Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Flannel

Outfit Details:
Madewell Suede Pumps (Similar)
Madewell Mini Transport Tote (Available in Burgundy)

If I could live in flannel all fall season, I probably would. I love being able to keep warm and cozy as efficiently possible while still looking stylish, and this shirt does just the trick. 

Another thing that I love about this shirt is the masculine style and oversize fit. I've found that, for me, it's all about balance when it comes to wearing pieces that are either very feminine or masculine. All you need to dress up a more "boyish shirt" is a good pair of heels or a pretty necklace. The same goes for wearing oversize pieces--I like pairing oversize shirts with fitted pants and a higher waist line to prevent my outfit from looking too bulky. 

Of course, if you're looking to wear more of an off duty style and maximize comfort, you can always leave this shirt untucked and ditch the high rise denim for leggings or black jeans. Finish off the look with some stylish sneakers or boots, and you're all good to go! This is probably the look you'll find me in on most days when I'm busy doing school work or running errands around town. 

What are some of your staple pieces this fall season?


I hope your week is off to a great start! Although I have a busy week ahead of me, I'm congratulating myself at being so much more on top of things and less stressed this school term than I was last year. It's all about the little victories, am I right? I'm also working on a blog calendar so that I can keep on top of this fun project of mine. So stay tuned for some fun posts in the upcoming weeks!



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Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend Reads

(Photo from my Instagram)

It's been a while since I've posted a weekly/weekend links post, but I spend so much time on the Internet that I figured I might as well start this segment again. Here are just a few things that caught my attention this week: 

I love this Grommet Embellished Top DIY Tutorial from A Pair & A Spare. Seriously, is there anything Geneva can't make? 

I love Keiko and Bobby's Mary Poppins and Bert couple costume, which they recreated from a few years ago. Keiko has some other fun costume ideas on her blog, so you should browse around if you're in need of inspiration for Halloween. 

I'm all about having a good work/life balance, which is why I loved this post from Apartment Therapy entitled 7 Strategies of People Who Leave Work on Time, Every Day

Although I like having balance in my life, I also try to be as efficient as possible whenever I do work. If you're on the same boat, then I'd suggest you check out Grace's post How to be More Productive.

Bubble baths have become one of my favorite ways to reduce stress over the past year, and I'm looking forward to making this homemade bubble bath!

Have a wonderful weekend! 



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Keepin' Things Cozy

All photos by me

Outfit Details:
Marled Turtleneck Sweater (Similar)
Madewell Ankle Boots (Similar)
Brown Saddle Bag (Similar)
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

Although these pictures tell quite a different story, it's been pretty rainy and windy around my part of the world these past few days. After having lived here for a year, I've come to learn that I need to take advantage to go outside whenever the weather is nice and sunny, even if it only lasts for a little bit. Therefore, when I managed to catch a rare sunny hour this past week, I didn't hesitate to go out for a walk around my neighborhood and stop by a nearby park for photos.

On the topic of lessons learned, I feel confident to say that I've also become more knowledgeable about how to gear up for cold weather while still looking stylish over the past year. This marled turtleneck has become one of my favorite pieces for fall and winter because it's both cute and practical. I love its loose fit, marled pattern and timeless style. I also like that it's pretty warm and comfy, and the turtleneck eliminates the need to carry around a scarf, which is convenient for a person like me who is usually already carrying around too many things to begin with. Because this marled turtleneck makes a pretty good focal point, I decided to leave the rest of my outfit pretty simple, and opted to wear a pair of olive pants and Chelsea boots to finish off my look. If you ask me, I'd say a cozy sweater, well-fitting pants and a good pair of boots makes for an awesome and classic outfit combination!


Aside from doing a decent job at dressing myself, I also managed to have a pretty successful weekend overall. Despite the dreary weather these past few days, I still made the effort to get out of the house and do some adventuring. I figured I should since it's been a goal of mine to have a better work-life balance, and the only thing waiting for me back home was a date with my laptop and countless hours of homework. In an effort to fit more fun into my life this weekend, I managed to squeeze in brunch with my roommate, catch two live shows and work on DIY projects for my apartment. All in all, I think I did a good job at making the most out of my time this weekend. Needless to say, I'm feeling pretty energized and ready to go back to the real world and tackle the week ahead.


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