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March 25, 2015

overalls that actually fit

This is me being about two years late to the whole overalls thing. And the prolonged period of overall-lessness is not because I didn't like them, but because they didn't like me. It was the tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, where Goldilocks is played by a short and "curvy" brown girl (aka me) and the bears are various retailers and their stinkin' overalls.

It's actually by a stroke of luck that I found these. Usually I don't even bother trying overalls on due to a lack of positive previous experiences. But something about these H&M overalls made me give them a try. The rest is history, and we lived happily every after.

H&M generally has weird sizing so I went two sizes up to get the fit I wanted: a relaxed leg-- not skin tight, but still tapered at the ankle, a high waist so my love handles don't spill out, and a roomy bib that doesn't pull at and accentuate my stomach. Plus they were black, and I can never have too much black in my closet.

overalls: h&m (similar from asos), cropped sweater: brandy melville, shoes: steve madden (similar by joie, dolce vita), lipstick: too faced melted

March 23, 2015

10 sandals under $100

It seems like every spring I have the same struggle of trying to find a pair of affordable sandals. While I usually see shoes as something worth splurging on, sandals are the exception. It's hard to justify spending $200 on a few straps of leather that I can wear for a couple of months before they bite the dust.

Of course, on the other hand, with a limited budget comes limited options. I've been perusing the web, and thankfully I have found some potential choices. I've actually already bought the target and grey forever 21 ones, but I'm not sure if they're keepers yet... Those zara ones look promising, but they also barely fit the under $100 moniker.

If you have any sandal recommendations, please do share!

(and technically, the dolce vita ones are $100, but $100 and under just doesn't have the same ring to it, ya know?)

from left to right: free people, free people, forever 21, asos, zara, asos, target, dv by dolce vita, forever 21, anthropologie

March 16, 2015

last summer's favorites

An LA heatwave means I can start wearing some of my favorite, easy-peasy pieces from last summer, like these free people harpoon wrap sandals and this asos denim smock dress. After wearing this dress, I'm reminded of why I need a bunch of short, swingy dresses for my summer wardrobe. They're perfect to wear with strappy sandals in the heat, and with boots in the cold. Not to mention, they're also ideal for hiding food babies of all sizes.

I guess I was feeling a little bit girly and decided to add some pink lipstick and a bow.

dress: asos, sandals: free people, bow: forever 21, lipstick: maybelline