TRANSPARENCY

June 9, 2014

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outfit, fashion blogger, california, glasses, cheap and chic, frames
outfit, fashion blogger, california, glasses, cheap and chic, frames
outfit, fashion blogger, california, glasses, cheap and chic, frames
outfit, fashion blogger, california, glasses, cheap and chic, frames

Onto newer and clearer things, my new Derek Cardigan frames came in from Coastal Glasses. If you know me, you know that I'm practically blind -- like actually blind as a bat, I can't see sheeeeeep kind of blind (if you get that reference, I love you)! I started wearing glasses in the fourth grade and kids would always make fun of them so naturally I grew to hate them. I never felt like myself in them; I got contacts the first chance I could and never looked back. I rarely, if ever, wear glasses in public. 

But recently, I've been coming into myself -- I have been making adjustments to parts of me that I never particularly liked. Like my nose, I haaaaaaaated my nose for the longest time -- for what feels like ever really. Ever since I got my septum ring, I've been in love with it; that little glimmer of gold has made a big difference in my confidence.

So I got new glasses to do the same, I wanted something I wouldn't be self conscious to wear in public. And these are it. The simplicity, the minimalistic design are exactly what I was looking for. Isn't it funny how we can dress up parts and pieces of ourselves and how that can make all the difference?

MAKING WORK WEEK WERK: BLAZER & FLATS {DAY 4 OF 5}

June 5, 2014

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outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic
outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic
outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic
outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic
wearing: Berkeley tank, Forever 21 flannel, high waisted denim from Crossroads Trading Co.

Okay if you couldn't tell by now, I'm in neither a blazer nor flats. I'm a cheater cheater pumpkin eater. Did you really expect me to get dressed up when I have the luxury of working from my bed? Exactly

So I defaulted, I went right back to my nasty old habits; I told you I live in my high waisted shorts. It's funny, those Guess shorts I found for $7 my freshmen year (as seen here, here & here), the ones that abused and loved to pieces, ripped right below my right cheek last weekend -- It's the end of an era. But thankfully, I found this pair at Crossroads and I hope they'll last just as long, if not longer. It seems that I make the best memories when I'm in cut offs, figures.

MAKING WORK WEEK WERK: BLAZER & FLATS {DAY 3 OF 5}

June 4, 2014

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outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic
outfit, fashion blogger, california, work wear, office wear, business casual, reuse, rewear, cheap and chic

wearing: gifted LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's {similar}, Report d'orsay bow flats from Macys {similar}, Zara dress from Crossroads Trading Co., Opening Ceremony x Chloe Sevigny sunnies from Poshmark

I spend most of my day in my car; that commute struggle is my biggest struggle, emphasize on the BIGGEST. I can deal with one hour of traffic fine, that's a piece of cake. I was okay with 1.5 hours and was even able to stomach 2 hours of traffic with minimal complaints, but 2.5 hours of bumper-to-bumper can make anyone a little crazy. It has been a looooong day to say the least. The good news is that I get to work from home for the rest of the week so I don't have to deal with all that craziness until Monday morning. This little nugget is beyond thankful.