look of the day

Equine Prep

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J Crew Sweatshirt, Old Navy Jeans, Arturo Chiang Heels, Nordrstrom Chains

As a former equestrian, I’ve always loved adding a bit of prep to my style. Growing up, I was the “horse girl” who spent more days with her horse than with boys. I even was known to wear dorky oversized-pony shirts from time to time. Though I don’t ride anymore, come fall you can still find me sporting leggings, my old riding boots and an oversized sweater. Though I’ve (mostly) outgrown the “horse-girl” style, I couldn’t resist this new sweatshirt. I may not ride anymore but I can surely own the equestrian trend like a pro.

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Those Funky Flatforms

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Nasty Gal Dress, Free People Skirt, Vintage Glasses, H&M Hat, Urban Outfitters Shoes

Sometimes all it takes is a new pair of shoes to inspire me. Yesterday as I was waiting for my phone to get fixed, I wandered into Urban Outfitters (swearing I wouldn’t buy anything of course). But when you stumble upon a $15.00 pair of flatforms exclusively available in your size, you know it’s fate. Thus fueling the fire of my new fall obsession; chunky things.

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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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.

The Fourth HAIM

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Meet Kirby, my go-to fashion buff here over the pond. Her outfits are always carefully crafted to elicit her carefree demeanour in most stylish way. I finally remembered my camera on Saturday so I could capture yet another one of her breezy looks. On a side note, this lady has the nicest ankles you’ve ever seen. They’ll blow your mind.

Damask Dreamin’

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DSC07692 - Version 2Meet Jami; the cutest, spunkiest bundle of sunshine to ever live. Although she’s normally behind the camera, today she stepped in front for a change (check out her blog here). She’s  one of those lucky people who can pull of any look and make a sweatshirt and denim jacket combo look like a million bucks. Today’s ensemble was no exception, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to feature such a beautiful damask piece.

The Casual Tee

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I’ve never considered myself a T shirt and jeans kind of girl, but I’ve still yearned for a way to pull off the look tastefully. Offsetting a basic graphic shirt with some leather pants and structured hat did just the trick. Plus a pair of dark lips are always a safe bet for me.