Blog Birthday!

It’s official! My blog is exactly one year old today! I feel like a proud mother who has watched her child go through that awkward caterpillar stage to grow into an admittedly awkward butterfly. So, in honor of this wondrous day, I decided to share my favorite posts from this year, starting with my first ever (and incredibly horrible) blog post, which is kind of just like watching my skills with a camera go from non-existent to passable.

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Blazer: Last Kiss via Rainbow; T-shirt: Walmart; Lace Skirt: TJ Maxx; Slingbacks: l.e.i. via Walmart; Necklaces: Etsy
Blazer: Last Kiss via Rainbow; T-shirt: Walmart; Lace Skirt: TJ Maxx; Slingbacks: l.e.i. via Walmart; Necklaces: Etsy
Bow Tie: my father's; Shirt: Mountain Lake via Goodwill; Skirt: Sport Gear via Goodwill; Shoes: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy; Socks: Walmart; Headband: Goody Glam via Walmart
Bow Tie: my father’s; Shirt: Mountain Lake via Goodwill; Skirt: Sport Gear via Goodwill; Shoes: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy; Socks: Walmart; Headband: Goody Glam via Walmart
Blazer: Monteau via TJ Maxx; Top: My Michelle (thrifted); Skirt: Miley Cirus Max Azria via Wal-Mart; Jeggings: Cato via Cato; Mocassins: No Call via Shoe Show
Blazer: Monteau via TJ Maxx; Top: My Michelle (thrifted); Skirt: Miley Cirus Max Azria via Wal-Mart; Jeggings: Cato via Cato; Mocassins: No Call via Shoe Show

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I’m Kind of, Like, Obsessed

Hello lovelies! I know I’ve been away for a while and I apologize for that. My life has basically consisted of getting ready for the new school year (i.e. I’ve spent all summer procrastinating on the assignments I was supposed to do and am now hurrying to get them done). In the midst of all the stress, I’ve basically been inside, chilling with the air conditioning on, which means that most of my outfits weren’t worthy of being shared. There has been one high note to all of this back to school mayhem: back to school shopping! I don’t really shop for back to school clothes (I go to school in the summer, and already bought some new summer clothes so I wait until fall to get my shop on), but I do love to shop for supplies. My main focus at the moment has been, as you may have guessed, backpacks. My backpack just came in the mail today, but I thought I would show you all the other bags that I found drool worthy while shopping!

1) Traveler Tribal Pattern Backpack

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2) Castelvisconti Backpack

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3) Aldo Cuardullo Spotty Canvas Backpack

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4) Mossimo Supply Co. American Flag Backpack

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5) Bank Floral Backpack

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Which bag do you guys like the best?

Dark at Noon

I will never fail to be interested in the idea of wearing strictly black in the summer. I already have an obsessions with all black outfits (which is typically set back by the lack of all black garments in my closet) because it makes me feel effortlessly cool and a little bit like a secret agent about to go on a mission, but there’s something about wearing it in the middle of summer heat that just gives it an extra kick. Perhaps it makes me feel a bit like a rebel for wearing dark colors in the sunniest times or maybe it could just be that I’m somewhat of a masochist and enjoy the torture that is being warmer than necessary. It could just be that I enjoy just how impractical the outfits are for the weather. I am quite easily pleased.100_1967 100_1969

Headband: Claire's; T-shirt: ? (Goodwill); Jeans: Jordache (Walmart); Shoes: ? (Goodwil); Necklace: Etsy
Headband: Claire’s; T-shirt: ? (Goodwill); Jeans: Jordache (Walmart); Shoes: ? (Goodwil); Necklace: Etsy, Bag: (thrifted)

Anthem

I generally don’t consider myself a very patriotic person, but in true American nature, I always like to think of the 4th of July as a time to burst out in song and dance about how much I love my country. Unfortunately, it rained all morning which lead to all festivities being cancelled, so I had to celebrate this great nation’s birth the only way I knew how: listening to Lana Del Rey, eating white chocolate covered pretzels, and watching an entire season of Community. I sat on my bed in my 2009 American flag t-shirt enjoying all of the first world comforts that have come to represent my people and it was beautiful. And then I went outside and played with some mild explosive type things as 4 people in my neighborhood competed to see who could have the best fireworks show. It was a level of fabulosity that could only be properly brought to a close by pulling together this floral number here that has nothing to do with patriotism at all. Lovely.100_1905 100_1901

Sweater: Copper Key (Goodwill); Skirt: CATO; Shoes: ? (Goodwill)
Sweater: Copper Key (Goodwill); Skirt: CATO; Shoes: ? (Goodwill)

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