Friday, February 17, 2017

Flay lays + buying lately

Last week was a bit hectic and somehow I ended up with not enough outfit selfies to share for a random roundup. Oops! But that's ok because I do like to share some flat lays on the blog from time to time, so this gives me the chance to do so and also highlight some recent purchases at the same time! Let's get started!

Olive military boyfriend top, fringe booties
Button up: American Eagle | Tee: Mindy Mae's Market | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Kathy" layered over Kendra Scott "Scottie" (option) | Jeans: American Eagle | Booties: Naturalizer "Fortunate"

The new piece in this outfit above is the necklace. I've been wearing it non-stop since I got it, and you can see proper photos of it in last week's post here. The antique silver makes me super excited for spring!! When I was putting together this outfit, I honestly and truly built it around the necklace. A neutral palette because I'm not feeling wintery anymore but I haven't built up my spring wardrobe just yet! Also, please get these booties. They're on crazy sale and you will seriously love them. Oh! Speaking of which. Naturalizer put together the nicest blog post about my flat lays. Please check it out here!

Chambray, black skinnies, stripe flats
Chambray: Rubbish (Nordstrom brand) (option, option) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Flats: Halogen (option, option) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff moto satchel

Nothing new here, but I'm back again with the neutrals and the basics. Chambray plus black and white is pretty classic and foolproof. And when you have a great shoe like this striped flat, it keeps things interesting! I don't think I could ever tire of the chambray + anything outfit combo, which is probably why I have a million chambrays.

Stripe elbow patch sleeve top, leopard scarf, destroyed denim, nude heels
Scarf: Express (option, option) | Top: CS Gems (option, option) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Heels: Vince Camuto "Bodell"

These are the new destroyed jeans I was wearing in my post last week. I always love showing pieces in different angles. The flat lay doesn't do the jeans justice in terms of how well they fit, but a flat lay is always better with a few rips. At least for me! That is one thing I will say is that I wear jeans a lot. I went through a phase where I tried to only wear jeans once a week because I was feeling like that's all I wore and I needed to branch out. I feel like I'm back into my denim rut again. I keep buying more jeans even though that's the last thing I need! So, I'm consciously trying to work on this. There certainly isn't anything wrong with wearing jeans, especially if you can get away with doing it at the office, but in terms of fashion creativity, I think I can do better. I KNOW I can do better, and I really need to start filling the holes in my wardrobe. We'll see how this goes!

military jacket, grace and lace timber thermal, leopard heels
Jacket: Express (under $40 option, option) | Top: Grace and Lace "Timber Thermal" (c/o) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Aiden" | Bottoms: CS Gems (option, option) | Heels: BCBG "Jaze" (option, option, option, option)

This top had me at hello! It's my new favorite mauve-isa color that I've been obsessed with lately AND it's a cold shoulder AND it has the lace sleeve detail AND look how awesome it pairs with olive! I adore it. You'll be seeing it on the blog in proper photos next week, but I couldn't resist putting this flat lay together in the meantime.

Buying Lately

Buying lately
Top: Tie Sleeve Crepe Top | Triangle lace bralette | "Grab and Go" multi-wear knit
Middle: Fitted cap sleeve denim dress | Perfect fit short sleeve top | Short sleeve ruffle wrap top
Bottom: Perfect fit shorter length tank | Jacquard mini skirt | Strappy front choker bralette

So, I've been doing really well in 2017 about not shopping. I've gotten a couple of things here and there, but for the most part, I haven't really been craving anything, and it may have a lot to do with the fact that I simply don't have time to even think about shopping. Well, let's just say that these sales got to me! It's hard not to crave something when they're 40% off! This is a roundup of orders that are on their way to me. I think I'm most excited about this cardigan thingy. I don't own many cardigans these days (except for my beloved Modcloth one) but I can't resist things that can be worn multiple ways! More bang for your buck! After seeing it in my feed multiple times and watching videos, I finally caved and ordered it in cocoa!


And that's all I have for you today! Short and sweet! Hope you guys had a great week and an even better weekend!


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  1. You have been super busy, but yea I am shopping way less this year which is a good thing. The AE jeans are sooooo good.


  2. What a fun post! I love snooping through your shopping cart! LOL. Also I just love your flat lays and the outfit inspo they give me. For some reason I find it easier to imagine some of my own pieces in this format than when see them on a person.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. Such great picks! Your flat lays/style are amazing