Life Updates: I’m Back! (& selling my clothes)

I know, I know, I’m a bad blogger–a month of unexplained silence does not endear me to my readers, I’m sure. But! I’m back now. I took my exams, wrote some papers, and then wandered around for a few weeks (Berlin, London, and New York were the highlights of my three weeks of wandering), and my computer broke at the same time, and, well, wandering around didn’t really give me time to get it fixed. But I’m home, on a borrowed computer now, waiting for mine to be repaired, and I’ll have more outfit photos (including catching up on the previous Marvelous Monday themes) and other fab content (my first beauty product reviews! some travel photos! who knows what else??) for you soon. I’m home in the U.S. for the next two months, and I’m thrilled to be here! I’ll be working at my old sports photography job, spending time with friends and family, nothing too exciting planned–just relaxing and saving some money.

For now, I just wanted to say, I’m back, and also point you in the direction of the fatshionxchange community on LJ, where I’ve posted a bunch of my clothes for sale–check out my post here. Great deals on some awesome stuff! Mostly dresses and blazers, but also some pants and a skirt and a couple of tops. Check it out!

Marvelous Monday: Metallics

For those not in the know, Marvelous Monday is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Metallics.

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I decided to wear these metallic gold jeans (they’re shinier in real life than in the photo), paired with this black blouse. It’s a really strange wrap type blouse, with a shawl collar; a quite unusual item. I haven’t really been sure how to wear it.

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Should I have tucked it into something? Did I pull it off here? Should I just give up on this particular piece all together?

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Also wasn’t really sure about the jeans…they’re a bit big for me, particularly in the calf, both length and width wise, so I rolled up the cuffs. I think the contrast is nice as the black matches my blouse, but I’m not entirely sure.

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What do you all think?

Outfit details:

Black shawl collar blouse: ASOS Curve
Gold jeans: H&M+ via Hanna‘s blog sale
Burgundy wedges: Mossimo via Target

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers in their metallics today:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Marvelous Monday (Tuesday Edition): Nature Inspired

I’m sorry this post is a day late; I was dealing with a personal crisis and was unable to post yesterday on time. However, I’m just going to look at it this way: my lateness is extending the marvelousness! You may have also noticed that my posts have been infrequent lately; a full workload as the end of the semester approaches combined with some issues I don’t want to talk about on the internet have me crazy busy. I’ll be back to a more regular posting schedule soon enough, though!

For those not in the know, Marvelous Monday is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Nature Inspired.

My natural inspiration may not be immediately clear upon viewing this outfit, but I’ll explain after you look….

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There are three reasons this is nature-inspired: 1) The lace is a floral pattern.

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2) The sky is finally blue! That’s a rarity in Bremen. It’s certainly not this particular shade of blue, but it is blue all the same.

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And finally, 3) When I was out for a walk wearing this sweater last week, I noticed some beautiful flowers (I have no idea what kind, sorry) that were almost the exact same color! So I planned to wear it again for my nature-inspired outfit. I meant to go back and get a picture before making this post, but, alas, it did not happen, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Outfit details:

Blue floral lace dress: Forever 21+
Pink short sleeved cropped cardi: Old Navy
Navy bow flats: Shoe Dept Encore
Gold bracelets: Primark
Gold heart necklace: Won from the lovely Suzanne‘s blog giveaway!

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers’ nature-inspired outfits:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Marvelous Monday: Sheer Tops

It’s Marvelous Monday, everybody! This is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Sheer tops.

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I didn’t feel like it would have been appropriate for me to wear my sheer top with just a bra to my Qualitative Research class, so this outfit isn’t as daring as the theme would allow it to be. The top is Old Navy from at least a year ago, and I wear it fairly regularly so I’m a bit surprised it hasn’t been on the blog before. It’s got a banded waist, which I don’t usually like, but I’ve worn it in the summer with denim shorts and I like the contrast of the super casual shorts with a top like this.

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I also like to wear it tucked in, as you can see here; always the best solution for banded bottom tops. I like this skirt as well, and it goes to show you should try things on; it’s from Dorothy Perkins, and it’s a UK18, while I usually wear a UK22. I got it from fatshionxchange, though, and the seller said it fit up to my waist size, and voila, it works!

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My hair’s kind of a mess; I usually don’t have time to do anything with it when I have early classes, so whenever you see my hair looking nice, that probably means I came home and fixed it before taking pictures. No time, today, though, I have a meeting in 20 minutes! Same concept for makeup; it’s pretty basic in these photos.

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The next few weeks are going to be insanely busy for me. Lots of work to do. I’ll be leaving at the end of May, though, for Berlin, then London, then New York, and finally, home to North Carolina from mid-June to mid-August. Can’t wait to be back in the States for a couple of months! I’m already counting the days.

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Outfit details:

Sheer pussybow blouse: Old Navy
Ochre circle skirt: Dorothy Perkins via Fatshionxchange
Black tank (underneath): ASOS Curve
Gold bracelets: Primark
Gold pearl earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Brown tights: Worthington via JCPenney
Brown flats: Payless

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers in their sheer tops today:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Stuck In A Rut Saturday

In case you haven’t noticed, my fashion is not very creative lately. Here is yet another outfit with black tights and my black skater skirt. Reason? I’m so insanely busy with schoolwork. My posts are infrequent, and they are pictures of boring outfits because I’m stuck in a fashion rut. At least it’s a cute fashion rut?

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Outfit details:

Pearl floral earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Pearl bracelets & necklace: Primark
Plum top (actually peplum tucked in): Dorothy Perkins
Skater skirt & belt: ASOS Curve
Tights: Worthington via JCPenney
Burgundy wedges: Mossimo via Target

Marvelous Monday: Inspired by Artwork

It’s Marvelous Monday, everybody! This is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Inspired by Artwork

I kind of did this one backwards–when I got dressed, I forgot about Marvelous Monday. But I really liked my outfit, so instead of changing I decided to find artwork to match my outfit. Without further ado, the painting:

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And, my outfit:

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I thought the painting was appropriate inspiration as it includes both the same pattern of red and white stripes and the nautical theme. I really like this sweater, although I am less of a fan of the fact that my legs really haven’t seen much of the sun in many, many months!

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Yesterday was my 22nd birthday, and what I thought was going to be a quiet day turned into quite a nice small party when some of my friends surprised me with a barbecue and a trip to the beach.

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I guess I should have some sort of introspective post evaluating the year, but I’ll just say that 21 was a very interesting year. A lot happened. I returned to school, for one, which also for me meant coming back to Germany.

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I also traveled quite a bit, both within the US and Germany, and to several other countries. I met some new friends, reconnected with some old ones, and drifted apart from some other friends. I guess that last one is inevitable.

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22 is off to a great start so far, and I’m hoping it continues this way! I know it’ll be a difficult and stressful year with a lot of life changes, but hopefully it’ll all turn out okay.

Funnily enough, I wasn’t the only Marvelous Monday blogger celebrating a birthday yesterday; make sure you wish Cheri a happy birthday, too!

Outfit details:

Red and white striped sweater: Primark
Earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt & belt: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Forever 21

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers and the artwork that inspires them today:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Spring Is In The Air

I promise, someday soon I’ll write again on Fridays….but right now, I’m just too busy and too exhausted, so you get pretty pictures instead!

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This is just a casual outfit, going to class and working on a group project and so on. The floral top makes it bright and springy, but other than that, there’s not a whole lot going on.

Outfit details:

Floral tank: H&M+ via eBay
Black cropped jacket: Torrid
Plum coated skinnies: H&M+
Boots: Kmart