August 26, 2014

Outfit: Floral Dress + Jean Jacket.








Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Wet Seal
sunglasses: Kenneth Cole Reaction (via TJ Maxx)
necklace: unknown
ring: unknown
dress: Wet Seal
belt: unknown
jacket: Rue21
bag: New York & Co. (via Plato's Closet)
shoes: Brash @ Payless ShoeSource
Hi, everyone!
I stand here today to bring you another abnormally short post from my new series called "It's only the 3rd day of school and Ada is already burnt out." 'Tis a series involving a lot of drama and excitement--- just kidding. What I'm really trying to say is that it involves a lot of sleep deprivation, overpriced textbooks, and mad amounts of dry shampoo. 

Thanks for hanging in there with me, watching it all unfold! 

August 24, 2014

Outfit: Pastel Top + Simple Shorts.

banana republic top and forever21 shorts

banana republic top and forever21 shorts

banana republic top and forever21 shorts

banana republic top bow details

forever21 star necklace

jeweled headband

vintage bow earrings

sketchers wedges
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
headband: unknown
earrings: Jewelry Box
necklace: Forever21
top: thrifted (orig. Banana Republic)
shorts: Forever21
bag: thrifted
wedges: Sketchers 

Hi, everyone!

Just a quick daytime date outfit post here! I wore this out with my boyfriend on a little chocolate date. I'm still getting used to being back in school, not to mention not having a set photographer for my outfit posts, so please excuse my sporadic posts for the time being!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

August 15, 2014

Outfit: Striped Peplum + Pastel Flower Shorts.

wet seal striped peplum and pastel flower shorts

wet seal striped peplum and pastel flower shorts 1

wet seal striped peplum and pastel flower shorts 2
Photos by Leo Petriu
necklace: Icing 
top: Wet Seal
belt: Rue21
cardigan: thrifted
shorts: Blue Asphalt (via Wet Seal)
bag: thrifted
wedges: Mossimo Supply Co. (via Target)

Hi, everybody!

So, this outfit almost didn't happen, and I would've been so sad. Don't get me wrong, the outfit itself happened, but the pictures were a no-go to begin with. That's probably obvious from the lack of detail shots, huh? We got home from running that day's errands pretty late, and I had a total of 5 minutes or so to take photos because OneRepublic were streaming their concert on Yahoo and there was no way I was going to miss that.

My little brother did as well as he could've given the almost-sunset situation (and the frustrated sister wanting him to hurry up so she could go fangirl situation). All in all, I'm just glad I got to share it with you guys- it's one of my recent favorites, and takes me back to my super girly high school days. Nothing wrong with a little blast from the past!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

August 13, 2014

Outfit: Color Block Top + Black Maxi.

girl wearing casual shopping outfit
girl out shopping in casual outfit
beautiful statement necklace with pink top

gold flower studs

tommy hilfiger bag and maxi skirt
Photos by Leo Petriu
sunglasses: Kenneth Cole Reaction (via TJ Maxx)
earrings: unknown
necklace: Rue21
top: Target
bag: Tommy Hilfiger (via garage sale)
skirt: Wet Seal
sandals: Merona

Hi, everyone!

I'm not in much of a blurb mood today, so I'm just going to say I wore this outfit while checking out some local boutiques last week and found it to be perfectly appropriate comfort wise. Also, though it has nothing to do with it, I'm just gonna pretend it's my lucky deal finding outfit- cute accessories under $10, buy 2 get 1 free? Count me in! Don't even get me started on the $10 sandals, to be featured in an upcoming post! So great :)

Thanks for stopping by!

August 11, 2014

Outfit: Red Crop + Skinny Jeggings.

girl wearing red crop top and skinny jeggings

girl wearing red crop top and skinny jeggings with oxfords

charlotte russe chandelier earrings

skinny brown belt

brown oxfords
Photos by Leo Petriu
earrings: Charlotte Russe
sunglasses: Kenneth Cole Reaction
bag: thrifted
top: thrifted (orig. Derek Heart)
belt: Romania
jeggings: Savage Art (via Ross Dress for Less)
oxfords: thrifted

Hello, beautiful people! 

I haven't posted in a few days and it already feels like it's been an eternity. I'm really trying to get my schedule in check, but between preparing for back-to-school and back to back Law&Order:SVU/Criminal Minds episodes, I just can't get around to it! (Sorry. Both are pretty illegitimate excuses!)

Anyway, I'm back at it, and with college part III coming up (moving back for my junior year on Sunday), I will be much more organized about everything! I just started an editorial calendar and will be posting every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Get pumped, people! 

I don't have a whole lot to say about the outfit- just something casual and comfy I wore out shopping at Walmart. Yes, yes, I know the level of glamour in Walmart shopping trips is in the negatives, but I really want to be honest with you guys in my blogging- if I didn't actually wear it, I didn't blog it. People don't just need to get dressed for work, dates, and dinners. They dress for school, errands, and just simple, boring everyday life! And, along with all the social gethering/night out/special occasion outfits, I'm here to share all the mundane event outfits, too!

Thanks for stopping by, even on my least glamorous days! :)

August 6, 2014

Outfit: Skinnies + Colorful Top.

light blue top and skinny jeans

girl wearing light blue top and skinny jeans

fashion blogger wearing light blue top and skinny jeans

statement tribal earrings with feathers

comfy nine west black sandals

top detailing and heart necklace
Photos by Leo Petriu
earrings: unknown
necklace: Romania
ring: Mexico
cardi: Charlotte Russe
top: Max Rave (remember those?!?)
jeans: Aeropostale
bag: thrifted
shoes: Nine West @ Plato's Closet

Hi, everyone!

First off, can I just say that my little brother is rocking this whole photography shenanigan? He's only 10 and I think he's doing a pretty good job- except for when we have creative differences. Sometimes he insists to take photos his way because "what I do is art, so I should get to choose how it's done, and I want it to look good. I would never look at pictures the way you want them done." Yup, he's a feisty little fellow.

I'd like to mention two things in particular about this outfit:
1. My super gorgeous ring from Mexico. I looked all over for something handmade and different from what you'd usually see, and finally came across this gem. It was really difficult since most of the shops had all of the generic touristy things.
2. These shoes. I cannot get over how practical these are! They're super comfy, make me feel tall without looking ridiculous in a casual environment, and go with pretty much everything! I've always found the most amazing deals at Plato's Closet and I cannot even express the extent of my love for that store. And Plato's Closet in Texas is so much better than the one in New Mexico! Love love love!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope your day is going lovely!

August 4, 2014

Outfit: Nautical Top + Skater Skirt.

nautical-top-red-skater-skirt-bow-detailing

nautical-top-red-skater-skirt

nautical-top-bow-detailing

garage-sale-statement-earrings-folk

thrifted-cross-body-bag-gold-details

mossimo-target-wedges-buckle-detail
Photos by Leo Petriu
earrings: garage sale
top: Romanian boutique
skirt: thrifted
bag: thrifted
wedges: Mossimo @ Target

Hey, everyone! 

The day has finally come to show you guys my very simple, very me outfit of the day. Not only do I have my near and dear nautical theme going on (yup, again...), but in terms of where this outfit was acquired, I feel like I'm going back to my roots!

I admit that ever since I went off to college, I found myself in a bit of a mall rut. It's incredibly easy to get caught up in all the fresh-off-the-press clothing items, especially when you're surrounded by girls looking super cute in their new crop tops and Palazzo pants in class. And this isn't to say that these new items don't have their merit- I'm a victim of the crop top, and if they weren't so cute they wouldn't have this much of a following. 

However, few feelings compare to the times when your friends ask where you got something and you can say you got them for some ridiculously low price at a garage sale. (Exhibit A: earrings for about 25 cents).

I miss hardcore thrifting- not just my favorites like Plato's Closet and Buffalo Exchange, but actually having to rummage through hangers for hidden treasures in a good ol' traditional thrift store/garage sale. Going back to more conscious shopping (for myself and the environment) is a big goal of mine for the new school year (also supporting local and indie vendors). There's nothing like cute clothes that no one else is likely to own! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

August 1, 2014

Outfit: Skater Skirt + Cutout Top.

charlotte-russe-skirt-cutout-top

charlotte-russe-skirt-cutout-top
bongo-studded-flats-kmart

charlotte-russe-feather-earrings

cutout-details

oversize-bag-detail-yellow-mani

precious-headband-details
Photos by Leo Petriu
headband:  Wet Seal
earrings: Charlotte Russe
cutout top: Derek Heart
skirt: Charlotte Russe
bag: Romania
flats: Bongo @ KMart

Hello, beautiful people!

I'm really excited to share this outfit with you, as it is one of my favorite looks from this summer! I wore it out shopping last weekend and felt pretty badass while at it. No matter how much orange we're digging lately, black will always be the new black, and black and white will always be the most classic combination.
While working on decluttering my wardrobe and building it up with stronger/more timeless pieces, I realized that black and white are two of my dominant wardrobe colors, and the style I most identify with is classic. I also bought the special edition People StyleWatch to verify my observations, and yes, out of all the looks featured, I was most drawn to the classics (though I would add a touch of the feminine and cool girl look to the mix). My challenge, from now on, is to take the classics and make them modern. Challenge accepted.
For this look, I was feeling a bit experimental. This cutout top was purchased in California last year and though it's pretty intricate, it's also surprisingly versatile and one of my go-to pieces. I was really feeling the black and white look, but didn't want it looking too mod. Enter the concept of texture play- sheer top + faux leather studded flats + feather earrings and voila! I've got myself a perfect shopping outfit. Also very practical, since it's really easy to take everything off when trying on outfits! 
Thank you so much for stopping by!