Happy Halloween!! While I am not one to really dress up (you know…because I am too cool for school :p hehe) I figured I would share this ‘school girl‘ inspired outfit since it is practically like a costume for me haha 🙂 I was never a big Halloween person, I am not sure if it’s just because I don’t really like dressing up in costumes or because horror and gore scare the sh*t out of me haha (I am definitely a bit chicken) but I much prefer laying low Halloween time. So with that said, Halloweekend was pretty quiet for me…just how I like it!
Funny enough, I realized that this look kinda reminded me of something a school girl would wear…so hey for today’s sake, it’s my costume haha! I love this look for fall. It’s a great way to style a plaid button down shirt in a different way! Normally I always layered it casually with jeans, but I kind of loved this combo of it with a crop top + skater skirt.
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!
# T B T! Nothing like a little ‘Pic’ Me Up with this picnic style look (not intentional but this blue plaid shirt paired with a pop of red reminds me of a picnic :p) Bright colored pieces and a girly look always cheer me up and put me in a sassy mood…what gal doesn’t feel like a million bucks when wearing a stylish little number that shows some leg and maybe a little cleavage…gotta be risque every now and again…right? 😉
I’ve always been mad for plaid, but I decided to style this Shabby Apple plaid shirt differently than usual. Pairing it with a high waisted midi skirt and tying it, gives off that effortless chic retro vibe that I feel like embracing every few months 🙂 While I love ModCloth and flashbacks to trends from certain eras, I can only be ‘retro’ so often…luckily this outfit is one of those moments!
This look was shot a couple of months ago outside a little Mexican restaurant in Studio City. The decor and building helped make this look stand out even more and it was the ideal backdrop for an impromptu picnic :p Ok, maybe I didn’t actually picnic, but…this outfit is perfect for one 😉 Plan ahead to spring + summer ladies!
Between the navy with the plaid and then the pops of red, nude shoes were the way to go. I love nude peep toe booties like these because they match with any and everything AND they elongate your legs! Even better…nothing like a good leg day…as in a day when your legs look fabulous in a skirt 😉 haha not leg day at the gym…
Speaking of picnics…here in LA the storm ‘El Nino’ is happening…rain, wind ugh…not feeling it, I will be dreaming of picnic perfect weather 😉
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