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You can’t go wrong with a simple denim shirt. My mom handed me down hers a couple of years ago and while it was one of my favorite pieces back then, I am now starting to outgrow it a little bit. Classics are classics, but when they are no longer able to be worn, you shouldn’t feel guilty about replacing it. If there’s one place that succeeds in doing a solid denim shirt, it is Madewell. Every time I walk into the store, I find myself eyeing their display of them and each time, I’m hesitant to bust out my wallet for it. All I needed to hear was “all of our shirts are 20% off today!” and that was enough to make me crack. I purchased the Western Jean Shirt in Pond Wash and have already worn it twice this week. It’s so versatile and can double up as a plain old shirt or a light jacket over a dress or a skirt. It has quickly found a home within my closet.

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We didn’t make a mention of it at the start of the month, but as some of you know, it is my birthday month! This isn’t my first time celebrating it in the Bay Area, but it will be the first time I’m celebrating it as a resident. My friend Spencer and I are just two days apart so we’re having a little bit of a celebrating this year and decided to purchase a pinata.

I’ve always wanted to have one for my adult birthday – and let’s be real, there will probably be one present at my future wedding too. They’re just so cute! We’re excited for little Ralph to arrive to us soon!

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Favorites of 2013

Favorite Style Icon: Alexa Chung

This should really come as no surprise. Since Alexa Chung came into my life, I have always been a fan of her outfit choices. I noticed last year, I selected Taylor Swift, but really – Alexa blew her and everyone else out of the water in 2013. With her new book that we are dying to read and collections of hers popping up all over the place, we are looking forward to what she’ll be bringing to the table in 2014.

Runner up: Kiernan Shipka

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earwarmer

Now normally, I would think that ear warmers were a little silly. Pre-2011, I would have thought so, but they are just too darling that I couldn’t stay away. I ordered myself a new pair this year after losing mine back in 2011. I’ve sort of been scarred ever since. I was at Deck the Hall Ball with Kevin when him and I decided that we didn’t care too much for Mumford & Sons (sorry, guys!) so we up and left and when I got too warm during the show I took off my gray ear warmers and snuggled them into my seat. I hate when stuff like that happens. Anyways, these ear warmers fit so snug and are pretty inexpensive from Urban Outfitters. If you want to look like twins or something, check them out here.

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Madewell Leafstitch Crewneck

I’m not a blogger that writes about her shopping hauls, but I actually kind of had one, myself, last weekend. Having been living in the Bay for about a month, I came to the realization that the way that I was dressing in Seattle was going to be significantly different than how I would dress here. A shopping trip was just necessary.

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Herschel Supply Co – Sutton Duffle

Those close to me know that when it comes to making purchases, I actually am quite frugal, but I will, however, splurge on pieces that I know are going to be long-lasting. For years, I have been borrowing Kevin’s Herschel Supply Co Duffle Bag back and forth so I figured it was probably time to graduate and buy my own. I wanted something that was similar to my style – I don’t happen to own anything with polka dots, but I also loved that this was dark so that it wouldn’t get as dirty. I also bought it mostly because I hope it encourages me to travel a bit more for leisure than I am used to.

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On a detour from our Seattle adventures yesterday, Ashley and I stopped into our favorite flagship – Nordstrom. I had been looking for a great pair of sandals for awhile and spotted a pair from the DV by Dolce Vita line last month. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the one I wanted in my size so I was just about ready to throw in the towel when Ashley convinced me to try again and directed me to these pair of wedges. I’ve always been more of a “flats” type of girl out of comfort, but appreciate dressing up in heels and thought that having a pair of wedges would be perfect for summer or …summer weddings!

This pair is also by the same line and can be found in BP shoes.

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It’s been awhile since I have done a shopping dump on myself, but after the week I’ve had, it was much needed! I picked up a few necessities from my favorite store Madewell this weekend and here is the damage below including the Blue Bud Cardigan up above!

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Babaton Bowie Tank

It’s been awhile since I’ve purchased some basics, but last week was kind of a wake up call that I really needed some. When it comes to shopping, I am pretty stubborn. I’ll only typically buy what I actually need and treat myself only with dresses. It’s not a bad shopping style to have, but it can make life pretty challenging when you are putting together an outfit and find that you’re missing a key piece. For example, I purchased a beautiful blouse from Aritzia last week, but since it was a bit see-through, I couldn’t wear it without something underneath. Luckily the staff at Aritzia are always so helpful and are prepared to provide me with other options and alternatives. They brought me this tank and while I’m pretty particular when it comes to basics, having it underneath the blouse was exactly what I needed. Since it was nude, I was able to wear it underneath the blouse while still masking it. Also, it helps that it has the pretty lace detail.

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Yesterday, I finally had a chance to visit the new Aritzia store at University Village and though I went into it not wanting to be tempted by any of the pieces, I did succumb. I had been searching for a simple blouse that would double as something I could wear for work and a night out for quite some time and found what I had been looking for in their Wynwood Blouse by Tallulah. And yes, that scalloped hemline is as wondrous in person as you would imagine!

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crochetdress

Staring At Stars Macrame Tank Dress

Before we begin, I must admit that I almost always never go shopping two days in a row. In fact, I’ve been a savvy spender lately that I really only go shopping once a month. However, when birthday week arrives, all bets are off! This purchase was a complete accident I swear. We returned to Urban Outfitters on Sunday so that Kevin could make an exchange. I saw this dress on Saturday, ┬ábut didn’t think much of it because I had already picked out a dress for my birthday, but believing there was no harm in trying it on (wrong the harm is actually done to your wallet) – I took it with me to the dressing room and fell in love with it.

Which dress will I wear out for my birthday celebration?!

And in case you all were wondering…the other contender is:

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kimchiblue zip pouch

 

Kimchi Blue Triple-Gusset Zip-Pouch

A birthday week makes shopping a little bit easier…

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Madewell Sweatshirt Sweater in Stripe

Yesterday, I totally pulled a “Kevin.” Since I had arrived early to my appointment over in Uvillage, I decided to pop into Madewell since I knew they were having a supposed sale this weekend and immediately, my eyes were glued to this beautiful striped sweater. Stripes have kind of been my thing up until recently, but oh my goodness neon has been my thing since I was a freshman in college. All throughout high school when I began “borrowing” my mother’s clothes, I was the queen of neutrals. It wasn’t really until college that I decided to branch out a bit. What I love about this sweater is that it is a combination of both my mother’s style and mine. The neon orange is just what I’m looking for the spring. This sweater also comes in mint and gray and while I’m obsessed with mint, the gray (which I have too much of) kind of washed me out so I went with this one and I love it. In fact, I loved it so much, I wore it out of the store and will probably proceed to find ways to incorporate it into various outfits this week.

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Aritzia Wilfred Sabine Dress

It’s been awhile since I’ve done some personal retail therapy, but you know what? After this week, I damn well deserved it. Yes, it’s still February and winter and cold, but spring is around the corner. There’s no reason why I can’t start it earlier. The best part about this dress also is that you can tie it several different ways. HELLO VERSATILITY! Those types of pieces are always my favorite. It’s the perfect dress to wear for a blogging event (maybe my next one) or even a night out! At Aritzia, I paired it with a long cream cardigan and my brown boots and made it totally casual.

Let’s just say I am more than a little excited about my new purchase.

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