfit, and the flowers don’t seem outdated, but young and fresh.

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These two prints make me think Vintage/Country. I think that the smaller the print, the more country(depending on the style of dress) or vintage it looks. Its more reminiscent of by gone days. In fact the dress on top reminds me of the 90’s a bit.

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These last two prints are Big and Bold. I love both of them. I think the Maxi helps keep the proportions of the bold flowers, even though they aren’t bright. And the bottom dress, is my favorite kind of floral print. It looks like watercolors to me. A more muted, soft tone, but bold and fun at the same time.

Whats great about floral prints, is its easy to accessorize. Pick a color that’s featured in your print and make that the color to accessorize with or play it safe by sticking with neutrals. Florals can be casual or dressy, carefree or sophisticated. Its up to you and what you want to convey to the world for that moment.

Glam up your wardrobe with some “ground breaking” floral and have fun!

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||Tip Tuesday::Print Mixing||

Hello Lovelies!!!
I’ve decided to come up with a new thing for Tuesdays, Tip Tuesday!
I’ll give a little fashion advice, or makeup/hair advice every Tuesday and show you a don’t and a do, just remember that just because I feel like it shouldn’t be done a certain way, doesn’t mean that its bad, its just my honest opinion!

So today we are going to talk about mixing prints. A lot of you are probably thinking, this chick is odd, she mixes prints, but you can! The key when mixing, is make sure that one print is big and the other is smaller and more understated. A lot of times I will wear polka dots and leopard together and it works just fine. You might feel a tad bit weird mixing a print, but as long as its done right, you can rock it! Its a great way to express yourself and be unique.

First picture featured below is a big fat DONT!

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This just doesnt work, too much going on. The flowers are big and bright, and the stripes are big and bold. A simple solution to this problem would be, a shirt with a smaller floral print, or a skirt with a smaller stripe.

Seeing as I have neither in my closet, I opted to go with a cute small polka dot skirt instead, and I LOVE it!

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It’s a quirky combo, but a great one. You can mix the same prints together as well, like big polka dots and small polka dots, or large bold stripes with thin pencil stripes. As long as one pattern is significantly smaller then the other, have fun mixing!

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Outfit:
Skirt: H&M(this season)
Shirt: Target (thrifted)
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: Maurices (thrifted)

XOXO,
“Miss Working Girl”