Monochrome – Camel

 

Ok, so technically this may not be considered monochrome but I would say the colors are all in the same family right? Here’s¬†my tip on how to do the monochrome look: just stay in the same family of hues. Is it just me, or is the color camel in? Eh, whether it’s in or out, you can’t deny that it screams fall.

>> On another note, I was recently asked by Marin to do an interview for her blog QwertyGirl for the month of November. It was super fun getting a little more personal and behind the scenes about my blog. Do check it out! <<

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Y14_7058Pants: Gap // Coat: Anthropologie – Similar // Shoes: DSW // Sweater: J. Crew Factory // Necklace: Anthropologie // Watch: Michele

Thanks for stopping by! And for all you teachers and students out there….

9 more school days till Thanksgiving Break! ūüôā

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Right on Track

¬† ¬†Have you ever had those moments when you’re reading Kendi Everyday and instantly fell so in love with her outfit that you jumped on the chance¬†to be as close to cool as you can get to her by buying the similar style? Well, that’s what happened with these jogger pants. I’ve been wanting to follow the trend for awhile, but always felt like my body wasn’t well proportioned for them, but after seeing Kendi rock them, I just had to try for myself.

Luckily I found these beauties at J.Crew on sale (with an extra 30% right NOW 9/23) and just had to snag them. The elastic waist gives me comfort as well as extra wiggle room just in case I…you know…want to eat that extra cookie. ūüėõ These pants are ¬†also equipped with zippered pockets that are positioned perfectly to create a slimmer look. I can’t wait to style them differently in upcoming posts!

So in conclusion, am I sold on jogger pants? It’s a solid, YES.

Thanks for the inspiration, Kendi. 

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Pants: J. Crew (sale plus 30% off 9/23) // Blouse: Banana Republic – Similar // Shoes: CrossroadsSimilar // Purse: Abaco Paris // Necklace: Anthropologie – Similar

Hope your day stays right on track! ūüôā

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Another Day, Another Dress

I don’t know what it is about yellow and cobalt, but I absolutely love the combo. Hence this is the second post with the same color combo, and maybe even a third one on the way! ūüėČ

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The dress I am wearing today is an old Anthropologie find. I usually wear this dress for more formal occasions, but if you haven’t noticed, I like to convert nice dresses into more everyday wear. More bang for your buck, right?

1. The Red Brocade // 2. Wicked in Green  // 3. Hat Happy

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And you’re probably sick of seeing me style this denim jacket, but don’t you think it’s a great way to casual-fy a dress or to throw on for a nice summer/spring look?

1. Pink Lemonade // 2. The Tulle Skirt // 3. Itty-Bitty Polka Dottie

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Dress: Anthropologie РSimilar $284 or THIS one for $99 // Denim Jacket: Thrifted РSimilar $70 // Shoes: J. Crew РSimilar $33 // Purse: Coach // Necklace: Talbots РSimilar $38 // Bracelets: J. Crew , Forever 21 // Cuff: Crystal Hexagon Cuff from INPINK $18 // Belt: Thrifted from Crossroads

Because I just recently moved to a new place and am a new professional, I need to watch my spending a little. No more purchasing to keep up with the latest trends, no more emotional shopping, and no more thoughtless buys.

To help control my spending, I always ask myself three questions before I swipe the card:

1. Is it versatile? {whether or not I can dress it up or down, multiple seasons}
2. Do I have at least 5 items already in my closet to mix & match with it?
3. Do I LOVE it? {emphasis on the LOVE, not just like}

What are some questions that you ask yourself before you purchase something?

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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! 

Don’t forget to enter the $300 J.Crew giveaway! Only two days left! Click HERE for the RaffleCopter page!

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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. ūüôā 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. ūüėõ

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Splurge vs. Save + J.Crew Giveaway!

Today I am excited to share with you my participation in Credit Card Insider’s Challenge “Splurge vs. Save” campaign!

Who says you need to spend a fortune on a fabulously chic outfit? Between bills, student loans, and a desire for travel expeditions, who has the money to spend on clothes like there’s no tomorrow? I certainly don’t. I’ve been in love with Olivia Wilde’s style for awhile now and I thought she’d be the perfect “Splurge vs. Save” inspiration.

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Her Look
Dress: Ella Moss $188
Leather Moto Jacket: Unknown
Bag: Gucci ($2190)
Sneakers: Uknown

My Look
Dress: Crossroads $15
Jacket: Crossroads $30
Black Bag (that I have but totally forgot – Last seen here): Crossroads $60
Sandals: Gifted

**Keep scrolling for my chevron dress and jacket picks ALL UNDER $50

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My Picks:

Dress: Charlotte Russe $25 // Overstock.com $37 // Dorothy Perkins $35

Jacket: Mango $40 // ASOS $44 // Free People $50 {sale VEGAN LEATHER)

My tips on saving:
NEVER buy something full price
WAIT till the end of the season
SURF through the sales rack
VENTURE to thrift stores in rich neighborhoods
Be AWARE of the extra savings events

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Now for the giveaway!¬†I am co-hosting with some other fabulous bloggers to give away a $300 gift card to one of my favorite stores — J. Crew!

The giveaway is NOW until July 23rd. The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! Good luck! 

GIVEAWAY¬† ——- CLICK HERE FOR THE RAFFLECOPTER!

Prizes: $300 J. Crew Gift Card

Co-hosts:¬†¬†Lush to Blush¬†//¬†A Labour of Life¬†//¬†Comfortably Young¬†//¬†Notoriously Dapper¬†//¬†Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog¬†//¬†Just Peachy Blog¬†//¬†Miss Erin Says¬†//¬†alex √† la mode¬†//¬†Pretty Thrifty¬†// ¬†[oomph.]¬†//¬†Mass Musings¬†//¬†Southern Girl Ramblings¬†//¬†StushiGal Style¬†//¬†Simply Sinova¬†//¬†Skip to the Details¬†//¬†Prosecco & Plaid¬†//¬†Snippets With Alex¬†

Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 7/23 and is open worldwide.

**Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

Yellow Blues

I don’t know about you, but dressing up for work in the summer is such a pain in the butt. I’ve been getting lazier and lazier in dressing professional for my summer gig. Seriously though, yesterday I came in jeans and a top that made me look even more like a high school student. I was overwhelmed by dissatisfaction about my style choices yesterday, so I decided to step it up a slight notch today — wrinkly pencil skirt and wrinkly button up top.

Hopefully my shoes will be the forgiving factor.

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 Shirt
Wearing: Thrifted Old Navy –¬†Similar

Skirt
Wearing: J. Crew Factory Р$37.50

Shoes
Wearing: J. Crew –¬†Similar

Necklace / Ring / Bracelet / Watch
Wearing: Trendy Trinket / Rings & Tings / J. Crew / Michele

Oh, and if you haven’t checked out my Shop yet, do it! ūüôā

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Camels and Stripes

Three things that I learned from this outfit:

1) If you need to wash your hair but don’t want to lose the waves that you worked so hard for the night before…Dry Shampoo (try this!)
2) Be careful about what shorts you wear when you go mattress shopping if you get my drift.
3) This might be the first time that I’ve mixed prints. I’m kind of liking it!

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 Top
Wearing: random shop in Nepal
My Picks: Chicwish $42// Anthropologie $158

Shorts
Wearing: J. Crew Factory
My Picks:  Old Navy $24 // J. Crew Factory $54.50 $29.50 using code BIGSALE // ASOS $60

Shoes
Yulia c/o Born Footwear

Rings
 Crystal Bow // Chain Link
c/o Rings and Tings

Bracelets
Gold РJ. Crew РSimilar  // Pink РHenri Bendel c/o Shop Hers

Satchel
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

Earrings
 Colorful Petals c/o Trendy Trinkets

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Go Get ‘Em Denim

Hello there! Thanks so much for everyone’s vacation good wishes! I did have a wonderful¬†and restful vacation, so much so that I feel excited about this work filled summer! I won’t bore you with the details, but just know that if you are feeling close to burning out, take a week off, follow these guidelines, and you will come back with no more¬†dark circles, a straighter back, and a recharged battery.¬†


Any-who, it’s outfit time. I’ve always wanted to try the all denim look so here it goes!

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Dress
Wearing: Gifted
Similar: Forever 21 $25 // ASOS $66  // Anthropologie $128

Jacket
Wearing: Hand-me Down
Similar: Gap $70 //  Nordstrom $75 // J. Crew $150

Shoes
Wearing: J. Crew $98 {different colors}

Bag
Wearing: Free People
Similar: DSW $40 // Fossil $63 // Marc by Marc Jacobs $138

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
Similar: Izaro $17 // Charming Charlie $18 //¬†Francesca’s $20

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew Factory $20

So here are my tips on pulling off a denim on denim look..

DENIM ON DENIM if you dare

1. Different Shades of Denim 
Make sure that your denim pieces are of a different shade BUT ALSO that the shades mesh well together. 

2. Different Denim Weight
Make sure that your denim pieces vary in fabric weight to balance the look as well as keeping it interesting!

3. Simple Accessories
All denim will already turn heads, so play down the accessories and keep it simple!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

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Oak and Florals

Three day weekend are nice aren’t they? If only society changed the work week to Tu-Fri instead. ūüôā Sadly, it’s time to get back to work but lucky for me there are only 9 more days of school left! In the mean time, you can find me chugging coffee trying to push through. Ha.

Today I bring you a spring look full of florals and color!

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If you haven’t heard of Oak 73 yet, let me be the first to introduce you to this online brand. They focus on the classic shapes but they put a¬†twist on them that makes the apparel anything but boring. Also, I love how all their products are made in the U.S.A. Fabulous designs + Quality make = Happy Girl¬†

I’m wearing their Painted Floral Dress which is the perfect summer dress as the weather continues to warm up. It’s sleeveless but I wanted to wear it to work so I decided to throw on a blazer to make it more appropriate.

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Dress
Painted Floral Dress c/o Oak 73

Blazer
Wearing: J. Crew Factory

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o OraDelphine

Shoes
Wearing: Talbots (Similar – ShoeMint $40)

Rings // Necklace
Double Druzy Ring c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Vintage // Vintage

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forgot to follow Snippetswithalex on other forms of social media! ūüôā

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