Loving Him Was Red

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red paris french parisian dress striped bow belt sunset wedge heels round sunglasses charlotte russe

I don’t know why but I think I dresssed like Taylor Swift in these pictures. Like an Asian Taylor or something. The red stripes and red lipstick makes me want to jam out to her song Red (which, I am actually doing). People hate on Taylor but I have no idea why. All of her albums are on my iPod, even the ones during her youngling country phase. As a country song despiser, I think that’s saying a lot. And literally every time I see a picture of her, I get insanely jealous. Not just because of the fact that she is insanely tall and she should donate some inches to the needy (me). But because she has this most perfectest perfect style. Like whoever her stylist is, please adopt me also! 😛

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red paris french parisian dress striped bow belt sunset wedge heels round sunglasses charlotte russe

Celebration Comment Topic: Pick any of the previous questions this week! What decade would you go shopping in, what decade would you say influences your style the most, and which previous trend would you stop if you could?

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A Race Against Time in a Dress

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floral butterfly dress blue paisley button down shirt tied at the waist statement necklace heels hair bun top knot round sunglasses

floral butterfly dress blue paisley button down shirt tied at the waist statement necklace heels hair bun top knot round sunglasses

 Mother M and I were going to take a mother-daughter trip up to a small town west of our home. It is the kind of place with that cute main street full of cafes and shops and boutiques and stuff. There is this one café in particular-The River Rose- that is absolutely delicious and perfect for my savory taste palette. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those cafes that are open only until a certain time of day that doesn’t work with the usual working schedule. In this case, it was 3:30. And we were about to head out at 3:00. So you know what that means… Speeding down the highway at 80 mph at points (Don’t tell the police!) just for a stupid yet amazing salad and wrap. We arrived there 10 minutes to closing and I was going to take a picture for my blog but I was too busy stuffing my face. Honestly, it’s crazy what people will do for food. But so totally worth it.

Anyway, after lunch, I headed down towards the area I took pictures in my last post. Some guy was fishing in the middle of the river (my pictures were both taken on a river walk) and he kept looking at me as I was doing my pictures. But I was like, Please sir. You’re the one who is standing, waist-deep, in the middle of the state’s most polluted rivers. No judgin’.

Also a HUGE shoutout to Ashley from Southern (California) Belle for featuring me on her Inspiration: Summer Outfits post last week! I’m still smiling!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week ahead 🙂

Love, Olivia

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Celebration Comments: Throwback. If you could go back in time and had the power to stop one trend from ever happening, what would that be? (i.e. shoulder pads, leg warmers, etc.)

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Floral Blue Shorts That Pass As A Skirt

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tj maxx blue tropical floral flowy shorts white lace crop sandals heart sunglasses

In my previous outfit post on Tuesday, (sorry for the leave of absence… Busy learning how to kick some butt) I was talking about how I still have so many clothes to share with you guys but not enough time in the summer. I know why. It’s because I keep on buying more and more summer clothes. For instance, on Thursday, I went to TJ Maxx with my mom and came across these beautiful tropical floral shorts. And they were 8 dollars. Like who can pass up on that deal even if school starts up in a few weeks and I should really be buying fall stuff instead.

Whatever… I wore them to girls movie night Thursday and then out with Ryan Friday. So I know I’ll get some good wear from them. When Ryan came to pick me up on Friday, he complimented them by saying, “I’ve never seen that skirt before! I really like it!” And then I was all like, “Thanks but they’re actually shorts. Like I have the freedom to sit Indian style and stuff.” Clothes like that are really a win-win situation where they look classy enough to be skirts but are really shorts and give you the ability to sit in more positions or climb trees if you’re really that motivated.

Later in the evening, we were killing time before we went to see How To Train Your Dragon 2, 3D of course, (Cuz we’re cool), in TJ Maxx. Of course, I was dragging the poor guy through all the clothes and shoes when Ryan pointed over to a rack and said, “Hey! Those look familiar.” And there they were, the beautiful blue floral shorts that were also being worn by yours truly at the time. For some reason, it was actually quite awkward for a second. It felt like the moment when another girl is wearing the same clothes as you. Except this was a clothes rack instead of a human being.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and have a motivating week ahead:)

Love, Olivia

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tj maxx blue tropical floral flowy shorts white lace crop sandals heart sunglasses

Celebration Comments: Throwback. Do you feel like your style is inspired by a specific decade (ie 60s Hippies or 20s Flappers)?

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Celebration Comments: College Style

Sunday

Sunday

If you have been following me for the past few months then you know that I finished high school, graduated, felt the nostalgia of the past four years, and am now on my way to start my first year of college. One of the many things I am unprepared for in college is the style of the college student. I mean, you all have seen my style: super girly and retro dresses, skirts and heels. (I may have to give up on the heels because my school is literally on a hill. Meh.) But I have no idea! Would I be frowned upon if I dressed up for class instead of wearing my PJs? Is it socially acceptable to wear red lipstick on campus?

So I thought I would ask my beautiful blogger ladies on their thoughts. Some of you are well past your college years, some of you are in college now, and some of you have yet to take the SATs. But wherever you are in your life doesn’t mean that your style doesn’t matter!

PS-Shoutout to everyone who wished me a good luck in college! Honestly, it means so much to me and I am happy I belong to such a great community! ❤ ❤ ❤

A Day in Owego

A Day in Owego

Here is what people had to say about College Style!

Erin from With a Wink and a Twirl “…I think there are different college looks that are best left in college and not appropriate for an older crowd…Mostly cutoffs and crop tops! 🙂 Otherwise, I think a lot of the college looks today can definitely be rocked at any age! 🙂…”

Deborah from Chiclyyours “…I do think that not all, but most college students wear styles that would classify as inappropriate. Fortunately, once college days are over, they realize that they need to change it up a bit in order to fit in especially when looking for jobs and so on…”

Hoda from JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird “…As for college style, I think there is definitely a distinct “college look” for the stereotypical college student–A university hoodie, black jeans, and a heavy backpack! Although at my university (UChicago) most students are always walking around in sweats…”

Amber from The Lacuna Stitch “…It seems like EVERYONE at my college dresses in comfy clothes regardless of the time of day or the season. This includes cotton tanks, leggings, sweat pants, and sweatshirts. Hopefully this is just because I go to a 2 year college, though. I’m really one of the only people at my college who gets dressed up for school, and it really sucks!…”

Tanya from Attraction2Fashion “…I used to wear with a mini skirt when I was in a collage and still love it even now:)…”

Lily from Imperfect Idealist “…Anyways, we’ll be experiencing college together so I don’t have much to say for this post’s question, but I think college style is just like any other school style; there’s always that danger of conformity. But the people who are original really are a breath of fresh air. Here’s to us being those trendsetters 🙂 …”

Jackie from Something About That “…I can say my style has changed since college, but I’ve been out of school for a few years now and I think styles have just changed in general. I think I dress a bit more simple than I did before, but I like to experiment with trends more now than I did before.

I guess….there’s just more “contrast” to my style…”

Gabby from like a little fox “… i went to college in nyc, so i definitely dressed a lot more daring than i do now. it was a fun time to develop my personal style!..”

and

“… i would definitely make sure to bring lots of essentials to college. (pieces that are easy to match together) you’re going to be super busy for the first few months!..”

Rachel from All’s Fair In Love and Wardrobe “…College Fashion: I love how college students all have the same basic pieces but manage to rock them with their own personal flair. Like, everyone has gotta have a tank/tee with their college name on it. Most people wear them sweatpants and jeans, but then I was in the city and was amazed at how this girl managed to style hers with a mini skirt and heels! It looked so chic. There are endless possibilities!…”

Mariah from Theatricality by Mariah “…As for college wardrobe essentials. The biggest thing is a pair of cute but comfy flats. Depending on the size of your campus, you will be walking a lot! Since you’re preparing for the corporate world, a good blazer is a must. A go-to outfit you can throw on when you wake up late is also good. Those are my big three…”

Tiana from Inspire My Fancy “…Since you asked, my tipycal collage wardrobe consisted of jeans, t’s, sneakers, sandals, tanks, oversized sweaters, and of course some cute skirts…”

Mindy from ~Broken Eggshells~ “…I think for college, essentials would be the basics and a few cute dresses/skirts for events! I heard from a lot of my friends that dorm rooms are tiny and moving in/out is a pain so less is more.. plus we most likely will buy things in college.. so I’m trying to pack 2-3 weeks worth of clothes (including sleepwear, workout, daily wear)! …”Some great comments of the week include…

Anna from Melodic Thrifty & Chic “…It’s so nice to know that other bloggers put the same amount of time and effort into each post. It really is a lot of hard of work. I’ll spend days and sometimes weeks trying to figure out what pieces go together effectively. It’s one thing to just throw something on and go about your day, but it’s quite another to then photograph that outfit and put it up on the internet and basically tell people that it is worth their attention…

…Every now and then I’ll get really excited about sharing an outfit of which I am particularly proud with everyone and I’ll have the post ready and just count down the days to when it goes live. Haha. Those times are rare, but they do remind me of why I started blogging in the first place. So, it’s not all bad. ;D …”

Corinne from Skinnedcartree “…It’s great to see how far you’ve come over the past year. How do you think you’ll feel when you look at your blog in another year! We’re all constantly evolving and it’s awesome…”

Mariah from Theatricality by Mariah “…If you have the right roommates or hallmates, you will definitely be having plenty of random dance parties…”

Tuesday

Tuesday

Celebration Comment Topic: Throwback. If you could go shopping in a different decade, which one would it be?

Details

Details

Pink Skirt and Flowers

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pink hawiian flower clip white flowy top pink lace skirt wedge heels

It’s so weird to think how in less than 20 days, I will be departing on the most life-changing journey of my 18 years of existence. It’s weird to think that instead of starting my first day of school at a school that I spent my last four years at, I will be starting school at a place that will also become my new home. But boy, am I excited. I mean, just last night I had this random dance party in my room jamming out to “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus. (PS-Hated that song until it came on my Pandora station and now, I love it! It’s funny what random dance parties end up doing to you.) I totally expect to be having random dance parties with my new friends in my dorm. It’s so happening.

With that said, as leaving for school nears, that also means that summer is coming to an end. And it sucks. Mainly because I still have so many clothes to share with you all! Uhhh I love my summer wardrobe so much and I think it’s a sign that I need to live somewhere where winter isn’t 8 months of the entire year. Like, I am not looking forward to bring out the old tights and sweaters and being permanently cold anytime soon. Hopefully, after college the warmer states will be seeing more of me.

Love, Olivia

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pink hawiian flower clip white flowy top pink lace skirt wedge heels

Celebration Comments: College Style.  What do you think are essential pieces for a typical college student?

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