Monday, April 13, 2015

Force of Nature

This dress makes me feel like a bad ass. It makes me feel confident, and sexy, and happy to be a woman. Courtney Love once said, "a woman is a force of nature"; I think we all need an outfit that makes us feel like the forces of nature we are. One of the reasons I love fashion is because it makes such good armor. I, like most every human being, am faced with feelings of loneliness, weakness, discouragement, and self doubt. On a fairly regular basis, even. Fashion, for me, is a way to show the world I'm okay, life hasn't beaten me; I'm tough, I'm beautiful, I'm vulnerable, I'm real. I'm alive.

I'm a force of nature.

 
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MIA



Sorry I've been a little MIA, lately. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of finals and then an amazing trip to Hawaii. My boyfriend and I decided we were due for a vacation and spent five days in Maui! (That's where I got my tan.) I'll post pictures of our trip here in a few days, after I'm done settling in to the first week of school. It never ends! I bought these pants at the Gap outlet on Maui, and I'm kind of in love with them. They're so easy to style, and ridiculously comfortable. I was hesitant to buy them at first, and then ended up buying this pair and a pair that's really similar. The price tag was very persuasive.

What have you all been up to?


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Blended

Lately my life has been a blur of working on finals and rewatching Girls. As you can imagine, that hadn't left much time for taking blog pictures. I'm going to try to be better about that. Bet you've never heard that one from a fashion blogger before! 

Despite the stressors of school and the relationship turmoil among Hannah and her pals, I'm feeling pretty optimistic. I am planning on moving back to Alaska with my wonderful boyfriend after graduation (which is only 8ish months away)! Also, this term I took a class called Writing for Fashion and though I hated actually going to the class, I loved blending my love of words and fashion. I might see about creating a career for myself somewhere between the worlds of writing and style, but of course, that might just be my plan this month. 

I guess I should say a bit about my outfit. I love this top but struggled with it because I don't really like wearing just tank tops under things and typically loathe wearing bras. However, this bra from Victoria's Secret was super easy to wear underneath it, because the light colors blended in just enough but not too much. Also trying the whole literal-boyfriend-boyfriend-jean thing again, and one thing I can say is that it's super convenient to have such deep pockets.

Nike Suede Vintage Sneakers | Eric's Jeans | T-Back Bra (Similar) | Nordstrom Peter Pan Top


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Marmalade


Hey, check out the Marmalade dress from Reformation. 
Pretty perfect, huh?

Happy Monday :)

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Light Rail Coyote

Sometimes waking up in the morning turns into a stressful affair, usually on the mornings I have class and don't want to deal with other human beings. (Ha! Every day, right?) Except today was Sunday, I had no class, and humans were somewhat optional. 

It's been one of my goals this last year to spend less money, partially because it's a nasty habit (yeah, right. Like I believe that.) and because I have none (more valid). What I've learned from this experience of spending less money so far, is that we can sometimes be total lazy asses when it comes to fashion. While a fat wallet helps with style, and I would like a fat wallet very much, I've had fun forcing myself to get creative with pieces I haven't used to their full potential. Even though this outfit here is really simple, it's still functional and stylish. The best part is I've never worn it before, and nothing makes me more ready to kick the day's ass--er.. I mean, have a killer day than wearing something 'new'. 

501 Boomtown Denim Cutoffs | Cropped Knit @ Nordstrom | J. Crew New Balance (Similar Here) | Free People Hat
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Second Chance


 I have been super busy lately with school and life. Actually, I'm not sure if I've been busy at all, but I've certainly been overwhelmed with school and life. I haven't had a lot of energy in the day, or good timing for blog pictures, so I thought I would share an outfit post with you all that I at first didn't think I was going to share. Sometimes I take photos and am in a bad mood or something goes wrong or whatever, and I'm kind of done with the whole thing. It's rare, but it does happen. (Maybe to the best of us? I don't know.)

This vest is something I've had in my closet for probably a little less than a year, and I've just now decided it was worth a wear. I never thought I was much for giving second chances, but these photos and this vest are proving me wrong. I hope you enjoy it, that might make being wrong a little more bearable. :)
Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - Dolce Vita | Shirt - Urban Outfitters | Bralette - Nordstrom | Vest - Nordstrom 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Blue Moon


 I am one of those people who has a really hard time being nice to myself sometimes. It's not like I am mean to myself necessarily, I can just work really hard to take care of others and then kind of do a slack ass job when it comes to myself. That's why lately, I've felt a little run down and have made it my mission for the week to take excellent care of myself, like it's my passion. And it made me think, maybe this shouldn't last a week. Like maybe we should all take care of ourselves like it's our passion, and then in the end, we'll feel a lot better. It shouldn't be such a blue moon occurrence in so many of our lives (I know I'm not alone in my habit), and that's why I am requesting - no demanding - that today, you do something super fucking nice for yourself. Today I planned a trip to Hawaii for my boyfriend and myself, and am feeling pretty stoked about it. 

What are you going to do for yourself today?
Easy Breezy Crochet Slip | Belmont Leather Clog | Kut from the Kloth Denim Jacket | Forever 21 Belt | BP Triangle Pendant | Free People Felt Hat
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

PINROSE: A Perfume by Any Other Name Wouldn't Smell as Sweet

Pinrose is a luxury fragrance company that magnificently blends quirkiness and elegance, both in their adorable packaging and their beautiful scents. I got my Pinrose starter pack in the mail a while ago, and have been anxious to do this post because I didn't want to open any of them before I took pictures! Now that that's done, I can honestly say Pinrose's scents aren't like any of the ones I've smelled at the perfume counter. They're each long lasting, distinct, and very unique. So unique in fact, they even have a quiz to tell you which scent would be the perfect fit for you! (I got Cuddle Punk, and I would have to say they were spot on. I felt the name alone suited me!) 

If you love getting cute stuff in the mail, and you love smelling good (and really, who doesn't love those things?) I highly recommend you take the Pinrose quiz here, and order yourself the starter kit. You won't regret it. In it you'll receive 13 adorable fragrances, which are all super easily applied through the scented towelette. Pretty genius, huh? I thought so too.

(Pictured in this post are the following scents: Pinrose, Pillowtalk Poet, Sugar Bandit, Tambourine Dreamer, Campfire Rebel, Surf Siren, Cuddle Punk, Merry Maker, Renegade Starlet, Treehouse Royal, and Lovebug.)

Though Pinrose gifted me this starter kit, I pinky promise they did not gift me a bunch of stuff to say about them. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Soldier Jane

When I first saw this dress on Reformation's website, I knew it would be mine. The t-shirt silhouette gave it the perfect Jane Birkin-esque feel I've been scouring the web for. I'm not usually one for animal prints, but the combination of the leopard print with the simple shape makes this dress super versatile. I typically hesitate to say this, in fear of speaking too soon, but this dress is a fun un-necessity that will surely make it's way on to my list of wardrobe staples. And besides, 'necessary' is such a nasty word. 

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