Equinox

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Hey everyone, and welcome to fall! I guess the Equinox just happened? Not Equinox like the gym, but Equinox like that thing where the Earth goes around the sun and then it’s another season? I don’t know. I’m not an expert on astronomy or meteorology, but I am an expert on cute sweatshirts. I bought this particular cute sweatshirt earlier in the month, but I saved it until it got little more…you know…autumnal.

Sweatshirt // similar Shirt // Jeans // Bag (on sale) // Bracelet // Shoes (on sale) // Lips

P.S. If you’re a fellow blogger, let’s start off the new season with a “Pin Party.” Pin a photo from this post (the first one is my personal favorite), then leave me a comment with a link to your blog, and I’ll pin one of your photos, too. I’ve never understood the whole “follow for follow” thing on social media, but “share for share” seems much more fun and productive. Let’s give it a try.

Beachwear. Obviously.

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Does anyone know where the beach is? Oh, I think it’s this way…

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VACATION. I’M ON IT. When I went to the beach house kitchen to get my coffee in this outfit, my aunt complimented me on my cute pajamas. I guess these do look like pajamas, but when you’re at the beach, this is an outfit. It’s been pretty windy and not super hot, but that’s a good excuse to forgo the bikini and just take a long walk on the beach in comfy clothes.

Pardon my brevity on this post, but I have wine to drink and naps to take.

Top (on sale) // similar Pants (under $30) // Sunglasses (under $15) // Ring* // Nails

*Ring purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Shopbop.

All of the Stripes

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I have this theory that there is no food that cannot be improved by adding either chocolate or garlic. Even if it already has chocolate or garlic in it. Chocolate ice cream? Even better with hot fudge. Garlic bread? Even better with garlic butter sauce.

I’m starting to expand this idea to fashion…Like maybe every outfit can be improved by adding stripes, even if it already has stripes. I haven’t done any extensive scientific studies to prove this yet, but I’m working on it. If anyone wants to help in this study, let me know. You don’t get paid, but you also don’t have to take any weird experimental medications that might make you grow a beard on one side of your face or something.

Now please excuse me while I go eat some chocolate.

similar Dress (worn as skirt) // similar Shirt (on sale) // similar Shoes // Clutch // Bracelet (on sale) // similar Sunglasses // Lips “Unapologetic”

Cool Your Jets

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The way I see it, this shirt has built in air-conditioning. And that’s a good thing because electricity ain’t cheap, folks. Yep, that’s my real skin you’re seeing…I went a little risqué and wore only a nude-colored bra underneath because I was just going to my Bar review class and then studying in various coffee shops. But of course if I wanted to be more of a lady, I could wear something underneath and it would even work for an office. Because I will pass the Bar, and I will get a job. (I’m trying that whole positive outlook thing. We’ll see if it works.)

Also, I don’t know what it is about these shorts, but they make my legs look really long. I assure you it’s an optical illusion, but I’m not mad about it.

Shirt (on sale) // similar Shorts // Bag (on sale) // similar Shoes // Watch* (normal size wrist version) // similar Sunglasses // Lips

 *Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry

Olive Juice

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After we got back from Chicago, I had one more day to spend with my lovely parents back home in Indianapolis. My mom isn’t a big fan of shopping (clearly that quality is not hereditary), so she likes to save up her shopping energy for when she’s with me. We spent a few hours on Monday at the mall and both had success! It’s funny – we usually like to shop at the same stores like Nordstrom and Ann Taylor, but we are drawn to different things. But our biggest difference is our tastes in shoes. To me, these shoes are cute and relatively comfortable. To my mom, they’re medieval torture devices. To each her own, I suppose.

For the record, I didn’t wear these shoes while shopping. I changed my shoes and bag in the evening when we joined our other halves for one last scrumptious dinner at the Northside Social. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, I highly recommend it! I’m hoping I can use their cornbread it as bait to get my parents back up here soon – I miss those old folks already! (And I kinda miss the cornbread too.)

Dress (on sale) // similar Belt /  Bracelet // Shoes (on sale) // Clutch

May Flowers

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I hope you guys like my casual studying and exam-taking outfits, because you’re going to see a few more of them. This one I decided to make a little more “special” with some fun shoes and my favorite statement necklace (yes, sometimes I play favorites). But my best accessory of all is this tree behind me. I can see it from the window when I’m getting dressed, so I think it inspired me to be a little extra springy. Who needs Pinterest when you have Mother Nature? (Me. I still need Pinterest.)

similar Top (on sale) // Necklace (on sale) // similar Shoes // Bag // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // Lips “Unapologetic”

There’s Always Time for Polka Dots

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It’s been a busy week, folks. This biz-casual look is from Tuesday, when I worked a full day at my internship, then went to dinner with the in-laws, then did some very important shopping at H&M. OK, so some of the busy-ness I bring on myself. Like this blog post, for example. I could probably save myself a little time by skipping a post once in a while, but blogging is just so fun I consider it my sanity-saver even if it does mean I have to stay up a little later to finish other more important things.

And it would just be so tragic if I didn’t share this cute little polka-dotted outfit with you. Right? Just think about how enriched your life is now that I’ve taken time out of my busy schedule to show you what I wore. You’re welcome. You can thank me by donating to my favorite charity, the Sarah’s Law School Loan Repayment Fund. Or you can just leave me a nice comment.

similar Top // similar Shoes (on sale) // Bag // similar Scarf* // Watch* // Lips “Punch Drunk”

*Scarf provided courtesy of House of Gemmes; watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Extra Mixed

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You know what I’ve always loved about this skirt? I put it on and I’m automatically rocking mixed prints (which I love). So what do I do? I put yet another print on top. Because I’m always trying to out-do myself. I mean, as you can see below, this is not my first rodeo with this skirt. But never have I worn a printed top. Now I can say I have. Checking that off the bucket list. Next on the list: find an excuse to wear a fascinator. Because they are awesome.

similar Top // similar Skirt // Shoes // similar Bag (on sale) // similar Watch // Sunglasses (on sale)

It’s the Remix…

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Old Favorites

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On my to-do list this week: cleaning out my closet and ridding it of some stuff I’ve had for a few years and haven’t worn in a while. You’d think getting more clothes would make it easier to find something to wear, but I think it makes it harder. When my closet is stuffed to the brim I just feel overwhelmed. It’s hard to see past the things I no longer wear to see the things I really love. Now I’m not one to get rid of things just because they’re no longer in style, but sometimes my personal style changes to the point that I’m no longer excited to wear certain pieces. And if those pieces are still in good shape, I can take them to a consignment store or thrift store, where someone can give them the appreciation they deserve.

The reason for my little speech: I know a lot of people have trouble letting go of things, so consider this your own personal nudge – courtesy of your friend Sarah.

One thing I’ve had for a few years but I’m not getting rid of is this dress. It’s not really anything special, but I still bust it out it once or twice a summer when I can’t decide what else to wear, and I’m always pleasantly surprised. It seriously feels like wearing a nightgown, which reminds me of sleeping. And sleeping is one of my top 3 favorite things – after eating dessert and watching Parks and Recreation.

similar Dress (on sale) // similar plus size Dress (on sale) // similar Shoes (on sale) // Necklace*

*Necklace gifted to me by Flourish Boutique. 

Summer Fun

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Is summer not the best, you guys? After a hard but productive school year, I am totally taking advantage of every opportunity for fun and relaxation. It’s actually probably a good thing that summer is only a few months out of the year because I would be exhausted from all the sun and guacamole and booze.

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Yesterday we had a cookout with some friends. It was the perfect activity for a Saturday evening and – more importantly – the perfect occasion to wear these new shorts my mom got me (thanks Mom).

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As usual, our friends’ 4-year-old was the master of ceremonies, giving very detailed instructions for the direction bubbles should be blown and what we should draw with sidewalk chalk (I drew a pink sandwich and a rainbow car).

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Said 4-year-old actually took this picture of me and Kristin. Not bad, right?

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She also wanted to join in the outfit photos. Keep an eye out for Gabby’s Real Life blog in 2033.

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Jacket // Shorts // similar Shirt // Nails