Winter Love

Am I excited for four days away from the kiddos? Heck yes (despite the piles of papers I need to grade)! Anyways, the weather in the Bay Area has gotten quite crisp the last couple of weeks hence all the outfits with all my coats. Winter is definitely here! But for all you folks who can’t bear to put away your skirts and dresses….just get some high boots and a heavy coat and call it a day!

Stay warm and may you be filled with blessings, thanksgiving, family, and pumpkin pie this weekend!

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. For the Lord is a great God…” Psalms 95: 2-3

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15510971380_95cec95fdf_oCoat: Anthropologie – Similar // Top: Anthropologie // Skirt: Talbots – Similar // Boots: Loeffler Randal via Crossroads // Necklace: Anthropologie – Love this one! (use code SAACODE20 for 20% off your purchase!)  // Watch: Michele

Happy Thanksgiving! ❤

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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. 🙂 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. 😛

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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 – J. Crew – Similar  // Pink – Henri Bendel c/o Shop Hers

Satchel
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

Earrings
 Colorful Petals c/o Trendy Trinkets

Thanks for stopping by!

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Early or Late // I Couldn’t Wait + GIVEAWAY

Man, I’m struggling here. The sun is shining, the beach is calling my name and it doesn’t help that I have some new summer clothes that I want to wear!

I spent this past long weekend visiting my grandparents in LA and came back Monday with just enough time to squeeze in a Memorial Day BBQ before the weekend was up! I know I’m a little late when it comes to posting a Memorial Weekend outfit, but I’m just going to say that this is my exceptionally early July 4th outfit. Hey, if it works, why not? 🙂

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If you usually skip my babbling and just scroll through the pictures, hold your horses! Let me tell you about the perfect white blouse I’m wearing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled to find the perfect white sleeveless blouse for awhile. It has to have a pocket, needs to be tapered in a little bit, needs to have a good length to tuck/tie or leave as is…….Guess what? Here it is.

Thank you Boden for coming up with the perfect blouse to start off my summer wardrobe right! If you haven’t checked out Boden yet, now is the time!  They have a great collection of apparel that will keep you cool and stylish this summer! {Right now they are having 30% all dresses!}

Keep scrolling down for the Boden giveaway details!

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Blouse
Sleeveless Shirt c/o Boden {sale! $40}
{multiple colors and prints available!}

Shorts
Wearing: J. Crew {sale! $50 plus 30% off using code SWEET}

Purse
Wearing: Abaco Paris

Shoes
Wearing: Norway Sandals by MIA {sale! $50}

Necklace
Wearing: J. Crew {sale! $40 plus 30% off using code SWEET}

Hat // Cuff // Scarf
Gifted – Flea Market – Antique Shop

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Boden has generously offered one of my readers $50 credit to kick start the summer right! Just click HERE for the Rafflecopter page to enter! The giveaway is now until June 9th (*Note: Giveaway is for US residents only). Good luck!

Have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂

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Mix & Match Fashion

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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She Does Justice

Happy Friday! I hope all is well with all of you on this gorgeous day.

I am so excited today for featuring She Does Justice – an online boutique that has made its mission to support organizations who are working for the good of others. Every month they highlight an organization and give at least  10% of their gross profit to them. They support organizations like Food for the Hungry and Amazima Ministries. Check out their blog for more styling tips, updates, and little snippets of Megan’s life as she navigates being a mother, business owner, adoption advocate, and lover of Christ.

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Tee
“Make a Difference Today”
Tee c/o She Does Justice

Maxi Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads

Double Bear Head Ring c/o Rings and Tings

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew // Similar

Watch
Wearing: Michel

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie // Similar

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

Have a wonderful Easter weekend and remember that it is not about the pastel colors, eggs, bunnies, and candy, but about remembering the Lord’s sacrifice as he laid his life down for all so that we may be redeemed.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

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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

There is only 4 days left to enter the Ora Delphine Giveaway for your chance to win a Maddy Mini Wristlet! Click here! Don’t miss your chance!

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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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