Sunshine Leftovers

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I think these are my last super summery photos and they are also by far my favorite pictures I’ve taken so far. I was quite inspired by The Great Gatsby and bought this tank right after I watched it. I love the cut of the tank, it feels much more modern (or maybe it’s classic) to me than normal tank tops. If you haven’t noticed already, I really love American Eagle, but the one downside is that I constantly have to size down in everything. I ended up getting the tank in an XS. Probably the only item in my closet with that small of a tag.

The shorts I got last summer after seeing them on a coworker and just going crazy for them. I’ve see a lot of other lace embellished shorts around since then and I am so glad I snagged these when I did. Nothing else compares. Again, I really sized down in them. I got these last year, before I started consistently working out, and got a size 4. This summer they are a bit big, and had the opportunity to try on my co-worker’s size 0, which fit. That is so crazy cause I am NOT a zero and I don’t want to be. But I take this as further proof that the size on a label really doesn’t matter as long as you like how it fits. After trying on the zero’s, I still like mine better. I feel so relaxed in the looser fit; I am going to try and keep these shorts forever!

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[Top: American Eagle] [Shorts: American Eagle/Similar] [Shoes: DSW]

How do you approach sizes when shopping? Does vanity sizing affect to how much you like a store?

 

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It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood For Lace

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This outfit is made up of pieces I absolutely love but oddly have had a really hard time wearing them. I got the high-waisted lace shorts at the beginning of the summer and have pulled them out only three times. I love how dainty they are, I constantly find myself feeling like every outing is far to dangerous to unleash on the pretty shorts. I am continually prone to bumping myself and tiny spills so I usually need relatively resilient clothes. This day I didn’t have anything pressing to get done, so I took the day to do some lesser errands. I figured I couldn’t do much to myself just going to the local farmers market and meandering in the sun.

I actually got too hot for this outfit, which is the main problem I’ve had with this shirt. Its adorable but I rarely find a good way to wear it for the temperature. Inspired by my new job, I’ve pulled it out from the deep dark depths of my closet and must make more of an effort to style it, because I really do love it! If you’ve seen my instagram, you’ll have seen some of my more recent attempts at corporate attire. I’ve finally got some inspiration, so look forward to some work style posts. After my initial shopping failure, I’ve managed to find some fun work-appropriate pieces that I can’t wait to share with you. I’m a shopping addict at heart and usually I play super good: sticking to my budgets and being reasonable, but that’s why I really love excuses like this to shop my little heart out.

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[Top:F21/Old, Similar] [Shorts:F21/ Similar] [Hat: Thrifted/The Repeat Boutique] [Shoes: Steve Madden/DSW, Similar]

What’s your favorite piece for when the weather is changing? What do you do to prepare for a new job?

xx Amy

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Blue Stripe Fever

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So I bet this outfit looks a little familiar, maybe because it’s the alternative version I thought up for my outfit last week. While I loved the jeans that I originally paired with this top I realized that it was still much to hot to be in that many clothes. To compromise, I kept the over-shirt tied up and switched into these really light mini shorts. I got these and a similar pair from Target at the beginning of the summer and they have been my go-to casual pairs.

But I think this may have been one the last few really hot days. I missed it being out of town this weekend, but Boise has really started to cool into fall. The weather here really takes the first day of fall seriously! Now that I’m finally home I have a lot of unpacking and cleaning up to do. It always seems that way when I arrive back from a trip. I want to get all organized before I start my new job (!!) on Tuesday! 🙂 The next few weeks are going to be pretty hectic as I figure out to balance this new one into my other work schedule, but I am so excited to start learning and working in my field.

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How was your weekend? What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?

[Overshirt: Thrifted] [Peplum Top: Ross] [Shorts: Target] [Shoes: Minnatonka via: DSW/Similar]

High Wasted Mystery

Nude Sweater August Wrinkle High Waisted Shorts

I feel like I have been extremely absent minded over the last couple days. Yesterday, I really struggled to do anything productive on my day off. I did manage to run a red light, almost hit a pedestrian, and show up 12hrs too late for an appointment. I must really sound like the worst driver, but it was a bad day. I don’t know about you, but I am a major list person. I usually have 2-3 lists going at one time, not to mention my longer planning lists, like movies to watch or books to read. Even with all these lists, i’m not very good at crossing things off. My lists usually serve to organize my thoughts or as reminders as I go about my day. Yea, I love getting things done, but I’m also pretty okay with just letting the day go as it will. Maybe if I stuck to my lists better I’d have made better use of yesterday.

I really love these August Wrinkle shorts, and got them after just dying over how cute they were in this season’s lookbook. Now, I just went to find those links for you because everything in their shop is really adorable, but their entire shop seems to have disappeared from the internet. I’m so intrigued by the sudden radio silence but I wish I could share this great shop with you! They really worked with me about getting the sizing right and it came in the prettiest package. If they reappear, I’ll make sure to share.

Nude Knit Sweater August Wrinkle High Waisted Shorts

OUTFIT TIP: I love this sort of half tucking for tops. I use it to play with the proportions of the outfit, and if you want, it can imitate a hi/low feel. With this outfit, the small tuck also helped highlight these great high waisted shorts and their button detail. If you need some guidance on tucking, I found the best guide to walk you through the full and half tuck!

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[Top: Target] [Shorts: August Wrinkle/Similar] [Shoes: DSW/Similar] [Necklace: Thrifted]

What are your favorite online stores? Any tips for sticking to a list?

Summer Lovin’ & Leather

Floral tank and American Eagle Shorts

For the last few weeks I have been defiantly insisting that summer was not remotely over, not even close to beginning to wind-down. I have worn my tiny shorts at ever chance I get, I have enjoyed sunny runs on the greenbelt, and I have just tried to sit outside and enjoy the heat as much as I can. I swear I am some strange human/lizard mix because I just have to be cold-blooded; I’m not at all excited by the thought of the warm summer months leaving us. Maybe I need to move to somewhere perpetually warm, Fiji sounds nice!

Anyways, I have done everything in my power to forget that September comes after August, and in Idaho, where we have four perfect seasons, September means suddenly it’s fall. I recently noticed a tree across from my work that has the vague orange hue as the leaves begin to turn. I don’t think that tree ever enjoyed summer as much as I did. But even I have to now admit that fall is on its way, quickly. On my last sunset bike ride I felt the soft bite in the air of cooler temperatures, and actually wished for a sweater to keep my bare arms warm. Possibility the shock of being cold, or the delight in being able to pull out my favorite cardigans means that I am now on the fall bandwagon.

American Leather Detail Shorts

I currently am in love with faux leather, and these shorts were my first acquired piece this summer and I have worn them to death! First of all, they are American Eagle, which currently are the only reasonably priced jeans I’ve found to fit me, and I truly think their denim is a great quality for what I need in jeans. Besides how amazingly comfy they are,  I love the added leather braid detailing on both sides. It’s a great example of my effort to revitalize my wardrobe, so recently my shopping mantra has been “beauty is in the details.” The one fall thought I’ve previously allowed myself has been thinking on how I’ll wear leather as the weather cools. I’ve started putting together a little wish-list of ideas, and already got an amazing white faux leather skirt from Daily Look that I can’t wait to share with you.

Silver circle necklace and flower print tank  American Eagle Midi Shorts and Floral Top

[Top: Heritage1981/Plato’s Closet] [Shorts: American Eagle] [Shoes: DSW] [Necklace: Old/Plato’s Closet]

Check out the other way I wore these shorts!

I’m on the hunt for boyfriend jeans so, Where is your favorite place to get denim?

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