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”

Jeans and Sweatshirts

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It’s Thursday, May 8, 2014. What does that mean for you? Maybe nothing. But for me, it’s the day I’m taking my very last law school exam – I’M DONE!!!

And what better way to commemorate three overwhelming years than with two underwhelming outfits? Yup.

Both of these are outfits I wore to take exams, hence the pretty simple sweatshirt + jeans equation (that’s what regular kids wear to school…I think). Don’t worry; I’ll be back to my usual fabulousness soon enough. But first I have to wear a big black robe and a funny hat with a tassel. 🙂

Outfit 1: Top (on sale) // Sunglasses // Bag

Outfit 2: similar Top // similar Shoes // Bag // Glasses

 

Boys’ Club

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DO YOU SEE THIS?! I AM WEARING SHORT SLEEVES. OUTSIDE. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow so we’re not out of the (winter) woods yet, but I took full advantage of the mild, sunny day yesterday. I went as far as pretending it was boating weather. I’m a big fan of boating wearing a shirt with  an anchor on it. Fun fact about this shirt: It’s made for a 14-year-old boy. At least according to J. Crew. But I like to think I wear it a lot better than a boy would.

For reference, I usually wear an XS in women’s shirts, and a boys’ 14 at J. Crew fits me with a little extra room. If you’re petite like me, the boys’ section is a great (and more importantly – cheap) option if you’re into the unisex/androgynous look but don’t want your clothes to swallow you!

Shirt (on sale) // similar Jacket* // Jeans // similar Shoes (on sale) // Watch(for regular sized wrists here) // similar Sunglasses (under $15)

*Jacket provided courtesy of Lucky B Boutique; watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Anchors Aweigh

J. Crew anchor sweater, Rebecca Minkoff inspired bag, Joes Jeans, Madewell Hepcat sunglasses

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J. Crew anchor sweater, Rebecca Minkoff inspired bag, Joes Jeans, Madewell Hepcat sunglasses

J. Crew anchor sweater, Rebecca Minkoff inspired bag, Joes Jeans, Madewell Hepcat sunglasses

J. Crew anchor sweater, Rebecca Minkoff inspired bag, Joes Jeans, Madewell Hepcat sunglasses

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Get ready to be MAJORLY impressed. Ready? Good.

#1. I saw this top at J. Crew when it was new. I liked it but it was like $70 for what is essentially a novelty tee. I passed on it. Willpower = impressive.

#2. Fast forward 2 weeks. The J. Crew sale was on sale, and this top was marked down to $17. Major sale score = impressive.

#3. I dropped a Gene Kelly musical reference in this post title. Finding a way to connect a little ol’ outfit post to the greatest performer of all time = impressive.

similar Top (under $20) // another similar Top (on sale) // similar Bag (on sale) // Bracelet (on sale) // Sunglasses // Lips “Plushest Punch”

Spring Wish List: Where I’ll Spend & Where I’ll Save

I find that keeping a list (usually in a note on my iPhone) of things I’d like to add to my closet helps keep me from making impulse buys when I’m out shopping. This season I’m taking it a step further and dividing up my wish list items by the amount I want to spend on them. Good news: even my “big ticket” items are under $100. Here’s to a frugal spring!

Spring Wish list - big ticket items

Dress (Anthropologie) // Jeans (Express)

Spring wish list - medium ticket items
Jacket (Kohl’s) // Skirt (J. Crew Factory)

Spring wish list - small ticket items

Jacket (Kohl’s) // Lipstick (Nordstrom)