The “Oh, so Pretty” Midi

Wow, a 2 week break ended up being a 12 week hiatus from blogging. My apologies to all of you readers for my absence. Life sometimes just consumes you, you know? The past couple of months in just a few phrases — late nights at school, no shopping resolution, a bomb threat at school, and pumping iron. I won’t bore you with the details.

Anyways, for the first outfit back, I give you a look into this spring/summer trend of midi skirts. Sentimental reasons aside, this skirt literally needs to hop into your closet right now. The lively bright color, the feminine shape, and the way the fabric just makes you feel like you’re the amazing Julie Andrews frolicking in the hills. I mean, don’t you tell me you’ve never wanted to run around and break out into song…okay, okay, maybe I’ll have to stand alone on that one.

Why I like Midi Skirts:

Multi – seasonal 
Multi – occasional
Multi – generational

‘Nuff said.

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Skirt: Anthropologie // Top: c/o Roe Blvd. // Shoes: Gift – Love these // Sunglasses: Sunglasses stand in SF  Belt: Anthropologie – Similar (Sale!)

And because I don’t mind sharing my dorky self with you all…..

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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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Crop Top Wanna Be

I found this great polka-dot top at Crossroads and thought to myself “Let’s be a little daring and maybe, just maybe, wear it with shorts for a cute mid-drift-showing summer look.” Yea, I think my conservative self died for a second and was resurrected the moment I took it out of my closet to wear the next day. But no problem, good thing I had a high waisted skirt to pair it up with. Purchase saved.

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Top // Shoes
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: Shirt found @ Nordstrom! $36 // ALDO $90

Skirt
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Anthropologie $40 {sale!} // ModCloth $60 or THIS one for $50

 Flower Ring // Bow Ring // Bracelet // Necklace
Wearing: Vintage // Rings and Tings // J. Crew – Similar  // Garage Sale

Purse
Wearing: Vintage Coach

Watch
Wearing: Michele

Happy Thursday and keep me in your prayers seeing that tomorrow I am hiking Half Dome!

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Mix & Match Fashion
And I know I haven’t really been keeping up with TST….this week is Florals. I had polka dots. Close enough. 😛

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

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Fun Florals

And teaching summer school has begun! I keep forgetting my reasoning for signing up to teach summer school. Maybe it was the fear of boredom, habit of busyness, or just the lost of my sanity, but I did. At least I have an excuse to dress up! 🙂 Haha, but honestly, it’s not so bad thus far. I’ve got great kids who are so eager to learn and that’s all a teacher could ask for.

So about this outfit…probably my new favorite summer work outfit. I decided to keep it casual with jeans but dressed it up with this great floral blazer that I found at DenM during my vacation in Redlands. (Scroll down for similar options!)

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Blazer
Wearing: DenM Boutique
My Picks: ASOS (too many good picks to choose from!) // Windsor $34 // Boohoo (many affordable choices!)

Shirt
Sleeveless Shirt c/o Boden (sale $40)

Jeans
Wearing: American Eagle $44

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

Purse
Wearing: Abaco Paris

Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew – Similar {30% off with code HISUMMER}

Rings // Pocket Watch
Wearing: Vintage // Wrenn Jewelry // Flea Maket

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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!

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Summer Pics – Boden Giveaway winner!

Hello from San Bernadino! I just thought I’d give you a peek into my week away. Yea, I know, it’s basically food….

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photo 2{ Tupelo Junction Cafe, Santa Barbara }

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photo 4{The Lucky Penny, Santa Barbara}

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{The Shop, Santa Barbara}

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{Enjoy Cupcakes, Santa Barbara}

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you get three teachers together? 

Thanks for all who entered the Boden giveaway! The winner is…

Calli Welsch!

I will be contacting you shortly!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m off for more fun in the sun!

Happy Thursday!