| sunnies: Target | necklace: gift (J.Crew) | top: F21 via Carina | jeans: Old Navy Rockstar (similar) | purse: Kate Spade (similar to this one/polka-dotted option!) | watch: c/o JORD | wedges: Target (old) | lip: e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Coral Cutie |
photos by Adriane Smith Creative
First things first (I'm the real-est): there was a time in middle school where the half-up bun WAS my hairstyle. I remember giddily thinking "I only have to straighten the bottom part of my hair today!" This style phased out somewhere in early high-school and just seemed so silly in retrospect.
So imagine my surprise and delight when it started popping up all over as THE hipster dream girl hairstyle. No, I'm not describing myself as such! It has taken me until ^this day^ last week to welcome it back into my lifestyle. When I started seeing girls out & about with a half-bun, I just couldn't stop thinking "No way is this hairstyle back. No way! It's so silly!" And this to me seems like the quintessential old person sentiment: no way is that thing I used to wear/do/listen to when I was young back in style again! And yet, here I am. Rocking the half-up bun. And L O V I N G it.
I also love the way this outfit came together. It seems a little edgier than normal (it's the hipster hairstyle) but I need to remember that simple is good and all black is always ok. Even in Summer? I think the accessories (sunnies + lip + statement necklace + watch + crossbody + shoes) really makes it here. It was the perfect ensemb for a day at work, happy hour with a high school friend that just moved to town, and a quick hello to my favorite family.
These wedges are some of my favorite shoes, and being from Target a few years ago, are starting to look a little to'-up-from-the-floor-up. This right here is case in point, if you find and buy something you love from somewhere like Target, BUY TWO (I just ordered another pair of these sandals for when my current pair wears out.)
And another shout-out to e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick (I'm wearing Coral Cutie above!) Y'all. Show me a better way to spend $3.
Also, sorry for the obvious overload of pictures in this post- I just thought Adriane knocked it out of the park on this shoot! Nashville friends looking for a photographer- she's your girl.
Well, I'm off to San Diego for my sis-to-be's bachelorette weekend (and I get to see Sundar and Galina and Carina!) Per usual my suitcase is half-full of craft supplies and novelty sunglasses. Really looking forward to celebrating my new sister AND some coastal sunshine (Nashville has been on & off torrential downpours all week and I am OVERIT.)
Have a fabulous weekend!