Beanie: Forever 21 (love this alternative), Sweater: Nine West (similar), Boots: Nordstrom BP, Purse: Juicy Couture, Lipstick: Sephora “Seduce”
Let me tell you how I feel about cold weather… I hate it. Being cold to me is painful and does unflattering things to my body such as a red nose and dry, goosebumpy skin. The only bright side is that I can wear really cute scarves and beanies and most importantly leggings. This outfit is kind of my winter uniform with a few variations depending on the day. The most important item is my mom’s beige cardigan which has made itself comfortable in my closet this season (sorry mom). It’s a thick sweater in a neutral color which basically means I can wear it everyday. Since this outfit is clearly black and tan tones I HAD to have a pop of color through accessories. This beanie has been my favorite for years. I’ve always loved the color blush and the embellishments add the perfect touch of sparkle. And I am also totally obsessed with my new lipstick from Sephora. I can’t wait to buy more from this collection.
PS. The title of this post does not only summarize how I feel about my current situation in this dreadful weather but it is also a small line from the song Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band which is on serious repeat as of lately.
I have a younger brother who is 18 years old and he is easily my favorite person in the world. We are complete opposites but since we are pretty close in age we have always had a special bond that I am extremely grateful for. This bond is so close that he doesn’t stop me from borrowing his sweaters every now and then. There’s something extra comfy about wearing a boys sweater. This gray one has been my favorite for a while and when my brother grew out of it he finally let me have it. I usually wear it with leggings and tall boots, but this time I wanted to dress it up a bit. I automatically went for my new favorite necklace from Charming Charlie. It takes any outfit to the next level! I wanted the gray to pop so I paired it with my white pants and cuffed them at the bottom to show off my brown ankle boots. This outfit was perfect for a date night!
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Every week Modcloth hosts a Polyvore challenge called Uniquely You. I was asked to create an outfit based on The Grand Tour Guide Top. What I love about Modcloth is they usually provide a little story behind each clothing item. I was inspired by the story behind this top, of a young woman who moves to a new city and wants to show her visitors around. While keeping the “Modcloth Girl” in mind, I created an outfit with a full skirt, a polka-dot scarf and rustic short cowboy boots. It truly emulates the eclectic, unique and spirited girl living in a new city!
Looking back at my new year’s post for 2013, I can’t believe how much has changed since then. I have grown personally and professionally. Personally, I would say that 2013 was a year for self-discovery. I could “breath again” as I liked to call it. My relationships with the people I loved grew stronger and I broke those that I felt brought negativity to my life. I’ve never laughed harder, smiled more and cried less in my whole life. Professionally, I gained a lot as well. My biggest achievement was landing my dream internship with BeachMint as a social media intern over the summer. As a walked into the Santa Monica office every other day, I knew that a career in fashion was exactly the right choice for me. I also became the General Manager of my schools radio station. I am grateful for this opportunity to apply my business skills in to something that I have grown passionate about. This job has taught me how to become a better leader, a better team mate and a better business woman. I can honestly say that 2013 was my favorite year and I know my years in the future are only going to get better.
2014 will be a special year. It will be the year I graduate with my Business Degree. This has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl and I can’t believe it’s only 5 months away. Therefore I know this year will be an exciting time in my life and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
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My family and I go to Vegas at least once a year. We especially try to go during the holidays because in true Vegas style they go all out with decorations. It definitely gets us excited for all the holiday festivities. Since the weather is much colder during this time of year, I decided to wear this stripe sweater dress I scored at Ross. The gray and black color block allow me to have fun with color through accessories. I kept the bottom half neutral with gray tights and black boots. However on top I went for a pop of bold purple and then a subtle pink necklace. Sometimes it’s nice to just let a few accessories do the talking.
We’re going to rewind here for a second and talk about Black Friday. My only Black Friday experience was a year ago when I worked at Michael Kors for the weekend. I have never gone out shopping, even though the deals are extremely tempting. This year however I couldn’t resist the temptation any longer. I went to Target at like 9:00 at night on Friday. If I was going to shop at one store that day, it of course was going to be Target. I ended up scoring on this plaid jacket with faux leather detailing. It has become the perfect jacket to dress up a pair of jeans. I also received these boots as an early Christmas gift. I am absolutely in love with them and I can’t wait to wear them with so many outfits. Also, lets talk about jeans… I hate buying them. I can never find the right size, the right cut or wash. This is why I have had the same pair of jeans for over 4 years. But, I really did need to find a new pair, so I came across this pair of Jolt Jeans at Nordstrom Rack. What I like about these is they are super comfortable and stretchy. Usually denim is stiff but these allow me to feel flexible when I’m out running errands or lounging around the house all day. They were definitely a great buy!
School has been consuming so much of time lately that I didn’t have time to buy or even plan an outfit for my cousins Quinceanera this past weekend. Luckily, I had this dress that I bought at Forever 21 a few months back that I only wore once. Since the weather has been cooling down I was able to wear the dress with tights and simple black heels. I was surprised how appropriate this dress felt for fall considering I bought it when it was still summer. This goes to show that a dress in classic colors (black and white) can be worn year round depending on how you style it. I am also quite in love with my statement necklace from Cookie Lee. It gives any outfit that finishing touch of glam!
My best friends older sister got married last weekend, which kinda felt like my older sister was getting married. It was a beautiful backyard country wedding, a wedding that looked straight out of Pinterest. I wore this dress, which I bought a while back from one of my favorite boutiques in Downtown Brea, SUO. They carry pieces that are really unique and I feel like I am leaving with my own little gem every time I leave their store. I fell in love with this dress for various reasons, such as the coral color and beautiful lace detailing in the front. The loose sleeves and short length gave it a 60′s vibe that was different from any other dress I’ve worn before. I paired the dress with my new Appolina ShoeMint Heels. They were surprisingly comfortable for such tall heels which means I totally scored with these! I kept the hair and accessories very simple because I wanted the dress and shoes to be the main focus. Most importantly though, I had the pleasure of witnessing the start of a beautiful marriage. Congratulations Katie and Aaron!
I am finally a senior!! I can’t believe that in just nine short months I will be a college graduate. I’ve definitely been soaking up each day in order to truly embrace my last year as a student.
My style has definitely been evolving over time, each outfit seems to be a little more sophisticated, but also a bit daring. I am less opposed to taking fashion risks and I find it thrilling when I come up with an outfit that I would have never worn before. For example I paired this soft, chambray shirt dress with edgy, black boots. I think the contrast from the boots and the dress is unexpected but pleasing to the eye. I kept my accessories dark with a black purse and black and gold necklace. The necklace adds a touch of glam that stands out against the denim. I can’t wait to pair this dress with socks and boots for colder days in fall!
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So here’s the story about my favorite dress. I went into a local boutique near my house looking for an Easter dress back in April and came out with two maxi dresses, this being one of them. Although I fell in love with the fit, color and fabric I just couldn’t get past the length because it made the dress a bit formal. So I took it to get altered and now I can say it is one of my favorite dresses! My friends and family have already seen me in it twice (for my brothers graduation and also his graduation party) which was slightly embarrassing but so worth it! I kept my accessories neutral with dark brown accents. My JewelMint earrings added a touch of elegance to the bohemian style of the dress. And when I am going for a more boho-chic look I like to curl my roots instead of the ends. It’s one of those outfits where you try and make your hair look messy. You know, the cute kind of messy.