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The Many Faces of A Fashion Blogger

This outfit was the outfit where I realized I have officially become a fashion blogger. “Why,” You may be asking, “is this outfit so much more magnificent than any other outfit?” Because I layered cardigans. Oh yes, I have entered the big leagues oh epic layering that only fabulous fashion bloggers and J. Crew Models attempt. And with big league clothing comes big league faces….I hope you’re ready for the many faces of a fashion blogger.

The smug, I’m a legit fashion blogger look.

The really intense like my outfit darn it look.

The photobombing yourself look.

Shirt:J Crew//Patterned Sweater:Target//Cream Sweater:Old Navy//Skirt:Romy//Tights:H&M//Shoes:Target//Purse:Sorial via TJMaxx

And the normal fashion blogger look.

Oh yes, I think I have finally arrived as a fashion blogger (next stop: add some chambray and start working toward J. Crew model…I totes got this) ūüėõ

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Kels is Traveling Back in Time, Too! (Also Known as: What Happens When Marce and Kels Get Together)

Oh yes I am because I just so happened to be Marci’s date to this event. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last year, it’s that when the two of us are together epic amounts of pictures are taken.¬†Some very silly pictures are taken.

Some unintentionally serious ones are taken.

Dress:Gap (thrifted)//Sweater:Romy//Shoes:Lucky Brand//Clutch:Old Navy

And some blogingly perfect ones are taken.

Yes, when we get together we take lots of pictures. And this is why I miss us getting together as much as we used to be able to but it’s always nice to take a little time travel trip down memory lane and look at all the good times we’ve had. It’s also nice to know we’ll meet up again, take even more¬†ridiculous¬† slightly vain pictures of ourselves, catch up like we’ve been apart for two days not two weeks, and enjoy some good coffee (spoiler alert, there may be a post just about this in the works). That’s the beauty of good friends, everything can change but when you’re reunited it’s all the same again.

Channeling My Inner Marci

Happy Monday! These last couple of weeks have been crazy in Kels-land and are only set to get busier as my paralegal classes start in a week. To burn off some steam what have I been doing? Taking some fashion risks on the weekends!

Oh yes, what you can’t really see in these pictures is that I did, indeed, pulling¬†a page directly from the Marci book of everyday fashion¬†, layer tights! Heck yes!

I also got to bust out this scarf- a gift that fly all the way from Thailand just to be worn around my neck. Oh yes, This scarf was pretty much begging to be worn with my new, ballsy layered tights look and I have to say, it wasn’t hard to say “yes, scarf, you would make the perfect addition to this outfit.” (And, yes, I do totally have conversations with my clothes…that’s normal, right?)

Shirt:OldNavy//Tank:Target//Skirt:Gap//
Blue Tights:F21//GrayTights:H&M//Shoes:Lucky Brand

 

I leave you with my most Marci pose. Have a great Monday, and let us know what you think of the new layout and “about me” sections in the comments! We’d love to hear your feedback!

Stripes: Of Bangs and Hair

A day has come that I never ever, ever, ever thought would come: I have mastered the art of styling bangs.

Oh yes, I finally consistently pump out bangs that look like this in the morning. 9 year old me, with the goofy bangs going all directions, is so freaking proud. This was a long time coming, The first month or so of bangage was filled with weird gaps and flyaways. Luckily, after a bunch of experimentation, I’ve mastered the blow drying to hairspray¬†quotient.

There are the bangs at the end of my work day. Seeeeeeee?! I think I’ve finally conquered the cowlicks.

Jacket:Charlotte Russe//Sweater:Old Navy//Tank:Banana Republic//Bracelet:H&M

I also thought you all might be proud of my¬†accessorizing! I picked up this rose bracelet this last weekend at H&M and I think it’s my new favorite thing ever. I seriously want to wear this every single day ever but, alas, I’ve got to try rocking some other accessories too. I can’t be a one trick pony, now can I?

Stripes: Disney Fashion Time

Ooo boy! We finally made it to the Florida leg of my travels and I have a very Minnie Mouse inspired outfit post for you!

Isn’t the Epcot Ball pretty epic? This was a pretty exciting moment, I’ve been dreaming of this moment, standing infront of the giant golf ball, since I can remember-I mean who thinks of Disney World without thinking about the ball? I was sorely disappointed to realize the tour of the nations wasn’t actually in the ball nor was some sort of epic 70’s-esque model of “The Future”. My dreams, apparently, were a little too farfetched to fit in a giant golfball…who woulda thunk?

As far as my theme park fashion went, I stuck mainly to shorts (better for rides), tank tops (to avoid the dreaded farmers tan), Toms (comfy shoes…though, thanks to the heat/foot sweatage situation, I got blisters on almost all of my toes that I’m still working on getting rid of. Yay! TMI blogger moment! But seriously, shoes that don’t require socks sounded awesome in theory but in execution they tore up my feet), and Minnie ears. Oh yes, I wore these babies every single day at all the Disney parks (seemed like bad form to wear to Universal Studios…though I totally wore my Harry Potter shirt to Disney at which point a guy running one of the rides claimed to be Slytherin and tried to Avada Kedavra us…we Crucio’d back and got away). I certainly was *that* person and I soaked up every themed minute of it.

Tank:A&E//Shorts:Old Navy//Shoes:Toms//Backpack:REI//Ears:Magic Kingdom

Later that day, a phone booth tried to kidnap me! Epcot was an awesome park and it was second only to Magic Kingdom in my mind. There was so much to see and I loved the future theme! Also, I’m going to do a quick plug for my little backpack. This thing saved us and was the perfect bag for this trip! It’s just a little REI day pack I bought a couple years back to hold one of those Camelpack water bladders for a day hike and exploring bat caves (to my NW friends- it was Oyster Dome…that hike always kicks my butt in a way that makes me wanna cry a little but exploring the bat caves is seriously one of my favorite memories from college). This pack held both of our water bottles, snacks, cellphones, and sunglasses without getting the least bit heavy. And, just about every mom was jealously eyeballing it. So, if you’re planning a Disney trip in the near future, I would totally recommend bringing one of these bags since they let you bring in food and drink with no issues. This was the closest I could find to the one I have-I bought my bladder and bag separate and the bag was REI brand (it was discontinued and the last one in the store…and about $30 cheaper than the next best option at the time) but I think this set is actually cheaper than what my total ended up being buying them separately…so awesome for you if you decide you want to invest in one!

And we happened to find Mary Poppins in England(-land?). SO jealous of her getup! Can we please bring back fancy dresses and epic hats like this?! Seriously.

What’s everyone’s favorite Disney park? Anyone else done Oyster Dome? Was your butt handed to you or was that just me (probably just me…walking up hill is just about my least favorite activity)?

Stripes: A Shopping Adventure

This last weekend, Sequins and I had the¬†opportunity¬†to make our way to downtown Seattle to do some shopping as our first blogger reunion (it had been a whopping 4 or so days since we’d seen each other…I know crazy long, right?). Anyways, we were able to hit up H&M, which we didn’t have in our small town, and stocked up on some goodies that we can’t wait to preview on the blog.

The one really silly thing about our Seattle photo shoot was the reaction we got from the person who happened to walk by us. Maybe I had my expectations backwards, but I had always assumed people in a bigger city would probably care less about our silly back ally pictures (not kidding, we actually found a really pretty marble wall for pictures but as we walked up to it we noticed this ally and both went for it, instinctually, without having to ask each other about what we would prefer) and that the small town people would take a little more interest in our obsessive photo-taking. But I was wrong! And that is how this picture happened:

As I was posing away, this woman happened to walk by us and shot some serious judge face our way which was quite unlike the giggles we used to get back in our small town. So what did I do in return? Clearly the mature thing and gave her some judge face right back. Yep, I’m suuuuuch a grown up.

Purse:Lucky Brand//Scarf:Charlotte Russe//Sweater:Old Navy//Jeans&Tank:Gap//Shoes:Saucony

Anyone else have some fun weekend adventures? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section!

 

Stripes: A Manicure

A manicure you may be asking, what’s so great about a manicure that a whole post was needed to¬†commemorate¬†it? Well this wasn’t just any old manicure, and while it wasn’t my first time in the nail salon, it was my first time getting a¬†shellac manicure. And let me tell ya, this stuff does not disappoint.

Shellac is a type of nail covering (such a weird way to phrase that…) that is really hard, does not chip, and makes nail color last forever all without the damage to your nails that comes with fake nails. In other words, this was promised to be a nail¬†miracle¬†treatment. After a friend tried this stuff out a few months ago, I was really curious if this stuff was as awesome as she kept saying it was so after taking my last undergrad exam Sequins told me I should treat myself and I headed off to the nail salon to try my first fancy treatment.

The place I went applied the shellac (a really hard clear polish that is hardened under a UV light) under the color so I could change the color of my nails as I wished; the only thing is that you have to use acetone free nail polish remover which really is NBD because that’s what I happened to have under my counter when the time came to take off the polish (acetone removes the¬†treatment¬†and nail polish remover with acetone can damage the finish).

I still had the original polish on in these pictures and it lasted about a week which is hands down a record for me and the only reason I took it off was that the color had rubbed off the tips of my nails and it looked a little messy so now I am wearing it as a clear coat and my nails look amazing. But no chips and no peeling (which, for whatever reason, always happens when I wear polish), just a little bit of color missing from the tips that get abused at work (hello hand washing 30 minutes of dishes). The only place where I really experienced the shellac layer chipping was where my knife slipped while I was mincing garlic and I took a chunk of polish/shellac off with it. And, in all honesty, it was probably a good thing I had the extra layer otherwise the knife would have cut into my nail and that hurts SO BAD. Maybe I psychically knew this treatment would serve a rather practical purpose!

Shirt:Old Navy (recent)//Skirt&Belt:Macys (recent)//Purse:Lucky Brand//Shoes: Aldo

If I could afford to keep on top of it, I would totally get my nails shellac’d every two weeks like the nail tech¬†recommended¬†but until then I will for sure fall back on this essentially damage-free treatment (the UV rays can cause skin cancer and I know some people are really against acetone) for special occasions (aka-times I wanna feel hella fancy). I really enjoyed this treatment and if you’re looking for something fun to do with little upkeep and¬†relatively¬†low cost, I would definitely recommend making an appointment to get your shellac on.

As a side note, I was not in any way paid to endorse this product; I don’t even know the name of the company who made the product I used.