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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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 // 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 || The start of something

Today I’m wearing this fabulous new cape coat over one of my favorite, very old dresses. I bought this dress at least four years ago, and because of the colors and how comfy it is, I must wear it a dozen times a year, and I love that. It’s definitely a staple dress, and one that I never get tired of.

I’ve been eager to find myself a good cape coat for ages, and I love this lightweight one. Cape coats of all kinds are definitely a mild-weather outerwear option, because obviously, your arms get no protection from the cold. But it’s such a fun piece to style for the warmer fall days because you get to play around with colors and patterns.

Also wearing the Kendall Jenner lipstick I cannot get enough of. It matched perfectly!

(As an aside: this is my 400th blog post. Crazy!)

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dress from Forever 21 (old), cape coat c/o Wholesale Buying, shoes from Chicwish, lipstick from Estee Lauder (Kendall Jenner’s “Restless” shade)

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Fashion // The light keep falling

Tried to blend into the leaves with this outfit. 🙂

The textures of this skirt, top, stockings combo all remind me of 90s style, and the color of the corduroy skirt is a little 70s. This is a very textural outfit, with the corduroy, ribbed stockings, and the material of this lightweight sweater. But I also love this color combination and how the colors just pop next to each other. Fall is the perfect time of year for these beautiful hues.

My friends think this necklace looks like the sign of the Deathly Hallows, and now I like it even better! △⃒⃘

Dyed my hair darker, to get rid of the green tips at the bottom (you can still kiiiiinda see it) and also for winter. I’m actually loving the subtle darker shade.

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skirt and top from boohoo.com, boots from Forever 21 (old)

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Fashion // Art Deco

I love the colors, textures, and patterns of this outfit. I also love the contrast of pairing high-waisted pants/crop top combo with a long, boho cardigan like this one, absolutely perfect for fall. It’s from boohoo.com, which is quickly becoming my one-stop shopping site. Price-wise it’s close to Forever 21, but I think the quality is much better.

I added some old touches: my trusty overknee suede boots that are basically an almost daily staple during the colder months, and a braided belt my mom bought in the 80s! It looks vintage, but also like something Balmain would come out with! I also wore this belt on Halloween night for my Kendall Jenner costume, because it reminded me of this braided, embellished Balmain top, and she’s like, Mrs. Balmain. 🙂

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belt vintage, cardigan from boohoo, pants from Forever 21, boots from Marshalls (Adrienne Vittadini, old)

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Fashion | Summer Wine

This is probably one of the last actual summer outfits I’ll do this year. August is almost over. 🙁

Instead of shopping at the end of the season I tried to do some restyling with old pieces. These shorts are from Forever 21 but they never fit me before this year, and the top was cut from a dress that didn’t fit! This outfit happened because I pulled random things out of my closet and found that they worked — surprisingly.

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Fashion || Playing on the radio

Forever 21 rompers may be way too short, but Boohoo rompers are perfect. I love the material of them, how structured they are, and that the shorts are long enough to feel comfortable in. I paired this romper with a lace cardigan from Marshalls to make it look less like a pair of pajamas. Accessorizing magic.

No shoes, cause who needs em? I love walking on soft grass in the summer.

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romper from Boohoo.com, cardigan from Marshalls, purse from Alice + Olivia, necklace from Forever 21

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Fashion || We’re on our way

Title inspiration from Lana Del Rey’s unreleased song “On Our Way,” an oft-repeated track on my iTunes. Love it, love it.

Here are some clothes I wore recently:

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Love this high-low top from Forever 21! It’s simple with a trendy touch. Paired with my I-wear-these-with-everything Jeffrey Campbells!

top from Forever 21, necklace from Weezie D. boutique, shoes from Jeffrey Campbell (villainssf.com) and elephant purse from Alice + Oliviasignoff