It’s Official…I am Falling for F L O R A L S this Fall ♥ Talk about a tongue twister hehe :p As I slowly begin embracing the fall season, I am switching up my wardrobe and pulling out some of my fall favorites (since that is the best part of season changes…new looks to wear!!) It feels pretty good to be wearing my tan floppy hat again (the only kind of hat I will actually wear haha) + these nude peep toe booties that are great for dressing a look up without over doing it! But my newest fall must-have? This easy, breezy flare sleeve floral chiffon dress from Zaful (retailing for under $15…yup no joke)!
What I LOVE about this Zaful dress is it’s comfortable, amazing quality considering it’s only $12.99 + it is totally on trend for the fall season! I have been obsessing over flare sleeves all summer long + being able to transition that trend to fall is that much better. What I also love about this dress is the fact that it can be styled multiple ways.
Perfectly Imperfect…that’s me! I have been stressed beyond belief the past couple of weeks between transitioning to a new apartment and town, to deciding to expand my career goals to find my ‘perfect’ fit, to exploring all LA has to offer by playing tour guide to my friend visiting from NY, my schedule has been insane and I am happy to finally have a second to relax and just breathe. Sometimes it’s hard when you are constantly moving to just take a moment to collect your thoughts and focus…I was in desperate need of a moment to myself and am so thrilled to finally have it haha After having a ‘mini breakdown’ with my friend on the way to see James Cordon (which we were later turned away from because they were ‘at capacity’ ugh so annoying) she stressed an important point to me…everyone gets overwhelmed, everyone needs to freak out, cry, break down + breathe for a second…I try so hard to keep everything together and looking pristine from the outside because who wants to seem weak and vulnerable right? My fear of looking like a failure in turn is driving my nuts…yup after a heart to heart with my LI sister from another mister (shout out to my little Santa — yup her name is Santa like Santa Claus…she’s just as jolly too haha :p) it hit me that it’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok to freak out and everyone needs a good cry ♥ Now that I let it all out, it’s back to get myself back on track…sometimes venting and letting out what’s bugging you helps…or at least it’s been a huge help to me. I need to start a new cooking + fitness routine (I was totally neglecting that the past couple of months since I was beyond swamped at work). I actually am slowly but surely learning how to be domestic in my new apartment and am beyond thrilled to have my peaceful, humble abode that is all mine♥ Living alone is a dream (although my friend has been staying with me the past 2 weeks haha helping me settle in). I love having my own space + the ability to have peace and quiet to focus on my career goals and my blog which I have been slacking on lately, not gunna even try to lie :p
My outfit is perfectly imperfect…much like me at the moment. It’s simple, casual + is a mix of trends. I LOVE plaid year round, but especially for summer even though it occasionally comes off looking like a picnic table cloth haha! I paired it with simple white shorts…my go-to pick for summer (pretty much an essential for every gal TBH).
Since I am always on the go, I tend to love larger bags and this Vera Bradley cross body satchel is great for that! It can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a satchel and has room for my Macbook Air, makeup, snacks (even a back up pair of shoes)!
My booties are from Go Jane and while this style is no longer available, I found a similar style from them (here) that hits the summer booties trend right on the head!
Don’t Mondays just stink…waking up early, wishing it was still the weekend (the long hour commute to work…oh wait that’s just me :p). Well I may have a case of the Monday blues but at least this bright look perks things up a bit! I am actually pretty excited about this look…why you may ask…well because it is the first time I ever wore / shopped at Uniqlo! My blouse + vest are both from Uniqlo and I am officially obsessed with their stuff!I have always heard everyone rave about Uniqlo but being able to actually shop there and wear their stuff I am truly in love. Great quality at an affordable price that’s something I am all about! This quilted vest is still available and is on sale now, but my sleeveless blouse is only available in stores (similar style here).
I have a thing for nude heels, booties you name it, I wear it 😉 (has a nice ring to it doesn’t it haha). Nude footwear is just so chic in my opinion and matches with everything, so these nude lace up booties were the perfect addition to this outfit (similar).
Something else I am currently obsessed with…this oversized monogram necklace. I kinda stalked and saw a few different bloggers wearing it and I simply had to have it so I actually found this one via Etsy but BaubleBar has a similar style in multiple colors here!