Good Impulses

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You know what happens when a cheap store does a collaboration with a famous designer? People wait in line at dawn or set an alarm to shop online in the middle of the night, and they buy a bunch of stuff without thinking because they’re afraid everything will sell out. #buyallofthethings

That’s exactly what happened with the Phillip Lim for Target line last fall. Remember the obsession over the bags? Oh man. Anyway, I was one of those people waiting in line at Target, and that’s when I got this dress that is in no way a closet staple. BUT. Can I just point out that I have now worn it in 3 different seasons?

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Take that, impulse buying! If I can make it work for fall, I’ll take that as a sign that everything I ever want to buy is a good decision.

similar Dress (on sale) // another similar Dress (on sale) // similar Jacket (on sale) // similar Bag // similar Necklace* (under $8) // similar Shoes

*Necklace purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos.

All Work and No Play

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I got this jacket in January as part of a suit and I wore it for the first day of my new internship (pictured below, far right). But as long as I’m only dressing business casual once a week, I might as well make my new “workwear” double as “studentwear.” Turns out Lucky Magazine wasn’t lying to us…you really can break up your suits and wear the blazer with jeans. But when Vogue said you could wear a feather headdress and a $2000 mesh top with no bra, it was definitely lying. (Anna Wintour, if you’re reading this, I’m totally kidding. You’re a genius. Please give me a job. Love, Sarah.)

Jacket (on sale, + extra 50% off) // similar Sweater // Jeans (under $40) // similar Boots // similar Necklace (on sale) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

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Wardrobe Workhorse: Non-traditional Suit

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Happy Friday, everyone! Last winter I spotted this matching moto jacket/mini skirt combo on clearance at Target and decided to snatch it up (I also got it in green tweed, but who’s counting). As suits go, this one obviously isn’t traditional or conservative, but I  had a feeling I could still make good use of it. As is usually the case, I was right.

This wardrobe workhorse has gone business casual, regular casual, winter, spring, summer, and fall. I think my least favorite look above is actually when I wore the 2 pieces together. But maybe I should give the suit look another chance soon!

I scoped out a few non-traditional suits for your shopping pleasure – some fun colors, textures, patterns, and yes…even one “shorts suit.” It’s really hard to find matching separates like this online because they’re usually not marked as “suits” so you have to look up tops and bottoms separately. If you’re really in the market for a non-traditional suit, I recommend dragging yourself to the mall to look in person!

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1. Top, Bottom // 2. Top, Bottom // 3. Top, Bottom // 4. Top, Bottom // 5. Top, Bottom

Winter Brights

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I decided to take the Black Out Style challenge to the extreme and bust out two super bright colors in the hopes they would play nicely off each other. I think it worked. And before you say anything, I know these jeans look black but they’re actually just a super dark wash. Just trust me. (If you’re confused, you can read more about the Black Out challenge here.)

I wore this on Sunday for brunch and a movie, and at brunch someone mentioned that my hat looked extra bright with this sweater. I just love it when people get me.

Also, American Hustle is pretty great. Not a huge surprise when pretty much everyone in the cast is nominated for an Oscar. I believe Amy Adams got an extra nomination for best acting by cleavage in a starring role, right? Perhaps I’m mistaken…somebody check me on that.

similar Sweater (on sale under $15) // similar Hat // Bag (under $25) // similar Necklace* // Bracelet // similar Boots (on sale) // Jeans (on sale under $35) // Lips “Punch Drunk”

And the award for most versatile yellow sweater goes too… (It’s the Real Life Remix)

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

Take One, Pass it On: Week 3 Roundup

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Times flies when you’re remixing, amiright?! Week 3 of the challenge is complete! If you didn’t know I was doing this challenge, you probably wouldn’t even have noticed my repeats because these remixes were so damn good. Here, let me spell it out for you:

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similar Scarf

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similar Jacket (under $40)

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Shoes (on sale in other colors)

Of course, I couldn’t have done all this great remixing without the other bloggers below. Well…that’s not really true. I could have done it either way, but it’s more fun with friends. Check out what my fellow remixers have been up to this past week:

Look what fun everyone is having! Makes you want to join in for the last week, doesn’t it? That’s a great idea. You are so smart. Check out the official “rules” here and get started!

Purpling

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There were purple stripes in the scarf, so I figured why not throw in some purple tights too? I’m just purpling like there’s no tomorrow. Funny story about purpling: My freshman year of college, I lived on a co-ed floor. Boys on one side and girls on the other, separate bathrooms, but it was all one hallway. In our very first floor meeting, the RA explained that once upon a time, the boys’ bathroom was painted blue and the girls’ was pink. The only rule? No “purpling.”

Obviously, the rule was meant to prevent any debauchery that may ensue from combining two sets of raging teenage hormones in a shower stall.  I guess I might have taken the “no purpling” rule a little too seriously when I married one of the other girls from my floor, though…

similar Scarf* // Dress // similar Shirt* // similar Tights // Boots (on sale in brown) // similar Watch (got mine at Target recently – not online) // Glasses // Lips “Plushest Punch”

*Scarf and shirt provided courtesy of H&M.

Take One, Pass it On: Week 2 Roundup

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A look back at the remixing magic that took place this past week…(and don’t forget to check out my fellow remixers at the end of this post).

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^^ I’m a fan of those 2 photos side by side because it looks like I touched my hair and magically transformed it. Witchcraft!

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New Remixers this Week:

Still Going Strong:

I know I said it last week, but I’ll say it again: If anyone has been following along and regretting they didn’t try this challenge…FEAR NOT! We’re only halfway through the month. Join in at any time to have your blog featured in the weekly roundup (there will be 2 more)!

If you’re already participating, be a doll and follow me on any and all of the following social media platforms. Tag me in your TOPIO posts so I can keep up to date! (I usually don’t have time to check out everyone’s blog every day.)

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