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 // Vintage style dress + shoes for daytime

Hello all and happy new year! Hope your Eves and Days were wonderful, and you’re settling into a brand new year full of resolutions, determination, and hope. I had a great holiday season and now I’m looking forward to new beginnings! I put together this outfit with a party in mind, but this is also a look I would wear for work. I like the vintage style touches of this outfit, and thought I would show how to wear vintage style pieces for daytime, for any occasion. Hope you like this look!

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Holiday Gift Guide: for the bookish fashionista

Here on my blog, I get to combine some of the things I love the most, like books and fashion and travel. I like to emphasize one’s ability to enrich their life through art, travel, and self-expression, and I also like to rate and review the things I’ve loved and hated. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide for girls like me: those who love a good book, an amazing pair of shoes, a new destination, and an optimistic attitude. 😉

Most of these things on my list are things I’ve bought or been gifted, but some of them are on my real life wish list this season! I hope you find some inspiration for the special people in your life, or even some new things to put on your own wish list this year. The holidays aren’t about giving/getting presents, but there’s no harm in wishing for a few nice things in your life. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide:

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Fashion // Thanksgiving outfit & the colors of the season

Today I have an inspired-by Thanksgiving outfit built from old and new pieces in my wardrobe. This perfect Thanksgiving outfit is compiled almost exclusively of items that are years old. I’ve included some links below if you want to duplicate this Thanksgiving outfit! The emphasis here is on combining unusual colors to create something seasonal and classic!

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I’ve worn this dress a couple times in the past two or three years; I love the silhouette and the design, but the best part is the colors: navy blue and a spring orange are unusual colors to combine, but they work perfectly together!

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