September 28, 2015

Outfit: LBD + Camel Jacket.


The Outfit
Photos by Fernanda Teixeira
earrings: gifted (Forever21)
necklace: gifted
dress: Lush (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
jacket: Crossroads Trading Co.
bag: Ralph Lauren
socks: Target
boots: Mudd (via Kohl's)





The Details



The Story

Today's vibe is ready-to-sleep complete with under eye bags and 5 layers of blanket because it's too freaking cold. Therefore, in an effort to save myself and actually get a decent amount of sleep, there will be no story associated with this blog post. Let's have the multitude of pictures that I couldn't narrow down do all the talking. After all, this look is just too cool for words.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

September 22, 2015

Outfit: Crop Tee + High Waisted Trousers.


The Outfit
Photos by Fernanda Teixeira
earrings: Jewelry Box
top: Crossroads Trading Co.
backpack: Walmart
trousers: Forever 21
sandals: Steve Madden (via Crossroads Trading Co.)


The Details



The Story

Other than my jeans, most of the things I own are somewhat form fitting and have the ability to be dressed up. This awesome crop top breaks my wardrobe's mold, though. The moment I saw it in Crossroads, it completely stole my heart and ran many miles with it. I fought the purchase, but it honestly would have been one of those ones under the "Nothing haunts you as much as the purchases you didn't make" realm. 

This outfit is so comfy and school appropriate, and I loved every second of wearing it. My friend did as well- she was the one that suggested we take pictures that day. It's just one of those looks that make me feel really effortlessly cool. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

September 14, 2015

Outfit: Fringe Crop + Maxi Skirt.


The Outfit
Photos by Karin Rios
earrings: garage sale
top: Rue 21
bag: SoleSociety
cuff: garage sale
skirt: Charlotte Russe
sandals: Steve Madden (via Crossroads Trading Co.)



The Details


The Story
I don't know your experience with fall weather, but currently mine is inexistent. Southern New Mexico is still coated with thick layers of blood, sweat and tears. For the first time, I'm actually looking forward to layering and showing off my fall wardrobe for a change, so hanging in there with the summer wardrobe is proving to be a bit of a challenge. 
It was a bit too warm even for this outfit, but with zero time to shave the past week, I wanted something that would do double duty at keeping my sweat glands under control and my prickled legs covered up. Not that there's any shame in body hair. Some of us just aren't there yet ourselves, ya know? Anyway, this Charlotte Russe skirt is, as usual, pulling through for me. So here's to you, cute skirt that I almost didn't buy! You're the best.
And so are YOU for stopping by! Always much appreciated :)

September 11, 2015

Outfit: Off-the-Shoulder + Printed Pants.


The Outfit
Photos by Fernanda Teixeira
earrings: Romania
necklace: TJ Maxx
top: Charlotte Russe
pants: Rue 21
backpack: Target
shoes: J. Crew (via Crossroads Trading Co.)



The Details




The Story

To be honest, sometimes I struggle when picking out my outfit of the day. I struggle because every day I walk around campus and see girls that look the way I've always pictured college girls to look. Of course I can't truly know what goes on in their wardrobes (or lives), but in my mind they embody the ideal college lifestyle. These are the girls that I look at and think "Wow, she looks so pretty and put together" and the same girls that guys always do a double take on. 

Some days I crave that lifestyle- that aura around me, but for some reason I always go back to my own version if it. I could describe it as half average college girl, half man repeller. This outfit feels exactly like that- there's going to be the lovers, and there's going to be the haters (most likely making up the majority). 

I'm a relatively tame example of self-expression, and would never second guess myself in a big city where doing your own thing is encouraged and celebrated. But living in a relatively small town with a lack of focus on personal style can really get to me sometimes. I struggle to maintain my own vision of myself, but there are times when I just want to put on the same cute dress everyone else is wearing and go on with my day. 

I guess there's some soul searching to be done. 

Thanks for stopping by!

September 4, 2015

Fashion: Fall 2015's Most Wearable Trends.


With fall right around the corner (jk, it's still pretty toasty here), it's time to consider this season's yays and nays. After returning to school grossly under packed for the hot weather, you best believe I'm excited to crank out some long sleeves and booties, and purchase (a very limited amount of) clothes that are trendy and versatile. 

After investing in a couple of big purchases, finances are a bit iffy this semester, so I'm going to be hopping on that frugal train as much as humanly possible. Since not purchasing clothes is a highly unrealistic goal for me, I've created a list of new trendy fall essentials that I've been dying to try- and my challenge is to find the most affordable yet comfortable version of each item. Come along and challenge yourself with me. It'll all be great fun. 

Here's the fall 2015 trends that have inspired me to shake up my wardrobe this season. Let me know what your favorites are :)

CLOTHING:

-denim A-line skirt
-distressed hem jeans
-flare denim
-striped sweater
-keyhole cutouts

ACCESSORIES: 

-mary janes
-tied up flats
-low menswear shoes
-brown cross body bag
-estate jewelry
-long pendant necklace

BEAUTY:

-white eyeliner
-strong eye + lip combo

Not living in a big city is going to turn finding these items at a decent price into a full-on scavenger hunt. I already snagged a denim A-line skirt at Charlotte Russe, but for this fall's future purchases I'll be going through Old Navy's racks for the jeans, Marshall's for shoes, Ross Dress for Less for all other accessories and the drugstore for all beauty items. 

Which ones of these are your favorite trends? Let me know down below!

September 2, 2015

Outfit: Long Sleeve Romper + Booties.


The Outfit
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Kate Spade (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
necklace: TJ Maxx
romper: Ark & Co. (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
booties: Madewell (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
bag: thrifted



The Details





The Story

While looking through my camera last week, I came across these photos- taken a couple of nights before I headed back from my summer in LA. I completely forgot they existed, and to be honest- extreme reaction, I know- they nearly made me cry.

I miss it there. I miss all of the streets being different. I miss being inspired by all the city's murals. I miss being inspired by my beautiful co-workers and their distinct styles, and by my amazing boyfriend and his artsy crew. 

I'm not trying to hate on the Land of Entrapment. It has its charm, and maybe right now I take it for granted. I'm sure just visiting it would have been really impressive. But for now, it's not the place for me. It feels dry and unwelcoming, like it's slowly sucking the energy out of me. 

But for now, I'm left with the memory of this fun night, and the motivation I remember having throughout my stay there. The motivation I remember having at the beginning of the semester.

I'm combating my lack of inspiration by diving deep into everything- school, work, life- and forever dressing up and blogging.

I'm excited for what comes after the slump. Getting there is the tough part, but they say it's all about the journey. I'm kind of skeptical, but hopefully they'll be right.

I'll be here. Thanks for stopping by.