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Monochrome and Brown

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Sometimes it’s really hard to beg my friends and family enough to get them to take outfit posts for me, so my InstaGram gets a more “daily feed” of my looks than this here blog, but I do my best to get some good digital images when I can. This is a look I’m so sad never got photos taken of, but I figured I’d share the Insta’ photos with you, because it’s honestly not that bad.

Bullhead white denim from Pacsun

vintage/thrifted lace cami

WetSeal asymmetrical tank

Cowboy boots from Virginia

Hair wrap a gift from my brother

necklace, a gift from Costa Rica

bracelets from Forever 21, Target, TopShop

wallet from TJ Maxx

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Rorschach

If you’re into fashion in the slightest you’ve noticed the rising trend of intricate mirrored prints. My collection is small, with this Forever 21 skirt from this outfit post, and my thrifted maxi from this outfit post, but I’m still looking to add more to my collection!

We’ve seen it with Jonathon Saunders, Givenchy, D&G, McQueen… and all the knock-off/off-price brands and shops. I think it’s safe to say this trend is sticking and it’s time to invest in a statement piece. What I’m currently lusting? These gorgeous mirror prints by Alexander McQueen (view the set here!).

Seriously considering dipping into my savings for this last one….can’t get much more ‘me’ than bone inspired lace in black!

What do you think of this trend? Also, the sale lace dress, worth a potential investment? Thoughts? Discuss, and be sure to check out MatchesFashion (where I found these dresses) for great other finds and deals!

Homesickness

It’s been a long two and a half months away from my New York City; a long tumultuous few months. But pending review from my primary doctor tomorrow, I should be back staring at the skyline from the Brooklyn coast the beginning of August! For now, a few visits and this tee shirt shall suffice.

Thrifted/DIY top

DIY Levi’s shorts

Jessica Simpson boots

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We All Float and Live by Chance

Showing you guys my take on the neon trend! Accessorizing a black and white basic dress with some fun colors! And what’s a look of mine without a little bit of studs?

Vintage/thrifted dress

Aldo oxfords

Target bracelet

Studded bracelet from Bloomingdale’s

Forever 21 sunglasses

This look is also part of a Facebook contest hosted by FashionByHe… PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for me HERE!

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Taxes Haul (video)

My mom and I went shopping!

Also purchased: Magazines and bath bombs. and drinks…

Stay tuned for the outfit post and how I wear these new purchases!

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We Are Machines; Obsolete, Alone

Welcome, to the second look from my photoshoot marathon with Darkside Images. Enjoy this post of dreary weather while I’m in Costa Rica (it’s beautiful so far).

I put together this look and went to a southern Massachusetts location I’d been pondering since my parent’s first moved to the town. Even though I had to jump over broken holes and be careful not to fall in my heels and wreck my gown, I think it was well worth the risk for these images.

BCBG gown

Leopard thrifted top

Brooks Brother’s bowtie

Aldo wedges

Also, it began to rain as we shot this…Oh the things I do for a good picture!

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Rainbow Fish Monday

This cardigan is quickly becoming my favorite, I don’t care how many people seem to hate on it. Blue/Teal/Green big sequins? Yes Please.

I wore this outfit to the doctors, classy, I know. Where I found out JUST how sick I’ve actually been. With the prognosis, my mom felt bad and took me out for a nice lunch of Spike’s Junkyard Dogs followed by some mall adventures.

After the mall we continued with the retail therapy at my favorite thrift store, Saver’s! I found a gorgeous semi sheer rose dress for $3.99 and this lilac faux ostrich jacket for, wait for it… $2.99!!! talk about aSTEAL! When I stopped at Target for my antibiotics, I picked up Esse’s “She’s Picture Perfect” to match.

The best part has to be that the cashier thought I looked so good in the dress, he stamped our coupon card an extra bunch of times…We only spent $10, you get a stamp for every $5….. you do the math!

I’m off to enjoy some antibiotics and penne alfredo and kick this cold before my trip next week! Sorry there’s no recipe this week, no one will eat anything I cook due to my sickness :/

ps! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway of my favorite beauty products here!  You could win a Dior nail polish, Dior mascara, Kat Von D eyeliner, and Garnier moisturizer!

Life is Too Short to Care What Others Think

Getting in on my spring time brights and breaking out some sneakers. These are one of my favorite pair of kicks, but living in NYC I rarely find wear for them, so I’m sure they’re happy I’m in MA for a few weeks. Sure, shoes can have feelings too, right?

Thrifted jacket from Saver’s

Forever 21 dress

Shirt C/o WordBoner (buy it HERE)

Charming Charlie’s bag

Converse sneakers

bracelets from Bloomingdale’s, Target

Forever 21 sunglasses

Also, this is one of my favorite tee shirts ever, for obvious reasons. Crass and bold, and it always gets people to stare at my chest, for better reasons than is more common!

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Day Trip to the Sea

In my recent job hunting I had a job interview in the seaside town of Newport, RI as a receptionist in a tattoo shop. Combining two things I love, the ocean and tattoos.

I brought my sister along and we made a day out of it, stopping at various scenic points for some fun and picture taking!

Vintage tee

Levi’s Curve ID jeans

CG oxford flats from Barami

Forever 21 hat

I’m a big fan of Levi’s jeans, and I’m proud to have been sized for my curve ID fit. I’m a demi curve :).

While the day was a mild 56 degrees inland, as the sun began to set on the water it began to get a little chilly, so don’t mind the shrugged cold shoulders in the next picture.

Also, directly after the picture was taken, my worst fear of the day came true; the wind picked up my hat and blew it into the ocean. I’m sad, but at $6.50 I guess I’ll have to pick up another.

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Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

March first, and here in the NorthEast we’re ringing in the month with a lovely little snowstorm. The roads are horrible, yet during the daylight I decided to brave the weather and go hang with some old friends with some cocktails at Applebee’s and some thrifting.

 

Found this lovely sequined “Rainbow Fish” cardigan that my friend graciously bought for me <33

Target tights

UniQlo HeatTech socks

Jessica Simpson boots

Express shorts

hand-me-down shirt from my Dad

Alice Yim NY cocoon cardigan

vintage belt

 

CoverGirl lipstick

H&M ring

Claire’s earrings

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