Fooled You Not + Giveaway Winners

There once was a girl who lucked out in finding a beautiful dress for only $20 thanks to her wonderful fairy shop mother — Crossroads Trading Company. The design was divine, the fabric was elegant, and the girl left the store excited to wear the dress to her next ball. Then a week flew by  with no ball in sight. Then another week flew by and it felt like she would never be able to wear it. Eventually she said “Oh what the heck. I’m going to wear it to work instead!”

And off she went the next morning.

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Top/Dress: H&M – Similar // Pants: Gap // Jacket: StitchFix (check out my review post)  // Purse: Abaco Paris // Flats: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s – Similar

**Tip: Fold/scrunch/tuck a dress to wear it as a top! Who needs to wait for a special occasion? 🙂 

This particular dress had a slim fitting thin layer underneath with the patterned chiffon layered over and so it was easy to fold the bottom under. When choosing a dress to wear as a top, make sure that the bottom half of the dress is more snug (sort of like a body con dress) so that if you fold it, it can just sit on top of your hips. It’s just an option.

I had quite a few people come up to me today complimenting me on my “shirt”. Little did they know… 😉

Happy Thursday!

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Oh and the eShakti giveaway winners are…

Ashley Desire and Denise Gadson! 

Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly!

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Snake and Shake

 

Okay, I know the title doesn’t make sense besides the snake part but I just couldn’t help myself. 🙂

Anyways, my life and schedule has finally winded down with little breathing room to spare. I’ve been jumping from being the VBS director at my church, to a mini Disneyland vacation with the family, and then the church family retreat. Yes it’s been fun, but there have been lots of moving around, so it’s nice to feel a little more settled as the school year is about to begin.

 

I’m so excited for this new school year! With one year of teaching high school under my belt, I feel a little more prepared for this year and ready and motivated to implement new teaching strategies and  excited to meet my new students. 🙂

 

So as the new year begins, here is a new look with a not-so-old gem of a top. This snake print top (only $28!) from Norka has been one of my go-to tops with it’s neutral tone and versatile shape. Last time (“Snake Bite“), I paired it with a fitted skirt and heels for more of a night-out look. Today, I went for a casual day out by layering the tank over this simple black maxi. 

 

**Layering a tank over a maxi is a great way to change it up a bit and get more uses out of your pieces. 165 167 178 184 201Top: Snake Print Top c/o Norka $28 // Dress: Forever 21 – Similar $15 // Necklace: Anthropologie – Similar $30 // Purse: Abaco Paris // Sandals: Nine West – Similar $40

 

Happy Monday!

Oh and TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to enter the giveaway!

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Don’t forget to enter the EShakti giveaway for a $25 gift cards* for TWO lucky readers**. Giveaway goes until Tuesday, August 12th at 12AM PST
Click HERE for the rafflecopter page! – You will automatically get $25 just for entering!

*Note: Unlike a gift coupon, a gift card is as good as cash. It can be used over and above any other promotional offer / gift coupon in the same order
**Giveaway is only for U.S. and Canada residents only. 

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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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