Outfits of the Week

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Update: I just got sparkly glitter blue gel nails done to pay homage to Sunmi, a South Korean pop artist’s new mermaid-themed title song Siren. Any other kpop lovers out there? My outfits of the “week” are in reality a combination of outfits over the span of two weeks! I only have class one day a week and research meetings twice a week. I need to dress more stylishly without a purpose ha ha.  Also, I’m still trying to figure out how I want to format these posts.

The first outfit is what I wore to my program’s orientation. The plaid blue blazer is from Banana Republic (my favourite blazer place), the jeans are from Free People, button up is from New York and Company, and best of all, my new boots are from Tommy Hilfiger. The velvet srunchie is from Accessorize. I love my booties because they’re adaptable and can dress up any look. However, they were very uncomfortable to break into!

I need to find more comfortable heeled shoes. I want to wear heels more often because I like feeling dressy, but I don’t want to deal with feet torture. I’m looking into Everlane heels and I may purchase a pair.

The second outfit is a turtleneck dress from Reformation, tights and blazer coat from Penny’s, and fake gold hoops from a local beauty store back in the U.S. I’ve been wanting to shop at the pricy but sustainable clothing brand Reformation for a hot minute. So as soon as this dress went on sale I snagged it.

In outfit photo number 3 I am pictured in a New York and Company sweater and jeans. I wore my old Anthropologie suede thigh high boots. I love Anthropologie’s delivery service btw, they are one of my go-to brands to shop online. They pay attention to detail and package purchases really nicely.

I topped off that outfit with a black trench coat from New York and Company, and a inexpensive green scarf from Charming Charlie. My lavender pearl drop earrings are from Nouvelle Pearl.

In picture number 4, I’m wearing an old VS tan blazer, pink turtle neck (I don’t know where its from), lavender pearl necklace from Nouvelle Pearl, jeans from INC, and waterproof sneakers from Cole Haan.

In the next picture I am wearing my black trench again, a grey scarf from Charming Charlie, and old dark blue Levi’s. ❤

 

Spring & Summer 2018 Recap

I love spring, but I’m not the biggest fan of summer weather. Summer inspired music and the idea of summer is lovely though. Summer has great duality, it can either inspire feelings that are infectiously bright and upbeat, or slow and reflective.

Still, I prefer spring because its fairly cool and transitional in that winter goes away and flowers bloom. On the flip side, summer is the least exciting season of all both fashion and makeup wise. Sweltering heat leaves little room for creativity, clothing is mainly meant to keep you cool rather than look stylish, and in humid and hot places makeup is an impossible, melty, and oily poor decision.

This post recaps the clothing I have worn this summer and spring. I hope to refer to it next year to track my style growth.

This spring and summer I have mainly worn bright solid colors. A look that perfectly embodies what I’ve worn these past two seasons is what I wore during my college’s senior presentation day. I paired a bright yellow skirt with a creamy beige sweater and brown suede kitten heels. The yellow color is much more vibrant that pictured, I unfortunately had to brighten the images so they could look more visible. The entire outfit, plus shoes, were purchased from Ann Taylor.

I dyed my hair for my college graduation. A stylist at the Atlanta based hair salon, The Hair Loft, dyed the ends of my hair a red color with a little purple mixed in. Its now mid-August and the color is super washed out and lackluster. For the fall season, aka the best time of year, I’m unsure if I should dye it black again or another color. I plan on making more blog posts related to natural hair care and protective styles in the future.

Next year, I hope to dress a bit more stylishly during summer months by wearing bigger statement earrings, investing in cuter swimwear, and tote bags!

What kind of clothing have you worn this summer? Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments below.  ❤

I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.— Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

 

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