Chartreuse & Stripes

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According to feedback from the survey I posted earlier this week, most of you guys read what I write down here under the pictures. I was hoping I would find out that no one reads this crap so I could stop trying so hard to think of clever things to say. Because some days, even really awesome and hilarious people like me just run out of things to say. So then they have to talk about how they have nothing to say. And then that’s awkward. And then they might as well just move on and tell you where their clothes came from.

Turtleneck: Target

Sweater: The Limited (similar here and here)

Jeans: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)

Bracelets: J. Crew, Stephan & Co.

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Señorita

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I am really impressed by people who work from home. Since I only have class three days a week this semester, I’ve been studying and reading at home much more than last year. I am really terrible at staying focused when I’m at home sometimes. I read about two paragraphs, then I check Bloglovin’. Five more paragraphs, check Facebook. Take a few notes, and oh! – I think I need to pet my cat. Yes, she definitely wants me to pet her. I have a point, so let me make it:

On one of my usual work-from-home days, I decided to get my butt dressed and head to the library to get some work done. Not a special occasion, obviously. No special outfit needed. But when I stood in front of my closet, one thing led to another, and suddenly I looked like I was ready to go flamenco dancing. Or sangria drinking. Whatever.

Then I thought maybe I should change into something lower maintenance? But then I would have to start all over and go out of my way to look like I didn’t try too hard. So I would be trying extra hard to look like I wasn’t trying hard, instead of not trying and accidentally looking like I tried. Are you confused? So was I. So I left the house in this. The end.

Top: Ann Taylor (old)

Skirt: LOFT (old, similar)

Shoes: Steve Madden (old, similar)

Nails: Essie Penny Talk

On a Whim

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As you know, friends, I am a bit of a planner when it comes to deciding what to wear. Normally I plan my outfits the night before so I have plenty of time and I’m not rushed in the morning. Plus my brain doesn’t function at its full capacity until about 2pm.

I had an outfit planned for this particular day, but I felt crummy in the morning and wasn’t too psyched about wearing the rather snug-fitting pants and heels I had selected. So my options were: wear the uncomfortable pre-planned outfit, or – gasp! – think up something new on the spot!

Maybe the heartburn lowered my inhibitions, but I decided to go for it! I started with this skirt because it’s my go-to piece when I’m not feeling well. The fabric is really stretchy without being tight. I basically can’t feel it. I grabbed this sweater to add some color. Then I realized that I’ve never worn this skirt with a belt. Boom. Done. And the shoes…I wore these because (a) I happened to look at them, and (b) I have feet.

Oh, and may I call your attention to my newest spotted manicure?  If you haven’t already tried this, you can read my tutorial here. For this version, I used a nude color for the base coat, then did spots in a Sally Hansen white and Essie Mint Candy Apple. The only problem is that my nails kind of look like candy so I have to remember not to eat my fingers. I’ve been successful so far.