Thursday, May 29, 2014

Making My Peace With Shorts

What I Wore [Top: Zara (old), Shorts: Lucky Brand via TJ Maxx, Shoes: Sam Edelman for Target, Bralette: Victoria's Secret (old, similar)]

I've never liked shorts. I find them to be just about the most uncomfortable article of clothing I can wear and they've never flattered my athletic build - but with summer comes summer heat and, sadly, I can't wear a dress or skirt everyday. I couldn't pass up this pair of denim shorts I found at TJ Maxx last week because they actually fit my criteria of being longer than 3 inches and not being skin tight, which is an issue I have with a lot of shorts in stores currently (I sound like such an old lady). To make myself feel more comfortable in this outfit I paired them with two of my favorite pieces of clothing - this beautiful printed lightweight top from Zara and an airy lace bralette underneath. Although I don't think I'll ever be one of those girls who wants to wear shorts every single day(yet another reason while I'll never live in a hot place), slowly but surely I think I'm becoming more at peace with them and the way they look on me.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Patterned Pants

What I Wore [Top: TJ Maxx, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Lucky Brand, Sunglasses: Cole Haan]

In the summer I am all about loose clothing that is easy to wear, so when I saw these pants in H&M a few weeks ago I knew that they would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe. I was a bit hesitant when trying them on because I'm generally not one who likes patterns on my legs but these were just so cute, comfortable,  and surprisingly flattering that I couldn't pass them up! I've already worn them a few other times since these photos were taken. 

The most important part of this post is not the outfit though, it's the fact that I am (finally) off of Tumblr and running on Blogger! This is very exciting to me because Tumblr was definitely not offering me everything I wanted in terms of running this blog, and with the help of my wonderful sister I was able to move things over here. I am quite pleased with the design and how everything has turned out and I am looking forward to using this platform from now on! I can't believe I've been blogging for a year and a half now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Floral Smock Dress

What I Wore: [Dress: Asos, Jacket: Macy’s, Boots: Sam Edelman, Bag: Jessica Simpson, Necklace: super old from Accessorize, Lipstick: Bobbi Brown “Rosy”]

I’m home! Finally, after 4 months of being abroad, I’m back in my hometown for the remainder of the summer. As much as I already miss London, which is an indescribable amount, it feels good to be back home with my family and friends and no longer living out of a suitcase. One of the best things that goes along with that is that I have been reunited with about half of my wardrobe (the other half still being at school in Portland) that I had been without for 4 months. I’ve been enjoying rediscovering pieces I’ve forgotten about and putting them together in new ways.

This look is made up of a dress I bought last september (after I saw Julia from Gal Meet’s Glam post a photo of her on Instagram wearing it and fell in love), a freakishly old utility jacket that I don’t even remember buying, and my beloved Sam Edelman boots. The smock shape of this dress is something that took some time to get used to because, let’s be honest, smock dresses are not meant to be flattering on anyone. They’re meant to be comfortable and easy (this one definitely is) which makes me not care so much about how my figure looks in it. Overall, I’m quite pleased with how this look turned out.

Thank you for stopping by!

- Eva
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