Lets talk… FRINGE

Any boho goddess knows that fringe is one of the most fun yet still on-trend fashion statements. There are so many ways to play with fringe, so lets explore some of them today!

Here are some ways I plan on rocking fringe this summer:

Yay, bikini season is finally here! I’m not gonna lie, I have this L*Space swimmie in not one, but two colors (neon green and black w/patterned bottoms). This classic style has been seen on countless celebs, but still won’t break the bank for the average fashionista! Also, the fabric is super soft – perfect for naps on the beach or by the pool. I was nervous the fringe may make for awkward tan lines, but rest assured, it does not at all!

I am obsessed with these Minnetonka Nicki Wedge Sandals. I bought mine from work, but they are all over the internet and super affordable for such a soft suede. They are perfect for the nights when you want to add some extra height, but still stay casual. They are also so comfortable that I have been able to work an entire 8 hour shift in them! The bright color is super fun to color block as well, while the fringe adds excitement to a basic outfit.

This fringe tank from Nasty Gal is going to be another one of my favorite pieces this summer as I travel around following music. The fabric is so light and soft, and you can tell it’s high quality. Still, it’s basic and super affordable. The great thing about this style is that there are also a ton of easy DIYs. I love taking old tees and adding fringe to the bottom or the sleeves. It’s easy, and fun if you like getting a little crafty now and then.

So boho, or simply trendy fashionistas, embrace fringe this summer, as it is everywhere and too fun to avoid! xoxo

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Chanel can be Boho, too!

I should probably be sleeping. I completed a culminating assignment in one sitting today, on my floor, surrounded by clothes, soil (one of my hanging plants fell), my bunny hopping all over me, and all of my pillows (5 to be exact). Now I am completely finished with the class that the assignment was for, which is such a relief, because it was online, and online classes aren’t really my thing (I rely on participation and silliness probably too often…). BUT ANYWAY, here is just my final thought before my fried brain slips into slumber.

The universes have aligned – it’s Chanel, in boho! I’m not sure if this would be as easy to pull off as it looks in this photo, but damn, do I wish I had the chance to try. The lace shirt really does me in, I’m obsessed. Anyway, I am finished with academia (possibly forever…) on Wednesday! This is all too weird. I have presentations tomorrow and Wednesday, and an exam Tuesday. Three more “to do”s. Where did  the past 4 years go? I’ll try to keep the posts coming through the final stretch! xoxo

Boho Chic: Hair Version

If you haven’t been able to tell, I’ve been rather into posting about hair recently. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in the past month I reclaimed my light blonde locks after letting my friend from work dye me dark brown. Being brunette was fun, but I am just blonde at heart. Now that I am back to “normal”, I am still trying to find ways to keep my hairstyles interesting. So, with my upcoming summer presenting a flux of hippie shows and nomadic behavior, I figure that this hair post has only one destiny: boho chic.

This is my favorite. The flowers are girly yet hippie couture. Although Nicole’s hair was obviously teased and styled by professionals, it is still reminiscent of what mine looks like after a few days without a hairbrush. Take home point – get or make a flower headpiece.

Never underestimate the power of a hairband. When I have no clue what to do with my hair, or my outfit feels bland, a simple band like this one spices things up a bit. Not only does it tame crazy locks, but it also allows you to add some volume on top.

Tie up a low pony with some pizazz. A low ponytail will always work, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve showered. Taking that pony to the next level is a sure way to make it go from boring, to totally bohemian/festy chic. You can easily make your own hairpiece by weaving some beads into string, or even re-purpose an old necklace.

xoxo

My Favorite New Accessory: Hamsa Bracelet

I would like to thank The Nautical Wheeler for providing me with a beautiful new bracelet, perfect for stacking or wearing alone. Not only are the designs unique, versatile, and handmade, but they are also totally affordable. I purchased this Hamsa Bracelet in gold (silver is also available), and there is also a black version if blue isn’t for you. Thank you Jen, from The Nautical Wheeler once again! Here are some ways I plan on wearing this new addition to my jewelry collection:

Looks great on it’s own

Stacked with wooden and antique beads for a boho style

Stacked with gold and druzy for a glam style

xoxo

Petite!

Not only do I think Vanessa Hudgens is just simply beautiful, I also adore her style. This is not only because she rocks boho chic quite often, but because she is petite like me, and not stick thin. Let’s face it – most of the time we look at clothes (except for at a store), we are looking at them on rail thin, 6 ft tall women. If your body is shaped like this naturally, good for you. But mine is certainly not, and I don’t actually know anybody who’s is. So, for all those petite ladies out there (i’m only 5’0 without heels – yes, I’m very tiny!), lets all take a tip or two from V. Hudg…

-Casual but trendy. Smaller girls need to be careful with super high boots/socks, so the best way to balance it out? Short shorts! The denim and low-key olive green jacket helps this look stay classy rather than trashy. 

-Oversized and slouchy is one of my favorite looks. I always joke that I love to wear oversized things because I’m so small. But you know what, it does work. Keep your eye on length and proportions and your good to go.

-I love that Vanessa rocks maxis even though she is petite. I do the same, and I don’t care if it’s not what low quality fashion magazines tell us is okay, I think it looks fine if the dress/skirt fits properly. I own that shirt (Jen’s Pirate Booty), and love pairing it with a flowy skirt such as this one. Boho chic at it’s finest!

-Nothing lengthens your legs like some good old high waisted pants. I like that she chooses a wide leg, so that the proportions work (I’ve said it once, and I’m saying it again – proportions, proportions, proportions!). Be mindful of what you wear on top, because high waist means a shorter torso.

Good luck to all my fellow shorties out there! xoxo

Tag Game

Carrie from StilishBabe included me in this game, and although I don’t have the time to fully participate, I thought the first question would be a fun one to answer, along with the personal question she tagged me in. Please check out her blog if you are interested in participating in this game. This is my official “tag” to all of my wonderful followers!

Q : What is the time period, as far as style goes, that you would have most loved, and which one would you have most hated? Why?

The time period best suit for me is definitely the current one! I love being able to draw inspiration from ALL the different eras when it comes to fashion. From the flapper-esque dresses of the 20s, to the bohemian flare of the 60s and early 70s, to the flannel and grunge of the 90s. I love having all of that inspiration in my back pocket. As for a time period that I would probably least enjoy being restricted to, I would have to say the 50s. Although the femininity of the dresses were cute, the patterns and collars aren’t particularly for me. My mom has a ton of vintage dresses from the 50s, and they all look awful on my body-type. I also don’t like this particular decade’s mentality of the woman being well dressed, yet expected to stay at home to cook and clean.

Q: Cea Green: What made you want to become a fashion blogger? Was it on a list you wanted to do or what?

Well, hearing myself identified as a “fashion blogger” is still new and exciting. I took a course last semester called Media Literacy and the Environment, where we had to make personal blogs, so I learned about how to make one that appeals to a particular audience. That blog was only for posts regarding classwork, but I felt comfortable using the blogosphere. Next, there is my passion for fashion (ha). I am obsessed. I love to shop, explore, as well as just admire and learn more about style. I realized that I have so much to say about it, and could probably offer some pretty good advice. All of my friends and roommates always come rushing to me asking me to dress them or approve their outfits. I’m no Rachel Zoe (though I’d like to be), but I figured, if I can help them, maybe I am worthy of my own blog dedicated to my perspective on fashion. No, this blog hasn’t been a long, thought out plan of mine – but it was a spark that ignited, and became something that I find really creatively stimulating, and something that I hope can lead me somewhere someday in the fashion world.

xoxo

A Woman with Good Shoes is Never Ugly – Coco Chanel

The best purchase I’ve made in a while.

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Yay, my first PERSONAL photograph. I promise the rest will be better quality – this was just spontaneously taken on my iPhone. Compliments to Jeffrey Campbell (as always) and Stella-Mae (the most fabulous boutique in Burlington, that I have the honor of working at). This style is called Virgo. Today is the first day I wore them around town and they’ve already broken in. Trust me, I don’t strut around in sky high heels, wedges, platforms, whatever, unless they are pain-free . This is something Jeffrey has mastered – style without compromising comfort.

I’ll say it again, A Woman with Good Shoes is Never Ugly.

More personal pictures to come, xoxo