So after the Turkey and indulgence in fat last night, I thought it’d be appropriate to walk all that fat off by shopping! I mean, pushing through people to get to sales, moving racks and racks of clothes back and forth – that’s some serious calorie burning right there! ;) I decided to abandon my trusty heels for this occasion, because let’s face it – there’s no way I’ll walk fast enough in those.
gray dolman sleeve shirt [charlotte russe – $5], black and white striped silk scarf [china -gift], black tights [target – $6], blue corduroy shorts [walmart – $5], black studded braided skinny belt [wetseal – $3], black flats [wetseal – $7]
I bought a boyfriend blazer and denim a-line skirt at 5-7-9 for a total of $10 – a totally sweet deal. My sister got me some cute green tights for christmas that I’ll be debuting soon. Lastly, I got these plum colored moccasins at Payless that I’ve been coveting quite a while now. I promise pictures in the near future. :)
…and chilly, by Houston terms, means about low 60s. Nevertheless, you’ll find natives around here wearing big heavy jackets, prepared for the “winter”. I decided to give this furry hoodie a second chance – I was just about to give it away until I realized that it was one of the few “transition” jackets I had. I was impressed that it managed to go well with some of my more fashionable items of clothing – and the fact that it managed to match my hard to match heels.
hunter green faux fur hoodie [joujou – $17], cream embroidered tank [wet seal – $5], brown beaded necklace [charlotte russe – free], teal woven belt [forever 21 – $3.50], boho print skirt [wet seal – $4], brown tights [target – $6], hunter green mary jane heels [payless – $10]
A close-up of the heels. I had to make my photographer practically lie on the ground to get a pic of these. She’s absolutely wonderful. Also, Kristania of monochromachic has the same pair – be sure to check her out, the girl’s got great style. :)
A closeup of the necklace. It came with a top, so I guess it’s technically free. ;)
Esperanza, as said in my previous post, is the annual fall formal held on campus. This year, I helped plan it! So…I guess it’s fair to say it was a huge deal to me. Unfortunately, I was running around being busy about half the night – so I didn’t get a lot of pictures in. I said to my suitemate, though, I need an outfit picture for my readers! :)
Salmon Chiffon Tiered Dress [Charlotte Russe – $24], Silver Leaf Earrings [Forever 21/Gift from Jen], Silver Stilettos [Payless – $20], Silver Skinny Belt [Forever 21 $2.25]
Far too many.
Part of having a fashion blog almost guarantees shopaholicism for me. At the same time, I’m lucky that I own as many clothes as I do because I average about 4 outfits a day. The “going to class” outfit, the “lounging around” outfit, the “hanging out with friends” outfit, and the “hanging out with a certain boy” outfit”. That’s of course, not including the “working out” outfit and the “going to sleep” outfit.
Yesterday I went shopping with my photographer Kay. My Esperanza (fall formal dance on campus) dress finally arrived in the mail (though it needs lots and lots of ironing). Therefore, I found it an opportunity to go and buy a silver belt to match it. Kay and I trekked to XXI with limited time and bought home few things, but of course, wanted a whole bunch.
Here’s the “going shopping” outfit for yesterday:
I couldn’t take too many pictures, as this was downtown Houston – which means lots and lots of strangers from the real world and not the sheltered bubble I’m used to being in.
The earrings I wore are my favorite pair, and I promise a closeup for y’all next time. :)
mustard braided flutter sleeve shirt [charlotte russe – $5], teal braided belt [forever 21 – $3.50], black and white floral button skirt [mom’s hand-me-downs], sky blue crocodile print mini-tote [express/gift], metallic cutout platforms [target – $7]
About two months ago, Jen bought me these lovely pair of side-ripped tights from Urban Outfitters. The catch is, they only look side-ripped, but they’re perfectly intact. When I put them on this morning, perhaps in a bit of a rush, I accidentally tore a huge hole in the side of one leg. While I brainstormed ways to make it look uniformly distressed, I put on a pair of boots to cover the hole up. Don’t you hate it when you ruin something you love wearing – especially when it’s the first time you’ve worn it? I figured, the tear would be even LESS worth it if I didn’t at least get a picture in it. I caught Kay on her way back to class and voila!
Maroon and Beige Pattern Sweater Vest [Heritage 1981 – $6], Black Asymmetric Tank [A’GACI – $3], Beige Shorts [KMart], Black Side-Ripped Tights [Urban Outfitters/Gift From Jen], Black Leather Riding Boots [Mom’s Hand-Me-Downs]
At least I finally learned how to play pool today. :)
The past couple of days have been fun but busy. On Friday, I went to the Houston Galleria with some of my favorite girls, and I decided, why not try something refreshing and new? I had bought this cardigan several weeks ago in the clearance section of NY & Company. It was definitely a little big for me, but I thought, I’ll have to make it work somehow. I gave it a go as a dress, how does it look? :)
Beige Piped Boyfriend Cardigan [NY & Company – $9], White Plastic Aviators [Claire’s – $o.50], Gold Pearl Drop Leaf Earrings [H&M/Gift From Jen], Gold Pearl Chain Necklace [Claire’s – $1], Black Lace Cami [Old Navy – $5], Vintage Black Gold Plated Belt [Mom’s Hand-Me-Downs], Black Tights [Target – $6], Black Peep Toe Patent Heels [KMart – $12]
With my favorite photographer, Kay. :) Isn’t her top and bag adorable?
I haven’t been able to get many shoots lately, which is a pity to the outfits I come up with everyday, due to midterms and homecoming week planning. It has finally cooled down here in Houston, from the nasty 90 degree humid weather to a breezy and perfect 75. The first day of this weather, I decided to dress for the occasion. Kay took some absolutely amazing shots, although I did get some weird looks from people.
Blue Shirt Dress [A’GACI – $12], Brown Tortoise Sunglasses [Forever 21 – $6], Gold Leaf Pearl Drop Earrings [H&M/Gift From Jen], Vintage Owl Belt [Mom’s Hand-Me-Downs], Gold Woven Sandals [Payless – $13]
That is completely natural sunlight, unedited photo right there.
Closeup of the Owl Belt.
That’s all for now chicas, it’s back to work for me. =/