Winter Outfits!

Because it just refuses to snow here in the Southwest, here are some warm-weather winter outfits, featuring returning model Paige:

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I absolutely love this combination of tan high-waisted skinnies with a black daisy print top. It’s a great transition into spring, yet is reminiscent of fall and winter.

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Added some hipster filter to that one.

 

 

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Looking perfect as always πŸ™‚

As for me, I like to bundle up with my royal blue peacoat in the winter. I especially love colored peacoats – they add a great touch of color to any winter outfit.

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Underneath, I was a black cat πŸ™‚

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As you can probably tell, I am really big on the cat trend.

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And some final pictures πŸ™‚

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Loving her polaroid camera! Thanks to Paige for all the lovely pictures πŸ™‚

Christmas/New Year’s Outfits for Men and Women – feat. Nate

5 more days until Christmas; can you believe it? And 11 more days until those New Year’s Eve parties begin. Holiday parties are the best time of the year to showcase your best style, whether it be formal, extravagant, or classy. Nate and I went for a more classy-vintage look:Image

He just got his film camera working – a great accessory by the way πŸ™‚

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Regarding men’s fashion: Collared shirts with cardigans are the way to go. Add a bow tie for some extra class and unique-ness. You can find bow ties of any patterns on Etsy – it’s basically the men’s version of a statement necklace.

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As for me, I think houndstooth is the perfect pattern for a holiday party – it’s very much a winter pattern. Houndstooth usually comes in black in white, but I went for a beige houndstooth skirt to add warmth to the outfit. If I just wore black and white, the overall tone would come off as cold. To make the skirt the highlight of this outfit, I wore black everywhere else.

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I especially love wearing black tights with black shoes. They merge into one and just have a really Β chic appearance.

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I look way too happy in this next one.

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More of Nate’s photo shoot – in black and white πŸ™‚

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Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

Thrift Shopping with Nate!

Today Nate and I decided to have a romantic date at our local thrift shop. Though thrift shopping has become a popular conquest to get that vintage look, the task at hand is a lot harder than it is made out to be. Many a time I have left a thrift shop empty handed – people threw this stuff out for a reason. Or, I have run into shops that price their goods way too high for what they are worth. I am a very particular shopper – a very stubborn bargain shopper. Too picky for my own good – but today’s little adventure turned out great. Here are our spoils:

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For a grand total of…$7!

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Immediately upon walking in the store, I spotted these shoes for Nate – classy eh? $5.

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This was also my doing – probably the first time I have ever found a bow tie in a thrift shop. I always have a difficult time shopping for a simple, self-tie bow tie, thrift shop or not. $1

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And finally, Nate magically found me a polaroid camera. How he did, I don’t know. But I love it. It just needs film and batteries – I can’t wait to actually start using it πŸ™‚ $1.

And that is all! A successful thrift shopping experience πŸ™‚

OOTD: December 11th, Celebrating Finals!

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Okay, so I’m not actually celebrating finals, but there’s still time to celebrate fall! As a completely undeserved study break, I decided to do a quick photo shoot with my roommate Cindy. She is stellar at taking photos – especially when I have no idea how to pose. So here is my outfit of the day:

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Sweater – H&M

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Skirt – Ross

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Jacket – Forever 21

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Boots – nicole

Take a study break and enjoy what is left of fall πŸ™‚

Photo credits: Cindy

OOTD: Pineapple Dress for the Win

OOTD: Pineapple Dress for the Win

Last night I went to a Secret Santa party and instead of being the conventional ‘holiday festive,’ I added my own twist to Christmas wear. The three colors that generally signify Christmas are straight up red, green, and gold; instead, I chose for my color palette olive green, maroon, and pale yellow. I think that all of these colors go so much better together than the typical crayon colors. The main focus of this outfit is, of course, the pineapple dress. It adds a great Hawaiian twist to the holiday season without being obnoxious.

Because it even gets cold in SoCal, I paired this outfit with black tights, a brown cardigan, and an olive green jacket. Details will be listed down below.

Photo credits: Cindy

Details:
Jacket – Forever 21
Cardigan – Forever 21 Mens
Dress – Tori Richard, Honolulu
Tights – Charlotte Russe
Ankle boots – Anne by Pesaro
Belt – Forever 21

Finals Week Fashion: OOTD

Finals Week Fashion: OOTD

In a finals week slump? Have you reached the point where you can no longer remember the last time you showered because your days and nights have been spent cooped up at the library, wearing the same outfit of sweats and sweatshirt? When you realize that you’ve been in the library for so long you’re not sure what time it is, nor what day…

As for Waing, her solution to relieving this mood of “I’m such a mess. Finals finals finals…” is by dressing up. It may not actually improve your study habits, but at least you’ll feel better while you cram, and you won’t be as embarrassed to go out in public. Not speaking from personal experience…

This outfit it perfect for those with warm-winters. A summer maxi skirt still keeps your legs warm while looking stylish, and long-sleeve crop tops are all the rave this winter. Choose a lace crop-top if you don’t need the insulation. While summer prints may be hard to wear this season, try pairing them up with dark solid colors. If this doesn’t work – put those summer clothes away! You don’t need them!

Good luck on finals everyone!

OOTD: December 2nd

OOTD: December 2nd

For the first time in the past few years, I didn’t actually go all out during Black Friday. Poor college student syndrome I call it. I did however acquire these cute plum booties from Rack Room Shoes. It’s still pretty warm in California, so I like to turn my summer dresses into fall outfits. I was so excited to find a cardigan with elbow patches at a thrifting event, and my knee high socks are finally being put to use.

Details:
Boots – Pesaro
Dress – Forever 21
Cardigan – Forever 21 Men’s

Photo credit: Cindy