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Taking the heat

We keep it chilly in my apartment at night, so I receive a rude awakening every morning when I step outside to walk the dog and I am slapped across the face by Houston’s slimy heat. I spend the brief moments before entering my hell thinking, “Maybe I’ll wear pants today,” which quickly turns into, “I am ready for death.”

Skirts and t-shirts are the only outfit that keep me from packing my bags and moving to Greenland. Imagine the photos though. Hm.

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Shirt: American Eagle (similar)
Skirt: American Eagle (similar)
Sandals: American Eagle
Bracelets: American Eagle
Lips: Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic

All AE. I swear I’m not sponsored, I just live at that store.

This is my, “people are walking by and I feel like an idiot so I’m going to pretend to adjust the settings” face.

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#ididthistomyself

Swimming through the void

I’m not tired of layering button ups over dresses yet.

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Shirt: Aerie (similar)
Dress: Pacsun (similar)
Flats: Payless
Necklace: Baublebar (similar)
Ring: Gift

This is my first time using Lightroom to edit my photos. I like the faded/muted effect and played around with it for this set. I’m sure my editing will improve the more I experiment…and after I spend hours cursing at my computer screen while trying to follow a tutorial. I brought this on myself.

I’m still counting down the days until I can walk outside and not immediately start to sweat.

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?

Coloring inside the lines

I knew this neon skater skirt was a risky purchase. It’s not exactly practical, but it definitely gets you noticed. I don’t like to have a closet full of pieces that I only end up wearing one time. It defeats the purpose of having a style blog.

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Shirt: Daily Look (similar silk version)
Skirt: Aeropostale
Trench: American Eagle (similar)
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Express

Pairing neutrals with neon is not exactly groundbreaking, but the addition of a trench matures the brightness of the skirt. Simple heels with this feminine silhouette is perfect for a summer night out, or a sexy date with a Domino’s pizza and the new season of Orange Is The New Black.

Shop my other circle skirt picks here:

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