Fashion // Noir

Put this outfit together, looked in the mirror, and thought of Taylor Swift circa 2012. So I put on some red lipstick and went with it! (Also because my hair is straight here!) Wearing some old pieces I found, since I’m not shopping right now, and one of my newly-acquired Kylie Lip Kits (I’m a huge fan.)

I love high-waisted anything, and this outfit also reminded me of another much-loved icon, Zooey Deschanel. So really, this is very me! Hope you like. 
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Fashion // Dahlia

Hmmm, what to wear when it’s 36 degrees in April? On this day, I had a cute outfit planned but alas, it had snowed and hailed overnight and even though the day was beautiful, it was windy and freezing temps.

Instead, I styled this half spring/half winter outfit that kept me warm and kept me from feeling like I was still plunged into winter. And since I’m not buying anything right now, these are all re-styled pieces from the last year!

My life has been pretty stressful lately, with long work hours and various responsibilites that have been stretching me thin. As always, styling outfits and indulging this passion is an outlet. I get to share that passion here, and I’m grateful for that! Hope you like this. Let me know in the comments what you wear during unseasonably cold days in spring!
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Fashion // Play my music, watch you leave

This is my excited-for-spring, Easter outfit. The trees are BLOOMING in full force, and when spring comes around I can’t help but get giddy for all the clothes I shall wear. I like how this outfit is a mix of dark, winter pieces and lighter, airy spring pieces. I also love the color combination of burgundy and this deep, rosy coral. Finding this color combo made me v. happy. Hope you like it!

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Fashion // The past and pending

Lately, in an effort to not shop so much, I’ve been trying to repurpose old things. In that spirit, last week I found this dress that I bought last year but never wore! I tend to buy things on a whim and then wonder if I can pull it off. Luckily, I really liked the way this shirt dress looked, paired with a thick black belt with gold accents. I added more gold highlights here and there to reinforce the look, and with the Posie K lip color, I think I tied it together well!

Also: STRAIGHT HAIR. I just had it cut, and so I had that new-haircut swagger. Instant confidence, am I right?

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Wish List // Work-appropriate (and me-appropriate) fashion & style

I’ve never been a pencil skirt kind of girl, and when I was younger and very idealistic, the idea of a 9-5 office job bored me to the nth degree, and part of that perception had to do with the clothes. I imagined every day as an endless block of black blazers and white blouses, and since the real me loves floral prints, skater skirts, rainbow-colored hair, and patterned tights, “office fashion” seemed unbearably terrible to me.

Nowadays, my opinion of office fashion has changed, especially once I realized that as an office worker in a creative field, I didn’t have to dress like an investment banker or trial lawyer. However, it’s still very challenging to put together daily outfits that reflect my love for bright colors and loud patterns. And while a couple days a week, I put no effort into my clothes and just throw on slacks and a blouse, I still love to infuse my personality into the clothes I wear to work. Clothes have long been one of my primary modes of expression, and it’s an addiction that doesn’t fade easily!

Here are some must-have pieces I’ve put together for some work-style inspiration:

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Fashion // Jazz singer

Blacks and grays for today’s outfit, and a bit of a departure from my usual color-infused looks. I love these H&M tights for their open-weave knit pattern that reminds me of art deco. And this lined faux-fur vest is the perfect transition piece for when it’s too cold sans jacket! I bought the shoes in 2012, when I visited Italy the last time. My aunt helped me pick them out. 🙂 I love oxford/brogue-type shoes, and these are just too cute with the tassel!

I hope you like!

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Fashion // Born to be free

Spring is approaching! Thought I’d get into the spirit of things and enjoy the warming weather with this bright, floral dress. Since it’s also (sometimes) warm enough to go without full stockings, I wore this with some knee highs, and my favorite Oxford booties. I love the transitions between seasons.

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Fashion // Hang on to yourself

Crazy that spring is almost here. Kinda feel like summer just ended. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Over last weekend, it was warm enough to wear this shorts/crop top combo, and I love the colors in this outfit! I wore this to brunch for my cousin’s birthday. Coincidentally, she bought me this gorgeous burgundy top!

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Fashion // If you stay, I’ll stay

TOO COLD today for outdoor photos, so I had to stay inside and take a few quick photos before I headed out into the subzero temps. Winter this year has been a little moody, guys. Can’t make up its mind. This outfit is made up of stuff I forgot I had. I always try to be frugal and stay away from shopping for as long as I can hold out, so the most fun thing for me is to turn my drawers inside out and find new and exciting ways to wear things that are old and feel boring to me.

I love this faded orange skirt with this blush pink skirt—perfect for a lighweight (very cold) winter outfit! Love these romantic bell sleeves, with a little lace for good measure. Hope you like.

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Fashion // All the words that you said

I’m really into monochrome outfits right now, that incorporate different shades of the same color. This one is a little dark green/forest green/brownish outfit that of course I had to ruin with a long lace vest. I’ve got two of these skirts from Boohoo—I’ve worn the other before—and I think this one will become a staple throughout winter.

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top thrifted, skirt from boohoo.com, necklace gifted

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