What the @#$! is Business Casual?

What the @#$! is Business Casual?

OOTD, Style, Styling tips
Hi, guys! When I was first offered my summer internship, I was told the dress is "business casual" in the office. It sounded alright, but when it came down to packing, I was drawing a blank. Are jeans OK? What about sleeveless tops? How long do my skirts have to be? Unfortunately, the answers depend on the company. But now that I've finished my internship, I can confidently say I've gotten the hang of it (at least, no one's told me I've been wrong). The most difficult part is figuring out how much you can express yourself and wear what you like to wear, while still looking appropriate. Here are some tips for sneaking in some of your favorite items from your closet into your professional outfits. Statement Jewelry I love…
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Target Haul + Try-On

Target Haul + Try-On

Style, Style hauls, Videos
Hi all, I just got a few petite items from Target's website, because I'm 5'3" and the clothes in the actual store are often taller than I am.   Here are photos of what I got: Check out my video to hear about what I got and for links to the items (as long as they're still in stock): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeJxj-ko4Vc&w=560&h=315] Thanks for stopping by! Which item was your favorite? :)
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Shoreline Boutique First Purchase

Shoreline Boutique First Purchase

Style, Style hauls
Hi all, I came across an online boutique called Shoreline Boutique a few weeks ago, and they were having a "last call" sale on some of their sale items so I decided to try them out. They also always offer free shipping, so there's no loss if you have to send anything back. I enjoy supporting small businesses when I can, so I was really excited to find a store that sells such cute clothes and accessories! They're based in Florida and their website says that there are plans to open up a store there soon. The items came in a typical plastic envelope, but inside they were packaged really nicely: Here are the items I got: I know the cold weather is just about over, but I've been wanting…
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Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Beauty hauls, Style, Style hauls
Hi, everyone! I got some things I've been lusting after (and then some) for my birthday, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. But I feel the need to start off with a warning: I went a little crazy. I never shop like this and probably won't buy too much more for a long time, so be prepared for a long post... Sephora Of course, I had to go to Sephora. I had some store credit from a return and decided to go against my natural instinct to save it up and splurge on something fun. I have two from the Rouge Volupte Shine line and really wanted to try the original Rouge Volupte line. I got #29 Rose Opera: The scent and feel of this lipstick is similar to…
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Favorite October Outfits

Favorite October Outfits

OOTD, Style
Hi everyone, First off, I'd like to apologize for being sort of inconsistent this month. I've had a really hard time sleeping, and that keeps me from getting stuff done like blogging. I'm working on fixing this, so I hope to be better with it this month! I'm starting with my favorite outfits from October, and my October favorites will come next. As promised, I did a better job this month to make sure I actually took pictures of my outfits to share with you. I have four that I really liked. The weather had been a bit inconsistent lately, so there's a good mix of warm- and cold-weather outfits from the month. Outfit 1: I just love the colors on this sweater! I made sure to pair it with neutral…
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Favorite Outfits from September

Favorite Outfits from September

OOTD, Style
Hey, everyone! I post a lot of photos of my outfits on Instagram, so I thought it would be nice to do a little roundup-type post to show you guys some of my favorites and where I got the pieces. I didn't take photos of all of my favorite outfits this month, unfortunately, but if you guys like this post I'll keep that in mind from now on! Outfit 1 https://flic.kr/p/qbcdMZ T-shirt: Selfless (the company I worked at this summer, based in SF) Jeans: Macy's Wedges: Target Makeup included: NARS eyeshadow duo in Bysance, Rimmel by Kate lipstick in 09 Outfit 2 https://flic.kr/p/qst6Cx Dog sweater: Target Striped navy skirt: Forever 21 Boots: Cathy Jean (a store out in California; the same boots were also sold at Delia's at one point)…
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Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Style, Style hauls
Hey, girls! The best time to catch sales is between seasons, as stores are trying to clear the shelves to make room for the next batch of stuff. I went to Target and Ulta a couple weeks ago and decided to try some products I haven't tried before, and went back to Ulta last weekend, so now I have two trips worth of products to show you! I don't usually like to shop at Ulta for drugstore products (it's often more expensive, and I'm not in love with their coupon and rewards systems), but it's worth it when there are any deals or sales going on. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know my first impressions of these products as I've been starting to use them. Trip 1 - Target…
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Nordstrom Rack Haul

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Style, Style hauls
Hey, everyone! You know I love a good deal. The other day, we were near a Nordstrom Rack, and I remembered that I had a cash back deal on my card, so I just had to check it out. I walked out with five items and over $130 in savings. First, the little things: https://flic.kr/p/qb6hBA I got a UD eyeshadow palette, a Stila eyeshadow, and a pair of earrings. I actually didn't even see that they had makeup until I was about to get in line to check out. Of course, I have no self control when it comes to discounted makeup. I mean, seriously: https://flic.kr/p/qbe6Eg DISCOUNTED. HIGH-END. MOTHER-EFFING MAKEUP. The UD palette I picked up is called the "Eyeshadow Ammo." It has a couple of shades that are also in…
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LA Shopping

LA Shopping

Style, Style hauls
Hi everyone, I just got back from my trip to SoCal. I had a wonderful weekend spending time with my boyfriend and relaxing in the beautiful sunny weather! https://flic.kr/p/qbdXUt And of course, we did some shopping... https://flic.kr/p/pvUFEx The first photo is what I got from Little Tokyo. Of course my stuff was cat-related! You can see that I also got some cat rings at Forever 21. I was also really into the punctuation rings because I'm such a writer nerd. H&M was having a huge sale, so I picked up a couple of things (luggage space was severely limited, so I had to be careful). The high-waisted teal pants might be my favorite, and they were only $7. The top and dress were also on sale, but the jacket wasn't. I…
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Fashion Bargains: Target

Fashion Bargains: Target

Style, Style hauls, Styling tips
I was feeling the urge to shop a few days ago, but I told myself I had to keep it cheap. Now, if there's anything you need to know about me, it's that I have a knack for finding the hidden gems of the sales racks at just about any store. So while once in a while it's nice to splurge on something I really want, I can still shop in between without feeling too guilty about my spending. Now onto my finds! First, I got three tops on clearance: a pink T-shirt and two lace tops. The pink tee is super soft, and I think it will go with just about anything during the summer. Also, it was $4, and who says no to a $4 T-shirt? I'm obsessing…
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