Tough Stuff

I may look like a girly girl on the outside, but deep down I’m a tough cookie with an attitude…at least that’s what my mom says. 😛

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I bet you can’t guess what that bracelet is made up of … the INNER TUBE OF A BICYCLE WHEEL.

Yes, you heard me, it’s made from a bicycle wheel. Urban Lace Jewelry thought of a way to turn trash into something absolutely gorgeous. With a variety of designs and sizes to fit your personal style, you can promote eco-friendly stylish jewelry.

{I’m wearing the Reflection in a size small}
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Pants
Wearing: Gap $70

Tee
Wearing: Gap $20

Vest
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: OASAP $31 // Lulu*s $49 // Macy’s $109

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Pick: PiperLime $15

Bracelet
Reflection c/o Urban Lace

Shoes
Wearing: DSW
My Pick: Deb Shops $36.90

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For those who don’t believe my claim…

Ways I am more of a “Tough Cookie”
1. I have perfected the evil eye that gives my students the shiver from head to toe.
2. I’ve killed countless of cockroaches.
3. I can hold my bladder for up to 9 hours straight (I know, probably not a healthy thing)
4. I can craft for 8 hours straight while withstanding the pain of paper cuts and hot glue burns.

Have I changed your opinion? 🙂

What makes you tough?

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Pink Lemonade

Happy Belated Pi Day!

It’s safe to say that my students rolled their eyes as they saw how excited I was to wear this shirt. But I mean, come on…who can blame me?

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Pi Shirt
Wearing: Zazzle (American Apparel Women’s)

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

Denim Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted from Buffalo Exchange

Shoes
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Earrings
Wearing: Vintage from the 80’s

Sunglasses
Wearing: Thrifted from Seattle

If you don’t understand the math pun on the shirt, don’t worry about it. It just means that you weren’t one of those students who couldn’t wait to get home after school to do her math homework.

Case and point: I am a nerd.

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Don’t forget to enter the giveaway which ends this SUNDAY to win Ora Delphine Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)!

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page.

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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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Full Throttle

Thrift Style Thursday : Movie Inspired

When I sit down to watch Charlie’s Angels (the movie and/or series), two thoughts come into my head:
1. I wish I could kick butt like that.
2. I wish I had a dress like that.

Number 1 is still in the works, but I can officially say that I accomplished the latter. 🙂

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Dress:
Wearing: Thrifted ($6 at Savers!!!! )
My Picks: ASOS $28 // House of Fraser $45 // Flannels $200

Necklace:
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Anthropologie $58

Ring
Wearing: Thrifted
Etsy Suggestions!

Shoes
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Clutch
Wearing: no clue Ha
My Pick: Lulu*s $39


How to get the Charlie’s Angels Look:
1. A dress that hugs the curves
2. Heels
3. Confidence

🙂

Don’t forget to enter the Ora Delphine giveaway for your chance to win their leather wristlet! Click here!

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
Megan // Eclecticity
Confessions of a Refashionista!

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It’s All in the Bag – Ora Delphine

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Yes, this outfit looks very similar to my New York Wannabe post, but that’s because I wanted you to focus on this gorgeous new bag courtesy of Ora Delphine. The Adele Satchel by Ora Delphine is one to admire and desire because of its sleek design, quality leather, and golden details. You’re going to love the size. Large enough to carry the essentials, plus a tablet, or camera and it has enough pockets to be efficient. Minimalistic. Modern. Classy. And it also comes in a variety of classic colors. I decided to go with purple because it was on the borderline between edgy and neutral.

My outfit posts rarely include handbags, but I think that’s going to change. You’ll be seeing this baby around quite often. 🙂  BTW, if you continue to scroll down, you will have a chance to win a piece from Ora Delphine!

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Also, I hope you didn’t miss this number from Wild Butterfly Boutique. Use code ALEX25 for 25% your purchase! (This necklace is now on sale for only $12.99! )

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Peplum Shirt
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Lulu*s $31 // J. Crew $55 // Madewell $88

Trench
Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Forever 21 $35 // Gap $98

Pants
Wearing: Gap $70

Boots
Wearing: Arturo Chiang

Necklace
Jasmine Statement Necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique 
Get 25% your order using the code ALEX25! 

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

You have a chance to win your very own Ora Delphine piece! They so generously decided to give one of my blog readers the chance to win the Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)! This essential accessory is perfect for when you just need to bring just the basics from a night out in the city, or on a trip to the grocery store. Just like the Adele Satchel, the Maddy Wristlet is made with genuine leather and is designed to perfection. I’m kind of disappointed that I can’t enter this giveaway. Ha.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page. Quick and easy! You can have up to FIFTEEN entries. Giveaway ends in 2 weeks! Good luck! 🙂

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Grey and Simple

Thrift Style Thursday : Favorite Pick

Well, I just thrifted this and so I don’t think I would consider it my favorite yet, but I do REALLY like this dress so I just HAD to style it for this week. It’s just a simple grey knit dress and I just wanted to keep it just that. Threw on a sweater, tights, and boots because it was cold and added a touch of bling to dress it up a bit. Simply comfortable.

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted Banana Republic
My Picks: H&M $25 // Madewell $148

Sweater
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Forever 21 $30 // Urban Outfitters $79

Boots
Wearing: DSW
My Picks: Zappos $185 // Frye $367

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks:  Buckle $26 // Anthropologie $58

By the way, I had a momentary laps of wanting to chop off my hair today. Phew, didn’t go through with it. 🙂 Instead of making a hair change, I decided to go with the lip color which was an easier adjustment and less of a commitment.

Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday Gals and their favorite picks!

 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!

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Hello Yellow

Guess what, it is February and I made it a month without buying anything new in stores! I am definitely proud of myself. 🙂 However, throughout the month of January, I found myself counteracting my desires of shopping at the mall by going thrift shopping! Such a better alternative, don’t you think? My wallet is sure thanking me.

So today I am bringing you a dress that totally caught me off guard. Bright yellow? Bold floral print? Usually not my style, but I just couldn’t resist.

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: YesStyle $27 // ASOS $48 // Nasty Gal $58 // DailyLook $169

Sweater
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Forever 21 $27 // Urban Outfitters $69

Oxfords
Wearing: Aldo
My Picks: Zappos $63 // Nordstrom $158

Necklace
Wearing: Just My Typewriter Necklace c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Happy Wednesday and don’t forget to enter LuLu’s giveaway to win dresses for a year! (Click here)

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