New Look // Cute and Dreamy Separates for Summer

This year I’ll be very, very sad when summer ends. Usually I love the change of seasons but this summer has been so fun, and so good to me. I’ve been able to visit new cities, spend time with friends and family, hit new heights in my career, and spend a lot of time outdoors. Plus. I’ll miss being able to dress in flowy skirts, crop tops, and bright colors. 🙂

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I’m a big believer in frugal shopping: saving for a home and being on a budget means I have to search to find deals, but since I’m also a dedicated fashion lover, the search is worth it. This is an outfit I bought from Marshalls, an excellent source for great looking clothes for a lot less. This outfit is totally me: flowers, flow, and a healthy dose of pink! I feel like a million bucks when I wear it, but I spent like $30. 😀 Hope you like it!Read More »

New Look // Classic, Summer Style — On Sale

Who doesn’t love a good sale? During my trip to San Diego I happened upon an Aeropostale store having a major end-of-summer sale (in July). I hadn’t been inside Aeropostale for years, since it’s one of those stores I tend to think of as stocking mid-2000s logo tees, but in fact, they had racks and racks of cute dresses and rompers, most at half off.

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This dress is one of those purchases: a soft, flowy dress with a classic pattern and print, that’s super versatile. I styled it up here with red pumps but this is a dress you can easily style down with sandals for a super casual look, or try it with a statement necklace for date night! One of the reasons why dresses are so popular is because they’re so easy (and fun) to style in endless ways.Read More »

Fashion // Styling An Embroidered Blouse for Summer

Embroidery was a HUGE trend this year and last, and it’s a trend I happen to love, and will probably continue to wear for years to come. I’m an enthusiastic floral print fan, and this year I even DIY’d my own pair of embroidered jeans!

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I bought this gorgeous embroidered blouse and wanted to find a funky way to style it that wasn’t simply wearing it over black pants (which is also a great look, btw). I decided to for a bit of a pinup look with denim shorts and strappy black heels! Hope you like this look.Read More »

New Look // Slit Wrap Pants for Summer

Hey all! Happy Friday, and hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m in San Diego this week for a work conference, and while I’m here I’m making sure to take time to see the sights. This is only my second time in California, and I’m seriously loving the weather and the people, and this city. Quickly falling in love with San Diego. 🙂

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New Look // Classic Summer Style with a Quirky Backpack

Hi all! It’s been a little while since I’ve written, and it’s because I was very busy having an awesome Fourth of July weekend! It was nice to take a small break from blogging and enjoy the sun and summer. I spent last weekend at Long Beach, staying at my cousins’ house and laying out on the beach. Long Beach is a cute little beach town where everyone is so friendly and there’s tons to do, and we had a great time! Summer is the best time to give yourself a break in terms of responsibilities, and recharge for the rest of the year. 🙂

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Today’s outfit is a bit patriotic now that I think of it: I was looking for a way to restyle these two rather old dresses, and I decided to layer them! The dress underneath is a simple polka dot skater dress, and the red is a short shirt dress I usually style with a belt and tights for the fall! Layering like this is a really fun way to get more use out of your clothes and find a fresh way to style old items. Hope you like this look!Read More »

New Look // Mixing Patterns: Blue Stripes & Pink Florals

Hey everybody! It’s officially the season for summer dresses. This time of year I always stock my closet with versatile, lightweight, and girly summer dresses that make getting ready, whether for work or play, a total breeze. I played around wit mixing patterns today, pairing this beautiful, fit-and-flare blue striped dress with pink floral heels, combining some of my favorite style elements: florals, full skirts, and a contrasting color palette. Hope you like!

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New Look // A Girly Summer Outfit (With Bunnies!) ft. GlassesUSA

Hi all! Since it’s finally summer and all, I thought I’d share a fun outfit with you today, featuring cute prints and silhouettes, and new sunglasses from GlassesUSA. I’ve worked with them before–they’ve sent me a pair of prescription glasses that made me actually like wearing glasses again after not owning a pair for like seven years, and their sunglasses are pretty awesome, too. The outfit I have to share today is definitely cutesy–hope you like it!

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Fashion ft. Zaful // Strangeness and charm

I recently received this dress and accessories from Zaful, and I have to admit, I was very, very pleasantly surprised with the quality and sheer beauty of this elegant maxi dress. As you may know, Zaful isn’t always the most reliable (or most ethical) online shop out there, and I’ve reviewed them in depth before, with very mixed results. However, I can say with 100% honesty that I adore this dress, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Fashion // Queen of Disaster

It’s finally maxi dress season, which means my outfits are going to get much easier to put together. I absolutely adore maxi dresses, and summer is the perfect time to wear one, because they’re the least fiddly of all the dresses—no need to worry about skirt length or whether your shoes match. Cause no one can see them anyway! (Usually.) I recently received this pretty blue paisley-print maxi and I like this dress because it’s really flowy, and because it’s versatile; you can even wear it as a top layer over shorts and a tank. I wore this to Mountain Jam, and also to work (my office fashion has recently become a lot more relaxed, because it’s summer and I’m getting lazier 🙂 ). The maxi dress becoming a go-to.

Tips for buying a maxi dress:

Keep your height in mind. I’m a middling height (5’5) so I don’t usually have issues with length, but girls who are either taller or shorter than average will want to check on the maxi dress length, especially if, like me, you tend to do a lot of your shopping online. Also, I usually go for a maxi dress with a slit down the side or some kind of opening on the bottom to provide some movement so it doesn’t look so much like you’re wearing a bedsheet over your body (I have dresses like those and they’re much more “meh”). I also like maxis with a lighter material, to provide aforementioned flow. Hope you like this look!3-shein_fashion_review_the_most_happy-5Read More »