Remember in my outfit posts survey I asked you what kind of information you like to receive with the outfit? How I came up with it, my inspiration, where you can wear it, and a story behind the outfit were all pretty popular suggestions.
This time I have two stories for you. Story one: I saw these heels at Nordstrom Rack, walked around in them for a while, then put them back because I don’t wear heels often and they didn’t seem like a practical purchase. A few weeks later I returned to Nordstrom Rack with my Mom and much to my surprise, the heels were still there in pretty much the same spot. I showed her them and she convinced me to buy them. She said it goes with so much in my closet, fits my style, and purple is a neutral in our world. What really set these heels over the top is that they aren’t sky high. I don’t feel like a giant, they are a manageable (as in walkable) height, and are pretty comfortable. I still feel a bit like a baby deer when I wear heels, but I’m sure this pair will have me practicing a whole lot more.
Blazer: Stitch Fix. Ponte knit from Target, tan option, relaxed collar option
Top: Loft. Fun hem, gray and white, shorter length
Jeans: Loft. A brand I hear good things about, pull-on style, distressed
Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (code JacquelynBFF1 gets you your first month free)
Heels: Ivanka Trump (because they are from Nordstrom Rack I’m unable to find the exact pair online. I’ll link to similar ones). Same brand very similar leather options, very similar same brand two suede color options, similar color and heel height
Story two: The weekend before I wore this outfit I saw Trainwreck and really loved Amy Schumer’s ponytails in the movie. I’m not kidding. I really appreciated how real her hair, makeup and most of her outfits were in the movie which is pretty true to Amy Schumer in general: she’s very real. I’m trying to vary my second day hair (usually its a bun) so I thought I’d attempt to make a nicer looking ponytail a la Amy. And I love it. It’s weird how much a little effort in your ponytail will make you love the most simplest of simple hair styles. Curious what I did? Sprayed dry shampoo allllll over my head. More than normal. Then I teased the front of my hair in multiple sections. I have a hard time teasing my hair but then I purchased this boar teaser and it’s made all the difference. Next I lightly pulled my hair back and used a strong, thick (hehe) hair tie so it would stay put. Finally I wrapped a section of hair around the pony to polish it. There were quite a few bobby pins in my head to trap fly aways so by the end of the day my head was killing me.
So what do you think? Is my ponytail the bomb dot com?
Thank you to those who have been joining the link up! Last week I loved Chelcey’s simple summer look and how she paired the necklace, dress, and hat together!
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