Back to School!


 

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Outfit: Dress – Nine West ( Almost identicals here, here, and here); Shirt- Banana Republic( Different colors);

Shoes – Anne Klein; Earrings – Francescas.

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As the new school year starts, I felt like a student myself when I wore this outfit inadvertently like a school girl. Making this sleeveless dress appropriate for the falling temperatures was a no brainer, but adding the right shades of yellow took some thinking. I debated a good minute between wearing a brighter shade of yellow like this one vs wearing the creamy yellow shirt that I actually wore. Contrasting between different shades of the same color is something that my mind has been swaying towards of late. Its almost as subconscious as choosing this pair of cutout pumps as my fav DSW long weekend sale (some are at $19.99!!) find.

Only when I wear such contrasting shades do I realize how much I have tanned. No sunscreen works on me, I will tan, no matter what, and unlike people here who love to sun-bathe and tan, I would rather not, because I get random tan lines from rings, watches, sandal lines etc without even trying. And I tan fast! As fast as 10 mins under direct sun. Sigh.

Today I am also hosting the Midwest Bloggers Friday Link UP! So hurry on over and share your latest posts and get some new inspirations.

For those of you who have been waiting for the Labor Day sales to hit, here are my favorites!

CALVIN KLEIN : Digging this Orange Linen shirt and this cropped suit jacket, which will go down further when you “TAKE AN EXTRA 25% OFF WITH PROMO CODE: LABOR2014

J CREW:  Can we take a moment to look at this gorgeous ruffle hemmed cotton dress and these leather printed pump!! ” TAKE EXTRA 40% off final sale styles with code WEEKEND” 

KENDRA SCOTT :  The Penny Shell earrings are the most beautiful and one of a kind I have ever seen. “15% Off Sitewide + New Markdowns + Free Shipping No Minimums Code: 2014LDW  “

BAUBLEBAR: This Galactic earring, these tear drop earrings and this daisy chain collar needs a new home, pronto! NO CODE needed, enjoy some steep discounts!!

SOLE SOCIETY: Loving this tassel necklace and this uber cute striped messenger bag! Deep discounts upto 70% OFF and plenty to choose from..get clicking.

BANANA REPUBLIC : My new favorite picks for their fall Blush and Burgundy line: This leather trim sleeveless top, the ever popular Sloan skirt and this silk popover Blouse. ” TAKE 40% off your purchase – CODE: BRLABOR

THE LIMITED:   This rose layered tank,  Sheer back open front cardigan and this beyond gorgeous floral maxi dress!! “$15 OFF EVERY $50 YOU SPEND- CODE BONUS

WHBM:  Loving this beautiful pale pink cardigan and this open front burgundy cover up!! “Labor day sale – 30% OFF select styles, CODE: 17443

Share if you bought anything over this long weekend sale, would love see your deal findings! And to those travelling, safe and happy travels, hope you enjoy the break.

Linking up with Lauren and MidwestBloggers.

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Summer whites


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Outfit: Dress- Unknown( Similar here and here); Cami – WHBM ( similar); Shoes- Schutz ( similar here and here);

Necklace – Unknown via Nordstrom ( LOVE this here, here and here)

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Kept it simple, easy and breezy with this cotton white dress and color blocked accessory during the past weekend getaway.

Hope you are having a good week so far.

Winner of the instagram blog anniversary giveaway is Andrea.

Linking up with Lindsey, Lauren, Sherry, ElleShanna and Alison

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Pictured Rocks


Easy wear

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Outfit: Pants – WHBM ( Sold out, Similar here and here); Top – Unknown( Similar here and here);

Earrings – Swarovski (Gifted); Shoes – Seychelles( Similar style here and here).

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Munising Falls

A quick weekend trip to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore situated in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan was the perfect break I needed. We stayed at Escanaba and drove up to the gorgeous lake shore for a whiff of true natural beauty on the shores of Lake Superior. We took this boat cruise for a quick tour of the lakeshore and the views were stunning to say the least. The common knowledge that Lake Superior was the largest was imbibed in me, but seeing it reinforced the fact that it was indeed a true giant. Rough, gentle, deep, shallow, clear and convoluted, all at the same time. It was quite astounding to find out that the lake reaches the maximum depth of 1332 ft. That is way more than I had imagined it to be. Apparently, by volume, if you were to add the waters of Michigan, Huron, Eerie and Ontario together, Superior would still be, just that, Superior in volume. The state park is littered with beautiful waterfalls, reachable by short hikes and picturesque lake shore carved out of sandstone by air and water.The mineral stains on the walls of the rocks are works of centuries worth of spring water seeping through the rocks and trickling down the exposed surface. One has to see to believe the colors of iron, manganese, copper, calcium and so many other elements.

Travelling being something I absolutely enjoy, I chose to wear my comfortable wide leg pants with a cotton top. These pants are beyond comfortable to the point, I could wear them as pajamas. The top is quite old actually. I dug it up a few weeks ago while purging the closet and couldn’t believe I still had it. I have seen many bloggers wear pink and orange or pink and red together. While those two colors clash with each other in my eyes, they certainly don’t look to harsh when done right. The pants have vertical stripes of pink and the top is orangish red. This was my way of venturing out of my comfort zone.

Have you worn something you were not sure about and loved it? Have a great week ahead. Cheers.

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Forest Green


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Outfit: Dress- Calvin Klein (Love this and this); Blazer – Tahari( Similar); Shoes- Anne Klein(Similar color); Sun Glasses – Gucci.

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The Insta-giveaway is ON!! If you are on instagram, be sure to enter it!

This outfit made me feel a little bit one with the forest. Green, floral and summery. Despite the cooling winds and dropping temperatures, I have vehemently refused to wear winter wear/outer jackets yet. I have 6 months or more to wear them, so they can wait longer. Fall is almost here and I am the least bit excited. Don’t get me wrong, its a beautiful, colorful season, but I am kind of averse to it, since it only means the augment of winter is nearby and that thought is the least bit pleasant. After the brutal winter we had this past year, pardon me if I am not too psyched up about fall happening already.

Anyways, I am all about sheath dresses. This green dress is sleeveless, just like this Jones New York one and this gorgeous lacey one, but since the varying temperature makes me uncomfortable, I chose to wear it with a floral blazer, which has complementary and like colors to the dress. I prefer floral prints which are not too busy like this vintage inspired one and this short length white printed one. This is one of my easiest ways to transition my summer dresses to fall, when its not entirely a fall day, but varies throughout.

Hope you all have a great weekend! What are your easiest transition tips and tricks? Share a thought and stay well, cheers!

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Insta Update


Of late since I have hardly have had time to post full fledged outfit posts, I have been a tad bit more active on Instagram. Feel free to peruse that and chuckle at my random musings and craziness..a snapshot below of what I have been upto otherwise…

Also announcing the 2nd Blog Anniversary Giveaway with ShopLizzibeth!! I can bet you would fall in love with this statement necklace in a heart beat! So what are you waiting for head on over to instagram if you have an account and get on with it..

Hopefully I will find time to post outfit articles soon.

Have a great day ahead.

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