Another Day, Another Dress

I don’t know what it is about yellow and cobalt, but I absolutely love the combo. Hence this is the second post with the same color combo, and maybe even a third one on the way! 😉

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The dress I am wearing today is an old Anthropologie find. I usually wear this dress for more formal occasions, but if you haven’t noticed, I like to convert nice dresses into more everyday wear. More bang for your buck, right?

1. The Red Brocade // 2. Wicked in Green  // 3. Hat Happy

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And you’re probably sick of seeing me style this denim jacket, but don’t you think it’s a great way to casual-fy a dress or to throw on for a nice summer/spring look?

1. Pink Lemonade // 2. The Tulle Skirt // 3. Itty-Bitty Polka Dottie

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Dress: Anthropologie – Similar $284 or THIS one for $99 // Denim Jacket: Thrifted – Similar $70 // Shoes: J. Crew – Similar $33 // Purse: Coach // Necklace: Talbots – Similar $38 // Bracelets: J. Crew , Forever 21 // CuffCrystal Hexagon Cuff from INPINK $18 // Belt: Thrifted from Crossroads

Because I just recently moved to a new place and am a new professional, I need to watch my spending a little. No more purchasing to keep up with the latest trends, no more emotional shopping, and no more thoughtless buys.

To help control my spending, I always ask myself three questions before I swipe the card:

1. Is it versatile? {whether or not I can dress it up or down, multiple seasons}
2. Do I have at least 5 items already in my closet to mix & match with it?
3. Do I LOVE it? {emphasis on the LOVE, not just like}

What are some questions that you ask yourself before you purchase something?

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Anticipating Fall

For some reason the weather here in the Bay Area has taken an odd turn — gray skies and less sun. These gray skies do not help my itching anticipation for fall at all. Remember this dress that I wore this past fall/winter? Well, I decided to take it out again but added a colorful scarf to brighten it up a bit and make it season appropriate. My shoes on the other hand…sorry, I couldn’t help but break these out.

Waiting till fall was like having a bowl of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream on the table in front of you. My advice: just have the ice cream.DSC_2857 DSC_2863 DSC_2892 DSC_2888 DSC_2896 DSC_2903 DSC_2926 DSC_2935

Dress
Wearing: Urban Outfitters
My Picks: ASOS $38 (3/4 sleeve) // ASOS $38 (sleeveless)

Scarf
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: ModCloth $18 // Fashion Confections $18 // Stella Dot $58

Oxfords
Wearing: Aldo

Earrings
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Shop Lately $7 // Anthropologie $38

Purse
Wearing: Vintage Coach

Oh and did you notice that I just started a Pinterest? 🙂 Right now my following number is at a measly number of ZERO, so give a girl some love and follow and pin away! 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to read! 🙂

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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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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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Repeated Layers

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Pants
Wearing: Gap $69

Plaid Shirt
Wearing: American Eagle
My Picks: Forever 21  $18 // Old Navy $25 // Madewell $55

Hoodie
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: ASOS $28 //  Free People $148

Boots
Wearing: Ralph Lauren
My Picks:  Macy’s $79 $41  // Ralph Lauren $194

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: JewelMint $30 // Anthropologie $58

I was unsure about posting this outfit because I realized that I already wore this plaid shirt on my blog a couple of months ago. What is the usual protocol for wearing the same clothing piece on a blog? Is it okay? How long in-between posts? How many times can I re-wear something? I don’t want to be marked as an outfit repeater!

If you know what the acceptable rule of repetition on a fashion blog is…let me know. Otherwise, Kate Sanders will get the best of me. 😛

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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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