All That Glitters Is Gold
Posted by Devin
Is it just me, or has gold been OUT over the last decade or so. I know I didn't wear it much. Even my wedding ring is white gold because getting a yellow gold ring was definitely NOT in style back in the day. Sheesh, I never knew my wedding ring could reflect the time Jake purchased it for me! Am I going to one day say, "Oh my ring is SO 2000."??? Hopefully it's simple pave style will remain timeless, but if it doesn't, I won't care. Love my ring either way. Ok, totally off the subject now. Back to gold...
Over the past few years, the gold trend has been turning. And to my surprise, I am super happy about it! I am loving all things gold lately! So this week I decided to show a simple outfit that highlights some of my favorite gold accessories. Including these totally awesome Steve Madden heels. You should see how they glitter in the sun!
Besides the shoes, I added some dangly gold earrings, a gold medallion necklace, and some gold bangles on my wrist. Thanks to my relatively simple outfit of a tunic-style white shirt and jeans, I thought all the gold worked.
And I have to mention my hair. This chunky side braid was a new style for me. Do you follow Barefoot Blonde? If you like fashion and hair and make-up ideas, Amber's blog is a great read. She always looks lovely and has great inspiration for all things beauty and fashion.
Since I am always drooling over Amber's braids, I decided to give this one a shot! Click here for the tutorial on her blog.
My braid didn't turn out quite as chunky and loose as BFB's, but I didn't use hair extensions like she suggests which add to the braid thickness. When it comes down to it, I am still a pretty no-frills girl and I can't get myself to dabble in hair extensions or fake eyelashes or spray tans... I mean, I just barely started using lipstick, folks! But despite the lack of extensions, I was still super happy with this braid, especially for my first try, and plan on doing it again soon.
What are your thoughts on gold and chunky side braids? In? Out? Good? Bad? And please don't mention the fact that if I'm not going to spray tan, I need to get some more sun. Yes, I'm pale, I know. But it's still winter, right?!! Cut a girl some slack. ;) Besides, I am still the SALT to this salt and pepper duo.
What I Wore:
Gold Heels - Steve Madden (similar)
Gold Accessories - Charming Charlie
White Blouse - Target (similar)
Skinny Jeans - Old Navy (similar)
Linking Up With: The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Trend Spin Linkup, Transatlantic Blonde, Three-fer Thursday, All Things Pretty, More Pieces of Me, On The Daily Express, Little Miss Monday