Those 70's Vibes

So I can't believe that I've been blogging for five (yes, FIVE-- I completely forgot to do something special so I'm going to have to do so very soon...) years without mentioning one of my biggest style icons: a certain Miss Jackie Beulah Burkhart. (Middle name necessary.) Yes, Mila Kunis's character on That 70's Show. She's a babe with a wardrobe made of dreams. 

A quick search will reveal that I've always had a little "thing" for 70's-inspired ensembles. Though this one felt a little more like a costume and a little less like an "E.M." outfit. Still, I love it and had a lot of fun wearing it. Note to self: sometimes going overboard is necessary.

Yes, More Blue Jeans

Two blue jeans posts in a row: who am I? I usually start out posts like these by saying, "now, I don't usually enjoy blue denim..." but I think it's time I admit that I've been lying to myself. How about these bad boys though? I'm into embroidery and birds so of course bird embroidery wins me over. To let these magnificent trousers speak for themselves, I kept the rest of the outfit simple: a black turtleneck, vegan leather jacket, and my favorite nude mules. 

Ruffled Denim

Every once in a while you find an article of clothing that makes your heart sing. I often say that I'm not a blue denim girl but as soon as I saw these, I had to have them. (Because singing, guys.) I'll be wearing them a LOT more but for their glorious debut, I figured I'd keep it simple: some of my favorite lace-up flats, a cozy sweater, and my trusty satchel.

Ruffled: A Collaboration with PHLBloggers

What do you do when you want to see how to wear a trend several different ways at once? You call your PHLBloggers friends and have a photoshoot, of course! On this month's agenda: RUFFLES. (And lots of 'em.) All six of us were given the task of styling a ruffled piece of clothing or accessory. I love how we all took the trend and put our own little spin on it. Added bonus? You can find an in-depth look at this shoot in the next issue of Philly Streats

Corset Belt

Sundays are special days around here. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are for juggling my full-time job, my startup, house hunting, the blog, etc. Sundays are our day to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up on our shows. (Read: watch through The Office again, in its entirety.) Sundays are also my day to dress how I want to dress since I don't really have to do anything. Since I already loved this corset belt trend, I decided to try it out in a little dressier manner.

Granny Chic

I'm an old soul. Nothing repulses me more than the thought of going to a night club and my ideal friday night includes Chinese takeaway, watching Cheers on Netflix, and being in bed by ten o'clock. Naturally, I enjoy dressing like the little old lady that I am inside. Maxi dress, turtleneck, oversized handbag, and all. Because I'm still 25, I like to add some edgier elements to my granny style-- in this case, knee-high boots and a vegan leather jacket.

My Nighttime Skin-Care Routine

The older I get, the more I realize just how important a nightly skincare routine truly is. For one, it makes my morning makeup regimen so much simpler when my skin is fresh and clear and there's not much that needs covering up. (Read: I'm able to sleep in a little more.) I've also found that it's healthy to have some sort of ritual before climbing into bed.

Thanks to this blog, I've received many, many skincare products so I've gotten to try out a plethora of different lotions, serums, cleansers, toners, etc. Some made my skin feel greasy. Others worked but didn't play along too well with other products I was trying out. Some made me break out for a week straight. (That was not a great time.) After trying out what feels like a hundred combinations, I found one that not only works for me, but works really, really well.

Black, White, & Nude

Not all outfits are created equally and I definitely do not look blogworthy every day. I'm trying to get better at dressing myself on the "off days"-- not because I need to look good for anyone else but because I enjoy coming up with new looks. Not to mention, I feel better when I put a little pride into my appearance. I rotate through articles of clothing but rarely wear the same outfit more than once. (Except this one. I wear this one at least once a week.) Because I've been all about stretching myself creatively, I've been challenging myself to do "casual" interestingly. Easier said than done. 

All About Dresses

While I'm a bit annoyed that every single day is "national something day," (I think we've had this conversation before?) how could I not celebrate National Dress Day? Dresses are my favorite way to look good while putting in the least amount of effort. It took a while to find a style of dress that really suited me but once I found it, (with some help from Alexa Chung) it began a long storybook romance. A smock dress, black tights, and flats are my go-to look so here are some of my favorite styles.

Dust Pink & Stripes

Happy March! (For real though, I seriously can't believe it's already March.) It's time to start transitioning from all-winter-all-the-time to some winter mixed with some spring. I love layering cozy shirts under spring dresses, such as this striped turtleneck with this very-90's asymmetrical dress in the loveliest dust pink.