Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sweet Ophelia

Hey fashionable friends,
I feel like these pictures don't do this jacket much justice, it's real cool in person I swear haha. Anyways I thrifted this jacket over a year ago with Darren! Like I've said before, if the item is beaded or has intricate embroidery then I will probably like it! On a not so fashion note, I've been enjoying my spring break. I've been doing yoga, writing, chill'n with my family, & blahhh doctor visits. The good thing is I'm where I need to be with everything(health,socially,emotionally). 2015 has been blessing me with some cool opportunities as well as cool new people who have walked into my life! I'll be going to a blogger event this next month & fingers crossed that this volunteering opportunity that came my way with a children's orphanage works out. 

P.S.  SimplyHopeStyle is a little over 5 years old now. Woah. 

xoxo Hope

Thrifted beaded jacket
Forever21 booties

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Hey fashionable friends,
So Texas has been bringing some crazy weather. One day its sunny and 70s and the next its icy and 30s. Really though, it can be hard to dress for the always-changing weather! These pictures were taken on an icy day haha. I thrifted these shorts the other week. Actually, they were these cool flare pants that originally I wasn't going to chop off into shorts…but well they were awkwardly short(tall girl problems). I really love them as shorts though! This pattern of shorts would easily sell for around 20 dollars in a contemporary retail store, but I got them for $2! Seriously guys, I enforce thrifting like no other. Thrift.Thrift.Thrift. 

xoxo Hope

Thrifted DIY shorts
Thrifted Tee
Forever21 hoodie
Sway Chic booties and backpack
Claires Sunglasses
Brandy Melville Hamsa necklace
Hand-me-down Buddha necklace


Hey fashionable friends,
My friend in London has a new men's clothing line and I'm here to spread the word. I know a lot of you who read this blog are female, but hey menswear fashion is inspiring in my book. Go ahead and check out their video HERE.
#TheKrag is the new vibrant, electrifying, revolutionary men’s fashion and lifestyle brand, that launched on the 21st February 2015 at London Fashion Week and shocked everyone who gathered at Somerset House on that day. The first collection of four amazingly tailored and high quality shirts were presented by models wearing giant lion masks to the sounds of saxophone and guitar and accompanied by a fire show, which made the audience, #TheWitnesses of #TheKrag (as the brand founders call them), feel the thrilling atmosphere of a revolution. Dozens of photographers, bloggers, fashion lovers immediately surrounded the models who were blinded by flashes. ‘#TheKrag came out to shock the world, praise leaders, rebels, people that change the world’ comment some mysterious members of the audience, who attended the event in black and white lion masks, similar to the ones worn by the models. Along with the fashion brand a lifestyle blog is released at the end of February, showing that #TheKrag is more then just clothes, it is a philosophy of leadership., ‘Power, vigour, an instinct that men leaders are born with’, as #TheCredo of #TheKrag states.

The AW15 collection consists of four shirts - #TheVirtue, #TheVigour, #ThePower and #TheCourage. Each one of them is made of fabrics bought from top Italian designers. Their strong character, leather finishes, metal buttons, cut cuffs make a statement of being a true leader, rebel someone who is not afraid to stand out. Many people see it as a new wave of shirts, which are meant to be worn on top, not hidden underneath a blazer or jumper. The fact that #TheMen of #TheKrag always appear in big lion masks in every photo or promo video relates to what the brand credo states – ‘It is not their face. It is not their name. It is #TheKrag’. The founders believe that men should not be judged by their background, name or pretty smile but by their strength, abilities and courage to change the world and lead others.

Orders for made to measure shirts from the first collection can be placed by e-mailing and arranging an appointment.

for more photos of shirts go to