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Friday Favorites: Haul

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So, I guess there’s this cool thing to do on the internet where you share things you’ve recently purchased in some sort of haul post. Granted most of these are done by fairly popular Youtubers who have people who care what they buy watching their videos. I, for one, believe I have a highly obnoxious speaking voice and am not entertaining enough to make videos, so I decided to blog them instead.

Let’s start with the clothes, shall we? I love H&M basic sweaters. I think I own one in every color they have ever made. My most recent addition to my jumper collection is this grey knit sweater with zipper. Not only is it reasonably priced but ridiculously comfy. It’s taking plenty of self control not to go buy more. I’m trying to break this habit I have of buying multiple colors of things I already own. Next are ripped jeans. I was skeptical of this at first because why would I pay money for clothes with holes. I’m a sensible adult, right? That makes no sense. But on a whim I tried on a pair and just really kind of liked it enough to get some of my own. Ah, boots. Every fall/winter I go on a quest to find boots and always end up realizing maybe I’m “just not a boot person.” I really liked these though and, well, being on sale doesn’t hurt either. I just hope the weather begins to lighten up a bit so they become wearable.

I rarely take a brush to my hair. I can get my curls to last for a few days with just dry shampoo, but someone said this Tangle Teezer was an absolute hair must so I figured, maybe Lizzie McGuire is right, “Why not?” I’ve used it a bit and I must say I do think it is a hair must. This NYX Matte Finish spray is my new beauty must have. I’m obsessed with it. I love how it makes my make up look. I’m also loving their tea tree oil absorbing sheets. I’m trying this whole new put effort into make up thing. That’s what grown ups do, yea?

Speaking of adulthood, let’s talk about sheets. Since they don’t make One Direction sheets for adults (really missing the market here, guys), I’m forced to have grown up sheets like some person who follows societal norms. I’m entirely kidding, I love simple, basic sheets and I was adorkably excited to get new ones. These particular sheets from my favorite “we have everything shop,” Target, feel almost like hotel sheets. Yea, some people may hate that feeling, but it reminds me of traveling, which is something I love. Also, they are fairly good quality for the price, which is something I can always get behind.

Shop the post: H&M Knit jumper / H&M ripped jeans / Target combat boots / Tangle Teezer / NYX Matte Finishing Spray / Target Room Essentials microfiber sheet set

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Friday Five: OOTD

Ah, I have returned from my hectic and crazy break. Truth be told, I spent some time roadtripping with my best friend to see a few One Direction shows in California and their epic show here in Phoenix. I can’t lie, and I’ve lost all chill, it was an amazing few days. I seriously wish I could finish out the rest of the American shows but you know, real life calls.

So for today’s Friday Five I’m sharing my favorite outfits over the past week. Many of which I wore to the shows. I honestly can’t believe it was 100 degrees one day rendering my sweet leather jacket no longer wearable. Ugh! The break was fun but now it’s time to get back on track. So (hopefully) enjoy the style inspiration. Sorry, I’m just really obsessed with my black jeans lately…

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Outfit 1: Topshop tank top, H&M biker jacket, H&M bra, H&M black skinny jeans, Guess wristlet, Target ballet flats, Ray-Ban aviators

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Outfit 2: Topshop black tank, Ray-Ban aviators, H&M lace bra, Rag & Bone black jeans, Target ballet flats, Guess wristlet

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Outfit 3: H&M blouse, Ray-Ban aviators, Guess wristlet, J. Crew skinny pant, Target flats

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Outfit 4 (Trip Home): Ray-Ban aviators, American Apparel tote bag, Mango sandals, One Direction tour tee , H&M skinny jeans

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Outfit 5: Monki Lola bra, Topshop cape blouse, Marc Jacobs wallet, Warby Parker glasses, Target ballet flats, H&M black skinny jeans

Back to School: Wardrobe Essentials

For some reason every year I got ready to go back to school I was worried about one thing: my wardrobe. I didn’t care about having the coolest *NSYNC notebooks in the classroom (my mom allowed my sister and I one *NSYNC designed notebook each). The only thing I cared about was what I was going to wear. I spent most of the summer in my pajamas or raggedy old clothes (what else would one wear to play outside?). Okay so they weren’t raggedy. I just got bored fast. Not that much has changed, well, except the whole spending my summer in my pajamas thing. I no longer do that. But with back to school coming along quite fast I wish I could add even more to my wardrobe.

My parents definitely had one rule when it came to clothes shopping for back to school; We each got one first day outfit and the other four days we had to make due with what we had. They were convinced we would absolutely hate everything we bought after seeing what everyone else was wearing. I realize now it was most likely a ploy to not waste money or valuable time waiting in line to return nearly everything. Smart thinking mum and dad.

I’ve picked some things that are essential to my wardrobe. Items that usually make up my day to day outfits during the semester. They are fairly basic and mix and match with other pieces quite well. This is just a taste of some of the things I wear and some items I really can’t wait to add to my wardrobe. You get the idea, right?

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Shirts: 1. Zara Silk Top 2. American Eagle polka dot chambray shirt 3. Mango side slit crepe blouse 4. Zara contrasting collar top /  Jeans: 1. River Island Amelie super skinny jeans 2. Rag & Bone Rock jean 3. Topshop Leigh skinny jeans  /  Sweaters: 1. Equipment Lucien zipper striped sweater 2. ACNE Studios Bird fleece cropped pullover 3. Mango Mohair sweater 4. Topshop textured fisherman jumper  /  Tees: 1. Topshop washed tee 2. Forever 21 DARE Racerback tank 3. Worn By Joy Division vest 4. H&M Oversized grey top

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Boots: 1. H by Hudson Lewknor suede ankle boots 2. Mossimo Harmony combat boots 3. Forever 21 zipper booties /  Bags: 1. H&M handbag 2. Forever 21 pebbled satchel 3. ZARA Office citybag
/  Etc… 1. Topshop cutout triangle ring 2. Forever 21 ampersand ring 3. Urban Outfitters branch necklace 4. Topshop Warren flat top sunglasses /  Shoes: 1. Kurt Geiger ITELLI black sandal 2. VANS canvas lo pro 3. ASOS little rock pointed ballet flats