New look ft. the perfect dress

Have you ever been out shopping and came across the utterly perfect dress? I was shopping at Forever 21 a few weeks ago looking for some cheap trends, and I came across this gorgeous white maxi dress that might actually be “Lisa” in dress form: the lace, the off-white color, the laces on the bodice. I bought it immediately.

This outfit of the day post is a little different from my previous ones because they were shot by a professional photographer: my friend and former co-worker Alex Marcano, who is crazy talented. He had the idea to do a collaboration, and I jumped at the offer. Usually, a member of my family or a friend takes my photos, so it was a new experience for me to be photographed professionally. Of course, I picked my new perfect, favorite dress to wear for the occasion!

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Fashion feat. Romwe // Flipside

New favorite romper! Floral prints and red are two of my favorite things, so this outfit is basically perfect for me. I have a little bit of trouble with rompers being too damn short, so I was initially very hesitant about ordering a romper from Romwe, but to my very pleasant surprise, this piece fits me perfectly, aside from a small pin in the neckline to make sure I don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions. 🙂

Romwe has been in the news lately for providing less than stellar pieces of clothing, which was a consideration for me when I accepted a sponsorship, but I think that with a few smart shopping tips, which I plan to talk more about in a future post, there are perks to doing some frugal, “fast fashion” shopping at these inexpensive sites.

I paired this romper with one of my favorite pairs of shoes for the season, from Nasty Gal’s collection. I bought them in 2014, and surprisingly, they’re still in style. (Truly, even if they weren’t, I would still wear them often.) I hope you like this look, because I certainly think this romper will become a staple in my summer wardrobe this year!

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Fashion // Pride & Prejudice scarf by Storiarts

It’s been a long while since I published. I gave myself a break at the end of May because I went away for Memorial Day Weekend, and because I managed to burn myself out doing too many things at once: i.e. having four-ish jobs! Anyway–you also may notice a different theme! I’ve also moved from a free hosted WordPress to a self-hosted one, and gotten a facelift in the mix! I’m loving the new theme, and am still tweaking it to perfection. Hope you like it too!

Today’s look features this beautiful summer scarf from Storiarts, and it’s got a passage from my favorite book written on it: Pride and Prejudice. Absolutely in love with this soft, romantic scarf, and so I styled an outfit around it using neutral tones for a cool spring day. It was in the 60s that day, and I was headed to work. This was a pretty comfortable and pretty outfit to wear.

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Fashion // Trust in a dream

Hello, all. A fashion post today with this soft, dreamy longline cardigan. I’ve styled both of these pieces before, the cardigan and the blush pink romper underneath, but I’m a big fan of recombining my favorite pieces into entirely new looks. Helps that I also don’t need to shop as much!

Blush pink and creamy whites are two of my favorite colors, and are always in my color scheme for spring. Hope you like!

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GIVEAWAY // ‘Marilyn’ dress by Statement Boutique

Today I have something very special for my community. I’m giving away this beautiful midi dress inspired by Marilyn Monroe—in three sizes. Here it is:

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It’s a great length, plenty swishy, and made me feel like a princess.
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Fashion // I can hear sirens

Today’s outfit is another work-appropriate one featuring some brand-new styles from Statement Boutique. First, these daisy-printed cotton pants I’m obsessed with, and then this chiffon vest I love! I paired it with a pair of blush sandals from Jeffrey Campbell.

Both these pieces are courtesy of the online boutique Statement Boutique. The owner, Nina, decided to open a digital store to provide unique pieces of clothing that were appropriate in both professional settings and casual ones, which I think this outfit perfectly mixes.

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Fashion // I sing the body electric

Happy May! I don’t know about where you all live, but here, it’s been raining since Sunday, and won’t stop until Monday. Not a great way to start May, but hey—gotta make the most of it.

Here’s an outfit I’ve been repeating A LOT lately. I tend to do that: find a combo I love, and then exhaust it. The top is actually a dress from Shein, one of those sites that got into trouble recently for scams—and while this “dress” is well made and what I ordered, it is also waaaay too short to be a dress. Here it is as a tunic-type top, paired with burgundy leggings. Hope you like!

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Fashion // Backfire

I feel like I’ve been talking about work a lot this year, from dealing with my commute to figuring out how to look cute and professional at the same time. But I haven’t ever shared an example of what kind of outfits I usually put together, so here’s one!

I love this dress because it’s lightweight and the length is perfect, but it’s still very much my style, and it’s also endlessly customizable. I’ll wear this a couple times a month and change out my belt, shoes, or cardigan, and it looks different every time. It’s also soft and breathable, so it’s great for the whole year, from dark winter months to warm spring.

I think it’s really important to have versatile, work-horse pieces in your closet that you can fall back on when picking out yet another outfit for work becomes a major hassle! This dress is that for me. Paired with a burgundy shrug, a ribbon belt, and these old Anthropologie shoes I’ve had for years (they’re called “Bronte” boots!). Hope you like!

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Spring 2016 trend picks!

Spring is my FAVE season, right after winter. So basically I’m really happy for one half of the year, and then it tapers off, haha. I just love the feeling of hibernating during winter and then getting so much more excited to start going outside more during spring, and a lot of that has to do with clothes.

This year, I’m really excited for 70s-inspired suede skirts, Victorian silhouettes (yes, please!), ornate white shirts, crisp pleats, and FRINGE! Here are some of my favorite pieces that I’m dying to buy.

I love anything with a flowy, shapeless silhouette, and I love a good chunky necklace as well.

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