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Style update: Accessories + Shoes

The heat, humidity and a closet full of repeat pieces has put me in a style rut. Like every other annoying blogger, I’m already planning my fall wardrobe and rethinking what I will buy this year. I want to update my style, but not stray too far from what I like.

This is part one in a three-part series on how I plan to make subtle changes to pieces I wear often. I believe in practical changes, not wobbling around in stilettos and pencil skirts claiming to be comfortable for the sake of fashun.

I wear flats on a daily basis, and typically keep them affordable and simple for work and weekends. I recently threw away my well-loved Target flats, and want to step away from my usual rounded toe flats and experiment with a point.

On point

American Eagle Open Side Flat
Steve Madden Elusion Flats
J.Crew Suede d’Orsay Flats

I carry my super cheap, beat up Forever 21 black satchel everyday, and it just needs to be put to rest. Until I can completely commit to saving for my coveted PS1 satchel, I know Cambridge and Rebecca Minkoff are dependable brand options. My focus is ease of access for when I need to quickly take my phone out and, you know, make sure my Kim Kardashian Hollywood character isn’t getting anything less than four stars at her Punta Mita photoshoot.

Yeah.

Cambridge Satchel Co. Mini Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff Bowery Satchel
Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather

I’m not quite ready to ditch statement necklaces, but I’m looking forward to a monochrome fall wardrobe complete with layered mixed metal pieces. I adore Free People’s current selection of jewelry, and couldn’t help compiling my favorites.

Silver lining

Free People Ebony Curve and Coin Pendant
Free People Waning Crescent Necklace
Free People Goldbarr Versailles Statement Necklace

Ta-da. Stuff I want to buy. Cool.

Do you have any fall style updates planned?

Creative ideas and future plans

I have the writing/filming bug again. I’ve been eyeing my YouTube channel wanting to make something of it and I think I’ve figured out a plan. I don’t want to share too much just in case I get lazy again it doesn’t work out, but I’m excited about my creative endeavors.

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Top: Anthropologie (love this chevron print)
Pants: J.Crew
Jacket: Target
Shoes: Modcloth
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Shasa (similar)

Have I mentioned how much I love pixie pants? I’m not looking forward to stowing them away when Houston starts to feel like a hairy man’s sweaty back fat this summer.

Have a great Tuesday and thank you for reading.

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I am selfish. I am brave.

This is the second part of my Divergent series. Click here to see my Tori Wu inspired makeup and hair look.

If I had to choose between factions, my stubborn, foolish self would choose Dauntless. It scares me, much like it scared Tris, but I would selfishly abandon a life of comfort for a life of thrill.

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Shirt: Target
Pants: J.Crew
Boots: Delia’s
Necklace: Black Heart
Nails: Zoya “Neve”

As a Dauntless member, I would maintain my femininity with blouses and jewelry. Legging-like pants would allow me to maneuver and climb when needed. My symbol is the star because, well, I already have one tattooed on me so hey, convenience.

Which faction would you be in? What would your style be?

Today is the last day to enter my Divergent makeup kit giveaway. The winner will be notified and announced Wednesday. Good luck.

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Real world confusion

HELLO. This is my new wordpress.org site that I set up by myself. *hair flip*

Same url, same theme (for now) but it will totally be changing as it grows. In honor of saving $120 and moving my site by myself, I channeled my inner Hermione and Ravenclaw.

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Shirt: Aerie
Tank: American Eagle
Pants: J.Crew
Boots: Delia’s
Purse: WB Shop
Bracelet: Etsy

This purse opens really wide to give the illusion of it being capable of holding school books and other impossibly large objects. I love taking it to concerts because I have managed to fit shirts and other merch inside it. It’s every bit as magical as it looks.

Have a great Sunday and thank you for reading.

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Lavender Brown

Another Harry Potter reference. Are you even surprised?

Speaking of which, I just found out yesterday that I can become an associate of a college at Rice University, one of which calls themselves Slytherin. Yes? Yes.

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters (same cut, similar print here)
Cardigan: American Eagle
Pants: J.Crew
Boots: Delia’s
Necklace: My grandma’s

It’s still only January but Houston doesn’t care. It’s been in the low 70’s so in my mind, it’s spring. I’ll use any excuse to wear floral.

Have an amazing Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Happy New Year

Oh hey! It’s a new year. My boyfriend and I welcomed 2014 by eating Ben and Jerry’s and watching multiple episodes of That 70’s Show. No regrets.

ALSO, I now have Instagram! You can click here to follow me or on my photo feed on the left side of my homepage. My username is queso_kisses. Prepare to see a lot of my dog.

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Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here)
Cardigan: Gilly Hicks
Pants: J.Crew
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Forever 21 (similar here)
Necklace: Baublebar (I love this similar statement bib)
Nail Color: Revlon – Cherries in the Snow

I’ve had my eye on this necklace since Ingrid Nilsen a.k.a MissGlamorazzi on YouTube debuted it in her Baublebar collection. Even though it was released months ago, my boyfriend still surprised me with it on Christmas. It’s a new treasure.

I start my new job tomorrow! I’m extremely nervous, but also excited. Wish me luck!

Have a great January 1 and thank you for reading.

Leah

Indiana Weather

The cold weather is appropriate for the mood of this weekend. My boyfriend walked out to his brand new car Friday morning to discover the wheels had been stolen. Later that night we rescued a kitten and found it a new home.

Friday morning left us devastated and questioning humanity, but thanks to an amazing support system, my boyfriend will have new wheels put on Monday. We were able to pay it forward by saving a kitten’s life who had also had a rough day finding shelter from the freezing rain.

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Shirt: Aerie (similar here)
Pants: J.Crew
Jacket: BB Dakota (similar here)
Boots: Delia’s
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Michael Kors

I love my chambray shirt, so to make it work all year round I paired it with my favorite pants and boots. The thin shirt is impractical for winter, but I plan to layer it under sweaters and cardigans. I keep my accessories minimal, and usually gravitate towards my Michael Kors watch. I received it as a gift last Christmas and think it is a timeless piece of practical jewelry to have in your collection.

Have a pleasant Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah