1970s Vibes

Jacket: New York & Co. (old, similar) // Shirt: old, similar here & here // Skirt: Target // Shoes: old, similar // Bag: Wal-Mart (similar here & here) // Bangles: old, similar // Watch: Wal-Mart (similar) // Earrings: Wal-Mart (similar) Owl Ring: Wal-Mart (similar) // Lips: MAC in Taupe toped with pink gloss 

 Hello again. I'm in another skirt for the week. I wore this for the last day of Festival de International. The festival was 4 days long, but Sunday was the only day I was off work.  I went for a comfortable and cool 70s vibe. It's very feminine, but relaxed. I also have this new found love of suede skirts. This is the second suede skirt I've featured here. I have 3 all together. The third one is a a-line mini, which I can't wait to style. This look is also great for a day date. 

Sorry, I don't have much to talk about, but I am a bit tired. Have a great weekend dolls!

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Flowers, Discos & Discoveries

Top: New York & Co. (old) // Skirt: Target (old, similar here and here) // Sneakers: Wal-Mart (in store, similar) // Bag: Wal-Mart (similar here & here) // Scarf: Coach (old) // Necklace: Wal-Mart (old) // Bracelet and Watch set: Wal-Mart (in store, similar)  // Infinity Earrings: Wal-Mart (similar) // Owl Ring; Wal-Mart $1 bin (similar)

Sometimes the best days are the days when there's nothing to do and and nothing to see, but to just float along. This day was one of those days. I typically shoot outfit photos on my days off and this day was no exception. It happened to be the Monday after the Festival de International. Unlike most Mondays, I didn't have any errands to run, no laundry to do, just to breath. After shooting, the BF and I went to a friend's house and we spent the evening talking politics, civil rights, and a few 1980s San Francisco club scene stories. It was so refreshing to be around people other than my co-workers and customers.

These photos were shot in downtown Lafayette, after working hours. The streets were calm and taking pictures was a dream. I get a little nervous when I see people staring. The picture that shows DISCO is actually the windows of the Lafayette Science Museum and they continue to spell out the word DISCOVERY.  The cool thing about these windows are that the lights change colors so the windows reflect that color.  Anyhow I hope you all enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by.

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Cupcakes, Champagne, and Dreams

Sweatshirt: Charlotte Russe // Jeans: Gap, thrifted (similar) // Sneakers: Wal-Mart (similar) // Bag: Wal-Mart (similar here and here) // Scarf: Coach (old) // Watch and Bracelet set: Wal-Mart (in store) // Necklace: Claire's (old) // Earrings: Wal-Mart (similar) // Lips: Revlon in Mink / NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Creme Pie

 Isn't it great when an outfit comes together. I'm loving this sweatshirt I picked up on sale from Charlotte Russe a few weeks ago! I mean it describes me perfectly, well maybe not the cupcakes. I don't have a huge sweet-tooth, and I only eat cake or cupcakes without icing. I know some people think its weird, but I think icing is too sweet. My dad and I are the same. I like more tart/tangy flavored foods. 

Anyways, I wasn't really looking for a sweatshirt in particular. I was browsing the sales racks, saw it and had to have it. I love that this entire outfit, accessories included (minus the scarf) is under $50. Yes, you can have a stylish outfit under $50. The scarf was given to me as a gift. It definitely dresses up my $10 tote. Now, I can't wait to put beautiful flowers in it.. I mean what's the point of having a tote and not putting a bouquet in it?! The jeans were thrifted. They are the Gap 1969 skinny jeans. This pair looked brand new when I picked them off the rack. I cut slits at the knees because I've been wanting a pair that have knee slits. I got another pair of the 1969 jeans in black. They are high-waisted. I love finding quality jeans for cheap! What about you guys? Do you have any great thrifted finds? I would love to hear about them. Hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by! 

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Casually Striped

Jacket: New York & Co. (old, similar) // Dress: Wal-Mart (old, similar here & here) //  Sneakers: Wal-Mart for $6 (similar) // Bag: Wal-Mart (another cute option) // Earrings: Wal-Mart (similar here & here) // Watch: Wal-Mart (similar) // Chain Bracelet: Wal-Mart (old, similar) // Cuff Bracelet: Wal-Mart (in a watch set, similar) // Lips: NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Creme Pie & Revlon in Mink

Happy Fri-Yay!!!! What better way to end this week's blog posts and welcome the weekend than with a great casual weekend look. I wore this outfit while running around last Sunday. Honestly, it was the most comfortable thing. And how cute are these pineapple earrings? They were only $1. Also, I didn't realize it until I was typing this post, that all the items I'm wearing are from Wal-Mart (with the exception of the jacket). Sometimes I find my self doing that without the intention of doing it. By no means is this a sponsored post. I just find a lot of stuff there. Anyways Happy Weekend loves!

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Dress: Forever21 (check your local stores, really similar) // Sandals: Forever 21 (check your local stores, similar) // Bag: Wal-Mart (similar) // Necklace: Love Culture (old) // Pineapple Earrings: Wal-Mart (jewelry $1 bin, similar) // Ring: Claire's (old) // Bangles: old, similar // Watch: Wal-Mart (similar) //  Lips: Revlon in Mink & NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Creme Pie

As I type this post, I must admit that I am a bit livid. Normally, when I'm working on blog posts I'm all but willing to do it. This time was no different, except I was overly excited because, almost all of the items I'm wearing are brand new pieces. As I sat down to work on this, I thought "I'm going to cut out at least an hour to 1.5 hours of work!" How might I snip off this work time you ask. Well, most of the work I do on posts come from searching for similar items to the items I'm wearing. Since most of my wardrobe consists of older pieces (this girl is on a budget), it can be quite time consuming to find really similar items. Like, I said before, I expected this post to be a breeze, since the items were currently purchased in the last 2 weeks. WRONG!!!! Damn you internet gods! As I pulled out my product numbers to link this dress and these sandals, they were no where to be found on the Forever 21 website. Now, I know that the items are of course sold out online (now I see why lots of bloggers say that shopping at Nordstrom is easier. More quantities, less sold out stuff!), but I would have at least liked to link the actual items for you, so that you may use the product number to take to your local Forever21 store. 

Since Forever21 decided to slack off in the website restock item dept, I'll just share the product numbers here. The number for the dress is 00167847042  and the sandals is 00152424040. i just visited my local forever yesterday and both items were still there. The dress was $17.90 and the sandals were $7.  The dress also comes in black/white. Also I've linked a few cute ones below.

I hope you dolls didn't mind my mini rant. Hopefully you can find these items at your local Forever. Thanks for stopping by and talk to you later.

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Black & White

Hello loves. Sorry for the absence, but it's life and it happens. I finally got to shoot a few outfits, which makes me happy.