Braided Updo

We can’t think of a more romantic do than a pretty crown of plaits, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For those of you that may be intimidated by this seemingly complex style, all it takes is sections of braids (the messier, the better) and a handful of bobby pins to help them stay in place. And for someone with shoulder length hair, I can even rock this look thanks to this tutorial from the ladies at The Beauty Department. Happy braiding!

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Vita Fede

As much as I love wearing bracelets, I tend to stray away from bangles – they’re a nuisance and make too much noise, mostly because they’re usually too big for my small wrists. Designed by Cynthia Sakai, Vita Fede‘s collection of modern and sophisticated hinged bracelets have convinced me otherwise. Not only are they available in different sizes, they are incredible comfortable and weighty . . . and have been a permanent staple in my jewelry rotation. Honestly, obsessed!

(Vita Fede Jewelry available here; image by HonestlyWTF)

Thakoon Addition Fall 2013

Though we’re only ankle deep in next season’s showings, it’s clear that the menswear trend has carried over to fall. Case in point: Thakoon Panichgul‘s latest collection for Thakoon Addition where striped shirting, slouchy trousers, and sharp suits were executed with such ease. I’m personally craving all the oversized knits, knitted outerwear, and patent leather loafers . . . suit me up!

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