Going down in blaze of glory

What better way to look casually preppy or preppy casual than to wear a blazer and jeans. Amirite? It’s a casually cool and comfortable look.

Striped blazer, given to me; ruffled button up tee, given to me; ripped jeans, old; backpack purse, old; black cat eye sunglasses, Rue21; red floral necklace, Anne Taylor Loft; red chandelier earrings, old; sketchers, Ross.

A friend gave me a bag of clothes a month ago and since then discovered she has leukemia. Please send prayers!

Today I styled and photographed some outfits put together with things she gave me plus some of my own stuff.  (Just one featured today.)

Before fall is totally gone, I had to get in a bit of leaf throwing!

Yep. I’m a dork. And I’m okay with that. Then just like that, back to smooth jazz, real cool…

Thank you for stopping by, and happy leaf throwing!

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

Nautical blue and white striped skater dress

I found some fun stuff on sale at H & M just over a week ago. I tried on a whole bunch of stuff and managed to leave with just two items. The summer sales are going strong right now, peeps. Sales and good deals are my jam, in case you haven’t figured that out yet.

This cute blue and white striped skater dress was one thing I decided to keep. It was only $3 people! Can you believe it??? I tried on a couple more skater dresses, but they were all really thin, threatening to be see through, so this one was the keeper.

A romper that was really cute once I got it on went to the side because it was so hard to put on. Then there was this super cute leopard print pleated tank top that was so fun and swingy I kept it even though it was only half off. Which was still less than $10, because this is H & M were talking about. They are all about affordable clothes in the first place, sale or no sale. More on the top next post. This dress and the fun top were the only things I kept from my try on session there. I could’ve taken photos of the rest of the stuff while there, but I didn’t so you’ll just have to know I kept the best stuff.

This fun leaf necklace was from Village Merchants, a fun consignment shop in Portland that my niece wanted to go to while they were passing through last weekend. I found more stuff there, too. But, I’ll fill you in on all that another time as well. I’m sure the clothing and jewelry will show up on here sooner rather than later.

 

The scarf in my hair was also from Village Merchants. The earrings were given to me and went with the nautical vibe of this outfit.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog

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