Patterns + Statement Necklaces

Here’s a small collection of outfits from throughout the summer. I’d call them casual but I’m pretty sure I wore them all to work so they’re not overly casual. Just cute and good to hang out in as well. And you know I love a good statement necklace ;)

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I wore this outfit on a day it decided to be Fall during the Summer. The shirt has these little dot/paisley things on it (no idea what they are or what color they are). I don’t know why but I really wanted to wear this teal necklace with it and when I put the orange/red necklace and perfectly matching bracelets with it I decided it actually looked pretty cute and had a slight bohemian feel to it. Sometimes you just have to start putting an outfit together and hope it turns out.

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This outfit I’ve already worn before and I loved it as much as I did the first time. When I bought this shirt it was for the sole purpose of matching the necklace which is crazy but hey it’s a really cute necklace. I love how the shirt bunches on the side and then has a dramatically asymmetrical hemline. When I first saw it I wasn’t so sure but I tried it since it matched the necklace and I’m so glad I did!

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I felt pretty cool wearing this outfit because my shirt, jeans, shoes and bracelets are all from Express. But the still-cute necklace is an outsider from Forever 21. I don’t ever wear this shirt mostly because I didn’t know where to wear a fully sequined shirt but I think the necklace helped break up the pattern.

 

- You all know I love statement necklaces. What is your favorite part of an outfit?

Not-So-Casual

Just a quick post tonight because I haven’t posted in forever and need to get back into it! A little bit of an update on me: I just started my sophomore year of college (I’m majoring in apparel merchandising at CMU), I turned 19 yesterday, and I also have an apartment this year (so exciting!).

This outfit is something I wore awhile ago. The sweatshirt is my sisters and I’d never worn it before but really liked it (still working on stealing it). I wore this outfit to work (at Justice) and I wore it with shorts because wow does it get hot. This outfit was really cute and a good mix of dressed up and casual for working at Justice. Had been paired with something else besides shorts I would’ve called it a dressy outfit because the back of the sweatshirt has two drapes of a chiffon material and the pearls are a really nice touch and the pink sweatshirt brought out the pinks in the pearls and made it very cute and girly.
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Sweatshirt: American Eagle

Necklace: Kohl’s

Bracelets: Express

And even though you can’t really see my shorts they’re from New York and Company and are my favorite shorts ever.

 

Sometime this week I’m hoping to get a post up of the great deals I got shopping yesterday! Stay tuned :)
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Dressed Up Denim

I love the look of denim shirt buttoned all the way up and with short statement necklace around the collar. It really dresses up a casual shirt and makes for a fashionable and classy look. I also would wear black jeans with this in the fall or winter but since it’s summer I wore a black skater skirt.

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Shirt: Don’t judge me, Justice. It was only $10. You don’t say no to that.

Skirt: JC Penny. I didn’t buy it. It just kind of showed up.

 

Necklace: Charlotte Russe. My grandma bought it for my sister. Good pick, grams.

 

Heels: Target. Side note- I NEED MORE HEELS

IMG_4992 This is one of my favorite outfits because it has many of my favorite elements I like in an outfit. First, is the jewelry. I love when I get jewelry right with an outfit and I’m really glad I went with gold instead of the pink and black one I was going to wear because I think this one makes the outfit a lot cleaner and classic looking. Also, I love statement necklaces (if you haven’t gotten that yet). I also loves skirts and any chances I have to tuck a shirt in. This doesn’t happen everyday. And lastly, I got to wear my black heels, which also doesn’t happen everyday. Though I’ll admit I was in flip flops by the end of the day.

What are some things that make your favorite outfit?

Five Second Favorites

The title of this post gets its name from me giving myself a very short amount of time in the mornings to get ready. I sleep in until the last possible second that I can and end up having to throw an outfit together rather quickly. Sometimes I end up hating myself the rest of the day and can’t wait to go home and change but sometime I love the end result and love it even more because of the fact that it took “five seconds” to put together. Yes, I impress myself.

IMG_4902 This outfit was very last second because I was laying in bed thinking through an outfit I could wear, only to wake up and the skirt I wanted was no where to be found.

Shirt: JC Penny (Mom’s closet.. I believe she found this one for $3.)

Skirt: American Eagle. I bought it during the winter time so it had not even crossed my mind to wear it now but hey, I think it works.

Shoes: My favorite wedges found in most of my posts (Still from Kohl’s).

Had no time for jewelry for this outfit.

IMG_4887 I loved this outfit I really did. I couldn’t stop looking at it all day (pats self on back). The dress alone is so beautiful and I don’t know why I haven’t worn it in so long. The bracelet, necklace and earrings I wore were all neutral pearls so all the tones matched perfect and I felt like a vintage ballerina slash Taylor Swift (Also, my hair was in a top knot so maybe a little bit more like a ballerina).

Dress: American Eagle

Belt: American Eagle:

Shoes: American Eagle

Jewelry:.. not American Eagle. Forever 21, Kohl’s and Express.

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I really loved this outfit too because it was simple but still different and very comfortable for work. I had more time this day to put an outfit together but this outfit probably literally took five seconds to decide on. When ya know, ya know.

Shirt: American Eagle

Pants: Express

Shoes: Lacoste

Necklace: Claire’s

 

Though only having a short amount of time to get dressed is stressful, sometimes it works out even better than planned! What do you wear when you have “five seconds” to get dressed?

Pretty in Pink

Can you guess my favorite color? Yep, PINK! Check out a few of my favorite dresses in my favorite color.
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This is the dress I wore for my open house and I get so many compliments on it! I love the length because lately it’s hard to find dresses that aren’t too short.

Dress: Forever 21

Sandals: Old Navy
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I got this dress when I was in Paris a couple of summers ago. It’s such a pretty color and the beading on it is beautiful The waist line on it is a little weird so I put a silver belt on to cover it up.

Dress: Bershka

Sandals: American Eagle

Belt: American Eagle

Also wearing my Pandora bracelet.

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I wore this dress on a lunch date because it’s cute, flirty and flowy. The belt went perfect with it because it breaks up the floral pattern. I actually bought this dress to go with my brown Dr. Martens but didn’t have a chance to wear it during boot-weather .

Dress: Forever 21

Belt: Goodwill

Sandals: Target

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Miley’s outfit in this picture (took me forever to find it!) was my inspiration to wear a floral dress with combat boots. A lot of her pre-haircut/new-self outfits are a good representation of my own style!

Cropped Pants and Wedges

One of my favorite things to pair wedges with are cropped pants. It’s hard to find the right pants to pair with wedges and sometimes skirts or dresses are just too short and when a lot of my foot and leg is showing I feel too exposed. So, cropped pants are the perfect match for them because my legs are covered while my shoes are shown off.

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Lace shirt: Forever 21

Tank top: Sister’s Drawer (American Eagle)

Jeans: Express

Wedges: Kohl’s

I got so many compliments on my lace shirt!

 

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I loved this outfit even though my feet were filling me at the end of the day!

Shirt: Mom’s Closest (Really no clue where it’s from)

Black Jeans: Pac Sun

Wedges: Express

Necklace: Charming Charlie’s (The necklace matched the green on the shirt to perfect! Loved that I was able to add another pop of color to all the black)

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Tank: American Eagle

Jeans: Same Express jeans

Wedges: Kohl’s

Necklace: American Eagle

Also wearing my rose-gold Fossil watch

(please ignore the ill-placed tennis shoes next to me)

Shopping Trip feat. My Sister

This past weekend my sister and I headed to the mall in search of maxi-skirts. Check out the outfits we found :)

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Here’s mine. I like this patterned skirt but I was having a hard time find a shirt to match it. The skirt has a lot of colors on it so I liked the way the plain white tank looks with it because it keeps it really casual and tones it down some. I already had the necklace and it matched perfect!

Shirt: American Eagle

Skirt: Charlotte Russe:

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Flip Flops: Old Navy

 

IMG_4757-1 This is the outfit my sister picked out. I’m pretty proud since it’s usually a battle just getting her to the mall but she was a trooper. The necklace was also something I already had and it matched perfect too!

Shirt: American Eagle

Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Shoes: Payless

IMG_4766 I also got another maxi. Probably shouldn’t have but when I saw it I fell in love and had to have it! I found it at Maurice’s. I’ve only been in there a few times and never really look around a lot but wow, they have REALLY cute clothes! If I’d had the time I would’ve tried on one of everything. I will definitely be shopping there more often.

Shirt: Sister closet (or TJ Maxx)

Skirt: Maurices

Necklace & Earrings are hard to see but both are from Forever 21.

Maxi Mania

When maxi dresses first started coming into style I swore I’d never wear one. Who would wear a floor length dress?! Well, I’ve given into the trend (as I do with every trend I couldn’t imagine ever wearing Ex: Statement necklaces). Everywhere I look there’s a girl wearing a maxi dress. But I can’t complain because it is a very cute, modest and classy trend, unlike crop tops which I am dying for to go out of style.  Maxi’s can be dressy or casual but they are always cute and comfortable which is the main reason I love to wear them. In an earlier post I showed a maxi dress I wore for work but I will add it in this post again anyway to show my many maxi’s :)

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This is the maxi from my earlier post. Again, it’s from the Gap. So comfortable :)

 

 

 

 

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This maxi is from Forever 21 (I mostly bought it to match the necklace, which is from Charming Charlie’s). I like it a lot and think it’s super cute and nautical but it’s not one of my most comfortable ones. You can’t tell from the picture but there is slits up the sides and has a shorter skirt underneath but the skirt is SO short that I felt like I was pulling it down the whole time I wore it. Still trying to figure out how to fix that :) I also did my hair in a top not to show off the necklace more. Loved the look!

 

 

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This was my first maxi, bought at kohl’s. There isn’t really brown in the skirt but I love matching it with brown accessories. My necklace is from Rue 21, belt from Goodwill, and you can’t see my sandals but they are also brown and from Target!  They’re one of my best buys! :)

 

 

 

IMG_4664 My only maxi skirt! Got it at Charlotte Russe for only $10 (They usually have good deals on maxis). I have a hard time matching a top with it because it’s hard to find one that isn’t too tight or too loose. I also showed this shirt in an earlier post and this picture shows the beaded shoulders a lot better. The necklace is my sisters from Charlotte Russe and my sandals are from Old Navy. These sandals are one of my favorite pair because they can be used as casual flip flops or dressy sandals.

 

 

I have one more maxi dress but haven’t had a chance to wear it yet! I plan on getting many more because they are great for dressing up for work or dressing down to hang out in. What is a trend you didn’t think you would ever follow? Sometimes it’s okay to be a follower :)

 

 

Wish List

Couple of things on my wish list :)

Navy Dress Pants

cn7849348I’ve been wanting some navy pants lately that I can wear for dressing up or dressing down. I think they’ll be cute with heels or sandals and will be perfect for spring. I have dark blue jeans but I’m itching for some navy dress pants to dress up more of my outfits :)

 

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Pants on top: Old navy http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-women-s-modern-fit-ankle-pant-assorted-colors/-/A-15011867#prodSlot=large_1_3

Pants on bottom: Target http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-women-s-modern-fit-ankle-pant-assorted-colors/-/A-15011867#prodSlot=large_1_3

 

Blazer

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Both blazers from Forever 21

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=outerwear_blazers&ProductID=2000068920&VariantID=

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Sandals

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My mom and I are loving these new thick strap sandals! We’ve seen them many places such as TJ Maxx and Kohls and the ones I’ve shown here are from American Eagle. I also love wedges and am in desperate need of a black pair!

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Top pair of sandals: AE http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=1415_3101_207&catId=cat6950124

Bottom pair of sandals: Kohls http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1581997/exchange-by-charles-david-tabby-espadrilles-women.jspexchange-by-charles-david-tabby-espadrilles-women

Accessories

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You can never have enough accessories! I could use some more bracelets (especially brightly colored ones), LOVE LOVE LOVE statement necklaces and also don’t have very many belts.

Links for pictures from left to right: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-bracelet&ProductID=1000091139&VariantID=

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace&ProductID=1000126875&VariantID=

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http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=0423_9141_268&catId=cat1070004

 

 

Work Outfits

I work at a law office where the dress code is business casual. I could just wear a plain shirt and pants and get away with it but the casual code gives me a chance to wear a lot of different clothing and I take advantage of that. Over the last two weeks I’ve taken pictures of some of my outfits. The first two are more professional and the last two are appropriate for work as well as a casual setting such as a date or hanging out with friends.

IMG_4406  Outfit one:

Top: Forever 21

Skirt: Banana Republic (found at Goodwill!)

Shoes: Target (on sale!)

I’m also wearing earrings and bracelets that are hard to see. I don’t remember where I got the earrings (they dangly, round and silver). I have on two bracelets, both pearls. One from Claire’s and one from Express.

 

IMG_4412 Outfit two:

Top: Forever 21

Skirt: Apostrophe (mom’s closet ;))

Belt: Forever 21

Shoes: Target

I’m wearing the same heels and earrings with this outfit as I did in the last. Also, this shirt has silver beading on the shoulders that makes the outfit a little more fun and cute and not so plain and business-like.

 

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Dress: gap ($11!!!)

Necklace: Claire’s

Earrings: Forever 21

Shoes: Kohls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture on the right is a better view of my hair style I did that day. It’s SO quick and easy. I found the idea on Pinterest. Here are a few links to similar hair styles:

.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/390265123930422132/.

.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/164944405077096376/.

.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/249105423111956255/.

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Dress: Old Navy ($9!!!)

Vest: JC Penny

Shoes: Kohls

Bracelet: You can’t see it in the picture but I’m wearing an Alex and Ani bracelet that I LOVE and can’t wait to get more of. They’re perfect to stack! Link to my bangle: http://www.alexandani.com/bangles/open-love-charm-bangle.html

 

I had a lot of fun putting together and wearing these outfits as well as sharing them with all of you! I can’t wait to make more posts of my outfits :) Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’m wearing! Also, if you can’t tell, I really love getting bargains on things! ;)