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Zed's Dead | Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans

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Wondrous Wednesday gorgeous readers!

When I first bought this moto jacket it reminded me of Butch from Pulp Fiction. Played by Bruce Willis, Butch goes through a lot of trials to escape his debt from a Los Angeles gangster. If you haven't seen the film I don't want to spoil it for you, but his very last scene is a conversation with his girlfriend, Fabienne, on the back of his chopper. With a carefree look on his bloodied face, Butch tells Fabienne, "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

Have you seen Pulp Fiction? Who's your favorite character? Mine is obviously the fabulous Mia Wallace :]

Top: H&M jacket. Forever 21 tee
Bottoms: American Eagle jeans
Accessories: Vintage aviators (similar here), 
H&M clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Forever 21 pumps (similar here)

Jewel Tone | Turquoise Midi Skirt and Lace Flats

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Miraculous Monday beauties!

When I was a teenager I stayed far away from bold colors as I could. I don't know why - I guess I just wasn't a fan of standing out from the crowd. Now, I fully embrace colors like this beautiful deep turquoise skirt! I love the silhouette of it

Thanks for reading!

Top: J Crew tank (similar here),  H&M cardigan
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt (similar here)
Accessories: Prada bag (also gorgeous here), Forever 21 headband (also cute here)
Shoes: Forever 21 flats

Writer's Block | Oversized Blazer and High Waisted Shorts

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Superb Sunday everyone!

I had a bad case of writer's block the other day while attempting to schedule a few blog posts. After my realization of my love of talking about the weather (I promise I'm not this boring in real life...kinda), I had a burst of creativity that overwhelmed me. It's like, I feel so creative that I don't feel creative anymore... does that make sense? 

Do you guys have any tips to overcome writer's block?

Top: H&M blazer (similar here), Forever 21 shirt (similar here)
Bottoms: H&M shorts (similar by BB Dakota and super cute here)
Accessories: Forever 21 socks, Forever 21 satchel (similar here)
Shoes: Payless oxfords (similar here)

Full Sized iPad vs. iPad Mini

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I recently bought an iPad Mini. I had an iPad 3 but I found that I wasn't actually getting much use out of for quite a few reasons (will get to that soon). Now having owned two versions of the iPad, I thought it may be helpful to write a review of the two for those who are in the market for a new tablet:

iPad Mini Size Comparison

Go with a full-sized iPad if:
  • You need a big screen
  • You will be using it to replace your laptop
  • You like writing things down and have big handwritingYou are a serious tablet user
Go with the iPad Mini if:
  • You are a light tablet user
  • you have small handwriting and are okay with a smaller screen
  • you plan to use it for mostly reading books and such
  • you want a bigger alternative to the iPhone but don't need an alternative to your laptop
I am in the latter category so I gave my iPad 3 to my mother. She LOVES it for the big screen and plays games on it/watches movies on Netflix all the time. The thing is, I found that for the big stuff, I'd rely on my Macbook. For the smaller stuff, I'd go to my iPhone. My iPad didn't really fit into my ecosystem of getting things done. I use my iPad mini a LOT now because the size makes it so convenient to blog on the go (much better than using an iPhone) but it's not so big and awkward in my hands like the iPad 3 was. 

Autumn Maxi | Chambray Shirt and Maxi Dress

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Windy Wednesday!

I looked back at the blog and noticed that a lot of my posts are about the weather. I didn't realize how boring I was! I can't help it, though - my outfits are really just a reaction to how hot or cold it is outside. Like today, for example. It's Autumn and unseasonably warm. Not "Summer" warm, but warmer than it usually is this time of year. What do I reach for? My maxi dress, of course, with a pair of boots. Add on a chambray shirt and a leather belt for seasonal touches and you get this outfit right here that I wore for a coffee date. 

What factors help you decide what to wear in the mornings?

Top: Forever 21 chambray shirt
Dress: Francesca's Collections (similar here)
Accessories: Stradivarius belt (similar here), Zara bag
Shoes: Asos boots (similar here)

My Hair Growth Journey

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Long time followers of this blog may remember when I got a drastic hair cut in August of 2013. What do I mean by drastic? Well, here is how long my hair looked back then:

As you can see, it was quite long. It was even longer in the back as I had layered hair. Here is what my hair looked like after I cut it. 

Incredibly short. It's funny because I wanted to have short hair because it looks so cute on people who can pull it off. I walked out of that salon feeling fabulous! The next day, after I showered and found that getting my hair to look the way my hairdresser did it was an impossible feat for me, I started to regret my decision. Luckily, this regret didn't last too long. I suppose I simply wasn't accustomed to my hair looking so short. I very soon embraced it. I'm not too attached my hair, to be honest. For me, hair grows back and I can get used to anything - even a big change in hair length. It's not permanent and look how much it's grown back now, a year and a half later:

I actually quite like my hair at my current length. Not long, not too short - perfect for a working girl like me! 

So tell me about some of your drastic haircut stories - I know you guys have them! I'd love to hear about some of the interesting styles you've had!

Double Stripes | Flare Skirt and Red Trench

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Merry Monday, lovelies!

Is there anything chicer than stripes with red? I think not! I love how this outfit puts a twist to such a classic ensemble. I'm usually not one to wear something so bold but the blog has definitely encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things, style-wise. I'm really liking how this outfit turned out. What do you guys think?

Is two of the same prints ever okay in your book?

Top: Lefties tank (similar here), Banana Republic trench (similar here)
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt (similar here)
Accessories: Kate Spade Beau bag (no longer available in "French Navy but available in Black), Forever 21 sunnies (similar here), Lilly Pulitzer belt (similar here)
Shoes: Kate Spade wedges

Nostalgia | Denim Jacket and Leather Skirt

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Festive Friday!

I had a wonderful skype conversation with a friend that I've known for 10 years. We had a great time just chatting about the silly things we did when we were younger. I think that it's important to have conversations like this every once in a while - to remember where you came from and far you've come since. 

Have a great weekend!

Top: J Crew tank (similar here), H&M jacket
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt
Accessories: H&M hat (similar here), Zara bag, Essie nail polish in "After School Boy Blazer"
Shoes: Forever 21 booties

Jumpsuit | Black and White and a Pop of Blue

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Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!

I think taking fashion risks goes hand-in-hand with having a personal style blog which is the thought I had in mind when purchasing this jumpsuit. Like the romper, I never really thought of myself as a jumpsuit kind of girl. Being on the shorter side (I'm 5 foot 3), I had a hard time finding jumpsuits that fit. I really liked that not only were the legs the perfect size, it looks like it's two pieces so it's easier to wear.
Actually, funny story about the jumpsuit - I decided to wear it to work with a blazer. Everything was going fine and people gave me a lot of compliments! Then, I remembered that I had a bladder that needed to be drained throughout the day... did not think that one through... I ended up just going but using my blazer to cover the sliver of openings in the bathroom stalls. I guess if I had to give anyone advice on jumpsuits, I'd say maybe don't wear them to work unless you have a private bathroom haha.

Thanks for reading!

Jumpsuit: Forever 21
Accessories: Juicy Couture clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Forever 21 shoes

Pep in My Step | Pink Peplum and Leather Leggings

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Happy Monday everyone!

Not sure what it is about this top but it always makes me feel a bit more lively and walk with a little more vigor. Funny how clothes can make you feel that way, don't you think?

Thanks for reading!

Top: Gap, H&M
Bottoms: Forever 21 leggings (similar here)
Accessories: Geneva watch, Icing bracelet (similar here), Bershka bowler bag (similar here)
Shoes: Glaze by Adi sandals (similar here)