Even though the fall season is quickly approaching upon us, I am just not yet ready to give up my summer favorites. I am a huge fan of neons & bright prints, so summer is always the time of year I look forward to. Even though the warm weather in El Paso lasts up until October, I wanted to make sure I took advantage of it before it makes its exit.
School & work are currently in full gear, so comfort is a must when you’re spending 8 hours a day at a university. If you have to make a trip to the office but are too lazy to put “real” pants on, then harlem pants are your go to.
White & Black Striped Blouse- A’Gaci
Floral Harlem Pants- Forever 21
The only thing better than a weekend, is a three day weekend. Having that extra day to relax and get some errands out of the way definitely helps to make my week less hectic. I started my Labor Day weekend off right by stopping by a new shopping district located on the West side of El Paso. TI:ME at Montecillo (https://www.facebook.com/TimeAtMontecillo ) has great food, amazing local boutiques, and so much more.
Since we will soon have to say goodbye to the summer sun, I decided to take advantage of the warm weather while I still could. A mini dress in a retro print is always girly, flirty, & fun! I definitely felt like I was embracing my inner ’60s teen.
Printed Dress- Thrifted from Platos’ Closet -Brand: Forever 21
Gold Belt- Target
Jelly Shoes- Charlotte Russe
Gold Watch – River Island
<3 <3 <3
I really hope the saying, “The best never rest.” is true, because this past week resting has been the last thing I’ve been able to do. In a matter of 48 hours I had been on four planes, attended two trainings, and somehow managed to do so all in one state. I recently joined the Teach for America team, and could not be more thrilled. I am the new Campus Campaign Coordinator and although I no longer plan on going into the teaching field, I still believe that quality education is a priority.
The first step on joining the TFA team was attending a training in San Antonio, TX, which just happens to be where my best friend lives. Since I had some time to spare after my flight we spent the day doing what we do best, having fun and day drinking.
Being stuck in a plane or an airport for hours on end isn’t exactly comfortable nor enjoyable, so dressing for the occasion is a must. I decided to keep it casual enough to lug a suit case around.
T-Shirt – Forever 21
Black Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Tan Boots – Lucky Brand
Summer isn’t always all about color. The absence of can be just as light, fresh, and bright as wearing all the colors under the sun. I absolutely love that all white outfits are trending, and that they can be effortless yet chic. I’m normally a fan of all black, but I definitely have loved adding some more white pieces into my wardrobe.
Headpiece- Forever 21
White V Neck T-Shirt with Mesh Sleeves- Forever 21
White Faux Leather Shorts- Boutique 5 from A’gaci
Flat Silver Sandals- Payless
Cuff- Jewelry Box
I have had the privilege to meet some of the most amazing people, and I am lucky enough to call them my friends. This past Friday a group of us got together to celebrate one of our close friend’s birthday. Birthdays are something we do not take lightly, so there is usually balloons, cake, water slides, etc. involved. We decided to start the night at a bar in downtown El Paso called Tricky Falls.
There is no such thing as wearing too much black. I decided to wear a crop top with a circle skirt, two separates that work absolutely well together.
Excuse the blurred pictures. When you’re in a rush and in a hallway with bad lighting, this is what you get.
Crop Top – Urban Outfitters thrifted from Platos Closet El Paso West
Circle Skirt- Forever 21
Heels – Jessica Simpson
Gold Cuff- Thrift
Another happy birthday to this fine face!
<3 Until next time <3
When in doubt, stick to basics. On a recent post by Allure magazine, they claimed that Lauren Conrad was a “basic (fill in the blank here)”. Although some may see that as a complete insult, I’d like to think that when it comes to her clothing line, basic is a complimentary adjective. I love that her pieces are easy to wear, day or night, and add just the right amount of simplicity.
White Chiffon Blouse- Lauren Conrad
Maroon Slacks- New York & Company
Tan Heels- Steve Madden
When in doubt, wear men’s clothing…well kind of. At first I was a skeptic of boyfriend jeans, thinking that I was far to short to pull them off. The mere thought of myself in boyfriend jeans made me feel like a Oompa Loompa wearing a burlap sack. Baggy and not flattering at all. Little did I know that my assumption was a severe misconception.
While on a “necessities only” trip to Target (like that ever happens) I decided to do some browsing. I came across some boyfriend jeans that were just the right color to spark some curiosity in me to try them on. The second I had them on I fell in love. So insanely comfy, and not the attire of an Oompa Loopma at all!
Crop Top – Thrift
Boyfriend Distressed Jeans – Target
Silver Flat Sandals- Payless
Monday is usually voted as everyone’s least favorite day of the week. Back to work, back to school, and fighting off that Monday blues that comes with the passing of the weekend. My best solution to combat all these downers, to dress like it’s your first Monday on the job. Feeling great about how you look on the outside will greatly effect what your’re feeling on the inside.
I decided to pair a light and airy blouse that has a vibrant print with two solids. The white blazer compliments the print perfectly, making it stand out yet polished enough for the office.
White Blazer- Forever 21
Printed Blouse- H&M
Black Skinny Slacks- A’gaci
Black Open Toe Heels- Steve Madden
Chain Necklace- Francesca’s
<3 Until next time <3
All good things must come to an end. As much as I hated to say goodbye to Vegas and end my vacation, I must say it was nice to come home and sleep in my own bed. Our last day in Vegas was definitely a busy one. We decided to take a trip down memory lane, and take a look at the history of how Vegas was really created. First stop was the The Mob Museum, a great place located in downtown Las Vegas.
A trip to Vegas is not complete until you can walk the strip with a drink that is nearly the same size as you.
Smiley face crop tee – Wasteland
Flannel shirt – Asos
Distressed jean shorts- Forever 21
Silver sneakers – Forever 21
Gold chain necklace – Thrift
<3 Until next time <3
Why is it that whenever we come back from vacation, it feels like we still need days off to recover? I have been fighting to get back on a normal sleeping schedule, and let’s just say I am not having as much luck as I did in Vegas
While I was there, I had a few “musts” that were on my to do list, and of course shopping was one of them. As we all know, Vegas weather is the equivalent of walking into an oven, so I wanted to wear something that was light enough for their summer heat. I decided to pair a blue crop tank with some high waist shorts, that gave me just enough color and comfort. I absolutely love that jelly shoes have made a comeback and I think they are the perfect summer shoe!
Blue crop top – Forever 21
Black high waist shorts – Forever 21
Jelly shoes – Jujushoes
Accessories – Thrift
I absolutely loved spending some quality time (and doing some quality shopping) with my beautiful mother. Here is a closer look at the lipstick, D’Liliac, that I cannot stop obsessing over from Lime Crime.
More coming soon! <3