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All in the thighs

I like the look of my jackets being zipped or buttoned to the neck. As someone who doesn’t go shopping regularly, I need to find ways to be creative with my wardrobe, and this is my current favorite way to wear my jackets. See a similar look here.

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Jacket: Target
Dress: Pacsun
Shoes: Modcloth
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co.
Socks: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors

Over-the-knee socks are tricky for thick-legged gals like myself. I found the best way to get them from rolling past my knee was to pull them as far as they can stretch without much pull, and then folding down a couple inches of the top until it rests on my knee. It’s motivation to keep up my fitness routine, but I still like the look. Very Babymetal inspired, not going to lie.

With age

Does this trench make me look 26? I realized the other night that I will be 26 in less than two months, and that’ll put me closer to 30 than 20. I still remember making dresses out of socks for my Barbies and writing about the boys I liked in my 6th grade class in my Lisa Frank journal. When did I become an adult?

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Coat: American Eagle
Sweater: Banana Republic (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle
Flats: ALDO
Necklace: Shasa

Elbow patches, pointy flats, who am I? When did this happen?

Smoke circles + current makeup loves

Black and gray, cold and dark like my heart.

Just kidding. Maybe.

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Top: Banana Republic (similar)
Skirt: American Eagle
Flats: Target
Necklace: Gift
Ring: Madewell

Since it’s still too warm to wear true fall clothes (but dropping down to 84 this Saturday, which is basically a cold front in Houston), I’m doing my “summer to fall transition” (lame) with darker makeup.

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Clockwise: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lust, Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane

This skinfinish requires a light hand because of the large flecks of red glitter, but is a perfect highlight and/or blush for evening looks. The Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry is a pretty, creamy, pigmented addition to any neutral eye, and looks great against warmer skin tones, such as my Hispanic-ass skin.

I received this sample version of the new Urban Decay Perversion mascara in a recent Ipsy bag, and though I prefer a wand with plastic bristles, this mascara is great at thickening the lash line. However, my stubborn straight lashes fall within minutes, and I’ve noticed it flaking off near the end of a work day. Not cool, UD.

Yaaayyy.

Olives and plums

Still making the most out of my summer wardrobe in a thin military shirt over a well-loved floral dress.

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Shirt: American Eagle (similar)
Dress: Forever 21
Flats: Target
Necklace: Target
Nails: OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane

Yesterday’s thunderstorm brought cooler temperatures, but still not enough to justify all the hot pumpkin and cider drinks I want to put in my body. At least I can wear a shirt over a dress and not feel like I’m going to die.

Dotted line

This is a shirt I typically wear to work, and I appreciate its dual functionality as a professional piece, yet simple enough to pair with jeans and a statement necklace.

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Top: Target (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Forever 21
Lips: Mirabella in Posy

There’s something about these jeggings that look great in the mirror, but don’t translate well in these pictures. Maybe it’s the angle? I struggled with these photos because I couldn’t get over my magnified thighs. I appreciate their stretch, thin material and everlasting dark wash, but I’m feeling a little betrayed today. Maybe it’s just me. It’s just me.

If you blog, how do you get over insecurities in photos? I figure the best I can do is put them out there, because I know how great I felt wearing the outfit. Maybe it’ll inspire someone else my size to give the tight jeans a try.

Tucked floral + August favorites

I layered a soft chiffon tee over one of my favorite dresses, and belted it in the middle to turn it into a skirt. It was the perfect loose outfit on this annoyingly windy day.

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Dress: American Eagle
Top: Forever 21
Belt: American Eagle
Flats: Payless
Necklace: American Eagle

August favorites? Yeah, okay. These are worth mentioning.

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FIRST THINGS FIRST. George Watsky’s new album came out in August and has been my workout savior. I don’t know how many times I can mention that I love trying to learn his songs and rap as fast as him, but it’s just so damn fun. “The One” and “Let’s Get High And Watch Planet Earth” are my favorite songs. I can’t wait to see his skinny self in October. Woooo.

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NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair. I received this in an Ipsy bag and have been reaching for it every morning for a hint of color. Its buttercream frosting scent turns my lips into two fleshy cupcakes.

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I read a lot of YA as inspiration for my own novels. I initially started this one for Go Read A Book, a new book club channel on YouTube. The inner dialogue of the two main characters was insanely accurate to how I felt as a self-conscious 16 year old. Without giving away too much, I enjoyed this unorthodox love story that had an unexpected dark side.

I’ve read quite a few books in the last couple of months, so I’m considering participating in National Novel Writing Month this November to write my own. I completed it last year, and though I don’t think I’ll continue with the book I started, I’m proud of myself for having a living manuscript. So we’ll see.