I’m Feelin’ Twenty-Two

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Well, hello there.
Guess what?
You are now reading the words of a certified, official twenty-two year old. That’s right, guys. I’m old now. That means I’m wise, and you should listen to me. Translation: you should read my blog alllll the time!
Now, I planned to give you guys two posts for turning the ol’ two-two. But. For the past month I unfortunately have been having problems where I get sick every time I eat. It’s been especially bad this past week, and during dinner with my family on my birthday, I got really, really ill and just didn’t exactly feel up to taking pictures of my eveningwear. But, lucky for you, I felt fine during the day and got a picture of what I wore out to lunch and shopping with my dad.
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Geometric pattern maxi dress: Daisy Exchange, $6
Bronze gladiator sandals: Walmart, $7
Bronze heart necklace: Body Central, $1
Pearl clip earrings: Claire’s, BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!
Outfit total: $14

I took advantage of it being my special day to borrow this maxi dress from my sister since she couldn’t say no! She just got it very recently, and I’ve been drooling over it because I love it so much. It’s very comfortable and casual while still being elegant, and I felt gorgeous the whole day. I wore my favorite necklace and sandals, as you all will be well familiar with if you are regular visitors to my blog, and I finished with my pearl earrings that my dad got me for my birthday.
I have been absolutely dying to have some pearl and some diamond clips since I lost both my pairs I had 😦 but lo and behold, Claire’s had a pack of clip earrings that included both and my lovely father actually came into Claire’s and bought them for me, though I could tell he was uncomfortable in such a place haha. And of course, I added my watch that I got as a graduation present as a final touch, but since it was a gift, that means I don’t have to include it, right? 😉
Hope you all love my birthday outfit, I felt both grown-up but still young in it, and it was the perfect outfit to celebrate my day in!

Pax,
Sara

PS Though I think Taylor Swift needs to start singing some age appropriate songs, I couldn’t deny that her song was the undeniably perfect title for my 22nd birthday post!

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I Heard the Sound of the Floral Dance

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Since I took such a long hiatus, I’m making it up to you all by posting two posts within less than a week!
And get ready– today’s outfit is one of my all time favorites!
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Floral and lace tank top: Ross, $10
Red crop pants: Daisy Exchange, $6.50
Black gladiator sandals: Walmart, $8
Screwback earrings: gift
Outfit total: $24.50

This is a relatively simple outfit, but the pieces really speak for themselves– something to keep in mind when trying to bargain shop. If you buy unique pieces that stand out, you don’t need to add tons of accessories or things like that to make a chic outfit. I’ve had this top for years and I have always adored it, but somehow I could never find quite the right thing to wear with it. I love the peek-a-boo lace on the top, the bright, pretty floral pattern, and the ruffly, feminine hem.
When I was going to lunch today, I was excited because it has been rainy and so it was finally cool enough to wear pants instead of shorts. I got these red crop pants fairly recently and featured them in another post, but haven’t really had a chance to wear them during the summer. As I was looking through my closet for an appropriate top, the floral just jumped out at me, and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was perfect.
The red really makes the pattern of the flowers pop, and pairing the crop pants with a tank top still keeps the look summery enough, especially with simple black gladiator sandals. I was perfectly happy with that look, but it occurred to me that the antique screwback earrings my mom bought for me would be simply perfect, and I think they add the perfect touch. I also was very excited to finally wear my hair down without worrying about it getting ridiculously sweaty, so I actually made an effort. I went with a vaguely vintage style and I actually thought it looked quite nice!

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So there it is! Hopefully you like my classy summer look, it’s certainly one of my favorites (and I expect I’ll be wearing this particular outfit a lot haha!)

Pax,
Sara

PS The title of today’s post comes from a charming old Cornish song called “The Floral Dance” which you can find the lovely lyrics to in the link.

You Make It Easy, Easy, Easy to Get Away

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Heyyy, everybody.
So. I know it’s been ages and I have been neglecting this blog shamefully, but I have been crazy busy. Also, in the summer in Oklahoma I tend to spend most of my time lounging indoors instead of dressing up and going out, so I haven’t had too many outfits that would even be worth posting. Today, however, I finally roused myself, made an effort, and actually took some pictures for you.
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Black gladiator sandals: Walmart, $8
Silver headband: Forever 21, $1.50
Silver dangle clips: Claire’s, gift
Fossil watch: Ross, gift
Outfit total: $19.50

Ah, summer, the optimal time for maxi dresses. I only have one other maxi dress (which I have featured on this blog before) and I have been looking for another cute, easy one to wear this summer for ages. I found this a few weeks ago, and instantly fell in love with the print. Red is my favorite color, and I love it paired with black and white. There’s hints of other colors in it as well, like gray and purple. It makes for a very easy to accessorize dress! It’s also convenient because it has built-in padding and you don’t even have to wear a bra. Slightly scandalous, perhaps, but it makes the dress so easy to just throw on.
Today I went for a slightly boho look, with the silver headband and my dangly silver earrings with the leaves and flowers. I paired it with my black gladiator sandals for the finishing touch on a simple, summery look.
As for my watch, technically it qualifies because it was a gift, but I must be honest that it was more expensive than my entire outfit budget! It was a graduation gift from my parents, and I absolutely love it. Sadly, I have freakishly small wrists so I hadn’t been able to wear it since I got it, until finally a few weeks ago I managed to take enough links out  so it would fit. I have been wearing it almost nonstop since, and I really wanted to share it with you because I love it so much!

I love this dress and the whole look, I think it’s perfect for summer while still looking put together– I posed in front of my pool to really get a summery background haha. The maxi can easily be dressed up or down, and I think it was such a steal for only ten bucks! Hopefully you love it as much as me, and I am so glad to be back 🙂

Pax,
Sara