Winter Love

Am I excited for four days away from the kiddos? Heck yes (despite the piles of papers I need to grade)! Anyways, the weather in the Bay Area has gotten quite crisp the last couple of weeks hence all the outfits with all my coats. Winter is definitely here! But for all you folks who can’t bear to put away your skirts and dresses….just get some high boots and a heavy coat and call it a day!

Stay warm and may you be filled with blessings, thanksgiving, family, and pumpkin pie this weekend!

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. For the Lord is a great God…” Psalms 95: 2-3








15510971380_95cec95fdf_oCoat: Anthropologie – Similar // Top: Anthropologie // Skirt: Talbots – Similar // Boots: Loeffler Randal via Crossroads // Necklace: Anthropologie – Love this one! (use code SAACODE20 for 20% off your purchase!)  // Watch: Michele

Happy Thanksgiving! ❤

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Minty-liciously Blue

Thrift style Thursday: Pastels

Ok, so this dress isn’t thrifted, but when Pin Up Darling so graciously sent this over to me, I knew I had to use it for the pastel theme.

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I normally never leave long sleeves down as is. I usually roll them up because I hate the feeling of loose fabric around my wrists (I know I’m a weirdo). But guess what, I didn’t have to roll up the sleeves for this dress! Shocker huh?

The cinched sleeves solves that problem and to top it off Pin Up Darling added retro gold buttons for an accent. I give them a thumbs up, don’t you agree?

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Soft Sky Breeze Dress {Sold Out} c/o of Pin Up Darling – SIMILAR

Ralph Lauren

Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

Wearing: Vintage

Wearing: Thrifted

c/o Lulu*s – SIMILAR


Check out the other TST girls who actually thrifted for today. 🙂

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali
Erika // Erika’s Style Diary

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It’s All in the Bag – Ora Delphine


Yes, this outfit looks very similar to my New York Wannabe post, but that’s because I wanted you to focus on this gorgeous new bag courtesy of Ora Delphine. The Adele Satchel by Ora Delphine is one to admire and desire because of its sleek design, quality leather, and golden details. You’re going to love the size. Large enough to carry the essentials, plus a tablet, or camera and it has enough pockets to be efficient. Minimalistic. Modern. Classy. And it also comes in a variety of classic colors. I decided to go with purple because it was on the borderline between edgy and neutral.

My outfit posts rarely include handbags, but I think that’s going to change. You’ll be seeing this baby around quite often. 🙂  BTW, if you continue to scroll down, you will have a chance to win a piece from Ora Delphine!







Also, I hope you didn’t miss this number from Wild Butterfly Boutique. Use code ALEX25 for 25% your purchase! (This necklace is now on sale for only $12.99! )




Peplum Shirt
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Lulu*s $31 // J. Crew $55 // Madewell $88

Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Forever 21 $35 // Gap $98

Wearing: Gap $70

Wearing: Arturo Chiang

Jasmine Statement Necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique 
Get 25% your order using the code ALEX25! 


You have a chance to win your very own Ora Delphine piece! They so generously decided to give one of my blog readers the chance to win the Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)! This essential accessory is perfect for when you just need to bring just the basics from a night out in the city, or on a trip to the grocery store. Just like the Adele Satchel, the Maddy Wristlet is made with genuine leather and is designed to perfection. I’m kind of disappointed that I can’t enter this giveaway. Ha.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page. Quick and easy! You can have up to FIFTEEN entries. Giveaway ends in 2 weeks! Good luck! 🙂


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Red and Brown

Yes, I bought something, but luckily it’s technically something old and used, but still in the utmost prime condition! Therefore, I have yet to break my New Year’s resolution.

STORY TIME: I went into Crossroads (a thrift/consignment shop) hoping to find an outfit for this secret event that I was invited to…Oh heck, let’s be honest, I was just trying to satisfy my shopping crave! Haha. Anyways, I was about to pay for a couple of items when I saw these amazing brown boots which were exactly what I was looking for —chocolate brown, with a heel, and is versatile. Tried them on, fell in love, you know the drill. Then I discovered they were Loeffler Randall boots. I apologize ahead of time if this discredits me as a fashion blogger, but I have never heard of Loeffler Randall before. Whipped out my smart phone to see what the damage usually is and found out their boots usually costs a whopping of over $600! Well, guess what price I got them for? A mere $60. Not bad for a pair of barely used, good quality, leather boots! 🙂










Wearing: J. Crew Factory
My Pick: J.Crew $35

Coat / Poncho
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Pick: Daily Look $200

Wearing: Gap $48

Wearing: Thrifted – Loeffler Randall
My Pick: Nordstrom $60

Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Chloe and Isabel $148

Repeated Layers








Wearing: Gap $69

Plaid Shirt
Wearing: American Eagle
My Picks: Forever 21  $18 // Old Navy $25 // Madewell $55

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: ASOS $28 //  Free People $148

Wearing: Ralph Lauren
My Picks:  Macy’s $79 $41  // Ralph Lauren $194

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: JewelMint $30 // Anthropologie $58

I was unsure about posting this outfit because I realized that I already wore this plaid shirt on my blog a couple of months ago. What is the usual protocol for wearing the same clothing piece on a blog? Is it okay? How long in-between posts? How many times can I re-wear something? I don’t want to be marked as an outfit repeater!

If you know what the acceptable rule of repetition on a fashion blog is…let me know. Otherwise, Kate Sanders will get the best of me. 😛

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Splash of Pink

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you, this this week has been the longest shortest week ever! Today is a staff day at my school so yay for no lesson planning! Instead, common core here we come! (Teacher thing. Don’t worry if you don’t understand. 🙂 )








Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks:  Forever 21 $44.80  // DailyLook $59.99 // Nordstrom $78

Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Old Navy $34.94   // Levi’s $78 $54.90 // Madewell $128

Wearing: DSW brand
My Picks:  Charlotte Russe $42.50 // Kenneth Cole $249

Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Gap $10 // J.Crew $25  // Madewell $40

Wearing: Aeropostale
My Picks: Forever 21 $8.99 // Old Navy $17.97

I was a little bit worried when I received this scarf as a Christmas present. The pink was brighter than I was used to, so I decided to make it the ONLY color I was wearing today to balance it out. I think it worked. What do you think?

Oh yea, I almost forgot….Happy Chinese New Year!

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Casual Browns

Who knew winter could feel like summer? Sorry for rubbing it in for those whose teeth are chattering right now, but today here in the bay, the sun was shining bright and it felt like it was in the 70s! Geez, we’re too spoiled out here.


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Jacket: Anthropologie // Top: Anthropologie  // Jeans: Gap // Boots: Steve Madden

Just so you know, it’s okay to wear a lot of brown! Just make sure that you are pairing it up with different shades of brown. Don’t just stay with one shade, or else you’ll look like poop. Enough said. I used to hate wearing brown because I thought my skin matched the color too much…it’s all about the shade!

As I have been analyzing my outfits and listing the brands out here for you, I am realizing that I shop pretty much at the same four places: Anthropologie, Gap, J.Crew, or Thrift Stores. I think I need to branch out a bit more. So for this post, instead of just giving you just one similar option, I’m going to give you a couple to choose from. Don’t limit yourself to just a couple of stores (like I have been doing), but go exploring! Who knows what special pieces you will find in the most unlikely places.

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Forever 21 $44.80 // H&M $49.95  // Free People $248 $169

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Macy’s $30 $14.99 //  Nordstrom $49 // Splendid $88

Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Old Navy $34.94   // Levi’s $78 $54.90 // Madewell $128

Wearing: Steve Madden
My Picks:  Old Navy $42.94 // Francesca’s $69 $41.40  // Frye $268

Now, go outside and play with leaves. It’s fun!
Happy shopping!

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The Maxi

Who says you can’t wear a maxi skirt during the winter? You know me, always going against a current. 🙂

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Top: Gap – Similar // Cardigan: Anthropologie – Similar // Skirt: Thrifted – Similar // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

Here’s the inside scoop: maxi skirts make me feel like a princess — especially this one because it flows with the wind, twirls when I twirl, and I can curtsy in it. Yes, absolutely perfect. Hey, every girl needs to have a twirl-able skirt! Don’t judge.

Maxi Skirt Tips:
1. Make sure that the slip underneath is long enough. Maybe it’s just my conservative taste, but I think that the short slip with a see-through long skirt is a bit inappropriate in my opinion. Oh well, everyone’s entitled, right?
2. To make it a more fall/winter look, pair it up with ankle boots!

The Red Brocade

Last weekend, I took off my teacher hat and partied it up in Florida at my cousin’s wedding. If you don’t know already, I have been blessed with a wonderfully big extended family. We are so tight-knit that it’s kind of scary and weird to some people. Here are some snippets:

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What I wore:
: AnthropologieSimilar // Necklace: Talbots – Similar – Sale
Shoes: DSW: Similar

I loved wearing this red dress so much that I decided to try and dress it down for work.

Sweater: Anthropologie – Similar // Boots: DSW – Similar
Belt: Anthropologie – Similar

Note: Do not be confused with Brocade and Brigade.

BTW, I know some of you may be wondering “Why all the fashion posts? Where’s all the crafts?” Well, getting dressed is a MUST-DO, while crafting is a MAY-DO. I can’t show up to work in my PJ’s now, can I? When I have more time to craft, don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know.

Colors of the Wind

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Dress: Anthropologie  //  Sweater: H&M  // Boots: Anthropologie (Similar)

I should have titled this post “Fix-its”.
Problem 1: I wanted to wear the dress, but it was slightly chilly.
Fix-it 1: Layer with a sweater
Problem 2: The sweater was a tad loose and had no shape due to stretching.
Fix-it 2: Add a belt
Problem 3: Tired due to staying up to watch Revenge and Once Upon a Time.
Fix-it 3: Two cups of coffee and smile and hope that your students won’t notice.