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So I’ve been seeing these braids everywhere lately, and I’ve always wanted to try them but given the fact that my forehead is more of a fivehead no way did I think I would flatter the style. But then I thought whatever. I’ll do as I please. Turns out they’ve become my go-to style for whenever I don’t feel like using heat or washing my hair. It’s actually quite freeing, no need to worry about flyways, losing volume or any of that hair nonsense.

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I’ve come to refer to them as an accessory as well, taking a simple shirt and jeans combo up a notch, as it adds an instant casual cool vibe to any look you wear. For some odd reason, I feel like these braids look better when you have sunglasses on. Weird, I know.

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coat: Forever 21 | top: J Crew | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Le Chateau | sunnies: Ray Ban

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A well-fitted sweater is a must have closet staple. I’ve got a whole variety of them, from oversized to super fitted, thin knit to chunky cable. However, this is my first cropped sweater. I used to think cropped was limited to summer clothes and warmer weather. I’ve since changed my thinking, and I now pair this piece with so many things in my closet. It’s perfect for pairing with high waisted pants and skirts, or to wear over tighter dresses and button downs in the winter.

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Ps. this sweater has thumb holes… sold yet? 😉

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The feel of the sweater is so comfortable, and the material really holds the body well. Yalivta was designed as a line for dancers (hence, the great quality), but these clothes can easily be worn on the streets as well. Check out www.yalivta.com for lifestyle inspiration and to shop more basics.

top: Yalivta (here) | bottoms: Reitmans | sunnies: Ray-Ban

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Thank you Yalivta for partnering with me on this post