Haul, Broken Ban & All – Fashion & Jewelry

I was supposed to be on a shopping ban through mid July but after about two weeks I gave up. Also the number one motivation for my ban was because I was supposed to be saving up for a trip to Chicago but we decided not to go anymore so I just threw the ban out the window. So of course in my typical shopping fashion, here are my buys for the month of July. I had to break up the haul into two parts, fashion & beauty. First up is Fashion and Jewelry.

I picked up some tanks for my boyfriend for summer.
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I picked up this lace type top from a local boutique
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I’ve actually been looking for more of a white damask top but everytime I find one it’s a cropped style so I went with this one because it doesn’t quite look like lace so its still nice and summery.

I picked up a few tanks.
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I’ve been really into cut out shoulders lately so I picked up four from Forever21 but the sheer ones were extremely inexpensive at $13.50 each!
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I got the sheer ones in nude, white, and black.

I also picked up two dresses, both around $12 each.
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I picked up two semi-sheer blouses from H&M in pink and leopard.
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I also picked up this cute white top from a boutique.
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I picked up some thrift store shorts for diy-ing.
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I got a really good deal on shoes as well!
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I got all of these plus another pair from Gap for under $13!

I also found my perfect pair of nude pumps!
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I have been searching for years now for a good pair that didn’t have an ugly front platform but that didn’t look like a work pair either.

I found some sandals from Target.
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Since it’s summer, I found some great deals on swimsuits as well.
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This set is from Target.

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These are all on sale from Old Navy.

That’s all for clothes and shoes. I did pick up a few accessories as well. First is this cute over the shoulder bag from Forever21.
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I just love this piece because it’s so simple and so chic.

Some jewelry from F21.
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And that’s it for the fashion part of the haul. It seems like a lot but I got almost all of it on sale or for really good prices!


Outfits of the day & Looks of the day – July 2012

I’ve also been collecting outfit and look pictures on my phone for the month of July. I don’t really like to do collective look posts like this but I’ve discovered it’s harder to blog from my phone than I thought. I’ll try to remember what I wore in each set.

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top & jewelry from F21 / stila lip enamel in giggle

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Mac lipstick in Creme cup

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Nars eye duo in Charade

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Maybellene tattoo in bad to the bronze

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Mufe lipstick in 41

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outfit from F21 / Nars lipstick in Schiap

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top from a local boutique / shorts from hollister / jewelry F21

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Daily – 6/22 weekend boyfriends, sushi, zoo & more food!

This past weekend was my boyfriends birthday so we ate a lot! But more on that later. We planned a full day out at the zoo and lake.

We woke up early to go the zoo to beat the rush and I’m so glad we did! I’ve never been to this zoo before so I was really excited to see what the hype was all about. It cost us $42 to get in which is probably why I’ve never been there before. My normal zoo is free.
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We grabbed breakfast at MCDs which I hadn’t done in the longest time. It felt like a mini road trip eating mcd breakfast and driving out there with the wind in my hair!

Here’s what I wore.
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top f21 | shorts AE | shoes LA | bag h&m
On my face I used all waterproof/swim stuff so that it wont melt off or come off after swimming later. I used loreal volumnous, etude waterproof liner, stila lip stain, stila bronzing gel.

Here’s a shot of my favorite animals I saw at the zoo!
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That prairie dog was looking right at me!

After the zoo, we grabbed some food and also attended a graduation party.
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Later that night we went to grab some sushi and drinks.
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I had eaten so much already though that I couldn’t eat much sushi which is a shame since it’s so good!

I didn’t take as many pictures of the weekend as I could’ve mostly food so here is more from Sunday!
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This rice platter is so good!
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I ended the weekend eating yogurt with my mom and sisters and cousin.
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Daily – 6/18-21 Hair change, eating & badminton

I only captured two work outfits last week. First one is pretty simple and neutral.
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top & bottom F21 | cardi Banana Republic

And here’s the second one. This one has a bit more color.
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top H&m | skirt F21 | cardi F21

later on in the day I changed to this to be more casual but still cute.
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Last week I dyed my hair but it didn’t turn out light enough so I’m going to try again this week. Here’s a shot of it, you can’t tell so well.
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After it didn’t work out I did some googling and found this one which I will be using this week.
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It’s supposed to be high lift so it should get my hair a lot lighter.

My boyfriend and I went to applebees and did the two for $20 last week.
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I also did a bit of chicken cooking last week and it turned out great!
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It’s chicken and snow peas stir fried with a whole wheat pita.

I’m not a great cook but I certainly know my way around some thread and needle so I did some mending for my boyfriend.
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This is about the only homey thing I can do.

Last week there were two major storms and a lot of fallen trees. Here’s one I saw on my way to work.
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That’s not even the worst cause it was in someone’s yard. The worst are the ones on the street that you can’t drive around.

And finally I ended my week with some hard core badminton and some bubble tea.
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I always get cappuccino and only once before has it failed me.


Weekend fun 6/3/12

This weekend I was out all weekend and so I did get into the spirit of snapping shots but I did forget to do an outfit post. I got a lot of food pictures though!

First we tried this newish burger chain called five guys.

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It reminded me a lot of in and out because the kitchen is open and you can see what’s going on. The menu is also a non nonsense one and fairly basic. The difference is that it doesn’t taste as good as in and out. I feel like in and out burgers are very crisp and not greasy. These are juicy but not super fresh or great tasting.

I also went french toast crazy this week.

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This this Saturday I spent all day at my boyfriends basketball tournament.

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And finally some arm candy and wild shoes!

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