the style hive: August 2015


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dress: LOFT (similar) / Belt: J.Crew / Shoes: TopshopNecklace: J.Crew (similar)
 Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: Kate Spade / Lipstick: MAC 'Ruby Woo'

Throwin it back to my little weekend in Brooklyn to celebrate my brother's birthday last month. I'd say I'm missing these NY summertime vibes but I am so ready for cooler weather. The New York part, though - that I could go back to.

Hope you're all having an amazing weekend!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Top: Brooklyn Industries (similar) / Jeans: Topshop / Boots: Forever 21 (under $30!)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: thanks to Tia (similar) / Lipstick: Topshop Inhibition

If being actually marooned at the art museum were the worst thing to happen to me, that would be perfectly okay. Obviously it's all a pun on the color choice of the day (ah! ooh! a fashion blogger taking a part of her outfit and making it into a fun title! oh Julia show me more of your insider knowledge!) but my friend and I did feel actually a bit stuck in our "hiding spot" in this garden of the museum. You see, we were getting things all set up for our friend's proposal!!!! Heeled boots and skinny jeans may not have been the best get-up for running around an art museum spreading rose petals and taking pictures but I wasn't about to dress down for such an occasion (nor miss an opportunity for blog photos...). But it all turned out beautiful, tears were shed, pictures taken, whoops and claps and love all abound!

Outfit photos thanks to Rachel!

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goodbye summer

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Top: Topshop via Buffalo Exchange (similar, similar)  / Velvet kimono: Vintage (similar under $50)
Jeans: American EagleBoots: Steve Madden via DSW / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Really, I started work two days ago (though to be honest I feel as if I've been working all summer). But the first official day of school is next week, so this weekend can definitely be considered a farewell to summer. So, what exactly am I saying goodbye to? 
  • Sleeping in (oh how I will miss you)
  • Eating whatever and whenever (taking multiple milkshakes throughout the day)
  • Wearing pajamas for half the day
  • Wearing outfits like this (goodbye jeans and crop tops which are not student-friendly)
I can't think of anymore right now or maybe my brain is trying to hide the more painful farewells from me. But negativity aside, I really am excited to get to work (werk?). I've been excitedly decorating my classroom and creating the syllabus (hooray American lit!) and now I can't wait to meet my scholars and really produce some extraordinary results. 

So summer? You were great, never change, etc, but now it's time to hit the ground running. Let's do this!

P.S - Oh yeah, these pictures were pre-haircut so sorry for the timejumping. I lost my camera charger for a while and only now am getting to these photos!

Photos thanks to Rachel!

back-to-school style

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Now back-to-school style means something a bit different for me. It's not the uniforms I wore from grade school through high school or the everyday clothes I wore in college. Nope, now I'm the teacher and back-to-school styles veer toward the professional. 

That being said, I like to think teachers are allowed a bit more creativity in their working wear than most other professionals. (Jess Day, anyone?) And since I have no problem showing my nerdy side, what's better than some overly enthusiastic school spirit-wear? Besides the obvious school sports jersey, that is. Those pencil flats are seriously adorable. Too perfect for the first day of school, no?

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i will touch a hundred flowers

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Blouse: J.Crew / Pants: Chelsea28 (similar) / Shoes: H&M (identical)
Necklace: J.Crew (similar, cheaper) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Lipstick: Topshop 'Rio Rio'

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

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