Friday, June 19, 2015

leather and braids.

I don't know who this crazy girl is who is now posting her third blog post for the week, but I think I like her. I guess when the blogging bug bites, it bites hard.

Yesterday, I shared about how I simplified my wardrobe, and that means that I'm getting a lot more use out of my wardrobe basics. Sometimes that can mean a pretty plain outfit unless I take the time to add some fun details. Today I want to chat about two ways that I am adding interest to my style this summer.

Braids are 'having a moment', if you will, and if you search Pinterest, you can find all kinds of ridiculously detailed hairstyles. For a long time, I was convinced that this trend wouldn't work for me because of my short hair. But, this summer, I made it my goal to learn to braid and incorporate it into my hairstyles more often. I just did a few Pinterest searches and found tutorials and ideas that worked for my hair. It's a little tricky with my short layers, but bobby pins save the day. I love how this style keeps my hair out of my face (ideal for diaper changes and toddler wrangling), but looks pulled together at the same time.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've witnessed my love for Nickel + Suede.  I got my first pair of these lightweight leather earrings as a Christmas gift from Chris this past year and I've been hooked ever since. I find myself wearing them around the house during the day, and forgetting that I'm even wearing them. As I'm more drawn to basics in my wardrobe this season, it's been fun to add a little glamour with Nickel + Suede's jewelry. This summer, I'm excited to be their very first brand ambassador!

Today, Nickel + Suede is celebrating their one year birthday! To celebrate, Kilee is releasing a brand new earring design- the Accent Leather earring! They're available in gold and silver leather (I'm wearing gold!). Head over to my Instagram for a chance to win two pairs of earrings of your choice. Pretty much the perfect way to kick off the weekend.

what i'm wearing:: top:: madewell // denim:: american eagle // earrings:: c/o nickel and suede // leather fringe cuff:: c/o nickel and suede // shoes:: target


  1. Welcome back to blogging!

    I've posted quite a bit this week after a vacation too. I totally understand what you mean about the blogging bug biting hard.

  2. super cute outfit, love the shoes!


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