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On repeat

I’ve mentioned it before, but I enjoy blogs who frequently restyle pieces in their wardrobe, and don’t just wear brand new items in every post. It’s much more relatable to see someone wear the same piece but in new ways, which I strive for on this blog. So, same boots and necklace from the other day, but paired with a tribal dress and military button-down for a loose, lightweight look.

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Dress: Forever 21
Shirt: American Eagle (similar here)
Boots: Forever 21
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Forever 21

Saving for my move to Germany has left me with a limited clothes budget, so I have started selling and shopping on Depop and Poshmark. I’m enjoying the hunt for new to lightly worn items and can’t wait to receive my first order. I kind of wish I had been doing this all along. I’m trying to add new items every week. Check out my shop here.

Did anyone see the blue moon Friday night? I was lucky enough to capture a few photos, while, you know, sipping on a Blue Moon. I keep it real.

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Peace.

Timing and structure

I must subconsciously perform ancient rain rituals, because my past two outfit shoots have been wet and miserable. Houston is horribly steamy at the moment, and I can feel my summer blues creeping in. I may be wearing sandals and a sundress, but I would gladly trade them for a jacket and tights and a temperature below 80 degrees.

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Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: American Eagle
Watch: c/o JORD
Necklace: Forever 21
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

What I wouldn’t trade is this JORD watch. It’s made of wood. Wood! I started to forget it was on my wrist because it’s so lightweight. I rarely wear my Michael Kors watch in the summer because it’s heavy and bulky, but this little treasure will pair well with summer jewelry and my more casual work outfits.

A little wood, a little tribal, a lot of heat. Can’t a girl enjoy her almond croissant and latte without simultaneously sweating and getting rained on? Get it together, Houston.

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.

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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?

Black ink on blue lines

As my “about me” reveals, I used to wear a lot of black t-shirts and jeans as a teenager. I didn’t care much about style, but I always admired it. I wanted to dress nice, but I hated the attention. It was easier to hide behind a hoodie and minimal makeup.

I like fashion blogs. They showcase a person’s individual style. I admire the pretty blogs with bright colors, adorable graphics and perfectly placed item boards. I’ve tried my best to achieve that colorful lifestyle, but it’s not me. Though my style has evolved (and improved, trust me) I still didn’t feel like myself. I need to follow my instinct and publish work that is reflective of what I like and who I am.

I like dark. I like simple. I like being feminine, though rough. At times, odd.

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Shirt: Gap (similar)
Jacket: Target
Jeans: American Eagle (20% off w/code “GetLucky”)
Shoes: Target (patent version)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (love this pink for spring)

Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s that time of the month, all I know is that I have to be a professional person every week day and I would like to preserve an ounce of who I am when it comes to this blog. If I can no longer dye my hair crazy colors or have a barbell sticking out of my eyebrow, I would like to at least be the meditative, Incubus-loving creative writer that I’ve always been.

Have a wonderful Saturday and thank you for reading.

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Birthday hearts

It’s my birthday! I have been alive for 25 years!

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Dress: Asos
Cardigan: American Eagle (similar here)
Shoes: Target
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Express
Ring: My grandma’s

I fell in love with this heart print when I first saw it on the popular Burberry shirts, and pretty much lost it when I saw this dress online. The fabric is light and soft, and I can’t help but be in the Valentine’s mood when wearing it.

I’m so glad my birthday is in February because I adore this short little month. It is unusually warm today, and I am writing to you from my parent’s home waiting for my party guests. Turning 25 is a big deal for me, especially since I don’t usually see the appeal of birthdays. As a kid, I always admired those who were 25-30, because they seemed to have everything figured out. Now that I’m here, I feel so accomplished and proud of who I have become. Thank you to everyone who visits my little blog, and I look forward to spending more birthdays with you.

Have a great Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Tote-ally

I need a tote.

I have devoted the past week to obsessively looking at possible totes en route to work. I’m tired of having to carry my lunch, a book, an umbrella and all the rest of my crap in my hands. Who does that? Me. I do that.

Totes McGotes

1. Medium MAB Tote: Rebecca Minkoff
2. Inside-Out-Pocket Tote: Kate Spade Saturday
3. Medium Jet Set Saffiano Travel Tote: Michael Kors

Look how pretty! And structured!

I am leaning towards the Kate Spade Saturday Tote simply because Chelsea from Zipped wears it so well. I lack her casual cool style and long stature, but look at the organization.

Do you have any tote recommendations? Which is your favorite?