Monday, June 26, 2017

Jean Jacket & A Belated Birthday Outfit


This month whipped on by, along with my birthday. It was at the very beginning of the month and between the new job, the move, the social dates and my trip to the beach; it got washed over.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Boyfriend Jeans and Comfort


Hello Non-Judgemental Friends!

As you can see - still fixing up the place and it's now in the final stages. Almost everything has a place and 2/5 of my crafts have been completed. My apartment officially has a lovely functional kitchen, a semi-decorate bathroom and all of my necklaces has been organized. It's been wonderfully relaxing and de-stressing coming home and having if feel like an actual home.

The plants are bright and green in the window sills and my table. My art has been places where it will eventually get hung. Jackets and work bags on the sofa til the hall closet has enough hangers and organization, bills on the table. It's been such a comfort pulling my life together, seeing it all in one place and making it 100% my own. In all honesty, this is the happiest my life has been in 2 full long years. More of that later. That'll be a whole other post. Promise.  


Boyfriend Jeans - Caslon (similar) // Black Top - via Marshall's (similar) // Black Pumps - 
Nine West // Eyeshadow - Tarte Matte Palette // Matte Liquid Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills, Crush  

To no one surprise here, I'm wearing my favorite black pumps again. Every time my OOTD posts have these pumps, all my mind goes to is that article of the press harassing Chelsea Clinton of her well worn comfortable pumps. This is my case as well. To add to that, they go with everything. Everything.

Now, what should come as a surprise are the boyfriend jeans. Never in my life would've imagined myself in a pair of boyfriend jeans. There were a lot of reservations: they'll make me look chubby, they won't be flattering, woman like Katie Holmes and Rachel Bilson can pull those off - not you. Well, all things considered, my thoughts were falsified the moment they jeans slipped on.

Let's start with the number one selling point - comfort. Holy guac and chips! These jeans are my dream pants. These jeans sell themselves. Not only are they easy to throw on, easy to walk in, talk in, my stylish in and feel fantastic but they were also on sale. Of course, these Caslon's are sold out now but the brand is my personal recommendation for boyfriend jeans.

They also carry plus size, which make it even easier to support them.

My top is from Marshall's! Black tops forever, my lovelies. Honestly, black tops can go with anything. My closet has 8 of them and it still doesn't seem like enough.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Magenta Topsey Turvey Life


Looking at these pictures is almost cringe worthy. To you, you probably see my outfit and are trying to scope out my old shared apartment. To me, all I see is how tired I look from staying up too late and packing. This is very similar to my last WIW post with my day 4 twisty hair. Though, I'm on day 2 hair here. It's amazing to see how quickly I have changed from just dealing with the day to day to loving every second or every minute of everyday. Even the times of frustration - I'm happy.


Shall we talk clothes? My new favorite tank is from Target! Love me some Target, y'all. My blazer is thrifted from a Value Village. An amazing find since it's an Anthro/Urban brand. My black pants are so slimming. Bless you, slimming pants, bless. Those are my Calvin Klein's again. I regret not picking up another pair of those. No joke - Costco buy. Lastly, you know, my all time favorite suede booties from London. I have so many WIWs with these boots. If you want to check them out, here are a few:  

Top: Target (similar) // Blazer: via Value Village, Silence & Noise (similar) // Black Pants: Calvin Klein Skinnys (similar) // Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Booties: via London, The Office 

It's a guarantee that I'll be wearing these booties again come fall. In the meantime, I took them to the cobbler yesterday to get new bottoms put on them. They were kind enough to weather proof them as well. Now is the perfect time to visit the cobbler for all of your winter wear. This way you're prepared when the rainy season comes right back around!

This summer is already packed with fun activities. It's going to be a great ride.

Have an amazing day, friends!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First Outfit, New Apartment!


First “Outfit of the Day” in my new apartment! It’s been a busy-busy time getting my place set up and prepared. My first weekend with all of my stuff moved in, I went to the beach. I don’t know how I wasn’t more stressed out. The mess and clutter was driving me insane. I watched ‘Minimalism’, a documentary on Netflix, and two shows on hoarding.

After throwing away more of my life, life I didn’t want and wanted to move passed, I was seeing the light in this moment. I decided to refigure all of my ikea furniture. I will have a few posts on this because I haven’t started two of them. One is fully complete! Slowly but surely, this turtle will finish the race.

The clutter could drive anyone mad, while moving. After work, everyday, there was some project that needed to be worked on. Moving some pieces into storage for my sister, painting, salvation army runs, trips to the hardware store or Lowe's. Endless.

My outfit was pretty simple. It was the first nice day in Seattle where the weather wasn’t working against us. Everyone was in spring/summer wear. My skirt is an easy throw on. It goes well wth black, white, the basic colors. Strangely enough, it also pairs well with other patterns. I’ll make a point to get an OOTD to show that. Though the skirt is old, it never fails to get compliments. It stands the test of time for fashion. Plus, the best part - comfort. I can eat anything I want in this skirt. Who can complain about that?

Top: Target - Black v-neck //Skirt: The Loft (old) // Flats: Tahari // 
Necklace: Gorjana // Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills - Kathryn 

Shoes are my all time favorite flats. I wish I had bought another pair of them but, alas, didn’t know it would be love. I’m currently on the hunt for a few new pairs for this summer. If anyone has recommendations, please reach out!

 Lipstick (promised I would let you know!) is, yet again, Anastasia Beverly Hills in Katheryn. Majority of my outfits are complimented by my everyday perfume: Florence, by Tocca.


Truly can’t believe it’s been a whole month in my place already! It’s really coming along. It’ll be fun to show you before and afters!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Red Lips and Gold Snakes


One of my favorite outfits is being brought to you by a trip to Nordstrom and the thrift store. This top is my go-to whenever I feel bloated or uncomfortable. It hides everything and is insanely roomy and makes me happy. That's it. End of post.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WIW: Old Style, New Gig, Hair Twist



It's a great day when you can go back through your photos and relive the first few days of your new job. You know how you felt: excited, a little nervous, on day 4 hair.

After a quarter bottle of a dry shampoo and some hair magic, I felt human again. I had been moving boxes every night into my new place, at this point. Packing in the mornings and toting my life in the evenings. A great work out but exhausting. I was too excited to even care.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nordstrom Mascara Madness May 2017

3 Clinique Mascaras with Free Cosmetic Gift Bag Behind it

If you haven't heard, last Saturday was Nordstrom's Mascara Madness event. It's a sale specifically for mascara. It's a BOGO of buy 2, get 1 free.

Why is this such a big deal? Glad you asked! The sale is on any mascara in Nordstrom stores and you can mix & match. Which means, luxe designer mascaras are for grabs. Yves Saint Laurent, anyone?