Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How to Make a Blue & White Outfit Look Fresh

I've said it before and I say it again: I. Love. These. Shorts. It's such a struggle to find shorts and then to find polka dot ones that fit like a dream - this is a real unicorn here, folks. Last time, I wore a red white and blue outfit but this time I wanted to switch it up and breath some freshness into the tried & true combo of blue and white. So pops of pink! This simple and easy color combo feels so new and fun! It also doesn't hurt to mix 2 simple prints: stripes and polka dots #FTW.  

I've also worn this peplum top here tucked into a midi but I resisted the urge for this outfit. As a pear shape, I've always been a little hesitant to wear more fabric on my hips but I've seen many bloggers embrace it and rock it. Color Me Courtney (one of my favorites!) rocks the peplum well. 

Another little surprise factor of this outfit is my beloved watermelon purse (also worn to the beach here). Everyone went gaga for fruits this summer and rightly so! I kinda feel like a little girl again wearing this purse, especially when putting my heart-shaped sunglasses in it and then the only thing in my purse is my wallet, a mirror and lipstick. It's like playing dress-up all over again! 

I wore this outfit on date night and we had the loveliest time. We walked through Chinese Gardens to take these photos (and the sun kept playing hide & seek, driving me crazy trying to get continuity with the photos!). We also played the how-many-monitor-lizards-do-you-spy game. Spoiler Alert: Stephen always wins. I have no idea how he can spot these lizards camouflaged so well! It doesn't help my cause that these suckers are SO BIG. Then we finally tried the hot pot restaurant that's been on our list forever. It was soooo good and we ate so so so so so much beef. We also made friends with the owners who were so incredibly sweet. Great outfit, great night in my opinion! 

What was on your last date night's itinerary? Have you discovered an quick, easy way to freshen up an outfit? 

Shorts, Top & Shoes: Thrifted | Purse: Abaday | Earrings & Sunglasses: Bugis Market | Bracelet: Lovisa 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pink Crop Top & Floral Maxi Skirt

I don't think I like this outfit… With me, more is more but I might have out-more-ed myself, if ya know what I mean. It's too much pink (which might be the first time I've ever said that in my life) and too much billowy fabric and something else I can't put my finger on… 

But now that I've convinced you not to like this outfit, here are the things I do like about it. I love every single thing I'm wearing, just not together. Like this skirt - it's so vibrant and fun! I still can't decide if I am going to cut off the bow on the side. I'm not usually keen to add MORE fabric to my hips but it's not terrible with it. What do you think? 

And I love this crop top. It's actually got slits on the sleeves but you can't really see it. I'm also thinking about cutting the slits higher up on the shoulders so it's more apparent. But then again, I'm really lazy so maybe not. I also have no idea what to wear this crop top. 

Oh the adventures in thrifting. You fall in love in the store, the price is always right and then you get home and notice those little things… Oh well! I guess it means I just gotta play more dress-up with my closet to figure out some new options. 

What good finds have you discovered at the thrift store lately? I MUST live vicariously through you so tell me! :) 

Sunglasses: Modcloth | Everything else: Thrifted 
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