Maxed Out

Phew!  I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long!  May was a particularly crazy month for me and one important thing after another came up, which unfortunately meant that I didn’t have time to post.  However, over the past couple of weeks, several exciting things have happened to me and I cannot wait to share all of it with you guys!  That stuff will be revealed in the coming weeks, but I figured I would ease back into the blogging world with good old outfit post.

lace top- charlotte russe, black cami (underneath)
and skirt- forever 21, sandals- Payless
parka- h&m
purse- tj maxx

For a long time, I resisted the maxi trend.  I just assumed there was no way it would work on short people!  However, since starting this blog, I’ve learned that many styles are worth a try, even if you don’t think they’ll work for your body type!  So I bought this maxi skirt from Forever 21, but it took me another couple of months to figure out the right outfit and to work up the nerve to wear it out of my room!  That said, I really love this outfit!  I don’t think I look short and stumpy like I feared I would and I think the accessories I chose make the skirt look young and fresh, as opposed to old and dowdy.  What do you guys think- did I pull off the maxi skirt?

Also, a couple more notes about this outfit. Say hello to my favorite spring purchase- this H&M parka!  I seriously cannot believe this is the first time it is making it into an outfit post because I’ve worn it practically nonstop since I bought it!  It is the perfect lightweight jacket and I’m so glad I purchased it in this dusty rose color (my friends had to convince me not to get the black one!) because it looks great with so many items.  Also, I realized I rarely take my outfit pictures with my purse because I use the same few purses and don’t rotate often.  This is one of my trusty crossbody purses- perfect for running errands and the like.

All right- that’s all I’ve got for now, but I want to hear from you!
Tell me: Everything I’ve missed- I need you guys to catch me up on what you’ve been up to!
Hope you all are having a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and thanks for hanging in there! =)

FBFF: Shoes!

FBFF: Designer Shoes
This week’s questions are all about shoes!  I mean, what girl doesn’t love shoes?! ;)
forever 21 bow flats- $12.50

1. What is your go-to pair of shoes? As boring as it is, black flats are definitely my go-to shoe!  I wear them so often, that I usually need a new pair every couple months or so!  I love these ones with the bow because they can be dressy or casual depending on what else I’m wearing.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions? I think my shoe buying decisions are very seasonal.  So if it’s summer, I’ll want that perfect pair of sandals and if it’s winter, I’ll be obsessed with boots.  When I buy shoes, I consider how many times I’ll wear the shoe and if it will be worth the cost.  Since I’m a poor student, the cost is usually under $60, although I have splurged on a couple pairs of boots over that price.  I also consider how the color of the shoe will look with the clothes I own, which is why I think so many of my shoes are black!

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color? Black!  I’m always thinking, “What color of these shoes will go with everything?” and inevitably it’s black.  My friends have made fun of me for having a closet full of black shoes!  Now that I think I’ve got all the basics in black, I’m trying to add more colors- I really want a pair of bright-colored sandals for the summer!


 

4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and why? Numero uno- that sexy sexy pair of Louboutin pumps!  One day I’m going to save up enough money and I’m going to own those *fingers crossed*!  I love these Chloé wedges because of the clean lines and because they are in such a bright, fun color.  Colorblocking is all the rage right now and I think these Pierre Hardy wedges are spot on, plus I love the combination of canvas and patent leather!  Lastly, these Brian Atwood pumps are just waiting to be worn out for a night on the town.  I think their metallic color is just perfect!

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe? If money was no object, I’d have those Louboutins in my closet STAT! :D

Tell me: What do your go-to pair of shoes look like?

Also, I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m going out of town to New York, then to Myrtle over the course of the next week.  There won’t be any posts, but I’ll definitely still be on twitter!  See you lovelies when I return! :D

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday was created by Katy Rose of Modly Chic. Become a member at the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Google Group to join in the discussion!

On Nnenna’s Needles #16

Spring Skirt

 

I made this springy skirt a couple of years ago.  As you can see, it’s in one of my favorite colors- purple.  The inside is also lined with a cotton fabric in purple, since the lace on the skirt is sort of see-through.  So far, I’ve worn this skirt with a basic tee and sandals because I wanted to keep the look simple, but it might be time to try some new outfit combinations!

How has everyone’s week been so far?  Things have been fairly slow around here and I just have one more final to take before I’m completely done with college!  Saturday at noon, I’ll be one happy camper because I will have finished all my work and I’ll be days away from my beach trip- can’t wait! :)

Bloggers Do It Better: White Out

The first Bloggers Do It Better Challenge was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to do it again!  This time the assignment was White Out– using whites, creams, or a combination of the two in your outfit.

cardigan- Ross, cami and skirt- forever 21, wedges- target

I only had one creme skirt, which solved the problem of what to wear on bottom.  Not going to lie, the skirt is pretty tight and short, so I want something flowier on top to balance that out.  I wore this open white cardigan which I shrunk in the wash!  It used to be much longer and the sleeves were full-length, but it actually doesn’t hit me in a bad spot, even in its shrunken size.  Then I zipped up these Target wedges, which I love love love!

This was a pretty good weekend =)  On Saturday, I went shopping and I finally bought my graduation dress.  I’m going for an overall summery look, but still dressy of course, and I’m probably going to wear it with these Target wedges since I know we have to walk all over grass and such and I wouldn’t want my heels to sink in.  I can’t wait to wear my dress on graduation!  Also, in preparation for my trip to Myrtle Beach in a little over a week, I bought a floppy black straw hat, a bathing suit, denim shorts, and two pairs of sandals.  I think I’m pretty beach ready!  I know you guys have never seen me in a hat, but it is something I’ve been meaning to try, so don’t worry, there will definitely be pictures!

Tell me: Would you wear an all white (or off-white) outfit? 

And don’t forget to check out the other outfits here!