Half a Week in Outfits

Alright, here we go. Getting back into the blogging habit. I thought I’d just show you my outfits for the past 3 days, which progressively got warmer and warmer. For Wednesday’s outfit, I was definitely feeling a more dressy outfit with dark colors to compliment the overcast and foggy weather. These are the best pictures I took of my sleep deprived self – I hadn’t had my coffee yet.

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On top I am wearing this very loose and flowy shirt – it’s basically a circle skirt but with sleeves. I love wearing this because of the variety of ways you can drape it over your torso. On bottom I’m wearing a simple grey sweater skirt thats form fitting, so as to contrast with the looseness of my top. And then I’m just wearing sheer black tights and black flats, because I feel like sweater skirts/dresses look much better against tights than against bare legs. Over everything I am wearing a beige trench coat, and leaving it unbuttoned so that the outfit can peek through.

Wednesday afternoon, I was fortunate to stumble upon a thrift sale table that was using the proceeds to pay for a service trip to Honduras.

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I left with two items: A ruffled, light-pink chiffon blouse, and high waisted black shorts. The next day, I made an outfit out of them:

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I really love the buttons on the shorts, and I had the perfect light-green jean jacket to go with the top. I went for a very springy, soft toned look, and kept it as simple as possible.

On to today, I was going for a more grungy, sophisticated look, if you can use both those words in one sentence. Also, I’m patting myself on the back for making my ear look like a solar system. Or at least that’s how I see it…

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On top I am wearing a purple, acid-wash t-shirt from Cotton On, and dark wash skinny jeans which I rolled up. I am really loving acid-wash right now – it makes the material so soft, and adds a minimal amount of grunge to an outfit. I wanted to keep this outfit simple as well, so I wore a gold leaf necklace from Aerie, and for styling purposes, a brown faux leather jacket.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more outfits of the day!

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M.I.A.

I apologize for being M.I.A. for much too long. Life get’s busy. Though I’m going to start posting new stuff soon. I’m actually working for another blog right now, so I technically haven’t stopped blogging all together. If you’re curious to see what I’ve been doing lately, or interested in college fashion, visit Trend Magazine’s fashion blog πŸ™‚ Not all of the photos/interviews are mine, but I have contributed some. Thanks for reading!

Preppy OOTD

Preppy OOTD

Not sure where I got the motivation from to actually dress up on a Saturday, but it happened. Also, I rarely dress preppy; but I wanted to try this new black and white chevron skirt I got for Christmas. I really love nautical colors, so over a simple black tank top I am wearing a thrifted navy blue cardigan, fastened with a coral pink belt.

I’m not big on chevron, but I really like the way this skirt falls so that it makes the pattern overlap. So there you have it, my OOTD πŸ™‚

Urban Flower: OOTD

Urban Flower: OOTD

I know the majority of us avoid wearing the skinny jeans, and instead go for leggings; but sometimes that dark denim really makes an outfit. I think skinny jeans look especially good with flowy tops and minimal shoes. In this case, I paired them with a loose floral top from Urban Outfitters, maroon Pesaro ankle booties, and a vintage pearl necklace.

I think this outfit gives off a chic, urban chick vibe! I wore a brown leather jacket on top, but forgot to take a picture. Overall, it’s a pretty simple outfit to put together, and it makes me feel a lot more confident going about my business.

Have a great Friday night πŸ™‚

Photo Credits: Cindy

Spring Outfits: Tribal print, Florals, and Pastels!

Today I’d like to share some key pieces for the spring! Starting off, we have tribal prints. I personally love this style, mostly because of how versatile it is. Tribal print has made it’s way through every season, and I have a hunch that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. As winter progresses into spring, here is how you can continue wearing tribal prints:

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Fold up your tribal print cardigans and sweaters and add some bright printed skirts and dresses to your wardrobe! These are great items that’ll last their way through summer and fall.

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Next item: Florals. I love anything with flowers on it, and I can see this coming spring season exploding in a flower craze. For now, start with simple patterns like this here top Maxine is wearing:

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Onto Pastels! Pastels are no doubt going to remain a spring staple for a long time, so no hurt in getting some now! Here is a potential Valentine’s Day outfit:

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Can I just say that this turquoise/teal color is my all time favorite color. And mixed with white lace – perfect!

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That is all! Comment below which outfit is your favorite πŸ™‚

Interview Outfits – Winter Collection

Welcome to a special edition of interview outfits! That sounded pretty important didn’t it? Well, interviews are kind of a big deal. As much as we wish it could be otherwise, interviews are all based on first impressions. You want to wear something conservative, yet memorable. Here are two of my selected interview outfits, created from classic winter pieces:

First, we have a tribal print shift dress. I know mine is a tad bit short, but a shift dress is great for formal meetings, as it doesn’t show off the body. That is normally a negative aspect when choosing clothing. You’re supposed to show off your body right? Well, unless the job you are applying to requires this, it’s better to focus at the task at hand: showing off your personality, not your body.

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I added a gold collar necklace to accentuate the neckline, and tan heels to add a nice balance to the dress. Necklace, dress, and shoes are from Forever 21 πŸ™‚Image

Here is my second outfit choice, something a little more memorable:

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I went for a more school-girl type of look, playing around with winter shades. I absolutely love the way this off-white sweater looks with a school uniform-style skirt and navy blue tights. I wore suede Mary Jane shoes to make the outfit look even more preppy. If you don’t want to look too formal for an interview, try being preppy. Though it may not be as fancy, it still has a polished and neat look to it.

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Every interview is different…I know my style may not cater to everyone πŸ™‚ But I hope this was of some inspiration anyway! Happy Hump Day!

Photo Credits: Cindy πŸ™‚

New Year, New Me

Just kidding. I’m still the same. I went to the gym earlier today, and for a Tuesday morning, it was pretty packed. It’s the whole “New year, new me” enthusiasm affecting everyone. I admit, it affects me to. But let’s be honest: most of those promises of self-improvement are slowly shoved under the rug as the year drags on. In my opinion, you don’t need a new year to start your journey of self-improvement. Start whenever you want. Don’t start at all. Be reasonable. You have the entire year to fulfill your “new year’s resolution,” so take it in steps. My goal is to tackle procrastination, but that’s not going to happen within a few days. As much as you desire to change yourself into a “new person,” that’s not going to happen. Rather, I see it as “adding to yourself,” or gaining new attributes to your character. Instead of running away from your old self, add to yourself. There is my mini rant of inspiration for the day. Onto some fashion! I recently acquired this dress from Forever 21; I instantly recognized it from Bethany Mota’s New Year’s Eve outfit video. It fits very nicely, and the material is surprisingly decent for Forever 21.

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I love this dress because it is instantly the highlight of the outfit and doesn’t need anything to really accentuate it (except maybe some color).Image

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Thanks to my wonderful photographer Cindy!

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These shoes are adorable πŸ™‚

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Thanks for reading!