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My New Blazer and No More Shopping

19 Aug

I mentioned on Monday that I got a blazer from Zara. I wasn’t planning on buying it, but it fit pretty well and I love how it looks.

The fit is actually pretty good. The sleeve length hits right at my wrist and the blazer sits higher on my hips than the ones I own. So all in all, a good purchase.

I’ve been trying to experiment a bit more mixing prints and patterns. The latest endeavor involves stripes, lace, and faux-cheetah print…I’m not sure if it works, but I like it.

Outfit Details: Zara blazer – XS, Urban Outfitters striped cami – XS, American Apparel lace bodysuit – XS, Ann Taylor Loft skirt- 00P, random amber necklace, Aldo pumps

For the rest of the month, I will not be getting anything new. It sounds simple enough, but I’ve gotten into the habit of buying at least one thing a week. That’s not a good habit to start having, so I need to break it before it truly becomes an issue. I need some time to get acquainted with my new items and assimilate them into my closet so I can make pretty outfits out of them.

Additionally, I need to stay away from shopping malls and online shopping sites because it makes me want to spend more money! Oh those tricky tricky advertisements and email coupons!

Boo.

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Stepping Out of the Box

5 Jul

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I got to hang out in Torrance and see the fireworks.

This weekend’s outfit was a bit different than what I usually wear. I don’t often wear green tops and in bright Granny Smith Apple green no less.

But I bought this top in XXS from Martin + Osa and since I can’t return it anymore, I might as well make use of it. It’s supposed to be a tunic, but it works more like a dress.

There are two giant pockets on each side of the garment and it works great if you want to emphasize your hips, but other than that, it’s not really that flattering. Adding a belt gives this top some shape and provides some structure to this flowy garment.

Outfit Details: Martin + Osa Silk Racerback Tank Tunic – XXS, American Apparel Floral Lace Bodysuit – XS, DIY silk bubble skirt, Charles David Awaken wedges, Urban Outfitters braided belt, random chandelier earrings

Petite Tip:

When wearing a bold color, it’s best to keep  the rest of the outfit in a neutral color palette and use smaller accessories. Adding texture instead of color can work to your advantage.

Spice Up Your Leggings

22 Aug

Back to school season is already here and with it comes some last minute traveling before hitting the books. Plus, it’s just nice to get away from the daily grind, whether it be work or school, before autumn arrives and the cold weather sets in.

When traveling, I think leggings are much more comfortable than jeans and more covered than a dress. I’ve heard that maxi dresses are great, but I’m not a fan, and it’s a bit too breezy for my liking. My ideal travel outfit would be a nice oversized tee, leggings, white keds, a beanie if I have a bad hair day,  and a circle scarf in case I get cold.

Traveling Outfit

Instead of playing it safe with basic black leggings, why not try out different patterns, colors, and styles? There are so many different looks, I can’t get enough!

It’s pretty simple to mix and match outfits to go with leggings. For solid color leggings, a patterned or printed top would be awesome. While for patterned leggings, a simple solid color top will suffice. Some say that leggings are not a replacement for pants, but as long as you keep your bum covered, it’s fine with me. It’s all about the confidence in what you wear that really makes the outfit pop.

My faves are the printed pink leggings and the graffiti leggings…so HOT!

fun leggings

From the left, top row:

  • Missguided print leggings $13
  • Wet Seal Gold Latex Leggings $19
  • Charlotte Russe People’s Liberation Graffiti Leggings $33
  • American Apparel Nylon Tricot Leggings $34
  • Charlotte Russe Footless Liquid Leggings $15

From the left, bottom row:

  • Charlotte Russe Tribal Leggings $13
  • H&M Leopard Leggings- Turquoise
  • H&M Leopard Leggings-Purple
  • Forever 21 Groovy Tulip Leggings $12