4.30.2015

Denim on Denim With a Side of Plaid

A couple weeks ago I had my best friend in town to visit me. She lives in California so I get to see her about once a year due to schedules, her schooling, money, etc. So when I get a chance to see her any other time than just at Christmas I get super excited. In a way, with a long distance friendship is like a blind date when you see them again. You text the person, you share photos of your life but you don't interact for a long time face-to-face. When I went to surprise her at the airport I was a little nervous. Sure, we've been friends since we were kids but what if we kind of suck in real life and are better friends via text? 

I love the idea of wearing denim on denim but always had a hard time understanding. She makes it super easy to master this look and be ready for spring in bright colors!

I love the idea of wearing denim on denim but always had a hard time understanding. She makes it super easy to master this look and be ready for spring in bright colors!

My fears were quickly squashed when I saw her walking towards me out of the gate, made the motion to hug me and was wearing an outfit that was nearly identical to the one I had been wearing the day before. I instantly relaxed. Even thousands of miles away we were kind of still in sync and since I had basically just worn the same outfit the day before, she looked adorable. Within five minutes of seeing each other we had done that girly giggle thing, gone to the bathroom in a girl group because one cannot break the unwritten rule of female group bathroom visits, talked about how cute each others hair was and then proceeded to role our eyes as say "Ugh. Whatever." ala Clueless style. 

Braid in Naturally Curly Hair

Break up a denim on denim outfit with a plaid shirt and easy t-shirt for a spring casual look.

Break up a denim on denim outfit with a plaid shirt and easy t-shirt for a spring casual look.

Open Toed Booties are a spring MUST for all you fashion lovers!
Jacket: Old Navy (exact and on sale!)
Jeans: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Plaid shirt: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Shirt: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Earrings: BaubleBar (exact)
Bag: Old Navy (exact and on sale)
Lipstick: Bite (exact)

On the last day of her visit I wanted to run errands after seeing her so I was torn between dressing up and just wearing jeans and a sweater. I don't know if you are like this but I get tired of a sweater and jeans and wanted to add more layers. I decided to break up the classic Canadian tuxedo with a plaid button down. I thought I was being all creative...then I realized that my friend and I were once again wearing denim with denim. Sigh.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share

4.29.2015

Off The Hanger Fab

I got this dress from ASOS a few weeks ago and being a normal adult, decided to leave it out of the bag on a hanger hoping that the wrinkles would magically come out so I could avoid ironing. I will do anything to avoid ironing. I finally wore it after a week, the wrinkles did manage to dissipate on their own, and when I wore it my mom said, "That looks a lot better on because on the hanger that was the ugliest dress I have seen." Cool. Exactly the pep talk I needed at 6:45 am.  It was then that I deemed this dress, "On the hanger fug. Off the hanger fab." 

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.

Asos black and white grid swing dress. The perfect outfit for business casual when you want to look professional but still maintain your youth.
Shoes: Vince Camuto (very similar) (similar)
Bag: Kate Spade (very similar) (similar)
Necklace: C/O Hello Cheeseburger (another option) (another)
Lipstick: Nars Niagra (exact)
But really though, I'd like to say that although my mother completely killed my vibe, I've got it back and can say that yeah it's pretty terrible on the hanger. Off the hanger it makes me feel all sassy and twirl around. You know, that normal thing people do when they pose for a photo, twirl. My mom can kill my dress vibe but no one is killing my twirl vibe. 
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