Tag: summer

Marbled – You Never Know Who You’ll Meet at Starbucks

September 26

Marbled clutch and destroyed knee denimRipped hole jeans at knees and marbled clutchDestroyed knee jeans and leopard kitty heel Sam EdelmanHoop tassel earrings and high neck ruffle shirt

Top: Forever 21 (almost sold out, but I have seen this restocked twice) // Earrings: Forever 21 // Jeans: Missguided // Heels: Sam Edelman // Lip color: Melted Nude

Everyone’s heard the adage, “you’ll never know who you’ll sit down next to at the airport/Starbucks/a restaurant.” I didn’t know how true this saying was until yesterday. I was editing these pictures at a Starbucks because the local coffee shop ran out of seats when two men sat down next to me.

One of them took over my bench and I was not very happy about it, until they asked me if I was a graphic artist. I told them that I was fashion blogging instead. Instantly, they lit up and asked me for my card and offered to invite me to a show THAT NIGHT downtown. They were a photographer and aspiring magazine owner. I couldn’t believe my luck.

I mean, it just so happened that the local coffee shop didn’t have seats, it just so happened that these two men sat next to me, and it just so happened that I had my business cards on me because I had been at College Fashion Week this weekend. After telling me that “there’s a reason for everything,” the two men left me with a press pass to a show starring Nathalia Jmag from Project Runway.

I’ll post a roundup of my exciting experience later this week, because I’m still counting my lucky stars that I even got to attend!

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Old College Staples

September 7
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Fall outfit ideas - green parka and cream lace dressSuede wrap lace up sandalsWhite lace dress and green military parkaMarina Collections bib necklace

Dress: Urban Outfitters (old), similar here from F21 // Jacket: H&M, similar here from Express // Shoes: Aldo // Necklace: similar here from Windsor

When I was in college, I had the habit of buying the shortest dresses I could find (perhaps as a rebellion against my parents’ dress code?). Now, whenever I return home to visit my parents, they like to bring up my collection of obscenely short clothes to tease me. Well, the joke’s on them: I managed to restyle my little lace dress!

I’m wiser now, so I wear the dress with a slip underneath instead of with just a bralette (the slip hides some shorts, so I don’t flash anyone!) (I’m no longer interested in risky clothing, thank goodness). Paired with some suede lace up wrap sandals and a statement necklace, I think I managed to get in the last word about my questionable college choices. Parents, your move!

P.S. Be sure to follow me on instagram to get more views of my outfit posts, and for exclusive outfits that I’m too lazy to upload as full blog posts.

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Vintage Abercrombie

September 2
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White pleated abercrombie skirt and platform loafersWhite abercrombie vintage sweatshirtLight blue satchelWhite abercrombie vintage logo sweatshirt pull over

Sweatshirt: Abercrombie ($28) (it’s reversible and the other side says “NEW YORK” // Skirt: Abercrombie, similar here from Express ($29) // Bag: F21, dupe for this satchel // Shoes: gifted, similar here

As you can see, I’m trying to get all my white in before Labor Day (not really. You can pry my white jeans and dresses from my cold, freezing-in-Boston-in-the-winter body). However, I have been on the hunt for some toasty sweatshirts for fall, and found some surprisingly lovely picks at one of my old haunts: Abercrombie. While I don’t shop there as much as I used to in high school, I have to say that their logo brings back a lot of nostalgia—and the soft material is perfect for a pullover that I will be snuggling all of autumn.

It’s Still Summer, People

August 31

Michael Kors Gabriella bag and off the shoulder white topOff the shoulder white blouse and ripped jeansWhite off the shoulder top and purple Sam Edelman flatsBow tie faux leather chokerMichael Kors straw picnic basket bag and roses

Top: Lulu’s, similar here from Urban Outfitters // Jeans: Charlotte Russe // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Bag: Michael Kors // Necklacehere from Asos

Youth is wasted on the young, they say. In the same way, the end of summer is wasted on the fashion industry and the blogosphere. In the past week (mind I remind you that we are still in August?), I have seen countless blog outfits featuring boots and scarves. Retailers are pushing thigh-high boots while I am still by the pool, tanning my thighs in the sun.

Let us enjoy the last of warm weather, I say; summer does last 3 more weeks. Why are we in such a hurry to rush through life? We as a society make Pinterest boards for weddings when we are years away from being married, start making pumpkin spice products earlier and earlier each year, and take Instagram shots of sweaters and booties in 80 degree weather. Autumn will come, as will all things: age and time and death claims us all in the end (*dramatic music*).

I’m being hyperbolic, of course, but there is more to existence than pre-shopping for the next season. This outfit is a perfect example of how I’m soaking in the warm summer sun in preparation for being buried alive in scarves until next May. Now, join me outside by the pool!


August 27
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Puff sleeve floral embroidered boho dressPicnic wicker 'Gabriella' box bag from Michael KorsEmbroidered puffed sleeve boho dress and taupe bootiesChelsea and Violet big sleeve dressMichael Kors Gabriella box wicker picnic basket bagChelsea and Violet puffy sleeve dress

Dress: Chelsea and Violet (additional 30% off) // Bag: Michael Kors // Boots: Ross, similar here

Sometimes you stumble upon an item that exemplifies who you are as a person and all you can do is stand back and say, “yes, this is what I would look like if I were a piece of clothing.”

My embroidered dress with puffy sleeves is basically me in dress form. I love blending my boho, wild Texan sensibilities with ladylike details, and this dress has both—from the dramatic puffy sleeves, to the layered hem, and down to every perfect embroidered stitch.

This dress and my wicker bag are now part of a major sale where you can get an additional 30% off everything! Summer clearance is where I buy one-of-a-kind items that no one else manages to scoop up, so here are some of my picks that you can purchase before they’re gone forever. For instance, my dress also comes in a blouse form, with the signature puffy sleeves intact!


Dillard's final clearance additional 30% off

1) puffy sleeve blouse, 2) Tassel Scarf ($7.20), 3) Cage sandals ($37), 4) black/white scallop lace skirt

5) pink Michael Kors purse ($24), 6) grapefruit clutch, 7) Hunter boot socks, 8) Red blouse

9) black tassel skirt ($19), 10) Jack Rogers wedge sandal, 11) Kate Spade “That’s Bananas” wallet