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Tag Archives: Braid Instructions
We’re solidly into fall, so this post could have come a bit earlier. But honestly, I need to space out the self-aggrandizing street style posts, which is why I waited so long to put this up. I hope you enjoy it regardless. There are some eco-friendly goodies in this one:
Fair trade striped top by LemLem, skirt by Topshop (one of the less egregious fast fashion stores); leather necklace by Brooklyn artisan, vegan purse by Cornelia Guest, available at Compassion Couture; Fendi shoes; Aid Through Trade bracelets.
This week I wanted something fun for this fun outfit. This song isn’t by any means new, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard it. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love street style pics? They rank right up there with fancy iPhone cases and mushy inspirational quotes for “Things 20-Something Girls Love.” (Note: This list is just in my head. And maybe on Pinterest.)
Now I have my own street style photography to share. But–here’s the green twist–I’ll point out the items in my ensemble that have some sustainable element, including:
- Made with sustainable materials like organic cotton, bamboo or PET
- Thrifted (the most fun type of recycling)
- Fair Trade
- Made in New York City
- From a Clean Hippie-approved store
I’ll also point out items that I wouldn’t buy again if I knew what I know now. That’s what being sustainable is all about: transparency. At this point it’s hard to dress all sustainably all the time, so I try to mix eco-friendly items into whatever I wear. But you’ll notice a couple of pretty offensive things, like tights from Forever 21. ::Cringe:: Don’t hate me!
Finally, you’ll notice some things show up more than once. A big part of being sustainable is reusing what you have in a lot of different settings. Purses are no different.
This is the first in a series. (And this one was taken before my new haircut.)
Peruse, pin, and enjoy!
Club Monaco F/W 2011 cardigan and button down; Buffalo Exchange 2012 thrifted sequined skirt; Michael Kors 2011 purse; Wolford tights (the best kind, these things last forever and look really nice); Steve Madden F/W 2012 heeled oxfords.
House of Harlow necklace.
To recreate this: 1. Split hair in half, tie one side off. 2. On other side french braid down the side toward the nape. Finish out braid to end and tie with clear band. 3. Repeat on other side. 4. Use third clear band to tie both braids together at nape. 5. Create space between band and head and pull braids through, loop them under and back through space one more time. (Like a topsy tail!) 6. Secure with lots of hair pins.
Decorative flower optional.