Cuffed Jeans and The Boots with the Heels

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Outfit of the Day: An Ode to Sombreros

My brother found this sombrero and tried to give it away. I was in shock of his blatant disregard of the fashion appeal of a sombrero. A sombrero can be worn on your head or down for an ultra awesome look. It shades your head from the sun and makes you the life of the party! 🙂

sombrero how to wear

and it's great badminton wear

and it’s great badminton wear

Dress: Thrifted

Hat: Brother

Shoes: Payless

Necklace: Fred Flare

Do you have a favorite type of hat? 



Day in the Life: Farm-to-Table Dinner

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I went to a farm-to-table dinner last night. A farm-to-table dinner tries to use the best ingredients by using all locally-found products. The food tastes so fresh and delicious. I’m always impressed by the flavors from farm-to-table dinners and I love trying the new combinations that the chef comes up with to only use local produce.

at the farm

at the farm

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sunflowers for miles & miles

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watermelon basil juice

watermelon basil juice

pistachio cupcake

pistachio cupcake

banana cupcake

banana cupcake









kale salad

kale salad

beets, squash, cabbage & carrots

beets, squash, cabbage & carrots

For my outfit, I wanted to go out of my comfort zone as I’ve never been super comfortable with bearing my stomach. I’ve also been loving flower crowns so I wanted to make that the focus of the outfit and added pieces that worked with it.

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Headband: DIY

Crop Top: Pac Sun Dress

Jacket: Espirit

Skirt: Thrifted

Shoes: Payless

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The Sunday Edition: Links of July 28, 2013

photo (12)1. This DIY leaf bowl is perfect for fall. It looks so cool!

2. I cannot wait to try these red velvet and cheesecake brownies.

3. Hair & Make-up by Steph has some great hair and makeup tutorials. I really like the braided topsy tail.

4. As someone who may be a little obsessed with envelope clutches, this tutorial for a DIY envelope clutch is fun and easy to follow.

5. This logo cost $1,800,000 whereas the Google logo was completely free. A logo is such an important part of a business’s image, so it’s really cool to see how they came up with them.

6. I love the different ways you can use chalkboard paint.

7. This is a flat drip brewing method used in India and Korea, creating an espresso/coffee blend type drink. Here are some other ways of making coffee.

8. This awesome street artist puts fake geodes throughout cities. So amazing!

9. Maybe I like this because I’m a science geek, but this artist does amazing art in petri dishes (normally used for biological experiments). It’s so interesting to see something I use all the time as a tool for artwork.

Favorite Song of the Week: Salty Sweet by MS MR



Ways to Wear: Overalls/Dungarees, Part 1


this might be your original response to overalls

I’ve been seeing overalls a lot lately. I really like them – they’re comfy, have tons of pockets (unlike most women’s fashion), and provide many styling options. I’m going to share a few ways that I like to wear them. Let me know what your favorite way is in the comments!

1. Belt it with a ribbon. 

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not sure what the face is for

not sure what the face is for

Adding a belt ages the look and gives definition to the piece. A ribbon is a great belt (especially for more girly overalls like these). I tried to go with a monochrome look for the shirt and ribbon.

Overalls: Thrifted

Ribbon: Present

Shoes: Zara

Shirt: Express

2. Belt it (outside the belt loops)

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Wearing overalls with heels makes the look more polished. With a belt outside the loops, it adds an unexpected twist, allows you to pair it with different sized and shaped belts, and prevents the overalls from swallowing you. I think uncuffing the overalls gives it an edgier look.

Overalls: Thrifted

Shoes: Bakers

Shirt: Thrifted

Belt: Thrifted

3. Embrace your inner child. 

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photo 1 (58)In this outfit, I took a tie dye shirt and tied it in the back to make it a crop top. By not belting it, it’s playful, but with a crop top, you don’t look too much like a very tall child. 🙂 I think this would be perfect for going to an amusement park or festival because overalls are super comfy and you don’t even need a bag because of all the pockets!

Overalls: Thrifted

Shirt: DIY Tie Dye

Shoes: Zara

4. Add a blazer. 

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this is what you feel about overalls now, eh?

this is what you feel about overalls now, eh?

Adding a blazer makes the overalls less of a focal point in the outfit. I especially like the way that the one unfastened hook changes the overall look. I love the way overalls look by adding heels, blazers, and clutches- I’ve seen a lot of style bloggers do this.

Overalls: Thrifted

Shirt: Forever 21

Bandeau: Pac Sun Dress 

Blazer: Thrifted

Shoes: Payless

Belt: Thrifted

Do you like overalls? How do you wear them? Do you prefer overall shorts or the pants version? 



Watermelons on my Fingers

It’s summer here and I’m emulating that in my nails today. (Also, I’m really hungry for watermelon, but that’s a side note!)

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Here’s how to replicate it:

photo 2 (42)Paint your nails a pink or coral color.

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef

Paint the bottom half your nails with a white or silver. If you have tape to make a straight line, you can do that. Since I didn’t have any, I just painted over my hands to ensure I got an even line.

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Daddy's Credit Card by Spoiled

Daddy’s Credit Card by Spoiled

Paint over that with a mint or green color to make the rind.

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet

Using a nail art pen, I added the seeds.

photo 4 (34)photo 3 (46) Voila! You’ve got it – super easy!

*Tip – My first college roommate taught me this tip to get nail polish off your hands. Put your hands in a bowl of cold water and then the polish will easily come off your skin, but not your nails!*


Day in the Life: Promised Land

One of my best friends visited me at my summer internship and we had so much fun. We went thrift shopping, tried a new food, ate chocolate, and explored a city.


evidence of fun – photo creds to anna for any pics of me 

We had a great thrifting day. Can you believe these incredible finds?

i didn't know that much happened in the barn

i didn’t know that much happened in the barn

newfound love of colorado

newfound love of colorado

Just kidding – I did find an amazing red clutch and some awesome military boots. We spent almost two hours there because they had such great stuff. Hungry from our thrifting, we went to Shady Glen, a renowned restaurant in the area. It was interesting because the entire menu was on the wall. The waitress came over and asked us what we wanted and I was so confused because we hadn’t gotten any menus. We tried the “crispy cheese” burger which is a Shady Glen delicacy. It was basically a potato chip (except made out of cheese). I really liked it!


anna also took this one

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We then got some chocolates at a local chocolate shop and explored the Wesleyan campus. It was so gorgeous.

chocolate shoes...

chocolate shoes…


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It was super hot, so I didn’t want to wear anything too heavy or dark. I also wanted something easy to throw on and off for thrifting. One of my other best friends made this great duplicate of a Forever 21 shirt.

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Earrings: Thrifted

Shirt: Gifted from a DIY by Melissa G. (she’s so talented!)

Shorts: DKNY

Shoes: Payless

Bag: Blue Q


The Sunday Edition: July 21, 2013

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1. These wooden gems look totally real and you could do a lot with them.

2. Although I could totally feel like the embroider knee highs could become a trend, it’s cool to see 15 fashion trends from the past that designers haven’t used.

3. I love my electronics, but this might be taking it a little too far.

4. These resumes are so awesome. I like the envelope one!

5. A mug with a cookie slot – that sounds amazing! These coffee mugs are so fun!

6. Would you have ever guessed that’s chalk? Here are some common things under a microscope!

7. Can you believe this is made of chocolate, sugar, feathers, and cotton? I love this artist’s work.

8. I really want to make this bracelet made out of a fork!

9. Cannolis are good. Cannoli dip is even better.