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Back in Color

6 May

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Top: Cotton On (similar)
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)
Sunglasses: c/o ZeroUV

While black and white was fun for a while, I was starting to miss color. So I donned this bright yellow-green sweater, and paired it with a bright red lip. The mesh makes it perfect for spring because it adds that extra layer, but it isn’t too warm.

When it’s warmer, I typically push up the sleeves of any sweater and jacket that I wear, but here the sleeves felt too bulky when I tried doing that. So instead I cuffed the sleeves a few times before pushing them up.

Tip: If where a shirt ends lines up where the sleeves end, you’ll have a straight line running across your midsection, which isn’t always the most flattering. To avoid this, push up your sleeves when you leave a longer shirt untucked, or leave them alone when you do tuck in.

Here I could have pushed my sleeves up a little for a more flattering look overall.

And how fun are these sunglasses? The perfectly round lenses make me feel a little like I’ve got alien eyes and that’s always fun. Also the detail on the side is so pretty that I feel like I need to have my hair up whenever I wear them.

Lazy Day Outfit with a Side of Hair Troubles

13 Mar

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Raglan T-Shirt : Cotton On
Jeans : Forever 21
Boots : Madden Girl
Satchel : Dooney and Bourke
Beanie : Knit by Me (using the Ripley pattern)

I have this awful habit of stylist jumping, for a number of different reasons, but this always means that I’m always both excited and nervous before a haircut. This particular stylist came with good feedback from many of my friends so I had decided to wait until after my haircut for this photoshoot. Probably not the best of choices. Don’t get me wrong. I love my haircut. She did my pseudo-bangs à la Jennifer Laurence (who I have a total crush on by the way) from Silver Linings. You’ll be able to see that better in future posts. I just don’t like how wrong the styling was. Part of that was probably just that my hair is thicker than she’s used to but ah well.

Tip 1: Make a neutral outfit more fun with a pop of color.

Tip 2: Wear a hat when your hair doesn’t look that cute 😉

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I’d also like to call attention to my purse. As a recent college graduate I don’t have much spare cash for splurge pieces like this but oh was this one well worth it. The leather is so rich and smooshy and even after a month of heavy use it still has that rich leather smell. and best of all it’s got all of the quality with none of the over the top branding (the duck is adorable).  I got a less expensive but still gorgeous bag from Dooney and Bourke, but then I saw this one and completely fell in love. I waffled about it for a little while and then realized its not worth spending that much money on something you aren’t completely obsessed with. So I returned it, waited for my bag to go on sale, and then I splurged on it. While it’s probably one of the most expensive pieces in my wardrobe, it was definitely a good choice for an investment piece.

Tip 3: A simple and inexpensive outfit can be elevated with some unique, luxurious accessories.

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