“Legit Professional”

I bought this skirt at the beginning of the summer when I first moved to Seattle. It was actually my first thrifting treasure from U-District! Despite the fact I’m not a huge fan of the color red, I couldn’t say no to the sailor-styled cut with buttons and the built-in asymmetrical belt. Did I mention this skirt has pockets? Talk about being practical AND cute!

To be entirely honest, I’m not a huge fan of skirts in general. I am super self conscious about showing any leg (which is why I always wear leggings under dresses) but the weather was nice and I figured “what the heck!”. Not to mention, the dress code at my workplace is extremely casual; I usually go to work in jeans and a t-shirt. One of my coworkers (who I don’t regularly run into) saw my outfit and said I looked “legit professional” in a skirt. Someone else also told me I was over dressed and making everyone else look sloppy (jokingly, of course). hahaha! I think I have too much fun playing dress-up sometimes.

Skirt with pockets

skirty goodness

Scarlet Red

favorite outtake Outfit Details: high waisted skirt (Vintage thrifted), v-neck (Forever 21), oxford heels (Payless), geometric heart necklace (Etsy), braided headband (American Apparel)


Wardrobe Malfunctions

My roommate has been bugging me about this set of photos for a past few weeks. We keep poking fun at ourselves for how ill-prepared we were for San Francisco weather (yes, these are a little old).

We spent July 4 on the piers, camped out waiting for the fireworks to start. Sadly, since we spent the entire day in the city, we only dressed for the day and not the evening. We brought along a few extra sweaters and a sleeping bag (which was meant for sitting on during the fireworks) hoping that we would be able to stay warm enough to comfortably enjoy the fireworks show.

We were SO COLD walking from the piers to the car. Being in shorts and a tank top, I had to put on two extra layers of sweaters to keep warm. Denim shorts didn’t help either. I ended up stealing the sleeping bag from the others to use as a makeshift maxi skirt (I think I deserve some brownie points for being in red, white & blue!).

sleeping bag maxi dress

I think my roommate’s creativity trumped mine. She used a hoodie as a skirt! I was laughing so hard from how ridiculous we were both dressed. It didn’t help that I tripped over the sleeping bag at almost every intersection, tattering the seams in multiple places and she kept dragging the sleeves on the ground. Oops!

hoodie skirt

Feel free to poke fun of us some more! Looking back at these photos makes me realize how much I prefer comfort and warmth to being fashionable. It’s all about the practicality!


Easing into the World of Skinny Jeans

I’ve been a huge fan of boot cut jeans for the past, I’d say, 6 years. I never really got into the flared jeans and when skinny jeans because trendy, I still stayed true to my boot cuts. I finally decided to take the plunge and try some skinny jeans and jeggings. (Yes, I tried those awful legging-tight jeans that are supposed to be flattering but ended up making me feel like my knees were suffocating.)

black & white

After trying on what felt like a mountain full of jeans (I think it was something in the range of 12-14 pairs), I decided on this one black pair of Citizen of Humanity jeans. I figured my closet could use its first pair of black denim.

One thing to note is that CoH makes perfect length jeans for a gal like me! I’m taller than the average girl and I always have a hard time finding jeans that don’t hover over my ankles. Thankfully, CoH makes jeans with a 34″ inseam!

very monochromatic!

side view!

After putting my outfit together (minus the shoes), I realized that I was rocking a very monochromatic palette (what else is new?). To spice things up a bit, I took my floral Geox flats for a spin. I haven’t worn these shoes for the past month and figured my outfit could use a bit more color than just black and white.

floral flats

very comfy floral flats!

Also, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you probably noticed a ridiculous amount of tweets about a manicure. For me, I’m not one who usually goes out of my way to get a manicure so it was a really special occasion for me to get my nails done. I got a square-tipped French manicure on Tuesday and I seem to have already chipped a nail (I decided to play some beach volleyball tonight). Look at how pretty the nails look! I’m going to be sad when I end up chipping more than just one nail (which I think will happen within the next two days haha. I’m so bad with nail polish).

french manicure

Outfit Details:Flutter sleeve tank top (Old Navy), Vest (Urban Planet), Belt (Target), Black Skinny Jeans (Citizens of Humanity), Floral flats (Geox), sunglasses (Simply Vera via Kohl’s)


Summer Breeze

It’s been a while since I made an outfit post despite the fact these photos have been sitting on my computer for a while. Whoops!

This has got to be my favorite outfit of the summer. Not only is it super cute but it’s so flowy and breathable that I can continue with my tree climbing silliness without worrying about feeling constrained. (Honestly, I don’t think I have any other dresses in my closet that I can go tree-climbing with!)

Tree Climbing

Outfit Details: Clara Bow Dress (Postlapsaria), Oh Sailor Shoes (BC Shoes), shorts (H&M)

Giving up

This dress makes me happy on so many levels. For starters, it’s made by my favorite independent designer (and blogger), Keiko Lynn. Secondly, it has a very sailor-esque feel to it and I love all things nautical themed. Also, have you seen the bow collar on this? Need I say more?


Rain, Rain, Go away!

I promise that hanging out at the shooting range isn’t becoming a regular habit. The weather was less than stellar on Sunday, which ended up ruining a day of photo shooting for me. My friends and I ended up in downtown Seattle, ready to snap photos when it started to pour! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised… I am in Seattle, after all.

Since our plans got ruined, we headed to the shooting range. Sundays are ladies night, which means that if you have a female sharing a lane with you, rentals are free! woo hoo! I can’t say no to a good deal.

behind the glass

The only good thing about having a very monochromatic wardrobe is the fact that I can easily match with the headphones at the range. (kidding, kidding… this wasn’t planned at all.) I was really unsure if I wanted to share the photo below considering the ultra-flattering look on my face, but it’s the only photo of my full outfit. Just bear in mind I was dealing with some very loud BANG sounds as this photo was being taken (hence the scared face).

draping vests

Outfit details: tshirt (Forever 21), draped cardigan (Marshalls), Jeans (Guess), shoes (Target), necklace (anirtak)

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