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 – $37.50

Shoes
Wearing: J. Crew – Similar

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

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Blazer
Wearing: Gap
My Picks: Forever 21 $30 // Gap $70 // J. Crew $158

Top
Embroidered Crochet and Lace Tee c/o Deb Shops

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted
My Pick: ASOS $43

Flats
Wearing: Anthropologie (Similar)

Heels
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Bracelet
Wearing: Juicy Couture

Deb Shops so generously sent me this casual boho style top, and I just absolutely couldn’t bear to wait until the weekend to wear it casually. How do you style a casual top for work? Well, just add a slim skirt, blazer and heels or flats and there you go.

You may be wondering why I switched from flats to heels…well you try walking in heels while teaching all day. Yea, not going to happen (anymore anyway 🙂 )

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Unrestricted Stripes and Blue

Thrift Style Thursday: Laid Back

This outfit is probably not the typical laid back look, but let me tell you something…it definitely FEELS laid back. There are no restrictions on the movement of my limbs whatsoever. Yes, I can probably do a cartwheel in this outfit (if I knew how to cartwheel), and yes I can stretch out my arms as wide as possible to show you how much I appreciate you reading my blog. 🙂

That right there, my friends, is one comfortable outfit.

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Blouse
Wearing: Thrifted @ Savers
My Picks: Asos $65 // Madewell $75

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted @ Crossroads
My Pick: Dorothy Perkins $44 but extra 25% right now!

Bracelet
Wearing: Juicy Couture
My Picks: LuLu*s $12 // Juicy Couture $68 (extra 40% off!)

Necklaces
Wearing: Thrifted, Vintage, and Anthropologie

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

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Don’t forget to check out the other TST bloggers and their Laid Back Outfit!

 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
Confessions of a Refashionista!
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali

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MIX MATCH

European Flare

Bonjour! This post is dedicated to the wonderful fashionistas in Europe who never fail to look classy. I was blessed to be able to visit Paris this past March and I just fell in love with the culture! So today, I decided to combine the  Thrift Style Thursday Theme of bags this week with a little European Flare.

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Coat: Anthropologie // Sweater: Gap – Similar // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Talbots – Similar // Watch: Michele // Purse: Thrifted – Juicy Couture // Necklaces: Urban, Vintage

Outfit highlights:
THE COAT: I’ve been looking for a cream/off white coat for awhile. While I was in D.C. for Friendsgiving, we did some after Black Friday shopping and I found this beautiful more traditional/classic coat. I was about to snag it, but then I thought about my other coats, and I have plenty of nice typically-shaped coats. Therefore, I decided to get the one shown above. I figured, it’s always nice to have something that makes you feel like you should be on the runway. Right? Especially when it was an extra 20% off!

THE PURSE: Since it is Thrift Style Thursday, here is my Juicy Couture purse that I thrifted at Crossroads Trading Company. I have been looking for a nice, quality, black side satchel piece that would go with practically any outfit. Well, I lucked out and found this beauty. Usually JC stuff is a little too out there for me, with a bunch of their logos plastered all over it, but this one fit my simplistic style.

THE WATCH: Now, I’ve been on the look out for good watch for awhile. I had no idea what to look for until I talked to my fashionable-in-the-know cousins. Their tip: TWO-TONE. Get a two-toned (both gold and silver) watch and band so that it can match with every outfit no matter what. Yes, this was definitely a splurge, but so worth it! It’s functional as well as a stylish accessory! You will probably see me wear this guy every post. 🙂 I got this watch at Nordstrom Rack. Be on the look out, because these are hard to find!

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Last tip of the day:

How to look European (in my humble opinion):

1. It’s all about the coat
Since it gets pretty chilly over there during the winter, the only thing that you pretty much see are their coats! I suggest always having a classic coat, but when you want to add some flare, try a new style!
2. Neutral colors are key.
Keep it classy with the neutrals.
3. Less is more.
Don’t be decked out in accessories. Keep it simple!
4. Confidence.
Just like with any outfit, confidence is key. My quote of the day:
“The outfit is the lightbulb, but confidence is the electricity.”

*Okay, probably too many different themes for one post. If you got lost in the mumbo jumbo of my writing, I deeply apologize for my rambling.

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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
Brandi at The Fair Trade Fashionistas