Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lucky Print | Printed Shorts and Breezy Shirt

Happy Wednesday my dears!



It's the return of my favorite shorts! I was feeling black-and-white today so I paired these shorts with a loose white shirt. Simple and chic, no? I feel like I got lucky with these shorts - palm and other tropical prints weren't exactly in style when I got them but now they're on trend!






Also, I have some good news! I finally fixed my Google Friend Connect widget! I know some of you guys had issues following me on GFC. Apparently, after the launch of Google+, blogger added the Google+ Follower gadget to replace the GFC gadget. For a while, I wasn't sure how to re-add the widget but I finally figured it out. Basically, new readers can now follow me on GFC! Yay!!

Top: Forever 21 shirt
Bottoms: H&M shorts
Accessories: Juicy Couture clutch, Charming Charlie's necklace
Shoes: Kate Spade wedges

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tea Party | Floral Dress and Pearls

Happy Monday, lovelies!



There's just something about this dress that makes me think of going to a fancy tea with other sophisticated ladies. During my time abroad in England I came to really appreciate afternoon tea time. Shame we don't have it here in the States. 







Dress: Forever 21 dress
Accessories: H&M headband, vintage pearl studs, Icing bracelet, Prada bag
Shoes: Zara black pumps

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Onions Have Layers | Blush Blazer and Layered Skirt

Sunday, Funday beautiful readers!


When I saw this skirt the first thing that popped into my head was a line from Shrek - "Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. We both have layers!"
This skirt looks nothing like Shrek, of course, but the layered part of it never fails to remind me of that particular line and bring about a chuckle.






Have a great weekend!

Top: H&M blazer, Forever 21 top
Bottoms: H&M skirt
Accessories: Juicy Couture clutch, OPI's "Steady as She Rose," H&M bracelets, Francesca's watch
Shoes: Zara pumps

Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm Lying on the Moon | Ukulele and Little Red Dress

Happy Monday lovelies!




One of my favorite films this year was Her starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johanson's voice. There's a song in the movie that was nominated for an Oscar called The Moon Song. It was originally written and performed by Karen O and featured Ezra Koenig. At the Oscars, Karen O wore a gorgeous red dress and sang so beautifully - I wanted to channel her elegance and quiet romance in my outfit today. 








I also learned how to play the song on ukulele as well - perhaps I should make a video of the cover. What do you guys think?

Dress: H&M dress (similar by Charlotte Russe)
Accessories: Ohana ukulele, Bershka crossbody (also cute by Deux Lux), H&M bracelet (similar by Forever 21), Geneva watch
Shoes: Kate Spade wedges

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hot and Cold | High Waisted Shorts and Aqua Tank

Wondrous Wednesday, lovelies!




Lately, I don't know how to dress myself. It's incredibly hot outside but as soon as I walk indoors the air conditioner is on at full blast, making me cold. I think that's why I keep getting sick! The heat outside makes me sweat, the cold indoors makes my nose run, which makes me cough, etc. 








Anybody out there with a solution to the Hot and Cold problem?

Top: Forever 21 tank (similar here)
Bottoms: H&M shorts (also cute by Charlotte Russe)
Accessories: Rebecca Minkoff wallet, H&M necklace (similar by Forever 21), Forever 21 earrings
Shoes: Chinese Laundry Sandals (similar here)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Watermelon | Crop Top and High-Waisted Shorts

Lovely Monday darlings!


I'm not really a crop-top kind of girl - perhaps it's because I work in such a formal/conservative-dress-code setting (politics) so I never really got behind the crop top trend. Plus I'm not really one to show my belly - yikes!
I really liked how crop tops look on other people though and designers have been coming out with really gorgeous ones. I saw this top at Francesca's Collections and it was love at first sight - the soft color and the scalloped edge won me right over! I decided to pair this top with a pair of high-waisted shorts to make it more wearable. The color scheme kind of reminds me of watermelon, don't you think? :]







How do you guys feel about crop tops?

Top: Francesca's Collection top, Francesca's Collection cardigan
Bottoms: Forever 21 shorts
Accessories: Francesca's necklace, H&M belt, Bershka crossbody (worn as a clutch)
Shoes: Michael Kors Caroline pumps

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Currently...

Hi all!!

So I totally made plans to do an Independence Day post yesterday but I accidentally spilled coffee on the outfit I was planning to wear and I didn't think of a red-white-and-blue backup. I'd rather have no post than a half-hearted post so I didn't put anything up. That said, I hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July and for those who don't live in the States, I hope you had a great Friday! I actually went to go see the fireworks - the nice thing about living in the Nation's Capital is that we get some spectacular fireworks every year.

Currently


  • Celebrating: Independence Day - Fourth of July is always a big affair here in DC. Like I mentioned above, I went to see the fireworks and they were pretty awesome, as always! If you're not from the US, do you celebrate a National Day?
  • Obsessed with: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I recently got my hands on this Urban Decay palette! I actually don't have the first two Naked palettes so I can't compare it to the previous ones but the colors are so pretty and I've been using it every day!
  • Reading: Persepolis - I'm finishing off another book on my summer reading list! This is such an amazing book. I know a movie version of it is out and if you don't have time to read this graphic novel I highly recommend the film as well. 
  • Wearing: Deborah Lippmann polish in "Build Me Up Buttercup" - I also posted this on Instagram last week - it's such a pretty pastel shade of yellow that I find so flattering on my skin tone! This is also my first Deborah Lippmann polish and I think I'm a convert, though I do wish they weren't so expensive! $18 for a bottle :/
  • Can't Take Off: Kate Spade Roxana wedges - I think I've been doing way too much shopping lately because these shoes were definitely a splurge. That said, I've been wearing these non-stop! They go with everything and are perfect for the office!
  • Watching: Scrubs - I made a deal with my friend: She would watch Doctor Who and I would watch Scrubs. I am officially hooked!!! If you haven't seen this, I highly recommend it. All nine seasons are currently on Netflix. It's a hilarious show about a group of doctors at a teaching hospital. The characters are jaded, sarcastic and incredibly witty.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
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