My Life in Clothes

About life and Personal Style

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Summer Forever, Please

Nordstrom dress, Gap sunglasses, Seychelles heels

I’ve been back in school for several weeks now, and Labor Day is tomorrow, but I really just want it to be summer forever. It really is the best season. I know we’ll have hot weather for at least another month, but there will be less swimming and s’mores and living outside. I wish it could last forever. 

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Houndstooth and Floral

Nordstrom Rack top, Modcloth skirt, Nordstrom oxfords, Covergirl “Euphoria” lipstick, OPI “French Quarter for Your Thoughts” nail polish

I started my semester at MJC today. My brother-in-law is in my class, and He is like my eyes and ears on the ground. He told me after class today that one girl in the class said “I like her outfit,” and then another girl replied “It doesn’t even match!” It’s pretty hilarious because that’s always my mom’s complaint about my outfits.

On another note, I just discovered the best thing for my fine hair. This powder has made all the difference in my braids! Just sprinkle a little on the braid, pat it into the hair, and then pull the braid to loosen it. Instantly thick, textured hair!   

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Seersucker

Anthropologie dress, Target belt, Born oxfords

I love how easy dresses are. They take zero thought and all of about 2 seconds to put on, and yet they look so polished. This dress in particular is one of my faves. The bright poppy color appeals to me, and I’ve always been a sucker for interesting back details. 

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Slouchy

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Target top, Forever 21 pants, Nordstrom oxfords, Kate Spade bag, Gap sunglasses

This outfit is so comfortable and effortless. I like the semi-structured peplum top with the soft harem pants, which I got while shopping with my bff. I had just been telling her about what I perceived to be a disastrous job interview for an adjunct professorship that I had had earlier in the week. (We tend to catch up while shopping or thrifting). Anyway, I tried on these pants, and we were both really liking the whole outfit. She sold it to me as a good adjunct professor/Parisian cool girl outfit. That was enough for me, and obvi I wore it to my second day of classes.

Regarding the bag: I ended up getting the job, and I figured that I need a good “big girl” bag in order for these students to take me seriously. A professor bag, if you will. And yes, I’m quite good at justifying purchases to myself.  

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Separates

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Nordstrom Rack top & skirt, Seychelles shoes, Kate Spade purse, BCBG Max Azria belt

I’m really liking these mint and white, houndstooth separates. (This is the same skirt from my last post). I saw these at the Rack last week, and I thought I’d give the whole matchy-matchy separates trend a go. This purse, which continues to go with everything, kind of sold the whole thing for me. The top’s a little boxy, so I decided to try a belt. (Is it terrible that I kind of wish it were a crop top?)

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Birthday Girl

T.J. Maxx top, Nordstrom Rack skirt, Gap sunglasses, Nordstrom oxfords, Kate Spade purse

This is what I wore yesterday, which was my birthday. I did a little shopping with my mom and had dinner with my family. A perfectly easy, laid-back day that included plenty of floating around in the pool. (It was 104 degrees after all). This sequin-collared top is one of my favorites, and I recently picked up this skirt at Nordstrom Rack on the way to Camp Sierra last weekend. They’re having great clearance right now, by the way…

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Shaver Lake Snaps

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Target top, Talbots shorts, Birkenstock sandals, Gap sunglasses

The morning after my cousin’s wedding, we got breakfast and went to the lake to look around before heading back down into the Valley. We were only able to stay for a short while, but I really want to go back! 

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Summer Wedding in the Mountains

{The happy couple arriving at the reception in a horse-drawn carriage}

                 {My darling niece having a wonderful time}

Vintage dress, Seychelles shoes

My cousin got married yesterday, and the wedding and reception were held at a camp outside of Fresno. Since it was about a three hour drive, we ended up staying overnight in one of the camp’s cabins. Camps tend of have such an aesthetic dreaminess (i.e.The Parent Trap). This dress, last worn here, continues to be a favorite of mine, and it was the perfect thing to wear to a wedding in the mountains. 

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The Hawaiian Print that Just Won’t Quit

Nordstrom Rack top, vintage shorts, Gap sunglasses, Born sandals

That would be this shirt right here. I really like how it goes with the gingham shorts. The sandals are pretty horrible, but I can’t help liking them too. A couple of years ago I was dying for a pair of flatforms, but I frustratingly could not find any in my size. When I saw these at my local T.J. Maxx, I thought they were close enough. Kind of grandma-ish but also kind of great (and ridiculously comfortable). 

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