90s Flashback

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I just got this windbreaker-esque jacket on the clearance rack at H&M for $10. Did I need it? No. But did it give me a flashback to 4th grade when I sported a black and white Reebok windbreaker suit? Yes. Don’t act like you didn’t have one too. They were so cool in the mid-90s. I really wanted to wear this with a smiley face t-shirt and some peace sign earrings, but alas those things left my closet a long time ago. The best I could do was a side ponytail.

For the full effect, may I recommend rereading this post while listening to one or more of the following songs:

  • Gangsta’s Paradise, Coolio
  • Waterfalls, TLC
  • All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
  • The Sign, Ace of Base
  • Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey
  • Kiss From a Rose, Seal

What’s your favorite mid-90s song/band? Let me know in the comments (and you can say something about my outfit if the mood strikes you).

similar Jacket (under $15!) // another similar Jacket // one more similar Jacket (on sale) // Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Bag // Spike Bracelet // Cutout Bracelet

Sarah v. Mother Nature

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You’d think the many hours a week I spend reading and highlighting textbooks would make me avoid neon colors in the rest of my life. But no, I went right for this highlighter yellow colorblock top and wore it with bright pink lipstick. This outfit seemed perfect for a brisk yet sunny day. And it was…Until brisk and sunny turned into DARK and SNOWY.

OK, the dark part wasn’t really a surprise. But the snow is not welcome in March! It should be spring, and I am going to make it spring with my neon colors! You hear that, Mother Nature? You won this round, but I’ll be back.

Shirt (extra 30% off with code STYLESCORE) // similar Jacket // Jeans // similar Shoes (25% off) // similar Necklace // Sunglasses // Lipstick “Schiap”

Mustard Greens

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I have a couple people to thank for helping me with this outfit.

First is Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook, who recently posted this yellow top/green bottom outfit. The weather was hideously cold this day, so my freakishly warm cashmere cardigan was the only thing I could think about wearing. I probably would have worn plain ol’ blue jeans, but I had just seen Wendy’s outfit the day before so I busted out the green. I do love an unexpected color combo.

The second person to thank is Patricia, one of my readers who also makes jewelry and who sent me this blue and white beaded necklace. To keep from looking too First Ladyish in my lace and cardigan, I layered it over my spike necklace. I really like how it turned out!

Patricia sells other unique pieces in her Etsy shop, and for the rest of this month, she is offering 25% off any order just for Sarah’s Real Life readers. Find her shop here and use the code “REALLIFE1” for your discount!

Shirt: Ann Taylor (another option in more sizes here)

Cardigan: Nordstrom, old (similar)

Necklaces: Target, c/o Designs…By Patricia

Jeans: The Limited (similar)

Shoes: Steve Madden, old (similar)