OOTD

New Years Eve Party Style

So there’s less than 24 hours until New Years Eve and I have some last minute styling ideas for pretty much any celebration. Sure, it’s a bit last minute and it’s impossible to order these things (maybe technology can work on that), but that won’t stop the inspiration. I’ve styled 3 looks one with a dress (my favorite), one with pants, and one with a playsuit. I have even paired each look with one polish from Essie’s winter collection just to tie everything together.

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This is my favorite look of the bunch, and I’m not even really a dress person. They just don’t look right with my hips. That said, I would trade in my joggers and jumper for this outfit for any outing tomorrow in a heartbeat. It contains many non-budget friendly items, but again, it’s my dream look so I went big with this one.

Markus Lupfer dress, Kurt Geiger heels, Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, Eddie Borgo ring, Marc Jacobs safety pin bracelet, Burberry leather jacket

Pair with: Tuck in My Tux

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This is a more relaxed but sparkly look. I would also combine this with a nice peacoat to keep warm. I absolutely love the sparkly top from Topshop despite it being rather out of my comfort zone. Yes, I featured the Eddie Borgo ring & Marc Jacobs bracelet again with this look but simply because I just love them both so much and they seemed to fit well with the color of the Aldo heels.

Topshop sparkle top, Topshop high rise skinny jeans, ALDO heels, Eddie Borgo ring, Marc Jacobs safety pin bracelet, Zara handbag

Pair with: Double Breasted Jacket

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What? A playsuit in winter? Well, yes. If I was attending say a houseparty or dining at a restaurant or, dare I say, going to a nightclub, I might choose a playsuit over a dress. It’s probably not the greatest idea for say…the Mill Avenue block party or hanging out in Times Square. To get more warmth I might suggest some black tights (or exchange this for a longer less flattering long playsuit)
and a white jacket/blazer. The shoes are the real stunner of this look and even then tights may draw more attention to them.

New Look playsuit, Topshop heels, Saint Laurent clutch, H&M silver necklace

Pair with: Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low which seems to no longer be available online so check in stores.

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2014 Year In Review

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Bet you were expecting a Weekender today, eh? Unfortunately it seems as though everything is a year end review post (other than Beyoncé’s dad having a yard sale) so I thought I would just end the year the same way. So along with nearly everyone else in the world, for the next few days I’ll be sharing my favorite things from this year. I’m talking albums of the year, the great year end survey, & even the final playlist of the year. Very exciting, isn’t it?

Today I’m taking a look at some of my favorite posts from the blog this year. This blog has grown a bit in the last year, and unfortunately I lost my will and was quite uninspired for awhile. I’ve tried some new things such as OOTD posts and even sharing more of my very interesting personality rather than try to maintain some normal standard. I don’t even know what I’m trying to say here, but what I do know is I’m not even a little sorry for how much One Direction was involved. I truly hope to write more posts next year rather than just posting collections of things. I do like writing I just sometimes don’t feel as confident with it. It’s just not a crowdpleaser really. But I won’t ramble any longer, here’s my favorite posts from this year.

OOTD: Holiday Party

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The truth is out: I’m not much of a holiday dress person. I’ve worn them to parties before and just been relatively uncomfortable and fidgity. Let’s be honest, being fidgity looks good on no one. Tonight I’m attending a holiday festivity which is on the more casual side. Well, as casual as wine and cheese can be, and this is the outfit I’m (most likely) choosing to wear.

H&M blouse, $24 / Topshop coated moto jeans, $63 / H&M draped jacket, $47 / MANGO handbag, $44 / Olivia Burton watch, £75 / Zara leather booties, $159

The Weekender: 6 December

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OOTD: 5 December

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After quite the rainy Thursday, it’s a comfortable and overcast Friday. Why all this boring talk about the weather? Mainly because I’m not really sure how to intro a post on my outfit of choice for the day. How does one say…”I, uh, opened my closet and this is what felt right…” and make it worth reading? Needless to say, last weekend I took part in some sale shopping. I finally gave in and got a new bag (seen above) after being ridiculed mercilessly by my bestie for the shear unappealing quality of my old one. It was kind of like that situation where your mom has like a love of all her 80s clothes and just won’t part with them except mine was a bag I bought 3 years ago and won’t get rid of. I also went a bit too crazy on jeans (they were 40% off!), and even got a cute customizable alphabet necklace (not seen above) from Forever 21. I just couldn’t resist some of the deals at the shops we ventured into, and unfortunately, my wallet was not as excited.

Today’s outfit is just a casual but chic look featuring one of my favorite band tees. Yes, I do actually love my mass produced Joy Division shirt even if the likelihood it is also worn by some 15 year old who has never heard their music and just likes the design is fairly high. I paired it with my biker jacket and a pair of boots. These boots are much cooler than the boots I actually wore but a girl can dream, right?

One may also want to know why I carry a weekender bag with me on the daily. Well, inquisitive individual, on the daily I travel to campus and carry essentially my entire life with me which requires just such a bag so I just stick with it. It’s not ideal all the time since I seem to randomly collect items that stay in there for ages. Oops. One thing I must admit about this bag, I do not like the carry strap. Typically I carry larger bags like this by the strap, and with my school notebooks and such, it just really loves to come unsnapped due to weight. But as long as I’m carrying next to nothing, it’s good to go. Grr.

Joy Division Japanese tee, $28, Urban Outfitters / Black coated moto jeans, $70, Topshop / Ankle Boots, $258, J. Crew / Biker jacket, £20, H&M / Weekender bag, $49.95 H&M / Letter pendant $25 American Apparel / Ring set $5.95 H&M

The Weekender: 20 September

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‘Ello, all and happy weekend! Not too much to talk about in the way of personal bits this week. Still trying to get back into the swing of things. I’m not a big fan of the whole “get ahead but then fall behind” thing that is currently happening to my life, but in the grander scheme of things having fun was far more important. Those times are so few and far between lately. I’ll take them when I can get them.

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

#OOTD: Rain, Rain Go Away

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Today Phoenix broke it’s all time rain record and practically shut down the entire city. There were still daring people like myself who ventured out into the wet streets for necessity rather than entertainment, but that was few and far between. Eventually the sun came out, schools were closed, and I had to plan a whole new outfit of the day. So here’s some rainy day style inspiration.

ONE: Alexander Wang striped sweater TWO: Umbrella THREE: H&M skinny jeans FOUR: Forever 21 bag FIVE: Hunter tall wellies

Friday Favorites: OOTD

Today’s Friday Favorites is a bit different. It’s just a much cooler version of my actual OOTD. So rather than a Friday Five…errrrr nine I suppose, I’m just going to call it Friday Favorites. I’ve got some Celebrity Big Brother to catch up on…

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ONE: Topshop tank top TWO: H&M bra THREE: Gold arrow ring FOUR: Zara girlfriend fit ripped jeans FIVE: Ray-Ban Cats 5000 sunnies SIX: Leyla Cemal icy ring SEVEN: Office sandals EIGHT: American Apparel L’Epicier leather tote NINE: American Apparel scrunchie

Friday Five: Outfit of the Day

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For today’s Friday Five, I’m sharing my Outfit of the Day. Literally the one that is on my person right now. Well mostly. The handbag is one that’s very similar to my actual handbag which is no longer available. Also I really want it so best of both worlds really.

My style tends to be more laid back and relaxed. Obviously, I’ve mentioned on the blog before I love men’s tees. Not only are they (usually) softer and more comfortable, they typically aren’t made into ill-fitting crop tops or have really stupid phrases on them. Yes, my choice of clothing from the World Cup line at Forever 21 was very limited, and I’m a fan of actual shirts so yes, I bought the male one. I truly love it, but sadly it is now sold out.

Shop the look: 1. Forever 21 England crew neck tee 2. H&M Handbag 3. Gap 1969 Always Skinny Jeans 4. Forever 21 Arrow Ring 5. Ballet flats from Target