Two-faced

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These sunglasses and this shirt are both from Madewell, and this skirt and these shoes are both from Ann Taylor. On any given day, there’s a good chance you’ll find me wearing one or both of these brands. Which is sort of interesting considering they’re so different. AT’s very “I’m going out for cocktails after my board meeting,” while Madewell’s very “I’m going out for beers after a music festival.” There’s probably something very deep I could say about myself here, but my brain is shot from studying, so I’ll leave it to you.

Have a great weekend!

Skirt (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Shirt // Sunglasses // similar Bag (on sale) // Ring // Necklace*

*Necklace provided courtesy of oNecklace.

Busy Bee

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Above: The face I make when children go running through the park where I’m taking photos. What do they think this is, Disney World? People are trying to blog here.

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If you’re tired of all my casual student outfits, today’s your lucky day. I did wear this to my Bar review class, but then I went to lunch with a former professor so I erred on the side of business casual. Considering what a busy bee I am, I think it’s appropriate I’m wearing black and yellow. And considering how my brain is struggling to keep a million points of law straight in my head, I think it’s appropriate I’m wearing mixed prints. Art imitating life…or something.

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*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

I Put Some New Shoes On

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You know how when you were a kid and you got new shoes, you would stare at your feet when you walked? Well I buy plenty of shoes for myself now so I should be over the novelty, but for some reason I couldn’t stop looking at these! They’re just so…pointy. And snakey. Oh, and comfortable, which is a pleasant surprise for Target shoes. Usually I wear heels when I wear a pencil skirt because it looks a little more chic and professional, but I decided on these flats for a few reasons: (1) because they’re new and I’m a five-year-old girl who can’t wait to wear her new shoes, (2) I had a long day of work, a job fair back at school, dinner plans, and errands so I didn’t want to be tempted to amputate my own feet by 8:00pm, and (3) I just like to throw a little something unexpected into the mix. 🙂

Shoes // Necklace (on sale) // similar Top (on sale) // similar Jacket // similar Skirt // similar Sunglasses (under $15) // Lips “Punch Drunk”

P.S. If you find yourself near a magazine stand this month, pick up Redbook Magazine and flip to page 58. It’s me! 🙂

Pin to Real Life Outfit #4

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Left image source: AJ Wears Clothes (used with permission)

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Here’s what’s up, people.

Number 1: It’s the 4th of July, so happy ‘Murrica day, y’all! Freedom. Democracy. Obesity. Etcetera.

Number 2: Today I’m showing you an outfit inspired by a look I pinned from the blog AJ Wears Clothes. Meanwhile, yesterday AJ herself joined the Pin to Real Life challenge (you can find her link below). It’s kind of like blog incest, but AJ’s from Arkansas, so it’s all good. Yeah, I went there.

I hope everyone enjoys their (hopefully long) weekend! With all the spare time you have, why not visit some of the other #PinToRealLife bloggers?

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Pin to Real Life Outfit #3

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Hey guys! What do you think of my new house?!

Juuuuust kidding. Still in the good ol’ apartment. But said apartment is quite close to a public park, which is where this old house sits. So I can walk around it and pretend it’s mine. Then I can go back to my place where I don’t have to worry about mowing a lawn. It’s a win-win, really.

Moving on to the good stuff: Here we are at day 3 of the Pin to Real Life challenge! I have E to thank for putting together this awesome mix of white, yellow, mint, and metallic. I pinned her outfit a couple months ago, but at the time I didn’t have a white button-up.

I know, right? Who doesn’t have a white button-up? Well, I didn’t until about a week ago. Then I had everything I needed to recreate this look. I do wish I could have tucked my shirt in like E did, but it just looked lumpy under my pencil skirt. So consider this E: Untucked.

Once again, I’m excited to share some links for other bloggers who are trying the Pin to Real Life challenge! It’s not too late to join in!

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Bits & Pieces

Happy weekend, folks! I’m really excited because my family is visiting for 3 days and I’m ready to show them a good time. You can follow along with our adventures on Instagram. Because if you don’t Instagram it, it didn’t happen.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a handful of outfits – some recent, some older – that I didn’t get around to posting. What is everyone else up to this weekend?!

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Hi. I’m New Here.

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This week I started a new internship for the summer! It was a tough choice to leave my old internship because I really liked it there, but this one is more up my alley – like it’s the kind of work I can see myself wanting to do for the long term. If I were a witch and had one of those Time-Turners like Hermione, I would keep working at my old internship every day and then repeat the day at my new internship.

And yes, I realize my nerdiness just reached a whole new level. Not only do I want to work 2 different unpaid jobs just so I can learn stuff, I also dropped a Harry Potter reference on you. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. But don’t inhale.

So this is what I wore for my first day at the new job. I was looking for an outfit that would give everyone a preview of the many fabulous outfits they’ll see on me this summer, but without making too big of a statement before I knew how everyone else dressed. I also avoided talking about Harry Potter or how sometimes I put a sweater on my cat. Gotta feel out the crowd first.

Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Shirt (on sale) // similar Cardigan // similar Skirt // Shoes (on sale) // Bracelet // Lipstick “Plushest Punch”

Sunshine, Flowers, and Puppies

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OK, full disclosure. There aren’t any puppies in this post. Just sunshine and flowers. I usually don’t take photos in this spot in the afternoon for the very reason that the sun shines through the railing and  trees, making lots of crazy shadows. But there’s something about the first sunny, 80 degree day of the spring/summer that makes a girl want to put on a floral skirt and pose awkwardly with her tripod on her balcony. Am I right, ladies?

So who cares that sometimes the sun’s bouncing off my skin in all its super white glory, and 2 inches away another part of me is hiding in the shadows? It’s times like this I’m really glad I made my blog about real life and not perfection. Not that I’m not perfect. It’s just the sun that’s flawed. No amount of Clinique will get rid of those sun spots.

Skirt // Cardigan (extra 30% off w/ code SALE30) // Necklace // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Sunglasses // Nails “Mint Candy Apple” // Lipstick “Pourpre Preview”

Read Between the Lines

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For everyone who thinks dressing for work is boring, I would just like to remind you for the zillionth time that clothes come in colors other than black and gray. Exhibit A: see above.

That is all.

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Snow White

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What better day to wear winter white than the day after a winter storm that dropped a good inch of ice. Needless to say, these heels were in my tote bag when I spent 20 minutes chiseling my car out from under all that shit. For that part I wore my ice skates. Or maybe just some boots. You’ll never know. OK, it was boots.

The remixed item today is the turtleneck. See how I wore it yesterday.

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