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!

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 🙂

Simple Early Spring Outfits

I realize that it is no where near the official period of Spring, but the weather does what it wants to do. Plus, there’s no harm in planning for the coming season. After wearing dark clothing for the majority of winter, I’m finally bringing out my brighter colors! Here is what I wore today:

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I’m slowly easing my way into spring clothing – nothing extravagant, just a simple white tee with a floral skirt. For shoes, I wore grey slip-ons, similar to Tom’s, to highlight the grey hues in my skirt. On top I am wearing a thrifted Forever 21 faux leather jacket to give an overall earthy feel to the outfit. As in my interview outfit, I am wearing my gold collar necklace; it really pulls an outfit together 🙂

Now for Cindy, who is wearing pink pastels with grey pants – perfect colors for transitioning from winter into spring. My advice: try wearing grey or brown instead of black. Pantone’s “Fashion Color Report Spring 2014” says to try mixing pastels with bright colors. I can’t wait to try it out!

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Also, I finally tested out my new gorilla pod with an iPhone 5 adapter. It’s magnificent.

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That’s all for today! Thanks for reading 🙂

Getting Ready for Fall

Getting Ready for Fall

As made obvious by my wardrobe, I am far more prepared for Fall than any other season. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m just more drawn to Fall fashion than anything else. Another thing I’m obsessed with? Boots. When the temperature starts to drop, I wear these nearly every day.

Also, I am not a jeans person. They just feel so uncomfortable compared to leggings and skirts/dresses! So, I dressed up this look with my black circle skirt (which I honestly think looks better with leggings than without). On top I am wearing a light pink tank top with a cropped, knitted cardigan that has pink accents. And that is all! Details will be provided below.

I hope this provides some inspiration for the Fall! Please comment below if you have any requests and/or feedback. Thanks!

Details:
Cardigan – TJ Maxx
Tank top – Forever 21
Circle skirt – Forever 21
Leggings – Ross
Boots – Nicole

Gray, White, and Pink – Overcast Days

Overcast days are my absolute favorite. They instantly put me in a good mood, so I decided to dress up a bit. To mimic the weather, I chose a gray and white striped dress, and included the pink belt it came with to detract from the dreariness as a whole.

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I added a pink cardigan to keep warm in the late morning chill. Also, it emphasizes the belt nicely.

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Details:

Dress & Belt – Teeze Me

Cardigan – Cherokee

Happy Monday!

Chunky Jewelry

Chunky Jewelry

As seen in my previous post, I got this necklace and earring set at Georgiou for a total of $22. Now, I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding chunky jewelry to match the clothing in my closet. To put it simply, I have never really liked the way large jewelry looks on me – I prefer simpler, dainty items. However, I think that this necklace is the perfect transition from dainty to chunky (if that makes sense).

For one thing, I think it looks a bit more classier than most chunky jewelry. The gold rimming around the stones tones down the loud colors, and the layout of the stones is simple and elegant. Also, I like that the earrings don’t necessarily match the necklace in shape and size. They only match in color, so as to both compliment and put more emphasis on the necklace. The necklace is definitely a statement piece. As seen in my previous post, it can be paired up with a simple sundress for a casual day out, or I feel it can be worn with a solid black maxi dress for a more formal night out.

The Power of Solids

The Power of Solids

Part 2 of Target haul. So, here’s the story: I spent roughly an hour tearing apart the already ransacked swim suit department at Target one day. It was nearly impossible to find both pieces to a bikini, much less anything that actually matched. I’ve really been into patterns lately, but nothing seemed to work. So, I forced myself to browse through the boring section at the back; and after trying on what I thought wasn’t worth the trouble, I soon discovered the value of solid colors.

For one thing, you really can’t go wrong with solids. You’re not going to stand out, but you’re also not going to get looks from people wondering who on earth picked out your swim suit. This pink bikini top may not have been displayed with the “popular” swim suits, in fact it was in the back with the “mom” swim suits (as I have come to know that area), but it had a much more flattering look than the push-up, polka-dot, lacy bikinis. Plus, this look will never go out of style; you can’t get any more basic than this. In addition, this top can be paired up with a number of bottoms to change up the look. For example, black, navy, white, or pink polka-dot bottoms would all work with this top.

After long consideration, I purchased this top, and this top only. (Did I mention how ridiculously soft it is?) So, moral of the story: don’t be afraid to stray away from the popular sections where swim suits are made more for display than for flattering the body.