DARK & FLORAL | 2018

99% of my clothing is worn both in and out of work. As a hairstylist, I am prone to wearing a lot of black. I find myself getting lost when looking for a top in a sea of black clothing, which always makes for a fun day when you’re running late for work and you just wanna wear that ONE black top.

This is one of those outfits I wore to work. I’ve been slowly trying to add prints, texture and colour back into my closet both in and out of the salon, though I still wear some black to work so I feel professional and feel comfortable. On this day, I paired a plain black bodysuit with these skinny blue jeans that had floral embroidery print that I purchased this spring at TJMAXX (I pretty much live there). I threw on my now infamous Target sandals that I seem to always wear in photos – I mean why not??? They’re fabulous. I then threw on this black kimono that was given to me for my birthday, and if you look close enough you may be able to see where I spilt bleach on it.

They don’t call me Messypot because I’m so well organized and careful.
I attached a few links so you can get yaself some strappy sandals if this post has converted you to a strappie* lover.

Let me know what your casual work outfits consist of!!!! 
..and let’s ALSO make strappie’s a thing (like we’re doing with jumpies)

*PS I checked, Urban Dictionary doesn’t have any definitions for strappie, so we have a solid in to make this term happen.

Messy

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44 Comments

  1. August 12, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    lovely outfit, love the jeans

  2. August 13, 2018 / 10:18 am

    I’m a stylist as well and even outside of work i gravitate to black lol

    • August 15, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Right???? It’s so hard to break the all black habit once you’re in it!

  3. August 13, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Black really suits you. 🙂

    • August 15, 2018 / 12:02 am

      They are so fun and they make any plain outfit/top pop with the floral decor!! Thankyou.

  4. August 15, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I love your outfit!

  5. August 15, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I love those jeans with the flowers embroidered on the side. I think everyone likes black clothing because it goes with everything. I usually wear black jeans with a colorful top or sometimes I throw on a black jacket. Great article 🙂

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Pretty much saaame, trying to inject more colour and prints into my wardrobe is a big goal for me.

  6. Marie
    August 15, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I think strappie is a great word!

  7. Sam
    August 15, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    omg this is my aesthetic….if i had the energy to dress in alignment hahah. honestly most days its plain jeans and an oversized tshirt. The best imo! hahah

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      I love easy outfits like that, I’m trying to cultivate a wardrobe with just pieces I absolutely love.

  8. August 15, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    Loving the lace kimono! I just got a kinda similar one in green that I’m looking forward to wearing this fall.

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thankyou! I have been wanting to buy some colourful kimono’s to be ready for this fall!

  9. Maya Griffin
    August 15, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    I tend to wear black all the time too! Love those jeans though!

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      It’s such an easy go-to, I am currently on the hunt for some more wild jeans!

  10. August 15, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Love love love those jeans!

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thankyou! I am looking for some more fun jeans! I think it’s a must for every wardrobe.

  11. August 16, 2018 / 11:59 am

    I love the jeans with the flowers on them!!

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Thankyou! Now jeans without flowers seem boring to me.

  12. Angie
    August 16, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Love it! I live for black clothes!

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      SAME! Trying to break up all the black with a little glitter and prints so I don’t get lost in a closet full of black clothing

  13. August 16, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Great post

  14. August 16, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Love black with pops of color!

    • August 16, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Right! I think it just amplifies the outfit that 1% more!

  15. August 16, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Black is definitely my go-to also!

    • August 17, 2018 / 12:11 am

      I’m trying to break it up a little bit, but we will see!!!

  16. August 16, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Those glasses!!!!

  17. August 16, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Your style is just the best. Always.

    Love you MP!

  18. August 16, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Such a good outfit! I’m all for adding colors into wardrobes; sometimes I think I have too much color haha.

    • August 17, 2018 / 12:12 am

      I don’t believe that there can be too much colour! I think that’s why I’m striving to bring it back into the wardrobe!

  19. August 17, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I absolutely LOVE strappy sandals. I’m digging the entire aesthetic here.

    • August 17, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Thankyou!!!! Let’s make strappie a thing

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