Let’s Go Back to White and Black

 Summer is all about the colors and the prints, but my eyes were starting to hurt a little bit from the overload and therefore today’s outfit is all about keeping it simple with black and white. Can’t go wrong, right?

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Top Sleeveless Shirt in White c/o Boden {sale! $21-$43} // Skirt Anthropologie {old} – Similar (only $29!) // Shoes My Delicious c/o Lulu*s $24 // Cuff Crystal Hexagon Cuff from INPINK $18 // Bracelet Juicy Couture – Similar // Clutch H&M {sold out} – Similar

Minimal look. Minimal words. 

Happy Minimal Monday! 

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Anticipating Fall

For some reason the weather here in the Bay Area has taken an odd turn — gray skies and less sun. These gray skies do not help my itching anticipation for fall at all. Remember this dress that I wore this past fall/winter? Well, I decided to take it out again but added a colorful scarf to brighten it up a bit and make it season appropriate. My shoes on the other hand…sorry, I couldn’t help but break these out.

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Dress
Wearing: Urban Outfitters
My Picks: ASOS $38 (3/4 sleeve) // ASOS $38 (sleeveless)

Scarf
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: ModCloth $18 // Fashion Confections $18 // Stella Dot $58

Oxfords
Wearing: Aldo

Earrings
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Shop Lately $7 // Anthropologie $38

Purse
Wearing: Vintage Coach

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Thanks for taking the time to read! 🙂

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Classy with a Splash of Blue

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend that prepared you for another week!

At the age of 24, sometimes I feel as though I need to dress a little more professional to reflect my age and to compensate for my high-school-looking face. So here it is folks. 🙂 Funny story about this outfit…I went to do some errands with my mom and she needed to return something at Talbots so we went. I told her that I would wait in the car because I didn’t want to be tempted into spending more money. She says, “Oh we’re only going to go into ONE store, and it’s Talbots! Not really your store.” So thinking that my wallet was safe, I decided to go in with her. Sure enough, just like Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic, the racks were calling my name and yes, I came out with a full outfit. 

Justifiably though, I do need to look more professional at work because who wants to show up to school with the same outfit as your student? (Which has happened by the way). 

**By the way, I really do like Talbots. I usually am able to find a handful of pieces that work with my style and the quality of their clothes are quite decent. I am especially fond of their jewelry and shoes. 

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I also walked out of Talbots with a pair of really cute wedges, but it was a grey tone. Since this outfit was pretty neutral, I wanted to make it a little fun with a pop of color so I opted with my favorite bright blue heels from J. Crew. 

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Top: Talbots {sold out online} – Similar // Skirt: Talbots {sold out online} – Similar // Shoes: J. Crew – Similar // Purse: Vintage Coach // Bracelets: J. Crew – Similar // Earrings: Crystal Petal Studs c/o Trendy Trinkets // Rings: Vintage // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

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Lesson learned – Stay in the car. 😛

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Crop Top Wanna Be

I found this great polka-dot top at Crossroads and thought to myself “Let’s be a little daring and maybe, just maybe, wear it with shorts for a cute mid-drift-showing summer look.” Yea, I think my conservative self died for a second and was resurrected the moment I took it out of my closet to wear the next day. But no problem, good thing I had a high waisted skirt to pair it up with. Purchase saved.

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Top // Shoes
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: Shirt found @ Nordstrom! $36 // ALDO $90

Skirt
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Anthropologie $40 {sale!} // ModCloth $60 or THIS one for $50

 Flower Ring // Bow Ring // Bracelet // Necklace
Wearing: Vintage // Rings and Tings // J. Crew – Similar  // Garage Sale

Purse
Wearing: Vintage Coach

Watch
Wearing: Michele

Happy Thursday and keep me in your prayers seeing that tomorrow I am hiking Half Dome!

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Mix & Match Fashion
And I know I haven’t really been keeping up with TST….this week is Florals. I had polka dots. Close enough. 😛

Playing Hooky

Technically I’m not playing hooky because my school actually has Cinco De Mayo off, but sometimes I like to feel that I am capable of such craziness and whimsy. 😛 And if you’re reading this and thoughts of jealousy arises because you’re in the office right now, know that I am at Starbucks right now grading 150 math tests and lesson planning for the week. I’m in the same boat as you are. 🙂

Anyways, here’s my casual outfit for the day. There’s nothing like throwing on some boyfriend jeans and a white tee for a day off. Comfy, casual, but not sweats.

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Jeans
Wearing: Gap
My Picks: // Gap $70

“Make a Difference Today” Tee
c/o She Does Justice

Jacket
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Old Navy $40 // Lulu*s $62 // Anthropologie $80

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine
{Spring colors are 81% off right now!!!}

Necklace
c/o Kay & Kompany

Rings
Double Druzy Ring c/o Wrenn Jewelry
Bow Ring c/o Rings and Tings

Shoes
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: ShoeDazzle $20 // Lulu*s $34 // Anthropologie $99

I hope you have a marvelous Monday!

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Casual in Grey and Gold

Today is just one of those days where the “laid back” feelings of summer are creeping up on me, hence it’s going to be a casual Tuesday with a simple look. We all need simple looks, right?

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To spice up this simple look, I decided to accessorize with some gorgeous jewelry from Wrenn Jewelry. Alissa Wrenn Smith specializes in intricately handmade jewelry that will add a classic touch to any outfit. Her passion for jewelry making and creativity shines brightly through her designs. Because of the simplicity and daintiness of her jewelry, they are perfect for everyday wear!

 Quality gems, classic designs, and a hint of sparkle? What more can you ask for?

Peach Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace // Double Druzy Ring }

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Top
Wearing: Madewell SALE $40

Pants
Wearing: Gap
My Picks: // Gap $50 //

Necklace / Ring
Peach Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace $35
Double Druzy Ring $35
c/o Wrenn Jewelry

Necklace / Luck Bracelet
Triangle Necklace
Luck Bracelet
c/o Rings and Tings

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew SALE $44.99 (plus EXTRA 30% off! )

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Oh yea, and you may have noticed that you don’t see any pictures of my footwear. After looking back at pictures, I realized that my choice of shoes wasn’t really working so I decided to spare your eyes. All about trial and error right?

Tell me, what shoes would you wear with this outfit?

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Trend: Kimono

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I’ve always been reserved about trying out the kimono trend, but when I saw this (On sale for only $10.95 now!!!) on Deb Shops, I knew I had to try it out, especially since festival season is here!  I usually see kimonos paired with shorts, but seeing that I needed to go to work, shorts were not really an option so I decided to pair it with a maxi dress and tied it in the front for a different look.

My students approved. Do you? 😛

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Here are a couple of shots without it tied.

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Dress
Wearing: Forever 21
My Picks: Forever 21 $11.80 // Old Navy $34

Kimono
Wearing:  Chiffon Floral Print Kimono c/o Deb Shops

Sandals
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Deb Shops $18  // Urban Outiftters $69

Rings
Wearing: Souvenirs from Hawaii and Nepal

Sunglasses
Wearing: Thrifted
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Lastly, I know it’s Thursday and I should have a Thrift Style Thursday post, but I’ve been so busy and I haven’t had time to go thrifting. Hopefully, next week!

Check out the other TST girls!

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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