Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back to Basics

This outfit may not look like 'basics', but it's full of things that I know work on me...if that makes sense. From the boots to jeggings to the gray drapey tank to the turquoise jewelry, these are the things that I know that I can throw on and not have to change two million times. :) What are your 'basics'? 

Gray tank: Cotton On(bought in Australia)
White lace tank dress: H&M
Jeggings: Urban Outfitters(BDG brand)
Necklace & earrings: Forever 21
Bracelets: Australia, H&M
Boots: Nine West

Friday, July 22, 2011

Red, White, & Leopard

So these photos were actually taken at the same location as this shoot with Mary. I was with my really good friend Kelsey and we decided to venture further down the path and this is what we found! These shorts are definitely a new favorite of mine. I'm already a huge colored denim fan, so buying these was a no brainer. They make dressing fashionable in the summer super easy. Which is why just pairing them with a white tank, belt, and sandals worked perfectly :)

Me & Kelsey!
Tank: Banana Republic Outlet
Shorts, Belt, Sandals, & Earrings: Forever 21

Thanks to Kelsey for taking these for me!

Monday, July 11, 2011

5am Wakeup Call

Gotta love the magic of photoshop! Setting up a tripod and snapping my 2 go-to poses gets old real fast so I thought I'd do something a little different for these outfit photos, and have some editing fun. I don't know what's with my blog drought lately, but I don't like it. I can tell that it's affecting my style too. Usually when I don't blog as much, I'm not reading as many blogs either. Which ultimately leads to feeling a lack of inspiration when I get dressed. Enough I say! I'm so over it. Funny how lacking a bit of style for a week makes you realize how good it feels to absolute love an outfit.

Okay, enough rambling! I wore this outfit to class in Chicago. I've noticed that my Milwaukee > Chicago commute outfits are all about layers. The weather can be totally different even though they're really not all that far apart. This outfit was all about mixing patterns/textures. Lace+Denim+Pattern = a super easy throw-on-at-5am outfit(yes, 5am. I wish I was kidding about that).

Denim Button-Up: H&M
Top: Urban Outfitters
Leggings/Pants: TJ Maxx
Shoes: TOMS Shoes
Jewelry: Forever 21

And now a random shot I took while taking these in my backyard. I just love how everything looks after it rains.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sara wears a dress!

Yes, that's right I finally wore a dress. Go me! Although it wasn't too bad since I wore opaque tights with it so there was nothing to worry about flashing-wise. But still. Quite an accomplishment for me :) Also, I've been loving this belt I got from goodwill for $1. I'm pretty sure it's a really old kids belt, but that just means it fits my waist perfectly.

Isn't this little woodsy area so pretty? Me and Mary stumbled upon it a few weeks ago. Definitely think we'll be back!

Probably falling. I was a little too excited to get on the rocks :)
Dress: TJ Maxx
Belt: Goodwill
Tights: TJ Maxx
Boots: DSW
Jewelry: H&M and Forever 21