Feeling Like Myself

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This outfit is actually from a couple weeks ago – the last day of my Bar review course. The day before, I had put absolutely no effort into my appearance and I was in a total funk all day. So the next day I wore this. I’ll be the first to admit I had absolutely no one to impress; all my fellow Bar-preppers were stressed and too worried about themselves to notice what I was wearing (I’m just assuming this based on the fact that I was stressed and didn’t notice what anyone else was wearing). But darn it if I didn’t feel a million times better about life.

However, now that we’re only a week out from exam time, please don’t ask me how I feel about life currently. K thanks.

Top (on sale) // Scarf // Shoes (on sale) // Jeans // similar Sunglasses (on sale)

Here’s where you’ve seen these outlook improvers before: It’s the Real Life Remix…

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Complimentary

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A fine arts degree is useful for very few things: impressing your friends at museums, answering Jeopardy questions, and knowing all about the color wheel. Unlike the first two, that last one is actually useful on a regular basis. I love wearing complimentary colors because it’s way more fun than  just matching your colors or pairing a bright with a neutral.

In case you’re a total color wheel novice (maybe you majored in one of those practical subjects like philosophy), complimentary colors are sets of one primary [red/yellow/blue] and one secondary [green/violet/orange] color that are across from each other on the color wheel. So they’re sort of like opposites, which means they make each other look brighter.

I loved the pattern of this chevron scarf, so to make the blues really stand out I decided to wear it over an orange sweater. Thanks, college.

Scarf // similar Sweater* (under $20) // Jeans (on sale) // Bag // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (under $20)

*Sweater purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Yes, I Do Own Jeans

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I know you see a lot of business casual on this blog, and on weekends I’ve been wearing lots of shorts and skirts because it’s been so hot this summer. Once classes start back up in a couple weeks, you’ll find that I do in fact wear jeans a lot when left to make my own dress code.

This past Friday was one of the few Fridays I actually worked this summer, and I got to put together a little casual Friday outfit (can I say Friday again? Friday). I actually wore different jeans than the ones pictured to work but after sitting all day the waist band got kind of stretched out so I changed into these to go watch the Olympics at my friends’ house. Which reminds me: trampolining? Crazy.