Thursday, February 28, 2013

Business Casual

Sweater: Forever 21 || Blazer: Forever 21 || Jeans: Kohls || Watch: Target || Rings: Local flea market

Amazing weather during this terribly stressful, work-laden week. The sun came out to tease me since I can't fully enjoy the beautiful weather. However, I took advantage of it the best I could by being able to wear lighter knits and less heavy coats. 

I was so excited to showcase some of the amazing finds from the local flea market. Found these wonderful rings from the same booth as the last time I showcased my flea market finds in a previous post. Along with these two rings, I snagged another simple golden ring as well as two choker style necklaces, perfect to put underneath a collared top. There were so many collar or choker style necklaces at her booth, but they were either too tight around my neck or unfortunately broken. Always looking forward to the end of the month to discover any new finds from my favorite flea market table.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Parkas for Days

Parka: Forever 21 || Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters || Jeans: Old Navy || Scarf: Old Navy || Beanie: H&M

Woke up to the sound of the strong winds. That just meant a harder time for me to bike to church that morning, so I knew I had to bundle up and brace the harsh winds.

Decided to finally use my parka at school and kept the color scheme in that well known military green, grays, and brown hues. 

And if you're wondering why I haven't posted on my tumblr and Instagram in a while, it's because I gave it up for Lent this year. Expect me to start posting again once Easter comes along!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Khaki Blues

Sweater: Old Navy || Khaki Blazer: J. Crew (thrifted) || Jeggings: Pac Sun || Watch: Fossil 

Love the structure of this simple khaki blazer. The pockets, the fit, the collar, the form. J. Crew, and in perfect condition? This thrift find was definitely a treasure hiding among the outdated blazers. Perfect, versatile piece to style for the upcoming spring.  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Family Day

Oxford: Old Navy || Skirt: Forever 21 || Vest: vintage || Tights: vintage || Watch: Fossil || Heels: Fossil

Spent a nice day out with the family: church, lunch, mall, movie, then back home. 

Dressed up for church earlier this afternoon. Channeled my inner school girl with this pleated, knee-length navy skirt and paired it with chunky heels by Fossil. Enjoying this great weather, and definitely can't wait for the summer with jean shorts, crop tops, skirts, and flowy fabrics.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Single Awareness Day

Top: Banana Republic || Denim Vest: gift || Black jeggings: Pac Sun || Shoes: Nine West || Cross ring: Forever 21 || Single jeweled rings: Macy's || Watch: Fossil

As Beyonce has proudly proclaimed, "All the single put your hands up!" Celebrating Single Awareness Day, a.k.a. Valentine's Day as it is more colloquially known, by singing Valentine Day Grams with choir and catching up with good friends.

Definitely felt the love from hanging out with my choir girls, after not meeting up as a group for quite some time. Even received some Valentine's from them! Aren't they the sweetest?

Hope all my readers enjoyed this day filled with love and joy, either with loved ones or great friends.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Military Green

Sweater: Forever 21 || Black Long Sleeve Shirt: Forever 21 || Shorts: Cotton On || random leggings

Eery sounding winds are coming through the window again. Time to double up the layering again. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Easy Breezy Beautiful

Sweater: thrifted || random leggings || Circle scarf: New York and Company || lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain "Adore"

The title of this post is misleading, since I'm wearing a Revlon product, not a Covergirl one. However, it's been extremely windy here that I had to layer up by wearing two leggings together, and a long sleeve shirt under my sweater.

Casual Saturday with an oversized comfy sweater and some leggings. Throw on a scarf and dab on a lip color to look more put together. One more midterm and a paper to go, then I get to go home for the three day weekend. That retail therapy yesterday did me some good to give me some sanity back after staying up into the wee hours of the morning from studying for midterms. Wish me luck. And all those celebrating Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

Stained Tinted Colored

From left to right:
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain "Twilight" || Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain "Adore" || NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear "Retro Red" #308 || NYC "Matte Me Crazy" topcoat nail polish || NYC "Plaza Palmberry" nail polish #139

I've been loving the deep reds and colored lips this winter season. Ever since getting my first red lip stick, I've been on the look out for various shades of red. What got me to the store to look for another Revlon product was a fashion blogger, who I've interview for a previous I.B.O.T.M., Ms. Ayana Giann Carlos. I noticed her deep red, almost plummy lip color in many recent outfit shots, and the color  against her tan skin was amazing. I just had to ask her what she was wearing and if she would recommend it. She is usually wearing her Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in "Crush". Unfortunately when I went to a drug store, they ran out of several of the shades, including "Crush". I didn't want to leave empty handed, and fortunately for me there was a Buy One Get One 50% Off special on Revlon products. That just prompted me to look for another Revlon product. After choosing what seemed to be a close relative of "Crush", I decided to pick up the lip stain in "Twilight", which seemed to be a gorgeous plum red. 

 I went off in search of other clearance products, and found that NYC products were 40% off, so picked up a classic red lipstick, quickly grabbed a matte top coat (which I've been wanting for a while) and, to continue with the theme of dark, plum, reds for the winter season, a "Plaza Plumberry"nail polish. I tried out two of the lip products, but I'll let you all know how long they last when worn out during a whole day. When first applied, all the lip products applied nicely and smoothly. I still need to learn how to apply a felt-tip-pen-like applicator of the Revlon lip stain in "Twilight", and to prevent the creamy red NYC lip stick from any possible smearing while I talk, but I guess it's all trial and error. However, I definitely am a happy camper with the shades I chose and of course, the clearance prices.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain "Twilight"

NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear "Retro Red" #308

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain "Adore"

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cross My Heart

Sweater: thrifted || Jeggings: PacSun || Watch: Fossil || Ring: Forever 21

Simple outfit from two days ago.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mustard or Bronze

Top: Forever 21 || Cardigan: thrifted || Jeggings: Pac Sun || Shoes: Nine West || Watch: Fossil

Sunny days call for no socks. It amazes me how I've been able to wear my UNIF Hellraisers look-alikes twice in February, when I usually am glued into my warm boots. 

Day two of wearing my thrifted sweaters this week. I was amazed at the great condition this bronze colored cardigan is still in. Even the buttons are all intact and in perfect shape. No wear and tear seen here.

Juxtaposed the slouchiness and boxy shoulders of the cardigan with slimming bottoms. Still breezy here, so threw on a knit circle scarf before I headed out for class.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


sweater: thrifted || jeans: Kohls || circle scarf: New York and Company || watch: Fossil || lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter "Candy Apple"

This knit sweater is probably now my favorite go-to slouchy sweater to throw over skinny jeans or leggings for that cozy, effortless look. The fit is actually more perfect than I had thought. It isn't too boxy, too long, or too large. This sweater is definitely on point. Dressed up the sweater with a circle scarf and some bright red lips. Definitely excited to create outfits with my other newly thrifted pieces.