black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

black a-line mini skirt

Taking pictures and posing in public is still a struggle I can’t seem to shake. I have definitely become more comfortable in front of the camera, but am always attempting to dodge busy areas. I know that I just have to get over yourself, but I can’t help thinking that everyone just thinks I’m incredibly narcissistic. Whatcha gonna do?!

Same skirt two ways. I am in love with both of these outfits because all of the pieces (including the tote) are so versatile and can be worn in countless ways and in different seasons. Not only are they good staples, but also great quality. I was even able to find a lot of pretty good deals as well.

I’m all about a realistic price tag, especially being in school. I completely understand being on a budget. But I have also accumulated a lot of cheaply made pieces just because they were on sale, and they end up being pushed to the back of my closet. Which ends up just being a waste of money. So I really try to not compromise on quality and to invest in clothing when needed while at the same time keeping an eye out for deals.

This button up printed top I am in love with! It is super chic and even a bit preppy making it the perfect button up for fall. I am linking this button up here from Gap Factory. Currently, they are fully stocked and only $20.99! I wanted to pair this originally with jeans and booties, but the day I shot it was 80 degrees. Sorry, but not taking this one for the team.

However, I love it with this little black a-line mini skirt (also on sale!) from Express. Currently, they have most sizes still stocked, but I have a feeling they will not be around forever. I love how put together this skirt makes you look. It is also great year round because it is not a heavy material. You can wear it bare-legged in the warmer months and then add tights + booties for winter and fall.

They also have a light pink color available. Once again, they are fairly well stocked but are already out of a few sizes. So if you are interested, snag it soon.

(Currently Express is having a sale, everything is BOGO 1/2 off.)

For outfit #2 I threw on this cable knit sweater (AE) which is making me crave fall big time. If you have been following me, you know I style a lot of AE + Aerie pieces. Pretty much because I love their style, but also because their clothing is sooo soft and comfortable.

I shared a couple AE tops (and a sweater from Nordstrom) recently in a summer/fall transition post.

Last week, I gave in a purchased this bag for school–it is actually a tote and would also make a great weekender bag. I love it, and am such a sucker for this camel color. It is the brown that goes with everything–even black.

Finally, I have been eyeing up some pointed toe flats at Target. Fall and spring are when I wear flats the most. I have had a hard time finding flats in the past though, because to me some of them just don’t look right. And even less fit comfortably. However, I love the ones at Target (I’ll link below) because they fit great and are also a steal. They have them in nude, black, leopard (eyeing those babies up), and even a snake skin pattern. I have found that they run a little big, so consider sizing down. Just an FYI.

This post was a bit longer that usual, but I really wanted to share all these pieces plus more because they are great staples and decent prices. Win win!

If you have any questions, or other pieces you would suggest, comment below! I’d love to hear from you. Have a great week Friends!

long open vest

long open vest

long open vest

long open vest

long open vest

long open vest

long open vest

Hit the ground running–best way to tackle a Monday. I FINALLY settled on a planner for the 2018-2019 year which already makes me feel organized. Am I the only one like this? Needless to say, I’m now ready for a new week.

While my real day to day style is usually pretty simple and laid back, I love playing with different looks and incorporating new pieces. And sometimes I enjoy being a bit overdressed. Dress the part until you become it, right?!

This extra long open vest is a simple basic that can definitely be dressed up for work or dressed down for a more casual look. It is super chic and really pulls together an outfit. It also has pulls to cinch it at the waist to give it a more tailored fit. Here is the link for the open vest from Francesca’s. Unfortunately, I am not always able to link everything below. (This is a fairly new piece which may be why).

I paired it with this loose white cami which is perfect for layering. It is a good basic to have on hand because it’s so versatile. I shared it in one of my Insta posts with an AE plush cardi. For fall, a snug long-sleeved top or a button up blouse would be a good alternative to the cami. I would just stay away from anything with too loose in the sleeves since it can look sloppy and baggy.

I linked a couple pairs of jeans for you guys below. The ones I’m wearing are actually from Hollister and similar to these low-rise super skinnies. They are currently on sale for $25 which they do pretty often.

If you have been following me, you’ll know I’ve been wearing these pumps a lot lately. Having a black and nude pair are staples worth investing in because they will go with just about anything in your closet. I paired these pinkish/nude heels with this chic suit pant outfit and this strapless black jumpsuit as well.

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boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

boho maxi wrap skirt

 

Binge watching FRIENDS and waiting for the p’zza to come because tonight I don’t feel like going anywhere. Homebody kind of a night. You feel? Also, who doesn’t love to gawk at Rachel Green’s whole wardrobe?

I love summer, but with August already half way through I’m holding my breath for fall. Transitioning from summer to fall is one of may faves–I get so excited to start incorporating warmer pieces. (I shared some legging transition styles a few posts back). One reason why I love this wrap skirt is because it is perfect for carrying you through the rest of the season.

It has such a flirty beachy style to it, and with the loose cami…just add sand. The burnt red/orange color though is a great shade for fall. This skirt fits small, so I suggest sizing up. Normally I’m a small, but since they didn’t have that size in the store I grabbed the medium–and I’m glad I did. The tie in the front can also be pulled to make the skirt a little more snug if you need it.

Like I said, I love the cami paired with the skirt, but was also looking for an off the shoulder or long sleeved top. I linked another option down below. I also love this slim off the shoulder top and smocked crop top from Hollister.

Per usual I accented with gold. I will almost always choose gold over silver–can’t help it (insert shoulder shrug). Since some of these accessories are no longer available, I’ll share some other suggestions down below as well as the ones still in stock.

Happy Weekend!