Classiness with Lulu’s

I’ve been challenging myself lately to be more creative with my wardrobe as I begin to realize that there’s little to no room in my closet and I cannot bear to part with anything at the moment! And so I rediscovered this classic dress from Lulu*s (last seen here) and wanted to try to put a different spin on it by wearing a skirt over it.

Lulu*s has such a great collection of designs that are stylish, yet classic and versatile.  I mean, my students honestly said that I looked like a teacher  that stepped out of a movie.

And so I thank you Lulu*s. The credit goes to you.

Snippets With Alex

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Y14_6220Dress: c/o Lulu*s – My favorites ONE – TWO – THREE // Shoes: Aveta Ankle Strap Heels c/o Lulu*s // Skirt: J. Crew // Purse: Coach Vintage // Bracelets: J.Crew // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry

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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! 

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The Beauty of Gettin’ Stitch Fixed

I LOVE shopping as much as the next girl, but sometimes you just can’t deal with the indecisiveness, crowded malls, long lines, and fluorescent lights. Sometimes, shopping isn’t as pretty and easy as it seems until…

STITCH FIX.

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I was just introduced to Stitch Fix — a company who provides you with a personal stylist. This stylist uses the resources and the information that you give them (such as a Pinterest board, FB, IG, etc.) and picks out 5 items for you to choose from. It’s like my own personal shopping fairy came by for a visit! You get to keep the items you like, and then mail the rest back in a prepaid envelope!

Okay, you’re probably saying to yourself..
1) Who says I need help shopping?
2) They don’t know who I am. How are they supposed to dress me?
3) Total waste of money.

Honestly, I said those same things. But I thought I’d give it a try because my last experience at the mall was kind of a drag — no parking, not in my size, long lines, and crowded spaces.

1) You probably don’t need help! But let me tell you, if you’re sometimes lazy and don’t want to step out of the house, but want something new…STITCH FIX is your FIX.
2) They do their research! The more information you give them (a.k.a preferences, social media sites, etc.), the better your stylist can assist you. They ask A LOT of questions to make sure that they serve you well!
3) It costs $20 to sign up for one style fix, but what’s neat is that you can use that $20 towards your purchase! Um, winner. And if you decide to buy all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase!

I had to wait about a month for my box due to the Stitch Fix high demand, but it was worth the wait. It was so fun opening the box and being surprised about the lovely items inside. After much deliberation, I decided to only keep my favorite two items (scroll down to see!) for the sake of my bank account. 🙂

If you’d like to try Stitch Fix for yourself…do use my referral link {click HERE}.
(My stylist was Lydia. I HIGHLY recommend her!)

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What I love about this blouse is its design and flattering shape. It hides the tummy but slightly tapers in so it isn’t boxy. The shirt is versatile — casual, dressy, you name it.

As for the jacket…I’ve been looking for a thin neutral jacket for quite some time. Somehow my style fairy totally got the hint from my bio that I needed one. Ha. She chose a great pick for me with this classy but still a little edgy moto jacket.

I’m in STITCH FIX bliss at the moment. 🙂

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And oh don’t forget about these lovely Crystal Petal Studs from Trendy Trickets! Only $12.00 you say? Um, YES. The added sparkle and color just made the outfit even better don’t you think? Do check out their other fabulous collections!

Pashma Lurex Detailed Boucle Moto Jacket Stitch Fix

Denova Dot Print Blouse – Stitch Fix

Necklace
Wearing: J. Crew
My Picks: Benevolent Jewels $28 // J.Crew $58

Earrings
Crystal Petal Studs c/o Trendy Trickets

Pants
Wearing: Gap $41.97

Heels
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Watch
Wearing: Michele

Purse
Wearing: Coach

Happy Wednesday!

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Mix & Match Fashion



Feather Weather

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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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Springing Blue

So is it a bad thing when students come up to you and say “You look darker”? Oh well, this is what happens when you go to Hawaii over a week long break. 🙂

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So for this outfit, I’m giving a shout out and a thumbs up to EVERLANE. They so generously sent me the Ryan tank in Charcoal to model for you all. Let me tell you something, this is the most comfortable, well-fitted, quality tank that I’ve worn in a long time. I usually don’t get tanks because they end up fitting weirdly, shrinking or stretching in the wash, not soft, etc. But this tank is so comfy that I want to wear it all the time (I’ll check how it handles in the wash when I muster up the energy to do laundry ha)! And please don’t think this is a marketing strategy or anything like that. All my opinions I express on the blog are my own and are honest. 🙂 Pinky promise.

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Skirt
Wearing: J. Crew Factory
My Picks: Old Navy $20 // The Limited $41 // J. Crew $128

Blazer
Wearing: Urban Outfitters
My Picks: Mod Cloth $49 // Loft $75 // ASOS $75

Tank
The Ryan Tank in Charcoal c/o Everlane

Shoes
c/o Lulu’s – Similar

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew Factory
My Picks: Forever 21 $8.80 // J. Crew $68

Necklaces
Wearing: Typewriter A Necklace c/o Lulu’s – Similar
Vintage Pearl

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Pink and Orange

Hm, I’m usually not the one to wear midi skirts due to my short stature, but this one grew on me. My aunt decided that she didn’t want this anymore so I took it because I saw the potential. You agree?

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Skirt
Wearing: Hand-me-down
My Picks: Urban Outfitters $49  $20 // H&M $25 //

Shirt
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Lulu*s $28 // Gap $50 // Anthropologie $88

Shoes
Wearing: sold out c/o Lulu’s – Similar

Necklace
Wearing: Ann Taylor
My Picks: Forever 21 $8 // Jewel Mint $30 //

Tips on wearing a Midi Skirt:
1. Make sure you wear it high waisted.
2. When choosing a top, make sure it still accentuates the waist by choosing a slim fitting top or even with a cropped jacket.
3. Add a belt for extra pizazz and shape.
4. Heels are necessary (especially for us height-challenged folks).
5. Should hit between the knee and mid calf, depending on your height.

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Unlock the Red

I was debating about boycotting posting anything red for this month in retaliation of Valentine’s Day, but then I’d just be that person. Instead, I’m going to set aside my feelings of this holiday and “Unlock the Red”. Okay, okay, I’m not really against the holiday, but I’m not one of those “OMG I need a Valentine” or the “I hate S.A.D.” girls either. Oh wait, but did I just admit that I am by denying it? Oh shoot.

Anyways, I found this top at Goodwill and thought the lock pattern was cute. It is definitely on the border of a type of pattern that my students might be caught wearing, but I think pairing it with an “adult” looking jacket, skinny jeans, and heels make it appropriate for a high-school-looking-but-really-the-teacher 23 year-old woman.

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Blouse
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Daily Look $20 // Banana Republic $70

Jacket
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: H&M $25 // Anthropologie $80

Pants
Wearing: Gap $49

Shoes
Wearing: Gold Cutout Pointed Pumps c/o LuLu*s $23

Necklaces
Wearing: Just My Typewriter c/o Lulu*s
and Forever 21 (Similar $7)

Have a happy Monday!

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Reminder: Lulu*s The Great Galentine’s Giveaway: Win Free Dresses for a Year!

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Just a reminder, LuLu’s is having an opportunity for you to win dresses for a year! This opportunity is still open from now until February 12th, so go on…get to it! And don’t forget to tell your best gal pal as well! You both don’t want to miss this opportunity! Click here!

And isn’t Connie Tang just the cutest?! If you enjoy fresh trendy styles, look to her! I had an awesome time pairing up with her for this Lulu*s Gal Pal extravaganza!

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What I’m Wearing:
The Sooner the Sweater Navy Blue Sweater Dress c/o Lulu*s
My Delicious Aveta Black Nubuck Ankle Strap Heels c/o Lulu*s
Clutch: Vintage – stolen from my mom 🙂 — Similar @ Lulu*s
Necklace: Talbots — Similar @ Lulu*s

What Connie’s Wearing:
Rise From the Sashes Red Dress c/o LuLu*s
Grand Together Gold Rhinestone Bracelet c/o Lulu*s
Shoe Republic LA Gemini Black Ankle Strap Heels c/o Lulu*s
Gold Initial Necklace Two Squares Personalize c/o Thought Blossoms
Circle Gold Eternal Hammered Necklace c/o Thought Blossoms.
Alexa Clutch c/o JJ Winters

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Lulu*s The Great Galentine’s Giveaway: Win Free Dresses for a Year!

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I had the great privilege of collaborating with Lulu*s and a fellow blogger Connie Tang (an awesomely extreme fashionista, I might add 🙂 ) to bring you this amazing chance to win dresses for a year! Scroll down for more details! 🙂

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What I’m Wearing
That’s a Wrap Burgundy Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress c/o Lulu*s
Anne Michelle Spiral 11 Black and Gold Cutout Pointed Pumps c/o Lulu*s
Just My Typewriter Gold A Necklace c/o Lulu*s
MICHELE Two Tone Watch
White Gold All In One Bag from GiGi New York

What Connie’s Wearing
A Sight to be Seam Royal Blue Skater Dress c/o Lulu*s
Shoe Republic Mustard Snake and Suede High Heels c/o Lulu*s
 Sunny Side Strut Grey and Yellow Necklace c/o Lulu*s
Catching Fire Yellow Rhinestone Cuff c/o Lulu*s
Glint ‘Anaconda’ Metal Clutch from Nordstrom

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Valentine’s day may be coming up quick but here at LuLu*s, Galentine’s day reigns supreme!! Forget the flowers and treat yourself to a year of fresh frocks! LuLu*s is giving away one free dress a month to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2014! Follow the link to enter and refer your best gal pal with your custom generated link for a chance to WIN: http://bit.ly/dressesforayear!!

The contest runs from now until February 12th, 2014 and the winner will be posted February 15th, 2014!

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I hope one of you wins! 🙂

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Suave Muave

Let’s talk about this color muave. It’s elegant, feminine, classy, and yes, very suave.

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Blazer
Wearing: Anthroplogie ON SALE $138.95 $39.99

Lace Blouse
Wearing: Urban Outfitters
My Picks: Forever 21 $14.80 // Macy’s $34

Jeans
Wearing: Gap $69.95

Shoes
c/o Lulu*s $24
{Can I just say, that I’ve been looking for these shoes for awhile? It’s been hard to find them for a reasonable price but of course, Lulu’s got them! Super cute, right? And as for comfort….not too shabby! 🙂 }

Purse
Hand-me-down: Vintage Coach
{Has anyone taken a look at the new Coach line? I’m genuinely impressed. Previously, they have always been about the “C’s” and the bright colors, but now they’re bringing back the simple, classic, but modern look. Absolutely love!}

Sometimes you want to stand out, but not be a highlighter. I say, go for the softer shades like this mauve color to make a subtle statement. Contrast the soft color against neutral pieces and watch your outfit command attention without people going “Woah, where’s the new vocabulary word?” {Yes, kind of a lame teacher joke, but hopefully you understood my intent or at least got a good laugh at my expense.}

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