Wednesday, August 27, 2014

summer brights + patterns.

I can't believe the summer is almost over and this is my first outfit post of this summer involving shorts.

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What I'm wearing:
T-shirt: Threadless (old)
Shorts: J. Crew (sale!)
Shoes: Keds
Bag: Cath Kidston
Necklace: Francesca's Collections
Eyeshadow(s): Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in "Unapologetic"

So, there's a bit of a story behind these shorts. I saw them in the store in Georgetown and fell in love—but not so much with the $75 price tag. And, lo and behold, about two months later, I was looking at the sale section on the J.Crew website and there they were, but for $24! Way more do-able. And coral, polka dots & scallops?! I could not say no. 

Also, crazy/bright makeup was for the Jimmy Buffet concert, because when in Rome...

Have a great rest of the week!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

crochet + dots.

Monday again already! This week is a little crazy because on Thursday we head out to Colorado for one of my best friends' weddings! So exciting.

Now, an outfit post!

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What I'm wearing:
Top: Urban Outfitters (old)
Skirt: American Apparel (old)
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Flats: H&M
Necklace: Shabby Apple (old)

I always go back and forth on whether to keep this top, but I really do like it, even though I don't wear it a ton. Always goes good with a basic black pencil skirt.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

3D flowers.

Halfway through the week! This outfit showcases another recent thrift score.

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What I'm wearing:
Shirt: thrifted (Ann Taylor)
Jeans: Old Navy
Flats: H&M
Necklace: Make Pie Not War

I was really hesitant about buying this shirt, but it was Ann Taylor for $5 and still bright white! So I thought I'd give it a try—and I actually like it! I felt kind of silly wearing it to work but it was casual Friday, and my coworkers liked it.

Also, I'm really wishing I had bought two pairs of these flats since they're already getting a little beat up from so much wear.

Have a great rest of the week!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

gold accents.

This may be one of my favorite work outfits. I liked it so much that I still photographed it (even in subpar light) even after taking a 3 hour nap...hence the wrinkles.

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: gift (old Ann Taylor)
Necklace: thrifted/DIY
Shoes: thrifted

So there's a bit of a story behind both the necklace and the shoes. I actually made the necklace out of a really cool brooch I found that didn't work too well on sweaters since it wasn't evenly weighted. So I decided to try it as a necklace—and I'm really pleased with how it turned out (and it took all of 2 minutes to put together). 

And the shoes are a recent thrift score I'm really proud of—but I have to thank Brenda because otherwise I never would've seen them! They were in the wrong size section but thankfully she spotted them and they fit! They're basically brand new and were only $10! So this whole outfit cost me about $28: $15 for the dress, cardigan was a gift, brooch for the necklace was about $3, and the shoes were $10. Wins all around.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

polka dots + pants.

Happy Monday! Sunday Inspiration is postponed until next week, fyi.

This outfit has half of my summer to fall transitional purchases—when I bought them I planned to wear them together and it worked out quite nicely!

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What I'm wearing:
Blouse: Old Navy (link)
Pants: Old Navy (link)
Shoes: DSW
Necklace: made by me

No detail photos since lighting was a bit of an issue (it was raining the day I took these) but this outfit was more about the color and the polka dots. This style/fit of pants is different for me, but I kind of like it (even if they make me look short when worn with flats). And you just can't go wrong with polka dots.

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