Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Zed's Dead | Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans

Wondrous Wednesday gorgeous readers!

When I first bought this moto jacket it reminded me of Butch from Pulp Fiction. Played by Bruce Willis, Butch goes through a lot of trials to escape his debt from a Los Angeles gangster. If you haven't seen the film I don't want to spoil it for you, but his very last scene is a conversation with his girlfriend, Fabienne, on the back of his chopper. With a carefree look on his bloodied face, Butch tells Fabienne, "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

Have you seen Pulp Fiction? Who's your favorite character? Mine is obviously the fabulous Mia Wallace :]

Top: H&M jacket. Forever 21 tee
Bottoms: American Eagle jeans
Accessories: Vintage aviators (similar here), 
H&M clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Forever 21 pumps (similar here)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jewel Tone | Turquoise Midi Skirt and Lace Flats

Miraculous Monday beauties!

When I was a teenager I stayed far away from bold colors as I could. I don't know why - I guess I just wasn't a fan of standing out from the crowd. Now, I fully embrace colors like this beautiful deep turquoise skirt! I love the silhouette of it

Thanks for reading!

Top: J Crew tank (similar here),  H&M cardigan
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt (similar here)
Accessories: Prada bag (also gorgeous here), Forever 21 headband (also cute here)
Shoes: Forever 21 flats

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Writer's Block | Oversized Blazer and High Waisted Shorts

Superb Sunday everyone!

I had a bad case of writer's block the other day while attempting to schedule a few blog posts. After my realization of my love of talking about the weather (I promise I'm not this boring in real life...kinda), I had a burst of creativity that overwhelmed me. It's like, I feel so creative that I don't feel creative anymore... does that make sense? 

Do you guys have any tips to overcome writer's block?

Top: H&M blazer (similar here), Forever 21 shirt (similar here)
Bottoms: H&M shorts (similar by BB Dakota and super cute here)
Accessories: Forever 21 socks, Forever 21 satchel (similar here)
Shoes: Payless oxfords (similar here)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Full Sized iPad vs. iPad Mini

I recently bought an iPad Mini. I had an iPad 3 but I found that I wasn't actually getting much use out of for quite a few reasons (will get to that soon). Now having owned two versions of the iPad, I thought it may be helpful to write a review of the two for those who are in the market for a new tablet:

iPad Mini Size Comparison

Go with a full-sized iPad if:
  • You need a big screen
  • You will be using it to replace your laptop
  • You like writing things down and have big handwritingYou are a serious tablet user
Go with the iPad Mini if:
  • You are a light tablet user
  • you have small handwriting and are okay with a smaller screen
  • you plan to use it for mostly reading books and such
  • you want a bigger alternative to the iPhone but don't need an alternative to your laptop
I am in the latter category so I gave my iPad 3 to my mother. She LOVES it for the big screen and plays games on it/watches movies on Netflix all the time. The thing is, I found that for the big stuff, I'd rely on my Macbook. For the smaller stuff, I'd go to my iPhone. My iPad didn't really fit into my ecosystem of getting things done. I use my iPad mini a LOT now because the size makes it so convenient to blog on the go (much better than using an iPhone) but it's not so big and awkward in my hands like the iPad 3 was. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Maxi | Chambray Shirt and Maxi Dress

Windy Wednesday!

I looked back at the blog and noticed that a lot of my posts are about the weather. I didn't realize how boring I was! I can't help it, though - my outfits are really just a reaction to how hot or cold it is outside. Like today, for example. It's Autumn and unseasonably warm. Not "Summer" warm, but warmer than it usually is this time of year. What do I reach for? My maxi dress, of course, with a pair of boots. Add on a chambray shirt and a leather belt for seasonal touches and you get this outfit right here that I wore for a coffee date. 

What factors help you decide what to wear in the mornings?

Top: Forever 21 chambray shirt
Dress: Francesca's Collections (similar here)
Accessories: Stradivarius belt (similar here), Zara bag
Shoes: Asos boots (similar here)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Hair Growth Journey

Long time followers of this blog may remember when I got a drastic hair cut in August of 2013. What do I mean by drastic? Well, here is how long my hair looked back then:

As you can see, it was quite long. It was even longer in the back as I had layered hair. Here is what my hair looked like after I cut it. 

Incredibly short. It's funny because I wanted to have short hair because it looks so cute on people who can pull it off. I walked out of that salon feeling fabulous! The next day, after I showered and found that getting my hair to look the way my hairdresser did it was an impossible feat for me, I started to regret my decision. Luckily, this regret didn't last too long. I suppose I simply wasn't accustomed to my hair looking so short. I very soon embraced it. I'm not too attached my hair, to be honest. For me, hair grows back and I can get used to anything - even a big change in hair length. It's not permanent and look how much it's grown back now, a year and a half later:

I actually quite like my hair at my current length. Not long, not too short - perfect for a working girl like me! 

So tell me about some of your drastic haircut stories - I know you guys have them! I'd love to hear about some of the interesting styles you've had!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Double Stripes | Flare Skirt and Red Trench

Merry Monday, lovelies!

Is there anything chicer than stripes with red? I think not! I love how this outfit puts a twist to such a classic ensemble. I'm usually not one to wear something so bold but the blog has definitely encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things, style-wise. I'm really liking how this outfit turned out. What do you guys think?

Is two of the same prints ever okay in your book?

Top: Lefties tank (similar here), Banana Republic trench (similar here)
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt (similar here)
Accessories: Kate Spade Beau bag (no longer available in "French Navy but available in Black), Forever 21 sunnies (similar here), Lilly Pulitzer belt (similar here)
Shoes: Kate Spade wedges
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