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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nostalgia | Denim Jacket and Leather Skirt

Festive Friday!

I had a wonderful skype conversation with a friend that I've known for 10 years. We had a great time just chatting about the silly things we did when we were younger. I think that it's important to have conversations like this every once in a while - to remember where you came from and far you've come since. 

Have a great weekend!

Top: J Crew tank (similar here), H&M jacket
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt
Accessories: H&M hat (similar here), Zara bag, Essie nail polish in "After School Boy Blazer"
Shoes: Forever 21 booties

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jumpsuit | Black and White and a Pop of Blue

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!

I think taking fashion risks goes hand-in-hand with having a personal style blog which is the thought I had in mind when purchasing this jumpsuit. Like the romper, I never really thought of myself as a jumpsuit kind of girl. Being on the shorter side (I'm 5 foot 3), I had a hard time finding jumpsuits that fit. I really liked that not only were the legs the perfect size, it looks like it's two pieces so it's easier to wear.
Actually, funny story about the jumpsuit - I decided to wear it to work with a blazer. Everything was going fine and people gave me a lot of compliments! Then, I remembered that I had a bladder that needed to be drained throughout the day... did not think that one through... I ended up just going but using my blazer to cover the sliver of openings in the bathroom stalls. I guess if I had to give anyone advice on jumpsuits, I'd say maybe don't wear them to work unless you have a private bathroom haha.

Thanks for reading!

Jumpsuit: Forever 21
Accessories: Juicy Couture clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Forever 21 shoes

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pep in My Step | Pink Peplum and Leather Leggings

Happy Monday everyone!

Not sure what it is about this top but it always makes me feel a bit more lively and walk with a little more vigor. Funny how clothes can make you feel that way, don't you think?

Thanks for reading!

Top: Gap, H&M
Bottoms: Forever 21 leggings (similar here)
Accessories: Geneva watch, Icing bracelet (similar here), Bershka bowler bag (similar here)
Shoes: Glaze by Adi sandals (similar here)

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Hook Brings You Back | Belted Peplum and Moto Jacket

Fortuitous Friday, beauties!

I've been listening to a lot of Blues Traveler lately. I'm particularly fond of the song Hook - while a scathing indictment of the music industry, I wonder if John Popper is sad to see how true the meaning of this song has become. If you guys haven't heard the song, I highly recommend you check it out - it's on Spotify!

Do you guys have any music recommendations for me? I'd love to know what you guys are all listening to!

Top: H&M top, H&M moto jacket
Bottoms: dress (worn as a skirt) (similar here)
Accessories: Forever 21 belt (similar from ASOS), Forever 21 necklace (similar here), Juicy Couture clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Zara pumps (similar here)
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