Something Old, Something New

Life is But a Dream...

Hey Lovelies, it feels like ages since I've last posted on my blog.  My life has been in a bit of a whirlwind over the last few weeks, and today I will be sharing the exciting news.

Pictured above are photos taken during my very first day of fashion styling school.  Yes -  I quit my job, and moved to London to study the art of personal and editorial styling.  I am a foundation student at The London College of Style, and I couldn't be happier.  I've thrown myself in a different environment (completely outside of my comfort zone), with people from all over the world and we all share the same passions for the same thing - FASHION.

My new life, in my new city, is very surreal.  I have been here maybe 3 weeks and everyday is a new, fun adventure...even the hardships are fun and adventurous. 

If there are any of you that are unhappy in life, I beg you to just go where you heart is leading you.  Take the leap and just watch everything fall into place.  I will not say that everything will work out perfectly, but I know that you won't face an obstacle that you can't overcome.

Strong and Springy

Happy Spring guys!!!  The temps are warming up, but I am still playing it safe in opaque tights especially since we have been getting so much rain lately.  I absolutely hate getting rain water on my bare legs.

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In this post, I wore a "muscle" shirt that was gifted to me by my older cousin.  The shirt was actually given to me a few years ago, and I hadn't gotten around to wearing it until just now.  I paired the form fitting shirt with a pink leather skirt I purchased at Zara, and added some opaque burgundy tights to complete the look.

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outfit details - shirt: vintage gifted (here); skirt: Zara (here); tights: HUE c/o Dillard's (here); boots: Gianni Bini (here); necklace: H&M (here)

outfit details - shirt: vintage gifted (here); skirt: Zara (here); tights: HUE c/o Dillard's (here); boots: Gianni Bini (here); necklace: H&M (here)

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Let's Transition - Winter Me Down

In this post, I want to show you all an outfit that I transitioned from summer into winter.

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I purchased this beautiful, bright print culotte jumpsuit from Topshop on sale during the Labor Day holiday.  Actually when I bought it the weather was already starting to become a bit chilly, so I started thinking of ways to winterize the jumpsuit.

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Outfit details- jumpsuit: Topshop (here); boots: Gianni Bini c/o Dillard's (here); sandals: Steve Madden (here); sweater: Goodwill (here); necklace: vintage gifted (here)

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Initially, I thought the easiest way to wear the jumpsuit in winter was to add tights with boots and a turtleneck, which still may be; however I didn't have boots and turtlenecks in the colors I thought would look best with outfit.  So instead of wearing this at the height of winter, I waited and wore this look on a warmer day.

Layering is the key to transitioning any summer item of clothing into fall and winter.

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Basic Bleu

I have unapologetically been into monochrome as of late.  I don't really know if it's my personal style evolving or if the amount of stress in my personal life is causing me to subconsciously streamline my wardrobe.  I do, however, know I love it and it makes me happy so that's how i'ma roll for now.  Now onto the outfit, I am wearing shades of BLUE...with a hint of teal. 

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I scored this blouse at the Goodwill for a few buck, and I paired it with my Banana Republic stretch jeans.   Pictured below, as you can see I am sporting these super cute beaded bracelets from Joseph Nogucci.

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outfit deets- shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill (here, here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (here); bracelets: Joseph Nogucci; necklace: H&M (here)

outfit deets- shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill (here, here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (here); bracelets: Joseph Nogucci; necklace: H&M (here)

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When It's Cold Outside

Last week the temperatures dropped down into the low 40s, and we Memphians nearly froze to death.  Fortunately for me I got the chance to wear my "chicago dress". 

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This dress was given to me by my best friend during a visit to Chicago (in May), and it literally snowed and sleeted the entire weekend I was there.  Of course I hadn't packed clothing for such frigid temps, but thankfully Ash has a tons of cute, warm clothes that I can fit into.  This dress is probably the single warmest item of clothing that I own...besides a coat.  It's a completely ribbed cable knit maxi, with a chunky cowl neck.

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outfit deets - maxi dress: gifted c/o H&M (here) ; shoes: Aldo (here) ; blazer: Banana Republic (here) ; necklace: thrifted c/o Goodwill (here)

outfit deets - maxi dress: gifted c/o H&M (here) ; shoes: Aldo (here) ; blazer: Banana Republic (here) ; necklace: thrifted c/o Goodwill (here)

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