Borrowed from the Boys

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Most of these clothes look like they could have come from my little brothers’ closet, but I don’t mind because this outfit was so darn comfortable. Last year I fully embraced sneakers and now I wear my black pair on the regular. I also finally tracked down a plain black beanie. It was a little bit harder to find than you’d think! Most of the ones I saw had some sort of phrase on them or were surprisingly overpriced.

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When I’m wearing a more masculine look like this one, I like to add some feminine touches for balance. I got a curling wand over the holiday break and I’ve been having fun playing around with it. It makes it so easy to curl my hair, which is great for someone as lazy as I am.

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It was another quiet weekend for me. I’ve been spending most of my weekends in this month in an attempt to save money. Sometimes it sucks a little, but I don’t mind too much because my introvert self is happiest when I have an extended amount of alone time. Plus, if I really do want to work on my resolution of getting my finances in order, I had to cut back. Instead of going out, I picked up some knitting, worked on a video for my youtube channel, and sat down to write a letter. Let me know if you did anything fun this weekend and I’ll live vicariously through you!

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Outfit Details: Old Navy plaid shirtAmerican Eagle hi-rise jeggings, black sneakers c/o Aeropostale, ribbed beanie c/o Boohoo | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my sister

LBD

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As you might have guessed, I still have a few outfit pictures that were taken in California. It’s nowhere near this sunny and warm in NYC right now! When I go home, I always overpack. I still travel pretty light (I only took a carry-on for my 12-day trip), but somehow I forget that when I get home, I spend 90% of the time in my jammies. Since it was the holidays, I wanted to pack a couple dressy options for social events, including this little black dress.

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The back of this dress totally sold me. When I saw it at Nordstrom Rack, I liked its simplicity. Then I turned it around and saw that it had a really pretty back. I bought it for my fall capsule wardrobe because I thought it would be a versatile piece and I’ve worn it many times since I bought it. It has a loose fit, which makes it so easy to wear, and I love a long-sleeved dress, particularly in the wintertime.

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Just a little housekeeping that I wanted to mention: if you’re on the blog right now, you’ll see that I made a few design tweaks recently. Nothing major, I just changed my header, the picture in the sidebar, and refreshed my about page a little bit. Let me know what you think and/or if you’re having any problems loading the site!

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Outfit Details: Dress via Nordstrom Rack, Necklace c/o Aeropostale, Topshop chelsea boots | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my sister

Oui Oui

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striped shirt, black mini skirt, knee high socks, skirt and knee high socks, classic stripes, stripes outfit Today is my last day in California and tonight I’ll be buckled up on a plane for a red-eye flight back home. It’s been really, really great to spend time with my family this past week and a half, but I’m also looking forward to getting back to my cozy little bedroom in NYC. It’s always nice to have some down time in the city. I don’t go back to work until the 5th, so I get to enjoy being on vacation for one more glorious week.

striped shirt, black mini skirt, knee high socks, skirt and knee high socks, classic stripes, stripes outfit Do you have any fun NYE plans? I think I’m going to do dinner with some friends, then head over to another friend’s apartment for a party. While I was in California, I picked up a sparkly top to wear on Wednesday and I’m still deciding what I want to do with my makeup. I’m trying to get back to the regular schedule this week, so check back soon for some reflections on 2014 and resolutions for 2015!

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Warm Christmas

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