Friday, August 31, 2012

A Taste of Blue

Hello, hello, hello...Sooooooo, I'm still playing catch up on posts that I need to do, so here goes. For this outfit, I wore it exactly a week ago on the second day of school. I wore a blue jean vest (*) over a sleeveless white shirt with a front pocket and an exposed back with dark gray palazzo pants. I accessorized it with turquoise accessories, including the following: a beaded turquoise and sea green necklace (*), silver and turquoise starfish-shaped earrings (*), three stackable beaded rings (*), a silver and turquoise ring (*), a bangle (*), and a turquoise with a khaki accent handbag (*). My other accessories were a gray beanie (*), black and white swirl design Vera Bradley glasses (*), and my gray Oxford lace-ups (*). This outfit was so casual  and cool and required a certain sort of, if you will, "swag". I wore the collar of the vest up to add that swag; that extra "umph". I really love this outfit because it shows my versatility when it comes to my style. I SO love to switch it next outfit post will definitely show you that.........Welp, anyways, sound off in the comment section and let me know your thoughts on my taste of blue.

the whole outfit

the starfish earrings

the exposed back

the necklace and rings
Shirt- toska via TJ Maxx, Pants- Body Central

*-as seen in other posts

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bronzed Dimples & Peach... 21st birthday was August 19th (if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see pics from my birthday weekend) and a few days later, I started school for the semester (last week). This is the outfit I wore on the first day. I wore a peach sleeveless shirt that had an exposed front on-top of a tan tank, with navy and white swirl-designed sheer pants (*). My accessories were mint and gold vintage-style earrings (my birthday jewelry), gold bracelets and bangles (*), a big orange purse, and light brown lace-ups with the cutouts (*). To complete my look, I styled my hair in a messy bun and had golden eye makeup. I got so many compliments on this outfit and I myself LOVED it! I hope you guys like it just as much. Sound off in the comments and let me know your thoughts.

Shirt and Tank and Earrings-Forever 21, Purse- Jessica Simpson Collection

the whole outfit

close-up of the earrings
*-as seen in other posts
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Gypsy's, Tramps, and Thieves....

Hello again Old Vintagers, here's another outfit post. This, here, particular outfit was one I wore a few days after getting back from camp. This outfit was all black, BUT with a twist. I threw on a scarf and it completely transformed the outfit. For this particular outfit, I wore a black scoop-neck dress as a shirt with an exposed back and a long maxi skirt (*). I not only accessorized it with the multi-colored/designed scarf, but I wore my silver/keyed hoop earrings (*) and black sandals (*). And my look wouldn't have been complete without my signature red lip. Let me know your thoughts below.

Dress- Unknown, Scarf- Borrowed from my stylish grandma

*-as seen in other posts
the full outfit

the exposed back
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Easy and Breezy I've said in previous posts, I've had a pretty busy summer that has took me away from blogging so now I'm playing a bit of catch up. Here's a post of one of my fave outfits from this summer. For the last week of July going into the beginning of August, I was gone for an entire week to the mountains of North Carolina for Young Life camp. I'm a leader and I work with high school kids trying to teach them about Christ while doing different fun activities with them. Well, anyways, for this week at camp, one of the activities we had was Dress Up night. For Dress Up night, I wore a khaki-colored spaghetti-strap maxi dress that had snap buttons all down the front and a cinched waist. I accessorized with turquoise accessories- I wore a turquoise and sea green beaded necklace, three stackable beaded rings, silver and turquoise starfish-shaped earrings (the aquatic trend was very big this summer, so I definitely wanted to try it), and platform heel sandals. I accentuated the outfit even more with my bronzed/golden and turquoise eye makeup and a nude lip with a golden shimmer. This dress is very simple (you could dress it up and/or down) and it was just perfect for dress up night. Hope you guys liked it as much as I did. Let me know your thoughts.

Dress- ISSI via TJ Maxx, Rings- TJ Maxx, Necklace & Earrings- Sequin, Shoes- G by Guess

P.S. In the full picture of my outfit, don't mind the orange wristband, the leaders wore them to distinguish ourselves from our kids.
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Me and Ty (one of my YL kids)

My outfit

Me and Kayla (one of my YL kids) being silly

Some more of my YL babies being silly in our cabin
Me and Kayla again

Me and Sage (one of my YL kids) on Western Night
Bonus- Pics of my YL babies included :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm a Rock Out With My...Out!

As you can see, by now, my style is multi-faceted. I don't ever stick to the same style; I'm always switching it up. One day I might dress super preppy, the next, really edgy and pushing the envelope, and the day after, I might choose to dress like a straight-up boy (real-tomboyish). It just depends on the way the wind pushes me that day. This outfit is definitely an example of my ever-changing style. I wore a blue jean vest (*) over a fitted black and white tribal print (one of this summer's hottest trends) dress. I accessorized my outfit with diamond studs (*), a eagle necklace to edge it up a little (*), a silver buckle ring (*), three stackable diamond-encrusted silver rings (*), a silver and turquoise ring (*), a black and granite gray beaded bracelet, a black cuff and a small gray link bracelet (*), black glasses (*), a navy blue cross-shouldered purse, and my gray Oxford lace-ups (*). I upped the edge factor a little by adding my signature red lip. I wore this outfit for my day trip to Memphis to hang with one of my girls. I love this outfit, it's sexy and edgy and it's Sound off in the comments and let me know your thoughts.

Dress-Charlotte Russe, Bracelet-gifted, Purse- Dooney & Bourke
*-as seen in other posts
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Dripping in Pink and Pearls

the whole outfit

a closer, frontal view of the necklace
Hello, hello. Oh my goodness, I haven't blogged in forever because of my busy schedule this summer, so I have a lot of updating to do, goes. The first outfit on the chopping block is one I wore on a sunny Sunday in July. I wore a blue jean tie shirt over a white tank with a tribal print pair of jeans. I accessorized the look with hot pink and pearl accessories. I wore big hot pink hoop earrings (*), a big peacock print pink cuff and small pink bracelets (*) and a pearl-stranded bracelet (*), a long pearl-stranded necklace, and hot pink pumps. It was casual Sunday at church, so this was my outfit choice. Hope you guys like it; sound off in the comments and let me know your thoughts.

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P.P.S. How was you guy's summer? Sound off in the comments and tell me stories. :)

Blue jean tie-shirt and jeans-TJ Maxx, Tank- Forever 21, Cuff- borrowed from mom, Pearl necklace- TJ Maxx, and Pumps-Charlotte Russe
*-as seen in other posts