I know, I know, it’s been quite a while since I made a post,BUT since my last post, I moved to China! For the next year of my life, I’ll be living in a city called Ningbo teaching English to adorable Chinese children. Life before I left was a little hectic, as you can imagine, which is partially why my posts have been non-existent, but hopefully that will change. This past week was a national holiday in China, which celebrates the country’s founding, so I’ve been on vacation in Hong Kong. It has been an amazing experience -this place is absolutely beautiful, the people are so friendly and there is a multitude of things to do! Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing, hiking, or laying on the beach, there is no shortage of activities to participate in. I’ll be posting pictures of my trip later on in the week, but I thought my first post back should be an outfit post. This skirt is probably one of my most prized possessions, I bought it from a site called Chicwish that is actually based in Honk Kong and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Because it’s such an effortlessly chic statement piece, I usually pair it with very simple pieces -both for the top, and my jewelry choices. Hope you all like it!
Color-matching, e.g. all whites, blacks, grays etc., have been fairly prevalent color schemes for quite a while now. While I love an all-white, black, neutral, or pastel outfit as much as the next girl, I also love prints; so I thought it might be fun to wear this trend with an animalistic twist. I went with an all leopard print from head to toe –this included my dress, shoes, watch, and even my sunglasses. The trick with doing this with prints is to make sure the pattern on each item of clothing is the same (e.g. stripes, animal print etc.) but the proportions (or some other detail) of the print are slightly different on each article of clothing. For example if it’s stripes, the stripes from your shirt or shoes may be wider than those from your shirt. So what do you all think about the all leopard get-up? Like it or not, I hope you have a great Wednesday!
T-shirt: Stolen from brother // Shorts: J Crew Factory // Flats: Thrifted // Belt: Thrifted
Sometimes simplicity really does reigns supreme. This weekend was packed full of activities for me –coffee with a sorority sister who I hadn’t seen in over 4 years, 2 concerts, a poolside BBQ, a second (non-poolside) BBQ, hitting the bar scene, and getting ready for my move to China –needless to say I had very little time to dedicate to create outfits. So my weekend uniform was a shirt and shorts. This look was for a Sunday BBQ at a friend’s house; the night before had been very eventful so wanting to be as comfortable as possible (especially in the humid weather), I threw on a t-shirt, shorts, flats and I was on my merry way. I did worry about spilling barbecue sauce on my white t-shirt, but am happy to report that it was in pristine condition when I eventually went home. I’m clearly all about the small victories!
The 4th of July is just around the corner and to prepare for that I thought I would do a business casual post featuring red, white, and blue. As you can read on my post here, I put a moratorium on shopping for the month of June because of how over-budget I was in May (thank youuuuuu Memorial Day sales); however…I wasn’t entirely successful. BUT I will say that I have been on the hunt for a pair of white pants for the better part of 2 years now. While I’ve come close to purchasing pairs in the past, none were ever quite right. While at Target last week though, I saw these pants and just couldn’t help myself. I love that these are a little cropped, that they are high-waisted, but more than anything I love that they are textured. So in anticipation of this upcoming holiday weekend, here’s my take of a business casual homage to these United States many of us call home. I can barely wait for the barbecues, beer, flags, and fireworks that await this weekend. Happy Tuesday everybody!
This leopard print scarf is quickly becoming one of my favorite accessories. I had been searching for a scarf like it for quite a while (and am still searching for the perfect pair of leopard print flats) and was so happy to get it from a Tobi sale for a measly $9 dollars. I have come to think of leopard print less as a pattern and more as just another color, so I am always happy to incorporate it into any outfit to add an extra oomph without overwhelming the look. If you have any thoughts on the outfit, good or bad, the comment section awaits!
Is it just me, or is middle school style making a come-back? First with overalls, sweaters tied around the waist, sneakers, and even skorts. While I am still undecided on the shirt/sweater around the waist trend, I have definitely drunk the cool-aid when it comes to overalls and skorts. So rather than just talking the talk, I’m posting about how I wore these 2 over this past weekend. I initially wanted a pair of dark denim overalls, but when I stumbled upon this lighter pair from Forever21, I had to have them. Overalls: Forever21 // Shirt: Forever21 // Sandals: Forever21 // Watch: Asos // Earrings: Forever21 // Bag: Steve Madden // Scarf: Tobi
Thankfully Fridays at my work place are relatively casual affairs, and since the weather has been (slowly) warming up over the past several weeks, I could see no reason not to rock my overalls at work. I mentally prepared myself for any farmer joke thrown my way, but was pleasantly surprised not to receive any. Although I think I might have to get the waist taken in a bit, I loved the fit and am so happy to finally own a pair again!
Shirt: Sidewalk Vendor // Skirt: Asos // Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider // Jacket: Asos
Its asymmetrical cut makes it a little more interesting, and the floral pattern and color is striking so I thought I would dress it down with my super soft DC tourist shirt, these leopard print sneakers, and a light utility jacket.