Cut-Out Shoulder Top & High Waisted Shorts

Cut out shoulder tops have raided the shopping racks this summer and become more popular than ever. I’ll admit that I started buying tops like this about two years ago before it became so popular, and my obsession has only grown since! I typically wear this style for a night out to the bars rather than casually, although, they do design sweaters and other shirts that are more casual to wear for any occasion.

Outfit Details:

  • Cut out shoulder top from TJ Maxx$15
  • Charlotte Russe black lace high waisted shorts-$15
  • Strappy tan and black wedges originally from Target, bought from Goodwill$5
  • Black purse with gold chain strap bought from garage sale-$3

Chambray and Scarves–Fall Necessities

Wisconsin weather has been all over the place with temperatures ranging 45-80*F all within the last week! I’ll admit it’s pretty darn annoying, because I never know what to wear without being too hot or cold. I don’t think I have ever seen a September quite like this before though. On Monday, it was 79* and I laid out by the pool gazing at the colorful foliage in the background, it’s never this warm in September!

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Anyways, onto my chambray post…Chambray and scarves continue to be very popular as the fall season has approached yet again (wasn’t it just summer, like yesterday?!). The day after I took the above photo by the pool, the weather dropped significantly, and it was time to bundle up. It was officially time to break out my fall fashion apparel! The thing I love about this outfit is that it is extremely comfortable, yet stylish! Layer, layer, layer!!

Outfit Details:

  • Forever21 light blue chambray shirt, bought last season-$25 
  • Purple scarf, bought from Walgreens two years ago-$9
  • Steve Madden tall zippered boots, Nordstrom Rack$45
  • Tall tan boot socks from Target$8
  • Forever21 tan jacket bought two years ago-$25
  • Longchamp handbag bought in Germany  (always have a pink ribbon on that bag too in honor of my sorority and breast cancer awareness, after all, it is national breast cancer month!)

 

Coral–The Perfect Color for Any Season

I am kind of obsessed with the color coral if you haven’t caught on to my posts! I recently sold some of my clothes to a local fashion resale boutique (which I often reference in my fashion posts), and received a lot of in store credit to spend. With all of this in store credit, I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I visited their other store to find something I could buy. I found this top and fell in love!

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Simple & Classy Rompers

I never used to like rompers because I thought they looked awful on me, that was until I found some that I liked. The first romper that I purchased was bought in Italy surprisingly. I think my perspective and my obsession with fashion changed a LOT after living there for 4 months! In fact, I have bought a few different ones since, and thought I would share with you!

Outfit Details:

  • H&M light pink romper bought in Italy two years ago (for about $20 USD)
  • Chunky Gold beaded necklace bought in Italy from a vintage market
  • Coral colored sweater purchased from Urban Outfitters several years ago
  • Coach gold and tan cross body purse (college graduation gift from my grandma)
  • Shoes:
    • Black fringe shoes bought from GAP a few years ago
    • Black zipper wedges bought from Target two years ago

Outfit Details:

  • Forever21 Fuscha colored romper bought from Plato’s Closet$12
  • Chunky Gold necklace bought from vintage market in Italy
  • Black zippered wedges from Target, bought two years ago

After finding a few different rompers that I liked, I have realized that they tend to look best on me with wedges or heels. Since I am already tall, it adds to the outfit to create additional length. I love it =) Plus, you can wear it during the day casually, or dress it up for a night out on the town!

DIY Gypsy Costume

Halloween is approaching, and although I am a year late posting this, I felt it was appropriate to still post for this blog. As the years have gone by, I have realized how dumb it is to purchase costumes for themed parties and halloween when I can just pull things out of my closet to make my own! With some digging and ideas from the internet, I came up with this gypsy idea. I wore this costume my freshman year of college, and yes, I admit that I wore it again my senior year! I celebrated halloween 3 nights my senior year and didn’t have enough costumes, so I brushed off the dust and wore this again!

Costume Details:

  • Rachel Roy black dress with golden coin embellishments from Macy’s– (bought on clearance several years ago)$35
  • Belly dancer hip scarf bought on Ebay-$10
  • Madden Girl by Steve Madden ruffled bootie heels from DSW Shoes-(bought several years ago) $35
  • Purple head scarf given to me by my grandma

Overnight Oats Recipe

A friend of mine blogs for her career while living in England and she constantly posts pictures of her overnight oats on her Instagram and blog. I had never heard of them until I saw her post it months ago, and I decided to finally try it myself. I probably should have tried her recipe that she posted on her blog Love and London, however, I just Googled a random simple recipe that included ingredients I already had.

The recipe which I found online, was a Strawberry-Coconut Overnight Oats recipe, and I changed up a few ingredients. Instead of using Almond Milk, I used Soy Milk and I also didn’t add maple syrup, which probably should have been added. I also had read several other recipes which had greek yogurt in it, so I added that as well to this recipe.

My Results

I doubled the recipe on most ingredients, and added more strawberries. When I ate it in the morning, I didn’t think it had as much flavor as I had hoped it would. I would recommend using a flavored greek yogurt if you want more flavor, as this was pretty bland. Many people also think you are supposed to heat up the overnight oats, but you don’t cook anything!

What I used:

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of freshly cut strawberries
  • 1 Cup of Steel Cut Oats
  • Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
  • Splash of Soy Milk

Mix it all together, and stick in the fridge overnight. Again, I would recommend adding more fruit, a flavored greek yogurt, or nuts. Or, try one of my friend’s recipes such as the one listed on her blog Love and London.

Easy Watermelon Cutting Technique

Everyone loves watermelon on a warm summer day, but I know I love watermelon in the fall too! Some people cut it into triangles, others cut them in cubes, either way, cutting up watermelon can be a mess! I recently saw a video shared on Facebook that showed a man sharing his tutorial on how to cut watermelon in an easy, and fast way. After I purchased a watermelon from the local farmer’s market last wee, I decided to try his technique for myself!

As seen on Youtube….

My Attempt: