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Summer school

15 Jul

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head scarf, sandals & skirt: UO / blouse: Rainbow / bag: H&M

There’s just something about empty classrooms that I find just so interesting. Without the buzz of laughing school children and the swarm of activity that makes these rooms come alive during school hours, they just seem so desolate and abandoned in the Summer. I’m the daughter of two teachers, so I have a different relationship with the classroom than most, and what happens inside is no foreign thing to me, so maybe it’s the fact that everything I know is missing when I see one sit empty? Anyway, I was poking around peeking into the open windows of an elementary school nearby and decided to snap some photos there. It was overcast out (which normally makes for lovely lighting) but it was working against me the colors came out kind of blah. But this turned out to be one of my favorite easy breezy Summer outfits in a while. Just effortless and cool. That’s my go-to these days. And while you’ve seen me wear many a head wrap (I’m sort of a certified addict), I saw Toshiko rock one tied up around a high bun and since I’ve never tried it that way, and I’m a gal who loves to mix things up, I gave it a whirl. I’m a fan.

Hope everyone’s week is starting out great!

Inspired

10 Jul

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Hubby and I are going to Dominican Republic for a little getaway (and a wedding!) next month so all my pennies are going straight into the piggy bank. But since I put myself in spending detention and haven’t added anything new to my closet, I’ve been in a little bit of a funk. Such is the life of a shopaholic eh? So I’ve been trying to draw inspiration from fellow style bloggers whom I love and create looks with pieces I already have in my closet. I think each of these have been featured already here on the blog, but I’ve styled this outfit with a nod to this look by the lovely and amazing Bonnie of Flashes of Style whom I never grow tired of.

Happy Wednesday friends! xo

re-imagine

2 Jul

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hat: H&M / blouse and tank dress (worn as top): F21 / skirt: Urban Outfitters / oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell / bag: ebay

There’s nothing new here or never been seen but since I’ve taken a little break from spending, I’m challenging myself to create new outfit combinations with existing items in my closet. This blouse is one of my favorite pieces I own and this is far from the first time I’ve worn it, but I can say, I’ve never worn it open, over another top like this. This polka dot tank dress is an easy-to-wear piece that I reach for time and time again throughout the Summer, but I’m repurposing it here as a top with another skirt layered over it. And in this yucky humidity, my hair is so rebellious…all I can do is tuck it under my trusty black fedora. Yay for making old pieces feel new again!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

 

Scallops

27 Jun

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hat: H&M (old) / blouse: Zara / shorts: Old Navy (similar) / oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell / bag: ebay

When it’s as hazy and humid as it’s been lately, I tend to overwear sleeveless tops. So instead of reaching for  my typical sans sleeves look today, I needed a change-up. I’ve noticed a few of my fave style bloggers pull together cute Summer outfits with sheer and breezy blouses over shorts or a skirt and I have to say, I’m super into it. So I decided to dig deep into the back of my closet (I’m on a little spending hiatus at the moment) to pull out an oldie but goodie to pair with one of my favorite pieces, these scalloped black shorts which practically go with everything. The lightweight fabric of this cute blouse kept me comfortable in the heat but the look was different and chic.

Are into this look for Summer? Hope everyone’s having a fab week! Friday tomorrow!

color block me

24 Jun

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head scarf & skirt: American Apparel / peter pan collar blouse blouse: f21 / boots: ebay / bag: Aldo Accessories

Lately, I’ve been reaching for unexpected color combinations and mixed up patterns a lot. Green and blue are not usually colors I’d pair together (especially these shades) but since my new thing is trying new combos, I thought why not? They can play nice together! And I’m really quite pleased with the unexpected harmonious color blocking situation that’s happening. What do you guys think? Can green and blue be friends?

Mixin’ it up

19 Jun

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head scarf: American Apparel / blouse & sunnies: Rainbow / Skirt: F21 via Crossroad Trading Co. / bag: Aldo Accessories / Oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell

Summer is here and I’m pulling out all the stops. This is pretty much my uniform for the warmer months. Breezy blouses and flouncy circle skirts make for such Summery outfits and mixing and matching patterns is my new favorite thing. Rules shmools.

Anyway, hope everyone is having a swell hump day. Half way to the weekend : )

90s vibe

17 Jun

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hat: H&M (old)
dress: Era via Crossroads Trading Co.
bag: Aldo Accessories
Oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell

So I’m not sure why I look like such a crazy cuckoobird in some of these snaps…apparently I was having a jolly good time! But hey, cracking up is something I do on the regular so why not capture it on film (er, pixel). I picked this cute dress up at my new favorite store Crossroads Trading Co. in Williamsburg and then later realized that the pattern is reminiscent of Saved by the Bell! Yes, I’m a millennial so Zack Morris and Bayside High were as big a part of my youth years as training bras and wearing braces. My fellow Generation Y’ers know what’s up. But thinking about my favorite teen sitcom made me feel both nostalgic and old all in one. Anyway, who cares? The early 90s were rad in some major ways and this dress will definitely be a regular go-to this Summer.

Do you remember Save by the Bell? Did love it back in the day like I did? Happy Monday everyone!

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