Happy 12th of December! If you were unaware, today is National Ding-a-Ling Day (look it up, I swear). I really have no idea what that means, but maybe you do, so if you’re celebrating this widely recognized holiday, get wild! I know that Missy Elliot uses that word a few times in her songs, but I have an inkling that she may be referring to something different than the holiday intended. I have decided that because I have no idea what a “ding-a-ling” is I will be using that as a lead-in to my next fashion post, as I will be referring to the double puff balls on my beanie as “ding-a-lings”. So that’s what they are, and I swear I will stop using that word now.
The best part about this outfit is that it was real cozy for pictures. I can’t tell you how many blog picture outfits have led to blue toes and a snotty nose. That was gross, sorry. The worst part about this outfit is apparently I am unaware of how to use an iron. My version of ironing consists of throwing it in the dryer for 10 minutes and hoping it’s good enough. I promise I will do better next time friends. Maybe. Another plus to this outfit though is that you don’t have to see my pale legs, so yay for you! Kay, I’ll stop rambling now.. Here’s the outfit:
Since Justin isn’t here, I have no need to subjectively score outfits, but if he was, I’m sure he would give this outfit a 10/10. The double fluff is just too much cuteness, like I really cannot get over it. But for the sake of this post, we will move through the whole outfit from the ground up.
The shoesies are from Steve Madden, and a super duper cute black platform bootie. Thank goodness I am finally getting some use out of these since I begged my mother for them 2 years ago and never paid her back.. whoops. They are super easy to walk in and comfy. The lace-up front gives them a girlier vibe compared to the black suede. I linked the newest version of these bad boys.
The pants are my go-to black Paige jeans, double-rolled at the bottom to sit right above the bootie. A tip when rolling your jeans is to make sure they either hit at the ankle with shoes like flats and sandals, or about a half inch above the shoe if they are a high top or an ankle bootie. Rolling them too high is a no-no, and will make your legs look short, which you do not want! The best place to find Paige jeans is definitely Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack, especially on sale. For those of you with baby ankles like me, fold the bottom of the pant leg in before rolling, so they don’t bag at the bottom!
The best time to wear a striped sweater, is all the timeeeee. This sweater is so wrinkled, my bad. But it’s real cute, so that makes up for it. Normally pastels should be avoided in winter unless you plan on being the main focus of all the Easter photos.. in December.. but, I can make an exception for this cutie pie. The mint, baby pink, and two-tone gray are a perfect combination and seem winter-y enough for the most freezing days of December. I got this baby from ASOS, but I think it is all gone now, so you snooze you lose. Use this as more of a guide to help style striped sweaters and double pom beanies. If you do happen to come across it someway somehow though, SIZE DOWN, this fella is an XS but still very oversized. Here are a couple of other striped sweaters for you to check out!! (like the same sweater in a different color)
And now the best freakin part.. the double puff. I have officially decided that I like my beanies the way I like my marshmallow crème, double the fluff. (I don’t actually eat marshmallow crème that often and I don’t think it is really spelled with the fancy e, but don’t judge me) I also got this gray and baby pink beanie from ASOS, and it is still in stock, so jump on it while there is still time! Very warm, cozy, and fluffy, so you should probably make it yours!
That’s all for this time folks! See you next week, or possibly Thursday depending on how I’m feelin for another installment. Tata for now.