Happy Friday you guys! We hope your week was beautiful (and if it wasn’t you can always stop in to Y&L and we can change that for you)! Today we wanted to share some great (but simple) updos and ways to rock hair accessories like scarves in flowers at work! We hope you enjoy 🙂
Flower Hair Accessories – We love this look featured in the Washingtonian. It is so classy and simple. Just toss your hair up into a messy high bun, secure with bobby pins, and add a chic flower just off to the side. Absolutely perfect.
Image from the Washingtonian What I Wear To Work Series.
Bows! – Bows aren’t just for little girls! We love the reverse braid and bun combo! If you need instructions (with pictures) for creating the updo just click here.
Image from Puppy Club
Scarfs: The Summer Edition – We love head scarves, and this link will show you three fabulous ways to wear a scarf this summer. We think all three looks are perfect for a summer BBQ or the office!
Image from The Shine Project.
Which is your favorite accessory to rock at the office?
This year we are trying to make better purchases. Better for us, the environment, and our wallets. So we’ve been hunting for some affordable and sustainable clothing lines. It is so hard to find “sustainable clothing” that isn’t just yoga pants and t-shirts! A girl’s (and a guy’s) gotta wear more than just lounge wear!
Here are three places you can shop for more sustainable clothing and accessories. We promise you will find more than organic t-shirts, although they usually have these too!
Mata Traders – This online shop is stocked fair trade finds. The dresses are adorable, and so are their tops. You can feel good about making a purchase that supports fair trade practices and empowers your fellow woman! We are loving this polka-dotted little black dress with a sweetheart neckline! Perfect for date night 🙂
Melanie Dress – $50 from Threads for Thought
Threads for Thought – A great shop organic cotton basics and some adorable dresses and tops. You can even find some of their goods at Whole Foods. Our favorite part about this brand is that they are affordable! The Melanie dress is only $50!
Green Heart Shop – Another great fair trade online shop featuring clothing and accessories, as well as goodies for your home and kitchen! Fair trade not only ensures that workers receive a fair wage for their work, but also ensures environmental sustainability, supports participatory workplaces, and protects cultural identity. The prices are pretty reasonable and they have some great pieces that you could even rock to work. We are totally smitten with their Maureen Dress for $92.
Maureen Dress – $92 from Green Heart Shop
This stunner paired with a blazer would work for any office or board room!
Have you stumbled upon any great sustainable fashion lines? If so share with us and our readers so we can all make more knowledgeable and kind purchases!
Today is Election Day, so no matter who you support, we at Y&L Style Bar want to remind you to GET OUT & VOTE! So you are getting ready to go to the polls, but not sure what to wear to sport your patriotism? We’ve got two looks whether to rock at the polls and work no matter your party preference 🙂 Enjoy and let us know if you voted!