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Scholar

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Every time I wear this blazer, I get reminded of boarding school and uniforms. I got this as a gift a few years back and I wore it a lot to classes, then kind of forgot about it until now, it has a somewhat formal, preppy feel…If I was a teacher, this would be a staple of mine haha. The dress is thrifted for less than 10 bucks, I needed a classic white dress for spring/summer but now I realize a white dress can go with almost anything.
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outfit details:
Blazer – Nordstrom
Dress – thrifted at a local store
Boots – Marshalls
Necklace and belt – charlotte Russe
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Vintage

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It’s been a busy week and my little worry-filled head needed a break today. It was a day full of coincidences..
first we went to brunch at Smoke and Cedar , which is on a golf course and right in front of me on the putty green was my old communications class teacher practicing his “swings”. I didn’t say hi if you’re wondering, because I would’ve had to duck flying golf balls to get to him and I figure teachers go through so many students to remember each one and he would be forced to pretend he remembered me.
Later on, we went to see the movie ex-machina (pretty good), then we came across this car parked right in front of this historic barn at the park, what a great coincidence!, I initially thought it was a prop for some photographer of sorts, but nobody was there and of course I had to pull out my camera haha.. I think the owner just wanted to show off this coolness and I responded very well to this.
Ian decided to let me know that I wasn’t allowed to jump in or lean on the car….duh.. haha
Nevertheless, it was fun taking outfit pics today
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Outfit details:
Romper//bag- forever21
Brogues-Breckless on amazon
Earrings-gift from Gilt
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Maxi skirt

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On my recent shopping trip I scored this maxi on the sale rack from Charlotte Russe, it was the only maxi in size “small” and I had to get it! Back then when I was in high school, I remember maxi skirts and dresses being the “it”, but none of them would fit me because I was too short. I haven’t changed much in terms of size, still 5’1″ haha, and maybe gone up a size or 2, depending on type of clothes. I had given up on maxis, but when I saw this skirt at the store and it fit me perfectly, I thought to my self…..the stars have finally aligned…
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Skirt & ring//Charlotte Russe
Top//Target
Booties//Marshalls
Necklace//F21
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I know some ladies like maxis that literally sweep the floor, but this is just fine with me…the back is slightly longer and the front comes up a little due to the ruched detail on one side. This maxi is so perfect for the spring and summer, am so glad I found it.
Initially I wanted to pair the skirt with a white top for a classic black and white look but I thought this grey top would make it more unique, it has the white lace detail at the front, so the outfit isn’t too dull. I tucked in the top because its flared at the bottom.
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Have a lovely week guys, sending good vibes your way.

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Bows & Brogues

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Can you guys believe it’s the end of the week already, and the beginning of a new week for others? Man! time is going to fast. I hope you guys had a great week, I was really good about working out all of last week, and I hope things stay that way.
Today am wearing one of this winter’s favorite of mine. I’ve worn it so much just because it’s an easy and comfortable outfit (mostly without the belt). I love peter-pan collars, so cute and in cold weather there’s no need for scarfs.
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Shift dress//F21
Black tights//H&M
Necklace//OldNavy
Belt//Charlotte Russe
Shoes//Breckless (amazon)
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On other news, I have done 2 hikes up the mountains in one week! Can life get any better than this haha. I literally want to hike all over Washington, there is so much natural beauty to be explored, and there’s nothing better than being out in the mountains after a long work week, even though one of my patient thinks I torture myself doing this, he asked me yesterday if my back was hurting from all the hiking haha
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Have a lovely end of the weekend friends, feel free to comment if you like my outfit 🙂
-purejackie-

Prints

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Top//Ross; Shorts//DIY; Scarf//Fred Meyer; Booties//Marshalls; Bracelets//F21; Shades//Target
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So, I woke up really pissed today because last night, it was predicted to rain all day today, but guess what…..it was sunny all day!!!. I had changed my plans the day before based on the weather, even slept in, just to wake up to a beautiful sunny day (half of it wasted in bed haha). You’re probably frowning wondering what the heck is wrong with me, but I really wanted to hike today, I played with the idea of hiking in pouring rain but a lot of scenarios formed in my head (most of them involved me slipping and rolling down the mountain and into some sort of wild animal, deep in the forest haha). To be fair, it wasn’t that warm outside and the wind was on a whole another level…but I still wore my shorts out 🙂
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Lets talk about what am wearing..My shorts are DIY, I made them from old Gap jeans 2 years ago. Super easy for those who’ve never made shorts from old unflattering jeans. All I did was measure the length that I wanted for the shorts then cut 2 inches lower so I could fold and iron the “cut end” and voila!, I had shorts. It’s hard for me to find comfortable shorts since I have broad hips and a smaller waist…..most shorts are made for “no hips and a small waist”, or “broad hips and a large waist”…make sense? :). In short, these shorts are among the few in my collection that I actually like an feel comfortable in.
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My top is from Ross, and I love the sheer part on the back..so cute!. The booties and scarf complete the outfit well, kind of dramatic at the top and subtle at the bottom.
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Have a nice rest of the weekend friends, I hope it’s sunny and warm where you are 🙂

Patels and solids

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Hi friends, hope the week has started well for you guys.. I am struggling a bit with organization (procrastination sucks). I need to do some spring cleaning, get rid of old clothes, put away winter clothes, clean my car because it’s starting to smell like fast food….yeah..i told you way too much haha
Talking of fast food, I must confess I fell out of the “work-out wagon” and cannot for the life of me find time to jump back in..truth be told..I have been watching way too much t.v for my own good, even though I just finished a book (Eleanor and Park). It’s somewhat of a teenage romance book, but I still shed a tear somewhere along the paragraphs haha, I won’t spoil it for anyone but I was sniffing quite a bit, any recommendations on any good books, preferably long and not too sappy?
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Jeans//H&M Top//Loft(thrifted) Shoes//seychelles footwear(can be found on mod cloth) sweater//ross

I am not a huge fan of jeans, I prefer leggings or dresses
:), but they are my go to, for easy outfits. I love the top am wearing too, so soft and breezy.
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Sunglasses//Target
Are you guys working out for the summer? or do you guys work out on a regular basis?, I would love some tips to keep me motivated honestly. For now let me finish all the pies and sweets I got on my birthday, then I’ll start jogging off the “food-baby belly”.
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Have a lovely week friends.
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Le weekend

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April is my birth month and we decided to celebrate early, no complains here :)..We had an amazing day in downtown Seattle, esp because “Comi-con” was going on at the convention center and the streets were packed with comic lovers dressed up as super heroes/comic characters. It was fun to people watch. We walked around pike place market, which was all flowers everywhere and so beautiful..had a mini stroll around the starbucks reserve roastery tasting room(a giant coffee shop, where you can see barrels of coffee beans, the packaging process, taste new coffee that hasn’t been released yet…and it smells like heaven)

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After strolling around seattle/shopping, we had dinner at stateside restaurant on first hill – a french & vietnamese fusion restaurant (it is one of my favorite now, if you live around seattle – highly recommended), then walked to bookstore cafe for coffee but instead had cocktails (they don’t serve coffee after 6 p.m apparently) and ended the night at seattle underground comedy club at pioneer square, which was lots of fun!

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Do you guys like the outfit?, I am in love with this romper, so easy, breezy..haha, and I did my braids on Saturday (turned out pretty good), I love easy, comfortable outfits..so this was perfect, wore it with my black boots and black target blazer.

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Romper – F21//Boots-marshalls//tights – H&M//belt and necklace-f21

Happy monday friends 🙂

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Ruche

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I recently made a purchase from Ruche, a vintage clothing company that I discovered a few months back and I am definitely in love!!, I honestly hate online shopping unlike most people, because I get so impatient waiting on my packages and it’s annoying when the stuff doesn’t fit or the color is weird and I have to ship them back (sigh!)…..even though I go through tons of reviews about the clothing, it’s still rare for me to get stuff online (in terms of clothes/shoes). Anyhow, after browsing Ruche website for hours (everything was so cute!), I settled on this taupe midi skirt. It is super comfy, cute and awesome quality, I know I’ll wear this a lot 🙂

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Noticed my brogues yet?, I definitely scored on this pair. Purchased through amazon, and first impression – super comfy, shoes made for walking that’a for sure 🙂

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This is one of my favorite outfit I have to say, I am headed over for “linner” (meal between lunch and dinner) now lol, is it an actual word? idk..

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I think it’s funny how this looks more like fall, but I promise flowers are blossoming everywhere around here and it is definitely spring, just not where I chose to take my outfit pics haha. I wore my black cardigan to complete the look and because it is chilly and drizzling a bit. Do you like my outfit?

Have a nice day friends.

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New beginnings

barn1I think spring came early in the pnw, too bad the “east-coasters” are getting hit hard by blizzards. Flowers are blossoming everywhere here, the sunny days are getting longer… I hope it stays this way for a while but who knows, the pnw weather has been known to play tricks on us. Anyhow, I bought this dress for my graduation last year and never wore it since then, I decided to pull it out for a night out, where  I paired it with a black Target blazer, tights and my black ankle booties (too bad I didn’t get any outfit photos). Today I decided to wear it dressed down with my denim shirt and silver flats. It was a glorious 63 degrees Fahrenheit outside, so this outfit was perfect. I got compliments on the dress from strangers too 😉

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dress: Nordstrom//flats:old navy//denim shirt:old navy//necklace:F21

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DSC_0611_Fotor I also seem to have an obsession with blue and green, like most pnw locals..i think its sort of strange how my style gravitates towards these colors, blue is one of my least favorite colors (so I say) but my closet is 65% blue, yuck! lol, green is my favorite color though..I will make a point of shifting towards other colors in the future. Speaking of the future, I have been on the hunt for nice brogues for a while now, I can’t decide whether to put it on birthday wish list since it’s coming up or whether to buy some….as of now I haven’t found any that I really like (in terms of quality too coz I’ll probably wear them daily ha), any ideas guys? lastly, I just watched the Kingsman secret service movie, and it did not disappoint. The guy (Harry) has this phrase “oxfords not brogues” that re-ignited my want for some brogues haha. ok bye.

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Enjoy the sunshine y'all

Enjoy the sunshine y’all

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Self potrait

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“My thoughts are stars I could not fathom into constellations” – John Green

“I write because I do not know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to  make  you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – e.e cummins

“First, I am very fascinated by how everyone  loves each other, but nobody really likes each other ” – John green

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)..” – e.e cummings

DSC_0454_FotorHopefully it will stop raining so I can do get out of the house. Today I really wanted to blog but had nothing to say ha!, so I decided to try do a self-potrait.. you like?

I also binge read other blogs I like, and hadn’t had a chance to read recently. It’s so  refreshing for me to read other people’s perspective on things related to daily boring everyday life, and I also like getting inspired in terms of food, style, working out etc, some of my faves are delightfully tacky by Elizabeth, twenty seven by Michelle and Curious Natalia. I find this ladies blogs “from the heart”  and very unique and personal. It’s obviously very brave for people to share their lives with the wide world web (the good and bad) and I respect such content, despite my disagree-ability  or agree-ability. I honestly hope my blog will go into a similar direction, something someone can relate to, not just nice photos/clothes.

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