09.20.2017

Breaking The Rules


Tank: Topshop // Jeans: Topshop // Cardigan: H&M // Booties: Nordstrom // Purse: Kate Spade

This is what I love so much about fashion… breaking the rules and doing what you want! Over the years things have changed, people used to conformed to what were the “fashion rules”, models were skinny and you were seen as the weird one if you didn’t didn’t fit into that category. Now it’s not like that and breaking those boundaries is seen as the “cool” thing! While simply wearing white after labor day might not be the ground breaking, earth shattering thing in the fashion world, it has become more and more of a trend if you will to break this rule.

People don’t want to follow stupid rules and want to find ways to break outside of them! That’s why this year we have found tons of different styles and colors all over NYFW. To say I am loving it is and understatement haha. I love the all white look with a bit of grey to change things up. It makes for a much brighter and less dull fall:)

¬†With the trend to wear white after labor day, it has allowed me to explore more of my wardrobe without filling boxes with items that I won’t be able to wear till next year! Texas is still so so hot, so who says I can’t be wearing a white tank at the start of fall? Call me the rebel but it has been a hot topic for this fall and it is a “trend” I am definitely following!

Hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week and maybe I have inspired you to break some rules with your outfits;)

 

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09.18.2017

24 Things For My 24th Birthday

Dress: Missguided (40% off with Student Discount!) // Heels: Steve Madden // Earrings: SugarFix by Baublebar // Purse: Forever21 (Similar HERE)

Ekkk haha today is my 24th Birthday and honestly I don’t know how I feel about it yet! (**insert monkey covering eyes emoji) I have so so many things I am incredibly thankful for but also struggling with the idea that I am actually becoming an adult! Anyway no one likes a complainer on their birthday haha! Today I thought I would share some fun facts (24 to be exact) about myself that not many of you know! Some of y’all have been long time readers so this might not be new but some of y’all are new around here and thought this might be a fun way to introduce myself!

  1. I am a super introverted person (like I get anxiety when I know I have to talk to people) but I push myself outside of my convert zone every single day
  2. I have lived in 3 different countries: UK (Where I was born), France, and the US
  3. My family has a Great Pyrenees Dog who’s name is Blizzard! We all obsess over him and think he is king of the house:)
  4. I love to look up flights to different countries just to see if I could afford to hop on a plane spur of the moment
  5. I still live with my parents haha… not super proud of this one but hey grad school is expensive!
  6. Currently in grad school at SMU getting a Masters of Science in Business Analytic
  7. I have a huge itch to travel!! (I have always wondered if I could just pack a bag and go backpack through Europe)
  8. I have never owned a curling iron… I curl my hair with a straighter
  9. I drive a manual car… my parents said I could only have a car if I drove a stick shift
  10. Sitting in traffic is my biggest pet peeve and is a complete waste of time haha
  11. This blog was originally started as a travel blog (hint the name) but I could never travel as much as I wanted so it turned into a fashion and lifestyle blog
  12. I went through a tom boy stage when I was in Elementary School where I rode a skate board/skooter everywhere and wore baggy pants! (I even knew how to go off ramps and wore Etnies skate board shoes hahaha)
  13. I love to give presentations but hate to stand up in front of people and speak
  14. My boyfriend and I are high school sweethearts but we separated for 2 years in college before getting back together
  15. We did long distance for 2.5 years of our relationship (we are so much stronger because of it!)
  16. I played soccer for over 12 years growing up! Since I am from the UK ‘football’ is big in our family:)
  17. I know how to code in different computer languages and totally geek out over it! (Secret nerd at heart!)
  18. During college I got the honor to be president of my sorority and totally opened my eyes to how far I can push myself
  19. I love to be “basic” and do not care when others judge me for how “extra” I am sometimes haha
  20. In high school I never repeated an outfit (wish I could say that now!)
  21. I am EXTREMELY stubborn and always have been! If you tell me I can’t do it I will prove to you I can and I will make sure its done 100% better than you thought it could be done. (We now know who was the rebellious child in the family haha)
  22. I am all about quality over quantity which in the blogger world is really hard to maintain!
  23. If I were an animal I would be a dolphin because they are so majestic and beautiful mammals!
  24. I have a fear of getting older and missing out on everything so birthdays are kind of a sensitive subject for me haha

Hope this was a fun little “About Me” post for y’all:) haha the last couple I had to think long and hard about! Have a wonderful week!!

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09.13.2017

Olive Fall!

Dress: Shop The Mint [c/o] // Heels: Steve Madden (Similar HERE) // Hat: Halogen // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Lips: MAC Lipstick ‘Rebel’ (My absolute favorite fall lip color!)

If the title doesn’t tell you how excited I am about fall then I don’t know what will haha! I have mentioned before that olive is my favorite color to wear during fall. I think it has something to do with the olive complimenting the red hair really nicely! I am not into wearing all black everything because I love color way to much but olive is a great dark color. It goes really well with burgundy or burnt orange (which I don’t wear much) or even just simple nude!

Shop The Mint has so many adorable pieces for the fall and I was super fortunate enough to pick one and style it for y’all! This one caught my eye immediately. I kept looking for a cute burgundy floppy hat to wear with it but couldn’t find one so I decided to style it with this one! Besides the gorgeous embroidery on the front and back of the dress, I loved the price point! Free People had one similar and that would have broken my bank account but Shop The Mint has it in multiple different colors and for half the price:) Now I think that is a steal!!

We are definitely into that time of year where you wake up to 65 degrees outside, throw a sweater and jeans on then by 2 in the afternoon you are seriously regretting that decision because its 85! This dress is perfect for those days because it can easily be worn with a cute cardi and easily transition into a warmer weather outfit.

How’s everyone doing? I have been on the major struggle bus lately with trying to juggle everything (Grad school, a job, this blog, friends and family) haha but I am slowly getting into a good routine. Trying to do everything really puts into perspective what’s important to you and I am definitely finding that out real quick! Currently living my life by the minute with sticky notes to organize it… yikes! It’s a hot hot mess but good thing this isn’t forever.

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