Anyways, this was the first time I wore these shorts and they are SO comfortable. Feels like I am wearing sweat-shorts. This outfit was kind of an experiment. Normally I would wear black shoes with this, but I recently fount these little flats in the back of my closet and they felt perfect since the Nude trend is huge right now. It was a little chillier than I thought so I balanced out the look with this nude 'jacket' aka a shirt I bought at Forever21 that I realized was HUGE on me when I brought it home. And...as usual, I had my newly acquired Marc Jacobs by my side!
This fabulous outfit, well I think it was, was worn to run some errands throughout the day and then finally for an impromptu trip with Brooklyn with my dear friend Karel and my brother! It wasn't what we planned, but who can beat drinks and dessert!
Have a fabulous day!
Lastly, I wanted to thank you all for following my blog, this has become something I truly care about and put a lot of effort into. Unfortunately, I am working two jobs currently, which this week means over 72 hours of work, so I may not be able to keep up with my regular posting schedule (I already missed last Friday!). I will try, for yours and my sake, but I figured I need to give a little warning. In addition, I wear a uniform to both of my jobs (serving food) and I doubt you want to see those outfits 5 days a week! ha. So here goes, lets see how good I am at multi-tasking.
I've come to realize that it can go with a plethora of outfits. These two looks are completely different, but it gives them that last perfect touch. Before this year, I never wore lipstick. To be honest, I have spent a significant amount of time making fun of my mother for wearing it- "that old lady stuff." Now I am eating my words and wearing lipstick almost daily. And...since in the summer, my outfits seem to get simpler and simpler due to the humidity, a pop of lip color will be the ideal accessory.
How do you stay stylish during the hot summer days?
|]running to fix the self-timer]|
|[my first pair of nude shoes--I always forget how hard peep-toes are to walk in]|
|[rings the little brother got me for my birthday!]|
|[the middle one too!....check out my class ring--finally graduated]|
|optimism at its best|
|the boat that changed my life [SAS Fall 09]|
|the library of my [now] Alma Mater|
|wise words to live by|
I am dedicating this post to these shorts I recently purchased from Banana Republic: I am not sure if they have them in the stores because I got them in the outlet, but they are great. You can't really tell in these photos, but they are a super light pink color. I also got them in coral ( and I wish I had gotten every other color). Like probably many other girls, I have a really hard time buying shorts for various reasons: they make them way too short, my hips are wide which can make them look stretched out and I refuse to ever have even slight lovehandles. I only purchase shorts if they do none of those things. As soon as I put these on I knew I needed them; they are short, but not where my butt is showing and the fabric stretches just enough not to pull at my hips. Can you tell I was happy when wearing them?
Outfit: Shorts: Banana Republic Outlet, $16, Top: J. Crew Outlet, $10, Belt: GAP (old), Flats: Carlos by Carlos Santana, Cardigan: NY&C $10, Sunnies: American Eagle (Gift)
Outfit: Pants: NY&C $15, Top: H&M (~5yrs ago), Necklace: BCBG, $3 (STEAL!), Watch: Michael Kors, Flats: Carlos, Blazer: Tahari
I chose these outfit photos from my last couple of days of school because it was a day I felt like I was dressed "like an adult." I know, it may sound completely silly, but when I first got dressed, I threw on jeans with this outfit and it just didn't feel complete. Adding these navy twill pants made the outfit feel more refined and put together, ready for the unknown ahead (well not quite unknown...law school). As I've said in probably many previous posts, my outfits are usually either a reflection of the mood I am in or are used to accomplish a certain air I feel like giving off or some feeling I want to embody. This outfit was just that; mature, yet the floral adds a little playfulness. How do you use your clothes to represent your feelings or goals?
I've had this dress for quite a while, but this is the first time I have actually worn it. I have woken up countless mornings thrown it on and folded it back up again. I knew exactly the type of day it needed: sunny, warm enough but not summer-humidity warm, a day I felt unreserved, wild. That sounds completely ridiculous even to me, but I own very few pieces of clothes that are animal print and I still feel like I have a difficult time pulling them off. I need to be in the mood or feeling crazy. This was one of those days and I walked around campus like I felt absolutely comfortable in the dress. I am learning more and more that with the right attitude, you can wear almost anything. Try it.
Outfit: Dress: Forever21, Cardigan: Roxy, Belt: DKNY, Sandals: American Eagle
Today is my first Blog Feature and I chose one of my closest friend's blog, Craving a Peace. Kelsey is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and will be continuing in the fall studying International Disaster Psychology at the University of Denver. Kelsey is a fun, silly, extremely caring individual who always has everyone's best interest and well-being at heart. Through our friendship, she has taught me to broaden my horizons and learn to love the world and I have worked to inspire her style-wise. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Southern Africa and parts of Central and South America. In her blog, she showcases her creative side and love for everything in this world from people to landscapes to food. I decided to ask her a few questions to share with you all, my lovely readers.
To be honest, I never thought about starting a blog until I learned about them just a few months ago. You opened my eyes to blogs and how personalized they can be. They are a great medium to express yourself; I love being creative in a variety of capacities, making blogging a great venue. After years of traveling and thousands of captured moments, I was inspired to start "Craving a Peace" when you showed me how you put your blog together. So, without "Savoir-Faire Style," my blog would not exist. It is the perfect project that can allow me to bring everything I am passionate about to the world
Some of my on-the-go staples when traveling are a watch (running from here to there in whatever country you're in can be fashionable and handy), girlie flats and/or gladiator sandals (they are compact, easy to pack, multifaceted, and much easier on your feet than heels while sight-seeing), and a sarong (I know it sounds silly, but they can be used as a shawl, skirt, or even a towel).
A variety of tops, definitely. You can make different outfits with the same bottom by easily changing the top--people notice the top half of you more so than the bottom. Also, the best packing secret I learned along the way is to roll your clothes. You have no idea how much more space you'll have (or how much more you can pack--depending on how you want to look at it :) ) if you roll your clothing. Plus, it helps eliminate the wrinkling that often happens in transit.
The most life shaping experience I have encountered was during the six months I lived in Bangkok, Thailand. As a result of my time in Southeast Asia, I recognized and developed the person I am and strive to be. I would never appreciate the world as much if I wasn't exposed to the beauty of such a unique part of the world. Because of that experience, I was fortunate to eventually spend time in El Salvador, on a mission trip, learning about the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of the human race. Once you see the world, you never want to stop exploring.
Absolutely! My style will forever have a shimmer of Asia woven into it. I love fisherman pants, kimono-esque styled shirts, and all of the jewelry I bought in the countries I traveled to. When I was fortunate enough to travel to Africa, I grew a strong appreciation for earthy patterns and mismatched cloth. I have yet to travel to Europe because I know I will want to buy everything I see; but, it is definitely on my fashion-must travel destinations in the future.
Five things I never leave home without are: a stick of Blistex Silk & Shine or Five Star Lip Protection (both have a great shimmer and moisture protecting factor), a small silver folding mirror to check for potential make-up mishaps, Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy cream, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, and last, yet most important, my camera (for those moments I want to remember or even just something I see that makes me smile).
In the near future, I will be attending the University of Denver for International Disaster Psychology. In the distant and continuing future, I want to travel the world, see every nook and cranny, and help people along the way. I am confident that I will use and develop my blog in order to keep everyone up to speed on my adventures. Through my writing and photography, I hope to capture my favorite cultural, fashionable, and natural moments that come my way. Who knows, one day I may be living in some country you have never heard of but as long as I have access to "Savoir-Faire Style," I'll be able to keep up on the beauty of fashion and style.