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Outfit: Out with a Bang Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, I’ve had bangs for a very, very long time. With the exception of a few experiments in high school and college, I’ve been rocking this ‘do since I was just a toddler with wispy blonde ringlets. Having bangs feels so me, so crucial to my appearance and even my identity. So why on earth would I grow them out? I realized that I’ve been using my bangs to hide my face.  Whenever I’ve thought about growing them out, I look back at pictures of me when I didn’t have bangs, and I honestly think I’m ugly. Not so with bangs!  They’ve always made me feel cute.  They soften my hard Irish bone structure and hide my poorly-maintained eyebrows.  And besides, at my height, I’ll never be sexy, so I may as well be as cute as possible, right? WRONG!  Having this blog for over a year has made me…

Outfit: Village Life

Village Life, Lately, I’ve become a huge fan of Mode and the City, an impossibly chic lifestyle and fashion blog based in France.  It’s run by a lovely young woman known only as Daphne, and while I can’t read what she writes, I can definitely admire her style!  It’s exactly what I’ve always imagined Parisian style to be–simple, chic, perfectly tailored, and classic. I wanted to incorporate some of those design elements into my outfit today, but do it in the Mox and Socks way.  I can’t see Daphne wearing a fuzzy blue sweater covered in hearts (and dog hair…), but I certainly can envision her in cigarette jeans with a ribbon in her hair! Also See : Outfit: Old Town What are some of your favorite blogs?  I’d love to check them out! Coat: London Fog Blouse: thrifted Sweater: thrifted Jeans: Gap Shoes: old, Topshop Clutch: old, ModCloth

Tutorial: Braided Hairband for Growing Out Bangs

Braided Hairband,I mentioned last week that after roughly 26 years of bangs, I’m taking a little break and growing them out.  The thing is, growing out your bangs is a notoriously tedious process.  Those little wisps that once looked so cute across your forehead are now an awkward fringe that makes you feel just as dorky as that weird bob you had in middle school. When I tried growing out my bangs at age ten, my strategy was to part my hair straight down the middle and clip half my bangs to one side and half to the other.  Luckily, I’ve learned a little more about hair since then, and I’ve been experimenting with a few ways to keep my bangs under control. This braided hairband is my current favorite, and it’s so easy!  This is perfect for those of you who are in the same boat as me–but it also works…

Outfit Remix: Three Ways to Wear a Red Dress

This particular dress has always been kind of a challenge for me. It seems like it would be easy enough to style, but somehow I always manage to have some trouble knowing what to wear with it. What color tights? Heels or flats? These are not easy questions, but here are some of the ways I’ve begun to explore the answers: Embroidered belt, wedges, and plaid tights I’m not sure how I feel about this combo. I think I’d like it better without the hat and with a plain belt. This look seems to have too much going on. Fox scarf, embroidered belt, black tights, and boots I like this look a little more, but I don’t love it.  I think it’s the fox scarf.  As cute as it is, it just looks a little…thrown on. Leather purse, branch necklace, gray sandals Also see : Teach Me: Simple Sock Bun And…

Outfit: Old Town

Now that I’ve been blogging for over a year, some things are starting to come full circle, and this shoot is a great example of that. First off, I’m wearing practically the same outfit as I did in October, just with a different sweater and a bun instead of a bowler on my head. Second, I’m back in the same place at the same time of year. My parents and I have an odd St. Patrick’s Day tradition: whenever the holiday rolls around, we make a trip up north and visit a little old village called Long Grove. It’s filled with historic buildings that are chock full of antiques and imported treasures and candies, and it’s a lovely place to spend an afternoon. There are some small Irish boutiques, and there’s usually a few Irish dancers jigging in the square, so that’s why we always go at this time of…

Teach Me: Simple Sock Bun

Simple Sock Bun Happy New Year’s Eve, guys! As an old person trapped in a young person’s body, I don’t usually go all-out for NYE. Tonight’s plans are limited to video games and a little champagne with my best friend, then it’s back home to sleep in with Mox. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to get a little fancy! I have yet to pick out which dress I want to wear, but I do know I’ll be styling up my hair in this bun. I’ve been working on the technique for a few weeks, now it’s finally ready for you!  Here’s how to get the look–all you need are two hair ties, a handful of pins, and an old sock that matches your hair color. Put your hair in a high ponytail. Cut off the toe of your sock and roll it up into a donut.  Slip this…

Outfit: In This Light

Outfit Everybody’s got resolutions on their minds, and I’m no different.  Add to it the fact that my blogiversary is coming up (which I count as my birthday–at the end of this month–because that was the day I decided to get serious about Mox and Socks, or, as it was known then, Breve e Dolce), and I’ve been thinking hard about what my plans are for the future of this blog. When I first started out, I intended this to be a fun and easy, once-a-month endeavor.  I quickly found, though, that I loved being immersed in the blogging world, and I discovered a passion for photography…or, at least, glorified selfies. Once a month became once a week and sometimes even more than that. I have to admit, though, that I get burnt out pretty easily.  There’s so much to keep up with that sometimes I want to quit. Obviously,…