fashion

Summer Tulle

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H&M Hat, Urban Glasses, Thrifted Shirt, Free People Skirt, Steve Madden Boots

I was always a whimsical child growing up, preferring tutus and colorful fairy wings to regular clothes. Though I stick to more neutral colors these days, that same playful spirit still makes its way into my closet from time to time.  So when the “flower child” trend began showing up,  the little girl in me jumped at the chance to wear those same whimsical tutus again. Though I’ve had this tulle skirt for over a year now, it’s still one of my favorite pieces to style from edgy to chic.

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The Desert Midi

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Top Shop Crop Top, Top Shop Midi, Charlotte Russe shoes, Urban Sandals

Well, I’m home in America! And while it may be 100 degrees outside, my London attitude still dominates my closet.  Although most Arizonans opt for minimal clothing in the summer, I’ve found retrp midi-skirts to be my best friend.  I welcomed the extra length as an alternative to the micro-micro skirts usually seen around the city.  Plus they protect my legs from hot leather car seats and the scorching rays outside.

I think I’m starting to get a hold on this summer dressing thing 😉

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River Walkin’

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Forever 21 Top, Urban Bralette, V&A Museum Cuff, Charlotte Russe Skirt, ASOS Boots, Primark Bag

Dinner parties are always my favorite occasions to dress for because they’re my chance to try out a new look or test some new shoes I’m too afraid to commit a full day to. In this case, it was a chance to premiere a tanktop without a jacket (crazy I know). But after a long winter of coats and layers, this was a BIG deal for me. Needless to say I was reminded how much I love spring weather. Lucky for me, this is the first dinner occasions of many as my friends and I end our semester abroad and prepare our final hurrahs. I suppose they’re really just more opportunities to play dressup in the city.

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Spanish Days

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Free People Dress, Primark Bag, Aldo Shoes

Confession time, I have no idea how to dress for summer. That’s suuuuper embarrassing for a desert rat to admit seeing as warm weather occupies 90% of Arizona’s climate. But after moving to a cold city like London, I realized how much I love tights, coats and scarves. In fact I still found myself reaching for pants and sweaters these last few mornings. In fact, as summer weather approaches, I’ve started venturing to my roommates’ closets for outfit inspiration. You can thank Makenna for this beautiful gypsy gown. It’s flowy fit was the perfect way to wander through London’s Spanish Food Festival. I’m in love, and may never give it back.

Sweatshirt Weather

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H&M Sweatshirt, Charlotte Russe Skirt, Target Socks, ASOS Booties

Sweatshirts and I have never really gotten along. They’re so comfortable to wear, but I always feel like a giant blob whenever I throw one on. Perhaps it’s my inner Arizonan acting completely dumbfounded that they could actually be fashionable! But I found experimenting with proportions and shape was the key to offsetting the boxy look of such a big shirt.