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Lovin’ Right Now: Midi Skirts

Lovin' Right Now--Midi Skirts

It’s easy to see why midi skirts have become so popular. Their length is perfect for Spring and also climates where the weather tends to fluctuate. If the fabric is lightweight, the skirt can even translate into your Summer wardrobe.

Another thing I love about the length is the fact that many of the skirts come off as being demure, a quality that has become so understated but in my mind is incredibly sexy.

Have a great weekend! 

-C

(From left: Deco Dot Midi Skirt at Anthropologie; Love Triangle Midi Skirt at LOFT; Pleated Midi Skirt in Metallic Voile at JCrew; Layered Lace Skirt at Ann Taylor; Hibiscus Printed Mid Length Wrap Skirt at American Apparel)

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Current Weekend Wear Faves

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I never really gave baby doll dresses a thought before I saw this one online and I’m so glad I finally tried one on. They’re honestly one of the most comfortable things you could wear and being a dress, easy to put on. As it’s starting to get sunnier out now all I have to do is throw on my favorite jacket without having to also put tights or leggings on–yay for early spring!

-C

(Dress: American Apparel; Jacket: By Corpus; Purse: H&M; Sunnies: Ray Ban; Nails: Bikini So Teeny by Essie)

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Lovin’ Right Now: Sunflower Print

Sunflower Printed Rayon Babydoll dress

bandeau bikini sunflower print set

Romwe Sunflower Print Vest

GoJane Chiffon Sunflower Print Cut out dress

GoJane sunflower print scarf

 

February is finally at it’s close and we all know what that means–Spring is on it’s way! Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite flowers, along with tulips and peonies, as I’ve always loved just how happy of a flower they are. Lately, sunflowers seem to be printed on just about anything.

Once Spring finally gets up here in the NW I’ll be sure to trying this print out! I mean, it’s honestly just too cute to not try it out.

Have a great weekend!

-C

(1: American Apparel; 2: Urban Outfitters; 3: Romwe; 4: GoJane; 5: GoJane) 

 

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Wednesday Want: American Apparel Denim Vest

American Apparel Unixes Sleevless Denim Jacket

Honestly, a denim vest is such a classic investment piece. Not only can you wear it during the Summer over a dress but you can also style it over a cute hoodie or zip-up for the colder months. I love this one because unlike many others out there right now it’s a longer style and isn’t cropped. Cropped denim vests are cute, don’t get me wrong, but I feel that are longer version would just overall last someone much longer than a cropped one.

Happy Wednesday! 

-C

(Vest can be found here)

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Dots + Stripes

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I was so proud of myself for being tall enough to reach the leaves.

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*smooch*

I love the little neighborhood my apartment complex is settled next to. It has some of the quaintest houses which makes spur of the moments walk like the one we had after a drugstore visit seem so idyllic. Even though the weather hasn’t been sunny like it was before finals week, getting some fresh air in the midst of studying was definitely a good decision. Hopefully once the sun decides to show its face again there can be many park visits to the three parks close to me–and of course a visit or two to the local ice cream shop 😉

Y’all have a wonderful weekend!

-C

(top: American Apparel; skirt: American Apparel; denim jacket: Urban Outfitters(old), similar; purse: Urban Outfitters(old), similar; shoes: TOMS; earrings: Nasty Gal; glasses: Oakley)

 

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New Twist on Baseball Tees

As June is rolling in, Summer is also just starting to get that much closer. Summer, for me, has always meant root beer floats, watermelon, trips to the beach and baseball. I’ve been loving the new twist companies have been putting on baseball and raglan tees. Now, you can buy the top in your team’s colors and look fashionable while supporting them at the ballpark. Plus, on the days you don’t attend games, a baseball tee can easily be paired with shorts, light colored jeans, or a maxi skirt.

Below are a few of my current favorites!

american apparel 3:4 sleeve baseball tee

madewell long sleeve stripe tee

edith a miller baseball tee

Happy June!

-C

(top 1: American Apparel; top 2: Madewell; top 3: J Crew)

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Navy Blues

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Inspired by this song by Washington and the more moodier weather we’ve been experiencing here in Oregon, I decided to pull out an all blue outfit. Luckily, though, it had stopped raining for the good majority this past Sunday in order to catch a baseball game and take some photos in one of my favorite areas in Eugene. The arts section of the university, where the studios are, are mainly situated closest to the river and on the way to the football stadium and baseball park. I have always loved the art on the side of the buildings, the bright colors and the larger than life fruit.

Oh, y’all also can now see the pixie! I’ve tried quite a few short hairstyles ever since cutting off a good majority of my hair a few years ago and to this day the pixie is still my favorite. And I know I was inspiring to attempt to grow it out a bit longer…but I just couldn’t, not only did I not have the patience but it also was starting to not feel like me.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I had to put in the last picture, just to add a little sass 😉

(chambray+navy maxi skirt: American Apparel; bag: Urban Outfitters; green bangle: YaYa; earrings: gift from my grandmother)

photos by Brad Burke and Andrew Murray

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Current Spring Trends

As the weather here in Oregon has climbed up into the mid 70s, winter layers have started to come off and trends are becoming more alive. On campus, I can hardly go a few feet without seeing a girl in a crop top or wearing a maxi dress that is knotted on the bottom on one side. I myself have even been experimenting due to the changes in weather, and with the high temperature today expected to be in the low eighties, I’m sure I’ll spot MANY of these trends on campus and off.

Crop tops + high waisted shorts

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Stripes + Cut-out backs

knit open back high:low striped maxi dress

Crochet + Round sunglasses

desert child crochet top from nastygal

Maxi Dresses

forever 21 contrast maxi dress

Tie Dye

tie dye colorblock tee

Peplum

floral pastel peplum dress from modcloth

Graphics

wilfox couture california roadtrip tank

(1: American Apparel; 2: Urban Outfitters; 3: Nasty Gal; 4: Forever 21; 5: Urban Outfitters; 6: Modcloth; 7: Wildfox Couture)

Y’all have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend!

-C

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College Style

For a good majority, the beginning of classes will be starting very soon. Many a days I see young women dressed in their pajamas coming to class. Honestly, in my opinion, this is only acceptable during Finals Week and at that only really if you’re taking a good seventeen or more hours. So I have taken it upon myself to suggest (key word right there y’all) some key pieces that I truly believe every female college student should have in their arsenal.

For Class:

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A sweater like this can be worn over a chambray shirt and with either colored jeans or a cute skirt.

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High waisted jeans are universally flattering (and this is coming from a curvy girl who is barely over five feet tall) and can literally be worn with just about any top in your closet.

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Scarves are great for any type of weather that may come your way and can take the ol’ t-shirt n’ jeans combination into a much cuter look.

For Going Out:

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Black is definitely a go-to color as far as dresses go. Also, to stand out choose a dress with details such as peplum (like the one above) or one that is one-shoulder.

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As far as accessories, I honestly believe it’s best to stick with simple ones so your personality takes the spotlight and not them.

An Absolute Must-Have:

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Red lipstick (or gloss if that’s what you prefer) is not dowdy like so many have viewed it in the past. Take cues from Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe or Anne Hathaway when it comes to what to pair such a bold color choice with.

I hope y’all have a great rest of the week! (:

(Sweater: H&M; Jeans: American Apparel; Scarf: Anthropologie; Dress: Forever 21; Earrings: H&M; Lipstick: most stores).

Psst… If you are wondering what’s the best way to apply red lipstick there are articles in Glamour and in Real Simple to help y’all out! (: