Fashion Outfits

Black Maxi Dress

baxi maxi dress + vintage sunglasses

Hello from North Carolina! My boyfriend and I are doing the rest of the traveling to Charlotte today to see our friends. Today I’m sharing an outfit I wore on Sunday when it was crazy hot outside.

See that hair? That’s called humidity. Just a few minutes before, my hair was actually cooperating and curled. That’s August for you and today we leave for Charlotte, NC, which won’t be any better for my hair. Anyway… with the high humidity that I was hoping to avoid this year since we have had such a great summer for weather (meaning not overly hot or humid), I opted for this sheer black maxi dress to head downtown with Zhenya! I added a black crystal bracelet, a vintage belt and a vintage-inspired pair of sunglasses! Oh and of course, my favorite weekend bag because it fits everything I need without carrying around too much.

If you would like to see what I’m up to in NC, follow along on Instagram!

black maxi dress and vintage sunglasses

black maxi dress with gold belt

black maxi dress + vintage sunglasses

black maxi dress and rebecca minkoff mini mac

Dress, Sunglasses, Bracelet, c/o Oasap :: Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (This color sold out, similar here and here) :: Sandals, JustFab (Similar here)


Patterned Sweater

patterned top

This open-face cardigan has been a great addition for this winter. The pattern is fun, but is easily paired with a lot in my closet, both for work and the weekend. I wore this outfit last Saturday, finally putting together a shorts + tights look even though it wasn’t the best choice for the weather (hence the indoor photos).

I hope you had a great weekend, and are having a good Monday! As good as Mondays get anyway!

Patterned sweater + shorts and tights

Patterned sweater + Mini Mac Bag

three pendant gold necklace

Patterned sweater

Sweater & Shorts, c/o Oasap (Similar & Similar)

T-shirt, JCrew (Similar)

Tights, Target (Similar)

Heels, JustFab (Similar)

Necklace, Chloe & Isabel (Similar here and here)

Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (This color no longer available, similar color here and fun black and white pattern here)



Black Friday

So I got a little excited on Black Friday. I couldn’t resist Aeropostale’s 60% off and Old Navy’s 50% off everything. Also, found my dream Rebecca Minkoff bag on sale, so had to get it! (It is going to go with everything)!

Navy Cable Knit Sweater – Aero

Sheer Sweater – Aero

Green Cable Knit Sweater – Old Navy

Gingham Blouse – Old Navy

Knit Pom Pom Hat – Old Navy

Plaid Blouse – Aero

Blue Dress – Old Navy

Puffer Vest – Old Navy

Color Block Dress – Old Navy

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini M.A.C.’ Cross Body Clutch – Nordstrom

Total Spent Aero: (including one moto zip up sweater not pictured – completely sold out) $89.40

Total Spent Old Navy: $94.00

Total Spent Nordstrom (for the bag): $162.47

Total Spent: $345.87

Yikes, that’s about $250 more than I usually spend in a month, but I am happy with everything I got. I really really needed to update my sweaters because I have still be wearing some from high school that my parents gifted to me as Christmas or birthday gifts. I have tried all of them on and I am especially in love with my moto-zip and light-weight sweaters from Aero. They are super warm, cozy and look nice on. The cable knit sweaters will be great for layering! Speaking of layering, I purchased the plaid and gingham blouses specifically for layering this winter. Can’t believe I don’t have any blouses like this already!

The dresses I bought for work. I have cleaned out my closet a ton and only have a few appropriate work dresses (that’s bad right? considering I’m in the office 5 days out of the week….) Anyway, definitely just needed some simple dresses that are easy to throw on and accessorize.

I have been wanting a puffer vest and pom pom hat forever, so at 50% off, I threw those items in too.

Finally…. there is the bag. Did I need it? No. Do I love it? YES. Was it worth it. Totally. No regrets here 🙂 I hope to be doing more in depth reviews of these items as I wear them on the blog. Also, will be adding this total onto my December budget total at the end of the month!