Dotting the Waves

Outfit Details: Polka Dot Top: Romy; White Tank: Unknown; Jeans: Romy; Shoes: Ross

You know how sometimes you’re shopping and then the sales associate is like “hey, this friday, we’re having an even better sale!” and you’re like “wait, really?” Of course, you show up and then purchase a couple things you had your eye on earlier (like these jeans and this top). At 70% off it was a sale I couldn’t resist, especially since it gave me the nautical-inspired outfit I have so desired ever since colored denim became popular. I know, I can’t believe it took me this long to snag a pair of navy jeans either.

I admit, I’m excited to throw this sheer polka dotted top over everything from now on.

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Feeling Fall

 

 

Outfit Details: Dress: thrifted; Jacket: via Ross; Earrings: from Hawaii; Shoes: Report, via Macy’s; Knee Highs: via Modsock.

Even though it’s summer, the weather here screams fall. So after being unable to remember what pair of jeans I wore in my last blog post, I opened my tights drawer and found these knee-highs looking back at me. The coat got thrown over the whole thing, simply because rain could fall at any second here.

So, big news, I’m actually going back to school. I registered for classes last week, and I meet with my advisor tomorrow. Technically, I was supposed to wait to register, but I couldn’t–I like to plan ahead for everything. I’m doing a program for a medical assisting certificate, which should take me about a year. I’m actually really excited about the whole thing, even though it means more school. Although honestly, I’ve missed learning and classes over the past year.

 These earrings are one of the larger pairs I own–I walked into a small store in Hawaii (I think on Kawaii) and purchased several pairs including these. The sparkly flecks in them seemed to go well with the top of the dress, and evoked a little “Starry Nights” feeling for me!

Well Worn

 

 

 

Outfit Details: Shirt: Charter Club, via Macy’s; Pants: Romy; Sunglasses: Ebay; Shoes: Blowfish, gift.

So remember that lovely jean collection I cultivated before I dropped 20 lbs? Yeah. I can’t wear any of those now (well some of them work in a pinch, just not well). So when I walked past Romy’s 50%-75% off the entire store sale and saw colored denim hanging in the store? I could not resist!

I’ve wanted a red pair for quite some time, and these were perfect. Plus another pair of jeans! That fit! I’m still debating on going back for the cobalt blue pair.

I threw this together for my dentist appointment that involved (shudder) fillings. Thankfully they gave me a ton of laughing gas, so I wasn’t as traumatized as I could have been by the experience.  I utterly despise needles.

 

These flats are starting to look a little “well loved”. I’ve been switching between these and my red pair for the past month or so–so they’ve definitely been well worn (possible to death).

I’ve recently organized (again) and so I’ve thrown all my sunglasses into one bin. I’m enjoying matching them with the color schemes of my outfits lately.

Get into the Groove

Outfit Details: Green Tank: Romy; Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Michael by Michael Kors.

As you may have seen if you follow me on Twitter, I got my hair cut and highlighted last Friday. I haven’t got a haircut since last August, so this was seriously overdue. As a preemptive strike to prevent that from ever happening again, I’ve already scheduled my next hair appointment. Hopefully that will prevent me from putting it off again.

And can I just say that I’m in love with boyfriend jeans? After finally caving and accepting that nearly every single pair of jeans I own does not fit me, I went to the Gap to snag work pants (grabbed these and these) and a pair of jeans. To my surprise, I’ve gone down 3 sizes–so it’s no wonder none of my pants were fitting!

During that same shopping trip I went into Texas Gladrags, and snagged these adorable Michael by Michael Kors loafers for $29. Sometimes I get really lucky at secondhand stores–and even though the label on these read a size 5, they fit me perfectly!

Workaholic

Outfit Details: Jean Jacket: Se7en; Floral Tank: Romy; White Tank: American Eagle; Jeans: Ross; Shoes: Ross.

I attempted a new location for outfit photos, and unfortunately it wasn’t as successful as I was hoping for. Work scheduled a meeting a couple weeks ago, and I got there a bit early so I had some time to kill. Outfit photos in a wooded area seemed like a good use of my time–but they just didn’t turn out how I wanted.

This jean jacket has pretty much become my summer uniform. I’ve managed to throw it over most every outfit. I bought it in 7th grade, and it’s still stylish enough that I can get wear out of it!

I’ve started curling my hair more often, when I have the time. I think a nice hairstyle can really help an outfit. Even though this is a more casual outfit, those curls put a spring in my step and give me some extra confidence (like wearing high heels!).

AWOL & Excuses

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Hi everyone! I’ve been missing from the blogging world now for almost two months. Obviously, I could make a bunch of excuses (I will, in a second)– or I could just say that it happened and now I’m back on track.

I’ve been out of sorts for the past couple months, and everything combined meant that this blog just completely fell by the wayside.

So here are my excuses:

-I started dating someone seriously, and living in two places at once meant I didn’t have all my clothing at my disposal (or much of anything at my disposal)!

-My camera was always in the place I wasn’t when I needed to take outfit pictures (this is also not fun when it turns out your cell charger is in the place you are not).

-Work started scheduling me more frequently (however, that does mean more money)!

-I was uninspired by my closet, clothing, everything.

The last one is probably the biggest reason, but taking a break from blogging did me a whole lot of good! I definitely feel much more inspired when I look at my closet now. I have also moved, so all my stuff is at one place–in one closet–and I can see it all!