Tank: Old Navy (similar), Bralette: Target, Pants: Forever 21 (similar here and here), Purse: Jessica Simpson
There are obvious items that every girl should have in her wardrobe such as a great pair of jeans, a chambray shirt, a blazer, etc. However one item that I have had for a while and I have found to be very versatile have been these brown cargo pants from Forever 21 that I bought a few years ago. I have been able to dress them up and down and they are really, really comfortable. When I hear the word cargo I tend to think of baggy boy shorts, but I love the skinny fit of these which allow me to cuff them at the ankle for a more casual feel. Since the color is a little dull I decided to wear a bright pink bralette underneath a loose white tank top. My passion ice tea was also helpful in adding a bit of color to this outfit.
HAIR NEWS: Did you notice my hair is shorter? I finally, after two years, got a hair cut. And that’s not all. I ALSO got my hair straightened again. Two years ago I had my hair straightened which I wrote about here. After many mornings stressing about my curly, tangled, frizzy hair I knew it was time to make my life a whole easier and get my hair done again. I use the Japanese method as opposed to the Brazilian and I absolutely love it!
If I am being totally honest here I have no idea where I bought this dress or when I bought it. I THINK I bought it around middle school or maybe early high school. What I love about this dress is its ode to a Puebla style dress. I love the eyelet and embroidered detailing that runs along the hemline, sleeves and neckline. My family is from Mexico so I love anything that play a little tribute to my culture. I paired the dress with some wedges in a neutral color because I wanted to the details of the dress to really stand out here. Wearing my hat and sunnies was the perfect touch for such a sunny day and it really gave this outfit a vacation style look.
As you already know, I have a mild, I mean major obsession with polka dots so it was only a matter of time till I created an entire look using some of my many polka dot pieces. Instead of wearing a skirt with the same black and white polka dot print as my crop top, I went for a more subtle approach and wore this skirt that has a polka dot pattern in a reduced size and color palette.
I recently bought this hat from Windsor and I am so happy with it! I am pretty picky when it comes to brim size and this seems to be the perfect match. I wore my favorite sunnies and some comfortable black sandals. I then topped it off with… yup, a polka dot bracelet. I thought, hey one more thing can’t hurt!
Guys, my roots are coming in and for those of you who don’t know, I had my hair permanently straightened almost two years ago. You can check it out in this post. I am quite conflicted if I should re-straighten it or just let me natural waves take over. My hair here is the aftermath of drying naturally and me trying to curl the straight parts of my hair to match my roots. Although I do think my curly hair gives me character, something about my straight hair makes me feel a little more me. I am a very indecisive person so we will see what I end up doing. Opinions?
On to my outfit, I am so in love with this yellow floral kimono. It is just so bright and airy and perfect for summer. Since it was a bit chilly I decided to wear it with an old pair of Forever 21 pants. I think they are about two years old and I have definitely been on the lookout for a new pair because these fit me a little too big. I decided to pair it with a white tank to give a monochromatic look and to allow the yellow to just pop!
And the arm party that is currently going on is my total fave! These three gold bracelets are playful and sophisticated and I basically wear them with my watch like everyday.
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.
I finally took the initiative to approach the school newspaper with an idea I had for a fashion article about transitioning summer staples for fall. They instantly made my dream into a reality and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. I enlisted the help from Jeyn’s Boutique, a trendy new store near my school, to provide some cute pieces for the photos. Check out the full article here.
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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?
Dress: Local Boutique, Bag: Steve Madden, Sandals: BCBGeneration, Sunglasses: Juicy Couture, Nail Polish: “I need a refresh-mint” by wet n wild megablast
It has been so incredibly hot in southern Cali the past two weeks. This why my blog posts have been scarce lately. Unfortunately, I try to spend most of my time inside, with the AC on or when I go out I’m just wearing shorts and tank top. This does not make for a cute outfit post. So the heat is at total fault here! However, yesterday my boyfriend and I went shopping for bedroom decorations for his new bedroom. This meant I had to find something light and comfortable to wear as we got in and out of the car. And of course, my hair was in a bun. I can’t even bear the thought of letting my hair down in this suffocating weather. Overall it was a successful day of shopping. And I can’t wait to share the before and after pictures of his new bedroom. (We are designing it together and it has been such a fun process!)
Hat: H&M, Sweater and Purse: Juicy Couture, Jeans and Tank Top: Target, Sandals: BCBG via TJMaxx
Ideal summer outfit? Yes, I know that is a big statement, but let me tell you why I plan on wearing this pretty much the rest of summer. Well first off, you may know by now that I LOVE anything nautical. (Confession: I wore stripe tank tops every day last week). So throwing on this sweater when it started to get a little chilly made me feel like I should be boarding a cruise ship. Then you have the mint jeans, which are not only an amazing color, but this pair from Target is super comfortable! Add a hat to cover my face from the sun and a straw tote to drape my arm and I am ready to go! By the way, the purse and sweater were on SALE. The four letter word that brings a smile to my face.
Also, to answer your question, my eyes are not closed in the last picture. That’s just how I look when I laugh really hard. Which means that’s how I look like 80% of the time.