Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Shoes (I'm So Excited!)

OK, I am out of my mind excited that these beauties finally came in the mail today. Look at them, are they gorgeous or what?

I've check the mail for the past 7 days, waiting, hoping they'd be sitting there. Today was that day, my friends, that the little silver ASOS package was sitting at my doorstep.

These booties are by London Rebel, bought on ASOS.com. Get this, they were 60% off! So they were only $40! A steal, right? I got an email from ASOS about a week or so ago about the one-day sale and I pulled out my credit card as quick as possible when I found these.

Mine are a US size 9. They are a bit roomie, but if I would've gotten them a size smaller, they'd have probably been a little tight. Plus, I'll end up wearing thick socks with them, so it's all good.

Check out these cute boots here, or shop just shop ASOS shoes in general! They carry quality products and I'm not lying when I say I'm totally obsessed with the brand. Working for them in their marketing department or something along those lines is basically my dream job. No joke.

Here's some more London Rebel booties for you to check out! Click on the pictures for more info!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

The Latest Outfit Inspirations

I'm actually not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm super obsessed with all black outfits right now. This is bad for two reasons: 1) everything I've been buying lately is black and 2) I can't wear all black to work. Black is my new craze, but I'm also loving simple, clean outfits. I really want to start pulling off the blue jean, white shirt look (anyone catch my Lana Del Rey reference there?).

So now here's a peak into my latest Pinterest pins...

Oh and by the way! I got my hair dyed, pictures will be posted soon!


This is so great for fall! I love the booties. I actually ordered myself some similar to those in brown the other day. They were 60% off on ASOS so I just couldn't pass them up! I love the midi skirt too, definitely perfect for a day on the chillier side.

When I saw this outfit, I think I almost cried because it's so gorgeous! I'm recently digging the socks and heels look. It's probably because I work at AA and that's all we wear in the winter! 

american apparel skirt - I really really want this corduroy skirt D:
This is actually from the American Apparel Pinterest, but hey, I just can't get enough of it! I love the way the camel colored skirt is paired with the lighter top! It's simple, yet different. Not something I would think about, but I love it!
That's it for now, sorry for the lack of posts lately! I've been busy with work and school! 
Thanks for reading!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Natural

The big question: why is "natural" scolded in society? Why is it not acceptable to cry in public? Why is it not okay to go out without a stitch of makeup? Why can't a singer sing without it being auto-tuned and edited? The list goes on and on...

In this picture I have zero amounts of makeup on. The day this was taken, I was crying all day. My friend wanted me to take photos of her so I was like "Ok, I need to get out of the house."

At the end, she ended up taking a few photos of me. I didn't know how I'd look... No makeup, my hair up in a pony tail. But of course, I was wearing my American Apparel easy jeans... so hey, I felt somewhat good about my appearance.

I didn't think much of the pictures. We walked around town a little, had an impromptu meet-up with some friends at the restaurant everyone hangs out at in town. But during the whole thing, I felt a bit insecure. Like I'm sitting there, everyone around, wearing a cute outfit but having two hormone-induced pimples on my cheeks. Did I look bad? Did I look ugly?

Then, when I got home, I saw the pictures. And I realized natural beauty should be embraced. You're not always going to like what you see, but take a look in the mirror every morning before you wash your face, brush your hair, put on makeup, and tell yourself you're beautiful... because it's true: you are.

Don't care so much about what other people think. This life is for you, nobody else.

Be yourself because I guarantee there will be at least 1 or 2 people (if not more!) that really love the real you.

Try it: walk around without makeup and feel amazing. It'll take a while to get there, but it's something that could change your outlook and ultimately your life.

Thank you for reading,
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Monochrome + Sam Smith?

While searching the internet up and down for who knows what, I found this photo of some retro, 20th century fashion:

I instantly fell in love with this because:
1) I love vintage looks 
2) It's monochrome and that's so in right now, not to mention I just love love love the trend.
3) It reminds me of a shirt/dress/pattern we sell at American Apparel.
4) Sam Smith actually wears the AA shirt with that pattern in his Leave Your Lover music video.

The shirt the girl is wearing and the American Apparel one are pretty similar. From these inspirations, I'm going to create my own spin on it. 

First off, this AA spaghetti strap baby doll dress is perfect. Every time I walk past it in the store, I want it. I'll most likely be buying it very soon, unless something else new catches my eye.

Personally, if I do end up purchasing this with my latest paycheck, then I'll also end up buying some AA accessories to pair with it. Since it'll be fall soon, I'd pair it with this cardigan and some tights. I also love booties, so hopefully (crossing my fingers) the location I work at will be getting the city boot in soon.

But here's some other accessories and inspiration you might like!
Let me know what you think of this post in the comments below!
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