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How to pull off The ultimate cool girl lookโ€

How to pull off The ultimate cool girl lookโ€โ€

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2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

Somebody said your childhood decides who you are when you are all grown up. I guess that is most likely true. I wore my brother’s hand-me-down clothes till the second year of my high school. So I was looking like and acting more like a boy than a fashion blogger. There were a lot of times people mistook me as a little brother instead of sister. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

I probably didn’t help change those ideas. I had no dolls or toys to play with so spent time with my friends by chasing them around and a fair amount of tree climbing. I guess these earliest times added quite the edgy vibe to my personality and my style. Although mainly I now keep the elegant and classy feel with a colorful fun twist but once in a while, I would love to go back to my cool-girl roots.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

Do you like my interpretation of the cool-girl look? I really like this Black Lace-Up Knit Bodysuit I got from the Lookbook Store. I already wore it pretty much non-stop and got a lot of complements. The best part? It fits perfectly and it is only $19 now. I’m wearing a size 6. I could have gone with a size 4 but I was not sure how much stretch it had so I would rather it is a little bit looser. This cool Grey Studded Shoulder Denim Blazer is also from the the Lookbook Store. It fits me perfectly too and it is very warm. I know, spring is here but for us Michigan residents, we still have some quite chilly nights and mornings. And now this jacket is only $45. Another bonus, it is worldwide free shipping!

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

I am all into mixing highs and lows this year. And this look is the perfect example how I do it. I spent most of my budget on basic but really well made pieces, like this red LV bag. I can use it as a clutch or just for a day look with the cross body strap. The pop of red gives this look a more vibrant color and class.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

For me you can’t really pull off a cool-girl vibe without adding leather. A bad to the bone leather jacket is usually the best bet. But a pair of sharp leather loafers are quite capable of pulling off a pleasant surprise. Cool-girls don’t always have to wear black, or at least not all black. You can take the edge off that tough girl with a feminine twist. Like say mixing a leather skirt with a soft pink blouse for an interesting contrast.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

Here are some essential pieces that you may want to add to your wardrobe to pull off this look.

The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look

You can find all the cool pieces above here.

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The total tie keep review as seen on Shark Tank

The total tie keep review as seen on Shark Tank

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

There are two TV shows in America that always get me pumped up! One is Project Runway, and the other is Shark Tank. I guess because they share something in common, the American Dream. Those two shows are perfect examples of how an average person, just like you and me, can become successful by working hard and having a creative mind. Unfortunately, I just don’t seem to have that special kind of talent to design and make my own line of clothes. And it seems the only ideas I get for some invention were already thought of by someone else. It’s not fair really, someone stealing my million dollar idea even before I have it! But anyway, I don’t think I would ever have the guts to go on Shark Tank because of that mean Uncle Kevin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

Luckily, not everyone is as chicken as me. If so, we would never know about a lot of cool and convenient products that got their start by either being funded on Shark Tank or even just being seen on the popular show. One such man came up with the idea of the product I’m featuring on today’s post. I’m talking about the very creative and stylish The Total Tie Keep founder Dwight Littlejohn. He was brave enough to jump into the Shark Tank to show his invention, and men everywhere should be happy he did.

The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com

When you have a creative mind, inspiration can hit anywhere and at anytime. They say necessity is the mother of invention but it could also come from some very minor inconvenience that happened at just the exactly wrong time. Honestly I have no idea how Dwight came up with this clever device to help tame the wild necktie. But I do know that I’m a bit of a perfectionist so when I see anything that helps bring order and control to an otherwise chaotic world, I love it so much! When Marilyn Monroe’s skirt was blown around above a subway grate, it became a world famous and classic scene. But if it happens to be your necktie that blows into your face, your food, or worse, the face or food of that big client you are hoping to land, your dream scene just turned into a nightmare.

The Total Tie Keep website describes some of the more common bad necktie behaviors: The slider or crooked tie, there’s the blowin’ Bennie which happens when the tie blows over your shoulder. The decidedly unstylish peeping Tom (where the rear apron is peeking out). And of course, the messy Marvin, when the tie flies forward while eating etc. Marvin is especially malicious as he can cost you quite a bit in dry cleaning or even a replacement tie if the stain is too deep. I’m guessing you have seen them all and maybe even have a few funny stories you could share.

Bad necktie behaviors The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
Bad necktie behaviors The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com

But now, you don’t have to worry about any those potential disasters. You see, The Total Tie Keep is kind of like a little cloth super hero you can own! Elegantly simple in design it is one of those new products you wonder how you got along so long without. So what’s the concept? Thanks! I was waiting for you to ask that! Basically it connects your tie to your shirt to help correct, straighten and control it. But unlike what’s been out there for decades if not longer, this product is happy to stay behind the scenes. Yes, you read that right, the real beauty of this accessory is you do not see it! Are you sure I didn’t have that idea a few years ago? It sounds so familiar. I really need to start writing this stuff down!

The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com

The Total Tie Keep is cleverly designed in that it uses what’s already there. It’s anchored by the buttons on your shirt. Hey, they were just sitting there anyway and are probably happy to be even more useful than they were just yesterday. Then it simply relies on you, the wearer to tie your tie. OK, I know that sentence sounds silly, I mean you don’t hat your hat, shoe your shoes or shirt your shirt. Well, I guess technically you could watch your watch but that’s completely different. Anyway, that’s the right way to say it. Hey, don’t blame me, I’m Chinese. I’m still learning the language; you guys came up with it! Now where was I? Oh yeah, after you tie it, you just thread the thin end through some loops, make another button happy and voilร ! A newly tamed necktie! Wait a minute you say. Aren’t there already products to do this? Yes there are. There are also other motors that can move your car. They burn coal to make steam. They were quite popular 100 years ago, just like those tie control products you’re thinking of. Are you still using the tie bar? Heavy, usually on the ugly side and can wrinkle your tie. Tie tack or pin? So, do you really want to take your expensive designer 100% silk tie and stab a hole in it with a rusty old pin? I thought not. My husband owned several of these tie torture devices but I’m happy to say they have all been donated to charity long ago. It is now time to get with the times. Really? Again? Ugh, English! Don’t get me started again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com

You know how they say a picture is worth 1,000 words? Well then a video must be worth like 50,000 at least. But for you, I’m throwing it in with the price of reading my blog! Below is the video to show you how The Total Tie Keep works.

I always believe in the philosophy: Details decide everything. In this “Dress for Success” world, our appearance is our best marketing tool. Most people are already pretty good at picking out the right clothes and colors for themselves. So now, it all comes down to the details to make you stand out. It’s the same for both men and women. The Total Tie Keep is one of those details. And just like other essentials, the perfect length pants, the proper fitting undergarment or shirt, or the just right amount of makeup, these all work together to help us look our best.

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

I always like to personally try the product I’m reviewing and this was no different. I chose my outfit, took custody of my husband’s brand new panda design tie and put the Total Tie Keep in action. That day was quite windy when we took these photos of this outfit. I have to say, my hair is very messy but my tie is right where it should be. The Total Tie Keep definitely helped. One thing I need to point out is that the Tie Keep fits with most of my shirts, but not several of my husbands. I’m talking about the spacing of the buttons on his shirts compared to the button holes on the Tie Keep. In fact that was the case with the shirt-dress you see in the pictures. I was able to make it work, but had to do a little inventing of my own. Luckily my husband is an engineer so after he studied the issue a little bit, we found an easy and satisfactory solution. We attached it at the top as directed. Threaded the tie as shown without any problem. But the bottom of the Tie Keep had to be folded back and up to catch the nearest button. A very small detail I think and the product still functioned and looked exactly as advertised.

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com
The total tie keep review by Grace Liang from colorandgrace.com

So who might like this product? Well take a look around. There are still a LOT of workplaces and jobs where the necktie is standard dress code. Most professionals, those in the service industry, a good percentage of people trying to sell you something, all those honest politicians hoping for your vote this year. Really, they are everywhere!

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

Nowadays, fashion is more gender neutral than ever and the line between men and women’s fashion is more and more blurry. There are a lot of women who started to wear a necktie as well. Are you going to give it a try? I did anyway and I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

Now you can thank me later for giving you a brilliant, unique gift idea for the upcoming birthdays, weddings and holidays (uh, hello! Father’s Day?). ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also don’t forget to enter the giveaway and join my fashion linkup below. Have a great day guys!

Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog  white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag
Petite 2016 spring casual outfits street style tips blog white long skirt dress+ necktie+ DV black booties + Red Louis Vuitton bag

Below is more of my new OOTD for today. Oh, and that’s not all! I am also running a new giveaway. If you are a resident of the United States please enter to win a bottle of Nicole Lee perfume. Details are below. Again, this giveaway is only for those living in the US. And please note that the post office only allows ground shipping for perfume so if you’re the lucky winner please be patient!

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Shirtdress:: Stylewe [ Similar here. ]
Tie keep:: Total Tie Keep [Same here.]
Boots:: DV [Similar here.]
Bag:: Louis Vuitton [ Similar here. ]

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