Personal Style

When I’m Bored I Browse…

I won’t sugarcoat anything. January was a gigantic bummer. I had zero motivation to do anything. I’m not sure if it was just being over life’s bullshit or the existential crisis that inevitably comes with finishing college and wondering why I can’t get my life together if everyone else (seemingly) already has. But on the upside there’s a Zara gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

I can’t recall the last time I even bought clothes let alone went on a shopping spree. So I decided to browse Zara’s website and see what I could find. They just dumped a whole bunch of new stuff online so there was plenty of things to check out. The only upsetting thing is that most of it is for the transition period between winter and spring. You know where it’s still cold out, but sometimes gets warmer. The transition period Arizona quite literally never has and certainly doesn’t have this year.

Mini dresses are one of my favorite things to purchase. They always look stylish and, if taken care of, they can’t last a fairly long time. It’s my go-to when I need to buy a dress. Plus I can take chances I normally wouldn’t take on trendy things like florals. I love a good faux leather mini skirt, and I’m always trading off between trousers and jeans. None of these things I’ve chosen should really be any surprise.

Pearl mini dress, Crossbody bag, Dress with bow, Pearl sweater, Faux leather skirt, Military coat, Jeans with piercing detail, Floral mini dress, Jogging trousers, Leather effect leggings

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The List: Joggers

I love a good pair of joggers. Joggers are just really stylish sweatpants. They have a better fit and grab at the ankle. They are lazy and just lazy enough without screaming “I haven given up on life.” I wear mine a lot on Sundays because it is usually a day for lounging around and being comfortable. They pair really well with sneakers if you choose to wear them out and about. I think my favorite thing about them is I can feel dressed without really getting dressed all the way. Depending on the color choice, they can appear like regular pants. I saw a lot of different color and pattern choices when looking around at different sweatpants options. They are just your typical greys, blacks, and grey black combinations. No, some even appear to look like tailored trousers in special colors and even a pinstripe pattern. I’m not really sure I would go that far to remain comfortable while trying to appear appropriately dressed for any occasion.

Shop: ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN

What I’m Wearing 02

Happy Fourth of July, fellow Americans. Happy Tuesday everyone else being bombarded with American’s overly patriotic nonsense. I love July 4th because I get a day off to spend hanging out with my friends eating, drinking, and watching fireworks. Trust me, the amount of times we see fireworks in a year, doesn’t compare to July 4. I don’t have much in the way of yummy cocktail recipes or anything festive, but what I do have is one of my best go-to outfits so far this summer.

Lately I’ve been revisiting one of my favorite Zara tops that hasn’t seen a lot of action outside my closet in a while. I paired it with classic boyfriend denim shorts and t-strap sandals. The top is very summer despite feeling a bit too heavy. Mine has bell sleeves, but the similar (below) is just a chic. I love wearing it with boyfriend shorts because they aren’t too short and the dainty top offsets the harshness of the distressed denim. One of my favorite things to sport with this look is a pretty pink nail polish. I’ve got quite a few choices, but Mod Square by Essie is a bright shade that makes the look even more feminine. Just toss my hair into a messy ponytail and I’m good to go for the day. It’s nice enough to wear out with friends to dinner or just running errands. It really can go day to night without sacrificing comfort or absolutely melting in the summer sun.

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Top, Shorts, Aviators, Sandals, Nail Polish, Bag

3 Outfits – Madewell

Once I heard someone say you shouldn’t wear an entire outfit of clothes from one store or you’ll look like a mannequin (or walking billboard) for that store. I never really thought about that before and, honestly, it sounds pretty insane. It would mean anyone remotely looking at you (and your outfit) would have to know the entire contents of a store to know where you’ve purchased it. I suppose this really only made sense back in the day with Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch since those items were heavily labeled.

Either way it’s always been some strange idea in the back of my mind every day when I get dressed. It’s likely the most unnecessary thing to be thinking about while getting dressed for the day. That said there are quite a few stores I shop at almost, I guess you could almost say, religiously. So the eventuality of being all dressed in one store is inevitable. Why am I talking about this?

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It’s Okay to Be Lazy, Right?

Lately I’ve been feeling really down. I’m not sure if it’s entirely stress related or just one of those funks I just can’t get out of. I’ve been sick (who gets a cold during the summer?), and dealing with some other really difficult stuff. I keep trying to find ways to make things better and just end up feeling like I’m failing. I can just never get it right or it’s just never enough. One of the biggest pieces of advice people love to say when you’re feeling down is to just “get up and get moving.” You know take a shower and get dressed for the day. Make yourself feel the best you can even when you feel your worst. I’m sure that’s sound advice except when one of your biggest issues is self-esteem related. Sadly no matter how together I make myself look it won’t always boost my self esteem.

So what happens when you just can’t manage it? Enter the Lazy Days wardrobe. It’s not exactly the I’ve completely given up on life special since they are acceptable to wear in public if need me. Sometimes you just need to go buy junk and Rosé at the store, right? These are my favorite things to wear when I’m just lazy and not looking forward to putting effort into choosing an outfit. Even when I’m not down they are perfect for lounging around my house in a messy bun with. Those super great afternoons spending time by myself watching an incredibly dumb Ancient Aliens marathon while stewing over nonsense I can’t control.

And it’s way better than whatever overpriced Vetements garbage is “popular” now

Shop: Basic tank top, sneakers, bralette, joggers, baggy sweater, crewneck sweatshirt, leggings, graphic tee, sworts, hoodie

Styled: Camisole Top

One of my favorite wardrobe staples is the camisole top. I can’t even begin to count how many I have, but surely I can say the answer is too many. I love how they look and how they can be worn. Whether its casually with a pair of shorts to beat the summer heat or dressed up with a pair of nice cropped trousers, the possibilities are endless. They are incredibly feminine and even a little sexy at times.

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