What I Wore: Sunny Sunday

The weather here has been a little bit all over the place. One day its warm and sunny, the next cool and partly cloudy, then full on 80 degrees and the beaches are packed. Today, I’m looking out the window and its cool and cloudy but this time last week it was a blissful 82 degrees and sunny as can be. This, of course, means that I’m wearing nothing less than bright yellow and my favorite sandals. We headed out for a little outlet shopping, lunch and lounging out in the sunshine. Hope you enjoy the look!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: H&M ($3!!!!!)

Belt: H&M

Necklace: Baublebar

Sandals: Dolce Vita

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What I Wore: Car Shopping

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This kind of thing doesn’t exactly come around often so I felt that I had to dress appropriately. My car was nearing 16 years old this year and I’ve been saving to get a new car for about a year now. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a few weeks ago when I got home from work. I came home just fine and wanted to drop a few things off at home before running out for a few errands. A couple of minutes later I walked out ready to go, got in the car, and it wouldn’t start. That was about 3 weeks ago. It still won’t start. My family could use the car for my brother that just turned 16 so it all kind of led me to buying a new car.

So I bought a new car.

A brand new car.

And I’m thrilled about it! I’ve been loving how it drives and how comfortable it feels. The heated seats were just the cherry on top. Enjoy! 🙂

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Outfit Details:

Sweater: Old Navy

Jacket: H&M

Necklace: Baublebar

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Boots: Frye

What I Wore: Rain, Rain Go Away

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Just kidding. Please stay. I love rain more than any Californian should. I even wish for it sometimes. Well, a lot of the time. See being in California we get a lot of sunshine and thats awesome but sometimes I want a stormy day with pouring rain and thunder and dark, ominous clouds and hot chocolate and cuddles on the couch. You get the idea. Rain just makes me happy. I get giddy like a 3 year old and stare out the window up into the sky as if its the first time I’ve ever witnessed those little drops falling from the sky. Something about it is so soothing yet wildly exciting, especially when thunder really roars through the sky. I’ve lived in places were stuff like this exists and I will tell you I miss it from time to time.

That being said, I’ll be the first to admit that I definitely don’t want it every day. A few days a month would be perfect. Please and thank you. Girlfriend needs a reason to wear cute rainboots, you know what I’m sayin? (and maybe a reason to justify buying a third pair…)

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My camera did not like the rain as much. Better luck next time.

Outfit Details:

Jacket: H&M

Sweater: H&M ($3!)

Jeans: 7 for all mankind

Boots: Kamik (here)

Necklace: Baublebar (here)

What I Wore: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

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Last week Benjamin and I finally had a day off together. It feels like its been weeks, which it has, since our work schedules don’t exactly coincide. I used to work weekends, he doesn’t. So we hadn’t had a day together in a while. We had grand plans of hanging pictures in the apartment, going on a run, and running errands. But after a lazy morning, which was awesome by the way, we ended up spending the afternoon at Nordstrom Rack. Which was TOTALLY not my doing in the slightest bit. Ok, yeah, it was. (Sorry Ben!) But, not to worry. It is a thing of the past now because I’ve just started my newly promoted position!!! I’m absolutely thrilled about it!

Anyways, the outfit. To me this feels like a fresh twist on classic pieces.  You should know that I am obsessed with the color yellow. I know its not for everyone but I just can’t help but be happy when I’m basically wearing sunshine. Actually this whole outfit is full of favorites. Stripes = favorite. J.Crew cardigans? Can’t go wrong. Top it off with the comfiest ballet flats and dainty necklace. Enjoy the look!

My Outfit Details:

Top: Mango

Cardigan: J.Crew

Yellow Jeans: Paige

Flats: Sam Edelman (here)

Necklace: Baublebar (here)

What I Wore: Quick Change

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I literally had about 2 minutes to pull this outfit together before heading off to dinner at my parents last week. I didn’t think anything good would come of it but after looking at the pictures I was pleasantly surprised. The shirt and boots have a slight midwestern feel while the jeans and blazer are sleek and sophisticated. The juxtaposition of these two works well together so I may have to play around with that more. And just as I had 2 minutes to pick the outfit, I’ve had 2 minutes to write this post. It’s back to work I go!

Outfit Details:

Top: J.Crew

Blazer: Banana Republic

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Booties: Hand me down (Bass brand)

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelet: Forever 21

Necklace: Baublebar

What I Wore: Pockets

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I had intentions of photographing this outfit of mine after I got home from work one night but was promptly greeted by a thick layer of fog the minute I stepped out the door. In an effort to be a good boyfriend Benjamin took the pictures anyways and after a few shots we realized the moisture in the air was reflecting with the flash to create this “bubble-ish” effect on all of the photos. I didn’t hate it so we continued and ended up with these cool shots. I actually kind of like them. And I actually kind of love this outfit. Like, a lot. The necklace is a favorite and has been on repeat since the day I got it. And can we talk about pockets?! Hello, amazing skirt. Can every dress/skirt please have pockets? Note to self: Sew pockets into everything. In fact, self, sew things just with the intent of making something with pockets.

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Top: H&M (old)

Skirt: J.Crew (old)

Necklace: Baublebar (buy here)

Shoes: J.Crew (old)

What I Wore: Weekend Staples

We’re officially old. Yep. After brunch in San Diego (hello lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh blueberry puree), Benjamin and I had a wild day of Ikea shopping. And maybe a little Bed Bath and Beyond. I don’t know, maybe. And you know what? It was awesome! Times like today I tend to gravitate towards the same outfits. I can’t be bothered with trying to get too done up. So, I opt for my staples of weekend wear: boots, skinny jeans and top it off with a scarf. There are literally thousands of variations of this outfit and as far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with any of them. Here’s 1 of 234867349857. Enjoy!

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Jacket: H&M

Scarf: H&M

Jeans: Gap (another steal from last years post Christmas sales. $7!)

Boots: Nordstrom BP.

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Target