Fresh Florals

Dark skies? Gloomy Overcast? Seems as if Autumn is just around the corner! It's time to dust off those boots, pull out those scarves, and find those coats in the back of our closets! Even though I love sunny skies and maxi dresses, I sure do prefer being able to pile on layers of clothes. Besides, cooler weather permits for much more outings without sweating to death. Since it was a bit on the cooler side today, I decided to wear this jacket I recently received courtesy of OASAP. When I first saw this embroidered jacket online, I honestly thought it would be thick - as in wool blazer thick. Contrary to the item's name, "jacquard jacket," the jacket has digitally printed florals and it lacks woven patterns - minus the embroidered flowers in the abdominal area. However, I should say that it does look nice in pictures and works well with jeans thus why I paired it with these flare ones. To give this look a hint of summer, I decided to wear my yellow espadrilles from Seychelles. As for my bag, it's the Madison Messenger Bag by Erica Anenberg. It's the first time I've worn this bag and I really wish I had this during college - it has enough capacity to fit a laptop or textbook! Hope you enjoy this post!

A Lacy, Peplum Affair

A casual outfit fit for the first day of school. Yes, I have worn outfits as such to school before - heels included! This lace, peter-pan collar top is a modest option that I find acceptable at any day occasion. Although the peplum adds a sense of shape at the waist, I wanted to accentuate my curves with this Betsey Johnson belt. Instead of pairing this top with basic white, black or bold colors, I chose to stick to neutral toned shorts, with a hint of black, from Forever 21. To finish off my look, I chose to wear nude heels to elongate my figure... which also reminds me that I really need to invest in some nude shoes since the BCBG Max Azria ones, pictured here, are a bit frazzled. 

Back To School - Olive Parka

'Tis the season of heartache for many for the long school year awaits. But then again, Autumn and Winter fashion is so much better, don't you think? The art of layering and throwing on coats with cute boots is just thrilling - feel that adrenaline rush! I used to actually "dress-up" when I went to school. I had a Blair Waldorf phase from high school till about my second year in college; the ease of sophistication she possessed was definitely alluring. For those of you who follow my blog, you can tell that my outfits still revolve around this classy sentiment. But once my third year started and the classes got more involved, I was always "on the run" so my outfits consisted of many basic items such as the ones pictured in this post. These Zara combat boots have been with me ever since the beginning of college and I still wear them to this day. Even though there are some prominent imperfections on the boots, i.e. tons of scratches, I just cannot let them go! 

I recently found this lightweight parka from Soft Joie and it is extremely versatile! It can function as an accessory around your waist, beat the cool, breeze on a Southern California night, and store a ton of things! Speaking of accessories, I finally started wearing a backpack, during my third year. That's right. F I N A L L Y. I have been a crossbody, messenger bag, satchel, handbag kind of girl all throughout high school and college until I met this backpack from Marc by Marc Jacobs. It's holds everything I need and it's super chic for school! I decided to accessorize with a crystal necklace courtesy of 9th and Elm. This website is unique unique since it features handmade and independent designs from numerous designers. More back to school looks to come! Enjoy!  

Crop it Like It's Hot

Can you believe it actually rained in California this weekend? I'm what you would call a pluviophile. I actually just learned that word through a tumblr post which means a lover of rain - someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Even though we experienced some summer rain, it was still incredibly humid. Now onwards to my outfit. I received these floral shorts, courtesy of OASAP, a few weeks ago. I tried numerous tops but none seemed aesthetically pleasing. White seemed to offset the shorts in an odd way, red seemed boring, green made me look like I walked right out of Christmas, and my striped shirts, juxtaposed to the floral shorts, made me dizzy. So I pulled out this Anne Klein halter top from my "to-donate" pile and cropped it to give it some edge. With the whole crop trend this season, why not take advantage of it? I decided to accessorize with a little gold infinity necklace courtesy of 9th and Elm. This website is unique since it features handmade and independent designs from numerous designers. To get details of my outfit and links for purchase, scroll to the bottom of this post. Enjoy!