Wicked in Green

 What happens when you have a dress made from heavier fabric that’s perfect for winter but it is currently spring? Well, don’t you dare push it to the back of your closet! Put on that dress, grab a denim jacket, throw on some bright accessories and some light colored shoes, and no one will know the difference!

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So a little about this dress…I’m kind of in love with it 🙂 The emerald green caught my eye as well as the peek-a-boo striped panels. I think it gives a little something extra, don’t you think? And let’s talk about this silhouette. The midi length and cinched waist keeps the dress classic and chic. It doesn’t need much to dress up this beauty. I can’t wait to style this dress up, down, during winter, fall…oh the possibilities.

Make sure to check out Crystalie and their gorgeous collection of apparel!

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Dress
Hidden Motive Dress c/o Crystalie

Denim Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Gap $79 // Lulu*s $129

Shoes
Wearing: Thrifted (Cathy Jean)
My Picks: Sole Society $65 // Shoe Mint $80

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Benevolent Jewels $42 (use code SAACODE20 forextra 20% off! ) //
J. Crew $138

Rings
bought them while in Nepal

Clutch
Wearing: 
H&M $10

Last random thought: I don’t know if you’ve been watching Once Upon a Time, but I’ve got to say that I’m enjoying the new twist with the Wicked Witch of the West.

Have a wondrously wicked Thursday!

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Last last random thought 😛 – I didn’t participate in Thrift Style Thursday this week but do check out my lovely friends who styled animal print thrifty finds. I’m not “LION” when I say they “sNAILED” it! 

Yes, I’m really this corny.

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Being Zhenya // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Rachel’s Lookbook // Muddy Flowers // Lipstick and Yarn // Aligator Toe

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Snake Bite

Why hello there! Hopefully you had a wonderful restful weekend celebrating Easter with your families and are ready for this new week! Personally, I’m not. Between late night movies, “Frozen” karaoke sessions with the little ones, Easter church services, and procrastination efforts, I’m in need of another weekend! Let the countdown begin!

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Okay, so about my outfit. I usually steer clear from animal print because sometimes it’s a little too edgy for me, but I am quite fond of this Snake Print Top from Norka. The neutral color and silky fabric makes this top very versatile and the shape makes it easy to wear, no matter your body type. Be on the look out for more stylings of this sweet baby. 🙂

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Blouse
Snake Print Tank c/o Norka

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Forever 21 $17.80 //  Lulu*s $34

Pumps
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Ted Baker $108 // Kate Spade $196

Necklace
Wearing: Spike Collar Necklace  of Lauren Conrad from Kohls
on sale! $13.50

Clutch
Wearing: H&M $10
It’s actually a shoulder bag but I didn’t like the length of the strap and zipper tassel so I took those off.

Sunglasses
Wearing: Dior (borrowed 🙂 )

Bracelet
Wearing:  Pyramid Studded Crystal Bracelet from J. Crew

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday. 🙂

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Winter White

Ah finally, a new outfit after a week and a half of craziness!

This week’s  Thrift Style Thursday theme is Winter White hence my struggling attempt to keep with the light color palette. This dress was originally attended for last year’s nautical themed family reunion, but of course I changed my mind and haven’t taken this number out since. Now seemed like a good time to! Pair it with a sweater and boots, and you’ve got a winter look!

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Forever 21  $27 //  Urban Outfitters $69

Sweater
Wearing: H&M
My Picks: Nordstrom $21 // H&M $34 // Daily Look $69

Booties
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Nordstrom Rack $69 // Zappos $95 //  Anthropologie $229

Belt
Wearing: Francesca’s
(This style of belt is hard to find!)

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: H&M $15  //  JewelMint $38

Since it’s been such a while since I’ve actually written a lot on a blog post, here are some snippets of my life currently:

1. Spilled coffee on my white dress which I luckily was able to get it out before I headed off to work.

2. My students discovered my blog and jokes about my lengthy list of hashtags has become the norm.

3. I have a pile of quiz corrections to grade that I’m dreading.

4. I have a big red pimple located right in-between the eyes.

5. My students got me addicted to the game Flappy Bird (My score currently is 1. And no, it’s not one of those games where the lowest score wins.)

6. Learned that no one uses Facebook anymore, according to my students. Prove them wrong by liking my Facebook page!

Yes, I learn a lot from my students.

So, how have you all been? 🙂

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Don’t forget to check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers!

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity

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The Green Utility

For a year, I have been on the look out for the perfect green utility jacket. A couple of months ago, I took a trip to Seattle with a couple of friends with the assumption that I am definitely going to have some luck in finding my wanna-be-hipster green utility jacket. Lo and behold, I found one! What I like about it is that it’s light, easy-to-wear and very versatile — it can be a throw-it-on jacket with jeans and a t-shirt, wear it with a dress or a skirt, or you can even throw it over a nice outfit with heels and you’re out the door!

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Utility Jacket
Wearing: Boutique in Seattle
My Picks: Forever 21: $39.80 $27.99 // Old Navy $39.94 // Urban $78 // Nordstrom $108

Sweater:
Wearing: H&M
My Picks: Forever 21 $15.50 // Francesca’s $44  // Lulu’s $79.50

Dress:
Wearing: Urban Outfitters $59 $19.99
My Picks: Old Navy $29.95 $9.97 // Free People $118

Boots:
Wearing: Ralph Lauren
My Picks:  Macy’s $79 $59.99  // Ralph Lauren $194

Shopping Tip: If you’re searching for something specific like two-toned boots, a leather jacket, the perfect purse, or even the perfect man, DON’T EVER SETTLE. Wait until you find the exact thing that you’re looking for.

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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.

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

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

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

Boots
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!

Remember to follow! 🙂

Christmas Red

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Dress: Anthropologie (old)  // Coat: Anthropologie – Similar  // Shoes: Steve Madden – Similar

I know this Christmas post is a little late, and you probably already have that perfect red dress….but it’s never too early to think of next year! Also, it’s the perfect time to go shopping for one because of all the after Christmas sales!

I know, I know, there are so many to choose from. Well, you’re in luck! Here are some of my red dress picks depending on your unique style. Are you the Sweetheart? The Hipster? The Hawt Mama? Or the Sophisticate?

THE SWEETHEART
ASOS $68.97 $40.84 // ModCloth $69.99  // J.Crew $99

THE HIPSTER
ASOS $39.93 $19.96 // Urban Outfitters $69 // Free People $118

THE HAWT MAMA
Forever 21 $27.80 // Lulu’s $30 // Express $49

THE SOPHISTICATE
H&M $34.95 // Anthropologie $188 $69.95 // Ralph Lauren $180

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Merry Christmas!

And again, thank you for taking the time out of your day (especially during the holidays) to read the nonsense on this blog. 😛

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Faux Fur

Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Today’s theme — Faux Fur.

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Vest: Thrifted // Shirt: Free People (Thrifted) – Similar // Pants: Gap – Similar // Shoes: J. Crew – Similar // Necklace: LOFT

Now, if you’re out of luck and can’t seem to find a furry treasure at your local thrift store for a mere $10, here are some store-bought options 🙂

H&M $20 // Forever 21 $47 // Daily Look $80

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Other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Brandi at The Fair Trade Fashionistas