December 30, 2014

Outfit: Sweater + Printed Button Down.








Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
coat: Forever 21
headband: unknown
earrings: Icing
watch: Michael Kors
bag: thrifted (orig. Nine West)
button down: thrifted (orig. Gap)
sweater: thrifted (orig. Old Navy)
leggings: Forever 21
sneakers: Converse

Hello, everyone! Normally I'd be a woman of many words, but I'm having too much fun cuddling and exploring with my boyfriend, who's visiting for the week! We explored a bit of downtown Boerne, TX last night, which is where these photos were taken, Such a cute little small town!

As for the outfit, I guess you could consider this to be a part of the 'thrifted' series. I've been obsessively relying on my mall clothes lately, in an effort to better fit into the college environment, I suppose. Coming home has forced me to go back to my garage sale and thrift shop roots, and I've been enjoying it quite immensely.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

December 26, 2014

Outfit: Slouchy Sweater + Vintage Leather Skirt.



Photos by Ionela Petriu
earrings: Wet Seal
sweater: thrifted
skirt: vintage (passed down by my aunt)
tights: Charlotte Russe
bag: mother's
boots: DSW

Good evening, party people! Today I got to spend time in Houston with my parents and some family friends and I thought my outfit looked pretty spiffy. The sweater and skirt are some of the items I left home before going back to school and it was lovely to reunite with them after so many months. The skirt is particularly special, as it was my aunt's when she was around my age (she's in her late 50's now!). I always love myself a good historically significant piece!
One of the newer items featured that I am particularly excited about is this pair of boots from DSW. As mentioned in previous posts, I've been craving a pair of heeled over-the-knee boots like none other! My dream finally came true when I found these babies on sale (for $30!!!). Of course I had to get myself a Christmas present!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely evening! :)

December 24, 2014

Lifestyle: Christmas Eve Snaps.













Hello, everybody! Tonight my family celebrated Christmas Eve, which is when we traditionally open presents and eat some great Romanian dishes (but the party isn't over yet- even MORE Romanian dishes coming tomorrow!).

All cuddled up in bed, I just wanted to take a second and share a few pictures from the course of the day. Santa was lovely this year and brought me my first big girl watch! I've been craving a Michael Kors for SUCH a long time, but as with most things, could not justify the purchase. 

I also received the Naked2 Basics palette which was mostly my parents Santa being unable to tell the difference between the regular palette and the basics one. My mom seemed pretty bummed when I brought this to her attention. Sorry, mom! I promise I'll use it- I know your heart is in the right place!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Eve alongside their favorite people! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

December 22, 2014

Outfit: Chambray + Black Capris.




Photos by Ionela Petriu
earrings: Forever 21
necklace: Topshop
blazer: Max Rave
chambray top: Old Navy
bag: mother's
pants: American Eagle Outfitters
flats: Old Navy

Happy holidays, pretty people! I almost fell off the blog post wagon today, but my lovely mom managed to snap a few pictures of my last minute Christmas shopping outfit, which I love! I'm currently spending winter break at my parents' place in Texas and basking in some lovely shopping adventures in places that I can only dream of in New Mexico (e.g. H&M, Zara, etc.). 
Actually, today ended up being more of a DSW/Old Navy day. Noticed the super cute red flats I'm wearing? One of Old Navy's finest. Retailing at around $22, they're pretty inexpensive as it is- but who am I to say no to a 40% discount? Of course I had to get a black pair, too! I'm planning on spending my summer shamelessly riding the Los Angeles metro buses, so I'm on a mission to acquire as many cute and comfy pairs of work/internship appropriate shoes as possible. These get my absolute vote of confidence!

We're one blog post away from Christmas and I couldn't be happier. For once, I have yet to snoop around/get any sort of hints about what Santa's got in store, so it's going to be an exciting time!

I hope you're all having a cheerful, festive time! Thank you so much for stopping by!

December 19, 2014

Outfit: Leather Leggings + Lippy Top.







Photos by Leo Petriu
earrings: Eve's
scarf: made by grandmother
top: Rue21
jacket: thrifted (orig. Jones New York)
bag: thrifted (orig. Nine West)
leggings: Forever 21
booties: Sketchers

Good afternoon, lovely people! Today's post has one purpose and one purpose only: to introduce you to the most versatile pair of bottoms I have ever owned. These days, I'm all about cost-per-wear, and although I'm ashamed to admit that I spent nearly $30 for a pair of leggings (sorry, mom!), these babies have already been worn three times in the past week!

I didn't go out with the mindset to buy leggings that are more expensive than most of the jeans I own, but after dragging my poor significant other through The Grove for about two hours, I felt obligated to at least leave with happy purchases. (I'm sorry. That's a horrible way to justify my impulsive behavior.)

At any rate, beyond today's outfit, I've worn these with heeled ankle booties and a black and gold top for a party vibe, and a slouchy shirt with low boots for an airport-friendly outfit! They have yet to let me down, or expose my ass in any way, which is a lovely little perk when it comes to fast fashion leggings.

If you're looking for something that allows for comfort and can be dressed up or down, these are for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

December 17, 2014

Outfit: Over-the-Knee Boots + Furry Vest.





Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: made by boyfriend
scarf: unknown
fur vest: thrifted
sweater: L.A. Hearts via PacSun
bag: thrifted
jeans: Old Navy
boots: Charlotte Russe
The last outfit from my Thanksgiving break, this look kept me particularly warm and toasty during what's probably the coldest day I've experienced all season. I'm not a fan of bulky faux fur items, so this thrifted vest was a great compromise- the amount of furriness isn't overwhelming, but the benefits of warmth are still ever present. 
Dressing for cold weather is an ever-learning process for me. Even with all the holiday cheer, the cold winter time is my least favorite of the year. Bulky clothes and layering are two things I'll probably never be able to get behind, as my short and curvy frame tends to be pretentious with cold weather clothes. Well, here's to hoping that someday I'll learn how to balance it all out.

As usual, thank you for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a lovely near-Christmas celebration! 

December 10, 2014

Outfit: Red Coat + Colorful Skinnies.






Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: thrifted
coat: Forever 21
sweater: Aeropostale
bag: mother's
jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters
boots: Jazmin via Ross Dress for Less

Here is another look from my Thanksgiving break spent in Santa Fe. Usually, this would be far off anything I would wear on a day-to-day basis (all the places I interact with on a constant basis- southern NM, Texas, LA- are known for being on the warmer side of the spectrum). However, this coat is something I've been having to pull out a lot recently, even in Las Cruces, where nowadays you can't tell if by noon you'll need a coat or a spaghetti strap.

Speaking of coats, this little number and I were meant to be. I walked into a Forever 21 set on finding something cheap and practical and not bulky. I HATE winter clothes and layering, so I always need to quadruple think about the purchases I make and ensure that I actually like them enough to wear them. Anyway, this beauty happened to be the deal of the week- about $22, give or take.

The only one left was on the mannequin, and should I choose to ask someone to take it down, I had to buy it- no matter if it did not fit me. I didn't wanna risk spending money on something ill-fitting, so I decided to drown my sorrows in the fitting room with the help of about 10 other beautiful things. Long story short- as I was parting ways with at least 8 items and drowning in more tears, it was right there staring me in the eyes: my lovely red coat, exactly the size I needed (one size larger than the one on the mannequin). Can you say match made in heaven?!?

I left bae behind for winter break while I take in some sun smog in lovely Los Angeles. Though I'm already deep in some winter break adventures, I still have 3 papers to go until the semester ends. Fingers crossed those motivation levels stay decent!

I hope everyone is having a great finals week/beginning of winter break! Thank you for stopping by!