Sunday, February 23, 2014

Affordable thrill: Scalloped Shorts


(Pictures courtesy of Forever 21)

Late night online window shopping equals finding something that is cute and affordable! At only $8.80, add a pop of bright color to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. I'm really digging the little notch in the front..reminds me of a similar pair of shorts I spotted on Topshop! You can shop this under-10dollars-steal here!

Friday, February 21, 2014

lace on lace.







(Lace embroidered top - Urban Outfitters *on sale here!*, Cutwork lace skirt - Topshop, Mini M.A.C. - Rebecca Minkoff, socks - Forever 21, Shoes - Vagabond)

Say hello to my lace and pastel explosion. Picked up this top over a month ago and now it's on sale, whereas it had stayed stashed in my drawer until now. Oh well :( I thought that the lace work on the top would play up the lace on the skirt..and here is the combo. It also helps that it is the perfect shade of pale lavender!

I'm quite loving the pastel-on-pastel tone of my outfit...even though pastels may seem like you're trying to be an easter egg, I feel like the lace in the outfit gives the perfect amount of delicacy to the overall look. Fashion is all about taking risks, right? ;)

Right after I took these photos I noticed that my skirt had some unfortunate discoloring, probably due to my negligence on placing it on a dusty surface. UGH. I washed it immediately and now I am hoping that no permanent damage is done! Here's to hoping that my skirt (currently drying on a hanger, not risking any solid surface now) comes out relatively unscathed from the ordeal.

School things are currently about to swallow me whole, so I apologize in advance if there aren't any new posts for awhile. I am making an effort, though! I really am!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

butterfly-esque.





(Embroidered kimono jacket - Urban Outfitters, Top - Forever 21, Necklace - Forever 21, Asymmetrical print skort - Topshop (gift from the bf ♥), Shoes - Vagabond)

Only after these photos were taken were the words, "Why is my hair so puffy?!" uttered. I swear it wasn't like that this morning..or maybe it was, because it could have been like this all day. It's a reminder that my hair desperately needs a haircut.

Some new pieces to my wardrobe that I get to share! This kimono jacket was something I drooled over when it was added to the UO website and stores, and I scored it during one of the '50% off all sale' sales they were having. Patience is a virtue. I know sometimes I am quite impatient and buy things full price anyway, but for some things that you like but don't want to pay a pretty penny for...sales are your best friends. This skort was also a Christmas gift from the lovely SO (that I hardly mention here, but should I? :P) that I picked up when I went to Topshop to exchange another gift that I'd ordered online. I think it was quite a great decision. When I went to get it, there weren't any in my size...until a sales associate walked by and placed the skort (IN MY SIZE!!) on the rack. So, long story short, home with me it went.

Also, pouty faces and slouchiness. Don't slouch or you'll look incredibly awkward in photos, as evidenced above.

Monday, February 10, 2014

comfort days.





(Gold foil dinosaur fossil sweat - Forever 21, red pants - Forever 21, cat necklace - Nordstrom Rack, 'Arthur' oxfords - Messeca)

Sometimes there are those days when you have errands to run and classes to attend and the last thing on your mind is what you're going to be wearing that day. I happened to have one of those days today and went for comfort! Threw on this sweat top I happened to buy in December and have been wearing almost religiously since; it's really comfortable and spices it up a little bit. Perfect for those days when you don't want to be "boring" but also want to be comfortable.

These pants...are my go to pants. If you documented my outfit on the days I don't get to snap a photo, you would probably find me wearing them. They're so easy to throw on and go..for the meager price I paid for these (I think $25), I am definitely getting my money's worth. I know I'm not the only who has a full closet-worth of clothes, but end up reaching for the same pieces time and time again.

If this isn't my 'lazy day' outfit, I don't know what is :P Hope the pictures of the flowers brighten up your day! I pass by them every morning and I just stare at them for a good 30 seconds every time. Nothing like the beauty of nature to make you smile or appreciate the small things.

Friday, February 7, 2014

favorite of the week: GAP leather clutches


(Leather flap clutch - All images courtesy of GAP)

Browsed the internet this morning and randomly chanced upon these gems. The colors and shape all pull at my heartstrings. If you've been looking for a spring clutch, why not? The price tag is kind too..;)