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B is for Brunch

Sunday, April 20, 2014

floral dress and denim jacket
how to style a floral dress
vintage floral spring dress and belt
sunday brunch spring outfit

I found this floral dress in my mom's closet and sneakily commandeered it. Don't be fooled by how tailored it looks with a belt, because it's seriously muumuu-status without it. I'm actually not sure, but it may have originally been intended to be a maternity dress? Leave it to me to find the one, ill-fitting maternity dress in my mom's wardrobe and fall in love.

I didn't actually wear this dress to brunch (rather, coffee and scones) but I feel like it would be perfect for a Sunday brunch in LA. Plus, I figured it would be fitting to post this outfit today since it's the brunchiest of all holidays.

Happy Easter!
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Outfit Details:
Floral Dress—Vintage
Denim Jacket—Forever 21
Sunglasses—Ray-Ban
Belt—Vintage
Gold Watch—GUESS

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Recreate

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

floral blouse, leather vest, and skinny jeans
how to style a leather vest for spring
casual spring outfit idea
how to make a floral blouse less feminine
The second I saw this pin from Madewell's spring catalog, I knew I already owned very similar pieces to recreate the look. So, yay for Pinterest actually helping me shop my own closet for once! Knew it was good for more than just "healthy" dessert recipes...

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Outfit Details:
Floral Blouse—Anthropologie (similar)
Faux Leather Vest—GUESS (shop)
Skinny Jeans—GUESS (shop)
Sunglasses—Ray-Ban (shop)
Watch—GUESS (shop)
Bag—Gifted (similar)
Boots—Madewell (similar)

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Grain Of Salt

Monday, April 14, 2014

bohemian spring outfit idea
casual spring outfithow to wear an acid wash denim jacket
how to style printed pants

Okay, don't get annoyed but I'm trying out the "blogger" style of wearing my jacket over my shoulders. IRL, I would never actually do this...mainly because it literally falls off if I try to walk anywhere and also because it doesn't actually keep me warm. But, I mean, practicality isn't what blogging is all about...is it?

These days it seems more about the illusion captured in a single picture or carefully crafted Instagram. I guess I've just been seeing some shifts in the blogging world that make me miss the days of following grassroots bloggers completely uninfluenced by advertisers. This isn't to say that I don't monetize my own blog in some way, but I suppose my reminiscing is just a reminder that I always want to keep my blog as organic as possible. Maybe I'll take that statement back in a few years (although, I don't plan to), but no matter what I'd like to avoid taking myself too seriously. Everything with a grain of salt...

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Outfit Details:
Tee—Madewell (shop)
Denim Jacket—Anthropologie (similar)
Earrings—Nordstrom (similar)
Sunglasses—Ray-Ban (shop)
Watch—GUESS (shop)
Printed Pants—Vintage (similar)
Bag—Gifted (similar)
Flats—J. Crew (similar)
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