Chevron and Chambray

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Shirt: Target (similar), Shorts: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Target, Purse: Kate Spade

My go-to outfit combination is a pair of loose shorts and a chambray shirt. I got these amazing chevron shorts a year ago at a Charlotte Russe sale and they were only $10! I bought another pair which I wore in this post. My chambray shirt is probably the most worn item in my closet as you have seen me wear it on the blog many times. Even though it is summer I chose to wear my ankle boots for a bit of height since the shorts are pretty short. I think it adds a bit of edge to the outfit as well. I pulled my hair up into a messy top-knot to accentuate my collar. I hardly ever wear my hair up but I really liked my new method for top-knots.

What are your go-to outfit combos? I would love to try!

Summer Uniform

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When summer first started for me back in May I was determined to add some more shorts to my wardrobe. I basically had the essentials, a pair of white and blue denim shorts. I am pretty picky about the types of shorts I wear due to the fact that my waist size is smaller than my thigh size so finding a pair that fits me properly is always a challenge. I was thrilled when I found these printed ones at Charlotte Russe because they were on sale for $10! Not only are they a super cute print, but they are elastic and lose fitting so I was able to get my size and not worry about them being too tight. I bought another pair in a chevron pattern and I have worn both of them multiple times this summer.

Ever since I was little my summer uniform was shorts, a tank-top and flip flops. I am happy I was able to create an outfit using my usual outline, yet this time it’s more sophisticated and classy. In a future post I will show how I style my Charlotte Russe chevron printed shorts.

What’s your summer uniform?

Simplicity

DSC_2022 DSC_2023copy DSC_2024 DSC_2029 DSC_2032 DSC_2034Shirt: Charlotte Russe / Jeans: PacSun / Belt, Watch, Clutch: Kate Spade/ Earings: Forever 21 / Boots: City Classified 

This outfit is quite simple, just jeans and long sleeves shirt, but I feel with the right accessories it definitely gave it some life. One of my favorite color combinations is black and gold so I couldn’t resist adding gold jewelry and a belt with a gold buckle. I picked out a clutch that would add some color but wasn’t too harsh on the eye. My suede boots finish off the look perfectly by adding some height and dressing it up enough for a casual dinner with my cousin.

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Junior

Hat: Target, Purse: H&M, Shirt and Pants: Forever 21, Necklace: Juicy Couture, Bracelets: Juicy Couture and Charlotte Russe

Today is my first official day as a junior in college. The past two years have just flown by. It’s crazy to think that in the same amount of time I will be graduating. This may sound a bit cheesy, but going to college was a dream of mine since I was a little girl. So to be in my third year is truly a blessing and I thank my parents for giving me this opportunity. I am kinda a nerd at heart and like the beginning of the school year. Walking into Staples and seeing all the new notebooks and pens is nearly as joyful as walking into Forever 21. Yes, I just compared schools supplies and clothes.

On another note, I wore this outfit to celebrate my dad’s birthday. I thought I would give this hat another go before summer ends. How perfect does that coral strip on the hat match the coral strip on the bottom of this blouse? Gosh, don’t you just love it when that happens?

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Mixing Stripes and Florals

Shirt: Nordstrom Rack, Skirt: Charlotte Russe, Belt and Sandals: Target, Bag: H&M

When I was younger, I was really OCD about my clothes matching. Certain colors and patterns just absolutely could NOT be worn together. However, I am starting to get over my little phase (yes, just now at 2o years old) and actually wore stripes with florals today. I wouldn’t have had the courage to do it if it weren’t for the help of my imaginary blogger friend from Atlantic-Pacific (probably my top 5 favorite fashion blogs). If you too are a little afraid of mixing patterns, start with a floral skirt that has a simple pattern. Then ease your way to skirts with more color and different flower shapes. Also keep the colors complimentary. I like pairing navy blue and green, so the color combination works here. Hope this was a bit helpful for you transitioners out there!  (yes, I made that word up, thank you)