The struggle of picking an outfit when it’s too hot

Hello hello!!  Gah, picking out an outfit when it’s way too hot out is super difficult, made even worse when you are trying to pick out an outfit for a date.  I want to look good and be cool but also not sweat through all my clothes.

At first I was all about wearing shorts because man it’s was like 90° out and I wanted to be cool.

So I love these blue shorts I think they just scream summer, and I’ve worn them out paired with this shirt before when I go out and love it.  But this violates one of my hard and fast rules of not wearing shorts on a date. (Just want to hide the back of my thighs forever).  So I was having a large discussion in my head to wear this or put on pants.  And…. Pants won because this is what I changed into.

Yes, I gave into the desire to hide my legs.  I decided that it was afternoon so it would start getting colder so I could stick it out until it gets cooler and then I’ll be fine.  I love this outfit too, the black shirt half tucked into a light pair of jeans is a favorite outfit of mine.

Let me know your thoughts, should I have changed or not.

Later!

Zara

Hello Hello!!  Now I know some of you guys are like how did you not know about Zara.  Well to answer that question, I have lived in places that did not have a Zara.  And yes that is a very sad day that I never was able to shop there prior to my trip to the Twin Cities.

So any ways recently I went to the Twin Cities and there is a very large Zara in the Mall of America.  This store is amazing there is something in this store for everyone.  I do not shop at malls very often so I wasn’t buying anything but the one place I wanted to stop before we left was Zara.  I just want to say the minute I walked in I saw so many things I wanted to try on.  I was talking through the store just picking up things left and right to try on.

I bought a few things – I talked about the first one already, this green dress.

Second – I bought this coat

This coat is just a really soft casual coat.  It is just a big slouch coat that goes down to mid-thigh.  The length I thought would be weird but actually when worn with tight clothes it looks really good.  Like here were I paired it with skinny jeans and a tight top.  I have also worn this to work when I wear a work dress.

Lastly I bought this amazing all over lace bell sleeved top.

I absolutely love all over lace tops, I think they are so feminine and romantic and lately these types of shirts have been my speed.  I have been looking to try bell sleeves for a while and this shirt kind of was just amazing when I tried it on.  I didn’t think I would like the color but I actually do.  The V-neck on this shirt is amazing, it is cut perfectly.  The V-neck is cut narrow and deep which is great because it shows off your cleavage without being too much.

Let me know your thoughts,

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Emerald Dress

Hello Hello!!  A few weeks ago I meet up with one of my best friends and I actually went to a mall for the first time in forever.  (I hate malls, I think they are overly crowded).  Anyways while we were walking around I didn’t really see anything I liked until we got to the last store and then I wanted to buy everything.  What was the last store?  Zara!  I am going to share my thoughts on Zara in a later post but I wanted to rave about one specific thing I bought.

Ahh I love shift dresses, they are so lose and free to be styled however you want.  This shift dress caught my eye right when I walked in the door.  The ruffled sleeves are super cute.  Combined with the v-neck of this dress.  I just want to say the cut of the v-neck is perfect, its low but does not show too much cleavage.  Actually the bright red color of this dress caught my attention but it was not in my size.  I hesitated with the green because its not usually my color but my friend convinced me to try it on anyways.

I am so happy I did, this dress fit me perfectly and at that point I could not leave the store without it.  And the green color is amazing, since I have blue eyes I usually avoid that color but I really liked how this dress looked.

Let me know your thoughts,

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Summer Sandals

Hello Hello! Sorry for the delay in getting a post up, I am getting ready to go on vacation and then move almost immediately when I get back so I’ve been stressing and procrastinating.

So I tend to make friends with people when I go out to the bar, usually with other women because we will talk about each others outfit and where we shop.  For the past few weeks I have been looking for a pair of heeled sandals that I can wear out in the summer.  I started off looking for wedges but those have never really been my favorite type of shoe.  But I did want them to be comfortable that I could wear them all night.  Here we come to the me making friends part, there was this girl at the bar wearing the most amazing shoes.  I randomly started talking to her and she told me she bought them at a boutique in town, ahh score.

So obviously I went over to the boutique the next day to see what they had for shoes.

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I am in love with this nudish pink color that they are, I could not be happier.  The sandals I was looking at online were all designer shoes and were much more expensive.  These actually look like some designer sandals I thought about buying which makes me even happier.  The heel is only about 2 inches so these are shoes that can be worn all night if you want.

I have just been trying them on with every outfit I wear, I cannot wait to actually wear them out.

Finding these was great, I am so happy to know about these new Boutique.  It is called Mesh and you can order online.  Although I may go to the store more because they have adorable clothes.

Let me know your thoughts

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Birthday Outfits

Hello Hello!! It was my birthday this past weekend, and I love dressing up and going out on my birthday.  It was cold and kind of shitty out this weekend so I didn’t quite get to wear the outfit I had pictured in my head but mother nature does what she wants.

There were a few different phases to my birthday so I may have changed outfits 2 times, haha yea try not to judge.  First, my friend and I have the same birthday so we met up for lunch and some drinks then I had some friends over to my place to chill, day drink, and play games then go out.

The one on the left was the outfit I wore to lunch with my friend.  It kind of took me awhile to land on this outfit I was pretty indecisive about what to wear.  I kind of re-discovered this shirt when I was cleaning out my closet, and I have been wanting to wear it since.  This tank top has a white cheetah print on the front and the back is all open with only black mesh on the back.  I decided to cover it up with the blazer since you know it was only lunch.  (I would love to share where I got this shirt but I bought it in college so I could not find it).

Outfit on the right, I was dying to wear.  I just bought this shirt and when I tried it on I knew immediately I wanted to wear it on my birthday.  It is right up my style ally right now, it is a long crop top so when paired with jeans it looks really good.  The deep embellished V is amazing, I absolutely loved it.  It was revealing that it showed off my bra a little but I decided I was okay with that.  I had originally thought about wearing it with black jeans but it was hard to tell where the shirt stopped and the jeans began so it looked better with these blue jeans.

I had a great time celebrating, but lets not talk about how old I am. Haha

Let me know your thoughts,

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Mixing Patterns

Hello Hello!!  Now I wanted to share and outfit that I have been envisioning in my head for awhile (or like since I bought the shirt).  As I previously stated the last time I did a blog post about mixing pattern, I don’t typically do it because its hard and I don’t own a lot of patterned clothing so it is hard to mix what you don’t have.

Anyways I am super excited about this outfit.

So these are two of my most comfortable clothes so I decided to combine them together and be super comfortable at work.  (I mean leaving out the heels of course).

So why does this work for mixing patterns?  When I mix patterns I like to stick with one piece that is black and white.  I consider a black and white pattern to be one of the most neutral you can get because both colors go well with anything.  I added my patterned skirt and this takes the outfit to a bold level.  I love it, I feel like yes there is a lot going on but it is still very flattering.  The horizontal strips typically are not very flattering but given the shirt is tucked into a pencil skirt and my waist is defined, it works out very well.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Is it summer yet?

Hello hello!! Finally we have strung together a few days of consistently 70 degree weather and I am ready for summer.  So much so that I am breaking out my summer going out clothes.  I am excited about the tank tops, lace shirts and light shirts, and wearing them out without a jacket.

Yes I was a little lazy this weekend and went with flats most days but in my defense this is the first time I can wear sandals so I am also really pumped for that as well.  I didn’t fully commit to the all summer feel since I didn’t bring out my shorts/ summer dresses/ rompers, but it just felt way to early for that.  So this weekend I stuck with jeans and my fun tops.  The grey one I have had forever, it is hard to describe but it has these small holes all over so it is like lace.  Of course the all over lace shirt I bought in the fall I am dying to wear it in the summer.  Then my classic chill tank top that I wear all the time in the summer.

I can feel it, lace shirts are going to be my thing this summer.  I have this one and I bought like 3 more, I don’t envision myself stopping.

Let me know your thoughts

Later!